Head: Univ.-Prof. Oliver Kartak
The Institute of Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna is an academic teaching
and research centre offering interdisciplinary practice in various areas of contemporary design. Education is organised in
diploma studies, with departments serving as “vertical studios” enabling students of all semesters to collaborate in joint
art and research projects. Graduates are awarded a Magister/Magistra degree after passing their diploma exam.
Institute of Design comprises the following departments: Industrial Design 1 and Industrial Design 2, Fashion, Graphic Design,
Graphics and Advertising and Applied Photography (from 2014). It is complemented by the Department of Theory and History of
Design as well as the Video Studio and the Computer Studio.
Education at the institute relies on knowledge transfer
in small groups, direct interaction between teachers and students, free and experimental project choices as well as workshops
and lectures given by national and international experts.
The Institute of Design is one of the leading design
schools in Europe and adds to Vienna's role as a national and international centre of design competence.