Graphic Design

Short-term programme of Graphic Design, 30 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX)
Campus Campus Copenhagen
Duration One semester
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5200 EUR


At the beginning of the semester, the student will be presented with the methods and principles that are associated with the work of using typefaces, typography and lettering in the communication process, and the methods and principles that are used to prepare digital fonts. Afterwards, the student will plan and conduct user research as a method to acquire insights into using complicated user-centred design projects. As a result, the student will be able to design pursuant to the acquired insights as well as the company's brand and understand how the design choices impact the users' view of the company.

Finally, the student will work with the principles that are the basis of verbo-visual communication and know and use the most common methods of designing infographics.

Career Opportunities

As a result of this semester you can achieve the following
  • use kinetic typography in the design and communication process
  • design logotypes in a broad range of styles
  • determine glyph widths and kerning pairs
  • create, draft, design and prepare fonts
  • decode the users' needs via research
  • prepare essential branding strategies as the basis for research-based initiatives
  • solve user problems through graphic design
  • substantiate design choices on the basis of branding strategy and research insights


To apply for the programme in Graphic Design you must:
  • Have completed at least 1,5 year on a BA design programme.
  • Know the basics of graphic communication and design.
  • Have a graphic portfolio (in digital form as pdf-files)
  • Have a good command of CS4 software.
  • Be interested in mastering the technology used for graphic design.
  • Have a good command of the English language, both written and oral

All courses are taught in English. Participants must have a good command of the English language, both written and oral.

If you are a citizen in a EU country, you need to be enrolled at a home institution/university in order to apply for the course.

Apply with all relevant documents to the Danish School of Media and Journalism: Apply here


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

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Application date
Oct 01
Start date
Jan 16

Campus Copenhagen

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