Bachelor Honours Degree in Media and Communication Design - BA (Hons)

In cooperation with the University of Westminster

Design visual communication for the digital world

Simply creating beautiful designs is not enough anymore. The domain of designers have expanded and become more complex in the recent times, thanks to the proliferation of digital media and the rise of new technologies. Consequently, the expectations from designers have grown leading to increased challenges and at the same time, boundless opportunities for them. 

In the digital media world, creative ideas are only the starting point. Designers need strong conceptual thinking, cross-media skills, user orientation, and efficient work flows to turn ideas into great products. Furthermore, they should be able to adapt the designs seamlessly for diverse media. This is the reason why the conventional approach in communication and media design studies needs to be revisited. 

The interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programme in Media and Communication Design, which is part of our strategic partnership with the University of Westminster, gives students the tools to master the whole spectrum of visual design to become an all-rounder with expert subject knowledge. The curriculum is designed to give students full proficiency across traditional and digital media design while also fostering their abilities to think outside the box, work in interdisciplinary teams, understand business models and efficiently manage design projects.

For international students who aspire for an international career in design, this bachelor course in design is a perfect choice. It is taught in English by top professors using practice-oriented approach in an international context at the heart of Berlin, a major media hub in Europe. 

Strategic collaboration with the University of Westminster

This Bachelor’s degree course in media design is a part of our strategic collaboration with the University of Westminster based in London. In this programme, you will be studying in Germany at the Berlin campus of the Macromedia University while being enrolled at the University of Westminster. Upon graduation, you will receive the globally recognized BA (Hons) degree from the University of Westminster.  

Content of the Media Design BA (Hons) course

In this course, you will develop a deep understanding of design principles, design thinking, visual design, motion design, interface design and so on through the perfect mixture of methodological knowledge and hands-on practical applications, using real projects with real companies. 

After the design course, you will have the concept and tools that will enable you to visualize and shape products, brands and services. You will be able to create identities and develop interfaces in order to skilfully convey the messages to the audience whether it is on conventional platforms or digital media.

The Media Design programme focuses on four major fields: 
  • Practice modules
  • Media and communication design
  • Visual and motion design
  • Design management and theory

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Admission Requirements

For the BA (Hons) from the University of Westminster, please find the country-specific admission requirements here

Practice-led learning 

From the very beginning, you will get the taste of real design projects, often with the partner companies from our network of over 500 companies. While working on the study projects, you will gain tangible practical skills that are crucial to become a successful designer in the media world that is constantly changing. In addition to honing your professional skills, you will polish your personal skills, such as teamwork, leadership and communication, thus growing into a well-rounded professional.

The internship semester is the perfect gateway into professional career as you will work for a company applying your class-room learnings in real business scenarios. As with many of our students in the past, the internship can often lead to a full-time job offer.

Fully accredited semester abroad

At Macromedia University, you will benefit from an international study experience. You will spend one semester at one of our prestigious partner universities and earn 30 ECTS credits, which are fully recognized and integrated into your media design course. In this semester, you will forge valuable contacts, accumulate international experience and perhaps even make new friends for life. You will expand your cultural perspectives and learn from them in order to become a well-rounded professional with a global outlook. 

Career prospects after graduation

Our graduates' innovative thinking, creative design skills, knowledge of cross-media, and design processes and technologies make them highly sought-after candidates in the media sector. After graduation, you can aim for exciting design related roles in diverse companies, such as PR and advertising agencies, publishing houses, digital start-ups, non-profit organisations, content marketing agencies and so on. Some examples of potential future professional roles for you are: 

  • Art director
  • Creative director
  • Multimedia designer
  • Screen designer
  • Editorial designer
  • Project manager in advertising and marketing departments

Do you have any questions?

We would be happy to answer your questions and give you personalized advice on our programmes and university. Get in touch with us now using one of the following ways:
We are eager to help you find a study programme that’s perfect for you.

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, Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin
  • 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

Study Programme Media and Communication Design B.A.

Media and Communication Design BA (Hons) University of Westminster

  • Academic Degree

    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

  • Duration of Study

    6 Terms, 1 Term 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, TOEFL (at least 72 out of 120 points) or IELTS (at least 6 out of 9), Curriculum vitae, Letter of motivation, personal interview (optional).

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

Master, Design Management, Media Design

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