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Graphic design: graphic design project 15 credits

Grafisk design: projekt inom grafisk design
First cycle, D0047A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2022 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
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 and completed courses of at least 60 credits in Graphic design or Media Design, with at least the grade Pass. This must include the following courses: Graphic design: Typography and semantics 2 (D0040A) 15 credits and Graphic design: Identity design (D0041A) 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After the course, the participant is expected to be able to show an advanced level of:

Knowledge and understanding 
1 In-depth knowledge of theoretical and practical foundations in graphic design
2 Understanding of text-based narratives in relation to different contexts
3 Understanding aspects of gender equality, ethics and and critique of norms in a situated context
4 Understanding of artistic techniques, materials and media, color and form theory, as well as cultural and art historical perspectives

Ability and skill 
5 Ability to formulate relevant critical questions for graphic design in a broad contemporary and future sense
6 Ability to critically analyze, identify and formulate a creative brief for a specific context
7 Ability to apply norm-creative strategies and principles
8 Ability to acquire user perspectives and interpret stakeholder perspectives
9 Ability to lead independently and take responsibility
10 Ability to perform artistic tasks within given time frames
11 Ability to independently identify, formulate and solve artistic and design problems
12 Ability to produce works of art with originality and innovation
13 Ability to expose works of art to a specific context and audience
14 Ability to communicate graphic design orally, in writing, ethically and visually

15 Ability to make assessments with regard to relevant, contextual, artistic, societal and ethical aspects
16 Ability to interpret, question and illuminate aspects that contribute to new or deeper knowledge in graphic design
17 Ability to reflect on one's own and others' artistic approach

The course is one of the final elements in the Graphic Design program and includes independent completion of assignments/project in graphic design and visual communication. The course content is intended to deepen knowledge of graphic design and the ability to carry out design projects independently and in collaboration with others. Self-management, project management and team management are key elements.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course mainly consists of professional, practical and independent implementation of an artistic design assignment in a small team with the support of the course supervisor. The assignments aim to give you the opportunity to practice your independence and professionalism, ie that the idea is that you will face the same type of issues and tasks that you will later encounter in your professional practice. During the implementation of the project, there is ongoing feedback at pre-determined seminars for 25%, 50%, 75%, 90% completion. During these formative seminars, peer reviews, discussions, reflections and workshops are conducted on the current course topic and based on the recipients’ prerequisites.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is examined through visual, oral and written exams with grade levels U G VG.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETKS educational administration, 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.

Åsa Wikberg-Nilsson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2022 Sp 1
Yvonne Eriksson, Anette Göthlund (2004, 2012). Möten med bilder: analys & tolkning av visuella uttryck.
Wikberg Nilsson, Å., Ericson, Å. & Törlind, P. (2021). Design: process och metod. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0004Home exam - Artistic communicationU G#4.00MandatoryA21
0005Visual, oral and written examination - Project in graphic designU G VG *9.00MandatoryA21
0007Visual, oral and written examination - WorkbookU G VG *2.00MandatoryA22

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.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 14 Jun 2022