The level of self-initiation will gradually increase throughout the four semesters.
The semester focuses on developing the students’ knowledge, skills and competencies within typography, visualization and codesign.
The semester starts out with shorter projects on typographical layout and type design.
These are followed by projects on exploring approaches for creating visual universes. The student will be challenged to critically exploring the impact visual universes can have on our perception of the world.
In the final project of the semester, the students will work within the field of information design, with external partners on a larger complex theme within society. To sort out and satisfy the information needs of the intended recipients the students will explore various codesign approaches and work towards clear and efficient data visualizations, information graphics or other types of visualizations.
The semester starts out with a project related to moving images.
These are followed by a longer project concerning identity, such as visual identity, artistic identity or cultural identity. During this project, the students will be introduced to a range of different topics and approaches, such as service design, codesign, digital prototyping, UX- design and branded spaces.
In the last part of the semester, the student will take on a self-formulated project.
In parallel with the projects there will be a study group for reading and discussing relevant literature. The student is expected to participate and contribute to the study group.
The theoretical assignment in the third semester concerns an issue pertaining to design matters. The outcome is presented both in writing and as a verbal presentation for the class.
Based on the thesis topic, the students will work with dissemination of the required knowledge, this could be through an online format, a physical exhibition, a book or something else.
The final assignment of the semester is a preliminary to the graduation project. Choosing their own topic, the students test some of the issues they intend to address in their final graduation project.
The fourth semester is the realization of a larger self-chosen project.