Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.

Welcome to our Faculty

The Faculty of Design evolved from a tradition of more than 100 years of design education and training in Krefeld. Building on this experience, we have been teaching design as a subject that actively shapes the world in terms of communication, spaces and products. designkrefeld takes on responsibility for a holistically designed world in which relations between people and their artificially created environments decisively form society.

The design training we offer in Bachelor's and Master's programmes combines artistic design with applied design practice plus a knowledge of design theory. Based on this self-conception, our students develop into independently working individuals, becoming designer personalities, and team-orientated problem-solvers.

designkrefeld has 24 full-time teachers, some 15 contract lecturers, highly-committed staff and outstanding workshops to provide an ideal studying environment with a wide and diverse range of opportunities for engaging in projects with external partners.

We carefully choose the 110 or so students we accept for each annual intake, because we attach great importance to providing intensive, individual support and supervision, as well as a personal climate.

Come and find out about us, we look forward to welcoming you here in the future.


International Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Sigrun Prahl
Urban Design

Bachelor Programmes

Master Programmes

Prof. Nicolas Beucker
Public and Social Design
Prof. Boris Gorin
Object Design (Conception and Drafting), Colouring and Interdisciplinary Design
Prof. Bernd Grahl
Object Design (Conception and Drafting) and Object Systems / Fair and Exhibition Design
Prof. Nora Gummert-Hauser
Dean Typography and Editorial Design
Prof. Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Des. Gerhard Hahn
Ceramic, Porcelain and Glass Design (Conception and Drafting) and 3-D Design
Professor Richard Jung vom Fachbereich Design der Hochschule Niederrhein
Prof. Richard Jung
Communication Design and Corporate Identity
Prof. Gudrun Kemsa
Moving Images and Photography
Prof. Thomas Klegin
Basic Design and Plastic Art and Sculpture
Prof. Thorsten Kraus
Communication Design for Digital Media
Dipl.-Des. Mathias Lanfer
Basic Design
Knut Michalk, Dipl.-Des.
Teacher for Special Purposes – Ceramic and Porcelain Design
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Plüm
Prof. Dr. Sigrun Prahl
Urban Design
Prof. Angelika Rösner, Dipl.-Des.
Surface Design (Conception and Drafting), Colour Theory and Colouring
Hartmut Schaarschmidt, Dipl.-Des.
Teacher for Special Purposes – Desktop Publishing and Prepress Techniques
Prof. Dr. Erik Schmid
Design Theories
Prof. Susanne Specht
Basic Design and Sculpture
Anselm Strauß-Deli, Dipl.-Des.
Teacher for Special Purposes – Computer-Aided Design and Presentation Techniques
Prof. Jochen Stücke
Drawing and Design