The Communication Design and Creative Strategies course offered by the HMKW University for Media, Communication and Business provides key competencies expected from creative heads in management positions, focusing on aesthetic production in advertising, marketing and visual communication. The aim is to master the entire design-oriented process of value creation both in theory and practice.
Integration of theory and practice of design:
- latest developments in research and analysis of design and creativity
- practical work and art direction projects
The ability to carry out the roles and responsibilities associated with the position of Art Director and other management positions held by creative talents, within the framework of the ever-increasing convergence of print, online, broadcast and mobile media.
The program is government-approved and accredited by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation), Bonn/Vienna/Zurich.
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- Media Law
- Media Asset Management
- Media Psychology
- Intercultural Management
- Critical & Creative Thinking
- Design & Social Research
- Creative Design Processes
- Advertising Technology
- Design Management
- Creative Leadership
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- 24 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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There are no set application deadlines at HMKW. Usually, you can apply until the start of the semester.
DisciplinesDesign Communication Sciences User Experience Design View 17 other Masters in Communication Sciences in Germany
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- A good or very good degree in design, fine arts or equivalent degree (university or university of applied sciences)
- plus internal assessment process
Please include in your portfolio:
- a title page (“cover”),
- your cv,
- a very brief summary of the written part of your Bachelor thesis (if available),
- motivation letter (max. 250 words),
- min. three comprehensive graphic design works created by you (or with a clearly indicated contribution from you),
- including a description of the work,
- and a documentation of the design process.
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International8340 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8340 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA8340 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8340 EUR per year during 24 months.
- Full-time: 695 € monthly
- Part-time: 449 € monthly
Living costs for Köln
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.