MA Strategic Design Goes Swiss.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rhaetian Railway
needs a new function: Strategic design students explore opportunities to innovate.


From the 4 to the 8 May, the students of M.A. Strategic Design visited Switzerland for the course 'Innovation Project II'. They are working on re-purposing the Albula Tunnel located in Graubünden, Switzerland, which will be closed and replaced in 2020 by the newly build tunnel. The Tunnel comes under Rhaetian Railway RhB and the students deeply immersed themselves in the Swiss culture.

It proved to be an illustrious trip consisting of an onsite visit to the Albula tunnel, meeting with experts, interviewing with locals and travelers and hiking over Preda. 

The 'Innovation Project II' is led by Prof. Katrin Androschin and Prof. Julia Leihener, programme directors MA Strategic Design.

The international programme ‘Master of Arts Strategic Design’ is a full-time, two year programme. It is designed to challenge students with a design background in order to prepare them for a life as design professionals in a complex and ever transforming world.

Are you interested in studying M.A. Strategic Design at the design akademie berlin?
Our team for prospective students is available to answer your questions. You can also arrange a personal advice appointment.  


Jana Wilkens
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Who we are

The Berlin School of Design and Communication (formerly design akademie berlin berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design) is part of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, a private, state-recognized and accredited university in the heart of Berlin. The five schools of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences combine modern management and entrepreneurship, media and creative industries, technology and IT, music and sound design in modern study programmes.

All schools focus on practice-oriented project work in small teams, freedom for individual learning, and personal supervision by lecturers from the field. In short: learning according to the CORE principle.

Profile. History. Numbers.

With six Bachelor's and three Master's programmes in marketing, advertising, web development, design and communication, the Berlin School of Design and Communication is a strong academic partner for the Berlin media and agency landscape.

In the spacious studios, open and creative spaces of the Berlin School of Design and Communication, everything revolves around encounters, communication and collaboration.
Located in the heart of Berlin Kreuzberg, the rooms offer the perfect setting for real projects with agencies, publishers, media companies and advertising clients.

It was founded in 2007 as a private university and is state-approved by the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Science and Research. Since 2013 it has been part of SRH Holding, a non-profit foundation based in Heidelberg.  Together with its predecessor institutions - design akademie berlin and Kommunikationsmanagement GmbH - the Berlin School of Design and Communication Design has a 25-year history with extensive educational and teaching experience in the fields of communication, marketing, advertising and design.
At present approx. 300 studying at the Berlin School of Design and Communication are registered, more than 4,000 graduates were trained at the university since its establishment 1995 or further.