Sustainable Designfull time

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • 8 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Köln


Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

Area of study
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design, Product Design
  • Communication Design

Notes on the degree programme: The eight-semester course in Sustainable Design B.A. considers and communicates design in the context of the ecological, economic, social and cultural challenges and potentials of our time. It is aimed at all those who want to help shape a sustainable future worth living in through creative ideas, designs and concepts. On the one hand, the course of study conveys knowledge, skills and competences in design focal points of your choice - e.g. in communication design, product design, illustration, animation design and photography. On the other hand, however, the programme also sheds light on the complex dimensions of sustainability and considers how design and sustainability interact with each other. Semester projects, selected by students from a wide range of courses, practice the complete design process from the task at hand to the presentation of the finished concepts. Many of these projects are carried out in collaboration with renowned cooperation partners and thus offer valuable practical experience as well as important contacts for the professional future. Modules with subjects such as design theory, cultural studies and philosophy provide complementary skills such as the ability to reflect, judge and the indispensable ability to think in complex contexts. Thanks to their special focus on sustainability, graduates of this unique study programme in Germany have a unique selling point on the labour market which is currently rapidly gaining in relevance. Course-specific contact Nola Bunke: General student advice and counselling Postal address Vogelsanger Straße 250, 50825 Köln Telephone 0221.54 61 332

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Start of studies summer and winter semester General higher education entrance qualification (school-leaving certificate ), advanced technical college entrance qualification, subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or comparable qualifications (Note: If proof of outstanding artistic aptitude is provided, special admission may be granted in exceptional cases, even if not all regular admission requirements are met) Successful participation in an admission interview For applicants from outside Germany: Knowledge of German at language level DSH 1 or Test DaF level TDN 3 or equivalent

Lecture period
  • 01.03.2024 - 31.08.2024
  • 01.09.2024 - 28.02.2025

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    There are no application and registration deadlines. Procedures for assessing special aptitude or capability which make students suitable for admission to study at a university will be carried out.

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    There are no application deadlines. There are special procedures for verifying qualifications or the ability to qualify for the intended course of study.

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    There are no application deadlines. There are special procedures for verifying qualifications or the ability to qualify for the intended course of study.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Please enquire with one of our academic advisors.

Tuition fee


685.00 EUR / Month

Fees (Link)

EUR 685 (financing with ecosign deferral from EUR 385 per month)

Languages of instruction

Main language


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service