We are looking for visionaries, for change makers, for futurologists, for people who want to take action, for bridge builders, for creative minds and high flyers.

Design as a motor of sustainable change

We live in a highly challenging world of rapid change and accelerating progress. New societal structures, scarce resources, climate change and exponentially growing digitalization provide totally new opportunities for the art and design of today and tomorrow. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, Designing Future Realities addresses these challenges and encourages participants to find solutions with a lasting positive impact on the development of our society.

In several modules, participants will examine what responsibility art and innovative design can assume in a societal development process. Students develop specific projects that culturally interweave various disciplines such as architecture, fashion, contemporary or applied arts and technology, creating synergy effects. The lectures and workshops will be guided by selected mentors and guest speakers. The programme is open to university students as well as executives from various related fields.

Who’s Designing Future Realities?

Designing Future Realities is a post-graduate programme offered by the University of Innsbruck in cooperation with Destination Wattens.

Curriculum

Designing Future Realities is an open programme consisting of three thematic priorities.

“Discourse and Context” and “Technique and Process” focus on the contemporary design discourse, provide background knowledge and present the latest research findings available from the field. “Design and Intervention” offers students an open studio that allows them to work on individual projects and implement what they have learned in the other two thematic priorities. Participants will have access to state-of-the-art prototyping labs at both Werkstätte Wattens and the University of Innsbruck.

In order to complete “Designing Future Realities” with a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS), it is necessary to attend all modules with a total of 30 ECTS. An expansion of the postgraduate course to a Master of Advanced Studies (90 ECTS) is planned. Alternatively, those interested in the programme can book the modules individually according to their interests.

Curriculum

Certified University Programme (30 ECTS)

General Information

Start of the programme: autumn 2020
Duration: 10 days of classroom session & 2 weeks of virtual session per module

Curriculum: four modules with 7,5 ECTS credits each
Graduation: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Expansion to a Master of Advanced is planned
Language: English

Costs: € 7,800
Application for scholarship: until 30. April 2020
Application in general: until 30. June 2020

Target group: creative minds from all industries (e.g. architecture, fashion, contemporary or applied arts and technology) with a bachelor’s degree and/or professional experience in the relevant fields

  
Requirements

Admission to the programme requires a thematically relevant diploma, bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an acknowledged post-secondary educational national oder international institution. Exceptions may be made for applicants holding the appropriate competencies based on their artistic and professional activities, experience and body of work for at least 3 years. Sufficient knowledge of English is required as the entire programme will be taught in English.

  
Application

Students may apply online by submitting the following documents:

  • CV (in tabular form)
  • Copy of your (Bachelor / Master) Diploma
  • Extended portfolio of prior work
  • Project proposal explaining the artistic agenda, project details and timeline, a list of required equipment, as well as further project information, such as drawings, storyboards, recordings, clips,…
  • Motivation Letter

Application Form

Modules (individual bookings)

General Information

Start of the programme: autumn 2020
Duration: 10 days of classroom session & 2 weeks of virtual session per module

Curriculum: one or more modules with classroom & virtual sessions
Graduation: Confirmation of participation
Expansion to the Certificate of Advanced Studies (30 ECTS) possible
Language: English

Costs per module: € 1,990

Target group: creative minds from all industries (e.g. architecture, fashion, contemporary or applied arts and technology) with a bachelor’s degree and/or professional experience in the relevant fields.

  
Requirements
Admission to the programme requires a thematically relevant diploma, bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an acknowledged post-secondary educational national oder international institution. Exceptions may be made for applicants holding the appropriate competencies based on their artistic and professional activities, experience and body of work for at least 3 years. Sufficient knowledge of English is required as the entire programme will be taught in English.

  
Application
Students may apply online by submitting the following documents:

  • CV (in tabular form)
  • Copy of your (Bachelor / Master) Diploma
  • Motivation Letter

Application Form

Campus

Werkstätte Wattens

Werkstätte Wattens

University of Innsbruck, Tyrol

University of Innsbruck, Tyrol

Tyrol

Tyrol

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Austria

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