Bachelor Mediendesign


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myStudies Mediendesign

There is hardly an area in which the digitalisation of society has such a direct impact as in communication with all its facets. This has completely changed the professional fields and challenges in the media sector. The core task of media designers has always been the creative preparation and transmission of information. In today's digital world, doing this successfully requires a multitude of new skills. Web design, cross-media strategies, video editing and app development are on an equal footing with the classic and equally important knowledge of typography and design, printing technologies and communication theory.

The aim of our Media Design myStudies programme is to provide you with in-depth knowledge in all areas of media design: Print, online, mobile, photo and video, infographics and presentation.

Create your own online portfolio in myStudies!
A convincing portfolio is the most important self-marketing tool for designers. In the Media Design myStudies programme, you will have the opportunity to create a convincing online portfolio.

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Your myStudies in a nutshell


  • Degree, Duration & Admission
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 180 ECTS
    Study duration: 6 Semester
    A-levels (Technical Diploma), Subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or possible without A-levels.

    Please find further information under Admission.
  • Study Concept & Examinations
    Regular courses at the location or on the virtual campus. In addition, digital self-study to prepare for attendance phases. Exams can be taken at your location or flexibly online.
  • Courses
    2-3 days per week in the attendance phase. Practical work with your fellow students under the guidance of experienced lecturers. Days and times vary depending on location/semester.
  • Study Locations
    Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Mainz, Mannheim, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Virtual Campus, Wuppertal

    Study start at the campus is possible from October 2023: Aachen, Augsburg, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Essen, Freiburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Mainz, Mannheim, München, Münster, Nürnberg, Stuttgart, Wuppertal

  • Accrediation
    Study program is state-approved
    180 ECTS - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1100219
  • Suition Fees
    390€ per month (plus 699€ graduation fee at the end of the program).
    All your learning and teaching material is already included in the fees.
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Contents in the myStudies Programme Mediendesign

The Media Design myStudies programme will provide you with specialist methodological knowledge and creative presentation techniques. You will be able to apply the knowledge you have gained in practice. 

The focus is always on techniques of idea generation, the connection between form and content as well as aspects of visual communication. By teaching you how to use current software tools, we will round off your profile as a media designer.  

Our Bachelor's degree programme is modular. This means that you study different subject areas, which are divided into so-called "modules". Within these modules, there is usually an introductory course and an in-depth course that systematically prepare you for the completion of the module. Within the modules, you receive ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System) for each successful completion, which are a record of your achievements. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and of course, internationally recognised. 

Take a look at the module handbook and our exemplary study plan now! 

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Admission requirements

We make it possible: At IU International University you can start your desired study program - without NC, state-recognised, with or without a general A-level!



Media designers can work in classic advertising or media agencies, in publishing houses or in television. They can also plan and implement advertising campaigns in the in-house advertising departments of larger companies. Other exciting options include becoming self-employed or working as a freelancer.

After graduation, you can work as a ...



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Process of application

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Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor Mediendesign

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From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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