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Master's Program "Design For Digital Futures" (M.A.)

at Nuremberg University of Applied Sciences

Applications open May 02. – 31.
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M.A. Design For Digital Futures


Nuremberg, Germany

ECTS Credits

120 (4 Semesters)

Full Time Program




Oct. 1st - Feb. 15th

Mar. 15th - Jul. 15th


Full Time,

On Site


Each Winter Semester (Oct. 1st)


Bachelor's Degree &

Design/Tech Aptitude



Tech, Design, Research

02. Semester

Tech, Design, Research

03. Semester

International Exchange

04. Semester

Master Thesis

Interdisciplinary Yet Focused

"Design for Digital Futures" is an interdisciplinary and international master's program offered at the University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany. Taught in English to accommodate an international student body, the program is designed to empower students to research, analyze, and incorporate emerging technologies into their creative practices.

Building on a robust technical foundation, the program encourages students to embark on their own projects within the digital design sphere, touching diverse topics such as computer generated imagery, generative design, interactive projects, as well as AI based design approaches.

By weaving together disciplines such as illustration, graphic design, typography, film, animation, interaction, and object design with the technical depth of computer sciences, AI, physical interaction, and the fundamental principles of physics and maths, the program promises a distinctive educational journey. 


1 / Gaining Technological Literacy

In an ever-changing technological landscape, the ability to quickly grasp and apply underlying principles is crucial. Our graduates are equipped to transform emerging technologies into their own innovative mediums, staying ahead in the dynamic field of design.

2 / Applying Design Research

A solid foundation in research and scientific methods empowers our graduates to make informed, strategic decisions within the realm of technology-driven design. This understanding is pivotal for advancing in their careers and contributing meaningful innovations.

3 / Colaborating Internationally

International collaboration stands as a cornerstone of progress in our interconnected world. We champion interdisciplinary and international cooperation, encouraging our students to broaden their horizons by spending a semester at a partner university abroad. This exposure is invaluable for cultivating a global perspective and network.

Industry Voices:

Matt Estela,

Senior Houdini Artist,


"There's a notable shortage of
graduates with the right mix of technical skills and
artistic skills, graduates from this course will
clearly fill that gap."

Jeroen Claus,



"Being able to break down an academic paper, figureout its core messages and methodologies, andprocedurally building a design that is true to those research findings is a highly valued skill in our field,and no doubt many others as well."

Svet Lapchevka,

Creative Producer,

Future Deluxe

"A background in research is
exceptionally valuable as a high percentage of
design work commissioned by global companies
focussed on R&D and technology beyond the
present-day status quo."

Explore The World:

Our Partner Universities

As an integral part of our program, we encourage international, interdisciplinary, and multicultural collaboration. A compulsory semester at a university abroad is a fundamental component of the program.

Our partner universities, along with Nuremberg Tech’s International Office, offer great opportunities to spend your third semester abroad. Below, you'll find more information on our international partners.

Career Opportunities:

In the rapidly evolving world of design, mastering computational techniques such as generative design and AI-driven design opens a universe of pioneering career opportunities. The demand for such expertise spans across industries, including architecture, product design, fashion, and interactive media, offering a broad spectrum of roles from creative technologists to computational designers.

The master's program not only equips students with the necessary technical skills but also fosters a mindset of continuous exploration and innovation. For those with a passion for blending creativity with technology, this path offers not just a career but a chance to shape the future of design.

Below are just a few examples of possible career paths in different industries.

Nuremberg, Germany – Make It Your City

Nuremberg, Bavaria's second-largest city, is situated about 1 hour north of Munich. Home to three universities and some of Germany’s best-known companies, the metropolitan area stands as one of the main hubs in southern Germany.

Students will discover an eclectic mix of traditional German sights and a sprawling research community, not to mention a wealth of pastime activities.


Being an interdisciplinary program, our team members' backgrounds are as diverse as our students'. Coming from academia and industry, they embody both the theory and application of design.

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Applications open May 02. - 31.
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