42 months
9000 EUR/year
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Drawing is your passion; you think in images. The Illustration programme from SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences will teach you to visualise messages and draft blueprints while developing your personal style. Learn to apply your drawing skills in a professional context.

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Your Programme | B.A. Illustration

A picture is worth a thousand words. Visuals serve as the central communication medium in the Illustration programme from SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences  where you’ll learn to tell stories through drawing and to convey messages through imagery. Develop an understanding of the interplay between image and text. Learn methods and techniques of research, conception and visual implementation. Informed by storytelling principles, you’ll develop your own designs for a variety of illustration projects including graphic novels and children's books.

Your Career

As an illustrator you can work for all kinds of media companies. Start your own business and offer professional services to cultural and scientific institutions, advertising agencies and publishing houses. In addition, your job profile can include editorial, advisory and coordinating activities.

Illustrate digital and interactive media, print, websites, 3D animations, cartoons and motion pictures, computer games. Create special effects and character designs.

You’ll possess the know-how to craft elaborate narratives for literary works and design children's books, non-fiction and graphic novels for publishing houses. Our internationally-accredited Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree serves as a professional foundation for immediate employment. In addition, the internationally acclaimed Bachelor of Arts degree entitles you to pursue numerous postgraduate and master's degree programmes in Germany and beyond.

Programme Structure

Your Curriculum

1st semester

  • Design Basics 
  • Design / Communication Sciences
  • Media Lab
  • Elective

2nd semester

  • Illustration Basics 
  • Design / Media Sciences
  • Character Design
  • Elective

3rd semester

  • Animation 
  • Visual Essay
  • Artistic Research 
  • Concept Art
  • Elective

4th semester

  • Narrative Illustration 
  • SRH Lab
  • Editorial Design 
  • Elective

5th semester

  • Internship
  • Independent illustration project

6th semester

  • Editorial Illustration 
  • Research Colloquium
  • Artistic Research 
  • Practical project / Project-oriented work
  • Elective

7th semester

  • Portfolio 
  • Entrepreneurship + Media Law
  • Writing Workshop / Colloquium
  • Bachelor's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines


210 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Portfolio with approx. 20 own creative works
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • CV
  • Copy of your identity card or passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per semester during 42 months.

Tuition fees

  • EUR 650 / month (Citizenship EU/EEA incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine)
  • EUR 4,500 / semester (Citizenship non-EU/non-EEA)

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.


Please contact us for more information: studyinberlin@srh.de

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