International Programmes 2023/2024

Expanded Realities (BA) Expanded Realities (BA)

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences • Dieburg

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Expanded Realities
Teaching language
  • English

English (95%), German (5%, mainly for administrative processes)

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
7 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Joint degree / double degree programme

Expanded Realities at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
Creative Technology & Design

The international Bachelor of Arts in Expanded Realities at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences teaches you all about technology and design for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). In the course of seven semesters, you will learn in practical projects and under the guidance of a scientific and artistic curriculum all the skills necessary to work as a developer or designer in the disrupting field of XR (extended realities) – whether your future is in games, industry or science. Our team of experienced professors and lecturers with industry background as well as our high-end facilities at the interdisciplinary Mediencampus Dieburg will give you an excellent set-up to boost your career as an XR professional. The programme offers an innovative, interdisciplinary and praxis-oriented curriculum that integrates relevant artistic, technological, cultural and methodological dimensions of immersive media productions.

Current information

The name of the study programme is planned to change to "Augmented and Virtual Reality Design" for the winter semester 2024/2025.

Course organisation

Essential technical, creative and scientific basics are taught in the first two semesters. From the third semester onwards, the practical workshops take up a central role. In these workshops, students work in teams on increasingly complex practical projects with high-tech equipment, as they will be doing later in their professional lives. In the fourth semester, students spend the practical phase in a company, media agency or research institute. Furthermore, Expanded Realities workshops are followed by a research project and the Bachelor's thesis in the seventh semester.

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A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
Description of other international elements

The Expanded Realities programme is mainly carried out in the English language.

Integrated internships

Mandatory 18-week industrial placement in the fourth semester

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

The semester contribution amounts to approx. 270 EUR per semester (including public transport-ticket). Up-to-date information can be found at

Costs of living

These are estimates for monthly expenses:

  • Rent (average): 450 EUR
  • German health insurance (if required): approx. 90 EUR
  • Materials for your studies: 50 EUR
  • Food, clothing, etc.: 300 EUR
  • Broadcasting fee (compulsory): 10 EUR
  • Leisure activities: 100 EUR
  • Total: 1,000 EUR
Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

In order to study Expanded Realities, you will need a valid university entrance certificate. If you plan to obtain your university entrance certificate only after the application deadline, you must submit a certification of enrolment from your school and your last two school reports. If you do not have a university entrance certificate at all and do not expect to obtain one in the year of your application, you may apply for admission based on outstanding artistic aptitude.

The application procedure for the Bachelor's programme in Expanded Realities at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt consists of a formal application and an artistic entrance examination, which you apply for separately.
The formal application includes documentation of your educational level. It must be submitted through uni-assist, the University Application Service for International Students.

Language requirements

As the Expanded Realities programme is mainly carried out in the English language, English language proficiency is mandatory. Proof of your proficiency in English must be shown with a B2 certificate or with an above-average grade in English on your school report.

Application deadline

Submit application to

Possibility of finding part-time employment
  • Zeitraum Café (run by students)
  • Equipment rental (in the media department)
  • Cafés in Darmstadt such as the Irish Pub
  • Job opportunities in the media industry: The Jobportal der h_da offers jobs for students.
  • Students in higher semesters often work as working students in companies in the field of Expanded Realities.

For more information, see: Stellenwerk Darmstadt, Studierendenwerk and CampusOffice of AStA.


Accommodation is available through the Studierendenwerk Darmstadt or on the private market. For more information, see Private housing can also be found online, for example, at or

Career advisory service

Career Centre: (in German)

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Tutors
General services and support for international students and doctoral candidates

Graduate School Darmstadt (GSD)
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