Integrated Design (Bachelor's program) – Study Concept and Program Content

The bachelor's program in Integrated Design 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.

KISD: Integrative, Interdisciplinary and International

KISD, the Köln International School of Design, is an institute and part of TH Köln, one of the largest public universities in Europe. KISD offers its students a project and student-centered study and research environment aiming at strenghtening students’ individual interests.

Integrative Studies. Since its foundation, KISD has relied on a structure that consistently overcomes traditional design boundaries and combines different design approaches, practices and techniques. During the Bachelor Degree Program students work in at least eight of the twelve KISD areas of expertise. Consequently, design specific prospects are systematically integrated into a holistic understanding of theory and practice.

Interdisciplinary Studies. Design is an integral part of our everyday lives and culture of knowledge and is thus incorporated into complex structures. According to our holistic approach, design can only be seen and developed via different scientific and design disciplines. Throughout projects students discover a variety of theories and methods and how to integrate these effectively in their own work. KISD provides numerous cooperations with international and regional companies, institutions, and associations. Many research and development projects are completed in close cooperation with businesses, enabling students to gain a profound insight into business practice.

International Studies. With its Degree Programs, KISD pursues an active strategy of internationalization. Numerous projects are realized with international universities and companies. Cross-cultural phenomena and processes cover projects with international partners and guests every semester. In addition, KISD promotes cross-cultural competences by a high percentage of international students. Therefore, the majority of study courses are held in English. Both of the Bachelor’s programs’ courses offer students the opportunity to study in an international context in order to gain cross-cultural experience and be able to use this knowledge in one’s own work later on.

Study Structure

For information on our study structure, please visit the website of Köln International School of Design.