Graphic Design in Berlin

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Graphic Design, Graphic Design and Illustration, Graphic Design (Interactive) students enrolled on  GRDN1101 Integrated Graphics Studies, GRDN2201 Integrated Graphic Pathway Studies and  GRDN3001 Major Negotiated Pathway Projects are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 30 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive 1 academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Berlin is recognised as a world city of culture and creative industries. This trip aims to introduce students to international graphic design and illustration practices/approaches and will help them to situate their own practice in more global contexts. 2019 marks the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, with a calendar of events throughout the year — this is a major global cultural celebration of the institution which aimed to tighten the links between art, craft and industry.

On the 26 February the group will take part in an organised trip to the Bauhaus, where they will travel 1.5 hours by train from Berlin to Dessau to visit the Bauhaus school of design. Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in the city of Weimar with the idea that in design form should follow function. After its initial spell in Weimar, the Bauhaus relocated to Dessau in 1925 to new purpose built studios and workshops. Here students will gain an understanding of the roots of modernism and it’s influence on contemporary design. And see the work of some iconic 20th century designers.

On the 27 February, students will  visit Berlin museums. Berlin is recognised as a world city of culture and creative industries. There are numerous museums, galleries and institutions representing a diverse range of art, design and cultural activities. The group will start the day with a guided tour of an exhibition followed by students following their own schedule for the rest of the day based on their creative practice and interests.

Cultural activities

Following the organised programme each day, students will have the chance to visit the sights of and explore Berlin. With the afternoon of the 27 February being an ideal opportunity to explore the Museum Island area of the city.

Opportunities here, may include visiting venues such as the Reichstag, the Holocaust Memorial, the Berlin Wall, and the Stasi Museum.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the German immigration requirements.

EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Germany and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 25 February 2019
  • Return date: Thursday 28 February 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel, accommodation and transfers: £480
  • Students will also be required to pay for: Food & drink, Bauhaus visit (£60 including rail travel), entry fees, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: CLOSED