Department of Design

Contact persons

  • Deanery

    Your contact for general questions about the department and direct contact to the department management.
    The Dean, the Vice-Dean, the Dean of Studies, the Assistant of the Dean's Office as well as the Dean's clerk form the Dean's Office, which is headed by the Dean. It organises the department's day-to-day business, manages the funds allocated to the department to fulfil its tasks and monitors their use. It creates the conditions for the persons assigned to the department to fulfil their obligations - in particular their teaching and examination obligations - and to fulfil their duties in the supervision of students properly.


    Prof. Severin Wucher

    The Dean heads the department.


    Prof. Hermann Wolfram Klöckner

    The Vice Dean represents the Dean.

    Dean of Studies

    Prof. Brigitte Hartwig

    The Dean of Studies represents the Vice-Dean and is responsible for the organisation of teaching (regulations, timetabling, etc.).

    Assistant of the Dean's Office

    Claudia Brinkel

    The assistant of the dean's office supports the department mainly in the areas of organisation, marketing and communication with partners.

    Secretary's Office

    Dorit Brückner

    The dean's clerk supports the department mainly in administrative procedures and with regard to internal and financial administration.

    Research Coordination

    Judith Dobler supports the research at the Department of Design especially in administrative processes.


  • Study advisor

    Your contact person for technical questions concerning the study programmes of the department.
    The academic advisors answer subject-specific questions during your studies, e.g. on the following topics:  

    • professional requirements for the course of study
    • Information on the details and design of the study process
    • Types of studies and courses
    • Selection of courses of study and main areas of study
    • Specialist advice for university or course changers
    • Study internships (also via the internship coordinator)

    Bachelor Integriertes Design

    Prof. Dr. Manuel Kretzer 

    Master Intermediales Design 

    Prof. Uwe Gellert 

    Master Intergrated Design (english) 

    Prof. Uwe Gellert  

  • Internship coordinator

    The internship coordinator can answer specific questions about internships within the framework of studies. He also receives all internship contracts drawn up in this context and checks and approves them.

    Prof. Severin Wucher

  • Representative for Foreign Affairs

    The Foreign Affairs Officer is responsible for international cooperation within the department, coordinates visitors from foreign delegations and can give students recommendations for stays abroad.

    Klaus Pollmeier

  • Examination Committee

    The examination committee is responsible for the organisation and conduct of the examinations and has legal supervision over compliance with the examination regulations of the degree programme. It appoints the examiners, determines the location and date of the examinations and monitors the examination deadlines.

    Prof. Dr. Hohl, Chair

    Prof. Gerald Christ, Vice-Chairman

    Prof. Dr. Manuel Kretzer

    Prof. Michael Hubatsch

    Research Assistants: Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Pollmeier

    Student Member: N.N.

  • Communication | Public Relations

    Your contact person for public relations, marketing and events. 

    Ivonne Dietrich

  • Social counseling

    The financial situation of many students is difficult. Sometimes it is so serious that the question of dropping out of studies arises. To ensure this does not happen, there are the social counseling services. As a place to go, they help students with problems and difficulties of practical, social or financial nature. In social counseling we try to find individual answers to your problems. We also offer international students comprehensive and broad advice on topics such as

    • Job and Social insurance
    • Funding opportunities
    • Services and benefits during studies
    • Health insurance
    • Studying with child
    • Study with handicap
    • Integration aid for international students

    The social counseling offers advice and support in conflict situations and all other social issues around your stay und studies.

    In addition, the social counseling also awards financial aid, free meals, books and learning aid.

    contact social counsulting:

    opening hours: by arrangement


  • Psychosocial counselling

    Difficult life situations can also arise during studies. The Psychosocial Counselling Office of the Studentenwerk Halle will also help you at the Dessau campus and arrange the appropriate support. The services are free of charge and of course confidential. Please make an appointment for an interview.

    • Advice for study-related or personal problems
    • Support with motivation problems and life orientation
    • Counselling on interpersonal relationships and conflict situations, especially in relationships, living and residential communities or with parents
    • Dealing with fears, especially exam anxiety
    • Personality development: discover new perspectives and skills


    Counselling time: by appointment
    E-Mail: psychosoziale-beratung.dessau(at)

Student activities

Team of the Department of Design Dessau