MASocial Design & Sustainable Innovation
|Study location||Germany, Berlin|
|Nominal duration||4 semesters (120 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€5,700 per semester|
|Application fee||€1,000 one-time|
Undergraduate degree (Bachelor's degree or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German.
Upload your electronic copies during the application process
Please find our English language requirements here:
A relevant portfolio is required.
2-3 creative works with the subject “Why change?” as film, illustration or in another creative way.
Social Design & Sustainable Innovation can mean a significant difference in cultural and business organisation, leading to more real and digital innovation. The professional skills are derived from mastering the respective design disciplines paired with methodologies of social change that are combined.With the Master in Social Design you can become a designer for eco-social change and learn to develop innovative design ideas for the social challenges of our time.
The Master’s degree in Social Design & Sustainable Innovation challenges the current system and thinks design from the perspective of the social and planetary state of emergency. The goal: the education of a new, radical, revolutionary generation of designers. You will work with practices such as artistic research, cooperation, co-creation and other methods of qualitative research. The overall goals are fairness, transparency and sustainability.
4 SEMESTERS 120 ECTS
1. SEMESTER 30 ECTS
- Social Design Science + Practices A
- Design Research
- Social Campaigning
- Art, Society + Change
- Marketing and Branding
- Profession and Best Practice I
2. SEMESTER 30 ECTS
- Social Design Science + Practices B
- Sustainable Innovation I
- Sustainable Innovation II
- Social Design Internship
- Sociology and Branding
- Profession and Best Practice II
3. SEMESTER 30 ECTS
- Design Thinking / Research
- Design Thinking / Synthesis and Creation
- Design Thinking / Realisation and Prototyping
- Social Design Manifesto + Portfolio
- Design Practices
- Profession and Best Practice III
4. SEMESTER 30 ECTS
- Master’s Thesis + Colloquium
Graduates take up traditional and new design professions with an extended and scientifically sound design, thinking and action approach.
They work as:
- Art directors
- Project Managers
- Web Developers
- Change Managers
- Curators for companies and institutions.
The Master of Arts degree prepares students for a doctoral or PhD degree programme, which opens the way in particular to academic careers in teaching and research.