24 months
1454 EUR/year
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The Master of Arts in Communication Design at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences focuses on topics such as brand identity, editorial design, typography, print & digital production, campaigning strategies and visual aesthetics.


The Master of Arts in Communication Design at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences places a strong focus on the design and creative skills required to implement successful communication strategies based on analogue and digital media. Communication design enables or improves the approach to content and makes it more understandable, convincing and effective.

You will learn about corporate identity, design management, print production, digital production, creative techniques and visual aesthetics. From the first to the fourth semester you will also work on concrete design projects, which will help you to hone your skills in the methodical development of ideas and their implementation in real-world products. This ensures that you will be well prepared for the world of work.

We teach the methods of communication design, creative skills and technical media expertise within a team-oriented and international environment. Special emphasis is placed on aesthetic design as well as effective, comprehensive and emotional design.

Career paths

The graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Communication Design are well equipped to develop and implement successful communication concepts. Their qualifications equip them to work as art directors, creative directors or advertising managers for advertising agencies, PR departments of companies and other organisations or to set up their own businesses as self-employed designers. Work opportunities for our graduates arise wherever creative concept skills, design solutions expertise and the ability to implement communication concepts in practical settings are required. Our graduates also have the opportunity to pursue an academic career by enrolling on a doctoral programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • City of Design - Local Networks
  • Design & Research 
  • Design Management & Strategic Design
  • Designing with Code
  • Marketing and Corporate Identities
  • Media Theory
  • Narratives and Dramaturgy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

If you want to apply for this Master’s degree programme you need to have

  • a relevant Bachelor’s degree or
  • equivalent qualification.

The programme is taught in German and English. Proficiency in these two languages is a requirement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1454 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 727 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Graz

846 - 1191 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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