M.A. Communication Design

The M.A. Communication Design is a future-proof program. It provides key competencies expected from creative heads in management positions, focusing on aesthetic production in advertising, marketing and visual communication. The aim is to master the entire design-oriented process of value creation both in theory and practice.

Overview

Features:

Integration of theory and practice of design:

  • latest developments in research and analysis of design and creativity
  • practical work and art direction projects

Learning outcomes:

The ability to carry out the roles and responsibilities associated with the position of Art Director and other management positions held by creative talents, within the framework of the ever-increasing convergence of print, online, broadcast and mobile media.

TypeFull-time or part-time
DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
LocationBerlin, Cologne, Frankfurt (Main)

Language

German (Campus Cologne: M.A. Kommunikationsdesign), English (Campus Berlin and Frankfurt)

(Written work can be submitted in either language of choice)

Tuition feesFull-time: 670,- € monthly | Part-time: 449,- € monthly

Duration

Full-time: 4 semesters | Part-time: 6 semesters

Student Testimonials

Melina Mavromichali is studying for an MA in Communication Design at HMKW's Berlin campus. She is currently in her first semester. 

Christy Ioannidou is in the second semester of the MA Communication Design at HMKW Berlin. 

Ideal candidates

Applicants: Graduates of creative study programs, especially those who majored in design or fine arts
Target jobs: Designer (self-employed or in employment), Art Director, Communications Designer, Creative Director

Modules

General modules: Media Law, Media Asset Management, Media Psychology, Intercultural Management

Specific modules e.g.: Critical & Creative Thinking, Design & Social Research, Creative Design Processes, Advertising Technology, Design Management, Creative Leadership

How to apply

Please use our Online Application form and attach a PDF of your portfolio.

Please include in your portfolio:
– a title page (“cover”),
– your cv,
– a very brief summary of the written part of your Bachelor thesis (if available),
– motivation letter (max. 250 words),
– graphic design work created by you (or with a clearly indicated contribution from you),
– including a description of the work,
– and a documentation of the design process.

(all bundled in a multipage PDF)

Entry requirements 

  • A good or very good degree in design, fine arts or equivalent degree (university or university of applied sciences)

  • plus internal assessment process

Please note: After your matriculation, we offer you a refund of the uni-assist fee in the amount of 75,00 € if you submit the original receipt to HMKW.

Further information

Faculty

Prof. Dr. Jan-Henning Raff

Head of department Campus Berlin

 

Profile

j.raff@hmkw.de

Prof. Markus Strick

Head of department Campus Cologne

 

Profile

+49 (0)221 / 222139 - 37 (study advisor Antje Bienen)

m.strick@hmkw.de

Accreditation

The program is government-approved and accredited by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation), Bonn/Vienna/Zurich.

Information material

Information flyer (pdf)