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.



First Semester

  • Design Basics I5
  • Design Basics II5
  • Design Basics III5
  • Design / Communication Sciences5
  • Media Lab5
  • Elective5

Second Semester

  • Illustration Basics I5
  • Illustration Basics II5
  • Illustration Basics III5
  • Design / Media Sciences5
  • Character Design5
  • Elective5

Third Semester

  • Animation I5
  • Animation II5
  • Visual Essay5
  • Artistic Research I5
  • Concept Art5
  • Elective5

Fourth Semester

  • Narrative Illustration I5
  • Narrative Illustration II5
  • Narrative Illustration III5
  • SRH Lab5
  • Editorial Design I5
  • Elective5



Mobility Phase

  • Internship in Germany or abroad20
  • Independent illustration project10



Sixth Semester

  • Editorial Illustration I5
  • Editorial Illustration II5
  • Research Colloquium5
  • Artistic Research II5
  • Practical project / Project-oriented work5
  • Elective5



Seventh Semester

  • Portfolio I5
  • Portfolio II5
  • Entrepreneurship + Media Law5
  • Writing Workshop / Colloquium5
  • Bachelor's Thesis10



  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Portfolio with approx. 20 own creative works*
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • CV
  • Copy of your identity card or passport

*Convince us with your talent: we are looking forward to assessing your portfolio with about 20 of your own creative works. You can upload the portfolio together with your application, send it to us or simply bring it to a personal interview.



  • Duolingo 95 Pts
  • TOEFL 87 ibt (direct recording)
  • TOEFL 79 - 86 ibt (with additional agreement)
  • TOEIC 785 (Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5 average - deviations from this rule are governed by the current version of the Language Centre's guidelines
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • FCE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A) 59 points

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