The following teaching areas are represented by professorships in the Fashion Design Department:

1. Principles in design and conception of clothing collections, principles of artistic design, collection creation and planning, DOB, KIKO / Specialisation: intuitive design methods, three-dimensional surface design
   (Professor Bettina Maiburg)

2. Design, art and cultural history/ history of clothing/ specialisation: visual and material culture: fashion and fashion theory, architecture and space, body and image, memory and thing culture
   (Prof. Dr. Christina Threuter)

3. Digital Fashion Design and 3D Fashion Design Prototyping/ Specialization: Digitalization in Product Development, Collection Design and Planning, Smart Textiles, Wearables and Fashion Technologies, Fashion Marketing 
   (Prof. Christian Bruns)

4. Design and construction of clothing collections, basics of artistic design, creative design, collection design and planning / specialization: women's wear, knitwear
   (Prof. Dirk Wolfes)

5. Design, design concept and realisation, collection design/specialisation: Men's fashion
   (Prof. Jo Meurer)

6. Figurative and free drawing, artistic techniques and sculptural design
    (Professor Sarah Weisman)

7. Fashion Communication & Marketing
    (Hon.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Hencke)

8. Social and cultural studies in the context of material culture
    (Professor Dr. Susanne Bennewitz)

Educational Concept

The basis of the course of study is a creative-artistic, technical and theoretical training in which individual projects are developed and deepened in a visionary way. Within the wide range of courses offered in the first semesters, the focus is on experimenting with forms, colours, materials and cuts. For the realisation of projects, excellently equipped studios, workshops and laboratories, a media laboratory and a studio for audiovisual presentation technology are available.

In addition, students acquire scientific knowledge, basics and working techniques from the fields of art, design and cultural history as well as from related humanities. They develop research, language and discussion skills as well as a (self-)reflective position-fixing with regard to design issues and art and cultural studies discourses.

Aesthetics, composition and colour theory are incorporated into project concepts and their practical implementation. All areas of women's and men's fashion from haute couture, prêt-à-porter to ready-to-wear as well as sports and children's clothing, stage costumes and accessories are addressed.

The course covers the design of fashion and clothing programmes - from unique pieces to serial production.

These teaching areas are extended by the subjects:

  • Pattern construction and industrial and experimental draping
  • Technical drawing/ technical drawing
  • Interface design
  • Fashion illustration
  • Design in the digital media
  • Textile Technology
  • Sociology
  • Marketing, product and project management
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • The Design Department offers a wide range of interdisciplinary courses in the fields of gemstones and jewellery, architecture, interior design, communication design and intermedia design, which are anchored in the fashion design curriculum. In addition, practical semesters and semesters abroad complete the course offerings.

The comprehensive study program of the Bachelor and Master program offers 

  • Practical training with scientifically sound foundations.
  • Innovative study concepts with media-supported, topic-centred,
  • Project- and problem-oriented learning and teaching content.
  • Interdisciplinary courses.
  • Practical phases in studios and companies through excellent contacts between the university and commercial enterprises, which enable application-oriented and career-oriented studies.
  • International profile with semesters abroad at renowned
  • Partner universities (professor and student exchange).
  • International networking and exchange, e.g. international workshops and symposia.
  • Diverse contacts to external institutions, companies, universities and relevant networks.
  • The perspective of research and doctoral studies.
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