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With us you can develop your potential and personality. As a communication designer you’ll communicate complex issues visually which will influence thoughts and actions. The work you create will not only be aesthetic, but will also convey multifacetted messages and emotions. To achieve this, content must always be understood in its cultural, social, ecological and economic context. Designers are the driving force here.
Whilst studying the Bachelor's degree in Communication Design, you will learn from experienced professors and lecturers from the creative industries, using our extensive infrastructure of workshops, libraries, studios and laboratories. You’ll also have access to an analogue letterpress/lead typesetting, screen-printing, risograph, b/w darkroom, photo studio, print and scan lab, MacPools and a game lab.
In addition to design basics and design theory, a special focus is placed on the area of future-oriented digital media. Further insights into the Photography, Illustration, Film & Motion Design, Game Design and Business study programmes await you. Our interdisciplinary study structure will make you competent and fit for your future.
The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is state accredited, has received multiple awards and is a worldwide leader among universities with an international approach. To apply at our university, you only need a highschool diploma from your home country.
At the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE), you'll study in small groups. That is how we guarantee you individual support and personal contact with the lecturers. All of our professors are leading experts in their fields with outstanding success in their industries.
The theory you learn will find practical application in several project weeks. A wide variety of interdisciplinary courses allow you to determine the content of your studies. Our university offers modern equipment like photo studios, print and scan labs, Mac pools 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.
We put emphasis on internationality. That is why we were ranked among the top 25 performers in student mobility and international orientation worldwide (U-Multirank 2016). Our numerous international students come from all over the world to pursue a highly valued (state and ZEvA recognised) German degree that is entirely taught in English.
Germany, known as the country of innovators, is the perfect place to get your degree. Germany is a particularly safe and livable country with relatively low tuition fees and affordable living costs. Furthermore, Berlin is known as Europe's creative capital, magnet for artists, and "place to be" for designers.
That's why we encourage international students to come here and study with us. You can apply with your national school degree now. We will then take a look at your application and guide you through the process.
The practice-oriented study focuses on training your specialist knowledge and your creative and conceptual confidence. You will design concepts in the fields of corporate identity, advertising, cross-media campaigns, interface design, app and web design, interaction design, editorial, posters, books, logos and much more. You will learn to initiate innovative solution processes, to moderate methodically and to work in team structures. Our intercultural and international campus offers ideal career preparation. Our professors and lecturers are your mentors, because your success is our goal!
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.
You, our graduates, will be active after graduation in areas ranging from classic print and digital media to pure online communication. You will work as an art director in advertising or a communication agency, as a creative professional in a design studio or as a freelance designer. The clients, companies, public institutions, NGOs, start-ups, publishers etc., need good communication.
You can also find out more about your future professional field on our blog.
"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 the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) Berlin
What makes our university and Berlin so special to him, and what were the highlights of Tommaso’s experience? Read more in our interview with him.
As a private university, we are not funded by the state, but by tuition fees. For this reason, studying at our university costs more than at a public university. But it’s worth it: Our graduates meet essential requirements of careers in 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 Admissions Office can provide you with detailed information. Find out useful information on bachelor 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 a 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 a copy and a certified translation of your transcript.
Once we have gone through your application and work samples, we will invite you to an interview. It can take place at our campus, or via telephone or video conference (e.g., Skype).
Important: In the application phase, you must have already decided in which of our degree programmes you would like to study. However, please note that you may change programmes at a later time if desired.
Find out more about the entire application process.