March & September
Prepare yourself for your Bachelor's degree in Art & Design in the best possible way. Our Art & Design Foundation Diploma gives you the unique opportunity to learn the basics of our Art & Design degree programmes in Berlin. After the semester, decide where your strengths lie. At the UE Campus in Berlin, we educate more than 300 students each year in the following subjects:
You will get to know our teachers, your fellow students, our campus and our studios and equipment. After the orientation semester, you choose your focus in the Bachelor's programme according to your strengths and preferences.
Your benefits of the Foundation Diploma Art & Design at a glance:
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March & September
EU applicants: € 4,250
Non-EU applicants: € 6,050
The fee will be rewarded as credit for your subsequent Bachelor's programme at UE (6th semester).
IELTS English level 4.5 or higher
High school certificate
Portfolio: not required
18 hours per week
The pre course consists of 18 hours per week (HPW). Learn more about the course content in the curriculum.
Distribution of the semester hours per week
Adobe Creative Suite (Tools & Technologies 1)
i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere
Essentials of the design degree programmes (Fundamentals 1)
Teaching of the study programme-specific basics as a summary of the respective professional field with the aim of getting to know the different genres, fields of activity and career opportunities and creating a successful portfolio.
3 HPW in each of the basic courses: Game Design, Illustration, Photography & New Media, Communication Design and Film & Motion Design.
Scientific working (Theory 1)
Taking part in the foundation diploma, you will gather skills in the following segments that qualify you for a Bachelor's programme at UE:
You will get a certificate for taking this foundation diploma Art & Design.
Live and study in Berlin, the buzzing capital of Germany!
Stable economy, Europe's start-up destination No. 1 and the endless amount of leisure & clubbing activities that Berlin has to offer will guarantee you a once in a lifetime experience. Combine a creative study programme with the advantages of the Art & Design scene in Berlin.
Start your application here. Select Undergraduate + Foundation.
Then select the language English.
Now select the Programme you like to study xx with Foundation Diploma and then click on Start Application.
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