Communication & Multimedia Design

Communication & Multimedia Design course summary

The Communication & Multimedia Design degree at NHL Stenden teaches you to become a designer and multimedia specialist with your own voice making a positive impact on the world. You’ll develop your insights into different multimedia, choosing your own specialisms and exploring the needs of different target groups worldwide.


The programme for Communication & Multimedia Design  

The programme focuses on how you as a designer can influence the world around you and how the world influences you. You’ll learn to design meaningful digital products, services and experiences using new and existing technologies. You will be able to mix text, images, video and sound into innovative solutions such as websites, games, animations, movies, or apps. Solutions that people can use in their daily lives at work, in school or for entertainment.  

The degree at a glance

Download the brochure to get a really useful one-page overview of the curriculum with a description of the modules and a list of subjects per year, the study load and the ECTS you can earn. Use it to compare the programme with other studies you’re interested in.


Minors and specialisations for Communication & Multimedia Design

In your third year of CMD, you get to specialise by taking a number of minors. 

  • Art ‘n’ Sound (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands) 
    Explore visual and sound design and put your creative talent to work to create a jaw-dropping art and sound event. Kick-start your skills in composing, recording, producing, mixing, storyboarding, scriptwriting, filming and editing. 
  • Entrepreneurship (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands) 
    With this minor focusing on developing your own passion and talent, you get to work on your own business idea, delving into the marketing and financial aspects of running a company, possibly culminating in you setting up your own business
  • Integrated Digital Marketing (Bangkok, Thailand)  
    Offering a combination of creative and technical skills development, this minor gives you an understanding of digital marketing strategy and how you can build the online presence of a brand and manage digital platforms to sell products. 
  • Media Concepts & Sustainability (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)  
    Understand how media connects and can impact the world in a positive way with this minor focusing on concepts & sustainability. You’ll explore everything from why research is vital to how you can measure your impact. 
  • Digital Entrepreneurship (Bangkok, Thailand)  
    This minor provides a creative and structured approach for turning your business idea into a tangible product. You work with an array of digital marketing tools that will support your business’s growth. 

Course catalogue

The course catalogue contains detailed information on the programme, so that you can compare different studies or get a more in-depth understanding of what the programme entails.

Practical approach of Communication & Multimedia Design

We aim to help you put theory into practice as quickly as possible. Through our educational concept, Design-Based Education (DBE), you work in small teams of students, teachers, researchers and industry professionals. You tackle current, real-life issues developing and adapting your visions and ideas to form a solid solution. And you gain yet more practical experience during your internship in your final year.  

International opportunities

We want to prepare you for an international, intercultural, and ever-changing environment, so that you can dive into the unknown and gain experience in an international context. It is possible with our Grand Tour, Exchange programme or one of our mobility options offered by RUN-EU. Or you can choose to do your internship abroad. You’ll be able to put together the right combination of courses and internships to develop both your professional and personal skills – and develop your own network for the future.

Is this the degree for you?

If you're confident this degree is the one for you, then why not apply online straightaway? Or pick one of the other options to help you take the next step.