5 reasons to choose BTK

Create your story. Inspire the world. Our goal is to support you to develop your own creative personality so that you can fulfill your individual potential.

How? By offering you programs that do not restrict you by setting creative or geographical boundaries; by means of the particularly practical orientation, individual support, and international possibilities that go far beyond a semester abroad. All this thanks to the membership of the world's largest education network Laureate as well as partnerships with numerous prestigious design schools, companies, and well-known individuals in attractive cities all over the world.

  • Internationality

    International perspectives without boundaries – Make the world your campus

    Creativity knows no boundaries. Successful artists, designers, companies, and agencies work internationally and find their inspiration in all corners of the world. Intercultural exchange plays an important role in BTK as well. Together with the largest network of universities and our professional partners, not only Berlin, Hamburg, or Iserlohn will be your campus. Be part of a worldwide community and build a network that goes beyond continents!


    What can you expect from us?

    • Connection to the world's largest university network Laureate.
    • Integrated semester abroad at one of our Laureate partner universities and other renowned institutions outside the Laureate network such as NABA in Milan, Kingston University in London, OCAD University in Toronto, Canada, or Billy Blue College of Design in Australia.
    • Cross-border practical projects and lectures.
    • Study trips all over the world, for example photography workshops in New York City, India, Japan, and Finland, or a drawing and illustration trip to Italy.
    • Intercultural exchange with students and professors from around 50 countries on campus, especially in Berlin.
    • 100% English-language programs.
  • Practicality

    Practicality without boundaries – Projects, trips, and workshops with the professionals

    We are excited about your ideas and impetuses, and so too are your future employers and clients. Design the new already during your studies in an environment where cooperation is written with a capital C. We invite you to try things out and make valuable contacts from the beginning.

    Successful designers not only think creatively but also entrepreneurially. So do our members of the faculty who are among the most distinguished representatives in their fields.


    What can you expect from us?

    • Integrated internships and practical phases.
    • Experienced professors from the real world.
    • Active exchanges and real-case projects with renowned design schools or our many partners from the worlds of culture, design, and industry.
    • Learn in an environment that resembles your future workplace, for example, movie and photo studios, screen printing workshops*, animation* and green screen studios*.
    • Lectures and events by interesting professionals and partners from the industry, for example Todd Weinstein from New York.
    • The most up-to-date equipment rentals even after graduation.
    • Organizing of conferences, symposiums, and in-house exhibitions, such as the BTK tour.
    • Active participation in contests, festivals, and events, such as Interfilm Festival and Festival of Lights.
  • Individuality

    Individual development without boundaries – Excel beyond expectation

    The big names in the world of art and design leave their own imprint. They see the big picture and are familiar in different modes of expression. They look for fresh impetuses and inspire others with their ideas.

    Our graduates have successfully founded their companies or work in well-known agencies and in the industry. And they are distinguished by awards, for example  the Felix Schoeller Photo Award and vfg-Nachwuchsförderpreis (Young Talent Award).

    We assist you to develop your own design language and to lay the foundations for you to write your success stories in the future.


    What can you expect from us?

    • Individual supervision and trust-based cooperation with professors from the real world.
    • Small learning groups and semester classes inviting questions, requests, and ideas.
    • Interdisciplinary choice of elective subjects from all other BTK programs, allowing you to experiment and broaden your base.
    • Support from the International Office before and during your semester abroad.
  • Innovation

    Innovative thinking and progress in teaching – Keeping up with the times

    A good design is now an important driver of innovation in modern economy. Products are becoming increasingly indistinguishable in their functions, and it is the design that determines whether the consumer is convinced to purchase or use a product. We prepare you for this exciting role. And we are keeping up with the times, by constantly adapting our selection of programs and their content to meet the needs of the creative industry of tomorrow. So you learn today what will be in demand tomorrow.


    What can you expect from us?

    • Close cooperation with other renowned design schools and partners from the industry, arts, and culture worldwide to develop our programs.
    • Access to innovative (digital) teaching formats in the international Laureate network.
    • Learning with modern and practical equipment.
    • State-accreditation as a private university by the Berlin Senate and the Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).
    • Globally recognized degrees (B.A. / M.A.), accredited and with quality certification by the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZeVA)
  • BTK family

    Last but not least – Each individual on our campus

    Students, faculty, and staff: All of them make BTK special with their wonderful stories.