BTK - University of Arts & Design

Berlin, Germany
The BTK University of Applied Sciences is a private, officially recognised University of Design, located in Berlin. The BTK inspires, challenges and trains the creative minds of the future in two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) courses - Communication Design and Photography - as well as in the Master of Arts (M.A.) course Design / Media Spaces.
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Our approach

The rapid digitalization of media has changed the professional role of designers during the last twenty years, making it more challenging and more varied. At the BTK, modern design is combined with the traditional aspects of applied art and the innovative possibilities of new media. The BTK offers interdisciplinary courses of study, which enable students to explore the interface of both analogue and digital means of visual expression, and in so doing, help them to influence and determine the future of design.
Modern designers work within a variety of disciplines and in international teams. Our students learn to think creatively, analytically and scientifically. In the overlapping fields of art, design and technology, students are encouraged to develop their design expertise individually, multi-disciplinarily and practically. Our graduates begin their professional careers with the ability to communicate as designers combined with a desire to experiment creatively.

Courses of study

Our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree courses - Communication Design and Photography - are completed in seven semesters. The Bachelor of Arts degrees provide qualifications for a professional career in the future-orientated media economy.
The BTK also offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree course in Design / Media Spaces, which is completed in three semesters. The Master of Arts degree course provides a qualification for an artistic or design-based professional career, as a freelance or in a leading role in a company. Die Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule (btk) ist eine staatlich anerkannte, private Hochschule für Gestaltung in Berlin. Das auf sieben Semester angelegte Studium schließt mit einem Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) ab und qualifiziert für zukunftsweisende Tätigkeiten innerhalb der Medienwirtschaft.

Short Courses

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We make available to our students a comprehensive range of media technology. In the area of digital photography, equipment such as the Canon 5 D Mk2, Phase One Digital Back Pieces, cameras and mobile editing suites can be loaned. Our facilities include studios for photography and video editing, a sound studio and a green screen studio, as well as modern lighting equipment and W-LAN. In the area of computer technology, the BTK has over 100 Apple Mac workstations, a permanent Internet connection and the additional flexibility offered by over 50 Apple MacBook Pro laptops available for loan during seminars. This equipment and these technical facilities provide students with the necessary support for a contemporary and successful design course of studies.

Our library consists of an extensive collection of art and design textbooks and current publications, as well as books related to specific aspects of new media. Alongside traditional literature, the BTK library has a well developed and constantly growing collection of DVDs and CDs, specifically in the areas of film and motion graphics.


The BTK University of Applied Sciences is officially recognised by the Berlin Senate (the Government of the Federal State of Berlin) since 2006 and the German Council of Science and Humanities institutionally accredited the BTK in 2009. Furthermore, the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZevA) has evaluated and accredited all the current degree courses offered by the BTK University of Applied Sciences.

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