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Communication Design, BA

At UE 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 multifaceted 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 this Bachelor's degree, 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.


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Starting semesters
Starting semesters

· Winter semester: September

· Summer semester: March

Tuition fees | EU applicants
Tuition fees | EU applicants

Standard: € 708 monthly 


Save additional € 70 each month with our starter bonus.


Please find out more about our fees, discounts and how you can fund your studies.  

Tuition fees | Non-EU applicants
Tuition fees | Non-EU applicants

Standard: € 12,100 yearly


For more information on discounts, please contact us by filling out the form below.


Please find out more about our fees, discounts, and how you can fund your studies. 

Language of instruction
Language of instruction

English (Berlin)

German (Hamburg)


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Internship semester / semester abroad
Internship semester / semester abroad

5th semester

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180 ECTS ( 6 semesters)


We also offer an MA Communication Design to the Bachelor's degree.


Berlin (English)

Hamburg (German)


This course consists of six semesters. Find out what will you study by downloading the curriculum.


Curriculum Bachelor Communication Design

Communication Design at a glance

The Bachelor's degree programme in Communication Design with its practice-oriented focal points trains your professional knowledge and your creative-conceptual confidence in equal measure. During the course of your studies, you will design concepts in the fields of corporate identity, advertising, cross-media campaigns, interface design, app & web design, interaction design, editorial, poster, book, logo and much more. You will learn to initiate innovative solution processes, moderate methodically and work in team structures.


Our international and intercultural Berlin UE Campus offers ideal preparation for your career. Our teachers are your mentors because your success is our goal! Throughout your studies, we offer practical phases and excursions where you can apply and improve your newly acquired skills.


In the 5th semester, you also have the opportunity to try out your creative skills directly during an internship or semester abroad.

In addition to design fundamentals and design theory, a special focus of the Communication Design B.A. lies in the area of future-oriented digital media. In addition, you can expect exciting insights into the study programmes Photography & New Media, Illustration, Film & Motion Design, Game Design and Business, because our interdisciplinary study structure makes you all-around fit for your future.

Within this Bachelor's degree programme, you will learn from experienced lecturers from the creative industries and use our extensive infrastructure, consisting of workshops, library, studios and laboratories. Analogue letterpress, typesetting and screen printing are among the techniques you'll be experimenting with. A darkroom and a photo studio are also available, as well as a Print & Scan Lab, Mac Pools and a Game Lab. A wide range of topics allow you to co-determine and expand your individual study content. You can also choose your own specialization and expand your interdisciplinary knowledge and skills.

You will broaden your perspective in interdisciplinary seminars, workshops, excursions and study trips, and in the 5th semester, you will also have the opportunity to test your acquired design skills in practice in an internship at home or abroad.

Thanks to their acquired software skills and creativity, our graduates can be active in a wide range of fields after their communication design studies - from classic print and digital media to pure online communication.


Our graduates work in advertising and communication agencies, as creative professionals in design offices or as independent freelance designers. The clients: companies, public institutions, NGOs, start-ups, publishing houses and many more. - Good communication is always needed everywhere, and career prospects are correspondingly diverse!


Other professions are, for example:

  • Art director
  • Graphic designer
  • UX designer
  • Digital Consultant
  • 3D Artist
  • Exhibition or trade fair designer

The amount of your starting salary with a B.A. in Communication Design always depends on the future employer. Especially in business, salaries are significantly higher than in the print industry or in creative and media agencies.


Depending on the entry-level position (for example, trainee or junior position), you can expect an average gross salary of about 1,500 to 2,500 € per month. After a few years in the profession and the corresponding experience, salaries of up to 5,000 € are possible.


As a freelancer, the monthly salary varies depending on the amount of paid-for projects as well as the industry and clients you are designing for. The average hourly rate for German freelancers is around 60 to 70 Euros.

Reasons to study Communication Design

Our graduate Marcel is talking about the study programme and his experience at UE Campus Berlin.

Reasons to study Communication Design

Our graduate Marcel is talking about the study programme and his experience at UE Campus Berlin.

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Learning from the best

In the B.A. Communication Design you always learn in small groups with a seminar character. Our lecturers are internationally successful and well-known experts in their field and not only impart important knowledge, but also support you individually during your studies.

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Your individual path

Whether foundation diploma, internship, specialisation modules or semester abroad - our interdisciplinary and practically oriented study subjects allow you to tailor your studies entirely to your personal interests, preferences and strengths.

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Study internationally

The state-recognised Communication Design degree programme at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences is available in either German (Hamburg) or English (Berlin) - our university has several international campuses and welcomes students from over 100 nations.

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Modern teaching

Practical experience is essential - that's why we offer the optimal framework conditions for all degree programmes. Take advantage of the MacPools, various studios and VR equipment for your projects and prepare yourself optimally for your future professional life.

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Choosing the right study degree that is matching your interests best can be hard. For the upcoming semester, we offer you the chance to get a sneak peek into your desired study programme. Our foundation diploma will allow you to understand your professors as well as teaching material of the different creative study programmes more in-depth. Obtain a degree that matches your strengths and interests best. This offer applies to the following Art & Design degrees at UE:


  • Film & Motion Design
  • Photography & New Media
  • Illustration
  • Communication Design
  • Game Design

Important note: Please select "Undergraduate + Foundation" as the programme type when applying via our online portal.

Apply now for your Communication Design studies! The application deadlines end shortly before the start of each semester, so you can also start at UE at short notice. However, you can apply up to one year in advance - simply fill out our application form online.

In addition, we require a portfolio for the Bachelor's degree programme in Communication Design, consisting of a selection of your design projects. How exactly you present yourself and which work samples you would like to include is your own decision. If you still need help with your portfolio, our regular portfolio workshops are a useful option.

Prepare about 8 - 12 work samples which show your strength in visual communication. E.g. drawings, sketchbooks, collages,

photographs, moving image, interactive projects, websites and other creative projects. Also sketchbooks are welcome. All work should be accompanied by a short text reflecting on the project or work.


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.

UE is awarding scholarships for young talents in the field of art & design at our Hamburg and Berlin locations every semester. Apply for the Creative Minds Scholarship - not only will you secure financial benefits for your Bachelor's degree in Communication Design, but you will also lay the first foundation for your future career.


Get more information and access to the application form here.

As a private university, the University of Europe for Applied Sciences offers above-average services for its students - from state-of-the-art technical equipment and internationally renowned teaching staff to a comprehensive range of practical projects. Only in this way can we optimally prepare you for your next career steps.


However, this also means that our tuition fees differ from those of public universities. In addition to our scholarships, we offer students other options for financing their communication design studies. You can find more important information on our website about tuition fees and financing, and our student advisory service will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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