· Winter semester: September
· Summer semester: March
· 2 Semesters
Top up degree for htk academy students.
Have you recently graduated from the htk academy or are you a current student? Then we have great news for you! We offer you the chance to join our highly practical BA in Communication Design and gain a bachelor’s degree at UE. This will kick off in the summer semester 2021, and it will run alongside two theory courses. Alternatively, you can start the top-up degree in the winter semester 2021. As a htk graduate you will have already completed the work experience you need, therefore your required internship period will be reduced and undertaken during the semester breaks. After successfully passing the required UE courses and internship, you will be awarded a bachelor's degree.
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· Winter semester: September
· Summer semester: March
· 2 Semesters
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
*Important note: There is no guarantee that classroom teaching will be possible throughout the semester due to COVID-19.
· Individual development
· Small learning groups
· Creative freedom
What makes it outstanding to study at UE?Show more
The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is state accredited and has received multiple awards. 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.
Studying at UE in GermanyShow more
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.
– Phil Knight.
Career options with a degree in Communication DesignShow more
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.
Students talk about their studies - #uestoriesShow more
"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.
Tuition fees and fundingShow more
As a private university, our fees are worth it: UE will help you set them apart from the graduates of many public universities. Your employment and earnings prospects are greatly improved.
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.
How to applyShow more
1. Please complete our online application form in its entirety.
2. Upload the relevant certified documents.
3. Interview stage: 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. You can apply a year in advance for your desired starting semester.
htk academyShow more
htk academy, one of UE’s academic partners, provides high-quality vocational courses for those who aspire to work as graphic designers, illustrators or game creators. The affiliation with UE will allow you, as a graduate or current student of htk academy, to continue your studies at UE and top up your htk vocational qualification with a bachelor's degree.
Are you uncertain if you have enough sufficient work experience? This is not an issue for our top-up degree students! You will just have to complete an internship in the second semester at UE, which extends the standard study period by one semester.
This course consists of six semesters. Find out what will you study by downloading the course’s curriculum.Curriculum Top-up 'with work experience'
UE Stories: Anna Lea
"There is really a lot of emphasis on practice. As a student, you quickly gain project experience and many contacts.""
UE Stories: Marcel
"I have always understood the lecturers more as companions who can also help you with your first real projects in addition to the daily study routine.""
UE Stories: Constantin
"In retrospect, I really appreciate the freedom offered by studying at UE. The professors and lecturers give the students the space to develop individually. There is no uniform teaching.""
UE Stories: Niklas von Schwarzdorn
"Niklas completed his bachelor's degree in photography from the UE. Today, he is the editor of his own fashion magazine "Hart" and takes over the tasks of Creative Director and Editorial Designer.""
UE Stories: Christina Heurig
"My interactive books of experiences are the protagonist’s fictional diaries, which the reader decodes for him or herself.""
UE Stories: Alain Walter
"The experiences that inspired me were the experiences of the instructors.""
UE Stories: Felix Hülpüsch
"It was good for self-discovery and helped me establish my own style. It was really great that my family and friends encouraged me to take a break and pursue my passion.""
UE Stories: Mascha Camino
"We have great instructors in our programme. …and I’ve collected a wide range of experiences.""