International Programmes 2023/2024

Master of Arts in Integrated Design Master of Arts in Integrated Design

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences • Dessau-Roßlau

Master of Arts (MA)
Teaching language
  • English

All courses are held in English.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
3 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Application deadline

Summer semester: 31 October
Winter semester: 30 April

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
800 EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The Department of Design in Dessau has established a progressive educational model reflecting the historical values of the Bauhaus.

This MAID programme (Master of Arts in Integrated Design) incorporates the essential design disciplines with the creative subjects of communication design, product design, and space as well as audiovisual and digital media. They are brought together through rigorous fundamental training and interdisciplinary problem-solving. These integrative components form the contour of the Master's programme.

With the theme "creating relations", the emphasis of these design disciplines is freshly applied. This international programme focuses on the development of intercultural competences, using the synergetic power of a working environment with students from various countries and cultural backgrounds. Students can focus on particular areas via interdisciplinary projects. A high level of media competence is required in all semesters. Projects are based on both practical and experimental research. The systematic approach to problems and the creative development of individual solutions are emphasised.

The MAID programme suits a three-semester curriculum. Building a bridge between our "Intermediales Design" Master's programme (language of instruction: German) and our international Master of Integrated Design (language of instruction: English), we offer even more interdisciplinary studies and more interactive classes between the two programmes.

The curriculum is based on an interlinked structure that allows an education in essential design fields - creating comprehensive knowledge, methodic diversification, and creative specialisation. Throughout the course of study, product design, communication design, and media design are the main fields, accompanied by supporting design disciplines.

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Course organisation

The programme consists of different kinds of courses.

Inter-linked studio project (main course): comprehensive project work related to progressive methods to achieve applied and strategic design solutions

The Studio Module is the centre of the MAID courses. Under a principal topic, progressive research and creative methods are applied to complex design projects in order to develop strategic and relevant design solutions.

The Elective Module offers complementary courses to the studio class and focuses on applied and advanced technologies, experimental approaches or fundamental skills.

The Expertise Module includes specialised workshops, excursions, synchronising classes to gain further qualifications or courses offering professional competences such as teaching and management skills, etc. Design Sciences introduce scientific and theoretical discourses and reflections corresponding with the design projects.

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A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Language training provided
  • Study trips
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Training in intercultural skills
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

Students are able to participate in exchange programmes with our partner universities.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
800 EUR
Semester contribution

86 EUR administrative registration fee

Costs of living

Approx. 700 EUR

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

The university offers a limited number of scholarships after the second semester.

Academic admission requirements
  • BA degree in design or related disciplines (product, communication, media, interior, architecture, environmental design, etc.) with 210 ECTS
  • A copy of your complete transcript of records issued by your university in the original language, including all courses and results
  • A translation of your transcript of records, including all courses and results (made by a sworn translator)
  • Relevant experience in design or a related field is strongly recommended, but it is not strictly necessary.
  • English language requirements (details below)
  • Portfolio showing up-to-date professional design skills
  • Motivation letter
  • Letter of recommendation if possible
  • At least 12 months of professional work experience after having been conferred the BA degree
Language requirements

English language requirements: C1 (7.0 or higher) or equivalent: TOEFL iBT (95 to 120 or higher), TOEFL ITP Level 1 (627 to 677 or higher)

Due to the difficulty to schedule TOEFL and IELTS exams during the pandemic, we also accept Duolingo scores (115 to 120 or higher) for the time of application. If your application gets selected for admission, you will have to present a valid TOEFL or IELTS with the relevant score at the time of enrolment.

Proof that your university education was conducted in English waives the necessity to submit a language certificate.

Application deadline

Summer semester: 31 October
Winter semester: 30 April

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All international applicants have to apply using uni-assist. Please see the following link to access the application information: and

Possibility of finding part-time employment

The university itself is currently unable to offer jobs. However, there are options in the city to apply for part-time jobs, which are mostly in production or similar service industries. Language tutors are in high demand. Non-EU students should be aware that student visas entail strict regulations regarding work.


Accommodation near the campus is offered by the "Studentenwerk Halle" (Student Services). The "Studentenwerk" works together with the university, but it is an independent institution. In order to reserve a room, the application should be sent as soon as possible.

Student Services runs on online application portal for student housing. Only online applications are accepted, and they must be submitted here:

Apartment and room shares are also available, but it will take time and effort to find something appropriate, so please plan ahead. No guaranteed accommodation is available.

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Career advisory service

The school has an active career service that supports the students as well as alumni.

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The university is located near the Bauhaus on a small campus right outside the main train station. Workshops, a cafeteria, studios and lecture rooms as well as seminar rooms are equipped with up-to-date technology.

University location

The city of Dessau-Rosslau is rather small, with about 95,000 inhabitants. It offers a rich cultural and shopping infrastructure. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites Bauhaus Dessau and Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm attract many visitors every year and give the city an extraordinary landscape with gardens, parks, and lakes.

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