Design material

Graphic Design and Typography I

15 credits

After completing the course, the student should have developed his or her ability to apply composition, graphic design and typography as a visual and communicative expression. The student will learn about basic rules and theories in typography, composition, color and design. The student should be able to reflect on the relationship between graphic elements and typography in different contexts as well as the importance of visual communication for the recipient. The student will critically examine his own and others' work. The course thus contains not only practical tasks in graphic design, but also written reports and reflection.

Student project

Student work
In their final project, students take on a social issue and get to ask themselves "what can we as graphic designers do?". Julija Rukanskaite created a campaign kit for activists to raise awareness about plastic waste, and how washing synthetic clothes pollutes our oceans.

Distance – study where you are

Perhaps you would like to study in the Swedish mountains, in a big city, or at home close to family? Many of our programmes and courses are offered in distance format.

Studying at a distance can be done in different ways, either entirely without physical gatherings or with only a few gatherings on campus or at one of our learning centres. The common denominator is that a large part of your studies takes place online. You communicate with the teacher and other students with the help of a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures and online meetings.

The benefit of distance studies is the flexibility, something that is valuable if you want to be free to decide when and where you want to study. Some compulsory elements on you course or programme may take place during office hours, even though they are online.

Learn more about studying at a distance.

Student working from home

Build your own degree

Did you know that you can combine single-subject courses to build your own degree? In this way, you can design your own degree based on your interests and the career you are aiming for. This does not apply to all courses so make sure to check with a study counsellor at the faculty. Learn more about how you can build your own degree and become unique on the labour market.