Communication is everything: ads, book covers, magazines, logos, apps, interfaces, webdesign or packaging design – every day we encounter hundreds of visual messages. They all influence our thoughts and actions, and not just on account of their aesthetic value, but because they also convey multilayered content and emotions. As a communication designer or graphic designer, you find the best visual and creative expression for all messages, and thereby resolve the issues that arise in design.
We regard our students as creative individuals. Practice-oriented specialist knowledge and the confidence you will gain in conceptual design will make you ready for the creative industries. You can actively shape your accredited bachelor program at the University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) studies as you see fit and enrich them by attending interdisciplinary lectures from different programs such as Illustration or Photography. The balanced mix of theory and practice will give you a capacity for reflection that will serve you well in your professional life. The intercultural and interdisciplinary competence gained on our international university will also help prepare you for working life.
Successful designers look outside the box. To prepare you for a leadership role once you’ve graduated, we’ll teach you how to initiate creative solution processes, to moderate methodically, and to work in a team. In addition, you’ll enjoy access to our extensive media technology: Some of the equipment includes workshops for manual printing/letterpress, eye tracking, photography, stop motion, animation, video editing, and sound design. This means you’ll have the opportunity to expand your creative profile and make a fantastic impression on the job market.
The University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) is state accredited, awarded on multiple occasions and worldwide leading in international approach. To apply at our university, you only need a highschool degree from your home country.
At UE you study in small groups. That is how we guarantee your individual support and personal contact to the lecturers. All of our professors are leading experts in their field with outstanding success in their business.
The theory you learn will find practical application in several project weeks. A huge variety of interdisciplinary courses allows you to determine the content of your studies. UE offers modern equipment like photo studios, print and scan labs, macpools and more.
An internship or a semester abroad is mandatory and several excursions give you the opportunity to study in New York, Iceland, Vietnam, Paris and other destinations. Create your story, inspire the world!
Communication designers are integrated into all stages of concept phases and strategic planning. They play a leading role in ensuring artistic-based ideas, strategic, economic, technical, social, and ecological parameters all flow into the design. This makes the career of a communication designer very complex, exciting and diverse.
The market for communication designers spans a broad range of jobs. Our alumni work in the creative industry as creative or art directors at advertising or communication agencies, in publishing houses or at government institutions. Many are entrepreneurs or freelancers, or work in design offices. Communication designers provide answers to the questions of our time. They reflect, transfer, visualize, formulate, invent, envision, plan, think, disagree, inspire, and present.
This program is divided into various modules: In the foundational modules, we’ll first teach you the basics of artistic crafts such as typography, drawing, painting, and graphic design. Then you’ll be able to develop your own specializations in elective modules for Editorial Design, Digital Design, Advertising Design, Ads and Sequencing, and Corporate Identity. The theoretical element will cover important historical and contemporary developments in art, film, photography, and design.
In the 5th semester, you’ll have the opportunity to test out your newly gained design skills in practice through an internship or a semester abroad.
"UE pushed me. I mean that positively, because it’s good and important to be removed from your comfort zone and to learn new things. So I tread on an unfamiliar path. That is invaluable!"
Tommaso studies Communication Design at UE Berlin
What makes the UE and Berlin so special to him and which highlights he did have? Read more in his interview!
As a private university, we are not funded by the state, but by tuition fees. For this reason, studying at UE costs more than at a public university. But it’s worth it: Our graduates meet essential requirements of design, and this sets them apart from the graduates of many public universities. Your employment and earnings prospects are greatly improved.
All costs are included in the monthly tuition fee.
No additional costs will be incurred, such as a matriculation fee, exam fees, bachelor thesis fee or similar, as long as the course is completed within the standard study period. The costs for the semester abroad are not included in these fees as there are substantial differences depending on country and university.
We are happy to provide you with information on funding your studies and on any available scholarships. If you have any further questions, our Student Guidance Office can provide you with detailed information. Find out useful information on Bachelors funding.
You can apply a year in advance for your desired starting semester.
How to apply:
1. Please complete our online application form in its entirety.
2. Upload a certified copy and the certified translation in German or English of your high school diploma or equivalent.
3. In case you have already studied in the area of design, please also submit the copy and the certified translation of your transcript.
Once we have gone through your application and work examples, we will invite you to an interview. It can take place at our campus, or via telephone or video conference (like Skype).
Important: In the application phase, you must have already decided on which of our degree programs you would like to study. However, please note that you may change programs at a later time if desired.
Find out more about the entire application process.