Intermedia Design (B.A.)

Networked Thinking and Creative Action

Intermedia design offers a course of study for people with different orientations - be they design, artistic or technological. The decisive factor is openness and the willingness to go through development processes as a creative person and to want to participate in the design of digital media.


The Three Most Important Reasons for Intermedia Design

1. We Are: Small but Fine

In small groups and with modern equipment we show you what is really important for your future professional life. This leaves time for individual feedback and personal support. Our lecturers and professors work actively in their professional field and teach based on the need to pass on their experience.

2. We Believe: in Your Individuality

Visions are not created by memorizing any content. That's why we don't prepare you for exams, but rather to be able to implement ideas independently and professionally. Knowledge is best memorized when it is applied practically. We believe that studying has a lot to do with trying things out. Find out what you enjoy and we will help you find your own identity as a designer with our study contents.

3. We Know: The Future Is Full of Challenges.

With a degree in intermedia design you can work in many areas. Thanks to the versatile education you are prepared for numerous jobs. During your studies, you will be trained for the challenges that await you in everyday working life with courses that prepare you for your career. For example in the field of communication as well as in structured working methods by creating concepts.

The Course of Studies in The Bachelor Program

Basics: 1. and 2. Semester
The Basic Study Period

In the first two semesters, students work on design basics in various fields. This introductory and orientation phase serves to build up the basic knowledge on which further studies are based.

Specialisation: 3rd to 5th Semester
Specialization and Practice

In the second stage of studies a wide range of different courses is offered. This allows students to pursue their own interests.

Focus: 6th or 7th Semester
Completion of Studies

In the final semester, the thesis is the main focus of the course.

Application: Practical or Semester Abroad
Practical or Semester Abroad

The practical semester can be inserted in the 4th, 5th or 6th semester as desired.


Continuing Education: Design Master

After the Bachelor's degree, the focus intermedia design in the Design Master offers a direct connection.

Facts at a glance

Your bachelor's degree in intermedia design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier.

  • Graduation: Bachelor of arts (B.A.)
  • Start of Studies: winter and summer semester
  • Standard period of study: 6-7 semesters
  • Study location: Irminenfreihof + Building R
    (Paulusplatz) - Campus of Design Trier
  • Approval: not restricted - Qualification test
  • Requirements: university entrance qualification, Abitur or vocational baccalaureate and application procedure application procedure
  • Questions? Gabriele Heinzelmann: 
    Phone.: 0651 - 8103 106
    or g.heinzelmann(at)
  • You can also find more information about the course of studies at:


New Students Are Admitted Every Summer and Winter Semester.

An application is required, but you need not be afraid of it: Intermedia lecturers also offer counselling interviews  in advance for applicants with whom doubts can be cleared up.

What You Can Learn at Intermedia Design?

The intermedia design course offers a diverse range of courses, which focus on a number of central teaching areas. You can read the exact contents in detail on the external website of our department:


... and After Graduation?

You are training for a versatile professional future, whether self-employment or a job in the creative industry!


The Learning Environment

Practical Project Studies
After the Orientation Phase, Applied, Project-Based Work Forms the Focus of Your Studies.

In order to train you to become the creative personality of tomorrow, the lessons take place in small groups. This offers a lot of time for intensive and individually adapted supervision by the lecturers.

Each semester you will implement 4-5 larger and smaller projects, so that you will have an impressive portfolio at the end of your Bachelor's degree. In order to experience what your skills are worth, each semester offers different cooperations with partners from business, society and culture.

Creative, Interdisciplinary Environment
The Campus of Design Is Located on the Banks of the Moselle Near the City Centre.

Almost 1,000 students live and work here in the fields of intermedia design, communication design, fashion design, interior design and architecture.

In your career you will later work in mixed teams. You will also learn this through joint projects with students from other design subjects, but also from computer science (digital media and games).

Integrated into the course of studies is the annual 'Interdisciplinary Project Week', in which all subjects of the design department work together on interdisciplinary projects. The Campus of Design is then transformed into a bubbling creative pool in which students and lecturers from all disciplines work together on an interdisciplinary basis.

Modern Equipment
Our Workshops and Laboratories

So that you can also put your ideas into practice, there is a wide range of modern equipment available, which can be used directly in the media labs and can also be borrowed. You can let off steam creatively in 8 laboratories for the most diverse areas!


  • Film studio with green screen and lighting system
  • 3D animation laboratory with stereoscopic projection system
  • Audio lab
  • Motion capturing
  • Installation lab 
  • Coding lab 
  • VR-Lab
  • Wearable-Lab 
No Tuition Fees, but Scholarships!
Promotion of Young Media Talent

For financial support in implementing your projects, there is the possibility to apply for a project scholarship every semester. As a scholarship holder you will receive up to 3.000 € to make your ideas come true! The first degree at the University of Applied Sciences Trier is free of tuition fees. For further information please contact the Study Service.


Trier - The Perfect Location!
Study ... and Live!

To study where others go on holiday: Trier is located in the southwest of Germany between the green hills of the Eifel and Hunsrück. The city on the river is close to the borders with Luxembourg, France and Belgium.

A total of 20,000 university and college students shape life in the Moselle city, which has a good 100,000 inhabitants and offers a wide range of cultural activities.

Interest Sparked? Then Apply Now!

The application procedure is always worth a try. Especially if you don't really know if the intermedia degree suits you. During the application process you can get to know us and the study programme. That way you will quickly notice whether you can do something with Intermedia Design or not. 

Register now on the official application page of the University of Applied Sciences Trier! 
You can find all the subsequent steps and an overview under Application

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