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Faculty of Creative Industries

Anchored by the BSBI core values - Enterprise, Leadership and Success - the Faculty of Creative Industries brings an impactful set of creative arts programmes that are not only significant to our current economy but also a promising and commercially relevant career pathway for the future.

Anticipating the demands of a digital and knowledge-based economy, the creative arts industry is in a transformative age and is becoming more valuable than ever. Modern-day artistry encompasses the ability to translate ideas to a meaningful output from visual interpretation to storytelling that automation cannot fully dictate, inspire and accomplish.

Creative innovations happen in a setting where it is encouraged and at the same time, challenged. This type of environment is provided at BSBI, encouraging our students to nurture and improve their skill set to enable them to build a thriving career in the creative economy when they graduate.

Programmes

Meet Our Faculty

Liz Fernando

Head of Academic Operations Arts

Jürn-Christian Hocke

Interim Head of Faculty of Arts

Award winning fine artist, Liz Fernando, is a graduate from the prestigious LCC, School of Media, University of Arts London. Her works were exhibited at Tate Modern London and were showcased by the leading publisher Photoworks, Brighton. Her works have been acquired for numerous private collections including the World Bank Headquarter in Washington D.C.

Her industry and educational experience in the field of Art & Design ranges from executive level agency experience at Saatchi&Saatchi global network to multinational design education institution Raffles Singapore, Asia Pacific as well as developing and conceptualising long term art educational projects in Asia for the cultural institute of the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

With a background in computer science and multimedia/virtual reality design and front-end development for healthcare and medical education, transport and infrastructure management and as senior creative, Jürn-Christian Hocke headed some of the most famous premium global automotive, fashion, beauty, FMCG and luxury brand campaigns.

Over the span of 15+ years he has built, trained and led teams of digital creatives at the top end of creative industry and corporate environment. He has guided tomorrow's leading creatives and innovators - both in educational institutions and corporate environments.

    

Notable Alumni from UCA

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Mark Baker

Mark is an animator who created Peppa Pig.

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Chris Butler

Chris Butler was nominated in 2013 for an Oscar for his animation film, ParaNorman.

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Grant Orchard

Grant Orchard created the hit children's show, Hey Duggee.

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Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards was the Director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Mark Waring

Mark Waring is the animation Director of the film, Isle of Dogs.

Our Programme Advisor

Akshoy Upal

Senior Programme Consultant | LinkedIn Profile

Akshoy Upal is a Senior Programme Consultant at BSBI – Faculty of Creative Industries at Hamburg, Germany. A professional reflecting 12+ years in providing customer-specific solutions catering to a wide array of industries like financial services, banking and automobile on a global scale.

Akshoy Upal has received a Global Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and an Executive Master of Business Administration in Marketing combined with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media.

A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Blockchain Expert, Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO), Professional Scrum Master I (PSM), and has attended an Executive Education and Leadership Program at London School of Business and Finance.

   

BSBI Portfolio Scholarship Competition

 

Students have the opportunity to showcase their creativity and the chance to receive a scholarship on tuition! This competition is valid on the Faculty of Creative Industries programmes being offered at the Hamburg campus.

Best Portfolio (Study for Free!)

1 Student | 100% Scholarship on Tuition

Second Best Portfolio

10 Students | 50% Scholarship on Tuition

Third Best Portfolio

20 Students | 40% Scholarship on Tuition

 

Find out more about how to apply here.

Winner of the first competition

A. Espinoza - Full Scholarship 

   

Studying in Hamburg

The city of Hamburg offers a great deal as an international study destination. Hamburg has a rich cultural life, whether you are looking for museums, dinner, theatre or music. Hamburg is also made up of many waterways and canals. For the adventurous types, Supper Club boat rentals offers canoes, pedal boats, kayaks and board rentals. This gives you an opportunity to explore the city at your own leisure or have a leisurely day on the canal.

BSBI Faculty of Creative Industries is located on the famous Otto von Bahrenpark areal, which is a 5 min tube ride away from the railway station, Altona. The BSBI Campus is situated in heart of the historical gas works area, Otto von Bahrenpark. This location has a long-standing historical background and serves as a perfect backdrop for a modern, exciting and inspiring creative campus. 

Learn about our Faculty of Creative Arts

BSBI is proud to deliver programmes in our campus in Hamburg

These programmes are offered as part of our Faculty of Creative Industries and awarded in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). UCA is a highly ranked creative specialist university in major domestic UK league tables. With these BSBI programmes, our students can develop and improve their skillset to enable them to build a thriving career in the creative economy when they graduate. Hear from Liz Fernando, Head of Academic Operations Arts as she goes through the benefits of studying in Hamburg, Germany.

Gain insights into the creative industry and the benefits of studying in Hamburg

Listen to Jürn-Christian, Head of Interactive at Select World Hamburg, explain why creative industries have been successful in Hamburg during his 20-year-long career which has led him to Select World, one of the leading agencies in digital transformation in Europe. Jürn-Christian gives a valuable insight into the industry and explains the value of studying in the prosperous city of Hamburg, which is home to leading international companies including Microsoft, Nivea and Adidas.

   

Our Academic Partner

Berlin School of Business and Innovation is in proud partnership with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). The university was the highest placed specialist creative university in the Complete University Guide and The Guardian’s 2020 League Table.

Our Strategic Partner: HTK Academy

As a pioneer for the creative subjects and accessible education, we are delighted to be partnered with the HTK academy, offering their students the chance to enhance their creative studies with flagship programmes validated by one of the top universities in the UK, University of Creative Arts. This additional edge will internationalise the students’ degree programme, thus opening the door to many new and exciting opportunities after graduation. The programmes will be thought in the widely recognised international language English on the premises of HTK in Hamburg.

HTK is dedicated to providing their students with first rate training to ensure they thrive in their chosen fields and become the creative talent of tomorrow. In line with this vision, our new collaboration will allow HTK students to achieve a BA (Hons) in Design degree in just one year with all the necessary support from BSBI’s expert academic faculty.

BSBI will be offering affordable tuition fees to HTK students, recognising the importance of students investing in their future.