Media Designer Digital and Print


Brief Info

  1. Secondary School-Leaving Qualification: Schulischer Teil der Fachhochschulreife; applicants should have good grades in German, English, and math.
  2. Selection Process: application and interviews
  3. Personal Requirements: teamwork, resilience, design talent, interest in designing variuos types of media, technical understanding, desterity, careful and prudent work, technical interest
  4. Aptitude Test: No
  5. Length of Training: 3 years
  6. Professional Association: Chamber of Commerce and Industry Aachen (IHK)
  7. Exam: Mid exam and final exam
  8. Continued Training: Medienfachwirtin oder Medienfachwirt, Meisterin oder Meister

Vocation Description

Media Designer Digital and Print is a three-year recognized vocation in the media and communications sector with various specializations. RWTH Aachen offers the specialization "print media."

During the apprenticeship, you will learn the various aspects of this profession. You will design media products and plan production processes. You will combine media elements, prepare data for digital use, and organize data for its respective uses.

At the end of the apprenticeship, a theoretical and practical exam will test your knowledge. The theory is tested in exams at the Berufsschule. The practical exam takes place in the workplace under the supervision of someone from the examination board.


Practical Training

Practical training takes place at the RWTH Institute of Automotive Engineering.

Academic Training

Academic training takes place once a week at the Berufskolleg für Technik und Gestaltung der Stadt Aachen, Neuköllner Straße 15, 52068 Aachen.


Salary, Job Ticket, and Vacation during Training

Training Salary:

1st Training Year: 1,086.82 euros

2nd Training Year: 1,140.96 euros

3rd Training Year: 1,190.61 euros

Contributions to capital formation: 13.29 euros

Job Ticket: starting July 1, 2023, 24 euros a month

Christmas Bonus: 95 percent of November salary

Vacation Days: 30 days a year




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