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Graphic Design and Visual Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Study Communication Design in a motivating environment

Studying Graphic Design & Visual Communication (also called 'Communication Design') in the middle of Berlin provides permanent inspiration. In a friendly and motivating learning atmosphere, our experienced team of lecturers and professors encourages you to unfold your talents. As a graphic designer.

Intercultural experience

The Graphic Design and Visual Communication program of Berlin International University of Applied Sciences is published in English and designed to prepare you for international creative career. With more than 48 different countries, we offer a truly intercultural experience.

Your career opportunities with a degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communication

The Graphic Design and Visual Communication program prepares you to become a successful designer in fields such as brand design, interaction design, information design, motion graphics, advertising and design consultancy. Your work in the field of Graphic Design and Visual Communication can impact and improve our daily environment in economic, political, social, cultural and personal life.

Professional work environments are:

  • Graphic design studios
  • Branding and advertising agencies 
  • Publishers (digital, print and learning media)
  • Interaction and web design agencies
  • Television and film industries
  • Design departments of mid-sized and large companies
  • Start-ups in fields such as app design or game design 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Design 
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia Design
  • Typography and Layout
  • Development of Art and Design
  • Basics of Web Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

The application process for studying Graphic Design & Visual Communication at Berlin International is very easy. You can easily and safely share your personal information through our online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link, you can upload a copy of your documents:

  • copy of passport or identity card
  • a copy of your school-leaving certificate (German (Fach-)Abitur) or equivalent
  • copy of English Language Test
  • A portfolio with a max. of 10 works

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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