Web Development | Bachelor of Arts

Frequently asked questions

Prof. Gabor Kovacs

The vice dean of design and academic leader in web development and his colleagues answer FAQs about the BA in Web Development


Dual Studies | How to apply?


First, we recommend applying to the university. We will check your university entrance and other qualifications. At this point, it is also possible to consider performances at other universities. If successful, the applicant will receive a guaranteed space to study.

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 full time study and following 2-3 semesters, and having acquired a sufficient amount of knowledge, are able to switch to the dual studies model with partner companies.

It is also possible to begin dual studies in the first semester, 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 the partner company 6-12 months in advance.

What precisely do web developers and full stack developers do?


Our media landscape and our digital products such as apps, software and services are becoming increasingly complex and require an interdisciplinary development approach in order to be successful on the market. As a result, the demands on development teams have increased significantly.

Today, professional web developers must be competent in many disciplines, such as coding, interaction design, user experience design, but also be able to use method knowledge such as design thinking, requirement analysis, software architecture, project management and test concepts. This includes sound knowledge of one of several web-specific programming languages.

What are the job opportunities for a web developer?


Web developers are very much in demand on the German and European job markets and have good to very good earning opportunities regardless of qualification.

More specific designations, such as web engineers, full-stack developers, web programmers or front- and back-end developers are also common.

How is this program recognised?


The BA in Web Development at the design akademie berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design is currently the only course of study which has national and international accreditation, granting the academic degree of Bachelor of Arts under the authority of the German Accreditation Board (see www.hochschulkompass.de). Depending on the selected course of studies, which can be either 6 or 7 semesters, you will receive 180 ECTS or 210 ECTS points (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), which will allow you to progress to a Masters’ level throughout Europe, or a good job with a solid academic degree.

I already have experience, training and/or have already begun another course of study. Can I join this course?


Yes - within the framework of the Berlin Higher Education Act, externally received achievements and qualifications are recognised as part of an individual assessment with up to 90 ECTS points (entry up to the 3rd semester).

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How does this program differ from Media Informatics?


The BA in Web Development takes a third of its content from the field of informatics/media informatics. In our programme, however, the focus is on application-orientated, interdisciplinary use of web technologies. We design for people and their needs.

What is new and unique is the combination with artistic and creative study contents at our university. Especially the user-oriented design of interactive media, combined with film, motion design, communication and a strategic, planning aspect represent the other two sub-areas of the course and are novel for this field.

What are the requirements for this course of study?


In general, we require proof of qualification to pursue general higher education (i.e. Abitur, A-levels, high school diploma), the general technical college entrance qualification or proof of professional qualification/experience in accordance with Section 11 of the Berlin Higher Education Act. Relevant professional training with professional experience will also qualify you for study.

More generally, you should also be able to think logically and strategically, enjoy working on teams, speak English at a good level and be able to show an affinity for the digital world in your application. Above all, however, you have to enjoy developing new, innovative ideas.

How do I learn and from whom?


In each course, you will be able to work with partners hailing from top companies and institutions in the field and to develop exciting and up-to-date ideas for study. Collaborative learning in small groups (generally, between 5 and 15 students) lies at the heart of our teaching.

At the moment, the ever-growing team is composed of 8 professors and doctors and a great number of specialised lecturers from different disciplines. This includes computer scientists, commercial computer scientists, project managers, communications designers, web developers, game developers and communications scientists. We also invite external experts to contribute new and exciting themes.

Can I visit the university before applying?


Yes, we recommend that all interested applicants get to know our university and our teachers. To this end, we offer ongoing trial study days, workshops, fairs and open events.

Are scholarships available?


Yes, we offer regular scholarships for the summer and winter semesters. Current information and services can be found here.

How can I apply?


Yes, we offer regular scholarships for the summer and winter semesters. Current information and services can be found here.

 

Who can answer my questions?


All further questions will be answered by our study guidance officer, Ms. Astrid Matten, or the academic leader, Prof. Gabor Kovacs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.