Design - Information and Communication (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
DepartmentMünster School of Design
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Semester fee€ 289,94 / semester

Requirements and application

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

First professional degree:
A Bachelor degree in a design discipline with an ECTS grade of A or B; alternatively, an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Aptitude test:
You must first take a test to determine that you have the artistic/creative aptitude required for the degree programme. Please apply directly to Münster School of Design by 31 March for the winter semester.

Please first register for take aptitude test (see above). You will receive further information on applying after passing the test.

Detailed description of the degree programme

The more clearly and comprehensibly information is packaged, the more likely the packaging will achieve its goal – our awareness. Increasing amounts of information and products vie for our attention like never before. For this reason, there is a growing demand for well-trained designers who are able to package product information in such as way that it appeals to our senses. Only then will products be able to stand out from the crowd and reach their target group in spite of the omnipresent information overload.

Thanks to the Master’s programme in Information and Communication, Münster School of Design offers you the possibility to develop your design skills in a well focused manner and to clearly position yourself in the broad field of design.


In the Master’s programme in Information and Communication, you will develop your knowledge and skills to ensure that you are able to perform the specific assignments involved in the design profession. In addition, we want to help you to enhance your individual creative strengths and interests and to develop your very own designer profile – no matter which specialisation you chose during your Bachelor’s.

Occupational fields

After completing the programme, you will be able to perform conceptual and creative work in design-oriented professional fields, taking on the role of team leader and manager in organisations such as

  • Design companies and agencies
  • Design departments of companies
  • Editorial offices of newspapers and magazines
  • Editorial offices of television broadcasting companies, film and video production companies
  • Non-fiction publishers, educational publishers, academic publishers
  • All kinds of museums
  • Research institutes
  • Departments involved in product design, interface design and usability
  • Universities, vocational training and continuing education institutions

Content and course sequence


Your Master’s programme starts off with an orientation project, covering the entire design process – from the conceptual design to the execution. You will also learn theories of perception, communication and media. From the very start, your Master’s thesis will be the key focus of the degree programme. In the very first semester, you will start to research potential topics, and develop a portfolio.

In the second and third semesters, you can look forward to a practical project from one of the four design specialisations: Media Design, Communications Design, Illustration, and Product Design. This project will guide you in your choice of topic for your Master’s thesis. You will also attend a theory seminar on Design Management, which will specifically prepare you for the requirements and production conditions of the market.

The fourth semester is devoted entirely to preparing your Master’s thesis. Accompanying colloquia will enable you to discuss ideas, concepts and working drafts with other students and the teaching staff.

Why choose us

  • A creative environment

Münster School of Design is located on the Leonardo Campus, a stone’s throw from the Academy of Fine Arts and Münster School of Architecture. This creative environment and the new, modern building offer excellent conditions for developing your creative work.

  • Close supervision

From the first semester, two professors will provide support as your personal mentors. Not only the small class sizes and useful working groups, but also the close links to teaching staff will enable you to realise your full development potential.

  • Modern equipment

Our workshops and IT suites are equipped with the latest technical equipment and industrial arts machinery, ensuring cutting-edge training.

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