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 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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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 Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2020

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
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in practical and theoretical graphic design perspectives
  • Demonstrate ability to formulate defined and relevant problems/issues within graphic design in a wide current and forward-looking sense
  • Show an artistic, creative, reflective and critical approach in problem framing and/or research questions as well as in method and implementation
  • Show ability to apply design skills acquired during the education in a work which is involving visual communication, aesthetics and format
  • Demonstrate leadership, responsibility and originality in performing design analysis, experiments and -results
  • Show ability to concretize and materialize a new (original) and creative (new combinations) design concept
  • Demonstrate ability to, through knowledge and interaction, manage process and results, with focus on user experience and usability
  • Demonstrate ability to reflect on and problematize the importance of graphic design/visual communication for user experience
  • Show ability to interpret, question, describe and highlight aspects that contribute to new or deeper knowledge within the design area
  • Show ability to perform artistic tasks within given time frames
  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of norms and norm criticism in the various uses of visual communication
  • Show the ability to apply norm-critical perspectives in the degree project
  • Show ability to critically problematize results in thought, words and image

The content of the thesis work is designed in dialogue with the supervisor and examiner. The thesis covers both a theoretical and practical field of study within graphic design.

The thesis work is mainly carried out as an independent work, with support of supervision. Seminars are conducted to discuss progress of the work. Oral and written final presentation of the work.

  • Creative brief 0 hp U G
  • Presentation 0 hp U G
  • Written thesis and artistic formulation 22.5 hp U G

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 Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Creative briefU G#0.00MandatoryA18
0002PresentationU G#0.00MandatoryA18
0003Written thesis and artistic formulationU G#22.50MandatoryA18Yes

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.

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