Master of Arts

What does the future sound like?

Music and sound are part of the audiovisual media we use every day – as information, as an acoustic background, or as an art form. As a cultural mediator with an immediate, highly suggestive impact, music and sound have a strong influence on people in our globalized media society. What does the future sound like? The MA in MusicDesign offers students the opportunity to play a role in the fascinating area of conflict between functionality and cultural identity. Topics covered on this course include auditive product and communication design, sound branding and the acoustic design of living spaces.

10 good reasons to take an MA in MusicDesign

  • Exciting field of research at the interface between culture, economy, education and media
  • Application-oriented programme providing comprehensive know-how in the areas of planning, design and production of auditive media
  • Development of technical, methodological and social skills
  • Team-oriented learning and research in projects
  • Small groups and personal mentoring
  • High-tech media labs and cutting-edge equipment
  • Interdisciplinary degree programme: Furtwangen University and Trossingen University of Music
  • International programme with opportunities for studying abroad, e.g. with Tongji University, Shanghai
  • Close cooperation with the Centre for Music Design and Performance
  • Outstanding careers perspectives
  • ECTS 90 ECTS
  • Programme duration 3 Semesters
  • Location Furtwangen, Trossingen
  • Faculty Digital Media
  • Programme begins Winter semester (October), also possible in summer semester
  • Application deadline 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements Relevant, qualifying diploma or bachelor's degree
  • Teaching Language English
  • Accreditation Yes (ACQUIN)