The Master's program in Interior Design at Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences offers a range of advanced tools and skills in the wider field of interior and spatial design. If you are interested in an international program with a strong focus on conceptual thinking, project work, and a combination of a theoretical dispute with real-world tasks then this is for you! We offer a four-semester program option as well as a two-semester option. Taught exclusively in English, with teaching staff as well as students from all over the globe, this program is one of a kind in Berlin and actually in all of Germany. The international and intercultural perspective allows for an easier way into the global job market while the top ratio between lecturers and students with close, individual support facilitates the development of individual positions and the ability to take up leading roles in complex interdisciplinary design contexts.
Become an Interior Designer with our Master program at Berlin International
The Interior Design MA program aims to prepare for a career in the field of spatial design, especially in complex, concept-driven, and interdisciplinary contexts. During the program, we will equip you with a number of tools to analyze, think, and design space and to successfully communicate your design concepts. Creative, critical, and structured thinking, problem-solving skills, adaptability, an international outlook, interdisciplinary experience, and intercultural competence are of special importance for the program.
Interior designers have a variety of job opportunities on the market. After graduation from Berlin International, interior designers can work on the creation and alteration of all kinds of spaces, which may vary from residential spaces, office spaces, hospitality, and gastronomy to event spaces, theatre and film set, shop design, public spaces, branded and communication-driven environments.
Architecture and interior design offices
Design and communication agencies
Production design for film, TV, theatre
Kitchen and bathroom studios
Furniture manufacturers and retailers
Freelance work, as interior designers
How do I apply for the Interior Design MA study program?
The application process for studying Interior Design at Berlin International is very easy. You can easily and safely share your personal information through our online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link, you can upload a copy of your documents:
Copy of passport or identity card
Copy of Bachelor of Arts diploma with transcript (in Interior Design, Architecture, or an equivalent program). We also need an official translation of your BA and transcript into English or German if they are in another language
Copy of English Language Test (B2 or above)
A portfolio with a maximum of 10 works
APPLICATION FOR STUDY PROGRAMS (COVID -19 UPDATE)
Q1. Is the Application Process the same?
Yes, we are accepting applications for Fall Intake 2021 for new and transfer students. We continue to receive applications and make offers to students, including international applicants. If you have not yet applied but plan to do so, you should apply as scheduled. Our team can advise you on all aspects of studying at Berlin International.
You can submit your application 24/7 through our Application Portal, just follow the link here.
Q2. What is the Application Deadline?
We accept applications for start into Spring Semester 2021 only for transfers into a higher semester from 14th December 2020 until 15th February 2021.
We accept applications for start into Fall Semester 2021/22 for new and transfer students from 14th December 2020 until 31st August 2021.
Q3. How can I apply for a visa if the embassies are closed?
Please contact the German embassy or consulate in your home country to find out about the visa process in the current situation.
Q4. If my visa is delayed, how late can I start and how can I keep up with my coursework?
We hope to resume regular teaching on campus as soon as possible, starting with the Fall Semester 2021 at the latest.
However, if the pandemic continues, we have the option of offering hybrid teaching, which we have already done successfully in the Fall Semester of 2020. In case, we will offer virtual teaching opportunities for students who are unable to begin their studies on campus on time due to COVID-19 travel restrictions or visa delays. These students can begin their studies online from their home country and then continue their studies on campus once they are able to travel to Germany.
If the pandemic continues, we can guarantee that we will offer online classes in parallel with face-to-face classes for the entire first semester.
Q5. If the COVID-19 pandemic continues, what happens if a new student does not want to take the online courses that would be offered as substitute for on-campus classes?
If the pandemic continues at the start of the Fall Semester 2021, we will offer virtual teaching opportunities for new students who are unable to begin their studies on campus in time due to COVID-19 travel restrictions or visa delays.
However, if new students to not wish to begin their courses online, they may also defer their start date to the next Fall Intake 2022 at no charge. New students must start in the fall; they cannot start in spring.
Q6. When will the Fall semester 2021 begin?
Fall Semester 2021/22: 01.10.2021 - 28.02.2022
Welcome Days: 27.09.2021 - 01.10.2021
Please see the Academic Calendar 2021/22 on our homepage for more information.