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Brand Design students take first place at Bettermakers Film Festival

Our two brand design students Athanasios "Saki" Daniilidis and Jonas Happ took first place in the category "18 to 25 years" at the Bettermakers Film Festival with their film "Reality Relativity"! The short film was made in the summer semester in the "Audiovisual Branding" module with Holger Roschlaub on the topic "Fake - What is actually real?". Jonas Happ explains: "We turned the topic completely [...]

Open Space 2021

Once again this year, Prof. Ansgar Eidens and Prof. Michael Jonas kicked off the semester with a meeting of all design students at Designnexport to welcome the first-year students and take a look at the coming semester. The event opened with a warm welcome from the Head of Designexport, Frances Uckermann. Afterwards, the professors presented the news for the semester and gave space to talk [...]

Welcome on Campus – Start of Winter Semester 2021/22

It is time again to welcome all freshmen joyfully and even live at Brand University. Thanks to the „3G-rule“, the first meeting of all new students could take place on site on October 4th. The exciting day began with bright sunshine and the welcoming of all newcomers. Programme Director Prof. Dr. Bongard, Prof. Dr. Eidens and Prof. Dr. Limon-Calisan gave first insights into the coming [...]

Design student Lea Lindau as speaker at the Forward Festival 2021

Every year, the Forward Festival Hamburg brings together creatives from the international design industry. This year, the analogue and digital encounters took place under the motto "Me, We - together we can". On the 1st and 2nd of July, the master classes, workshops and talks focused on the question of the significance of society - especially with a regard to our lives in the pandemic. [...]

ADC Award 2021 – BU students take on the role of the jury

At the beginning of May 2021, it was time again: The Art Directors Club (ADC) presented the prestigious "Nails" as awards in the annual design competition. Also present: design students from Brand University. Already last year, our students were given exclusive access to the ADC voting system so that they could slip into the role of jurors themselves. This year again, our 4th semester Brand [...]

Distancing Design Education 2021 – 2nd Symposium on Higher Education Teaching in Times of the Corona Pandemic

The summer semester 2021 has started. New students, new seminars, same pandemic. For creative study programmes, this situation remains a special challenge. After one year since the start of the pandemic in Germany, it is clear that online education was not a brief exception - rather, the question is whether this mode will become the "new normal" in the long term. What does this mean [...]

Welcome on Campus – Start of Winter Semester 2020/21

Never before has there been so much excitement at Brand University about the start of a semester as there was in October 2020, because on October 5th, after six months of empty corridors, the time had finally come again: the Rainville Terrace Campus opened its doors for teaching! Thus, on the first day of the lecture period, not only the first seminars were held according [...]

GRADUATION CEREMONY: A SPECIAL DAY AT BRAND UNIVERSITY

The graduation ceremony of the graduating class is always a great pleasure at Brand University, but the celebration in the summer semester 2020 will be remembered as an extraordinary day. For a long time, it was not certain whether the about 90 graduates could even be said goodbye personally and on site. The joy was all the greater that the graduating class arrived in the [...]

A day as the ADC jury: Brand design students award nails for design works

The summer semester 2020 calls for creativity - and therefore offers unique opportunities. Normally, Prof. Michael Jonas would visit the exhibition of the prize-winning works of the ADC competition with his students in the summer semester. For our designers, missing this highlight was out of the question. Instead, they themselves became members of the jury and were the first students in Germany to be granted [...]

Symposium: Distancing Design Education – Teaching in times of Social Distancing

The beginning of the 2020 summer semester established online teaching in a very short time and brought a digitalisation push for many German universities. On the one hand, this is a great opportunity, but at the same time it poses a particular challenge for creative study courses. Time for a first conclusion: What does the digital summer semester mean for lecturers, students and the entire [...]

BU goes Tokyo

"Konnichiwa" was the word in December for some of our first semester Brand Design students. Under the supervision of Prof. Ansgar Eidens and Dr. Hua Tang they went on an excursion to Japan, more precisely to Tokyo. Instead of discussing theoretical aspects of artworks and creative technologies in the seminar, they moved their classes to Tokyo. There, the focus was on experiencing design at first [...]

Graduation ceremony: Brand University congratulates its graduates

A festive day at Brand University of Applied Sciences: On the 26th of September 2019, we were able to say goodbye to around 90 graduates of our Bachelor's and Master's programmes and extend a warm welcome to our new freshmen. Prof. Dr. h. c. Shan Fan opened the celebrations with a speech in which he shared with the audience which skills and attitudes lead to [...]
Brand Academy @ Forward Festival 2019 Teaser

Brand Academy @ Forward Festival 2019

Forward Festival is one of the largest festivals of the creative industry in Europe — and this year Brand Academy will once again be present with a large group of students on the 4th and 5th of July in Hamburg. The motto for 2019: "The Odd One Out". Inspiration from the experts: In the Millerntor Stadium St. Pauli, workshops will take place over two days [...]
Brand Academy Portfolio Workshop Juni 2019

Brand Design Portfolio-Workshop – Review June 2019

Brand Design Portfolio-Workshop – Review June 2019 17 creative minds with endless ideas gathered at Brand Academy for the Portfolio-Workshop on the 22nd of June 2019. For one day, the participants were able to fine-tune their design portfolios with professional advice from our experts. The workshop replaced the portfolio check for admission to the Brand Design course in the coming winter semester. With the support [...]