SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Das Aufbauhaus in Kreuzberg ist der Sitz der Berlin School of Design and Communication, ehemals design akademie berlin.

Berlin School of Design and Communication

At the Berlin School of Design and Communication in Berlin-Kreuzberg, we offer German and English-taught bachelor's and master's programmes combining strategy and design to qualify you as a young professional and manager in the creative scene. Our professors focus on competence-oriented and project-based teaching, experimental work, collaboration on visionary practical projects and close exchange with practice partners.

Our philosophy

What makes the Berlin School of Design & Communication (BSDC) special?

Special features in teaching

You study and research through real-life projects with practical partners from the fields of business, culture, politics and society. You will be supported by an above-average number of full-time professors and numerous professionals. We promote interdisciplinary exchange.

Strength in research

You can set up your own research projects or take part in existing projects and collaborations, e.g. in our Institute for Ludology (link). In line with our study profile, we also support artistic projects.


New thinking needs space. We offer spacious rooms, studios, open and creative spaces. Visit us at the Aufbau Haus and arrange a non-binding campus tour.

The environment

We discover, respect and promote the potential of each individual student. We impart professional, social and creative skills through continuous feedback processes and individual promotion. One of our main goals is to strengthen the ability for critical self-reflection.

How to find us

Berlin School of Design and Communication
SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Prinzenstraße 84.1
10969 Berlin
Business hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm
Phone: +49 30 515 650 100
General contact email:

Study programs

What you can study at our school

We are shaping the future of communication and design with a wide range of study programmes in marketing, communication design, web development, film, photography, illustration or design.

Bachelor's programmes

Master's programmes

We invite you to our virtual campus tour

The study programmes at our school are united by the fact that we always encourage and challenge our students. Encourage in their individual strengths and interests. Challenge in their thinking and creativity. We see ourselves as a place where the new, the unexpected or even utopian is created. Not only the obviously feasible.
Prof. Bettina Borchardt, Academic Director
For me, studying photography at the BSDC was perfect. I was challenged and encouraged. In my opinion, this is exactly what is needed in creative study programmes.
Martin de Crignis - Alumnus BA Fotografie
I chose the Marketing Communication course because it allows me to combine creativity and academic teaching: The lecturers succeed in illustrating abstract knowledge with examples from the industry and motivate us students to find creative solutions for challenging tasks.
Leonie Balthasar - Studierende BA Marketingkommunikation