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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior Language(s) of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Art and Design, Art and Design - Graphic Design, Art and Design - Studio Minimum GPA: 3.00
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:
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Graphic Design

Graphic design is a powerful tool for the expression of ideas, concepts, and information. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the Scandinavian and European approach and explore methodologies that strengthen your individual design capabilities. Whether you are majoring in graphic design and seek to build out your portfolio with a European design edge, or want to try something new while studying abroad, there is a studio level for you.

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Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Art
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Core Courses

Graphic Design Foundations Studio
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits

This course presents you with in-depth knowledge of, and professional skills within the field of graphic design. Develop your graphic sensibilities through analysis of existing examples of real-life visual identity, branding, and communication along with project-based studio assignments. You work in physical and digital media, and are challenged to use these media in each of your projects throughout the semester. Studios are taught vertically, combining students of different levels. Expectations relate to you as an individual student.



Graphic Design Studio
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits

In this course, you develop a comprehensive understanding of the Scandinavian and European approach to graphic design and explore methodologies that strengthen your individual design capabilities. You work on project-based assignments in visual identity, branding, and communication across all platforms. Exploration and analysis of Scandinavian and European graphic case studies give your individual design capabilities a competitive edge. This course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to you as an individual student.

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Core Course Study Tours


This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

Graphic Design Foundations Studio:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Netherlands

  • Core Course Week: Berlin (Full-year Students Only) or Denmark


Graphic Design Studio:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Netherlands

  • Core Course Week: Berlin (Full-Year Students Only) or Denmark


Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.

While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.

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Elective Courses

Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Copenhagen. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!

Electives range across disciplines and include research, workshops, studios, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.

Visit our website to view the full list of over 200 additional elective courses! 

Prerequisites

Graphic Design Foundations Studio:

One drawing course at university level. Knowledge of one or more programs in Adobe Creative Suite.

Graphic Design Studio:

Enrollment in a professional school or department of architecture or design. Knowledge of one or more programs in Adobe Creative Suite. Two graphic design or related studios at university level.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 04/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission 08/19/2023 12/16/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.