HTK - ACADEMY OF DESIGN
1987 Hamburg // 2001 Berlin
Since 1987 in Hamburg and 2001 in Berlin, the HTK – Academy of Design has trained thousands of successful communication designers in the key areas of Visual Communication: Advertising Design, Digital Media, Editorial Design and Illustration.
At the HTK – Academy of Design you learn all the phases of design projects: starting with generating ideas, developing concepts and then combining text and images into exciting layouts for adverts, brochures and posters, for example. You then learn the various technical requirements of the production phase of design projects in digital and print media.
Our training course teaches you the skills you need to design advertising campaigns, magazines, posters, brochures – both printed paper and also digitally through ePublishing, packaging for branded products, short promotional films, websites, smartphone apps and even crossmedia concepts for tradeshows and events.
The field of Visual Communication has developed rapidly over the last 20 years - in response to recent technological developments such as digitalization and the resulting economic and social changes. The training courses at the HTK - Academy of Design will provide you with up to date cross-media knowledge and skills – both digital and analog. We help you develop a multidisciplinary approach to design projects, helping you to learn to think creatively and analytically.
Creative tension and innovation exists where art, design and technology intersect. This is where the HTK -Academy of Design develops your ideas and skills, individually and practically, providing you with a solid foundation in design to start your journey to a professional career in Visual Communication.
Our 3-year vocational training course provides a general foundation in a wide variety of design disciplines and, in the higher semesters, the opportunity to select specific course options from the key areas of Visual Communication: Advertising Design, Digital Media, Editorial Design and Illustration.
The HTK - Academy of Design is a private vocational academy in Graphic Design and has the status of an Ergänzungschule or supplementary school, in both Hamburg and Berlin.
The education system in Germany is primarily the responsibility of the individual federal states, known as Länder. Hamburg and Berlin are two separate federal states, with each state government being responsible for education policy and legislation. In Hamburg the HTK - Academy of Design is officially recognized by the Hamburg Cultural Authority and in Berlin it is approved by the Berlin Senate for Education, Youth and Science. You will finish the course with a technical vocational qualificaton and HTK certificate in the field of communication design with a high grade creative portfolio.
Berlin: 1st April / 1st October
Hamburg: 1st March / 1st May / 1st September
NO. OF SEMESTERS
6 semesters (full-time) / 3 years
HTK Certificate: Communication Designer
500€ / month (EU)
600€ / month (NON-EU)
Successful interview, portfolio of creative projects
High School Diploma, General Certificate of Secondary Education or higher