HfK+G - Hochschule für Kommunikation und Gestaltung

HfK+G - Hochschule für Kommunikation und Gestaltung

The University of Communication and Design in Stuttgart (Hochschule für Kommunikation und Gestaltung, or simply HfK+G) is a leading venue for the study of advertising, media communications, and graphic design.

Privately-run, the school was founded in 2012, and has quickly gained a reputation for delivering efficient, highly practical communications courses. A range of BA level degrees is provided, and all are accredited by the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. And thanks to allied institutions like the Institute for Applied Research, degrees tend to feed seamlessly into Germany's creative professions.

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HfK+G in numbers

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Courses offered (both Bachelor's)

A relatively recent addition to Baden-Wuerttemberg's education sector, HfK+G Stuttgart is small but efficient, offering courses in both Communication Design and Advertising & Market Communication. It operates a network of 27 expert teachers, who cater for 221 students.

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Part of the HfK+G university (which also has a branch in Ulm), the University of Communication and Design (Stuttgart) offers BAs in advertising communications and practical design. Both have a strong focus on digital technologies and contemporary methods, and they can be studied as "dual degrees" to create courses tailored for individual students.

Abitur is required for all admissions, and fluent German language skills will also be needed for international students. However, with its forward-thinking approach, and strong links to creative businesses, HfK+G Stuttgart is an excellent place to start building a media or design career in Germany.


Tuition fees: Baden-Wuerttemberg

Internationals studying for more than one year in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have to pay a €1,500 tuition fee per semester.

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Explore HfK+G study programs:

  • Communication design BA
  • Advertising and market communication BA
  • Illustration BA
  • One day student

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