Bachelor's Degree in Transformation Studies. Art x Science. 

Digitalization, social upheaval, climate change. In the face of serious everyday challenges and crises, how can we make sure we can continue to act and initiate positive change processes in the world? The answer is: We need new approaches and new expertise. That's what YOU will generate as part of this new and unique Bachelor's degree program, Transformation Studies. Art x Science.

How do I launch, develop, maintain, and manage a transdisciplinary research project that involves different parties, especially regarding issues that include sustainability (recycling, etc.)? How do I involve different stakeholders so that the project has extra, added value? How do I manage the creative process in order to come up with as many innovative ideas as possible? Your Bachelor's degree in Transformation Studies qualifies you to contribute, coordinate, and mediate complex projects that address current change processes.

You have space to pursue visionary ideas as well as apply your creativity, imagination, and your love of experimenting! You will learn more in-depth about current transformations (digitalization, sustainability, etc.) as well as design tools, artistic and scientific methodologies and work practices. In addition, you will draw on your creative, transformative power to envision new solutions to address society's challenges.

The University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Johannes Kepler University Linz have partnered to create and offer this unique Bachelor's degree program. Housed at the inter-university Art x Science School for Transformation.

Key Facts


6 semesters


180 Credits


English (Level B2)


Linz & Vienna



What Makes This Program Special

  • Study in both Vienna and Linz, learning more about the infrastructure and educational system at both universities, the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
  • The program introduces you to a unique combination of artistic and academic/scientific approaches, methods, and strategies. Apply your creativity and learn to think "out-of-the-box" to develop new approaches to address current global challenges (digitalization, climate change, social upheaval, etc.).
  • Innovative educational formats (online & on-site) will provide you with expertise and a methodological understanding. Project-based learning is in the foreground and during your studies, you are free to define your own focus.

Program Structure

Detailed information regarding the program structure and the courses are available in the course catalog / curriculum


Main Areas of Focus

Media Theory to Robotics - A Unique Interdisciplinary Field
The program includes, among others, courses in the following subject areas:


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Media theory and aesthetics
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Artistic and creative strategies
  • Social sciences, economics & business
  • Innovation Law
  • Social skills 

Detailed information about the program's main areas will be available shortly.

What You Will Learn in This Program

  • In addition to in-depth expert knowledge and a broad contextual understanding of art and science, the program also focuses on honing creative, social, and communicative skills.
  • You work on developing your creativity so you can apply it to transformative processes and come up with new ideas. You also learn to think "out-of-the-box" and devise solutions to meet future challenges. 

Did you know that ...?

in the past, the JKU and the Angewandte forged an alliance to support creative innovation? Learn more about the joint manifesto: "Innovation through Universitas".

Career Prospects

A Bachelor's degree in Transformation Studies. Art x Science will qualify you to work in the following areas:


  • You will support, design and execute projects and transformative processes at public institutions, in the academic/scientific field, or in the private sector. In doing so, you play a mediatory role between the various players and stakeholders. 
  • Your Bachelor's degree prepares you to enroll in advanced interdisciplinary Master's degree programs and courses at the JKU Linz and/or at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Register to Enroll


In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree program, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold general higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian "Matura" diploma)
  • Language certificate for English level B2
  • Successfully pass the admissions procedure at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Register to Enroll and the Admissions Procedure

You will be registering to enroll - and completing the admissions process - via the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. The overall application procedure will be conducted in English. See the links below for detailed information about the application procedure: 

Still have questions?

Then contact us!

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Georg-Coch-Platz 2
1010 Vienna



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