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Graphic Design and Typography II

15 credits

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The course provides in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in graphic design and typography. For example, the student will learn to work with and construct grid systems, explore meta communication in typography, as well as in-depth knowledge in composition and color theory. The student is allowed to explore and work independently with several exercises and projects. The student should also contextualize and critically reflect on their design process and results. The course thus contains not only practical assignments in graphic design, but also written reflections and artist statements.

Student work

Student work
In their second project students explore the possibilities of composition and typography in a story book using a section from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Frida Häggström Gerdt worked to achieve tension and nerve with small means.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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