The M.A. program »Integrated Design Research« 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. more

We welcome applicants who are looking to engage with, explore and pursue these cross-cutting clusters and perspectives. They are the gateway to in-depth research and aim to push, transform and recalibrate the limits of design, theory, practice and disciplinary methodologies. As a Master student, you will be able to immerse yourself in an integrated, intercultural and interdisciplinary setting and work in research- and practice-based design processes. Find your theme, choose your perspective and apply !

Köln International School of Design (KISD) is an institute of TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, one of the largest public universities in Europe. KISD offers its students a dynamic culture of inventive, experimental and critical research. Project-based and student-centered learning in inspiring, contextualized problem-solving environments allows students a high degree of flexibility and independence.

Graduates of our MA program »Integrated Design Research« take on a variety of roles within contemporary design across the globe, with recent graduates in professions as varied as: founder of a design studio, researcher, art director, entrepreneur, project manager, lecturer, senior designer, curator, museum assistant, public relations officer, marketing executive, UX designer, publishing editor, …