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Design, Technology & Business (Graphics)

Academy Profession Degree of Design, Technology & Business (Graphics), 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts Engineering Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University College of Northern Denmark (UCN)
Campus UCN Technology
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6900 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Are you full of new ideas? Are you fond of graphic design and communication?


The 2-year AP degree in Design, Technology & Business(Graphics) is an opportunity to study in an a professional environment where we welcome diversity and problem solving skills. The programme is for students wanting to develop creative skills within a commercial context and provide creative solutions to real communication problems through graphic design.
Along the way, students may opt for a study abroad period with some of the UCN partners all over the world.

The programme consist of three main elements:

- The tehnology part: You will gain skills in graphic design programs:
• Illustrator
• Photoshop
• InDesign

- The creative / aesthetical part: You will gain competences inthe design process:
• From idea to finished product

- The organisational part: You will gain relevant businessknowledge about:
• Businesses
• Commerce
• Communication


The programme prepares the graduate to independently planand carry out processes and tasks in business areas concerning graphic design and communication. For this reason,  your job opportunities with an AP degree in Graphic Design will beconsiderable. Career options include a profession within:
• Graphic design
• Editorial & advertising
• Newspapers and magazines
• Print houses
• Illustration
• Marketing departments 

With an AP degree within this programme, you have various possibilities to pursue further academic studies: graduatescan obtain a BA degree in Digital Concept Development if they undertake another 1.5 years of top-up studies within this fieldat UCN.


The first 3 semesters take placeat UCN in Denmark and consist of compulsory and elective subjects.

1st semester:
Mandatory module
• Design
• Business
• Technology

2nd semester:
Mandatory area of study
• Design

3rd semester:
Mandatory area of study(continued)
• Elective subjectExamples of elective subjects - that can vary from year to year - could be:
• Promotional video and screen graphics
• Digital publishing
• Modern branding
• Typography
• Animation graphics

4th semester:
• Internship of three months where you get the opportunity torelate the theory in a realcompany
• Final examination project

The programme combines practical work in graphic design programs such as QuarkXPress, Illustrator,Photoshop and InDesign with a creative and aesthetical understanding of design processes from ideas to finished products.

Read more about the admission requirements and how to apply on


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

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