CD Module 2410

Module code


Module title

Communication Design Project I


Communication Design

Module type

Optional required

Module form


Duration of module

1 semester

Offered in

winter and summer semesters


60 hours

Self-directed workload

180 hours

ECTS credit points


Module leader

Prof. Ralf Dringenberg

Email address

e-mail address

Learning outcomes

After completing this module successfully you will have a deeper knowledge and extended skills in overlapping media conceptualisation for complex communication products. You will be capable of applying methods of briefing, researching, analysis, planning, design, and simulation to areas of communication design. You will be able to relate your design solutions to the context of social, scientific, technical, ecological, and economic aspects and to document and discuss them. Depending on your choice of project you will have gained extensive knowledge and skills in specialist areas of media production and manufacturing processes and will be familiar with the quality criteria and demands of design practice. In addition to your broadened skills in communication and critique you will be capable of managing and organizing your own work.

Module content

Study of problem-oriented tasks in the areas of 'Communication in Space' and 'Trans-media Publication'. Development and application digital and manual working techniques. Methods, strategies, and skills for independent solution, communication, and documentation of interdisciplinary communication projects. Working techniques for mixed groups to encourage exchange among students and to develop social and didactic skills.

Teaching units in this module

Optional required (4 contact hours):
Exhibition Design Project, Interactive Communication Systems Project, Audio-visual Systems, Editorial Design, Identity/Guidance Systems, Interdisciplinary Project

Module tutors

All members of the teaching staff, depending on the specialization chosen


Successful conclusion of foundation studies

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminars, exercises, consulting, tutoring


Project work, documentation, presentation

Teaching language

German (English)

Prerequisite for

Practical Semester

Recommended literature

Will depend on the specialization chosen

Buchstabe G
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