International Master of Interior-Architectural Design, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
  • English, German (take IELTS)
All IMIAD modules prepare you for an international career in interior design as either a management-level employee or a freelancer. Your first, third and fourth semester will be spent studying in Stuttgart at the HFT itself. During your second semester, you will study in English at one of our international IMIAD partner universities.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


How would you like to run an office in Tokyo, design a showroom for an international company in Rio de Janeiro or set up your own Stuttgart-based interior design firm and take on projects around the globe? Successful candidates should have clear goals and ambitions for the future and appreciate that thorough knowledge and well-honed expertise are essential if they wish to fulfil them.

Spread over four semesters, our practically oriented, project-based master’s programme teaches design, technology and the skills needed for a successful career. Our international focus is a key element of the programme. Students look back on the various excursions, workshops and studies abroad as the highlights of their studies.

IMIAD graduates enjoy excellent job prospects both within Germany and around the world. You will leave us not only ideally prepared for the challenges you will face during your career, but also with a wonderful opportunity to realise your own ideas and experience true professional fulfilment.

Programme Structure

The location of the global workshop you will attend alongside students and tutors from all IMIAD partners between your second and third semester changes from year to year. Upon returning to Stuttgart, you will strengthen your job-specific skills within the framework of practically oriented projects organised in cooperation with external and international partners.

Your master´s thesis requires you to tackle a self-selected task using theoretical knowledge, practical work and design skills. You will present and defend your thesis in English in front of a panel of tutors from our partner universities.

We expect you to hold an above-average bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Interior Design, have good language skills (German and English) and have gained at least 8 weeks of practical experience in a relevant field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Partnership
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