Communications design - ensures that even complex information and messages are conveyed and understood in various channels. 

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Bachelor’s in Communications Design – an ambassador for creative ideas and concepts.

Are you creative, can use the latest technology, and convince people with your solutions-oriented way of thinking? Then you are the perfect candidate for a career in the communications and media landscape. As a Bachelor’s degree student in Communications Design at IU, you will learn the important aspects of implementing creative concepts. You will learn to develop cross-media strategies and to convey complex messages in a wide variety of communication channels. Also, you will carry out your own projects so that you can later get off to a successful start with practical skills in the communications and media landscape.  

The IU Bachelor’s degree programme in Communications Design will provide you with a broad range of theoretical knowledge, application-oriented abilities, and design skills. This includes all relevant areas of visual and digital communication - from print and online media to film and television to art and presentation. You can apply the theoretical knowledge you have gained in a practical manner in numerous projects and deepen it even further, for example in the areas of audio-visual design, educational design, spatial design, or cross-media design. 

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Why you should study at IU

By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
Start out in the professional world without compromises - no problem with a degree from us.


Your studies in Communications Design are opening a whole new range of opportunities for you and your career. Be ready to make an impact and to work in an industry as diverse as your learned skills. 

Communication designer

As a communications designer, you are both the creative and strategic mind behind colourful advertising messages. Your job is to plan, shape, and design media of all kinds, for example, advertisements, posters, and banners for the internet. However, you do much more than just design, you also provide advice to your clients. This involves understanding your client’s communication strategy and being informed on current trends. To work as a communications designer, you should have professional expertise, creativity, a sense of aesthetics, a knack for details, and great communication skills. 

web designer

As a web designer, you are responsible for the conception and graphic design of websites as well as user experience. You determine the basic style of the pages, work out a basic framework, and plan images, animations, and graphics. To successfully achieve this, you bring both creative and technical skills with you. HTML, CSS and Java are just as much a part of your everyday work as Photoshop and Illustrator. You are interested in continuously educating yourself because the online world never stands still. There are constantly new trends and developments that are important for your work.


Illustrators create images for different media such as books, games, magazines, or websites. You have a talent for drawing and are familiar with analogue and digital techniques for putting pictures on paper or on the screen. As an illustrator, you can either work as a freelancer or be employed by a publisher or company. The challenge is to follow your imagination, while also accepting and implementing customer requests. 

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Distance learning

For maximum flexibility and maximum success - study 100% online 

  • Ideal for graduating with maximum flexibility: study when, where and how you want.  
  • 100% online study - no compulsory attendance and optionally full or part-time 
  • Take exams online or locally if you wish    
  • Maximum support from tutors, professors and study coaches 

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