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News from the Department of Design

Getting to know the ropes: First virtual design conference at HMKW

Digital workshop talks: On Monday, 8 June, a design conference was held for the first time at the HMKW via Zoom. Four exceptional international designers from Paris, Barcelona and San Francisco talked about their work, presented current projects and gave the students helpful advice on how to enter the design industry.

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Become a guest auditor at HMKW!

Are you curious about the range of lectures offered by HMKW or would you like to take a closer look at our range of courses without obligation even in times of social distancing? In the coming weeks, prospective students have the opportunity to attend selected Bachelor and Master lectures of the current semester as guest students.

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The masks of Beijing Opera as inspiration for an advertising campaign

After an intensive analysis of the traditional colorful masks of Beijing Opera Jiawei Xu (M.A. Communication Design) has created own mask designs that form the basis for a new advertising campaign for the brand Nongfu Spring. New at HMKW: For the first time the master colloquium took place online via Skype.

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Dance Notation: Exploring a new visual language

How can dance movements be translated into a visual language? In her bachelor thesis Elansa Czech has been investigating potentials for a radically new dance notation. How can a visual abstraction of dance add to the creation of a playing field and to the analysis of movements? Her research is based on the analysis of older dance notations from Rudolf von Laban and Pierre Beauchamp amongst others.

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