Bachelor Communication Design


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Program Description

Whether poster, magazine, website, app or trade fair stand: Communication takes place anywhere and anytime today. Communication designers have the task of making complex information and messages that are transported through these different channels understandable for the viewer. Your goals vary depending on the project. B. optimize the advertising impact of a product or ensure that a company can show its uniqueness uniformly and coherently through its corporate design.

In order to successfully implement this in our digital world, communication designers need to have not only a wealth of basic knowledge but also know-how in areas such as web design, cross-media strategies or mobile applications.

The distance learning communication design gives you the necessary knowledge in all relevant areas of visual communication - print, online, mobile, video, infographic, space and presentation.

The special thing about it: in each semester you realize your own design projects and gradually fill your personal portfolio. A perfect basis for your applications after graduation.

study period

  • Standard period of study: 36 months
  • Different time models possible
  • Study start possible at any time
(Technical) Abitur or subject-related university entrance qualification
Without Abitur:
  • Master's certificate or advanced training
  • At least two years of vocational training followed by at least 3 years of professional experience (full-time)
AR seal, ZFU (approval number: 1103319)

Course Overview

In distance learning communication design, we specifically promote your creative, artistic-creative, conceptual and methodical skills. We pay particular attention to teaching application-oriented skills, theoretical knowledge and the development of practical skills.

Our bachelor's program is modular, which means that you study using subject areas that are divided into so-called "modules". Within these modules there is an introductory course and an in-depth course, which prepare you systematically for the completion of this module. Within the modules, you will receive ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System) for each successful completion, which document your performance. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and of course recognized.


In the sixth semester of your distance learning course, you choose your two specializations in the amount of 20 ECTS. To do this, you opt for at least one specialist specialization ("compulsory specializations") from the field of communication design and at most one functional and industry specialization ("specialization in elections").

Some exemplary election specializations are:

  • Online and Social Media Marketing
  • User experience
  • event management
  • Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality
  • Business Consulting

Accredited degree

All current courses at the IUBH are accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).
Accreditation is only granted if the content and structure of a study program meets all qualitative requirements.

FIBAA is a kind of TÜV for academic education that checks the quality of Bachelor and Master courses on behalf of the Accreditation Council. The accreditation is renewed every five (first accreditation) or seven (re-accreditation) years - a guarantee for the quality of our teaching.
FIBAA awards its premium seal for courses of exceptional quality. Five courses at the IUBH have already been awarded this special seal. The IUBH is one of the leading universities in Germany with five or more premium seals.

Your future career in communication design

Communication designers can work in advertising and media agencies, design offices, the media industry, editorial departments and publishers, as well as in design departments of companies and institutions. Further job prospects are the leap into self-employment or the free participation in agencies.

In order to gain a foothold in this area, you should not only be creative but also have technical affinity, a solution-oriented way of thinking and a high degree of communication and consulting competence. Because your job as a communication designer is not just the pure execution of orders. You also advise your clients and create corresponding concepts.

Last updated May 2020

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