Christina Heurig

Christina Heurig

Insights into her communication design studies

"Self-discovery is particularly essential in the creative field, since it’s visible in one’s professional work. Through our various courses, some outside our field, I was able to try out and experiment with what was really right for me. This experimental phase extended itself across two very distinctly different internships: Postproduction 2D/3D at PX1 and Scenography assistance at Studio Babelsberg/HFF Potsdam. The first taught me commercial perfection in print, retouching, final drafting and customer management in the branding industry. The other brought my skills in story telling and industrial art practices (design and set building) in production design up to a completely new level!
Both sets of skills are now essential for me. Without the context of my studies, the experiences would have been less worthwhile, since I was able to take what I learned and reflect on it once more in the theory modules and bring all of these disciplines together in my BA thesis."
Which three things in your studies are you most grateful for?
1. Close contact with instructors, who honed my “artistic voice.” (Thank you, James Higginson, Cyrus Khazaeli and Daniel Bastian!)
2. Learning to “study”: No one at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) could tell me how I should develop myself. You had to find that out for yourself! Throughout, I was encouraged to find my own way.
3. Once I knew what I needed as terms of additional skills, I could make use the opportunities and experiences available at the UE. 

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