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Program Director

Prof. Jens-Peter Großhans

Köln International School of Design (KISD)

  • Campus Südstadt
    Ubierring 40
    50678 Köln
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3207

Integrated Design (Bachelor's program)

Studierende an der Köln International School of Design (Image: KISD)

The Bachelor's Program in »Integrated Design« of the Köln International School of Design (KISD) can be described as different, vibrant and inspiring. It features a nationwide, unique, non-linear and multi-semester study model which offers a high level of individual design opportunities thanks to its transdisciplinary, project-oriented and international structure.

The Bachelor's Program in »Integrated Design« integrates different design and scientific approaches from design areas and design-related disciplines. Students gain extensive methodology skills from at least ten areas of expertise as well as other design, analytical and conceptual specialist knowledge, in a flexible study structure of seven semesters. Thus, they systematically begin to understand and use the diversity of design. These qualifications are complemented by intercultural experience and language competence. This degree program enables students to work towards solutions to current issues in design, to carry out project work in a flexible and independent manner in a different cultural context, and to face challenges in an international context.

Study courses

The Bachelor's Program in »Integrated Design« offers two study courses to students at the end of their first year of study at KISD.

Study Course »Integrated Studies in Design«

In the study course »Integrated Studies in Design« students work in multi-semester projects and seminars on complex design processes and acquire a broad knowledge of contents, working practices and methodologies of design, while developing extensive analytical, conceptual and design specific competence, which they link with cross-cultural and international experience. Self-initiated teaching and research projects allow them to develop their own interests and to set individual focal points. Supported by a mentoring program, they learn to redefine and discuss their development as a designer again and again.

Study Course »European Studies in Design«

In the study course »European Studies in Design« the students pass the first four semesters of their studies at KISD. Afterwards they study at two of the European MEDes partner universities. The MEDes network emcombasses seven European universities featuring an innovative and international design education. Besides KISD these include: Aalto School of Art & Design (Helsinki, Finland), Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, UK), ENSCI Les Ateliers (Paris, France), Konstfack (Stockholm, Sweden), Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) and the University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal).

At a Glance

Category Description
Program Integrated Design 
Degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
Type of program Full-time program  
Beginning of program Winter semester 
Program duration 7 semesters 
Credits 210 ECTS credits 
Language of instruction German (Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) 
Campus Südstadt Campus 
Restricted admission No 
Additional requirements Program-related aptitude test 
Accreditation program accredited until Sep 30, 2022