Bachelor Mediendesign
Private studies

Media Design provides sound knowledge in all areas of media design, preparation and transmission of digital information. 


Language: German


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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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Why you should study at IU

IU is a state-recognised and accredited private university. The recognition confirms the high quality of both the study programmes and the teaching.
study the way you want
Simply decide for yourself whether you want to study on campus or virtually. And benefit from a structured curriculum at the same time.
Our lecturers have many years of practical experience and can therefore convey their knowledge to you in a particularly practical way.


Your myStudies in a nutshell

  • Degree and duration

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 180 ECTS

    Duration of study: 6 semesters

  • Study concept

    Regular courses at the location or on the virtual campus. In addition, digital self-study to prepare for attendance phases.

  • 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

    Start in April in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne. From October 2022 on also in Dusseldorf* and Frankfurt*.
    Location-independent study possible at the virtual campus.

  • Accrediation

    State-approved studies: AR seal, ZFU 1100219

  • Tuition fees

    369€ per month (plus 699€ graduation fee at the end of the program).
    All your learning and teaching material is already included in the fees.

  • Admission

    A-levels(Technical Diploma), Subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or possible without A-levels.

    Please find further information under Admission.

  • Examinations

    Exams can be taken at your location or flexibly online.

  • Please note

    *Subject to approval by the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and Digital Society. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the studies. So far, the approval has always been on time."

Our study formats

Study on-campus

  • Two to three weekly in-person sessions during the day
  • Personal exchange with lecturers and fellow students
  • Pleasant learning areas with regular events

virtual campus

  • Two to three weekly lectures on virtual lecture hall
  • Exchange with lecturers and fellow students from all over Germany via group video chat
  • Studies possible from anywhere


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. 

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Recognition of prior achievements

If you have completed an apprenticeship, further training, subject-specific work experience or have completed a previous degree, you have the option to get these credits recognized. With the recognition of your prior achievements, you do not only save valuable time, but also cash - a whole 30 euros for each recognized ECTS point. 

For some training professions and further training, there are already blanket applications for recognition available for you. In the following overview, you can select your apprenticeship or further training and check how many ECTS points can be credited to you: 


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We are moving

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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