Researching and designing tomorrow’s methods of interaction

The Interactive Media Design Master’s degree programme offers our students an individually customized study programme geared towards their own personal interests. The enormous range of options available  includes user experience design, interface design, interaction design for digital products and virtual environments, game design and interactive film, as well as the management of digital media production.  This tailor-made course, together with work in small interdisciplinary teams and personal support by lecturers, is the ideal preparation for the ever-changing media sector.

Quick Information

Degree awarded Master of Arts (MA)
Undergraduate/postgraduate degree postgraduate
Duration of programme 3 semesters
Delivery full-time
Campus Furtwangen
Programme begin winter semester (October)
Application deadline(s) 15 July
Restricted intake yes
Language of instruction German/English
Academic entry requirements Bachelor's degree in Media Design or in a related field
Language requirements Excellent written & spoken German & English: German min. level TDN 4 (TestDaF Level 4) or equivalent; English min. level TOEFL 76 points (internet-based) or equivalent
Pre-sessional course / Foundation course requirement none
Additional requirements none
Tuition Fees none
Programme accreditation ACQUIN accredited

Entry Requirements

Relevant first degree — Bachelor's or German “Diplom”.

At least three examples of work for UX design, interface design, interaction design or video design.

10 good reasons to study Interactive Media Design

  • Reputable university with many years of experience in media education
  • Hands-on programme — graduates have all-round knowledge of design, development and production of interactive media
  • Development of theoretical, practical and soft skills
  • Team-oriented learning and research in projects
  • Small groups and personal support
  • High-tech media lab facilities and equipment
  • Close collaboration between teaching and faculty research projects
  • PhD opportunities
  • Opportunities to gain credits abroad through university affiliations
  • First-class career perspectives

Springboard into the future of audiovisual media

The broad range of theoretical and practical knowledge gained, means graduates of this study programme have excellent perspectives for a successful career. This could be in management positions in media agencies or companies involved in the planning, design, research and production of trend-setting interfaces and interactions with digital products and virtual environments. Or it could be in the field of game design and the development of interactive audio and video productions.

Doctoral Opportunities
Graduates of the Interactive Media Design Master's programme can continue on to do a PhD.

Further Information in German

As the Interactive Media Design Master's degree programme is mainly taught in German, please click here for more detailed information in German regarding the programme.

Contact Information

For further information on the programme please contact: SDek-DIM(at)