Designing Future Realitiesmein-update

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Start 12 October 2020
Duration / ECTS-Credits 2 semesters / equals 30 ECTS-Credits
one lecture: 3 weeks / equals 5 ECTS-Credits
Cost*  7,800.- EUR
Individual lectures (VU I - VU IV) are bookable (1,690.- EUR per lecture)1
Qualification Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) from the University of Innsbruck
Further Information Website


Course Director

Prof. Kristina SchineggerUniv.-Prof. Mag. Kristina Schinegger
Department of Design





Dr. Christian TeisslDr. Christian Teissl
Destination Wattens



Division of Continuing Education
Julia Jenewein
Karl-Schönherr-Straße 3
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 512 507-39402

Destination Wattens
Barbara Dibona
Weisstraße 9
6112 Wattens
Tel.: +43 5224 55486-1


University of Innsbruck
Destination Wattens


VU I - Art, Design & Cross-Disciplinary Sciences

  • 12 October - 01 November 2020 - online

VU II - Art, Design & Environmental Challenges

  • 30 November - 20 December 2020 - online

VU III - Art, Design & Changing Societies

  • 08 March - 28 March 2021 - Destination Wattens

VU IV - Art, Design & Emerging Technologies

  • 26 April - 16 May 2021- University of Innsbruck


EP I - "Base" 

  • 08 February - 28 February 2021 - Destination Wattens

EP II - "Project" 

  • 12 March - 21 March 2021 - Destination Wattens
  • 03 May - 09 May 2021 - University of Innsbruck


  • 21 June - 27 June 2021 


The course provides students 

  • with knowledge and competencies in the contemporary discourse of design, applied arts and aesthetics and its interrelation with societal and cultural dynamics. Art and design are conveyed as active agents within these dynamics and the framework and potencies of artistic interventions within changing societies are discussed.  
  • with material, digital and intellectual tools to investigate and re-design the effect of climate change from the territorial to the microscopic scale. Satellite mapping and biological models are correlated to propose a design interpretation of these models.
  • with knowledge, skills and competencies in the field of design, art and emerging technologies with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary precedents and applications. The discussion focuses on the discourse and contexts of contemporary practice in design, art and architecture, and on a creative and innovative utilisation of state-of-the-art technologies.
  • and with basic knowledge and competencies in the field of cross-disciplinary scientific research. Different techniques and methods of artistic research or research by design are discussed.



 Participants may apply online by submitting the following documents:

  • CV (in tabular form)
  • Copy of a (Bachelor / Master) Diploma
  • Motivation letter
  • Extended portfolio of prior work3
  • Project proposal (which explains the artistic agenda, the precise project with timeline and list of required equipment, further information depending on project, such as drawings, storyboards, recordings, clips, etc...)3


Course application - Application for the university course or individuell lectures1 is possible.


1Funding opportunities - mein.update

VU I: 


Target audience

Admission to the University Course is granted for persons with a thematically relevant diploma or bachelor programme or other equivalent studies completed at an acknowledged Austrian or non-Austrian post-secondary educational institution. 

In justified cases, persons, who do not meet the requirements mentioned above, can also be admitted if they have the appropriate competences due to their artistic and professional activities, experiences and body of work for at least three years.




*Payment terms and cancellation conditions
2Changes may apply.
3only needed if participant applies for the course

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