Department of Media & Design

Information Design



What is the admissions process?

Due to the exceptional circumstances, there will be no written assessment tests in 2020. Instead, greater weighting will be given to the portfolio, the admissions interview, which will be conducted online, and to your level of achievement at school. The subject-specific exam will be included in the online interview. The admissions procedure consists of three parts:

  • application
  • portfolio with samples of your work
  • online interview, incluidng creative exam

You will be invited to the assessment interview if you meet the admission requirements, your portfolio has been approved by the admission committee and your application documents are complete and were submitted on time.

You will receive an email with detailed information about the online interview in good time before the interview.


No specialist knowledge will be covered during the admissions process. The aim is not to test you but rather to find out whether the course is suited to you and whether you have the required skills. So make sure you come to the dates well-rested and with a positive attitude!

The online interview

The interview will be conducted online via video call. The applicant must confirm that no unauthorised aids are used and no one else is present to help at the beginning of the online interview. The applicant must also present official photo identification.

In addition to questions about motivation, career plans, your expectations as well as your team skills and soft skills the interview may also examine subject-specific knowledge covering the fields of visual communication, new media, art and culture.

The interview will be conducted by the head of degree programme and another lecturer from the Institute and lasts 20 minutes. The interview is designed to find out if the programme is suitable for you, and if you have the necessary aptitude.


The admissions interview is your chance to introduce yourself. Take advantage of this opportunity and show why you should be awarded a place on the course.