Masters in Strategic Design

Design Akademie Berlin

Program Description

Masters in Strategic Design

Design Akademie Berlin

The new master program Strategic Design focuses on the systematic study of the relationships and interactions between ideas, people, brands and space, building a coherent set of designed decisions to effectively tackle challenges.

With special emphasis on developing strong research and synthesis skills for brand innovation, our master course prepares designers to strategically approach and deal with complex problems, build solid interdisciplinary/intercultural communication skills and learn to co-create with other design stakeholders. It will give you the skills and expertise to work and lead on the strategy, design, brand, Research & Development sectors of the creative and innovation industry.

Intercultural communicaton

Studies in the creative heart of Berlin

The field of design is changing drastically, expanding from a profession concerned with the creation of objects and appearances to one that will strategically transform and affect every aspect of daily life. In a complex competitive world powered by ideas and innovations, private and public institutions have strategically place this new, broader understood design practice, at the center of their brand, in order to creatively respond to new challenges, research business opportunities and offer meaningful transformations. Berlin is right at the center of all these changes, the place where the creative and business industry meet and power the new arts, innovations and social changes of today and tomorrow, the perfect strategic context for studying and developing a life career path.

Globally networked communication

Integrated Thinking

This consecutive course is specially designed for those who have successfully completed a first degree in the field of Communication Design, Industrial Design, Product Design, Packaging Design, Art or Architecture and who want to integrate and enhance their existing professional skills with well thought creative processes, design methodologies, strategic knowledge and leadership skills.

Admission and funding

Admission takes place in accordance with the regulations for M.A. program in Strategic Design and by the Admissions Authority at design academy berlin, Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design and requires documented evidence of eligibility for admission to Masters, successful completion of a first degree or evidence of an equivalent. After the written application is submitted, there is an invitation to make an individual presentation together with a colloquium to determine the applicant’s suitability. The tuition fee for each semester is €5400. Applications may be submitted at any time. The deadline for each winter semester is 15th September. The program starts every winter semester. The regular duration of the program is two years. Language of instruction is English.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
2 years
Full time
5,400 EUR
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deadline for each winter semester.
Start date Oct. 2017
Germany Berlin, Berlin Region
Application deadline Request Info
deadline for each winter semester.
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 5,400 EUR
for each semester.