Graphic Design

Challenge yourself as a graphic designer with this semester of intense creative training

Please note there is a mandatory portfolio review to gain access to this programme and a limited numbers of places. It is very competitive to get into the programme, so make sure you have the required qualifications to this programme before applying.

  • Duration: 1 semester
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Credits: 30 ECTS
  • Location: Campus Copenhagen
  • Course Start: Mid January
  • Level: Advanced undergraduate 4th semester

Application deadline:  October 1

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Your benefits:

  • Strengthen yourself as a graphic designer who makes well-thought solutions based on research and knowledge of the users.
     
  • Get information graphics as an integral part of your graphical toolbox.
     
  • Be able to design books and magazines to meet specifik target audiences and editorial concepts
     
  • Develope visual identities including manuals and considerations regarding implementition
     
  • Become a part of an intense study environment with Danish and international students.

Programme structure:

Courses:

Course 1: Book Design (5 ECTS)
Students will know, understand, and apply the methods and principles allied to the layout and design of illustrated and unillustrated books, so that functionality for the reader is as good as possible. Additionally, students will know, understand, and apply the methods and principles allied to the typographical design of books.

Course 2: Magazine Design (5 ECTS)
Students will know, understand, and apply the methods and principles allied to the layout and design of a magazine, with the outset in magazine type (lifestyle magazine, specialist magazine etc.) and the magazine’s target group. Additionally, students will know, understand and apply the methods and principles allied to the development of the design of a magazine’s various elements.

Course 3: Information Graphics (5 ECTS)
The student will know and understand the principles that are the basis of verbo-visual communication and know and use the most common methods for the production of graphics with verbo-visual information value (infographics).

Course 4: Visual Identity/Design (10 ECTS)
Students will know, understand and be able to translate a branding strategy into an original visual identity that is relevant and creates value for an enterprise or organization. Furthermore, students will be able to develop a coherent, complex design program with many design parameters applicable for many diverse units and media.

Course 5: Visual Identity/Documentation (5 ECTS)
Students will know, understand and be able to translate a branding strategy into an original visual identity that is relevant and creates value for an enterprise or organization. Furthermore, students will be able to develop a coherent, complex design program with many design parameters applicable for many diverse units and media.

 

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Learning environment
Learning-by-doing in a studio-based learning environment is central in the teaching. Presentations of theories and methods are followed by practical experiments and exercises.

Assignments are typically ‘real’ life flavoured and have relevance for your portfolio.

Class size is approx. 24 students. Classes are mixed with Danish and international students. You will work in groups or individually depending on the assignment.

You will get your own desk and a Macintosh computer with CS4 software during the time of your study. All software is supported by e-learning videos from Lynda.com

 

Requirements and tuition
To apply for the programme in Graphic Design you must have:

  • at least 1,5 years on a BA design program
  • basic knowledge of graphic communication and design
  • a good command of the English language, both written and oral
  • a portfolio
  • a good command of CS4 software

You do NOT have to pay tuition fee if you are:

  • studying at one of our partner institutions

The tuition fee is 5200 € for this programme.

Download Study Guide: Graphic Design (PDF)

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