Media Design

Why Study „Media Design“?

The power of images & the art of visualization

Media Design is a cross-media course of study in the area of tension between art, culture, science and business. Media designers create high-concept design solutions, trade fair displays, multimedia productions, user-friendly interfaces. Media designers develop visionary corporate and product brands, exhibition concepts, immersive media, multimedia scenography.  

The Media Design degree program focuses on the development and realization of independent and applied projects in the individual modules. The Media Design program combines strategic creativity, mature design-artistic creativity and contemporary software-apparative creativity (including the latest technical developments such as AI) in a practical way. An important aspect is also the consideration of current and historical media developments as well as the training in future-oriented design methods.

Media Design is manifold and highly topical, on the cutting edge of our modern world. Become a part of it.

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7 semesters

ECTS points



Bachelor of Arts


01.10.2024 (Wintersemester)


German, English


Berlin (EN)
Düsseldorf (DE)
Munich (DE)
Munich (EN)


On site

Monthly fees

EU from 650,00 €
Non-EU from 1.050,00 €

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Alumna Ann-Kathrin Peuthen - Media Design (B.A.)

"The special thing about my studies at mdh was the strong cohesion and close friendships that developed during this time.
I am grateful for the comprehensive knowledge in theory and practice that was imparted to me, as well as the diverse opportunities to get to know different design fields." 



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3D Animation (Media Design)

3D Animation (Media Design)

Bachelor Thesis with three-dimensional images & animations.

Billboard (Media Design)

Billboard (Media Design)

Billboard Project on advertising.

Piatti (Media Design)

Piatti (Media Design)

Product design of glasses.



Powst (Media Design)

Powst (Media Design)

Conception and design of an art exhibition.

Corporate Design (Media Design)

Corporate Design (Media Design)

Concept of a corporate design for specific brand products.

Corporate Design (Media Design)

Corporate Design (Media Design)

Design & cover design for print products.

Piatti (Media Design)

Piatti (Media Design)

Product design of porcelain.



Powst (Media Design)

Powst (Media Design)

Bachelor Thesis on the subject of art installations.

Paper Work (Media Design)

Paper Work (Media Design)

Paper art from the first semester.

ANIMA (Media Design)

ANIMA (Media Design)

Excerpts from the Bachelor Thesis.

Powst (Media Design)

Powst (Media Design)



Powst (Media Design)

Powst (Media Design)

Challenges (Media Design)

Challenges (Media Design)

Bachelor Thesis on the topic "Digital Design".

You can look forward to:

Visual design
Design consulting
Digital design
Practical projects

Your Program

The courses in semesters 1-2 initially focus on the fundamentals of pictorial design in the discourse of classical and modern media. (Synthesis of traditional and modern media).  

In semesters 3-7, the focus is on strategic creativity with the development of cross-media research projects from the fields of art, culture, science and business and a national or international practical semester.

Your Study Content

At mdh you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of Design: visualization, semiotics and design, type and typography, photography and electronic imaging, fundamentals of interaction, fundamentals of moving image. Design and media discourse 
  • Strategic design: Brand design, UX design in communication, corporate communication, motion design in communication media, interaction in space, motion design in virtual worlds, project management, industry expertise, media and copyright law 
  • Cross-media project work in a team (optionally with project partners from practice)

Once you graduate, you will leave the university with not only a lot of know-how, but also with a professional portfolio which you can use to convince your new employers of your talent and skills.  

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Your Career

Target Groups „Media Design“

  • People with a sense of aesthetics who understand design and trends
  • Artists who love to draw and develop concepts
  • Tech-lovers who have a thing for intricate design tools

Job opportunities abound and are as manifold as the media industry itself. Many roads will be open to you, especially in the world of Advertising, PR or Creative Agencies. Additional potential employers for you are Film or TV Production Companies. But even more traditional companies from different industries need capable media designers for their marketing departments.

Alumnus Kevin Kremer - Media Design (B.A.)

Senior Brand Designer, Cogo, London


„My studies at mdh prepared me perfectly, especially to perfect my craft and technical skills and to feel confident in my design work. During the internship semester, I was able to work in agencies in Brussels and in New York for three months each. This experience in particular enriched me a lot."

Kevin Kremer (Senior Brand Designer, Cogo, London)

Your Professional Perspectives

Typical jobs include:

Your Professional Perspectives are as diverse as your studys are. You can work in a vast range of Enterprises, for example:

  • Associate Creative Director (Print, Campaign, Digital)
  • Art Director (Print, Campaign, Digital)
  • Communication Designer, Strategist & Conceptioner
  • Design Consultant
  • Digital Artist
  • Digital Brand Designer
  • 3D Designer
  • Exhibition Designer & Experience Designer
  • Frontend Developer & Frontend Engineer
  • Graphic Artist & Illustrator
  • Motion Designer
  • Photographer & Printmaker
  • Typographer
  • Type Designer
  • UI/UX Designer & Web Designer
  • ...

The bachelor's degree is both a degree and a connection. (Academic career like master and doctorate)

Be inspired by the diverse career prospects and the potential of a financially rewarding career path. The successes of our graduates speak for themselves - including a former student who joined as a product designer after graduating and immediately achieved an annual salary of 41,000 euros.

The Mediadesign Hochschule offers you the ideal education to turn your creative passion into a successful future.

Application & Admission

Enrollment Requirements

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification (Abitur) or equivalent diploma, i.e. IB or A-levels (check with our counseling department whether your diploma qualifies)
  • English skills. Language proof: TOEFL IPT: 543, TOEFL IBT: 74, IELTS (Academic): 6, Cambridge FCE: B2, PTE Academic: 59, IB Diploma: English A or B at HL or SL, BI 'English Language Proficiency Exam': PASS. We also accept Duolingo.

Information for applicants from abroad: You have the possibility to check your international certificates independently in advance via uni-assist and to inform yourself about the requirements for your admission: TO UNI-ASSIST

Your personality and talents are more important than top grades!

Please apply any time via e-Mail (or regular mail). This is what we need from you:

  • A motivation letter (tell us what inspires you – ca. 1 page)
  • Relevant grade reports (your high school leaving certificate can be submitted later)
  • Resume with your current photo
  • Work samples showing that you have an eye for design

Tuition Fees

  • Campus Berlin: English language program: EU citizens: 4.110,00 EUR/Semester | Non-EU citizens: 6.300,00 EUR/Semester
  • Campus Düsseldorf: German language program: EU-Citizens: 4.068,90 EUR/Semester | Non-EU citizens: 6.300,00 EUR/Semester
  • Campus München: German language program: EU-Citizens: 4.068,90 EUR/Semester | Non-EU citizens: 6.300,00 EUR/Semester

For all courses we charge a one-time registration fee of 490,00 EUR and a one-time examination fee of 1.050,00 EUR.

For non-EU citizens, the one-time examination fee of 1.050,00 EUR is included in the tuition price.

In case of prepayment (semesterly, annually, completely) the tuition fees can be reduced by up to 5%. (This discount is not compatible with early registration discounts).

Infos & Help

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You have questions?

Our student advisory service will be happy to help you with questions regarding application and financing. Just give us a call or send us an e-mail. Our student advisors will advise you in a personal information session. We will gladly send you free information material.
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