Which is the best university for illustration

University of Art in Berlin

Course content

The illustration class explores the potential of drawing in visual communication. From basic analytical research to complex media applications, the students develop new illustration concepts for the presentation and criticism of current issues from politics, business, science and culture. Illustration is not taught in isolation, but rather in the context of traditional and new media. To do this, they study the use of images and writing, old and new graphic techniques, manual, industrial, analog and digital design and reproduction methods. These subjects are complemented by an extensive range of art and theoretical courses. Graduates of the class work as book and poster designers, illustrate for the international press, draw comics and graphic novels or design animated films. Many are now also active in artistic teaching themselves.

Structure of teaching

Illustration can be studied in the bachelor's and master's degree, but also as a master class student.

The additional courses analytical and experimental drawing with Kerstin Hille, writing and production techniques for illustrators with Constanze Hein and screen printing with Lars Lehnhardt convey important artistic, creative and technical skills for students of illustration.


Students of the BA course in Visual Communication at the UdK can apply from the 3rd semester in the Illustration class. BA graduates from courses in visual communication at universities in Germany and abroad can apply for the MA course with a focus on illustration. Guest students are not permitted. Information on application is available from the matriculation and examination office and the student advisory service of the UdK.


Prof. Henning Wagenbreth
Email: udk_ @ wagenbreth.de
Consultation hours after arrangement
Room 201/205

Artistic collaborator: Constanze Hein
Email: c.hein_ @ udk-berlin.de
Consultation hours after arrangement
Room: 201/205


University of Art in Berlin
Faculty of Design
Institute for Transmedia Design
Grunewaldstrasse 2-5
10823 Berlin-Schöneberg