BA Graphic Design & Visual Communication
The BA Graphic Design & Visual Communication program provides students with the skills and specialized knowledge to develop and apply creative and responsible solutions in the field of graphic design. The program is firmly grounded in the vibrant city of Berlin but taught exclusively in English and designed to prepare graduates for an international creative career. In comprehensive hands-on projects students experience the entire workflow from research and ideation to technical implementation. They design projects across a variety of media (apps, animations, posters, books, magazines, brand identities, websites) and learn to communicate their ideas in shifting contexts.
The BA Graphic Design & Visual Communication program curriculum
In a practice-driven and supportive learning atmosphere, an internationally experienced team of lecturers and professors encourages students to explore their individual talents and forge their own professional path.
The first year of the BA Graphic Design & Visual Communication program provides students with a broad foundation in basic design skills, typographic and photographic fundamentals, layout and web design skills, and a historical framework. In the second year, students deepen their strategic and intercultural knowledge, tackle graphic design projects, learn about interaction design and motion graphics, and reflect on the discipline of graphic design from a theoretical vantage point. During the third year, students collaborate with peers from other programs on an interdisciplinary design project to develop a tailored design solution for a real-life client. In addition, they complete an internship and hone their research skills. During the last semester, students apply and deepen their acquired skills by completing a bachelor thesis and a bachelor design project with a topic of their own choice.
Head of Program Graphic Design & Visual Communication
Study Graphic Design & Visual Communication at Berlin International
The learning environment fostered at Berlin International is student-centered and hands-on. Our teaching concept focuses on project-based learning; students work individually and in groups in order to promote professional and personal growth and the development of team skills. All BA programs at Berlin International are taught in English. In combination with our diverse student and teaching body and our global network this enables us to offer a truly international academic experience.
Graphic designers have a wide variety of job opportunities. Our graduates can work in fields such as brand design, interaction design (including UX and UI design), information design, motion graphics, typography, book and magazine design as well as advertising and design consultancy. A graphic designer's work has the potential to impact and improve our daily environment on an economic, political, social, cultural, and personal level.
Potential professional environments include:
- Graphic design studios
- Branding and advertising agencies
- Interaction and web design agencies
- Publishers (digital and print media)
- Television and film industries
- Design departments of mid-sized and large companies
- Start-ups (various sectors including app and game design)
- Freelance work
Learn more about the BA Graphic Design & Visual Communication program and Berlin International. Below, you can download the study plan, the Berlin International brochure, and our current academic calendar in PDF format.
The application process for studying Graphic Design & Visual Communication at Berlin International is very easy. You can simply and safely share your personal information through our online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link a copy of the following documents can be uploaded:
- High school diploma certificate with transcript (German Abitur, Fachabitur or equivalent). Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English or German if they are in another language.
- University certificate with transcript (if applicable). Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English or German if they are in another language.
- English language test certificate (CEFR level B2 or above)
- Portfolio PDF with a minimum of 10 works
For more information please use the menu item Admission.