HMKW is Germany’s leading private university specialised in communication, psychology and design. 

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Benefit from our dedication and expertise! HMKW for the media, communication and management fields was founded by an experienced team of higher education professionals in 2008. 

Our courses

All of its programs are also accredited by FIBAA, an international agency for quality assurance in higher education. HMKW operates across three sites in Germany: in Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt (Main): 


  • Graphic Design & Visual communications
  • Communication design & Creative strategies

Video game design

  • 2D & 3D animation

Communication & Journalism

  • Digital Journalism
  • Public Relations & Digital Marketing


  • International marketing & Media Management


  • Business psychology

Our campuses

With over 1,400 students, HMKW is present across three campuses: 


Our values

Excellence and high standards of education

Our teachers and lecturers will actively support you throughout your studies and help you embark on a successful career. We are committed to ensuring your success. Our training programmes are demanding, but always rewarding

Network and partnerships

The biggest challenge when leaving university and entering the job market is a lack of practical experience. At HMKW, we ensure a strong focus on work experience and practical experience to prepare our graduates for successful careers. Our learning experience combines solid academic training with various real-life projects. We work closely with various commercial partners and institutions from the industry to further strengthen our academic programme with real-life projects and tasks. We organise regular project weeks with major partners such as Sony. Deutsche Welle and ZDF are part of this strategy. Our students’ work can also be found online, on television and on the radio. 

Our accreditations

All of our programmes are also accredited by FIBA, an international agency for quality assurance in higher education. HMKW operates across three sites in Germany: in Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt (Main). 

Daring and creative

Bringing together different areas of know-how and cultures, knowing how to take risks and experimenting to help new creations and ideas to emerge: these are values that guide us and that we share with our students in order to enable them to become excellent.

ERASMUS programme

HMKW is part of the ERASMUS programmes and supports student exchanges and collaboration with students and universities in Europe and around the world. We are continually expanding our network of partner universities. Since summer 2020, HMKW has been part of the ADE European university network. 

Live, study, grow


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Campuses in Germany