AP degree - 2 years - 120 ECTS
For those who want to work with digital media.
During the Multimedia Design programme, you’ll work professionally in English with the design and development of digital solutions and mobile services in a global context.
The programme has a high level of internationalisation, which is achieved by focusing on the introduction of key international competencies and relevant content throughout each semester, as well as an international study trip to New York.
The entire programme is taught in English.
Get the necessary digital competencies
Our international Multimedia Design Degree programme prepares you for many exciting international job opportunities and provides access to additional higher education programmes. You’ll get competencies in digital design, digital user experiences and digital communication while working continuously with the design and programming of digital user interfaces and content in many forms.
Gain practical knowledge and skills - all with an international perspective.
The digital world is distinctly international. As a multimedia designer, you will typically work across departments and national borders. Most likely, your future colleagues will be in Berlin, Budapest or Beijing – so prepare for your upcoming job with an internationally focused programme. Improve your English while learning to collaborate across cultures with classmates from all over the world, and with international companies and departments.
A student talks about the programme
Earn a Bachelor's degree in 1½ years
The AP degree programme in Multimedia Design could be the first 2 years of a Bachelor’s programme. On completion of this programme, you have the opportunity to apply for our Digital Concept Development Bachelor top-up programme, to earn a full Bachelor’s degree.
Go abroad as part of your degree
You can look forward to a self-paid (expected 9000 DKK/€1200 budget per person) study trip to New York in the 2nd semester, together with our partner University Thomas More from Belgium. You can also choose to join a summer school, do an exchange semester or do your internship abroad as part of the programme.
The Multimedia Design programme is a 2-year higher education programme for people who want to get knowledge and skills within user interface design (UI), user experience design (UX), digital content, programming, and business understanding. You will work professionally with the design and development of web solutions and mobile services - and learn about digital media, innovation and idea development.
Lecturers and students on the programme are very ambitious, and the academic level reflects this. With a clear focus on internationalisation and developing a global network, you are encouraged to be more creative and produce better-finished products.
The programme is project-orientated with a strong focus on group work. The first three semesters contain a mix of exciting subjects, where you’ll work project-orientated with international companies. This is followed by an internship during which you get to test your digital skills in practice. We collaborate with lots of international and internationally focused companies for internships. There are no elective subjects on this programme.
During the programme, you will build a portfolio that showcases not only your creative work within the field of multimedia design, but at the same time will document your global skills, intercultural competencies, knowledge and experience.
Multimedia production 1 (30 ECTS)
There will be a focus on programming and you will gain an extra 5 ECTS in programming.
There will be a collaboration with companies both in terms of masterclasses and projects.
Multimedia production 2 (30 ECTS)
Then we continue to focus more on design, working with design systems and finally, we work on real cases in collaboration with companies. There will also be masterclasses in this semester.
Your programming skills will still be in focus and you will gain an extra 5 ECTS in programming.
UX and Frontend Development (25 ECTS)
There will also be masterclasses and collaboration with companies.
Specialisation (5 ECTS) - where you can choose your own focus.
Internship (15 ECTS)
Final exam project (15 ECTS)
Internship in a company
During your fourth semester, you must complete a 10 weeks internship in a company either in Denmark or abroad. This gives you an opportunity to develop a unique profile through in-depth study of topics of particular interest to you.
After your internship, you finish your studies by preparing a final exam project, which you often complete in collaboration with a company in Denmark or abroad.
In the degree programme, you will work with planning, management and implementation of multimedia projects. You will learn to apply communication theories, narrative techniques and means of communication and you will acquire practical experience with UX/UI design and programming.
You’ll work with the subjects through dialogue-based teaching, project-orientated group work and individual assignments. We attach great importance to having continuous collaboration with relevant internationally focused companies and organisations who contribute with concrete cases, experience and knowledge.
As a student on the Multimedia Design programme, you are expected to bring your own laptop which is suitable for multimedia production.
High theoretical level and 'hands on'
We aim for a high theoretical level using the ‘hands on’ principle. You will work with a process from analogue sketches to digital development - from pens to pixels.
A number of people with different professional backgrounds often work together on multimedia projects. A lot of the teaching, therefore, involves interacting in groups. This creates a dynamic environment with optimal opportunities for learning from one another.
Cases and project work
The teaching alternates between classroom teaching, assignments, cases, workshops and last, but not least, project work. In each semester, we spice up the teaching with a number of inspiring presentations and lectures by representatives from the business community and research institutions.
Apply for admission
Here is information about admission requirements and how to apply for the Multimedia Design programme at Business Academy Aarhus.
Non-Danish applicants must apply for admission on the same terms as Danish applicants. You are eligible for admission if you have either a Danish qualifying examination or qualifications recognised or assessed as being comparable to the Danish entrance qualifications.
See which specific requirements you need to fulfil based on your educational background
In order to be admitted to the programme, you must have documented qualifications in:
Applicants with a qualifying exam from a foreign country
All applicants must have passed English at a level equivalent to English level B of a Danish upper secondary examination. This means that international applicants must have had English for at least 210 hours during the last three years of their upper secondary education.*
In addition, applicants with a foreign upper secondary education must pass an internationally approved test as an entrance exam that we use as a selection criterion. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:
- IELTS: 6,5
- IELTS Indicator: 6,5
- TOEFL: 83
- TOEFL iBT Home Edition: 83
- Cambridge C1 Advanced: 180
- Cambridge C2 Proficiency: 200
- Oxford Online Placement test: C1 (min. 85 in each part). We only accept this test, when it is completed at Business Academy Aarhus (sign up here) or through an officially approved partner agency.
Please note that the English test is valid for 2 years.
For non-EU applicants, we only accept IELTS and TOEFL.
Native English speakers, applicants with an IB Diploma and applicants with Nordic entrance exams (including applicants with a qualifying examination from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland, or Ireland) are exempt from an English test. Please note that applicants with a qualifying examination from all other countries (including African and Asian countries, where the language of instruction is English) must submit a test.
Complete your English test at Business Academy Aarhus
* Note that classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours.
Applicants with a qualifying exam from Denmark
All applicants must have passed English at level B from the Danish upper secondary examination.
Mathematics or Economics
Mathematics at the Danish C-level. This means that international applicants must have had mathematics for at least 125 hours (classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours) during the last three years of their upper-secondary education.
Economics at the Danish C-level. This means that international applicants must have had economics for at least 75 hours (classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours) during the last three years of their upper-secondary education.
If you are not sure, that the economics you have had is approved, you can contact our student counsellors, who will make an assessment.
If you apply before 15 March at 12:00 (midday), your application will automatically be assessed according to the Danish Quota 2 system. This means that you, in addition to the required qualifications, will also be evaluated according to additional qualifications.
How to apply
There is admission to this programme once a year, with study start in August. You apply through optagelse.dk. You can apply from 1 February.
15 March at 12 midday
- If you have a foreign qualifying exam
- If you are a national from a country outside the EU (you can find all the special requirements for non-EU applicants here
- If you have a Danish qualifying exam and wish to apply for quota 2
- If you have a vocational education and training programme
- If you are applying for admission with special permission
- If you are applying for readmission for the same programme
5 July at 12 midday
- If you have a Danish qualifying high school exam and you want to apply for quota 1
Before we can process your application, we need all the appropriate documents as proof of the information you have given in your application.
See what documentation you have to send with your application
When is study start?
Your first day of study will be Monday 28 August 2023.
In the week before study start, we will arrange Orientation Days for all new international students. We strongly recommend you to participate.
Help with your application on optagelse.dk
Name of programme: Multimedia Design
Name of institution: Erhvervsakademi Aarhus (Danish title for Business Academy Aarhus)
The programme takes place at: Erhvervsakademi Aarhus, Ringvej Syd
City: Viby J
Admission area no.: 81565
Get detailed instructions on how to apply on optagelse.dk here
Do you need extra help?
For specific programme related questions, write to our student counsellors at email@example.com
For questions about admission, the application process or study life in general at Business Academy Aarhus, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Academy Aarhus cooperates with a range of organisations to promote our higher educational programmes abroad. Applicants are welcome to contact a local higher education recruitment consultant where available, for further information on the application process.
Remember to read the small print
Should a programme, study line or specialisation that you applied for not be offered anyway, you will be contacted directly. The subsequent specialisations we offer will depend on the number of applicants. If there are not enough applicants for both a Danish and an international line, we reserve the right to only offer one.
In the 4th semester, you will do an internship in a company.
In your internship, you will get to test your newly acquired skills in a company and get insight into future work assignments and career opportunities. You will be able to connect your theoretical knowledge with practical experience and at the same time strengthen your CV.
In the internship, you can test a specific field of work and then focus your programme in relation to your career plans. Here, you will have the opportunity to specialise within your specific interests.
The internship is a mandatory part of your programme, and it is your responsibility to find an internship company. To help, we have a wide range of tools and contacts available, e.g. via our career centre.
Get advice from our student, Teddy, on how to find an internship in Denmark
Examples of internship companies
Your internship can be taken in a company in Denmark or abroad. Here you can see examples of typical internship companies in Denmark, where our international students have done their internships:
Cooperation with a lot of companies
Business Academy Aarhus has a close cooperation with a wide range of private and public companies. Contact with the business community creates real-life teaching – for the benefit of the students, the programme and the companies.
You will, first and foremost, encounter cooperation with the business community in connection with project work and your internship. We also invite guest speakers to contribute with their experience and the latest trends from the business community. In exams, we also use co-examiners from the business community.
A multimedia designer works with user experiences (UX), user interface design (UI), and frontend development.
You will be qualified to work in companies that focus on the operation, creation and further development of digital communication and design concepts and interactive digital solutions. You will also be qualified for jobs where you plan, design, and implement different types of multimedia productions.
We cooperate primarily with international companies and departments, so you’ll get an insight into what it’s like to work internationally in Denmark. And we’ll help you build a network among international companies in Denmark, ensuring you’ll be ready to work in an international workplace.
Depending on your profile, your future job title could be:
- UX Designer
- Frontend Developer
- Digital Designer
- Application Developer
- Web Developer
- Digital Consultant
Continue with your education
An academy profession degree is a dynamic pathway to a higher education. See your options here:
Build upon your Academy Profession degree and become a bachelor in 1½ years with the Digital Concept Development bachelor top-up programme
Diploma degree programme (part-time)
A Diploma degree programme provides you with skills that are equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree programme. You educate yourself on a part-time basis while you work. You must have 2 years of professional experience in order to be admitted.
Get more info on our diploma degree programmes here (in Danish)
Do you want to know more?
If you want to continue studying, you can get counselling from the educational institution that you want to be admitted to. You are also welcome to contact our student and career counsellors for further information about careers and further education.
When you embark on a higher education programme with us, you'll get:
- a top-quality internationally recognised degree
- combined theory and practice in small classes of 20-35 students, which ensures close contact between lecturer and students
- focus on learning in small teams, with real-life cases in collaboration with companies
- a compulsory internship as well as excellent job opportunities during and after your studies
- a great international experience in a vibrant, active and culturally diverse city
- Danish lessons on campus
- plenty of other social activities.
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Info for international applicants
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Find information about housing, financial issues, permits ect. here
Every two years we carry out – in cooperation with the Ministry and together with the other Danish educational institutions – a survey of the study satisfaction among our students. The survey is called ‘Learning barometer’.
See the latest results from the ‘Learning Barometer’ at Business Academy Aarhus here
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On Uddannelseszoom (in Danish only), you can compare results from the ‘Learning Barometer’ across all higher education institutions in Denmark. You can, among other things, compare salary levels and see how graduates got their first job.
Every year we carry out a teacher evaluation where our students evaluate the teaching they receive.