B.A. Communication Design


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Program Description

Communication is everything: ads, book covers, magazines, logos, apps, interfaces, Webdesign, or packaging design. Every day we encounter hundreds of visual messages. They all influence our thoughts and actions, and not just on account with their aesthetic value. They also convey multilayered content and emotions. As a communication designer or graphic designer, you'll find the best visual and creative expression for all messages, thereby resolving the issues that arise in design.

Our university focuses on your development. That's why we teach in small learning groups and in a friendly and personal atmosphere. You will be taught by renowned lecturers from the creative industry and study at a campus that is centrally located, equipped with the newest technology (photo studio, print & scan lab, VR equipment, MacPools, etc.), and that is known for its international and English-speaking character.

At the University of Applied Sciences Europe, you even get the possibility to actively shape your studies and your career path. Depending on your personal career goals, you will select your own specializations and choose from a range of interdisciplinary subjects. The programs taught at our university also include practical projects with top partners from the creative industry and optional field trips which will prepare you perfectly for your dream job.

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Your career options with a degree in Communication Design

Communication designers are integrated into all stages of concept phases and strategic planning. They play a leading role in ensuring artistically based ideas, strategic, economic, technical, social, and ecological parameters all flow into the design. This makes the career of a communication designer very complex, varied and exciting.

The market for communication designers spans a broad range of jobs. Our alumni work in the creative industry as creative or art directors at advertising or communication agencies, in publishing houses or at government institutions. Many are entrepreneurs or freelancers or work in design offices. Communication designers provide answers to the questions of our time. They reflect, transfer, visualize, formulate, invent, envision, plan, think, disagree, inspire, and present.

The program - courses, internships, semester abroad

This program is divided into various modules. In the foundational modules, we’ll first teach you the basics of artistic crafts, such as typography, drawing, painting, and graphic design. Then you’ll be able to develop your own specializations in elective modules for editorial design, digital design, advertising design, ads and sequencing, and corporate identity. The theoretical element will cover important historical and contemporary developments in art, film, photography, and design.

In the 5th semester, you’ll have the opportunity to test out your newly-gained design skills in practice through an internship or a semester abroad.

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Apply today to University of Applied Sciences Europe

You can apply a year in advance for your desired starting semester.

How to apply:

1. Please complete our online application form in its entirety.
2. Upload a certified copy and a certified translation in German or English of your high school diploma or equivalent.
3. In case you have already studied in the area of design, please also submit a copy and a certified translation of your transcript.

Once we have gone through your application and work samples, we will invite you to an interview. It can take place at our campus, or via telephone or video conference (e.g., Skype).


Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Private and state-accredited: The University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) educates tomorrow's designers and decision-makers in the areas of business, sports, media & event and art & design. ... Read More

Private and state-accredited: The University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) educates tomorrow's designers and decision-makers in the areas of business, sports, media & event and art & design. The students become part of an innovative and international network, representing more than 100 nations at the UE campuses in Berlin, Hamburg and Iserlohn. Read less
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