DEKRA | Hochschule für Medien is a private university of applied sciences in the trendy Berlin Friedrichshain district, offering three Bachelor programs: Film and Television, Journalism and PR, and Communication Management. These degree programs are tailored to the modern media landscape, providing hands-on classes in the respective fields with teachers who are themselves media professionals. The university is open to creative, young people who are willing to show commitment and enjoy studying in a vibrant atmosphere - in the heart of Berlin!

The university is officially approved by the state of Berlin and accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat). Within our Bachelor programs, we have a wide spectrum of specialization options, including media design, marketing communication, communication psychology, online journalism, video journalism, presenting, directing, cinematography, production, post-production and sound design. Graduates are equipped with hands-on knowledge for a perfect start of their professional lives.

The university is part of the DEKRA Academy Network, one of the largest private education providers in Germany.

Hands-on Training and a strong network

All courses at DEKRA | Hochschule für Medien follow the hands-on and business-oriented approach in teaching and training, where theory and practice are closely linked. We have designed our available course offering to be academically sound as well as practical. One of our ways of ensuring practice and lifelong learning is through collaboration with various partners: media companies, nonprofit and government organizations, and other educational institutions.

Intensive support and pleasant learning atmosphere

We combine this approach with a personal care concept that specifically addresses the individual strengths and needs of our students. An inviting teaching and learning environment is one of the special values of our university. Lectures take place in small study groups. Lecturers allow enough time for students’ questions and are also available out of class. This ensures intensive support and care from supervisors. In this context, the teachers act as catalysts, imparting their experience and expertise - both academic as well as professional - into the courses.

You are important to us – right from the start

The formal requirement for admission to a Bachelor program is a university entrance qualification ((such as Abitur or an international equivalent) or vocational training with several years of professional experience. There is no Numerus Clausus (NC - selection by grades). No portfolios, films, articles, etc need to be handed in before your application. And you don't need to do any internships before studying. However, a previous internship could help you when choosing your programme.

The most important requirements for success in your course are your own motivation and commitment. That's why we take into account both the formal requirements and detailed information from your personal interview. Study workshops and boot camps, events and personal study counseling are just a few of our regular offers for prospective students.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Certified BA programmes at a well established private media school
  • Excellent seminars by professors and teachers from the media industries
  • Study projects with consistent practical relevance/ real-life projects
  • Big network of partner companies and institutions within the media and creative industries
  • Maximum individual encouragement and support through small study groups
  • A creative and intimate study environment
  • Equipment loan, also for private projects
  • No extra fees - attractive funding options
  • Free public transport "Semesterticket" included in your tuition fees
  • Central location in the heart of Berlin with easy access to public transport

We are there for you - personally

Are you hesitating which programme might suit you? Would you like to know more about the application process or financing options? Our student advisory service will gladly help you.

The best insight is gained directly on site. Therefore, we warmly invite prospective students to attend our events at the university or to come by and try out some classes.

Programs taught in:
  • German
  • English (US)

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DEKRA Hochschule für Medien

The Film and Television course of our university focus on the numerous steps involved in a production - from the idea to the finished contribution. ... [+]

The Film and Television course of our university focus on the numerous steps involved in a production - from the idea to the finished contribution.

This Bachelor program teaches the required theoretical basics, such as film history, film analysis, scriptwriting, film and video technology as well as audio technology. The practical components emphasize the methods and techniques of filmmaking and television production. An interactive and hands-on study approach form the focus in all our Film and Television courses. Aside from basic scientific and technical knowledge, students will also acquire comprehensive practical experience.

After the basic courses, students can choose one of the available specializations: directing, cinematography, production, post-production or sound design. They also write, film, edit and produce their first short films, documentaries, music videos and similar film and television contributions from early on with supervision and assistance from our lecturers who are themselves working in the creative sector. The BA program is completed with a subject-related Bachelor thesis.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2020
English (US),German
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
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DEKRA Hochschule für Medien

The program Communication Management accentuates the conception and creative implementation of communication strategies and media productions. The communication and media ... [+]

The program Communication Management accentuates the conception and creative implementation of communication strategies and media productions. The communication and media sectors are among the fastest-growing areas in the world with a high demand for qualified professionals.

The bachelor's program in Communication Management teaches the basics of economics, project management, photography and design, business management and communication, market and media research and social marketing. This fundamental knowledge is then applied and reinforced through interdisciplinary practical projects.

In the final phase of the course, students can specialize in Media Design, Communication Psychology or Marketing Communication. At the end of their specialization, all students together implement an interdisciplinary cross-media project for an industry client. The program is completed with a subject-specific Bachelor thesis.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2020
German
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
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DEKRA Hochschule für Medien

The Journalism and PR program is aimed at practice-oriented applicants interested in working in a multi-media and creative field, especially in broadcasting, online publi ... [+]

The Journalism and PR program is aimed at practice-oriented applicants interested in working in a multi-media and creative field, especially in broadcasting, online publishing or in public relations.

The program offers a balanced mix of lectures, seminars, and practical editorial work. The compulsory modules of all the study areas teach basic competency in the media and political systems, statistics and media research, media ethics, media law, and basic design and production skills in the areas of writing and copywriting, photography, video technology, sound engineering, editing systems, management and format knowledge.

After completing the compulsory phase, you can choose between one of the following specialization areas: Presenting, Video Journalism, Online Journalism, and Public Relations. Your specialization is concluded with an extensive practical project, that is usually undertaken in collaboration with a renowned media partner.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2020
German
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
Read more in English