In hands-on projects, you will experience the entire workflow from finding ideas for technical implementation. You design apps, animations, posters, books, magazines, brand identities, and more. Our practical approach prepares you to develop your creative personality and become a professional designer.
Study Communication Design in a motivating environment
Studying Graphic Design & Visual Communication (also called "Communication Design") in the middle of Berlin provides permanent inspiration. In a friendly and motivating learning atmosphere, our experienced team of lecturers and professors encourages you to unfold your talents. We support you with an open and inclusive environment and personally respond to your needs to prepare you for a professional career as a graphic designer.
The Bachelor in Graphic Design and Visual Communication is completely taught in English and designed to prepare you for an international creative career. With students from more than 48 different countries, we offer a truly intercultural experience.
Duration: 3 years / 6 semesters
Points: 180 ECTS
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Fee: 660€ monthly
Study Graphic Design and Visual Communication at Berlin International
Graphic Design and Visual Communication Study Program
What you can expect from the Bachelor program in Graphic Design and Visual Communication:
You will learn to analyze, question, and improve given scenarios. Within the framework of your studies, you will do practical exercises such as creating layouts, bookbinding, or drawing and learn about software skills, design thinking, research methods, and creative techniques. In particular, we will deal with the discipline's typography and information design across all media.
Experience an international and multicultural environment in Berlin
In addition to project-based courses within the Graphic Design program, we visit design studios, communication agencies, first-class design exhibitions, and fairs. You will meet leading designers and blend Berlin’s vibrant culture into your studies. Joint projects allow you to collaborate with fellow students from our other design programs and various international backgrounds.
Your career opportunities with a degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communication
The Graphic Design and Visual Communication program prepare you to become a successful designer in fields such as brand design, interaction design, information design, motion graphics, advertising, and design consultancy. Your work in the field of Graphic Design and Visual Communication can impact and improve our daily environment in economic, political, social, cultural, and personal life.
Professional work environments are:
Graphic design studios
Branding and advertising agencies
Publishers (digital, print and learning media)
Interaction and web design agencies
Television and film industries
Design departments of mid-sized and large companies
Start-ups in fields such as app design or game design
Best training with the accredited Graphic Design and Visual Communication study program
The Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design & Visual Communication at Berlin International has been accredited and evaluated as a quality program with transparent structures, regulations, and qualification targets. Our program thus has proven to conform to the highest quality standards set by the European Higher Education Act.
Application and admission to the Graphic Design and Visual Communication program
The application process for studying Graphic Design & Visual Communication at Berlin International is very easy. You can easily and safely share your personal information through our online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link, you can upload a copy of your documents:
Copy of passport or identity card
Copy of your school-leaving certificate (German (Fach-)Abitur) or equivalent
Copy of English Language Test
A portfolio with a maximum of 10 works
APPLICATION FOR STUDY PROGRAMS (COVID -19 UPDATE)
Q1. Is the Application Process the same?
Yes, we are accepting applications for Fall Intake 2021 for new and transfer students. We continue to receive applications and make offers to students, including international applicants. If you have not yet applied but plan to do so, you should apply as scheduled. Our team can advise you on all aspects of studying at Berlin International.
You can submit your application 24/7 through our Application Portal, just follow the link here.
Q2. What is the Application Deadline?
We accept applications for start into Spring Semester 2021 only for transfers into a higher semester from 14th December 2020 until 15th February 2021.
We accept applications for start into Fall Semester 2021/22 for new and transfer students from 14th December 2020 until 31st August 2021.
Q3. How can I apply for a visa if the embassies are closed?
Please contact the German embassy or consulate in your home country to find out about the visa process in the current situation.
Q4. If my visa is delayed, how late can I start and how can I keep up with my coursework?
We hope to resume regular teaching on campus as soon as possible, starting with the Fall Semester 2021 at the latest.
However, if the pandemic continues, we have the option of offering hybrid teaching, which we have already done successfully in the Fall Semester of 2020. In case, we will offer virtual teaching opportunities for students who are unable to begin their studies on campus on time due to COVID-19 travel restrictions or visa delays. These students can begin their studies online from their home country and then continue their studies on campus once they are able to travel to Germany.
If the pandemic continues, we can guarantee that we will offer online classes in parallel with face-to-face classes for the entire first semester.
Q5. If the COVID-19 pandemic continues, what happens if a new student does not want to take the online courses that would be offered as substitute for on-campus classes?
If the pandemic continues at the start of the Fall Semester 2021, we will offer virtual teaching opportunities for new students who are unable to begin their studies on campus in time due to COVID-19 travel restrictions or visa delays.
However, if new students to not wish to begin their courses online, they may also defer their start date to the next Fall Intake 2022 at no charge. New students must start in the fall; they cannot start in spring.
Q6. When will the Fall semester 2021 begin?
Fall Semester 2021/22: 01.10.2021 - 28.02.2022
Welcome Days: 27.09.2021 - 01.10.2021
Please see the Academic Calendar 2021/22 on our homepage for more information.