The four-year Graphic Design programme in Arnhem is positioned at the interface between art and design. The programme consists of theoretical and practical courses, projects, workshops, excursions and an internship.
The first year is devoted to orientation and expanding your toolset. In this year you will learn the basics of graphic design.
You will also take various courses, for example screen printing, bookbinding, metal and woodworking and ceramics.
In the first year, you will also have the opportunity to apply for admission to the Honours Programme, which is supplementary to the regular courses of your own Bachelor’s programme.
In the second year, the courses are more in-depth and research-oriented. The emphasis is on experimentation, with classes and workshops on the following subjects:
You will also acquaint yourself as much as possible with the cultural life and professional practice outside the academy.
The third year is dedicated to developing your personal design methodology. You will work on projects from professional practice in which you will develop your personal vision for design. During the first semester of the third year, you will take one of the following courses:
The fourth year culminates in your graduation. You will do an internship, write a thesis and complete three design assignments, including your thesis.
All students of Graphic Design will present their work during the ArtEZ finals in Arnhem. A visit to this graduation exhibition is a must if you are thinking about taking the Graphic Design programme.