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Communication Design Top-up

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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Key Facts

Starting semesters
Starting semesters

· Winter semester: September 2021/22

· Summer semester: March 2022

· 2 Semesters

Language of instruction
Language of instruction

English (Berlin)

German (Hamburg)

Degree
Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Tuition fee
Tuition fee

8,982 €

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

· Individual development

· Small learning groups

· Creative freedom

Campus
Campus

Berlin (English)

Hamburg (German)

Benefits

What makes it outstanding to study at UE?

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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 Germany

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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.

“Play by the rules, but be ferocious.”

– Phil Knight.

Career options with a degree in Communication Design

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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 - #uestories

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"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 funding

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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 apply

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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 academy

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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.

Curriculum

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

Curriculum Top-up 'with work experience'

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Collaboration Partners

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

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

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