Graphic Design BA (A), Graphic Design, 7,5 Credits

Syllabus:

Graphic Design BA (A), Graphic Design, 7,5 Credits

General data

  • Code: GD009G
  • Subject/Main field: Graphic Design
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (A)
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Design
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 3/14/2007
  • Date of change: 10/13/2020
  • Version valid from: 1/1/2021

Aim

The aim of the course is to:
Develop an awareness of basic graphic design theory from a communicative perspective.
Gain a working knowledge of common digital design tools and production workflow techniques.
Experience the conceptual and practical process behind developing design work for publishing.

Course objectives

After passing the course students shall
- be able to handle the basics of relevant digital design tools.
- be able to apply basic image theory.
- demonstrate basic knowledge of the production process.
- be able to produce a basic graphic product for publication.
- be able to apply basic rules for graphic design.
- demonstrate basic knowledge in photography and photo editing.

Content

Knowledge of graphic design.
Knowledge of rules and methods of composition.
Practical exercises in digital image handling.
Knowledge of layout and typography.
Knowledge of photo processing and photo manipulation.
Digital photography, imagery and file formats.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Examination form

I100: Assignment 1, 1.0 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

I200: Assignment 2, 1.5 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

I300: Assignment 3, 2.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

I400: Assignment 4, 3.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Assessment criteria for this subject can be found on www.miun.se/betygskriterier.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Other information

Attendance is required at certain lectures and exercises, as well as at all seminars and critiques.

The course is given in English.

Course reading

Reference literature

  • Author: Timothy Samara
  • Title: Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Author: Rauri McLean
  • Title: The Thames and Hudson Manual of Typography
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Author: Erik Spiekermann & E.M Ginger
  • Title: Stop Stealing Sheep & and find out how type works
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Author: Bringhurst, Robert
  • Title: The elements of Typographic Style
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Hartley & Marks
  • Author: Blackwell, Lewis
  • Title: 20th Century Type. Remix.
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

Required literature

  • Author: Caplin Steve
  • Title: How to cheat in Photoshop CS6
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Author: Alexander W. White
  • Title: The Elements of Graphic Design
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Allworth Press, U.S

The page was updated 12/13/2022