M.A. On Campus

Integrated Design

TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)

18 months
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The Integrated Design program at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) offers you a specific range of design perspectives in four thematic clusters: Material Systems & Lab Culture, Social & Public Innovation, Urban Intensities & Resources, and Visual Cultures & Politics. 


KISD aims to overcome traditional design boundaries and combine different approaches, perspectives, and practices, in order to deal with problems and questions that cannot be solved within the boundaries of a single design area of expertise. 

Design is an integral part of every facet of the material and virtual world. It is responsible for and operates through products, environments, systems, and services within political, social, economical, and cultural contexts. We see design not only as a way to interfere in and question these processes, but as the production, acquisition, communication, and documentation of knowledge.

The Integrated Design (Master's program) offered by TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) encourages to examine how design can engage with questions of contemporary culture, politics, media, ecology, and urbanity. A key component of the program is the development of a Thesis within the scope of one of the four thematic clusters. Following your research interest, you will connect with different fields of expertise, broaden and deepen your competencies, and focus your research.


program accredited until Sep 30, 2022 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing, 
  • Texting, 
  • Modelling 
  • Mapping
  • Emerging Design Issues
  • Mentoring
  • Prototyping and Modelling Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Officially authenticated copies of your secondary school diploma
  • If applicable: officially authenticated copies of all passed university examinations and - if applicable - your university diploma (original language and if applicable translation)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Passport photo
  • Copy of your passport pages containing personal information
  • Proof of payment of the processing fee to uni-assist

If you want to apply for the M.A. program at KISD, an academic degree in design or a design-related field (B.A. or higher) covering 3.5 years of study time (210 ECTS), and/or work experience in the field of design is required.

  • The course language is English and applicants are required to provide proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or other). For TOEFL, a minimum score of 72 (Internet-based version) is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • Semester fee: €280.50

Living costs for Köln

831 - 1291 EUR /month
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