COURSE SYLLABUS

Graphic design: methods, process and theory 7.5 credits

Grafisk design: metod, process och teori
First cycle, D0034A
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2016

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 04 Nov 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject
Graphic Design
Subject group (SCB)
Media Production
Main field of study
Graphic Design

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.



Course Aim
After completed course, students have
  • basic understanding of the theory and method of graphic design and basic skills in applying this knowledge.
  • basic skills in identifying, formulating and solving design problems based in human conditions and needs, as well as shaping, implementing and reflect a graphic design production within specified time frames.

Contents
Course Content
  • The concept of graphic design and various design and development processes
  • Basic project – organization, planning and oral, written and visual presentation
  • Development processes – different basic methods and theories to implement a development where different aspects considered, according to human needs and conditions and visualized with the help of graphic design
  • Creative work – basic methods and theories to challenge ingrained and therefore thinking innovatively
  • Presentation of the design and the development with a focus on visual design
  • User-centered design, sustainable development and norm criticism

The course includes at least one independent work in which the student applies and implements the theory and practice of a current project supported by the course tutor. Reflection on the basis of literature studies, lectures, seminars, workshops and design exercises conducted in workbook. The project is presented orally, written and visually.

Realization
The course contains several elements which integrate all the theoretical, creative and professional perspectives. Instruction consists of lectures and literature studies lapped by independent work in visualization and supervision. The students practice oral, written and visual communication skills, and practice both independently and in collaboration with other planning and implementing the project.

Examination
Examination is an oral, written and visual presentation of credentials, reasoning, processing and results, as shown below.

Written presentation; theory and method:
  • basic understanding of the theory and method of graphic design and basic skills in applying this knowledge.

Oral presentation; theory and method:
  • basic understanding of the theory and method of graphic design and basic skills in applying this knowledge.

Visual design:
  • basic understanding of the theory and method of graphic design and basic skills in applying this knowledge.
  • basic skills in identifying, formulating and solving design problems based in human conditions and needs, as well as shaping, implementing and reflecting a graphic design production within specified time frames.

Reflection workbook:
  • basic understanding of the theory and method of graphic design and basic skills in applying this knowledge.
  • basic skills in identifying, formulating and solving design problems based in human conditions and needs, as well as shaping, implementing and reflecting a graphic design production within specified time frames.

Remarks
Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration eduets@ltu.se,not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Examiner
Åsa Wikberg-Nilsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Wikberg Nilsson, Å., Ericson, Å. & Törlind, P. (2015) Design – metod och process. Lund: Studentlitteratur ISBN: 9789144108858
Lupton, Ellen. (2001) Graphic design thinking – beyond brainstorming: Princeton Architectural Press ISBN: 9781568989792

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001ExerciseU G#3.50MandatoryA16
0002Seminar assignmentU G#1.00MandatoryA16
0003Practice exerciseU G#1.00MandatoryA16
0004Independent projectU G#2.00MandatoryA16

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.