Berlin

Buenos Aires

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The program is organized in four semesters. The first three semesters of the Master’s degree program each focus on a semester theme addressing current social, economic and scientific processes. This semester theme is approached through three key theme seminars taking place over the first three semesters. During the fourth semester, students develop and realize their master’s thesis, applying the acquired interdisciplinary skills to develop and solve, theoretically and methodically, a chosen thesis reflecting current scientific research.

 

Please click on the graphic’s fields for an overview of the structure of the program.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)

3. Semester

  • Module 7

    Intercultural &

    Interdisciplinary Competence

    You will examine the differences between disciplines and cultures and reflect on intercultural experience from historical and theoretical perspectives. _

  • Module 6

    Laboratory Projects

    You will be given problems to solve within interdisciplinary groups in order to acquire project development and management skills. _

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

1. Semester

2. Semester

  • Module 8 or 9

    Elective I or
    Language course I

    Elective I

    You may have the opportunity to gain insight into the perspectives and research methods of other disciplines.

    Language course I
    You will acquire language skills in Spanish, and/or German..

  • Module 10 or 11

    Elective II or
    Language course II

    Elective II

    You may have the opportunity to study and gain insight into the perspectives and research methods of other disciplines.

    Language course II
    You will acquire language skills in Spanish, and/or German.

  • Module 2

    Laboratory Elements

    This is the area where you will research collectively. Based on the foundation elements of Gestaltung and research processes (draft, concept, model, etc.), you will gain interdisciplinary project skills and extensive experience of software programs. _

  • Module 4

    Laboratory Experiments

    Based on the foundation elements of experimentation and the structure of experimental systems, you will acquire extensive user experience in media technology, design strategy and the methods, structure and evaluation of experiments. _

  • Key Themes  III  -  Design Strategies

    You will acquire expertise in diverse design strategies within the different analyzing them as comparative processes of Gestaltung.  _

  • Key Themes  II  -  Media Technologies

    You will acquire expertise in the history and theory of media technologies, including the transfer, processing and conservation of data and objects in order to apply this knowledge in design processes. _

  • Key Themes  I  -  Spatial Structures

    You will acquire expertise in historical description and application of spatial structures within different sciences, synthesizing this knowledge into new spatial structures in different disciplines. _

  • Module 1

    Elements

    In this module you will interpret spatial structures, in their historical, theoretical, and material properties, as basic elements of Gestaltung and reflect on their importance as interdisciplinary distributors of knowledge.  _

  • Module 3

    Experiments

    You will acquire basic knowledge of experimentation and the development of scientific and humanistic experimental systems in the distinct disciplines. _

HU

UBA

4. Semester

  • Master Thesis 12

    The development and realization of your master’s thesis will give you the opportunity to prove, theoretically and practically, your ability to research independently and scientifically a given interdisciplinary theme. _

  • Module 5

    Projects

    You will analyze specific interdisciplinary design processes and apply design strategies for the development of innovative projects, bringing together the various elements of Gestaltung and empirical methods. _

KEY THEMES

 

Key Theme I: Spatial Structures

You will acquire expertise in historical and theoretical description and application of spatial structures within different sciences, thus synthesizing this knowledge into new spatial structures in different disciplines such as physics and architecture, materials research and design.

 

 

Key Theme II: Media Technologies

You will acquire expertise in the history and theory of media technologies, including the transfer, processing and conservation of data and objects and will be able to apply this knowledge in processes of Gestaltung

 

Key Theme III: Design Strategies

You will acquire expertise in diverse design strategies within the different disciplines and are encouraged to analyze these as comparative processes of Gestaltung. Furthermore, you will realize concrete projects in a special nexus of Gestaltung and interdisciplinary knowledge.

 


1st SEMESTER

 

Elements

In this module you will interpret spatial structures, in their historical, theoretical, and material properties, as basic elements of Gestaltung and reflect on their importance as interdisciplinary distributors of knowledge.

 

Laboratory Elements

The Laboratory is the area where you will research and do project work collectively; focused on a semester theme, you will be able to apply the knowledge acquired in module Elements.

 

Elective I

You may have the opportunity to study and gain insight into the perspectives and research methods of other disciplines.

 

Language course I

You will acquire language skills in Spanish, and/or German, taking into account that you will spend the third semester of the program in Berlin.



2nd SEMESTER

 

Experiments

You will acquire basic knowledge of experimentation and the development of scientific and humanistic experimental systems in the distinct disciplines.

 

Laboratory Experiments

The Laboratory is the area where you will research and do project work collectively; focused on a semester theme, you will be able to apply the knowledge acquired in the module Experiments

 

Elective I

You may have the opportunity to study and gain insight into the perspectives and research methods of other disciplines.

 

Language course I

You will acquire language skills in Spanish, and/or German, taking into account that you will spend the third semester of the program in Berlin.



3rd SEMESTER

 

Projects

You will analyze specific interdisciplinary design processes and apply design strategies for the development of innovative projects, bringing together the various elements of Gestaltung and empirical methods.

 

 

Laboratory Projects

The Laboratory is the area where you will research and do project work collectively; focused on a semester theme, you will be able to apply the knowledge acquired in the module Projects.

 

Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Competence

You will examine the differences between disciplines and cultures and reflect on intercultural experience from historical and theoretical perspectives. Through the exchange program between Argentina and Germany, you will acquire an understanding of local knowledge as productive inter-culturality.



4th SEMESTER

 

Master Thesis

The development and realization of your master ´s thesis will give you the opportunity to prove, theoretically and practically, your ability to research independently and scientifically a given interdisciplinary theme, under the current scientific requirements.