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Communication Design Top-up

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. It will run alongside two or three theory courses. 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.

* Accreditation in preparation due to new bachelor reform.

 

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Hybrid class: Design and Narration, Summer 2021

Key Facts

Starting semesters
Starting semesters

· Winter semester: September

· Summer semester: March 

Language of instruction
Language of instruction

English (Berlin)

German (Hamburg)

Degree
Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Tuition fee
Tuition fee

€ 8,999 

Credits
Credits

90 ECTS

*Important note: There is no guarantee that classroom teaching will be possible throughout the semester due to COVID-19.

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Highlights
Highlights

With your graduation from the htk academy and the Top-up to a full Bachelor's degree (total 180 ECTS).

Campus
Campus

Berlin (English)

Hamburg (German)

Duration
Duration

· 2 semesters (Fast track, with work experience) 

· 3 semesters (Standard track, without work experience) 

Curriculum

This degree programme comprises two or three semesters, depending on your qualifications. Together we will find out which track is suitable for you. You are welcome to download the curriculum here for the contents of the programme.

 

Curriculum Top-up 'with work experience' Curriculum Top-up 'without work experience'

The best of both worlds

Graduates have the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design at the UE in Hamburg (German programme) or Berlin (English programme) after graduating from htk.

 

The time spent at the htk is credited and within the framework of our htk Top-Up, the Bachelor's degree can be obtained in a shorter time. Due to the close proximity of the htk to the UE, there is no need to move to a new home to study, so you can study in peace and quiet in your familiar surroundings.

 

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.

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.

htk academy is one of UE’s academic partners. The affiliation will allow you, as a graduate or current student of htk, 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.

Students who have successfully completed the htk academy in the above-mentioned subject area and who can prove that they have a university entrance qualification according to one of the alternatives of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG) § 9 paragraph 2-4 or paragraph 7 are admitted to study at UE without further examination.

 

Pupils with a secondary school leaving certificate and an htk final grade of at least 2.3 are also admitted.

Applicants for the English-language degree programme must also provide proof of command of the English language (B2) as part of their application.

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences is a private university and sets the highest standards for itself. State-of-the-art equipment, qualified and renowned teaching staff, but also a far-reaching network as well as courses and practical projects with their finger on the pulse of the times are what set us apart. Accordingly, our tuition fees differ from those of public universities.

 

Nevertheless, we would like to make it possible for all interested parties to study at UE and therefore offer various financing options from BAföG to scholarships. If you would like to find out more about how you can finance your Top-up at UE, you will find all the important information on our website on tuition fees and financing.

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.

Collaboration Partners

Gain access to internships and real- life projects in a range of leading companies and cultural institutions.

Gain access to internships and real- life projects in a range of leading companies and cultural institutions.

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