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Communication Design Top-up

This study programme is designed for graduates of the htk academy.
Find all information about the degree as well as the application on this page.

Kommunikations - Design

What is this programme about?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.

Start | Language of instruction

  • Winter semester: Sep 2024
  • Summer semester: Mar 2025
  • English


  • Berlin

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  • € 8,999
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Credits | Duration | Degree

  • 90 ECTS
  • 2 semesters (Fast track, with work experience) 
    3 semesters (Standard track, without work experience)


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

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.

Graduates have the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design 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.

Reasons to study Communication Design

Our graduate Marcel is talking about the study programme and his experience at UE Campus Berlin.


UE fosters a dynamic campus life with a myriad of engaging events, from industry-focused seminars to cultural festivals, creating a vibrant community that enhances both academic and social experiences for students.

Cooperation Partners

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

  • Reports without Borders for Press Freedom
  • HKW Logo
  • TOA
  • Wall Decaux
  • Royal College of Art Logo

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Learn from our Experts

Prof. Christoph Büch

Prof. Christoph Büch

Learn more about Prof. Christoph Büch, Programme Director Communications Design MA, Campus Berlin at University of Europe for Applied Sciences.
Prof. Dr. Till Julian Huss

Prof. Dr. Till Julian Huss

Prof Dr Till Julian Huss is Professor of Art and Media Theory at UE Berlin and Vice Dean for Business and Art & Design at the UE Innovation Hub in Potsdam.
Prof. Yang Liu

Prof. Yang Liu

Since 2010, Prof. Liu has been part of the Department of Art & Design and teaches Communication Design at the University of Europe in Berlin. Find out more!
Prof. Volker Pook

Prof. Volker Pook

Volker Pook is the professor for Communication Design at University of Europe for Applied Sciences, Berlin campus. Apply now to know more!

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