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Graphic Design

The program aims to offer courses of study that develop analytical capacities as well as the ability to adapt to the field of design. This program intends to bid a transformative experience, generating knowledge and stimulating self-discovery through creative thinking and especially through practice. The graphic Design program aims to prepare students with the skills needed to flourish in today’s marketplace. This involves professional skills in addition to an understanding and proficiency in graphic design. The program thus demands independent learning and research in addition to students’ taking a critical approach to design.

Upon successful completion of the BA in Graphic Design, students will be equipped with various skills such as knowledge and understanding of the courses they took, cognitive skills, practical and professional skills as well as transferable skills.

Upon successful completion of their program, graduates from this undergraduate program will be able to:

  • think critically and analyze real problems
  • find, evaluate, and use resources
  • work collaboratively
  • demonstrate versatility
  • communicate effectively
  • function well in a global community
  • deal with uncertainty and diversity
  • continue learning after graduation
Year I     
Semester I
No.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MHistory of Art & Design215
2MIntro to Drawing I124
3MCreative Thinking214
4MTypography I125
5MIntro to Graphic Design126
6MSemiotics316
7MStudy Skills112
Semester II
No.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MIllustration125
2MPhotography214
3MTypography and Layout II126
4MDesign II126
5MFine Arts (Theory & Practice)1.51.55
6EElective 1:124
Visualization Techniques
English
Sustainable Design
Organizational Communication
Digital Illustration (Photoshop)
Year II
Semester III
No.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MDigital Photography113
2MConcept Design136
3MPrinting and Packaging Technology126
4MDesign Communication125
5MGraphic Design and Multimedia126
6EElective:124
Design Ergonomics
Art Management
English
Organizational Behavior
Semester IV
No.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MBranding and Visual Identity215
2MResearch Methods in Design215
3MWeb design and development125
4MDigital Video Editing125
5MContemporary Art125
6EElective:215
Leadership and Negotiation
English
Ethics and Technology
Trend Forecasting
Year III
Semester V
No.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MVideo effects and post-production126
2M3D Computer Graphics and Animation I126
3MProduct Design126
4MDesktop Publishing216
5EElective:216
Strategic Design and Management
Marketing for Creative Industries
Project Management
Semester VI
No.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MEntrepreneurship and New Venture Creation216
2MCareer Orientation and Internship208
3M3D Computer Graphics and Animation II136
4MDissertation/Capstone Project1310

How to apply for an international scholarship?

Every student of Universum College can benefit from a full scholarship semester exchange at one of the 125 Universities in 26 European countries with which Universum College cooperates. To date, 297 Universum College students have studied with a full-time scholarships at the most prestigious Universities in Europe.

WHO CAN APPLY?

All students who are enrolled at Universum College may apply for Erasmus+ Mobility Programs. Study exchange opportunities are available to each study cycle:

– First study cycle (Bachelor or equivalent)

– Second study cycle (Master or equivalent)

Please note that Erasmus Student Mobility is carried out in the framework of Inter-Institutional Agreements between home (Universum) and host institutions (universities where you wish to apply for a semester). This means that before being able to apply, you should check whether Universum College has a partnership with the university where you wish to continue your studies. To do this, have a look at the list of universities with whom we collaborate.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

– At least 5 completed exams at Universum College

– Active participation in extra-curricular activities organized by Universum College

– English Language knowledge (B1 or B2, as set by the host university)

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

– English Language Certification (TOEFL or Anglia Examination)

– Transcript of records in English (to be taken from Student Services)

– Passport copy

– 1 photo (300pix; size – 3*4 cm; file – .jpg)

All sectors of the creative industry are undergoing rapid changes due to shifts in certain technological, social and cultural conditions. This is particularly true of the graphic design sector where new professions, roles and professional requirements abound. Dynamism, adaptability and flexibility are thus crucial to anyone wishing to develop a successful career in graphic design. Students of Universum College’s ‘BA in Design’ will learn how to stay abreast of the latest industry trends whilst acquiring the proficiencies required to innovate at the cutting edge of their profession.

Graduates of this program are qualified to pursue their careers in:

Graphic Designer, Creative Director, UX Designer, UI Designer, Product Designer, Art Director, Marketing Specialist, Multimedia Artist or Animator, Web Designer, Logo Designer, Advertising Designer, etc.

Universum College provides students with a range of resources and services to support their teaching and research. The library has a wide range of collections, services and facilities that support college-taught courses, including books, DVDs, magazines and a wide range of electronic resources.

Together with the library, students learn in practice in our Graphic Design Laboratories where computers are equipped with Illustrator, Photoshop, IN Design, Adobe Premier, Adobe XD, etc.

Universum College wants to do everything possible to help students stay active, happy and engaged both in and out of class.

Attached to classrooms and labs, students conduct various study visits. These visits include visits to various Graphic Design companies, Visits to the National Gallery of Arts and the National Museum, etc.

To gain different knowledge from the industry, the College organizes “Coffee Lectures” where well-known personalities from the creative industries are invited to chat with students and to tell about their experience in the profession.

In addition to these activities students are engaged in various exhibitions and competitions to showcase their work.

Study Visits

Students of Universum College from Dept. of Integrated Design visited the National Gallery of Art as part of activities within the course “LifeDrawing Principles”

Coffee Lecture Series

Universum College as part of its activities organized the “Coffee Lecture Series” with various experts in the field of graphic design. Students are learning from experts and experts’ experiences in the field of design.

Gifts for children in SOS village

Universum College students from the Dept. of Graphic Design delivered gift boxes to children in SOS Village. The students made some accessories, postcards and other gifts which were all handmade.

In addition to the academic staff, students are also assisted by tutors. The purpose of tutoring is to help students develop strategies that help them consolidate their knowledge, develop transferable learning skills, and achieve academic success. The role of a tutor is to enable Fashion Design students to acquire their knowledge using the best way of learning. The ultimate goal is to help students discover that they are learning better and to help students develop their skills to achieve better educational outcomes. In case students need additional support and academic assistance tutors are informed immediately. In this way the academic performance of the students is closely monitored.

The normal minimum entry requirements for a candidate to be eligible for admission to the College’s courses are set out in the General Entry Requirements contained in the Prospectus. However, the absolute minimum criteria for a student to be admitted to this academic program, is that all students are expected to have successfully completed high school and have passed the national test (matura). In addition, in order to be enrolled in our program, all applicants are required to bring the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Diploma and secondary school certificate
  • Legalized documents issued by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo for all those who have completed their education outside of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Completing the application procedures at Universum College
  • The contract of the study program if they meet eligibility criteria

Study Program

Bachelor study programs offered at Universum College last for three years (3 years) and consist of 180 ECTS credits or 60 ECTS credits per year. Students can obtain  Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) depending on their study programme.

Bachelor study programs Northampton University

Professional studies Pearson

Nursing

Graphic Design

Interior Design

Fashion Design