Communication Design

Bachelor degree in Berlin - private and state-approved

“To be a designer means to be in the first line of people to provide a visage to the world, as created by people. It refocuses our vision at an almost unbelievable pace and gives answers as to why our world looks the way it does.” Jonas Willingstorfer, Graduate of Communication Design

Create your story. Inspire the world. – Lay the foundation at the BTK for an exciting and creative career in Communication Design. How? With a future-oriented, accredited bachelor program at the BTK – in an environment that sets no limits on the development of your artistic potential either personally or geographically. Practical, personal, with special international opportunities.

Study in Berlin, in the very heart of this pulsating international metropolis and center of creativity and start-ups, right at Potsdamer Platz. Become part of the world’s biggest education network, Laureate International Universities, and gain valuable experiences in international studies and practices, both in Germany and abroad.

Student project Corporate Identity: Sofia Castelli

Student project Editorial Design: Vanessa Scholz

Student project Typografie

Student project Editorial Design: Nils Hager

THE PROGRAM

Communication Design: The curriculum

The study program Communication Design (B.A.) shapes individuals for a future as a creative. Communication Designers can deploy their knowledge within many branches of the economy as well as in state institutions. 

As the field of Graphic Design has undergone lasting changes in the past decade, the degree course is multidisciplinary and reaches far beyond text and picture composition. It further deals with the invention of new pictorial worlds for different tasks through photography, motion design, infographic and apps for mobile telephones or tablet-PCs.

The state-accredited bachelor’s degree program in Communication Design at BTK – University of Art & Design gives you all the conceptual, design, and technical competencies you need for working in the real world. This mix of international and German design culture and tradition stands for a progressive education in line with the times. A diverse range of inspiration and influence awaits you, as well as an international student body, dedicated faculty, and the most exciting city in Europe for design: Berlin!

During your general studies, you will first learn the basic knowledge and skills needed for the field. You will receive a solid foundation in disciplines such as painting, drawing, typography, layout, photography, and animation. The visual skills you will gain range from simple scribbles to complex animations. History and theory of design likewise create an academic basis for your studies in Communication Design.

Starting in your 2nd semester, you can choose to focus on your own specific subjects within the compulsory modules. Editorial Design, Advertising Design, Ads and Sequencing, or Corporate Identity are just a few seminars that you can choose from.  

These are enhanced with interdisciplinary seminars from the areas of Photography (English), Motion Design, Illustration, Game Design, or Interaction Design. In these, you learn to master projects on both a concept and a design level.

A mandatory, 21-week internship awaits you in the third phase of your studies. It serves to give you start in your future career in the professional world. As an alternative, you can choose to complete a semester abroad. The Laureate International Network offers special options and support.

For your 7th semester, you as a bachelor’s degree candidate will apply your newfound knowledge by realizing your own concepts and sophisticated projects. This is the best business card you could ever have for presenting yourself and your work to your preferred or future employer.

BTK offers the hands-on, future-oriented Communication Design program of study at all three campuses: in Berlin, Hamburg, and Iserlohn. Previous degrees or achievements can be accepted; thus, you have the option of beginning your studies at BTK in an advanced semester. 

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BTK BERLIN: CENTER OF TALENT

Creativity, practical knowledge, team and entrepreneurial spirit at an international level meet at BTK. 
Practical and personal with huge international possibilities, thanks to the membership of the world’s largest university network Laureate and to a large partner network distributed over all continents.

Boundless international prospects

  • Membership in the world’s largest network of universities, Laureate International
  • Integrated semester abroad at one of our partner universities worldwide
  • Transnational internship projects
  • Intercultural exchange with students and faculty

Boundless practical orientation

  • Integrated internships and traineeships
  • Lectures and events led by successful personalities and partners from the real world

Boundless individual development

  • Small study groups
  • Individual monitoring and close collaboration with professors from the real world
  • Individual support from the International Office for the semester abroad

Last but not least – each individual on our campus 

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

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APPLY TODAY AT BTK

  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.