CD Module 2720

Module code


Module title

Communication Design Bachelor Theory


Communication Design

Module type


Module form


Duration of module

1 semester

Offered in

winter and summer semesters

Studio workload

90 hours

Self-directed workload

150 hours

ECTS credit points


Module leader

Prof. Ulrich Schendzielorz

Email address

e-mail address

Learning outcomes

After completing this module successfully you will have a wide knowledge of organizational, planning, and legal aspects of design and will be able to use this in your own design work. You will be capable of conceptualizing, planning, documenting, and presenting complex design processes. You will be familiar with the relevant areas of contract and immaterial property laws. You will also be able to assess the roles of participating partners and service providers.

Module content

Legal regulations relevant to design: foundations of the legal system, contract law, patents and copyright, trade mark, design, and utility protection. Conceptual, pragmatic, and planning aspects of design practice; context analysis, context planning, ideation, design and problem-solving methods, personnel planning, allocation of time and resources, managing information and risk, planning and communicating for quality within a design team.

Module teaching units

Project Planning 2 (4 contact hours)
Law (2 contact hours)

Module tutors

All members of Communication Design teaching staff, Hannah Schatte

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars, exercises


Documentation, presentation

Teaching language

German, English

Recommended literature

AGD Vergütungstarifvertrag Design. Hrsg. Allianz deutscher Designer e.V. Braunschweig: AGD 2011;
Design und Architektur: Studium und Beruf: Fakten, Positionen, Perspektiven. Ed. Internationales Forum für Gestaltung Ulm. Berlin: Birkhäuser 2004;
Der kleine Besserwisser. Grundlagen der Gestaltung. Die Gestalten Verlag: Berlin 2009;
Kobuss, Joachim und Alexander Bretz: Erfolgreich als Designer. Designrechte international managen. Birkhäuser: Berlin 2010;
Muckle, Sophia: Parcours. Existenzgründung für Designer. Herrmann Schmidt: Mainz 2009

Buchstabe F
Finance director

The Finance Director is the head of the University’s administration and finances. She is a member of the Directorate and ex officio member of the Senate.