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Creative Studies

Programme Overview

When you study our Foundation in Creative Studies you will undertake modules exploring the design and production of large-scale, creative projects in order to successfully develop the analytical, creative and interpersonal skills needed to study an undergraduate Creative programme at university.

In addition, there will be a key focus on the enhancement of the English language and academic skills, as well as the German language.

Finally, students will undertake modules in research, critical and creative thinking and mathematics to ensure they have the general knowledge and skills suitable for studying at undergraduate level.

Please note that your Foundation studies will be at SRH University Heidelberg campus, and then your progression degree will be taught at the SRH University Berlin campus.


  • 2 semesters


  • October 2024
  • January 2025


  • Heidelberg

Modules and Portfolio requirements

  • English Language and Academic Skills
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Core Maths
  • Ethics
  • Creative Project Development
  • German Language and Culture
  • German Conversation

Please be aware that in order to be accepted on this course a portfolio may be required with your application.

For BA Audio Design, BA Music Production and BA Popular Music, applicants should provide 2-3 audio files to showcase your talent in this field.

For BA Illustration applicants should provide a portfolio of at least 10 creative works or illustrations.

For BA Advertising & Brand Design applicants should provide a portfolio of 10 creative works. We encourage you to present your ideas, concepts, previous projects – whatever showcases what you can offer best!

For BA Film & Motion Design applicants should provide 2-3 of their own works from the cinematic field. This might include script, scenic sketches, storyboard or links to finished works on Vimeo or YouTube.

For BA Photography applicants should provide at least 10 creative works.

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