Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master’s program in Interior Design - Spatial Arts

The consecutive, two-semester Master’s program in Interior Design - Spatial Arts offers students the opportunity to deepen their artistic, design, planning, organizational, and academic methodology expertise.

All graduates with a Bachelor's degree in interior design may apply. If students have completed a six or seven semester Bachelor’s degree program, then they will take an additional one to two semesters of supplementary courses to prepare them for the Master’s program.

Students formulate an “initial question” based on their expertise from their Bachelor’s degree in interior design, alongside their personal interests and career plans. This self-selected topic will then form the thematic foundation for their Master’s program. Master's students will gain an individualized profile of expertise which qualifies them to apply for positions in a wide range of professional fields. They will deal with topics like innovation development, digital media design and new technical possibilities in materials, product and furniture development.


Graduates will be qualified for careers in the following areas:

  • Interior and spatial design for residential, work, recreational, spa and sports, eduction and teaching, and health and nursing environments
  • Development and production of furnishings and equipment for both private and public use
  • Conceptualizing and designing temporary spaces for brand launches, exhibitions, trade fairs, show rooms, events, theater, film and television
  • Planning, organization and management of construction work and design processes
  • Developing and designing spatially informed communication processes for companies, institutions and associations
  • Designing virtual worlds by using CAD, web design and multimedia design

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree
  • Portfolio
  • Cover letter
  • Own technical question
  • Successful initial interview

Application period

  • Applicants from Germany and EU countries: 1 April to 30 June
  • Applicants from non-EU countries: 1 February to 31 March

Here you can find information on the selection procedure (for all EU applicants).


Students select own focus areas


The degree program is organize and managed by coordinators and/or mentors. The project and thesis are divided into different phases during the program.

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Topics: Architecture and Interior Architecture, Construct and Design, Media and Design

Start: Winter semester
Duration: 2 semester
Foreign semester: Optional
Credit points: 60 ECTS

Location: Detmold
Department: Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture

Mode of study: Full-time
Cooperative study : Not a cooperative study

Course language: German/English

Central Student Advisory Service

Phone: +49 5261 702 2535
Email: studienberatung(at)


Restricted acceptance

Preparatory course


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