Bachelor Communication Design

Whether poster, magazine, website, app or exhibition stand: Communication takes place everywhere today and at any time. Communication designers have the task to make the complex information and messages that are transported through these different channels understandable to the viewer. Their goals vary depending on the project: For example, they can optimize the advertising impact of a product or ensure that a company can demonstrate its uniqueness through its corporate design in a consistent and consistent manner.

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 feature: Every semester, you realize your own design projects and gradually fill your personal portfolio with them. A perfect basis for your applications after graduation.

Accredited degree

All current programs of IUBH are accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).

An accreditation is only pronounced if a study program fulfills all qualitative requirements in terms of content and structure.

The FIBAA is a kind of TÜV for academic education, which checks the quality of Bachelor and Master programs 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.

For courses of exceptional quality, FIBAA awards its premium seal. Five courses at the IUBH have already been awarded this special seal. The IUBH is thus 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.

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 degree program has a modular structure, ie you study on the basis of subject areas that are divided into so-called "modules". Within these modules, there is an introductory course and a specialization course, which systematically prepare you for completing this module. Within the modules, you will receive credits for every successful graduation (European Credit Transfer System) that documents your achievements. These ECTS credits are internationally comparable and of course recognized.


In the sixth semester of your distance learning you choose your two specializations in the amount of 20 ECTS. For this you opt for at least one specialist specialization ("compulsory specializations") in the field of communication design and at most one specialization and sector 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
  • ...

study models

Adapt your distance learning to your life.

You can complete our bachelor's degree in both full-time and two part-time variations. In terms of content, these models are identical, but with the part-time variants, your weekly learning time is reduced.

The part-time study is particularly suitable for those who already have a high workload or who want to reduce their monthly costs.



In full-time study you can choose the maximum number of courses per semester. If you do not finish your studies in the designated time, the study is extended for another 18 months. During this time you can use all offers of distance learning as before free of charge. If you notice that you have less time than expected, you can switch to a different time model with a period of 3 months to the end of the month.

part time


Part-time studies reduce your monthly tuition. At the same time, the number of courses you can choose per semester is also decreasing.

If you can not finish your degree within the designated time, your studies will be extended for another 18 months. During this time you can use all offers of distance learning as before free of charge. If you notice that you have more time than expected, you can switch to a different time model with a period of 3 months to the end of the month.

Program taught in:
  • German

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Last updated May 14, 2019
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