University of Applied Sciences Mainz
Short periods of study, international courses and practical orientation – these are the characteristics of the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, at which approximately 4400 students are currently studying.
The common feature of all fields of study is the application orientation of the university, which has excellent contacts to the regional economy and public institutions. By always keeping practical aspects in mind and by the constant innovative adaption of the study programme contents to the requirements of the labour market, the University of Applied Sciences Mainz offers attractive future-oriented education with promising professional prospects. A wide variety of study programmes is offered, divided into the three following faculties:
• School of Technology
• School of Design
• School of Business
The School of Design is made up of the three study programmes Communication Design, Media Design, Interior Design.
Communication Design / Gutenberg Intermedia
The multifaceted challenges for design in the communications sector of modern society, in industry, consumption and culture, form the wide spectrum of professional work in the occupational field of Communication Design. The goal of the study programme Communication Design is derived from the function of the designer in society, which as a general rule is to realise a given message creatively in a specific medium and to convey it to a target group in order to evoke a desired reaction. The focus of the study programme is therefore to impart knowledge and training in skills necessary to solve problems in the area of communications.
Media Design / Time-based Media
The study programme Media Design offers the opportunity to undertake fundamental academic studies in design as related to new forms of media technology. The newly developed media are constantly evolving and exhibit many features that differ considerably from traditional media, for instance print media, such as completely new features. Among these are functional and aesthetic links between media features which formerly had no connection with each other and belonged to entirely different media sectors.
Interior Design/ Interior Architecture
The bachelor study programme Interior Design / Interior Architecture is practice-orientated. The compact study programme in 6 semesters allows for a speedy first degree that prepares students for a large number of diverse professional fields. It is possible to use this training in interior architecture offices, exhibition construction firms as well as in companies specialising in interior fittings or stage design up to product design, furniture design, vehicle design etc.