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


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

General data

  • Code: GD054G
  • Subject/Main field: Graphic Design
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (A)
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Natural science, Design, and Sustainable Development
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 6/13/2016
  • Date of change: 10/28/2022
  • Version valid from: 1/1/2023


The aim of the course is to take an interdisciplinary approach to the practice of magazine design. Students learn how to create illustrative layouts that visually communicate with typography, images and photographs.

Course objectives

After passing the course, the student must be able to:
- describe the connection and relevance of graphic elements in magazines
- apply basic knowledge in magazine design and magazine photography
- produce magazine pages and assume roles and responsibilities in a design team.


The course highlights:
- Visual communication
- Magazine editing
- Art Direction
- Product photography
- Magazine production
- Layout and design of magazines
- The magazine's content and structure

Entry requirements

General entry requirements
Graphic Design BA (A), Illustration 7,5 credits
Graphic Design BA (A), Digital Imaging 7,5 credits

Selection rules and procedures

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

Teaching form

The course consists of lectures, seminars, practical workshops and critiques.
Attendance is required at certain lectures and exercises, as well as all seminars and critiques.

Examination form

D100: Design Project 1, 2.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

D200: Design Project 2, 4.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

S101: Seminar, 1.5 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

Additional instructions regarding examination are to be included in the course syllabus presented at the course start.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at

Grading system

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

Other information

The course is given in English with course literature in the same language.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: Drew de Soto
  • Title: Know Your Onions: Graphic Design: How to Think Like a Creative, Act Like a Businessman and Design Like a God
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Author: Caldwell Cath, Zappaterra Yolanda
  • Title: Editorial Design: Digital and Print
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan

The page was updated 9/15/2022