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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: CU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Core Program Attributes: Direct Enrollment
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay, Other
Approved by: AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA Minimum Student Status: junior, senior
Program Advisor: Alayne Prine Curricular Highlights: Performing Arts/Fine Arts/Design
Program Description:
**DIS Programs have rolling admissions and an overall admissions cap per semester.  Please be mindful of deadlines.  It is recommended that students who are applying to DIS Programs in Copenhagen have a back-up program in mind, as admissions is not guaranteed (even if you meet admissions requirements).
Graphic design is a primary force for the visual expression of ideas, concepts, and information. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the Scandinavian and European approach to graphic design and explore methodologies that will strengthen your individual design capabilities. 

  • Gain hands-on graphic design experience producing visual identity projects from initial analysis to final presentation, with a strong focus on creativity and methodology along with cultural and contextual understanding
  • Field studies to meet local experts in the industry and introductions by studio faculty to classic and contemporary graphic design will serve as a strong basis for your own design development in studio
  • Exploring and applying Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies and practice will expand your knowledge of design processes, affording you a competitive edge in a globalized world

The two tracks of each core course theme ensure that there is a level that is right for you if you are from a professional school of design, or if you come from a liberal arts background and seek to build your foundations in design. Be aware that you will need to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and invest time outside of studio hours developing projects.


>> Graphic Design Studio
In this studio, you will develop your design skills through project-based assignments in visual identity, branding, and communication across all platforms. Exploration and analysis of Scandinavian and European graphic case studies will give your individual design capabilities a competitive edge.

Credits: 6
Week-Long Study Tour: Netherlands
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or graphic design at the junior or senior level. 
Completion of a minimum of two graphic design/drawing studios at university level. Knowledge of one or more programs in the Adobe Suite. 

>> Graphic Design Foundations Studio
This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of, and professional skills within, the field. You will learn the skills needed to build a creative portfolio, and gain insight into Danish design culture.

Credits: 6
Week-Long Study Tour: Netherlands
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing at university level. Basic knowledge of one or more programs in the Adobe Suite is beneficial.

DIS has over 200 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.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.