Building on deep connections forged over several years with some of Europe’s leading creative agencies, educational institutions and civic leaders, ArtCenter established a permanent, year-round studio for students in the innovative concept shopping mall Bikini Berlin when the complex opened in 2013.

The satellite studio hosts trans-disciplinary studio projects, giving ArtCenter students an immersive experience in a city known for reinvention. More than a study abroad program, the studio environment is designed to deliberately remove students from a traditional setting and move them into the atmosphere of a pop-up design office, organized and operated by faculty and students like a professional creative agency. A network of high-caliber members of the local creative industries—communication and design agencies, architects, artists—also support studio projects as dedicated mentors.

Additionally, the studio provides the College an opportunity to offer professional education workshops, networking receptions and program space for Europe-based alumni.



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Past Programs

Testlab Berlin XI:

Real-Time Design | Socialtecture

Fall 2016 | Graphic Design and Advertising

Berlin Collective IV:

New Berlin Collective: Visual Travel Journal

Summer 2016 | Illustration

Testlab X:

Future of Telecommunications

Vodafone sponsored studio

Summer 2016 | Product Design

Testlab Berlin IX:

Dining Design Berlin

Summer 2016 | Environmental Design


The City as Portrait

Spring 2016 | Photography & Imaging

Berlin Collective III:

The LABerlin Poster Collective

Summer 2015 | Illustration

Testlab Berlin VIII:

Head to Toe Berlin

Summer 2015 | Product Design

Testlab Berlin VII:

Berlin Unplugged

Fall 2014 | Graphic Design

Testlab Berlin VI:

Berlin Hospitality Design

Summer 2014 | Environmental Design

Testlab Berlin V:

Neo Americana: The Future of Transmedia Branding

Fall 2013 | Graphic Design

Testlab Berlin IV:

Re-Boot Retail

Summer 2013 | Environmental Design and Graphic Design

Berlin Collective II

Fall 2012 | Illustration

Testlab Berlin III:

Mobilities 2022

Summer 2012 | Graphic Design

The Berlin Collective I

Presentations at DMY design festival

Fall 2011 | Illustration

Testlab Berlin II:

NextGen Health & Wellness: Johnson&Johnson sponsored studio

Summer 2011 | Environmental Design and Graphic Design

Testlab Berlin I:

Johnson&Johnson sponsored studio

Summer 2010 | Environmental Design and Graphic Design

Fresh Eyes Berlin

Sponsored Studio

2006 | Environmental Design and Graphic Design

Berlin Studio Abroad

2003 | Environmental Design