Study Bachelor's degree in Media Design (B.A)

Champion Design - From ideas to real products

In the digital media world, design involves a broad and exciting array of tasks. The demands faced by designers are complex and at the same time fascinating, since the variety of media and the high volume of information require not only a steady stream of new ideas and creativity, but also clear conceptual thinking and process-led working methods.
 
Using cross-media media channels, multi-layered content must be transformed into visual images and stories, in a way that appeals to the emotions of users and recipients and conveys the message clearly. Curiosity, openness and fresh ideas are the hallmarks of a good media designer, as well as artistic creativity and visual imagination. And the willingness to think through all facets of the set task, and to develop conceptual solutions, before beginning the design. Lateral thinking is required, especially in cross-media projects.
 

The Course Content

The interdisciplinary programme of the Media and Communication Design course gives you the tools to master the whole spectrum of visual communication as an all-rounder with specific subject knowledge.

Our practical orientation in media design offers you the chance to focus during your studies on whatever interests you the most personally. During your studies, theoretical/methodological knowledge is combined with in-depth technical production know-how and practical applications, using real tasks in graphic design. In principle this means that the whole media economy is open to you at the end of your studies. Practical exercises, an intensive exchange of ideas with real industry professionals, and authentic teaching projects are as important to us as the teaching of theoretical principles. This is what students really appreciate about Macromedia University.

Our proficient professors teach you the basics of conception and design, art history, semiotics and image language in the Media Design BA programme. You will learn how to create media by means of font, form, colour, material, light, movement and sound, in order to develop concrete communication tools, such as logos, posters, online banners, and interfaces. In addition, you will get to know the interesting field of design research. 
In order to transform you into a skilful Media Designer, we have developed a broad and carefully coordinated modular curriculum. As a university, we are focused on helping you develop scientific and methodological skills in addition to social and professional competencies. Some key topics covered in the Media Design (BA) are:
  • Screen / Interface Design
  • Animation and modelling
  • Media and communication design
  • Interaction Design
  • Interface design
 

Career prospects

Your Bachelor's degree in Media Design (B.A.) qualifies you for a professional position in a creative and challenging job environment. Potential employers are companies and agencies in design-oriented industries such as advertising, fashion and architecture, but also international companies in the production and services sector. You can jumpstart your career as:

  • Screen or Interface Designer
  • Web Interaction Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Social Media Designer
  • Art Director or Creative Director
  • Corporate Designer or Editorial Designer
  • Service Designer

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Learning by doing

Throughout the course, you will carry out practical projects where the theoretical knowledge will be applied to real life scenarios, usually in co-operation with external businesses and partner companies.

Internship: Macromedia cooperates with a large number of renowned companies where you will spend a full semester as an intern under the supervision of your professors. This is a very important part of the course which will give you the opportunity to gain your first practical experience and to start networking with the industry.  

Study abroad: The programme also includes one semester abroad at one of our international partner universities of your choice (Macromedia University’s 6+1 programme).
 

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Your benefits at Macromedia University

  • Top position in CHE Ranking 2014/15*
  • Small classes with intensive, individual supervision
  • Globally recognised, state-approved degrees, accredited by FIBAA
  • Campuses in Munich and Berlin: Top 6 and Top 9 of the “Best Student Cities 2017” worldwide**
  • Authentic, practice-oriented projects
  • Highly qualified professors and industry insiders as lecturers
  • International students
  • Career perspective in Germany
  • Buddy network for international students
  • Programmes entirely in English
  • Campus locations situated in Germany’s industrial centres
  • International network of Partner Universities

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Study Programme Media and Communication Design B.A.

Media Design

  • Academic Degree

    Bachelor of Arts

  • Duration of Study

    7 Semester, 1 Semester Abroad

  • ECTS

    210

  • Starting

    Winter Term

  • Location

    Berlin

  • Tuition fee

    e.g. 5,150 € per semester
    plus 500 € registration fee
    (for students from EU countries).
    More information here.

  • Language

    English

  • Application process

    Recognized school leaving certificate, personal interview, submission of complete application documents with work samples where applicable.

  • Student Advisory Service

    For further information about the University, financing and scholarships please contact the Student Advisory Service at your preferred campus.

Alumni

Arnold Kieferle

Graphical User Interface Designer, AUDI AG

Claudius Reinicke

Project management Social Media, Mercedes-AMG GmbH

Susanne Breyer

Senior Project Manager / Retail Marketing, BMW Group

Yashar Azad

Corporate spokesperson Financial Media, Siemens AG

Projects

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Partners

0_Adidas
0_Adobe
0_Bilfinger
0_BMW
0_Capgemini
0_Escada
0_Green Peace
0_Mercedes Benz
0_Microsoft
0_Red Bull
0_rWarner Music
0_s1. FC Köln

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  • Munich +49 89 544151-0
  • Stuttgart +49 711 280738-0
  • Cologne +49 221 31082-0
  • Hamburg +49 40 3003089-0
  • Berlin +49 30 2021512-0

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