A reason to celebrate for the DHBW Ravensburg: 3rd place of all German universities in the ADC’s Creative Index 2023 and 1st place within Baden-Württemberg. The fact that the DHBW has over the last years repeatedly been ranked among the best creative universities is not only a sign of our students’ outstanding achievements but at the same time a recognition of our dual study program in media design as a concept of success. Moreover, it highlights the continuity of the creative excellence lived and forged in Ravensburg (2022: 3rd place, 2021: 4th place, 2020: 2nd place, 2019: 2nd place, 2018: 4th place).

This year’s ADC Creative Index (former ADC Creative Ranking) is calculated on the basis of the most successful works by students, juniors and alumni in the ADC Talent Awards of the years 2021-2023. This is the first year in which the index includes categories in order to highlight the universities’ strengthes in selected creative areas. This allows for a better orientation for students, universities and other interested parties.

In the cateogry Experiment / Communication Arts, the DHBW Ravensburg ranked first with 1 x Grand Prix, 3 x Gold, 1 x Silver, 3 x Bronze und 7 x Honorable Mentions. An outstanding result for our media design study program.


Achievements at the ADC Talent Award 2021–2023:
2021: 2x Gold, 1x Silver, 4x Bronze, 4x Honorable Mentions: 28 points
2022: 1x Grand Prix, 1x Gold, 2x Silver, 4x Bronze, 3x Honorable Mentions: 35 points
2023: 2 x Gold, 1 x Silver, 6 x Bronze, 15 x Honorable Mentions: 43 points


The Art Directors Club of Germany is an association in which around 850 of the leading heads of creative communication have come together. Members of the club are renowned designers, journalists, architects, szenographers, photographers, illustrators, directors, composers, producers, and specialists for digital media and advertising. The ADC views itself as a benchmark for creative excellence and honors outstanding communication. For this purpose, it organizes competitions, congresses, seminars, talks, events, B2B events and releases various publications.