Communication design | Bachelor of Arts (GER)

The course for creative designers

Design logos. Develop concepts and image ideas with meaning and put them to paper. Understand the optical performance of brands or companies, create visual and virtual identities. Experiment with scissors, brushes, colours and materials. Design, rethink, make it better. From analogue photography to printing techniques to the right format. Or present online in 3D. Sound exciting? Then this Bachelor’s course in Communication design is the one for you. The official application deadline for the winter semester is 1 September and for 1 March for the summer semester. Once the deadline has passed, you can still apply for free study places. You can find everything you need to know about the complete application here.

Your studies

Your curriculum covers packaging design as well as advertising psychology, typography as well as design, art and media history, digital layouts as well as printing techniques. You will develop style, taste and an understanding of why something speaks to someone visually. The internationally recognised Bachelor’s course provides you with a variety of creative techniques as well as the fundamental conceptual knowledge. You learn how to express messages visually. To achieve this, you will use classic graphic design, analogue and digital photography, film and web development and illustrative design, sensibly and in a targeted way.

The spaces in the design akademie berlin, SRH university of communication and design in Aufbau Haus provide you with the ideal conditions for unveiling your creative potential. With us, you’ll experiment with different materials, techniques and programmes. We have high standards and will we happy to challenge you. All students receive personal coaching: Professors and external lecturers from agencies and companies will encourage you in new ways of thinking.

The university includes studio spaces, two modern equipped photography studios, a dark room, a complete film studio and high-performing computer for post-production of computer-generated images, as well as film and motion design studios as part of its inspiring environment.

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Your career prospects

The internationally recognised Bachelor of Arts (BA) offers a professional foundation for immediate career progression. You will also be able to access numerous postgraduate and Master’s programmes both at home and abroad.

Graduates have a wide range of career opportunities. As experts in visual design, they are highly sought in advertising departments of large companies, as well as advertising agencies, agencies for multimedia communication or packaging design, in the media, cultural institutes and state institutions.


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Your application

You can apply in writing or online and will participate in a two-stage selection process. In order to highlight your passion for design, please complete a portfolio with 10 to 15 of your own design works. You can upload the portfolio together with your application and send it to us, or bring it with you to your personal interview.

The official application deadline for the winter semester is 1 September and for 1 March for the summer semester. Once the deadline has passed, you can still apply for free study places via the waiting list. Please note the check list for application procedures.

Any questions about the portfolio? Arrange a personal portfolio advice discussion and send an email to Prof. Gilbert Beronneau.


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