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Design Campus University of Applied Sciences Trier

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Mission Statement

At the Campus for Design, more than 1000 students 
study in a lively, interdisciplinary and cultural exchange. 
The course of study is practice-oriented, and there is 
close cooperation between the campus and the 
business community. The individual disciplines are also 
strongly interconnected: creative boundaries are 
cultivated so that students can work in an open and 
inspiring environment. The campus has a very informal 
atmosphere, students often work in teams, and a high 
level of individual attention is provided by faculty. The 
infrastructure of the design/artistic fields of study not 
only includes classic workshops such as bookbinding, 
photo studio, wood and metal workshop, but also has 
3D printing labs, a portal milling machine and modern 
computer pools.

International Role

Individual departments have a variety of contacts with 
universities abroad. As a result, students have a wide 
range of options for a semester abroad or an internship 

In addition, there is an English-language Master's 
program in Gemstones and Jewellery in which almost 
exclusively foreign students are enrolled.

National Role

The synergies at the Campus for Design give rise to 
innovative and forward-looking projects that regularly 
win national and international awards. With a large 
number of recurring events, fashion shows and 
exhibitions, the campus has established itself as a 
creative driving force and an integral part of the urban 
cultural landscape.

Main Focus

The main focus of education is in the fields 
of architecture (specializing in interior 
design and architecture), design 
(specializing in communication design, 
fashion design and intermedia design) and 
gemstone and jewellery design (specializing 
in gemstone and jewelry). In addition, 
there is the interdisciplinary area at the 
Design Campus, which includes Fine Arts and Artificial Intelligence courses and an 
interlocking between the specializations.

Faculties and Departments

Interior Design
Gemstones and Jewellery
Intermedia Design
Fashion Design
Communication Design

Bachelor Level Programs

Bachelor of Arts Architecture
Bachelor of Arts Interior Design
Bachelor of Arts Intermedia Design
Bachelor of Arts Intermedia Design with intership
Bachelor of Arts Communication Design B7
Bachelor of Arts Fashion Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts Gemstones and Jewellery

Master Level Programs

Master of Arts Architecture
Master of Arts Interior Design
Master of Arts Design 3
Master of Arts Design 4
Master of Arts Fashion Design
Master of Fine Arts Gemstones and Jewellery
Master of Fine Arts Gemstones and Jewellery (in further 

Research Activity and Main Areas

– Artificial intelligence (AI)
– Theoretical Research
– Institute of Advanced Timber 
Architecture and Engineering

Doctorate Level Programs

Trier University of Applied Sciences and thus also the 
departments of the Faculty of Design with their individual 
study programs do not have the right to award 
doctorates. Nevertheless, it is possible to complete a 
doctorate in cooperation with another university.

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

In general, all departments (Architecture, Gemstone and Jewellery, Interior Design, Intermedia Design, 
Communication Design and Fashion Design) accept exchange students. The foreign students thus have the 
opportunity, depending on their aptitude, to choose their respective focus from the entire field of study at the 
Design Campus.

Application Deadlines

For all subject-related questions, the individual departments are available to the foreign students in advance. Furthermore, general questions about studying are answered by the academic international office. The deadlines for applications can vary depending on the study program. Therefore, a detailed consultation in advance is very useful.

Teaching Languages

German, English, French

Semester Dates

Winter semester usually starts at the end of September/beginning of October and summer semester 
starts at the end of March/beginning of April.


Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

On average, students in Trier have to spend around 800 € / month to cover all of their expenses.



Bachelor: 850
Master: 320
Doctorate: 1

Exchange Students

Incoming: 20
Outgoing: 25

Teaching Staff

Professors: 41
Lectures: 30
Other permanent teachers: 13
Part-time Teachers: 17

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