Spatial Communication - Mainz University of Applied Sciences

Spatial Communication

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M.A. in Spatial Communication

With the consecutive master's degree program Spatial Communication, the field of interior architecture offers you an independent profile with a high potential of innovative project work.

In recent years, the design of architectural space as a communication space has become increasingly important from an economic point of view and is becoming increasingly complex as a creative task.

If you have a bachelor's degree or diploma in interior design, architecture or design, you are dedicated and are interested in new approaches to solutions and disciplines, then this master's program is the right choice for you. With the master’s degree program Spatial Communication you can deepen your competence and understanding of space across disciplines.

During your studies, you will deal with a wide range of topics related to spatial communication and deal with rooms in which communication and information are expressed in a special way. The design tasks have a thematic focus in the context of spatial communication and are intended to promote both your personality and your professional skills. Experiment and research are the driving force behind innovative solutions.

In the context of the School of Design at Mainz University of Applied Sciences with its degree programs in Communication Design, Media Design and Interior Architecture, the degree program is in an ideal environment for interdisciplinary exchange and creative project work. The small number of students per semester allows for individual and personal support, with a lively exchange between students and teachers. Within the scope of design and implementation projects, successful cooperations with the business community are repeatedly established.

The three-semester master's program concludes with the academic degree of Master of Arts. After a practice period of two years, this will enable you to become a member of the Chamber of Architects and to use the professional title of interior architect.

In addition, the Master of Arts qualifies you for admission to a doctorate in cooperation with a university and admission to the higher level civil service.

Degree program projects

Find out about the diverse projects of the Interior Architecture degree program (only available in German).


At a glance

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) 
Standard period of study: 3 semesters
Starting semester: winter semester 
Aptitude test: yes
Number of students: approx. 16 students per semester

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Application deadlines

Aptitude test (portfolio check)

for winter semester: May 15th to June 15th

Online application

for winter semester 2024/25: estimated as of now from mid-May  to July 15th 2024

What's in store for you

The master's degree program Spatial Communication is designed for three semesters. The focus of each semester is on working on an interdisciplinary topic in the field of communication and space. From the first idea to the completion of the project, you will work on innovative questions that correspond to the real working conditions and bring together the disciplines necessary for the realization of the project.

The largely freely selectable study program enables you to develop - above all on your own responsibility - your skills in spatial competence. During your studies you will have the opportunity to discuss more complex current issues in the field of communication in space on a scientific basis.

The scientific analysis and research units for independent conception and reliable proof of material and detail implementation are binding here.

The first semester is usually a practice-oriented group project, in the second semester you will expand your individual design skills. For the final master’s thesis you will work out your own topic in the field of tension of communication in space.

Structure and procedure


The master’s degree program Spatial Communication is a three-semester program lasting 16 weeks with a total of 90 credits. It is divided into seven modules. The semester program is based on different teaching formats such as lectures, seminars, presentations, internships and supervised workshops with contents from history, theory, learning and research.

A team of professors and lecturers will provide you with individual support. Through their core competencies in the fields of architecture, color, art, technology, product, material, light, digital media, scenography, construction and theory, you can view and discuss topics from different perspectives.

Guests from industry and research enrich realistic teachings against the backdrop of the culturally and economically attractive Rhine-Main region with its internationally significant museum landscape, ZDF, Messe Frankfurt and innovative industries.

Your professional prospects

Admission to the Chamber of Architects

In order to be able to work independently and freelance, you must be a member of a Chamber of Architects. After completion of the master's program, admission to the chamber is possible - after a practical period of two years. This is, for example, also the prerequisite for using the professional title of interior designer and possessing authorization to present building documents. In addition, the Master of Arts degree qualifies you for admission to a doctorate in cooperation with a university and admission to higher level civil service.

You will find possible professions in architecture, architectural photography, exhibition architecture, renovation, construction management, stage design, corporate design, heritage conservation, event architecture, facility management, color consulting, film architecture, building management, interior design, journalism, lighting planning, material development, media architecture, mobile architecture, model building, furniture design, trade fair construction, product design, retail design, urban furniture, scenography, transportation design and visualization.

Studying and Family

Mainz University of Applied Sciences guarantees all students childcare facilities for children starting at the age of six months. For further information on the network of daycare providers or the on-campus nursery school (Kita Campulino) please contact the University's Equal Opportunities Representative. Mainz University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the basic certificate "Family-friendly university".

Mainz as a location

The city of Mainz am Rhein is strongly influenced by the students of Mainz University of Applied Sciences and Johannes Gutenberg University. Original restaurants, small owner-managed shops, trendy pubs, theaters and museums enliven the city center and enrich the everyday life of students. At the same time, numerous companies in the media industry - including ZDF, SWR, publishers and agencies in Mainz and the Rhine-Main region - will enable you to complete various internships and later on to easily start your career.

Who to contact


Interior Architecture Assistants
Room | H0.14

Tel. +49 6131 628-2435
ia-assistenz (at)

Office Hours


Tu - We:  10:00 am -12:00 pm

During recess times secretary's opening times may vary, you're kindly asked to arrange an appointment.

Room H0.14 
ia (at)
T. +49 6131 628-2411


Tu and Th: 10:00-12:00 pm

Room H0.14
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T +49 6131 628-2435


Mainz University of Applied Sciences
School of Design
Holzstraße 36
55116 Mainz