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Communication and Multimedia Design

Communication and Multimedia Design (CMD) in Amsterdam offers you the chance to improve your skills as a designer, whilst enjoying one of the most vibrant cities in the world! Become a better user experience designer or develop your design thinking skills by opting for one of our two international one-semester programmes.

For more information and an impression of CMD, take a look at our CMD website!

CMD only offers international one-semester programmes in the spring semester/2nd semester. 

User Experience Design (UxD) and Design Thinking and Doing (DT&D) are two international minors we offer in our second (spring) semester. These minors are open to CMD students, students from our international partners and so called ‘free movers’. The minors start in February and finish in July. More detailed information can be found in the documents below:

- Design Thinking and Doing

- User Experience Design

Students who wish to study at our institute during the 2nd or spring semester 2017-2018 need to apply before 9 October 2017.

After nomination by your home university, you will receive a link to apply in our online application system. 
You will have to submit the following documents there: 

  1. IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT 80 or equivalent
  2. A clear copy of your valid passport or ID
  3. Transcript of records of your home institute in English
  4. Erasmus learning agreement (for Erasmus exchange students only)
  5. Letter of motivation in English
  6. Link to digital portfolio (essential for User Experience Design)

A practical assignment and an (Skype)interview will be additional to the application procedure. 

To find out whether your home university has an agreement with us, please consult the list of our partner institutes

If you wish to come to the Netherlands to study at the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries, you need to check if you need a visa or residence permit. More information about visa procedures can be found on the immigration page.

The Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries reserves accommodation for exchange students, which can be rented for a period of 1 or 2 semesters. More details can be found on the housing webpage.

For more information about the Communication and Multimedia Design program please contact:

  • Mr. Mattijs Blekemolen, international officer, telephone: 31 (0)6 21 15 61 86, e-mail:

For practical matters about studying at the Communication and Multimedia Design program please contact:

  • Ms. Kim Voogdt, international exchange administration, telephone: 31 (0)20 - 595 1711, e-mail:

  • Or visit the webpage of CMD

More information about teaching and examination regulations can be found here

Published by  Communication 19 May 2017