BA Graphic Design & Visual Communication

General

Program Description

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.

Intercultural experience

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.

Program facts

  • Duration: 3 years / 6 semesters
  • Points: 180 ECTS
  • Language: English
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Location: Berlin-Charlottenburg
  • Start: October
  • Fee: 600€ 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 disciplines 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 prepares 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
  • a copy of your school-leaving certificate (German (Fach-)Abitur) or equivalent
  • copy of English Language Test
  • a portfolio with a max. of 10 works
Last updated March 2019

About the School

Berlin International University of Applied Sciences is a state-recognized and non-profit German university of applied sciences located in the center of Berlin. We are determined to offer a challenging ... Read More

Berlin International University of Applied Sciences is a state-recognized and non-profit German university of applied sciences located in the center of Berlin. We are determined to offer a challenging, innovative and practice-oriented education that advances the academic, cultural and linguistic potential of our students and prepares them for international careers in a globalized world. Read less