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Berlin School Of Business & Innovation MA Visual Communication
Berlin School Of Business & Innovation

MA Visual Communication

Hamburg, Germany

18 Months


Full time

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Oct 2024

EUR 13,250 / per year *


* Hamburg 2024 intakes - october: international students / €8,450 EU students


Are you looking for a master's which will boost your career prospects in the creative arts? BSBI is proud to offer a master's program in Visual Communication in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). This program is offered as part of BSBI's Faculty of Creative Industries in Hamburg, Germany.

Berlin School of Business and Innovation partners with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). As a result of this partnership, BSBI can offer the BA (Hons) Illustration program. UCA is an acclaimed creative institution in the UK that ranks highly in all three of the major UK league tables. The university has also been ranked 13th out of all UK universities in the Guardian League Table 2020; and ranked no.7 in the 2021 Guardian League Tables for Business, Management & Marketing.

In this 18-month program, you will explore how you can convey messages and meaning through a diverse range of media - from illustration and motion to digital - and you’ll be encouraged to develop new skills to strengthen and inform your design language.

Why study this program?

This program pushes students to investigate and further their knowledge of the possibilities of the fast-evolving creative industry while refining their mindset with the dedicated support from our expert faculty who have a wealth of industry experience. Your learning will be enhanced through a well-informed magnitude of contextual and contemporary engagement to develop convincing proposals and solutions in the field of Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, and Visual Communication in general.

Your learning experiences will be enriched by studying in Hamburg, one of Europe’s most exciting creative and leading industry hubs which is near the start-up capital of Berlin!

Entry Requirements

Minimum age: 21

Academic qualifications

  • Strong undergraduate degree from a recognised university or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline
  • If you do not meet the academic requirements, you may be assessed based on 3 years of relevant work experience (illustration, animation, graphic design, or general visual communication), demonstrating your ability to study at the postgraduate level.

English Requirements

Access to Proof of English Guide (UCA) here.


§ For this course, we’ll need to see your portfolio for review. We’ll invite you to attend an Applicant Day so you can have your portfolio review in person, meet the course team, and learn more about your course. If you would prefer to upload a portfolio digitally, there is also the option to submit it online via our BSBI Submission Portal. Further information will be provided once you have applied.

Technical Entry Requirements

  • Computer Equipment

In recent developments of hybrid learning, we require each student to arrive equipped with a laptop. We, therefore, recommend the purchase of a design-friendly mobile laptop.


Hamburg: October

2024 October: International students Price: €13,250 | EU students Price: €8,450

Special offers effective until 31 December 2024: Up to 30% discount for International Students | 10% discount for EU Students

Terms and conditions apply.

The School’s admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

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