Applying for the study programme Digital Media (B.A.)

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The degree programme Bachelor Digital Media is a joint offer from the University of the Arts Bremen and the University of Bremen. Located between the fields, the media design courses at the HfK Bremen and the media informatics courses at the University of Bremen receive impulses from the arts, design, theory and new technologies.

Information on applying to the Bachelor of Arts Digital Media

Applicants for the study programme Digital Media Bachelor/Major in Media Design can do so via the application portal at the HfK Bremen application portal. The portal is the gateway to apply online for an entrance exam and to studies with a deadline from February 1st to May 15th, 2024.

We will then inform you via email about the next steps and the dates in the application process.

The next step on the way to a place on the Digital Media/Media Design course is the entrance exam. 

The heart of the application is your portfolio with self-made, meaningful, creative and artistic work samples. These are submitted exclusively in the form of digital or digitised (e.g. photographed) works. We recommend paying attention to high quality when digitising your work. However, the quality of digitisation is not evaluated. If necessary, provide the materials with references to works (websites, videos) on cloud services (Nextcloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) or video platforms (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). The works can come from digital but also from non-digital areas (e.g. interaction design, interface design, generative design, new media art, web design, video, animation, typography, photography, drawing, concept work). If possible, work should be submitted in common file formats such as PDF, HTML, JPG, PNG, GIV, MOV, AVI, MPEG. Works that were realised in interactive or generative formats (e.g. Unity, Processing or Unreal Engine) should be submitted as screenshots or screen captures and as original files. A CV in tabular form and a list of submitted work must be enclosed. Each work can also be accompanied by short explanations. 

The work is uploaded to a web interface. You will receive further information promptly by email.

The second part of the entrance examination takes place based on the results of the submitted work. The entrance examination consists of a homework assignment and a professional discussion with the examination committee.

If you have passed the entrance exam, you will receive notification of this by email and will take part in the allocation process for available study places.

If you receive a rejection letter, it remains to be seen whether the University of the Arts can allocate you a place in the follow-up procedure. Be patient, we guarantee that no study place will remain vacant!

Application procedure – key information in brief

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  • Admission to entrance examination
  • Entrance exam part 1
  • Entrance exam part 2
  • Results

Important deadlines

  • 1.2.–15.5.2024

    Application for admission to entry exam and application for place to study

  • 29.2. & 27.3.2024

    Online information event for the Digital Media study programme

    3–4 p.m.

  • 21.5.–23.5.2024

    Upload of artistic works (portfolio) for the study programme Digital Media

    until 18:00 (CEST)

  • 29.5.–3.6.2024

    Examination of artistic works (portfolio)

  • from 6.6.2024

    Results of artistic works

  • 10.6.2024

    Distribution of topic for homework assignment

  • 11.6.2024

    Upload homework

    until 11:59 p.m. (CEST)

  • 13.6.–14.6.2024

    Entrance exam for study programme Digital Media Bachelor of Arts in presence at the university

  • from 26.6.2024

    Results of exam for study programme Digital Media

  • until mid-July 2024

    Results of application process published

  • 14.10.2024

    Start of lectures for the winter semester 2024/25

Department 1, Office for Students, is the central contact address for all questions relating to applications, admissions, studies and examinations. From the study organisation to the application and admission process, enrolment and de-registration, to questions about taking a leave of absence from your studies, information about study and examination regulations/registrations, questions about BAföG as well as guest and secondary students: you will find advice and support here.

Contact General advice on studies

  • Email
  • Phone +49 421 9595-1113

Subject-specific study advice from teachers for students and prospective students

Please note that proof of German language skills is a mandatory enrolment requirement. Foreign applicants to study at the University of the Arts must prove that they have a good knowledge of the German language in oral and written communication. Further information about the language certificate can be found below.