CD Module 2330

Module code


Module title

Foundations of Space III


Communication Design

Module type


Module form


Duration of module

1 semester

Offered in

winter and summer semesters


60 hours

Self-directed workload

60 hours

ECTS credit points


Module leader

Prof. Günther Biste

Email address

e-mail address

Learning outcomes

After completing this module successfully you will have gained an overview of the design parameters for exhibition design and will understand the interdisciplinary nature of exhibition projects. You will possess methodological skills for the formal structuring of themed content and for its scenography. You will be familiar with scenographic tools for exhibition concepts and will be able to prepare content for target groups, define communication levels, and structure content.

Module content

Fundamental concepts of exhibition design. Application of scenographic methods: lighting, objects, use of media, dramaturgy, visitor guidance. Introduction to interactive forms of content communication appropriate to the media. Utilization of different forms of media communication in space (projection, sound, timed lighting programmes, touch-sensitive devices and interfaces, tracking).Techniques and parameters of integrated media planning.

Teaching units in this module

Exhibition Design (2 contact hours)
Media Technology / Planning (2 contact hours)

Module tutors

Prof. Marc Guntow, Prof Jens Döring

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, tutored individual and group project work


Working progress, project work, documentation, presentation

Teaching language

German, English

Prerequisite for

Recommended literature

Kilger, Müller-Kuhlmann (Hsg.): Szenografie in Ausstellungen und Museen IV: Raumund Körper - Körperraum. Kreativität und Raumschöpfung“ Klartext-Verlagsges., 2010
Natter, Fehr, Habsburg-Lothringen (Hsg.): Die Praxis der Ausstellung: Über musealeKonzepte auf Zeit und auf Dauer. Transcript 2012

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