Visual Communication and Change

30 credits

This course focus on change, visual power and responsibility in visual communication. Students explore and reflect on a number of movements in society and how these movements communicate their message with visual communication. The students work with a critical graphic design project. The students also get an in-depth knowledge of semiotics, stylistic approaches and the similarities and differences between propaganda and advertising – the history, present and future. The course ends with an interdisciplinary project with the theme of change, where the student captures an in-depth knowledge and ability to work creatively in groups with a project of high complexity.

Kalmar – the student city by the sea

In Kalmar centre, right next to the sea, you will find the university’s facilities that were inaugurated in August 2021. In Kalmar, everything is nearby, and you can take your bicycle to the university regardless of where you live in the city.

There is also an accommodation guarantee for new students. This means that you are entitled to student accommodation within two months.

Kalmar municipality has about 70 000 inhabitants. Kalmar has a strong trade and industry with many companies that are on the forefront in green energy, e-commerce, and eHealth, which means there is good opportunity to establish contacts for your future work life.

Kalmar has a cultural history centre and has been named Sweden’s Summer City several times. No wonder, with all the hours of sun, beaches and concerts. What is more, the island of Öland is just one bridge away.

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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. Learn more about how you can build your own degree and become unique on the labour market.