Associate Degree in
AP Degree in Multimedia Design Business Academy Aarhus
For those who want to work with digital media.
Would you like to work professionally with the development and implementation of digital user experiences, digital design, and programming? Then become a multimedia designer.
This entire program is taught in English.
Get the necessary digital competencies
The Multimedia Design program is a 2-year higher education for people who would like to get knowledge and skills within user interface design (UI), user experience design (UX), digital content, programming, and business understanding. You’ll get a high academic level and hands-on work consisting of sketches and exams.
Be prepared for jobs in the IT and media industry
As a multimedia designer, you’ll have many job opportunities within IT and media. You will be well-prepared for a job such as a front-end designer or developer, a UX designer, or a content manager.
Earn a Bachelor's degree in 1½ years
The AP degree program in Multimedia Design is the first 2 years of a Bachelor’s program. On completion of this program, you have the opportunity to apply for the Digital Concept Development Bachelor’s top-up degree to earn a full Bachelor’s degree.
Go abroad as part of your degree
You can study, join a summer school or take your internship abroad during the program.
An AP Degree Program in Multimedia Design qualifies students for key functions within a number of trades and industries. Typical areas of work could be digital media companies, service providers, production companies, and educational institutions, both within the private and the public sector. You will work with subjects like digital design, content production, user experience design (UX design), frontend development, and frontend design.
The program covers four semesters - each lasting 6 months - and contains a compulsory part and an elective part.
The compulsory part contains courses within the following subject areas:
- Design and programming of digital user interfaces I: …qualifies the students to understand and apply the basic principles of design and programming of digital solutions with a particular focus on structuring the user interface. User-centred methods for the test of design and solutions are also covered together with development methods and introduction to technologies relevant for the design and programming of digital user interfaces.
- Design and programming of digital content I: …qualifies the students to understand and apply design and programming while producing digital content solutions aimed at selected media platforms. Content is produced by understanding users via data. Solutions are designed, programmed, and produced based on content - and business strategy. The students are introduced to technologies relevant to the design and the programming of digital content.
- Design and programming of digital user interface II: … qualifies the students to understand and apply the design and programming of complex digital solutions with a particular focus on the user interface. Methods for testing the user’s experience of digital solutions are applied as well as development methods and technologies that support team collaboration.
- Design and programming of digital content II: …qualifies the students to understand and apply the design and programming of complex digital content solutions aimed at multiple media platforms. The focus is on various types of digital content, multiple media platforms, and relevant production methods. Technologies for producing and publishing content are applied together with the visualization of data in conjunction with the production of digital content.
Internship in a company
During your fourth semester, you must complete a 10 weeks internship in a company either in Denmark or abroad. This gives you an opportunity to develop a unique profile through an 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.
In the degree program, you will work with planning, management, and completion of multimedia projects. You will learn to apply communication theories, narrative techniques, and means of communication and you will acquire practical experience with programming and improve your skills in concept development and design.
The teaching alternates between classroom teaching, assignments, cases, workshops, and last, but not least, project work. For each semester, we spice up the teaching with a number of inspiring presentations and lectures by representatives from the business community and research institutions.
As a student in the Multimedia Design program, 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. It is important to play around with pen and keyboard and get some practical experience.
A number of 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 a number of inspiring presentations and lectures by representatives from the business community and research institutions.
You can expect long working days, committed teachers, interesting group projects, independent study in front of the computer, helping fellow students, and inspiring lectures. We promise you two dynamic years in which you will develop yourself, your knowledge, and your skills within all aspects of multimedia.
Apply for admission
Here is information about admission requirements and how to apply for the Multimedia Design program at Business Academy Aarhus.
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 recognized or assessed as being comparable to the Danish entrance qualifications.
Applicants with a qualifying exam from a foreign country
All applicants must have passed English at a level equivalent to English level B of a Danish upper secondary examination with a GPA of a minimum of 3,0 on the Danish scale. This means that international applicants must have had English for at least 210 hours during the last three years of their upper secondary education.*
In addition, applicants with a foreign upper secondary education must pass an internationally approved test as an entrance exam that we use as a selection criterion. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:
- IELTS: 6,5
- IELTS Indicator: 6,5
- TOEFL: 83
- TOEFL iBT Home Edition: 83
- Cambridge C1 Advanced: 180 (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced: Grade A, B or C)
- Cambridge C2 Proficiency: 200
- Oxford Online Placement test: C1 (min. 85 in each part). We only accept this test, when it is completed at Business Academy Aarhus (sign up here) or through an officially approved partner agency.
Please note that the English test is valid for 2 years.
For non-EU applicants, we only accept IELTS and TOEFL.
Native English speakers, applicants with an IB Diploma, and applicants with Nordic entrance exams (including applicants with a qualifying examination from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland, or Ireland) are exempt from an English test. Please note that applicants with a qualifying examination from all other countries (including African and Asian countries, where the language of instruction is English) must submit a test.
*Note that classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours.
Applicants with a qualifying exam from Denmark
All applicants must have passed English at level B from the Danish upper secondary examination with a GPA of a minimum of 3,0.
Mathematics or Economics
Mathematics at the Danish C-level. This means that international applicants must have had mathematics for at least 125 hours (classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours) during the last three years of their upper-secondary education.
Economics at the Danish C-level. This means that international applicants must have had economics for at least 125 hours (classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours) during the last three years of their upper-secondary education.
If you are not sure, that the economics you have had is approved, you can contact our student counsellors, who will make an assessment.
How to apply
There is admission to this program once a year, with study start in August. You apply through optagelse.dk. You can apply from 1 February.
Application deadlines - study start in August
15 March at 12 midday
- If you have a foreign qualifying exam;
- If you are a national from a country outside the EU;
- If you have a Danish qualifying exam and wish to apply for quota 2;
- If you have a vocational education and training program;
- If you are applying for admission with special approval;
- If you are applying for readmission for the same program.
5 July at 12 midday
If you have a Danish qualifying high school exam and you want to apply for quota 1.
When is the study start?
Study start is on Monday 29 August 2022 for all AP degree and Bachelor's programs.
In the week before study start, we will arrange Orientation Days for all new international students. We strongly recommend you to participate.
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 program in relation to your career plans. As part of your internship, you must write a project report which is based on a problem statement from the company. Here, you will have the opportunity to specialize within your specific interests.
The internship is a mandatory part of your program, and it is your responsibility to find an internship company. To help, we have a wide range of tools and contacts available, e.g. via our career centre.
The multimedia designer is trained to work with digital design, user experience, front-end development, and front-end design. A multimedia designer can combine text, sound, pictures, animated graphics, and video so that the message is effectively presented by way of any interactive media.
You are therefore qualified for jobs within the fields of planning, designing, controlling, and implementing different types of multimedia productions. Multimedia designers will be employed within various business sectors, typically within digital media.
Depending on your profile, your future job title could be:
- UX Designer
- Frontend Developer
- Digital Designer
- Application Developer
- Social Media Manager or Specialist
- Web Developer
- Digital Communication Officer