Curricula 2016–

D = full-time studies
F = part-time studies

Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Graphic Design (240 cr)

English translation, degree programme conducted in swedish.
Degree: Bachelor of Culture and Arts
Qualification title: Bachelor of Culture and Arts
Duration of studies: 4 years
Study type: Full-timeFull-time
CodeNameCr/year/total
Realization plans
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Gru

Grundstudier

36 cr
93   12 cr
VK16IN01

Introduction to BA Studies



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be familiar with their school and department
• be able to reflect on their studies, curriculum, and the structure of the studies
• know about different ways of studying, learning methods and learning tools
• know how to use Novia's information channels
• have sufficient information and communication technology skills to complete their studies
• be able to study individually as well as in a group
3    3 cr
YH10SV01

Swedish



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be able to communicate in speech and in writing in a stuctured and efficient way
• be skilled in information retrieval, with a focus on the databases available in the library
• be able to use reference systems and be familiar with the process of scientific writing
• have sufficient comunication skills, both in speech and in writing, for their professional needs
• Students with Finnish as prior educational language have to show such skills in the Swedish language as are in accordance with the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies (424/2003). This means that these students must show satisfactory (grade 1, 2 or 3) or good (grade 4 or 5) skills in speaking and writing Swedish. Written and oral skills are assessed separately.
3    3 cr
YH10FI01

Finska



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be able to express themselves in speech and in writing in professional situations in a professional way, icluding the ability to serve customers and communicate with colleagues and collaborators
• be familiar with he basic terminology in their field, and be able to read professional literature within their field
• demonstrate such skills in the Finnish language as are in accordance with the law (424/2003) for personnel in public bodies. This means that the student must show satisfactory (grade 1, 2 or 3) or good (grade 4 or 5) skills in speaking and writing Finnish. Written and oral skills are assessed separately .
3    3 cr
YH10EN01

English



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be able to communicate in a professional way, both in speech and in writing, in stituations that are relevant for their professional life
• have knowledge about the central terminology in their own field, along with the ability to understand and make use of the main content of texts in the field
 3   3 cr
6612  24 cr
VK16KH01

History of Art 1



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be familiar with and able to define the tradition of art history, with a focus on the earlier history of art
• be able to understand the expression, form and content of works of art in relation to the period they were created
• be able to interpret and identify the central material of art history
3    3 cr
VK16KK01

Cultural Studies



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• know and understand the concept of culture based on a broad perspective
• develop an understanding of the complexity of culture in a social and societal context
• have the ability to apply the principles of sustainable cultural development
• develop an understanding of contemporary culture
• have the ability to constructively interpret contemporary society in a group setting
3    3 cr
VK16KH02

History of Art 2



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be familiar with key concepts and lines of thought regarding 20th century art
• develop a deeper understanding of content, form and expression
• master an analytic and reflective mode of thought
• be able to define visual culture and the challenges within the field
• have the ability to interpret artistic expressions and their connection to their place and time, individually and in a group setting
 3   3 cr
VK16ND01

Contemporary Art and Design



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be familiar with and able to define the many areas of contemporary art and design
• be able to present a summary of the contemporary art and design field
• able to communicate an understanding of the connection between contemporary art and design and the tradition of art history
• be able to make an interpretation of the expression, form and content of contemporary art and design
 3   3 cr
VK16FM01

Research Methods



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• develop an open and critical attitude to art and culture and their role in society
• be familiar with relevant research methods and able to make use of relevant professional skills and knowledge in the field of research methods
• formulate independent and creatively relevant research questions
• document and critically review methods and results within their field
  3  3 cr
VK16ES01

Entrepreneurship



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be able to define and identify with the professional roles within their respective field
• develop the necessary skilld and knowledge about business and entrepreneurship
• develop relevant knowledge about financing within the creative fields
1
  9  9 cr
Yrk

Professional Studies

63 cr
451233 63 cr
VK16VK01

Visual Communication



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be familiar with the basics of colour theory, composition and design, and is able to use their skills
• know the basics of stylization and how to use it in their work
• be able to use basic methods of image analysis
• know how to use a mood board or equivalent method
1
6    6 cr
VK16TE01

Drawing



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• know the central role of basic drawing and sketching skills
• be able to identify the most important skills in the field of drawing
• be able to interpret their surroundings, subjects and thoughts in the form of a simple drawing
1
3    3 cr
VK16FD01

History of Photography and Design



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be familiar with the history of photography from 1839 to the beginning of World War 2
• understand the cultural factors behind design, and know how to interpret how the phenomena and values of the time have influenced the design
• know the basics of the development of design and the industrial arts and their history before the beginning of World War 2
1
3    3 cr
VK16FB01

Photo and Image Processing



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• understand the basics of camera raw
• understand the basics of Photoshop
• master the basics of the camera
• be able to use basic skills related to seeing, interpreting and mediating
1
3    3 cr
VK16DB01

Digital Image Processing 1



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• know the basics of Adobe Photoshop and be able to continue to develop their Photoshop skills on an individual plane
• know the basics of Adobe Bridge and Adobe Lightroom
• have basic scanning and printing skills
1
3    3 cr
VK16LO01

The Basics of Layout



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• know the basic functions in InDesign
• be familiar with the basics of composition, image editing and typography
• be able to combine image, text and graphical elements and place them on a surface
• be able to independently create multiple page documents for a digital environment and for print
3    3 cr
VK163D01

3D Visualization



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• know the basics of the 3D software and how to apply these skills
• master visual presentations in 3D
3    3 cr
VK16KE01

Moving Image. Camera and Editing



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• understand the function of sound in video and moving images
• be able to explain the basic functions of a fil or video camera
• be able to identify the basic functions in an editing program
• be familiar with visual composition for moving images
3    3 cr
VK16VP01

Workshop Authorization



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• have basic knowledge about the tools in the workshop and how to use them
• know how to use the materials in an economical and ecological way
• understand the value of workshop discipline, safety and order
3    3 cr
VK16VG01

The Basics of Vector Graphics



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• know the basic functions of Illustrator
• be able to create and manipulate graphical elements and place them on a surface
3    3 cr
VK16SF01

Studio Photography



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• know the basics of studio photography (tools and lighting)
• know how to do simple lighting for portrait and product photography
• be familiar with studio equipment and how to use it
3    3 cr
VK16FU01

Photographic Expression 1



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• understand the need for a personal expression
• start their development towards an identity as a photographer, photo artist, or some other creative role
• learn how to plan a simple visual project
• be able to verbalize their ideas and talk about their finished image in a simple way
3    3 cr
VK16BJ01

Photo Journalism 1



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• know the basics of journalism
• be able to produce documentary images
• be familiar with the different genres of photojournalism
• have begun to familiarize themselves with the media industry
3    3 cr
VK16LK01

Reading Course



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• have a greater understanding of their own professional identity
• be familiar with essential professional literature in their field
• be able to work independently on the Moodle platform
2
3    3 cr
VK16IB01

Introduction to the Field 1



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be familiar with their creative role and creative field
• learn the basics of one of the common tools or means of expression in their field
1
6    6 cr
VK16IB02

Introduction to the Field 2



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be able to produce simple materials that are relevant to their field
• know the basics of one of the common tools or means of expression in their field, and its possible uses
1
6    6 cr
VK16PJ01

Project



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• be familiar with project management
• plan and complete a group project
• demonstrate the ability to make plans and organize
• demonstrate the ability to make a project relevant to the customer
• know the basics of evaluating their work process and how to make usable suggestions for improvement
1
 9   9 cr
VK16PO01

Portfolio in Progress



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• create their first portfolio or other marketing materials, along with a CV
• be able to create applications that are typical for their own field (applications for grants or internships, job applications and applications for an exhibition, etc)
• learn how to improve their own situation
• document and evaluate their own learning process
1
 3   3 cr
VK16PO02

Portfolio in Public



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• show their competence when it comes to applications/customer relations/initiatives by demonstrating concrete results
• produce a complete professional portfolio/other marketing materials
• demonstrate the results of using their portfolio/marketing materials (there will be specific assignments)
• develop the marketing of their skills
• document and evaluate their own learning process
  3  3 cr
VK16PP01

Presentation Portfolio



By the end of the course, the student is expected to
• demonstrate a working marketing routine and its results
• make use of a professional portfolio/home page or other marketing platform, and present it in a way that's relevant to their field
   3 3 cr
Yrk

Yrkesstudier, grafisk design

87 cr
GD16GD01 333024 87 cr
GD16IGD01

Introduction to Graphic Design



The student
- understands the ends and means in visual communication;
- understands the ethical and aesthetical responsibilities of the designer;
- has the ability to identify solutions in our society;
- understands the importance of quality as an essential component of planning activities
1
 6   6 cr
GD16GUT01

Graphic Expression 1



After completing the course the student :
- knows the terminology of graphic design and typography
- is able to handle different graphic products with special requirements
- is able to put the knowledge into practice.
1
 3   3 cr
GD16DVP01

Graphic Design Tools 1



Efter avslutad kurs förväntas den studerande:
- behärska de grundläggande funktionerna i designprogrammen som presenteras
- arbeta visuellt i en digital miljö
- förstå arbetsflödet för hur material skapas för digital användning och för utskrift
1
 3   3 cr
GD16DVP02

Graphic Design Tools 2



After successfully completing the course, the student should

- have acquired a more in-depth knowledge of computer-based tools used by a graphic designer
- have acquired theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of design
- be able to orally and visually present his/her work
1
 3   3 cr
GD16PO01

Portfolio 1



After successfully completing the course, the student should be able to:
- Give visual presentations of his/her ideas and products
- Understand the basics in terms of layout
- Appreciate the methods and objectives of visual communication
1
 3   3 cr
GD16TYPO01

Typography 1



After completing the course the student :
- Knows the basic concepts of typography
- Understand how the designer can influence the viewer using typography
- Put text on a surface and combine it with other graphic elements
1
 3   3 cr
GD16GT01

Graphic Technology



After completing the course the student :
- Know the historical printing techniques
- Be able to plan and implement a project
1
 3   3 cr
GD16TE02

Drawing 2



After completing the course the student :
- have basic knowledge of perspective drawing
- is able to put up goals for hers/his visual work and complete projects
1
 3   3 cr
GD16ID01

Information Design



After completing the course the student :
- Understand the basic concepts within the field of Graphic Design
- is able to analyze data and transform it into a visual form
- is able to present the data in an efficient and attractive way
1
 3   3 cr
GD16WD01

Webb Design 1



After completing the course the student:
- understands the basic concepts of web design
- is familiar with HTML and CSS
- is able to create a simple web page on the platform presented
1
 3   3 cr
GD16IA01

Interaction and Animation



After completing the course the student :
- is familiar with the necessary technology to make basic animations
- is familiar with the basic theories of interaction design
  3  3 cr
GD16ILL01

Illustration



After completing the course the student:
- knows the key techniques in illustration
- can realize illustrations for various media
- can analyze a textual material for illustration work
  3  3 cr
GD16GP01

Graphic Production



After completing the course the student:
- has developed professional skills in one, supposed or real, customer-oriented working relationship
- is able to create a timetable for the work and take the project forward
- is able to justify his/her solutions and decisions
- is able to present his/her work professionally
- is able to produce material alone or in group for a project
  3  3 cr
GD16GP02

Graphic Production 2



After completing the course the student:
- has developed professional skills in one, supposed or real, customer-oriented working relationship
- is able to create a timetable for the work and take the project forward
- is able to justify his/her solutions and decisions
- is able to present his/her work professionally
- is able to produce material alone or in group for a project
  3  3 cr
GD16GDH2

Graphic Design History 2



After completing the course the student :
- knows the history of graphic design largely from WWII until the 1980s
  3  3 cr
GD16VI01

Visual Identity



After completing the course the student :
- knows the basic principles of a visual identity and understand their importance in the construction of a visual identity
- is able to manage a project for the development of a visual identity .
  3  3 cr
GD16BOK01

The Book



After completing the course the student :
- is able to work with multipage documents
- understands the basic concepts of the book's anatomy
- is able to independently plan and make a book under a given theme or a theme of her/his own choice
  3  3 cr
GD16TYPO02

Typography 2



After completing the course the student :
- understands the difference between commercial typography and creative typography and master these
- understands the conventions in the field and is able to break them
- works with text in a visually engaging way
  3  3 cr
GD01WD02

Web Design 2



After completing the course the student :
- understands the concepts and mechanisms in web design
- knows the possibilities of HTML and CSS
- is able to work on a larger project on a platform, manage content and appearance
  6  6 cr
GD16KS01

Concept and Strategy



After completing the course the student :
- understands and is able to apply the mechanisms that control the process of concept and strategy.
- has an understanding of how advertising in our society guide our actions.
- understands the importance of business and marketing in the design process
- understands the significance of the design process and product in view of the management of corporate image
   6 6 cr
GD16MK01   6 6 cr
GD16PL01

Profilering



After completing the course the student :
- is able to anticipate future changes and develop the business environment in accordance with them
- is able to obtain and handle information by reflecting
- understands the cultural factors behind design and interprets contemporary phenomena and values
- is able to present her/his ideas and products interactively
   6 6 cr
GD16IP01

Individual Project 1



After completing the course the student :
- is able to plan, manage and implement a project in collaboration with a customer
   6 6 cr
Val

Valfria studier

9 cr
Pra

Praktik

30 cr
 31215 30 cr
The student can adapt acquired knowledge and skills to professional life
Can make use of various learning and practical techniques
Understands the principles of group/teamwork with the ability to operate in various working groups
Can adapt specific working and production methods relating to branch of study
Can develop as a person as well as broaden own knowledge and skills in own specialised branch
Can individually handle tasks and solve problems within field of study
Can apply project working methods
Develops own professional profile
Understand the ecologic, economic and social responsibility within their field
GD16PR01

Work Practice 1, Graphic Design



The student can adapt acquired knowledge and skills to professional life
Can make use of various learning and practical techniques
 3   3 cr
GD16PR02

Work Practice 2, Graphic Design



The student can adapt acquired knowledge and skills to professional life
Can make use of various learning and practical techniques
Understands the principles of group/teamwork with the ability to operate in various working groups
Can adapt specific working and production methods relating to branch of study
  6  6 cr
GD16PR03

Work Practice 3, Graphic Design



The student can adapt acquired knowledge and skills to professional life
Can make use of various learning and practical techniques
Understands the principles of group/teamwork with the ability to operate in various working groups
Can adapt specific working and production methods relating to branch of study
Can develop as a person as well as broaden own knowledge and skills in own specialised branch
Can individually handle tasks and solve problems within field of study
  6  6 cr
GD16PR04

Work Practice 4, Graphic Design



Can adapt specific working and production methods relating to branch of study
Can develop as a person as well as broaden own knowledge and skills in own specialised branch
Can individually handle tasks and solve problems within field of study
Can apply project working methods
Develops own professional profile
Appreciates the ecological, economical and social responsibilities of the designer
   6 6 cr
GD16PR05

Work Practice 5, Graphic Design



Can develop as a person as well as broaden own knowledge and skills in own specialised branch
Can individually handle tasks and solve problems within field of study
Can apply project working methods
Develops own professional profile
Appreciates the ecological, economical and social responsibilities of the designer
   9 9 cr
EXA

Examensarbete

cr
GD16EX   15 15 cr
The student
develops and demonstrates their ability to use their skills and knowledge in a way that's relevant to their studies
is able to reflect, document and report on their development process
is able to present their work in a professional way
is able to think critically and analytically
is able to demonstrate their professional competence


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