Benefit now from the advantages of a dual study programme at Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Ravensburg and Merkle.

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Bachelor of Arts Media Design

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What? A dual study programme in the field of media, user experience and web design offers the opportunity to kick start your career and apply what you learn to real life scenarios.  As a prospective media designer, you will receive a fixed salary - even during the three-month theory phases at university. In addition, you can work directly with your partner company on practical media design tasks. 

Where? You will complete your practical phases in our fancy office in Munich, right in the trendy Schwabing district. A free coffee machine, a PlayStation - and lots of nice colleagues await you here. We look forward to meeting you! Do you prefer to work remotely? No problem! Many of our colleagues also work from the comfort of their own homes or enjoy a hybrid way of working – we’ll support whatever works best for you. 

During the theory phases, you will attend lectures and seminars at the DHBW Ravensburg location. There, you will learn everything about web design, media design and motion design. The three-month theory and practical phases alternate; the degree programme lasts a total of six semesters.

When? Every year in October, we offer prospective undergraduate students the opportunity to study media design - one starts in Munich at Merkle, the other at the DHBW Ravensburg. 

Your Practical Phase at Merkle

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Get to know the processes, tasks and tools in media design. Design unique digital user interfaces and applications with us for well-known customers such as Siemens, Gardena, Bosch or Mercedes-Benz. Learn to create illustrations, edit images, cut videos or create animations that inspire our customers. Transfer your visions and ideas into design concepts and then implement them independently. 

Be a full member of our interdisciplinary teams and work on exciting and complex tasks. Be actively supported by other students and supervisors during your dual design studies. 

Requirements for the Dual Study Media Design

  • Good general or subject-specific university entrance qualification or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (plus ability test at the DHBW).
  • Strong in German, English and creative skills
  • Affinity with aesthetics and design
  • Knowledge of common design programmes such as Adobe Creative Cloud is an advantage
  • A completed apprenticeship, e.g. in media design, is advantageous
  • Confident hands-on mentality 


Eyleen Jochim, Student (3rd semester)
"The versatility in my studies is what I like best! Even though my friends jokingly say that I only paint with watercolours, the DHBW opens up countless professional opportunities for me."
Merkle Eyleen Jochim Dual Student


Merkle application process next steps

Become a part of our team - no matter your gender, social, religious or ethnic background- we embrace diversity and offer an inclusive environment.

We look forward to receiving your digital application with cover letter, CV and examples of your previous work. Send us up to five of your creative works. These could be anything from an analogue photo or digital video – surprise us!

If you have any questions about studying or applying, feel free to contact us.



Your contact person:


Mo Kazemi

Talent Acquisition Business Partner

Tel.: +49 151 527 029 10


Merkle as Your Partner Company

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We Dream. We Do. We Deliver.

As a full-service digital agency, we work with the most successful companies from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. Our goal is to bring their brands to life and provide users with impressive digital experiences. In total, we have more than 1,400 digital experts from a wide range of fields - for example, with expertise in digital strategies, UX or social media.

Our employees support each other. You can work in our office or at home and benefit from flexible working hours. Pens, paper or writable glass walls are also available if you feel like being creative in a hands-on type of way. In the break or after work, you can throw yourself onto the table football, Playstation or yoga mat. For networking and (brain) food, we organise regular events.

We have been a dual partner company of the DHBW for several years. The supervisors are themselves alumni of the degree programme and work in management positions in the company. 


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