Graphic Design Graphic Design

Globalize your portfolio through the study of graphic design in Scandinavia from a contextual, conceptual, and an aesthetic point of view.



The two tracks of this program ensure it is right for you if you are from a professional school of architecture or design, or if you come from a liberal arts background. You wish to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and to invest time outside of studio hours developing projects.


>> Graphic Design Studio
In this studio, you will develop your design skills through analysis of Northern European graphic case studies combined with design assignments in visual identity, branding, and signage within the built environment, as well as in the context of Danish design culture.

>> Graphic Design Foundations Studio
If you do not have a background in graphic design, this studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of, and professional skills within, the field. You will not only learn the skills needed to build a creative portfolio, but you will also gain insight into Danish design culture.


DIS has over 190 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to graphic design and design.

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Wonder what it is like to study in Graphic Design in Copenhagen?

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A highlight of our week-long study tour was our day in Rotterdam; it was refreshing, insightful, and inspiring. We started out by taking a trip to a local, but globally-recognized, graphic design studio - Studio Dumbar.

We had the chance to see process work and projects and learn about their triumphs and perils throughout the years. Hearing from designers and seeing what they have produced was an incredible way to feed our design-hungry minds.

Kristin Porwoll University of Minnesota

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Graphic Design at DIS

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