The degree programme is an artistic-applied course that teaches comprehensive design basics in the first two semesters. From the third semester onwards, students specialise in one of the three main areas of study: scenography, costume or experimental design. An interdisciplinary exchange between the specialisations also takes place in the "Freestyle" project in the seventh semester. The specialisation in scenography trains students for work in theatre and related theatrical areas, where both stage sets and narrative spaces for staged action are invented.
The specialisation in costume design trains costume designers for all areas of literary, musical and dance theatre as well as for film and television. The Experimental Design specialisation trains freelance designers for various artistic and applied professional fields, such as experimental design, design processes in social contexts and design in public spaces.