MA Communication Design

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Master your creative journey

The Master's programme in Communication Design at UE merges theory and practice in order to strengthen knowledge and skill set, as well as hone the ability to develop relevant solutions and an advanced design process. The programme promotes creative design skills, knowledge of the theories and history of art & design, the ability to critically analyse contemporary phenomena, and the practical understanding of both analogue and digital media implementation.
The degree programme combines the fields of art and design with culture and the humanities. Social, economic, political, and institutional issues are addressed and reflected upon using a wide range of academic discourses that support and enhance the design process. This enables graduates to actively participate in the development and shaping of globally interconnected cultures, manifesting the importance of the designer’s role in the global community.

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Key facts MA Communication Design

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Immerse yourself in a city full of culture, diversity, and opportunities!

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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
  • Motivational letter
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Semesters & Credits

  • 2, 3 or 4 semesters
  • 60, 90 or 120 ECTS (Credits)
  • Choose between the Standard Track (120 ECTS) and the Fast Track (60 or 90 ECTS) study options based on your previous education.
  • Teaching language: English

The programme starts in both the winter and summer terms.


  • EU applicants standard: € 820 monthly
  • Non-EU applicants standard: € 10,938 yearly

Got questions about financing? Check out our fees!

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Our Master’s programme is the ideal next step for students who have completed a BA programme in Art & Design and wish to broaden and deepen their knowledge, opening up new perspectives. The degree prepares students for careers in both traditional professional roles within art & design, as well as emerging fields for communication designers in the 21st century. It is also suitable for students with backgrounds in business, humanities, cultural studies, media studies, and Science and Technology Studies (STS).

In the Communication Design master’s programme we place particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches. These disciplines range from the design of speculative scenarios to the promotional use of drone displays, from storytelling to theory building, from the initiation of design processes to their successful realisation in institutional and economic contexts. The aim is to train creative personalities who can build communicative processes in political, economic, scientific and social contexts on a local or global level.

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

  • Celebrating Reporters without Borders for Press Freedom
  • TOA
  • HKW Logo
  • Axel Springer
  • Pilot Logo

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Learn from our Experts

Here you will find further valuable information about our professors and their career.

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. Jan Haux

Prof. Jan Haux

Jan Haux is the professor for Communication Design at University of Europe for Applied Sciences, Hamburg campus. Visit us to know more!
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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