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Communication Design, BA*

Our programme is the first step towards your career in the creative industries.

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.

* Accreditation in preparation due to new bachelor reform.

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Key Facts

Starting semesters
Starting semesters

· Winter semester: September 2021

· Summer semester: March 2022

· 6 Semesters

Language of instruction
Language of instruction

English (Berlin)

German (Hamburg)

Degree
Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Tuition fee
Tuition fee

EU applicants: 9,310 € / Non-EU applicants: 12,110 € (yearly)

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Internship semester / semester abroad
Internship semester / semester abroad

5th Semester

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Credits
Credits

180 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.

The programme - internships and semester abroad

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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. 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.

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).

4. Your portfolio:

  • 5-10 visual or interactive projects, or 20 single pieces (with accompanying image series, sketches and/or other visual/textual material) Original work. E.g., illustrations, poster series, collages, paintings, sculptures, short films, animations, applications or websites, as well as text-based conceptual projects. Also excerpts from sketchbooks, and research development where applicable. 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.

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.

Curriculum

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

Curriculum Bachelor Communication Design

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