Update 22 October 2020 | COVID-19

Covid-19 Update 22 October 2020

Due to the current situation in Berlin and throughout Germany, the Berlin Senate Chancellery has published new standards for Level 2 that applies to all locations (see press release).
The fundamental point is that from Monday, 26 October 2020, we will be able to offer in-person teaching and examinations only where this is essential.

What does this mean for you as a student?


Due to the new regulations we will partly switch to online lectures. Professors and lecturers will discuss the format with you.
We will do our utmost to arrange a hybrid version of classes which will be planned on-site, should you have concerns to come to university in person.

We would also like to inform you that in the week before Christmas (from 14 December) can take place in person only if they cannot be carried out online. This is in accordance with the guidelines of the Berlin Senate Chancellery.
No in-person events are allowed on campus during the first week in January, 4 - 8 January 2021. This is to ensure that chains of infection are broken over the Christmas holidays.


Our services will continue to be available on site. However, the university may no longer be open to the general public. According to the regulations of the Berlin Senate Chancellery, only members of the universities, access is permitted to users of the academic libraries, visitors who are essential necessary for research, study, teaching and administration. As a student, you are a member of the university and will have access to the university's premises, including the function rooms.

Please make an appointment with our service teams or use the consultation hours as before. The use of the library is still possible during our opening hours without restrictions, provided that everybody follows the usual hygiene rules.

Based on our experiences from the summer semester, we are optimistic that we can also make this semester as successful as possible for you.

Take care of yourself and stay healthy.

Best wishes
Victoria Büsch
Thorsten Bagschik

Who we are

The Berlin School of Design and Communication (formerly design akademie berlin berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design) is part of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, a private, state-recognized and accredited university in the heart of Berlin. The five schools of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences combine modern management and entrepreneurship, media and creative industries, technology and IT, music and sound design in modern study programmes.

All schools focus on practice-oriented project work in small teams, freedom for individual learning, and personal supervision by lecturers from the field. In short: learning according to the CORE principle.

Profile. History. Numbers.

With six Bachelor's and three Master's programmes in marketing, advertising, web development, design and communication, the Berlin School of Design and Communication is a strong academic partner for the Berlin media and agency landscape.

In the spacious studios, open and creative spaces of the Berlin School of Design and Communication, everything revolves around encounters, communication and collaboration.
Located in the heart of Berlin Kreuzberg, the rooms offer the perfect setting for real projects with agencies, publishers, media companies and advertising clients.

It was founded in 2007 as a private university and is state-approved by the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Science and Research. Since 2013 it has been part of SRH Holding, a non-profit foundation based in Heidelberg.  Together with its predecessor institutions - design akademie berlin and Kommunikationsmanagement GmbH - the Berlin School of Design and Communication Design has a 25-year history with extensive educational and teaching experience in the fields of communication, marketing, advertising and design.
At present approx. 300 studying at the Berlin School of Design and Communication are registered, more than 4,000 graduates were trained at the university since its establishment 1995 or further.