Graphic Design and Multimedia Department is the newest addition to the Faculty of Education and Humanities at Burch University. This vibrant and exciting course of study offers extensive theoretical background in the area of graphic design and multimedia, paired with hours of practical work in modern, well-equipped facilities to create a program unlike any other in the country. If design is your passion, then this department is just the right place for you.
The four-year undergraduate program in Graphic Design and Multimedia at International Burch University is based on the Bologna 4+1 system and awards 240 credits in total. The credits are obtained through various courses completely transferable within the European Education area and compatible with the equivalent programs of Graphic Design and Multimedia around the world.
This program focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of graphic design and multimedia, as well as technical skills that will help them launch promising brilliant careers in this field. It aims to train responsible, independent, and professional students to successfully merge theoretical and practical learning, to develop a positive work ethic, to strengthen their ability to increase communication through use of computer technology, and to broaden their professional skills. The program of study includes visual, technical, and practical as well as theoretical content.
Graphic Design and Multimedia aims to provide students with the opportunity to become experts in the field of graphic design and multimedia and to work closely with the leaders in the business sector, arts, and media. It also seeks to enable and encourage students to become active participants in conferences, competitions, festivals, workshops and seminars and thus gain exceedingly valuable experience through collaboration with colleagues and students from the region and other countries of Europe and the world.
In the contemporary world, a graphic designer is a highly sought-after profession providing an indispensable business team member. Graphic Design, known also as Communication Design, is the art of planning and projecting ideas and experiences visually. Designers have long been the architects of printed material, arranging the forms, type, and images printed onto posters, advertisements, and packaging. They have also been responsible for the information visualizations and graphics in newspapers and magazines. Traditionally, graphic designers lean toward print media and agency work for ads, packaging, and information design. But when graphic design is combined with multimedia, which includes animation and motion graphics for web design, PowerPoint, and Flash presentations, a perfect blend is created. This merger of these two formerly distinct fields of expertise into a single unique blend is what makes Graphic Design and Multimedia at International Burch University so special.
Why Graphic Design?
Well, because you are reading this, similarly to how you are reading and seeing hundreds of pieces of text and image a day. Graphic Design is an inextricable part of our modern day lives. It is the splash of color in an otherwise dreary background. It is a tool used by individuals around the world to inform, persuade, and attract an audience. It is the backdrop to our reality. In the 21st century, design is a currency, and with a degree in Graphic Design you are sure to get your fair share.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for people want to be literate in web technologies, who like computer technologies, who can offer new products and original ideas, who want to earn money out of designs, who like either full time or free-lance working, who spend time on social media, web pages, games, who are keen observer of useful and beautiful objects, communications, messages, and experiences, who like languages, economics, marketing and psychology, who pay attention as they move through the day, possessing a hyper-awareness of the visual and textual world around them, and finally, those who make connections and ask questions about how objects and messages work, what they are, what things look like, how they were made, and what they mean. If you recognize any of these qualities as your own, then we are looking for you!