BA Illustration

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Bringing your vision to life

The Illustration programme at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) combines the classic arts such as painting, drawing and graphic art with the fascination of current design with the help of modern, digital techniques. Illustrations visualize complex content in newspapers, magazines, infographics, advertisements, posters, websites, and apps. They tell stories in picture books and comics and create entire films or virtual worlds in storyboards and concept arts.
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Using media to create content from a conceptual and design perspective.

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Key facts BA Illustration

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Admission Requirements

Here are some things you will require for your application at the UE:

  • Completed admission form
  • Transcript & language proficiency
  • CV & Copy of passport
  • a portfolio is required
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Semesters & Credits

  • 6 semesters
  • 180 ECTS (Credits)
  • Teaching language: English

The programme starts in both the winter and summer terms.


  • EU applicants standard: € 708 monthly
  • Non-EU applicants standard: € 12,100 yearly

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They study and deepen the art of drawing not only as a professional foundation but also as an elementary cultural technique for communication and idea generation. In a creative atmosphere, you will learn artistic and application-oriented, experimental and classical, analog and digital working methods of painting, drawing and printmaking and how to apply them professionally. As an illustration student, you will tell stories, illustrate books or create entire films in comics and storyboards.

Your lecturers and professors are internationally working illustrators and artists who will share their experiences from their professional practice with you. Illustration is a young, growing programme of studies, which with its lecturers from the practice, the integrated semester abroad or practical semester and a variety of elective modules as well as interdisciplinary seminars will give you the best possible start into the profession of an artist.

We have cooperations with e.g. Reporters without Borders, Botanical Museum Berlin, Bioeconomy Council of the Federal Government, Charité Berlin, Theater an der Parkaue and many more. And also offers creative guest lectures and workshops with artists like Cannaday Chapman and Oliver Kugler.

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Last semester, the UE students from the illustration department developed illustrations in collaboration with Berliner Logobecher GmbH, on the theme of ‘Extinction and Species Conservation’.

These illustrations will be printed on fully compostable and recyclable paper cups and alongside each illustration, there will be information printed about the cooperation with UE.

Professor Hans Baltzer, Illustration Head of Programme at UE’s Berlin campus, said: “For our students, it’s special to see their illustrations on the cups and ultimately to hold their own works in their hands. At UE, it’s our goal to bring art and business together – in this case, through collaboration with Logobecher GmbH – and to show what it feels like to take the first step into professional life.”

These cups are also unique because the Berlin-based company developed the process of creating them.

1st art cup Janika Grote | 2nd art cup Alma Cheurfa | 3rd art cup Luna Hernandez | 4th art cup Dominik Hebling | 5th art cup Katarina Andelkovic

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Prof. Hans Baltzer

Prof. Hans Baltzer

Hans Baltzer is the Head of Programme BA Illustration at University of Europe for Applied Sciences, Berlin campus.

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