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Diploma University of Applied Sciences Bachelor of Arts graphic design
Diploma University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor of Arts graphic design

6 Semesters


Full time, Part time

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EUR 267 / per month *


* Distance learning: € 267.00 / month


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The bachelor's degree course alt = "Graphic design is intended as a part-time course for people who would like to use their creative talent in the future and who have a keen interest in the professional visual preparation of information.

The standard period of study for the study course alt = "Graphic design is 7 semesters in distance learning and 6 semesters in full-time study . A presence study is currently offered at the study center Leipzig and in Stein / Nuremberg. The distance learning alt =" Graphic design can be done at all nationwide Locations of DIPLOMA.

alt = "Study graphic design

The study course alt = "Graphic design with the Bachelor's degree is designed both in distance learning and in face-to-face studies as a practical course of study that meets the real requirements of agencies and the expectations of students regarding their work.

The course is based on well-founded basic design training, which is expanded to include general knowledge of business administration and marketing.

Nowadays, the visual representation of information affects all common media of everyday life. Accordingly, the design of print, online media and web applications up to mobile and interactive applications is an integral part of the course. In the main course there is a choice between the main areas of digital communication and corporate communication.

In addition to the design skills and knowledge, the students acquire marketing-relevant skills and business knowledge.

The profession of alt = "graphic designer

The combination of design skills with business management and marketing-relevant know-how qualifies the graduates both for management positions in the design and advertising industry and for the step into self-employment. With the successful completion of the Bachelor's degree , the graduates also have knowledge of the scientific background of their specialist area and are able to analyze it and apply it in professional practice.

Normal period

Distance learning: 7 semesters / 180 ECTS

The actual study period can be extended free of charge for up to 4 semesters over the standard period of study.


With sufficient number of participants in the winter semester (October) and summer semester (April).


Accreditation of the degree program by the accreditation agency FIBAA.

tuition fee

Distance learning: € 267.00 / month (total € 11,879.00 plus one-time examination fee of € 665.00)

study form

Attendance study or distance learning. The distance learning course takes place alternating between self-study with study books and full-day Saturday seminars (about 12 Saturdays per semester) at one of our numerous nationwide study centers or online in the "virtual lecture hall" of the DIPLOMA Online Campus.

admission requirements

General higher education entrance qualification, advanced technical college entrance qualification , passing the master's examination or through a proven outstanding scientific or artistic talent (talented examination of the DIPLOMA university at the beginning of the course).

The DIPLOMA University will be happy to provide further information on special degrees upon request. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements can initially take part in the course as guest auditors if the access authorization is within max. 2 semesters is achieved.

For foreign degrees, the equivalence for admission must be checked. If you wish, we can check a voluntarily submitted portfolio for artistic and professional design ability and give you feedback in the course of the first semester to ensure your academic success.


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Graduates receive a bachelor's degree and diploma as well as a Diploma Supplement written in English and a transcript of records, which identify them internationally as academics with a bachelor's degree.


The successful bachelor's degree in alt = "Graphic design exposes graduates to a broad and interesting field of activity. Alt =" Graphic designers find employment in the most diverse areas of consumer goods, capital goods, marketing, media, print and Advertising industry. The professional qualifications are primarily in the creative work area, but also in the management of advertising agencies or media companies. alt = "Graphic designers have the ability to quickly grasp, analyze and abstract problems that do not belong to their original area of knowledge. For this reason, they often have the role of consultant, mostly that of an external consultant.

Major fields of study

Digital applications

The focus area digital applications with 20 ECTS of the course alt = "Graphic design consists of the 3 courses

  1. Information / interface design
  2. Complex screen design
  3. Digital applications project

The study aims of the module are that the students solve complex problems of the interface design and summarize information in a comprehensible, quickly understandable and easily findable way in digital applications, carry out complex design tasks for digital information carriers taking into account the latest developments and the scientific and design knowledge and skills independently in one apply and deepen your own project.

Corporate Communication - corporate communication

The focus module Corporate Communication - Corporate Communication in the amount of 20 ECTS of the course old = "Graphic Design comprises the following 3 events:

  1. Corporate communication
  2. Corporate Design
  3. Applied corporate communication project

The study objectives of the module are to understand strategic decisions in the area of corporate communication and to implement them conceptually and / or in an advisory manner in various areas, to design and implement a complex corporate design for different types and sizes of companies and institutions, and to independently develop scientific and design knowledge and skills apply and deepen in your own project.

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