Application

You Have Nothing to Lose - on the Contrary!

The Intermedia application procedure is always worth a try. Especially if you don't really know if the Intermedia study suits you. During the application process you can get to know us and the study program. That way you will quickly notice whether you can do something with the course of studies or not. 

Intermedia Design offers a course of studies for people with different orientations - be it design, art or technology. The decisive factors are your openness and your willingness to go through development processes as a creative person and to want to participate in the design of digital media.

Not Sure If Intermedia Design Is the Right Course for You?

Have a look at the external website for the subject area: www.intermediadesign.de
There we will show you what you can expect from your studies, what career prospects the studies will open up for you and what has become of former intermedia design students!

The Bachelor Application

Due to very different qualification possibilities, there are the following possibilities to apply for the bachelor degree course intermedia design:

The Application Procedure for the Bachelor Program

Step 1: Part 1 of the Qualification Examination

Sending in your application documents with portfolio and, if necessary, a supplementary concept

You send us work samples with artistic / design works (films, sound experiments, web designs, games, drawings, photographs etc.), gladly also sketches or idea drafts. If you have mainly analog works to show, please make sure to submit a concept for a digital media format (website, app, film, multimedia installation, game etc.). It does not matter if you have the necessary skills or not. The idea counts! What you submit in printed form, please do not attach as a digital copy. Please use only USB sticks as digital data carriers!

Alternative: You apply with a detailed concept for a media format (website, app, film, multimedia installation, game, etc.) that you would like to realize - regardless of whether you have the necessary skills or not. The idea counts!

In addition, the following application documents must be submitted:

  • Complete and signed application form: The PDF is available for download 
  • Authenticated copy of the university entrance qualification (HZB)
  • Letter of motivation: What interests led you to choose Intermedia Design? Why do you think this course is right for you? What career perspectives can you imagine for your future? Which job profiles fascinate you? Do you have personal wishes or goals that you would like to fulfill during your studies?
  • Tabular curriculum vitae. In addition to the usual data, the curriculum vitae should also list the following points: artistic, musical, technical and scientific interests and, if applicable, your social commitment as well as a short description of possible experiences, projects and competences in fields relevant to the degree program, such as film and video, photography, programming, games etc.
  • If you are not yet of age at the time of the qualification test, you will need a declaration of consent from your legal guardian(s) to participate in the qualification test and to study intermedia design.


Submission of your application documents in person: Submission to the course office

Please submit your complete application documents (see list above!) to the course office of the department of intermedia design. Your documents must be in the office together with your portfolio by 12:00 pm on the deadline day and must have been handed in by you. Applications that are submitted later cannot be considered. (Dates can be found on the website!)

Visiting address
University of Applied Sciences Trier- Intermedia Design
Irminenfreihof 8
Building R, Room 1
54290 Trier

By mail: send in the application documents

Send the completed and signed application form together with the other application documents to the address below. Important: Remember to send your application documents and portfolio early (preferably 7 days before the deadline!). Your documents have to be at the office of the department by 12:00 pm on the deadline day. Applications that arrive later cannot be considered.

Postal address
Intermedia Design - Department of Design
University of Trier
Irminenfreihof 8
54290 Trier

Portfolio evaluation result

If the assessment result of the portfolio achieves an overall grade of 4.0 or better, the applicants qualify for the second part of the proficiency test. All applicants to whom this applies will receive an invitation to the second part of the qualifying examination with the exact date of the examination and further information on the examination procedure.

Step 2: Part 2 of the Qualification Examination

The Presentation of the Examination Task and the Personal Interview

1. the examination task: Applicants who have successfully passed the portfolio examination will receive a task on a specific topic and two weeks time to work on it. At the same time the date for the presentation and the interview will be announced.

2. the presentation of the examination task: Here you present and explain your result. The task is set anew every semester.

3. the interview: After the presentation of your examination paper, there will be a personal interview the next day, where we would like to get to know you better.

Exam dates are published on the website: https://www.hochschule-trier.de/gestaltung/fachrichtung-intermedia-design/bewerbung/. Individual appointment requests cannot be considered. On-site participation is mandatory. Therefore, please keep the mentioned examination periods free. After completion of the qualification tests you will receive a written notification of the result within 14 days - in case of a positive result with further information about the registration.

The legal basis and further details can be found under Bachelor forms.

 

We are looking for applicants who

 

  1. be able to work effectively and collaboratively 
  2. want to have a positive influence on the media world
  3. Demonstrate drive and curiosity
  4. Bring passion and enthusiasm for the digital world 

 

Requirements

School Requirements

Schooling: Advanced technical college entrance qualification or university entrance qualification

pre-study internship
You must demonstrate a few weeks of practical experience.

Usually this is done through completed internships. Applicants with a general university entrance qualification must complete a pre-study internship of 4 weeks BEFORE beginning their studies. internships in the following companies and institutions in media design, technology and production as well as communication design are recognized:

  • design and advertising agencies
  • Photo studios and film studios
  • Television studios and production companies
  • Internet service provider
  • Company in the games industry
  • Offices for 2D/3D visualization and animation
  • Furthermore, activities in all companies and institutions where media are organized, designed and implemented - e.g. in press or advertising departments - are also recognized.

Practical training 

Applicants with an advanced technical college entrance qualification who have a practical education that does not correspond to the chosen field of study should, like applicants with a general higher education entrance qualification, also have a relevant practical education. To what extent internship periods or vocational training can be credited as relevant to the required duration of the pre-study internship is decided by the department head. Just ask us! 

Personal Requirements

Openness and your willingness to go through development processes as a creative person and to want to participate in the design of digital media. 

Our expectations of you 

We expect you to be open to the unusual and unfamiliar, to be committed rather than consumerist, and to have the ability to develop and articulate interests and to contribute fruitfully to the team. For us, obstinacy is not a contradiction to cooperation competence.

Bachelor Dates

Current Advice and Application Deadlines for the Bachelor's Degree

If you would like to study Intermedia Design for the summer semester 2020, please note the following dates for consultations and your application:

No news available.

Important Course Guidance:

The student advisory service offers you the opportunity to ask the lecturers of the study program for information on application. You can also bring your work and get feedback on it.

Registration is welcome.
Please contact the secretariat.

The Master Application

You will find the examination regulations for the master's program in design (3 or 4 semesters) in the master forms at the end of this site. Both courses can be taken with the focus on intermedia design.

 

The Application Procedure for the Master Program Design 3 / Design 4

Step 1: Online Registration

You can register online via the applicant portal of the University of Applied Sciences Trier:  https://studis.hochschule-trier.de/


During the registration process, you will be asked to provide some information about yourself and your educational requirements. At the end of the registration process you will receive an applicant number which you can use to check the status of your application online.

 

Step 2: Submit the Application Documents

The following application documents must be submitted by 4th January for the following summer semester or by 4th July for the following winter semester:

 

  • The fully completed and signed application form download under "Master Forms" on the end of this site.
  • Digital portfolio with five independent work samples (preferably more complex design projects)
    The individual work samples are to be understood as a work unit, i.e. they may consist of several individual components. The portfolio must be provided with a table of contents. You must also include a written declaration that you have carried out the work independently.
  • The project outline or the master project: The project outline serves to gain an insight into your motivation for studying and working. You should explain what you want to realize how and why within the framework of the Master's program and why you decided to obtain a Master's degree in Design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier. You have to explain your ideas, expectations and goals for your Master's degree and the career you want to pursue. The project outline must be a written exposé of no more than five pages. Your project outline can already describe a topic for the Master's thesis.
  • Authenticated copy: Bachelor's or diploma certificate
  • Letter of motivation: Here you write briefly why you decided to study Master Design 3 / Desing 4 in the study field Intermedia Design. Additionally, you can say something about yourself, your interests and your visions for the future.
  • Curriculum vitae: In addition to the usual data, the following points should also be listed in the curriculum vitae: Description of any experience, projects and competences in fields relevant to the course of study.

    NOTE:  We do not accept any liability for the submitted entries in case of damage or loss.

Submitting your application documents:

Your documents must be in the office together with your portfolio by 12:00 pm at the latest on the deadline day and must have been handed in by you. 
Applications that are submitted later cannot be considered.

By email:  
master(at)intermedia-design.de
NOTE: For large files, 20 MB or more, please use a file transfer service.

By  post:

University of Trier
Intermedia Design
Irminenfreihof 8

NOTE: Remember to send your application documents and portfolio early (preferably 7 days before the deadline!).

 

Step 3: Result of the Qualification Examination + Enrollment

(Kopie 16)

The arithmetic mean is formed from the grades for the portfolio and the project outline. The evaluation average is calculated to one decimal place. If the overall grade is 4.0 or better, the aptitude test is passed. After completion of the aptitude tests, you will receive a written notification of the result within 14 days - in the positive case with further information on enrollment.

 

Master Dates

Application Deadlines for the Master's Program

Master Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the Master's program are:

January 4th for the following summer semester 
4th July for the following winter semester

Should the above mentioned dates (cut-off periods) fall on a weekend and/or public holiday, the period will be extended until the next working day.

Please send the application documents and the completed application form to the following address or hand it in personally:

University of Applied Sciences Trier- Intermedia Design
Irminenfreihof 8, Building R, Room 1
54290 Trier

master(at)intermedia-design.de

 

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