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HMKW is a private, state-approved university of applied sciences with three locations across Germany: Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt/Main.

  • State-approved by the Berliner Senatsverwaltung (Federal Senate Administration of Berlin)
  • Institutionally accredited by the German Wissenschaftsrat (Federal Science Council)
  • All study programs are accredited by the international accreditation agency FIBAA.

HMKW was founded in Berlin, where its first Bachelor programs started in October 2009. HMKW’s Cologne Campus (Köln) opened in the media hub of the Rhineland in October 2011. In October 2016, another HMKW campus opened in Frankfurt, Germany’s financial powerhouse and home of the second-largest airport in Europe. HMKW prides itself on being one of the most open and successful private universities in Germany.

Teaching and research profile: open and intercultural

As a university of applied sciences, the institution gives priority to teaching. Its educational principles are designed to satisfy academic demands of personal and social advancement, of self-empowerment and social responsibility, as well as vocational requirements of professionalization and employability.

HMKW prioritizes diversity and equality as well as excellence and commitment. The curricular and extra-curricular emphasizes general liberal education and professional specialization. A special focus at HMKW lies on interdisciplinarity and internationalization.

At HMKW, emphasis is placed on personal and social values, like openness and non-elitism, diversity, and tolerance. In accordance with its intercultural identity, HMKW applied for the Extended Erasmus University Charter (Standard Charter and Student Placements) in Brussels.


Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Graphic Design Delivery method Length Location
B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication On campus 6 semesters Berlin
Master's degree
M.A. International Marketing and Media Management On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Humanities & Culture
M.Sc. Business Psychology On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Media & Communications
M.A. Communication Design and Creative Strategies On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology Online / Distance 2 years Berlin
M.A. Digital Journalism On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Public Relations
M.A. Public Relations and Digital Marketing On campus 2 years Multiple (3)

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Why study at HMKW University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management

  • Graduate programs with high practical relevance
  • High-quality equipment for tomorrow's top talents
  • Creative spirit and international flair in the media capitals Berlin and Frankfurt

HMKW University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 Top 10 Europe rankings 2020 badge

Student services & facilities

  • Career Service
  • Library
  • TV Studio
  • Study Advisor


Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt

All HMKW locations offer optimal conditions for your studies in the fields of design, journalism and communication, psychology, or business.

Urban, cosmopolitan, tolerant, media and business-oriented, the three cities are equally attractive places to study, whether you are looking for classic production and service industries, young entrepreneurs and start-ups, the creative industries, or the financial sector.

In any of these German cities you will find economic and cultural potential like nowhere else. On the Spree, the Rhine and Main rivers, creativity is blended with business know-how, an ideal basis for a thriving media industry. Three locations ideal for people from around the globe who want to live, study and get ahead.

In Berlin you will find the head office of HMKW, however the same HMKW standards apply in Cologne and Frankfurt. During your studies, you can easily transfer from one location to the other if you wish.


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In the M.A. Business Psychology programme, we students strive to increase our knowledge of topics such as behavioural economics, HR management, innovation psychology and entrepreneurship. Business psychology gives a non-clinical, analytical and consultancy oriented perspective which is highly relevant for the job market and for all economic issu...
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HMKW University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management

Ackerstraße 76
13355 Berlin

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