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We welcome your interest in a Bachelor’s or Master’s course of study at the design akademie berlin, SRH University for Communication and Design. Simply apply online or by post now.  Under your chosen course of study, you will find a check list with the documents requires and tips for creative work and admissions tests.

Bachelor’s and Master’s courses

B.A. Advertising (English)


Check-list for your application:

  • Proof of general higher education entrance qualification or proof of professional qualification/experience in accordance with Section 11 of the Berlin Higher Education Act
  • CV
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Edited written admissions test (see below)
  • Please fill out all documents as .pdf, .zip or .doc

Note: As an applicant for the BA Marketing Communication, you will participate in a two-stage selection procedure. Here you will be expected to prove your analytical and conceptual skills and impress upon us your motivations for study.

Once you have filled out your application, the procedure continues as follows: First we will check your application and completed admissions test (s. below). If we take a positive view of this, we will invite you to a personal admissions interview. Should you not be able to attend a personal appointment on site, the interview can take place via Skype. If you do not wish to upload your completed admissions test, you can bring it along to your personal admissions interview or hand it in after the interview.

Admission test Apply here online! Apply by post!

BA Photography (English)


Check-list for your application:

  • Proof of general higher education entrance qualification or proof of professional qualification/experience in accordance with Section 11 of the Berlin Higher Education Act
  • CV
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Portfolio with 15-20 of your own design pieces
  • Please provide all documents via dropbox or wettransfer link

Notes on portfolio: The portfolio and your CV should provide an image of your personal design-related and technical development. We are consciously avoiding providing a specific theme. Attach a written description to your work and methodology.

Once you have filled out your application, the procedure continues as follows:

First of all, we check your application. If we take a positive view of this, we will invite you to a personal admissions interview. If you are not able to visit Moritzplatz, we will be happy to offer you a Skype appointment. If you cannot upload your portfolio or do not wish to do so, simply bring it with you to your admissions interview.

Apply online here Apply by post here

BA Film + Motion Design (English)


Check-list for your application:

  • Proof of general higher education entrance qualification or proof of professional qualification/experience in accordance with Section 11 of the Berlin Higher Education Act
  • CV
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Portfolio with 2-3 film-related pieces (e.g. Screenplay, scene sketches, storyboard or links to finished pieces of Vimeo or YouTube)
  • Please provide all documents via dropbox or wettransfer link

 The portfolio and CV should provide an image of your individual design and technical development. We are consciously avoiding providing a specific theme. You can attach a short written description to the works, as well as your methodology, for clarification.

After receipt of your application, you will be invited to a personal admissions interview. Should you not have the opportunity to attend your personal interview, we can provide an appointment via Skype. If you cannot upload your portfolio or do not wish to do so, simply bring it with you to your admissions interview.

Apply online here Apply by post here

BA Communication Design (German)


Check-list for your application:

  • Proof of general higher education entrance qualification or proof of professional qualification/experience in accordance with Section 11 of the Berlin Higher Education Act
  • CV
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Portfolio with 10-15 of your own design pieces
  • Please provide all documents via dropbox or wettransfer link

Notes on portfolio: The portfolio and your CV should provide an image of your personal design-related and technical development. We are consciously avoiding providing a specific theme. Attach a written description to your work and methodology.

Once you have filled out your application, the procedure continues as follows:

First of all, we check your application. If we take a positive view of this, we will invite you to a personal admissions interview. If you are not able to visit Moritzplatz, we will be happy to offer you a Skype appointment. If you cannot upload your portfolio or do not wish to do so, simply bring it with you to your admissions interview.

Apply online here Apply by post here

BA Marketing communication (German)


Check-list for your application:

  • Proof of general higher education entrance qualification or proof of professional qualification/experience in accordance with Section 11 of the Berlin Higher Education Act
  • CV
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Edited written admissions test (see below)
  • Please fill out all documents as .pdf, .zip or .doc

Note: As an applicant for the BA Marketing Communication, you will participate in a two-stage selection procedure. Here you will be expected to prove your analytical and conceptual skills and impress upon us your motivations for study.

Once you have filled out your application, the procedure continues as follows:

First we will check your application and completed admissions test. If we take a positive view of this, we will invite you to a personal admissions interview. Should you not be able to attend a personal appointment on site, the interview can take place via Skype. If you do not wish to upload your completed admissions test, you can bring it along to your personal admissions interview or hand it in after the interview.

Admissions test for BA (German) Apply online here Apply by post here

BA Web Development (full time/dual) (German)


Check-list for your application:

  • Proof of general higher education entrance qualification or proof of professional qualification/experience in accordance with Section 11 of the Berlin Higher Education Act
  • CV
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Digital portfolio with 3-4 of your own ideas/sketches/projects in interactive media
  • Please provide all documents via dropbox or wettransfer link

The digital portfolio and your CV should provide an image of your personal design-related and technical development. We are consciously avoiding providing a specific theme. Attach a written description to your work and methodology.



First, we recommend applying to the university. We will check your university entrance qualification and other qualifications. At this point, it is also possible to consider performances at other universities.  If we take a positive view of this, we will invite you to a personal admissions interview. If you are not able to visit Moritzplatz, we will be happy to offer you a Skype/Facetime appointment. If you cannot upload your portfolio or do not wish to do so, simply bring it with you to your admissions interview.

The application for the dual studies model is identical to the application for the full time BA in web development. An application can be made at any time, and it is also possible to acquire a last-minute start via the waiting list procedure. Students generally start in full time study and then, after 2-3 semesters, having acquired sufficient knowledge, are able to switch effortlessly to the dual studies model with partner companies. It is also possible to begin dual studies from semester 1 if you have sufficient prior knowledge (e.g. education or work experience). In this case, it is recommended that you apply to the university and then the partner company 6-12 months in advance.

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BA Illustration (German)


Check-list for your application:

  • Proof of general higher education entrance qualification or proof of professional qualification/experience in accordance with Section 11 of the Berlin Higher Education Act
  • CV
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Portfolio with 20 of your own design pieces
  • Please provide all documents via dropbox or wettransfer link

Notes on portfolio: The portfolio and your CV should provide an image of your personal design-related and technical development. We are consciously avoiding providing a specific theme. Attach a written description to your work and methodology.

Once you have filled out your application, the procedure continues as follows:

First of all, we check your application. If we take a positive view of this, we will invite you to a personal admissions interview. If you are not able to visit Moritzplatz, we will be happy to offer you a Skype appointment. If you cannot upload your portfolio or do not wish to do so, simply bring it with you to your admissions interview.

Apply online here Apply by post here

MA Strategic Design (English)


Check-list for your application:

  • Certified copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate and a transcript of records (this can also be manufactured on presentation of the original at the university)
  • CV
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Portfolio with 15-20 of your own design pieces
  • Please provide all documents via dropbox or wettransfer link

The portfolio and your CV should provide an image of your personal design-related and technical development. We are consciously avoiding providing a specific theme. You can attach a short written description to the works, as well as your methodology, for clarification.

After submitting their written applications, candidates are invited to a personal presentation with accompanying admissions interview. Should you not be able to attend a personal appointment on site, the interview can take place via Skype. If you cannot upload the portfolio, you can simply bring it along to your personal admissions interview.

Apply online here Apply by post

MA Marketing Communication (German)


Check-list for your application:

  • Certified copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate and a transcript of records (this can also be manufactured on presentation of the original at the university)
  • CV
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Completed written admissions test (see below)
  • Please fill out all documents as .pdf, .zip or .doc

In order to ensure individual coaching of each individual student, the number of student spaces is limited. As an applicant for the MA In Marketing Communication, you will participate in a two-stage selection process which comprises a written admissions test and a personal interview. In the admissions interview, you will be expected to prove your analytical and strategic skills and your motivations for study.

Should you not be able to attend a personal appointment on site, the interview can take place via Skype. If you do not wish to upload your completed admissions test, you can bring it along to your personal admissions interview or hand it in after the interview.

Admissions test for MA Marketing Communication (German) Apply online here Apply by post