Digital Film Design  – Animation/VFX

Digital Film


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Duration: 7 semesters
Type: full time
Credits: 210 ECTS
Course: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Start: 1st of October
Tuition fees: Starting at 650€/month* depending on location (EU)
Locations: Munich Düsseldorf Berlin

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*Prices for students from non-EU countries

Prices for students with a valid visa from non-EU countries may differ. The Monthly tuition fees begin at 850€, depending on your study location. We also charge a one-time registration fee of 490€. Please ask the student advisory team for additional service fees.

Digital Film Design

Visualisations, 3D animations and visual effects (VFX) are an integral part of today’s film, television, gaming and advertising industries. Dragons, monsters and epic battle scenes in films, cars, washing detergent packaging and food products...when it comes to TV and printed advertising, it almost all comes from a computer. Only the backgrounds are sometimes still real. With its cinematic trailers for new games, the gaming industry is also a constant source of digital film design work. Animation and VFX continue to conquer new industries. The areas of virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 ° film are now also added. Accordingly, the need for well-trained specialists is very high - and the trend is rising!

Core skills

The four core competencies that students acquire during their studies are design, computer graphics, film design and projects.

The necessary theoretical knowledge is taught in numerous lectures, such as visualization, typography or drawing and consolidated through regular practical exercises.

An important USP of the Digital Film Design (BA) is that students have lectures in 3D modelling and animation every semester. We start with Autodesk Maya. We then move on to Houdini as our second 3D software.

Further focus points of this degree programme are: design, planning and implementation of visual effects and the relevant compositing (after effects and nuke). These skills are deepened through numerous exercises in which the students shoot real film material themselves and combine it with digital elements.

In many individual and group projects, students work on large and small projects.

Teaching languages

Digital Film Design (B.A.) is offered in English and German at our campus in Berlin.

In Düsseldorf and Munich the program is run in German.

Why MD.H for foreign students?

Garantueed German residency for 18 month permit after Graduation from MD.H.

Small classes of around 25 students will guarantee your successful graduation.

We offer MD.H scholarship. Please contact the student advisory team for more information.

MD.H helps foreign students in all of their concerns when they want to study in Germany with onboarding (finding a living accommodation) and any Visa Concerns.

This is what the MD.H offers you

The Mediadesign University has over 30 years of experience in the field of education. In all media and design areas, it offers state-recognized courses. There are three locations to choose from in the media and fashion strongholds of Berlin, Düsseldorf and Munich. They combine a good city location, modern facilities and many opportunities to make your studies flexible.

Contacts, contacts, contacts - especially in the media industry, they are the be-all and end-all. It's good if, as a beginner, you don't have to start from scratch, but can benefit from existing interfaces to the job market. As with the MD.H career service, which promotes the professional development of students and graduates thanks to a wide range of measures and contact offers.

The MD.H is an official European Arnold partner for education and training: Renderer Arnold


Admission requirements

General university entrance qualification, a technical college entrance qualification or a qualification recognized as equivalent. Studying without a high school diploma is possible in accordance with § 11 BerlHG through the subject-specific qualification.

Personal requirements

You should have a high degree of creativity, ingenuity in implementation for successful results, the willingness to invest a lot of time and to face new personal challenges.

Application process

Small group sizes up to 25 students. A detailed application (with school leaving certificates and a CV with photo), a personal interview and work samples determine the admission.


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