5210046: Communication & Research Design

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Semester:WS 21/22
Scheduled in semester:1-4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:28.0 L / 21.0 h
Self-directed study time:69.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)


The module provides a practice-based understanding of communication as well as insights into research strategies in architecture. By way of exploring architectural firms or institutions the participants develop and learn their communication and research skills through observing, reflecting and developing communication and research practices of architectural firms.


    • to distinguish different typographies, graphics and layout techniques
    • to describe layout compositions
    • to determine diagrams and information graphics
    • to know different digital layout programmes and apply them adequately
    • to name essential concepts, methods and tools of image editing
    • to describe complex layout compositions.
    • to create digital layouts and graphics.
    • to apply different digital design tools to enhance their project idea. To develop and create digital layouts and architectural visualisations.
    • to combine various forms of design formats to reinforce the project idea
    • to perceive and take arguments from fellow students
    • to develop self-competency
    • to plan and implement tasks independently

Lectures Method

exercises, research, writing, case study

Exam Modalities

Paper, Portfolio, exercises, minimum 70% mandatory presence, continuous assessment


  • PAR MA 19_Communication & Research Design (WS 21/22, in Planung)