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Degree project in graphic design, Bachelor of Fine Arts 22.5 credits

Examensarbete i grafisk design, konstnärlig kandidat
First cycle, D0049A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 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 for admission to this course the student must also have attained at least 105 credits of the compulsory courses in years 1 and 2 for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts - Major graphic design or equivalent courses.

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 demonstrate a deep, advanced level of:

Knowledge and understanding
1 Knowledge and understanding within the practical and theoretical basis of graphic design
2 Understanding of visual communication, aesthetics and design
3 Understanding societal and sustainable perspectives
4 Understanding of norms and critique of norms in the areas of visual communication

Skills and Abilities
5 Ability to formulate a relevant issue in graphic design in a broad contemporary and forward-looking sense
6 Ability to independently lead, be responsible and carry out an artistic design project
7 Ability to concretize and materialize original and creative concepts in graphic design
8 Ability to acquire relevant user perspectives and to shape with regard to the user experience
9 Ability to acquire relevant information, theory and knowledge and convey it orally, in writing and visually
Ability to plan and carry out exposition for visual and artistic communication of artifact and its role in a contemporary and forward-looking manner

11 Ability to reflect on and problematize the representation of graphic design and visual communication
12 Ability to reflect on one's own and others' artistic approach and continuously develop and challenge own artistic design ability
13 Ability to discuss norm-critical perspectives in relation to artistic design
14 Ability to interpret, question and illuminate aspects that contribute to new or deeper knowledge in graphic design

The degree project includes both theoretical and practical in-depth study of graphic design. The content of the degree project is designed in dialogue with the supervisor and examiner. 

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The degree project is mainly carried out as an independent project where you are responsible for identifying a relevant, artistic and socially critical issue for the initial phase of the project and exploring it before the first module creative brief. In the second phase of the work, you explore and develop conceptual ideas for formative feedback from supervision teams and explore theoretical and practical foundations within your area of specialization in graphic design. In the third phase of the work, you develop your artifact and in collaboration with others plan and carry out an exhibition. The fourth and final phase of the degree project includes reflection on the artistic design work, the artifact, the exhibition and your own artistic/design approach. You present your work both in writing, orally and visually on several occasions for formative feedback.  

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 ETS 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.

Supervisor will be appointed by the program director in consultation with the examiner.

Åsa Wikberg-Nilsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Course literature will be selected by supervisor, examiner and participating students.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0004Oral, written and visual examination - Creative briefU G#0.00MandatoryA21
0005Oral, written and visual examination - Concept and specializationU G#0.00MandatoryA21
0006Oral, written and visual examination - Artifact and expoU G#0.00MandatoryA21
0007Oral, written and visual examination - PresentationU G VG *22.50MandatoryA21Yes

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.

Guidelines for degree project » 
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 17 Feb 2021