Berlin, Germany

Graffiti & Urban Art Street Level: A Designer’s Guide to Urban Art

when 16 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1400

Along with stencil, posters, sculpture, and installation, graffiti is a widely used form of visual communication in the rich and unique context of public space. As wild, anarchic and cutting-edge as graffiti might appear, graffiti writing has its background in clearly defined ways to deal with type. Over decades, these became more and more stylistically diverse. The main invention of graffiti writing is the unique way to distort and invent new letters and apply them to various surfaces and contexts.

Course leader

At the age of 12, Felix Gephart got to know graffiti through his older brother Matthias, with whom he has painted most of his walls till today. Focusing on wild-style pieces for 14 years, he moved on to immerse himself in figurative drawing.


Target group

This course is for you if you have a curiosity for graffiti writing, public art, and graphic design, you have some background in graphic design and wish to explore its applications to street art, or you wish to diversify your graphic design porfolio with hands-on graffiti work.

​What you need to bring: laptop, enthusiasm, old clothes and shoes (for the work wit paint), a hat to protect you from the sun, possibly pencils and markers

Course aim

This year’s International Summer School by University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) will be offered in Berlin for people of all countries around the world.

Be one of the international and intercultural participants and take part in a wide range of activities: In seminars, workshops, and excursions in Berlin and its outskirts dealing with different tasks of art and design.

Fee info

EUR 1400: Includes: Lectures and Practical workshops, equipment and material, guest speakers, all entrance fees, public transport ticket for two weeks, lunch and drinks on weekdays.

We have arranged a special deal for our summer school guests at the B&B Hotel Berlin Potsdamer Platz:

Single room: 59.85 EUR per night
Twin room: 70.35 EUR per night (35.20 EUR per person)
Three-bed room: 91.35 EUR per night (30.45 per person)

Breakfast can be booked for an additional 8.50 EUR per day and person.

How to book:
The above accommodation can be booked through us directly and you will be invoiced together with the course fee.
If you are coming alone, but would like to share the room with another person from the course, we will try and match you with another student. Rooms are subject to availability.