Frankfurter Akademie für Kommunikation und Design
Academy of Visual Arts Frankfurt
Auge Graphikdesign gelb Sommersemester
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Studying Design at our Academy of Visual Arts

Generally speaking, anyone who wishes to later make a profession of their creative talent is unable to realize their full potential studying at a regular university. By contrast, our Academy of Visual Arts specializes in Design studies, and can offer you a sound and individually tailored education in this field.

The Academy of Visual Arts is a state-approved institution in Frankfurt with a wide range of courses in Communication Design. At the Academy of Visual Arts we aim to show you, the student, how to combine in Design studies tried-and-tested methods and basic media design knowledge with your own creative potential.

The Graphic Design and Fashion Design study programs are bilingual and conclude with state examinations. This constellation provides graduates with excellent career prospects in managerial positions.

A Design School and Graphic Design Academy with diverse faculties

Anyone wishing to expand and deepen their knowledge of media design is advised not to focus too strongly on a specific area, but to tap into several disciplines. A broad knowledge base is key to achieving a sound qualification at a design school and expanding one’s own knowledge horizon.

Those wishing to explore the options graphic design offers in greater depth will likewise acquire at our Graphic Design Academy essential insights that can be used for developing innovative solutions to specific problems.

Study Design and gain valuable practical experience

Theoretical knowledge forms the most important basis for everything we learn. However, if there is too great a focus on theory it becomes more difficult to employ what has been learned when facing professional challenges. This is why our Design course contains a high proportion of practical experience.

We cooperate with various firms so that students not only study the theory of design, but also learn how to apply it. Our qualified professors can draw on professional experience to familiarize you with the key content of the discipline in Media Design studies and supply input for practical implementation.

Study Design in Frankfurt and improve your communication skills

To make learning as effective and pleasant an experience as possible for students at the Academy of Visual Arts in Frankfurt we favor small groups in our Design School. This enables each student to have individual supervision, which takes his or her personal strengths and goals into account.

Moreover, we attach great importance to strengthening social skills, since being able to deal well with other people is a basic prerequisite for success in communication design. Excellent social skills are particularly important when it comes to visual communication. In addition, studying Design at our Academy will help you improve your manner, presentation technique and linguistic expression.

Our Design course is unique in Germany

The course is divided into foundation studies extending over three semesters and the main study program over five. During this time the following topics, among others, will be covered:
    •    photography
    •    illustration
    •    visual grammar
    •    printing techniques
    •    perceptual and Gestalt psychology
    •    formative design.
Thanks to the broad range of topics and bilingual format, graduates of our Design study program leave with an outstanding qualification for well-paid jobs – not only in Germany, but also worldwide.