|Berlin International University of Applied Sciences||6 semesters|
Graphic designers, also called “communication designers”, inform, explain, and influence services and products. They design apps and interfaces, guide us through signage systems, and help companies to market their brands. They make complex content visible and understandable.
When arriving at an airport, navigating through websites, reading a magazine or looking at posters, album artwork, and book covers, you will experience graphic design and visual communication. Some examples are spectacularly eye-catching, while others make our everyday life much easier without attracting attention.
Studying design in the middle of Berlin provides constant inspiration. You will experience a practice-driven, project-based program that prepares you for your future career in this creative industry. Our hands-on approach connects current technologies to the latest professional standards.
Within three years of studying, you will have built your personal design portfolio representing your unique style, skills, and abilities. When you gain your Bachelor’s degree, you will be well prepared to enter the international job market or even found your own design studio.
In teaching as well as in research, the study programs of the Faculty of Design at Berlin International University of Applied Sciences are connected to ongoing developments in the areas of design, business, culture, and technology.
From the first day on, you will be involved with hands-on projects. You will learn to use classic design disciplines such as branding, book and poster design, and newer fields including web and media design. The study program consists of a basic study period and the main study period.
In the first year, several courses are interdisciplinary, so that you will get to know students from our other design programs. This will help with future mutual projects. After completing the basic study period, you will be asked to demonstrate your creative development in a “study presentation”.
In year two, you will work on increasingly complex assignments in data visualization and motion graphics as well as the interface, interaction, and UX design. You will also collaborate with other design students in interdisciplinary projects. Courses in self-organization, presentation skills, and intercultural communication complement the creative subjects.
In the third year, you will gain practical experience during an internship. You can also take advantage of the opportunities provided by our CO-OP program as part of the BAU Global Network.
A unique aspect of the design programs at Berlin International University of Applied Sciences is the international and intercultural setting of the university. The Global Education Network of the BAU universities enables students from Berlin to study and to do research in joint projects with students at other locations.
Thus, the fourth semester (in year two) can be organized as an exchange semester at another university within the BAU Global Education Network. Additionally, several subject-specific courses (e.g., photography) are offered at one of our international locations.
- Abitur, Fachabitur, Studienkolleg, ÖSYM, YÖS, IB Diploma, GCE A-Level, SAT, ACT, Secondary School Certificate or other international equivalents (check ANABIN country-specific regulations or consult us)
- English language skills (see below)
Applicants must provide proof of their English skills:
- IB Diploma
- TOEFL PBT: 537
- IBT: 74
- IELTS (Academic): 6
- Cambridge FCE: B
- PTE Academic: 50
- BAU Global ‘English Language Proficiency Exam’: PASS
If the applicant’s English skills are not sufficient at the point of application, an English language preparatory course may be taken at the Berlin International University of Applied Sciences.
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences (formerly known and BAU IB or BAU International Berlin – University of Applied Sciences) is a private, non-profit institution of higher education in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 2012 as Campus of Bahçeşehir University Istanbul and promoted in 2014 as a university in its own right by the state of Berlin. It is registered as the 31st private university in Berlin under German law.
Berlin International is organized into five separate academic units – two faculties, preparatory school, research institute, and a library – with the campus being located in Charlottenburg. It represents an intercultural educational environment that provides students with the tools to develop their intellectual growth, experiences, and creativity.