Interior Design - Master's Degree Course

The Master of Arts Interior Design course is project-oriented, i.e. the focal point of the first and second semesters is the project concerning the planning theme (approx. 1/3 of the semester). The project of the relevant semester is accompanied by seminars addressing in theoretical fashion the scientific, creative and technical aspects regarding the plan (approx. 1/3 of the semester). The elective modules (1/3 of the course) enable the students to develop their own study profiles. The faculties of Hochschule Wismar offer a multifaceted and attractive range of technical, scientific and art subjects for this purpose. In the third semester the student chooses between spending a semester abroad at a partner university or working on a practical project.

The purpose of the Master’s thesis is to enable the student to demonstrate his extensive knowledge with regard to the development and processing of interior design issues at a high scientific, technical and creative level.

The particular qualities of the Master of Arts course “Interior Design” at Hochschule Wismar are:

  • the project-based nature of the course
  • special, individual mentoring by the professors of Interior Design
  • the wide range of subjects and options of the Faculty of Design (Architecture, Lighting Design, Interior Design, Product and Jewellery Design, Communication Design)
  • the outstanding equipment and facilities available to the students in the laboratories, workshops and studios

Study Counseling

Course Content

The focus of the first and second semesters lies on the projects developed according to the fields of expertise of the professors, and which cover the following areas:

  • Commercial property construction: e.g. fairs, museum, exhibition
  • Furniture: furnishings and fittings
  • Living environment: e.g. apartment, residence, smart home
  • Temporary stays: e.g. hotel, restaurant, motorway service stations, buildings for leisure activities and recreation
  • Working environment: e.g. office, shops, showrooms
  • Public spaces/event rooms: e.g. cinema, theatre stage, foyer
  • Transportable rooms: e.g. ship fittings and furnishings, train and aeroplane interiors
  • Research: e.g. on the issue of space/material/technology from a historical and scientific perspective

In terms of elective subjects, students may select subjects offered by the Faculty from the four elective categories. These elective subjects may have a scientific or design focus:

  •  Art and design (e.g. life drawing, free artwork)
  •  Presentation  and media (e.g. CAD, presentation)
  • Science and theory (e.g. aesthetics, communication theory)
  • Technology and design (e.g. preservation of monuments and historical buildings, lighting engineering)

Job Description

The interior designer designs complete concepts and detailed solutions for the interiors of buildings as well as temporary and mobile spaces. This includes creating arrangements for public places and places with prestige-related functions (e.g. foyers, museums) and the designing of business premises (e.g. shops, restaurants). Some other important areas of work concern the business world (e.g. offices) and recreation and the living environment (e.g. customised and serial furniture). The interior designer addresses the issues of the basic formal design of interiors and their structural arrangement, the selection of materials and products, colour and lighting concepts, the design and harmony of the furniture and finishings, as well as the integration of technology and media.

The design products used by the interior designer contribute to lending creative expression to social ideals and requirements in the place of work, in the world of business, in the area of recreation and in the living environment.


Academic Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)



Campus / Distance learning

Studies on campus

Normal period

3 Semester, aufbauend auf einen ersten abgeschlossenen akademischen Grad. In begründeten Fällen kann die Regelstudienzeit 2 (8-semestriges Bachelorstudium) oder 4 Semester (6-semestriges Bachelorstudium) betragen.

Start of studies

to winter and summer semester

Place of study


Classroom Languages



This course has an accreditation

Conditions for admission
  •  Voraussetzung für Teilnahme am Auswahlverfahren ist ein erster akademischer Abschluss einer nationalen oder ausländischen Hochschule in einem Studiengang Innenarchitektur oder Architektur mit Gesamtnote von 2,0 oder besser (kann bei der Bewerbung der Abschluss noch nicht nachgewiesen werden, gilt die vorläufige Durchschnittsnote)

  •  wird die Gesamtnote nicht erreicht, muss anhand von Auswahlkriterien entsprechend der Zulassungsordnung eine Mindestpunktzahl von 5 Punkten erreicht werden

  •  bei einer Gesamt- oder vorläufigen Durchschnittsnote von schlechter als 2,5 ist die Zulassung zu versagen

    Besondere Zulassungsvoraussetzungen:

 Besondere Zulassungsvoraussetzungen:

  • dem Antrag auf Zulassung sind eine Bewerbung und ein Portfolio beizufügen
  • die Zulassung erfolgt durch ein Auswahlverfahren

Details zur Zulassung finden Sie in den entsprechenden Ordnungen.