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BAIllustration (English)

Tuition fee €4,500 per semester
Application fee FREE
Registration fee €900 one-time

This is a fee due upon enrolment only.

Overview

Manual printing techniques such as silkscreen, risography and etching make up the curriculum along with digital applications and software, typography, editorial design and editorial illustration. Learn to transport your illustrations to three-dimensional spaces and make them interact with their environment. Help shape tomorrow’s design solutions today.

Our programme encourages you to work with professional clients on real assignments. Find yourself visiting illustration and animation studios on a regular basis for a chance to experience firsthand what it’s like to work in the creative industries.

Programme structure

7 SEMESTERS 210 ECTS

1. SEMESTER 30 ECTS

  • Design Basics I
  • Design Basics II
  • Design Basics III
  • Design / Communication Sciences
  • Media Lab
  • Elective

2. SEMESTER 30 ECTS

  • Illustration Basics I
  • Illustration Basics II
  • Illustration Basics III
  • Design / Media Sciences
  • Character Design
  • Elective

3. SEMESTER 30 ECTS

  • Animation I
  • Animation II
  • Visual Essay
  • Artistic Research I
  • Concept Art
  • Elective

4. SEMESTER 30 ECTS

  • Narrative Illustration I
  • Narrative Illustration II
  • Narrative Illustration III
  • SRH Lab
  • Editorial Design I
  • Elective

5. SEMESTER

  • Internship in Germany or abroad
  • Independent illustration project

6. SEMESTER 30 ECTS

  • Editorial Illustration I
  • Editorial Illustration II
  • Research Colloquium
  • Artistic Research II
  • Practical project / Project-oriented work
  • Elective

7. SEMESTER 30 ECTS

  • Portfolio I
  • Portfolio II
  • Entrepreneurship + Media Law
  • Writing Workshop / Colloquium
  • Bachelor’s Thesis

Career opportunities

As an illustrator you can work for all kinds of media companies. Start your own business and offer professional services to cultural and scientific institutions, advertising agencies and publishing houses. In addition, your job profile can include editorial, advisory and coordinating activities.

Illustrate digital and interactive media, print, websites, 3D animations, cartoons and motion pictures, computer games. Create special effects and character designs.

You’ll possess the know-how to craft elaborate narratives for literary works and design children’s books, non-fiction and graphic novels for publishing houses.
Our internationally-accredited Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree serves as a professional foundation for immediate employment. In addition, the internationally acclaimed Bachelor of Arts degree entitles you to pursue numerous postgraduate and master’s degree programmes in Germany and beyond.

Apply now! Winter semester 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 15, 2021
Apply now! Summer semester 2022
Pre-deadline
15 Jan 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Berlin time

Recommended application deadline.

Application deadline
31 Jan 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Berlin time
Studies commence
Apr 30, 2022
Apply now! Winter semester 2022/23
Application deadline
15 Aug 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Berlin time
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Winter semester 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 15, 2021
Apply now! Summer semester 2022
Pre-deadline
15 Jan 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Berlin time

Recommended application deadline.

Application deadline
31 Jan 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Berlin time
Studies commence
Apr 30, 2022
Apply now! Winter semester 2022/23
Application deadline
15 Aug 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Berlin time
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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