What makes us special
Project orientation, networking and good equipment
In the Faculty of Design, the fields of concept, design, technology, science and key competences are closely interlinked in holistic forms of teaching. Our study programs are project-oriented and the projects are individually supervised. We attach great importance to interdisciplinary cooperation and practical relevance to the professional fields for which we train students.
One of our aspirations is to introduce you to the diversity of different genres and areas of work in all our study programs. Our faculty, which is housed in a beautiful heritage-protected building, is excellently equipped both in terms of staff and technology. We offer workshops, media labs, film and photo-studios, a cinema lecture theatre, a surround sound-studio, computer workstations, a library and a video archive. The film studio has a green screen, analog and digital cameras as well as appropriate lighting and sound technology.
City and region
Well-networked and varied
The Faculty of Design is closely integrated into the city and its surroundings. We benefit from the good reputation of Fachhochschule Dortmund. This offers attractive opportunities for cooperation with personalities, institutions and companies from the fields of culture, business and science. Furthermore, as part of a large urban conurbation, Dortmund is culturally very diverse and multi-layered.
Thanks to the good relationship between Fachhochschule Dortmund and the city, the work of the Faculty of Design in particular, is visible in many places in the public sphere. Design students are not only involved in publications and symposia, but also in trade fair appearances and exhibitions, for example.
A high academic level through international exchange
We promote the mobility of our students beyond national borders and support international cooperation and projects. To this end, we offer excursions and facilitate stays abroad. Through cooperation with numerous international universities, there are many points of contact.
Within the framework of lecture series, symposia and conferences, internationally-renowned speakers visit our faculty regularly.
Publishing and presentation
The Faculty of Design conducts visual and auditory research projects, sometimes in cooperation with external partners. The Master's thesis and dissertation are equally artistic and theoretical.
We publish regularly and extensively in scientific journals and present our work at trade fairs, symposia and exhibitions.
Enhance skills and knowledge
The Career Service at Fachhochschule Dortmund encourages you to expand your skills and your knowledge in different fields. You can take various foreign language courses or Spanish for Advanced Learners. We offer courses in project management or in open-ended communication, conversation skills or conflict management to broaden your communicative skills.
You can also specialize in a technical field of expertise. And you can also take a European Computer Driving License (ECDL course) or improve your academic writing in Citavi and LaTeX courses, for example.