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Bachelor Digital Media

Applications for our Bachelor of Digital Media / Media Design programme are processed through the University of the Arts’ online platform ARTIST. Applications for admission to the entrance examination and for study for this programme of studies must be submitted through the ARTIST platform by 2020-05-15.

On receiving your application, the University of the Arts will send you an email containing details on other important deadlines and dates in the application process.

The entrance examination

The next step towards studying Digital Media/Media Design at the University of the Arts is the entrance examination. The centrepiece of your application is your “Portfolio” – a collection of approximately 20 examples of work highlighting your aptitude for design practice. These works can be examples of both analogue and/or digital design (e.g. draft work, interface or screen design, CD-ROM productions, video, animation, storyboard, drawing, typography, photography, concept and web design). Each piece may be accompanied by a short written description. Digital works should also be accompanied by a detailed description of their technical specifications (operating system etc.). Candidates should include a list of works submitted in their portfolio together with a written declaration of authorship certifying that all works were completed without external assistance.

Candidates will then be required to undertake the second part of the entrance examination. This part of the entrance examination is staged at the University of the Arts over three days. On the first day candidates will be asked to complete a number of practical exercises. Candidates are welcome to utilize their own materials and tools for these exercises. A digital implementation of these solutions will not be required. On the second day of the examination, candidates will take part in a discussion with the examination commission.

Successful candidates will receive an email from the University of the Arts confirming that they have passed the entrance examination.
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Candidates that receive a letter of rejection will be placed on a reserve list and may be offered a placement in the event that a successful candidate does not take up their placement. We promise that all available placements will be filled.

Important dates

Application for admission to the entrance examination: from 2020-02-01 until 2020-05-15
Submission of portfolios: 2020-05-19 and 2020-05-20
Appraisal of submitted works: 2020-05-26 and 2020-05-27
Results of portfolio appraisals: from 2020-06-04
Collection date for submitted works: 2020-06-18
Entrance examinations: 2020-06-23 until 2020-06-25
Announcement of the entrance examination results: from 2020-07-01
Collection date for submitted works: 20120-07-02
Collection date for submitted works (extra date): 2020-07-16
Allocation of placements: until the end of July 2020
Commencement of the winter semester lecture period: 2020-10-05

Information for foreign applicants

Please Note, the proof of German language skills as obligatory pre-requisite for enrolment. Foreign applicants for a course of study at the University of the Arts must prove that they have good knowledge of the German language in oral and written communication. Further information on the language certificate can be found below.

Master Digital Media

The Master of Arts Digital Media program is jointly offered by the University of the Arts Bremen (HfK) and the University of Bremen (UNI). The application and selection process is administered by the University of Bremen. For further information on the relevant procedures, please see: and

Important dates

  • Application for admission to the selection process: 2020-04-01 until 2020-05-31
  • Sessions of the selection commission and invitation to the personal interview: until 2020-06-17
  • Personal interviews: 2020-06-24 until 2020-06-26
  • Announcement of the results of the personal interviews and allocation of placements: July 2020
  • Commencement of the winter semester lecture period: 2020-10-05
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