How to Apply

MA Social Design_Arts as Urban Innovation

 Application phase for winter term 2020/21:
1 Dec 2019 – 12 Jan 2020 (midnight GMT+1)

Application Form

The master programme is oriented towards graduates from diverse fields of study, bringing into accordance approaches of multiple disciplines in co-disciplinary projects as the central teaching and learning strategy. On the basis of professional competences acquired in their respective previous studies, students become acquainted with transcending disciplinary codes and thinking and working in diverse constellations. Art in synergy with project related scientific methods and knowledge is regarded as a tool for urban innovation.

Hard Facts

Entry: Winter semester 2020/21
Duration: 4 semesters
Scope: 120 ECTS
Graduation: “Master of Arts” (MA)

Admission Requirements

Graduation from a bachelor or equivalent programme at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution. Proof of artistic aptitude in the framework of the entrance examination.


First part of the Entrance Examination:
Online submission of application form, short biography and letter of motivation.
(Deadline 12 Jan 2020 ...midnight).

Positive assessment of the first part is a requirement for the second part of the examination.

Second part of the Entrance Examination:
Takes place on 25, 26 and 27 Feb 2020 at the Social Design Studio in Vienna:
Three tasks on specified topics in different team constellations (single and group), interview on the basis of the letter of motivation.

The entrance examination is passed when all parts of the examination have been positively assessed.

Results will be announced 1-2 weeks after the second phase of the application process!