Multimedia Design

Level

AP degree

ECTS

120

Duration

2 years

Study start

August

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Multimedia Design

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 a study trip.

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 choose to join a summer school, do an exchange semester or do your internship abroad as part of the programme. 

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 in 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.  

Internship in a company

During your fourth semester, you must complete a 10-week internship in a company either in Denmark or abroad. This allows you 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.

Cosmin Coman Multimedia - internship case

Internship empowered Cosmin’s future as a UX designer

Multimedia designer Cosmin Coman was such a hit as an intern at the IT company Quick Info that they subsequently hired him as a User Experience Designer.

Read more about Cosmin's internship here

Teaching methods 

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.

Several 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 many inspiring presentations and lectures by representatives from the business community and research institutions. 

Do you have any questions?

Our student and career counsellors can help you with more in-depth information about our programmes, and be your sparring partner to help you to make the right programme choice.

Find contact info here

Apply for admission

Here is information about admission requirements and how to apply for the Multimedia Design programme at Business Academy Aarhus.

Admission requirements

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:

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.

Guidelines on how to apply

Get the answers to all your questions about admissions and information on how to apply for our higher education programmes. Please read the guidelines in the application process carefully. 

Get help here

Apply for Multimedia Design

Study start in August 2024. 

Apply now through optagelse.dk

Internship

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, for example 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:

Learning Danish helped Silvia integrate into the Danish community

Learning Danish is important because it helps you integrate into society. Silvia notes, “Yes, people speak English, but it will be easier to get to them and their culture if you speak Danish.”

Meet Silvia here

Cooperation with a lot of companies

Business Academy Aarhus is in 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.

We evaluate all internships

Twice a year we evaluate whether internships meet the expectations of the students and the companies.

See the results here

Career options

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
  • E-commerce Developer 
  • Application Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Digital Consultant
Kristine Ida Aulik Multimedia Job Case

Kristine went from student to a job in record time

Already two months after the start of her studies, Latvian Kristine Ida Aulik joined the company that she is currently working in as a graphic designer and e-learning developer.

Read how Kristine got a job in record time

Continue with your education

An academy profession degree is a dynamic pathway to a higher education. See your options here: 

Bachelor’s degree

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.

Student life

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 the 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. 

Find more information on student life at Business Academy Aarhus

Info for international applicants

There are a lot of practical matters you need to know in order to get a good start and have a pleasant stay in Denmark.

Read about permits, tuition fees, housing etc. here

Study satisfaction

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 ‘Danmarks Studieundersøgelse’.

See the latest results from ‘Danmarks Studieundersøgelse’ at Business Academy Aarhus here

Compare Higher Education programmes

On Uddannelseszoom (info only available in Danish), you can compare results from the ‘Danmarks Studieundersøgelse’ across all higher education institutions in Denmark. You can, among other things, compare salary levels and see how graduates got their first job.

Teaching evaluation

Every year we carry out lecturer evaluations where our students evaluate the teaching they receive.

See the results of the latest teacher evaluation here

Do you have any questions?

Our student and career counsellors can help you with more in-depth information about our programmes, and be your sparring partner to help you to make the right programme choice.

Find contact info here