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Enhance your profile as a reflective and methodically adept designer personality with vision! Use the interdisciplinary offers of the prestigious Design and Media Department to expand your professionally relevant skills!
Applications for the course year 2016/2017 will be accepted starting in March 2015. The application deadline is 29 April of each year and is therefore expired for the course starting in the winter semester 2016. The application requires an online registration at: Bewerbung Master Design und Medien. Please always enclose a copy of your online application with your application folder.
Applicants with non-German educational certificates must apply by 15 March 2016 to Uni-Assist. Further information on this can be found here: Link.
Application for the Master Course in 2016/2017
You have successfully completed your Bachelor or Diploma course in a design discipline, i.e. with the specified credits (240 CPs) and with at least the overall mark “good”. If you have completed a seven-semester study course, you are also welcome. You then need 210 CPs and the overall mark of at least “very good” or at least four months of professional employment after graduation. Particular qualification must also be evidenced by a project presentation and a separate interview.
The application initially requires online registration: Application for Master Course Design and Media. Please fill in the online application by 29 April 2016 and send it off. Also, please print out your online application.
Then submit by 29 April 2016 all the required documents (exposé, letter of motivation, portfolio of current work, curriculum vitae, proofs of language proficiency, testimonials, proofs of practical experience, and if applicable proofs of periods spent in foreign countries) for the Master Course Design and Media. Don’t forget to include the printout of your online application with them.
For applications with non-German educational certificates:
please submit your formal documents (testimonials, proofs of language proficiency etc.) to Uni-Assist for scrutiny before 15 March. More detailed information can be found here: Link. At the same time, fill in the online application and send it off. Then submit by 15 March 2016 all the required documents (exposé, letter of motivation, portfolio of current work, curriculum vitae, proofs of language proficiency, testimonials, proofs of practical experience, and if applicable proofs of periods spent in foreign countries) for the Master Course Design and Media. Here too, don’t forget to include the printout of your online application with them. After expiry of the application period, and subject to a positive result from the examination of your documents by Uni-Assist, we will select the candidates and invite them to interviews.
Interview and request for admission to Master Course
The Admissions Committee, which as a rule consists of three persons teaching and two studying, will view the applications and draw up a short list based on the professional qualification level, on the overall impression made by the application and on the quality of the MA project concept. The Committee decides on the invitation to an interview.
If the decision is positive, you will be invited to the interview probably in May/June of the respective application year.
This interview will be used to assess professional qualification, the overall impression of the application, the quality of the Master project presented, the personality of the applicant and the course of the interview. You can reach a maximum of 15 points. You must have at least 7 points. Admission will then be based on the number of points scored. Where scores are equal, the decision will be by lot.
Following admission, you will undergo the “Master Campus” early (!) in September of the respective application year: you will get to know your possible tutors and fellow-students, and familiarize yourself with the projects and with the other general conditions for your study.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Information events on the Master Course Design and Media and on the application process will be offered each spring and advertised on this website.
Your Master Course motivation paper
Answer the following questions for us with your Master Course motivation paper:
- Who are you, what have you been doing until now, where do you want to go?
- Why are you choosing this course at Hochschule Hannover in particular?
- What are your personal aims in taking this course?
- What are you hoping for in your future career after this Master Course?
What we expect from you is a plausible presentation of your motivation. As regards its form, no limits are placed on your creativity.
Your Master exposé
Your Master exposé is a project description. It could include the following:
- The vision of your project.
- Highlighting of what is special about your project.
- What will demonstrate the quality of your project?
- Possible interdisciplinary linkage points.
- Approaches for a holistic treatment of the topic: societal relevance (ecological, cultural, economic).
- Time / expenditure planning
- Possible project partners and practical partners plus assisting designers.
- What would the world be missing without this project?
The following applies here too: you design the form of your exposé by yourself.
The quality of the submitted documents will be assessed according to the following criteria:
- Personal maturity, contact and communication skills and the capacity for empathetic understanding
- Capacity for self-reflection, self-distancing and self-transcendence, also in respect of your own motives for the course and chosen career, your ability for abstraction
- Knowledge of design-relevant media, both analogue and digital
- Design ability, design quality of work in your portfolio
- Independence, novelty, relevance of Master topic
- Overall impression made by application
For every criterion met, up to 1.5 points are awarded. At least five points must be scored.