B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication

The B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication offers a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary university education. It provides key competencies in all fields of visual communication. With its practical focus the study program prepares our students for their future career in the creative industry.


Why you should study at HMKW:

⚡ accredited and state-approved

⚡ practical

⚡ modern & creative space

⚡ inspiring international environment

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Information material

Information flyer (pdf)


Student Testimonials

„Looking back to my years of study, I think of HMKW as a private university that offers a supportive network and close relations between students and teachers. One can profit from these benefits in the long term.“
Tobias Peil

„Because the courses are small, you have the chance to get to know people much better than at larger universities. The balance between classical teaching in the course and movement, exploration and work in all kinds of places with all kinds of people was really good.“
Sophie Langenbrinck

How to apply

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

Please include in your portfolio:
– 10-15 works, at the best concerning one topic, not only drawings and paintings, especially works of visual communication

(all works should be bundled in a portfolio)

Entry requirements 

  • Higher school certificate
  • plus internal assessment process

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


The bachelor program Graphic Design and Visual Communication imparts theoretical, technological and creative skills in order to create print and media works. Students are introduced to typography, logo design, corporate design, poster design, illustration, photography, film, motion design, editorial design, graphic design in public space and web and app design. With the acquired knowledge graduates of B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication are prepared optimally for working as a freelancer or junior designer in design studios, advertising agencies or marketing departments.

The study program is

  • wide-ranging

You get to know all relevant aspects about visual communication – in order to find your place in this fascinating professional field.

  • interdisciplinary

You study at an university that particularly is specialized in educating media professionals. Thus, interdisciplinary cooperations with future journalists, psychologists and event managers are on the agenda regularly. Get to know your fellow students and realise joint projects with them!

TypeFull time: 6 semesters
DegreeBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Tuition feesFull-time: 640,- € monthly
MasterSubsequently the HMKW offers the consecutive Master program M.A. Communication Design and Creative Strategies

Websites of the Department of Design


Jon M. Gerdes

Head of Study Advisory Berlin

+49 (0)30 / 4677693 - 36

study-berlin (at) hmkw.de



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