Communication Design | Bachelor of Arts (German-taught)

The course for creative designers


What does studying Communication Design at the design akademie berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design entail? Many practical projects, the design of logos, the development of concepts and expressing ideas. To understand the visual appearance of brands or companies, to create visual and virtual identities. To experiment with scissors, brushes, colours and materials. Design, think through and then design again. Combine photography and graphics and try out printing techniques in the right format. Get attention from the desired target group with interactive media, film or illustration. Sound exciting? Then you've come to the right place. The official application deadline for the winter semester is September 1st and March 1st for the summer semester. After the application deadline, you can still apply via a waiting list. Find everything you need to know about the complete application here. Studying at our university is fun and will prepare you well for your career!

Your studies

Your curriculum includes package design, advertising psychology, typography, design, art and media history, digital layouts, corporate design and cross-media design. You will develop style, taste and the knowledge of why something appeals visually. The internationally-recognised BA conveys a variety of design techniques and conceptual know-how as a fundamental foundation. You will learn to express messages visually. You will use classic graphic design, analogue and digital photography, film and web development and illustrative design. Studying at the design akademie berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design, brings you many advantages: small learning groups, top equipment and many great practical projects.

The rooms of the design akademie berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design im Aufbau Haus offer you the best conditions to develop your artistic potential. With us, you will experiment with different materials, techniques and programs. We have high standards and are happy to challenge you. All students are coached personally: professors and external lecturers from agencies and companies stimulate you again and again to think in new ways.

The university has light-filled studios, two modern photo studios, a darkroom, a complete film studio and powerful computers for post-production of computer-generated images and films. The learning environment of our university is at current agency level and is located at one of the creative centres in the Aufbauhaus in Berlin-Kreuzberg. You will complete your studies in communication design in 6 or 7 semesters.

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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 out in advertising departments of large companies, advertising agencies, multimedia communication agencies, in the fields of packaging design, in the media, in cultural institutes and at 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 admissions interview.

The official application deadline for the winter semester is 30 July and 30 January for the summer semester. Once the deadline has passed, you can still apply for free study places via the waiting list. Please note the application checklist.

Any questions about the portfolio? Arrange a personal portfolio support session by sending an email to Prof. Gilbert Beronneau.


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