Bachelor of Honours in Media and Communication Design with Additional Degree

In cooperation with the University of Westminster

Create innovative design solutions 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 workflows 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 used in communication and media design studies needs to be revisited. 

The interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree 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 a 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 study programme in media and communication design is offered through our strategic collaboration with the University of Westminster. 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. Studying the excellent curriculum validated by the prestigious University of Westminster in Berlin benefitting from direct exposure to the industry means that you get the best of both worlds. Upon graduation, you will receive the globally recognised BA (Hons) degree from the University of Westminster.

Additional Degree: Earn the German BA degree along with the British BA (Hons) 

In this programme, you also have the option to earn the additional German BA degree. After you successfully complete the sixth semester of your BA (Hons), the University of Westminster awards you the accredited degree of BA (Hons). If you wish to augment your academic profile further with a German Bachelor, then you can enroll for the additional seventh semester in the corresponding Macromedia Bachelor track. Upon successful completion of this semester, you will receive the state-recognised Bachelor of Arts degree from the Macromedia University. 

Unlike the regular German undergraduate degrees, you do not need to fulfil the German admissions criteria to join the German Bachelor track. You have to fulfil only the UK admissions requirement specified by the University of Westminster. 

Benefits of the Additional Degree

  • Earn two internationally recognised Bachelor degrees in seven semesters
  • No need to meet the German admissions criteria. You have to fulfil only the UK admissions criteria to be eligible to join the Addition Degree track
  • Write only one BA thesis for the two degrees

Content of the Media and Communication 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 visualise 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 and Communication Design programme consists of the following subject specific modules: 
  • Fundamentals of Animation & Modeling
  • Fundamentals of GUI
  • Communication Design
  • VFX, Motion Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Special Topics in Media Design

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Admission Requirements

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

Strong focus on practice

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 recognised 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 positions for you are: 

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


Direct path from Bachelor to Master

After your Bachelor studies, you have the chance to continue directly into a related Macromedia Master programme if you have earned 210 ECTS with the 7 semester Bachelor’s degree. The following Master specialisations are the perfect choices for your graduate studies:

If you complete your studies with only 180 ECTS, you can complete the Pre-Semester to obtain the required extra 30 ECTS for admission to our Master programmes. The transition is seamless.

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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 7 of the “Best Student Cities 2018” 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 Design B.A.

Media and Communication Design BA (Hons) University of Westminster

  • Academic Degree

    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
    Optional: With the Additional Degree, graduates earn the BA Hons from the University of Westminster as well as the BA degree from Macromedia with a total of 210 ECTS.

  • Duration of Study

    7 Semester (including 1 semester abroad), 6 Semester also possible

  • ECTS

    210 ECTS (7 Semesters)
    180 ECTS (6 Semesters)

  • 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

    Recognised 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).
    Apply online now.

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