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UX/UI Design, BA

User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design is one of the most popular fields in today’s creative industries. As a result of talented designers and researchers, UX/UI-design technology, data and services are becoming more accessible and more enjoyable than ever. Since many products are similar, the key to achieving success in UX and UI design is to focus on users and their experience. How a user interacts with an application, service or product makes a huge difference.

The interdisciplinary programme in UX/UI offers students an understanding of topics including user experience, visual interface design functionality, techniques and services. The course focuses on the complex field of emotional interaction between humans, technical devices and interfaces. Become part of our fascinating broad UX/UI approach and help shape the digital future.

 

 

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Key Facts

Starting semesters
Starting semesters

· Winter semester: September

· Summer semester: March

Tuition fees | EU applicants
Tuition fees | EU applicants

Standard: € 708 monthly 

 

Save additional €70 each month with our 10% IT contribution. (T&C's apply)

 

Please find out more about our fees, discounts and how you can fund your studies.  

Tuition fees | Non-EU applicants
Tuition fees | Non-EU applicants

Standard: € 12,100 yearly

 

Benefit from our loyalty discount and save € 6,050 on the full tuition fee. 

 

Please find out more about our fees, discounts and how you can fund your studies. 

Degree
Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Internship semester / semester abroad
Internship semester / semester abroad

5th semester

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Language of instruction
Language of instruction

English (UE Innovation Hub)

German (Hamburg)

Credits
Credits

180 ECTS (6 semesters)

Highlights
Highlights

· Individual development

· Small learning groups

· Creative freedom

Campus
Campus

UE Innovation Hub (English)

Hamburg (German)

Curriculum

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

 

Curriculum UX/UI Design

UX/UI Design at a glance

Studying UX/UI at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences will provide you with a highly dynamic and interdisciplinary education in one of the creative industries most relevant areas. You will acquire hands-on knowledge of your discipline through collaboration with industry partners and practical experiences. Our interdisciplinary teaching system will allow you to further tailor your professional profile by combining your core discipline with range of specializations options such as creative computing or product management.

 

Our university focuses on your development. That's why we teach in small learning groups and in a friendly and personal atmosphere. We’ll oversee your individual development process and help you define your talents and strengths while helping you develop your own visual signature. You will be taught by renowned lecturers from the industry and study at a campus that is located in a technical and creative surrounding.

UX/UI Design positions have been at the top of the job lists in the creative/tech industries for many years now but demand among employers is still rising, mainly due to the rapid acceleration of digital technologies, the increasing computerization of all aspects of our life and the ongoing transformation of companies to the Industry 4.0 era.

 

You will broaden your perspective in interdisciplinary seminars, workshops, excursions and study trips, and in the 5th semester, you will also have the opportunity to test your acquired design skills in practice in an internship at home or abroad.

Graduates from the UX/UI programme will be equipped with the following competencies:

  • Understand and leverage ethnographic research
  • Identify and introduce trends in emerging technologies like AR/VR/XR, IoT and AI
  • Develop forward-thinking concepts using personas, user journeys, user maps, wireframes etc.
  • Create visual design comps and prototypes with industry-standard software (Sketch, Adobe CS, InVision)
  • Conduct interactive usability tests
  • Collaborate effectively with project stakeholders and partners
  • Communicate product vision and strategy both verbally and visually to teams and clients
  • Implement together with engineers
  • Develop brand guidelines and communication together with marketing

As a UX/UI designer, you can work for startups, design agencies or large corporates, on a freelance basis or even remotely.

According to statistical surveys by StepStone and Glassdoor, UX/UI designers in Germany can expect an average salary of around 40,000 to 50,000 euros per year. Campusjäger mentions that the starting salary after a Bachelor's degree can be somewhat lower at 37,000 euros per year.

 

Internships, part-time jobs and independent projects can always have an impact on salary negotiations - so with a practice-oriented degree programme like UX/UI Design at UE, you lay valuable foundations for your professional future.

Study UX/UI Design

Hear from Professor Thomas Noller, Vice-President of International and Academic Development, as he gives an overview of our UX/UI Design Bachelor programme.

Study UX/UI Design

Hear from Professor Thomas Noller, Vice-President of International and Academic Development, as he gives an overview of our UX/UI Design Bachelor programme.

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Bachelorprojekt von Jennifer Kassoke, university of Europe for Applied Sciences

Choosing the right study degree that is matching your interests best can be hard. For the upcoming semester, we offer you the chance to get a sneak peek into your desired study programme. Our foundation diploma will allow you to understand your professors as well as teaching material of the different creative study programmes more in-depth. Obtain a degree that matches your strengths and interests best. This offer applies to the following Art & Design degrees at UE:

 

  • Film & Motion Design
  • Photography & New Media
  • Illustration
  • Communication Design
  • Game Design
  • UX/UI Design

Important note: Please select "Undergraduate + Foundation" as the programme type when applying via our online portal.

Apply now for your UX/UI Design studies! The application deadlines end shortly before the start of each semester, so you can also start at UE at short notice. However, you can apply up to one year in advance - simply fill out our application form online.

 

A portfolio with samples of work is welcome but not required.

UE is awarding scholarships for young talents in the field of art & design at our Hamburg and Berlin locations every semester. Apply for the Digital Pioneers Scholarship - not only will you secure financial benefits for your Bachelor's degree in UX/UI Design, but you will also lay the first foundation for your future career.

 

Get more information and access to the application form here.

As a private university, the University of Europe for Applied Sciences offers above-average services for its students - from state-of-the-art technical equipment and internationally renowned teaching staff to a comprehensive range of practical projects. Only in this way can we optimally prepare you for your next career steps.

 

However, this also means that our tuition fees differ from those of public universities. In addition to our scholarships, we offer students other options for financing their design studies. You can find more important information on our website about tuition fees and financing, and our student advisory service will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Learning from the best

In the B.A. UX/UI Design you always learn in small groups with a seminar character. Our lecturers are internationally successful and well-known experts in their field and not only impart important knowledge, but also support you individually during your studies.

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Your individual path

Whether foundation diploma, internship, specialisation modules or semester abroad - our interdisciplinary and practically oriented study subjects allow you to tailor your studies entirely to your personal interests, preferences and strengths.

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Study internationally

The state-recognised UX/UI Design degree programme at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences is available in either German (Hamburg) or English (Berlin) - our university has several international campuses and welcomes students from over 100 nations.

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Modern teaching

Practical experience is essential - that's why we offer the optimal framework conditions for all degree programmes. Take advantage of the MacPools, various studios and VR equipment for your projects and prepare yourself optimally for your future professional life.

Collaboration Partners

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

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

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