WHAT IS IT?
The 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.
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!
HOW LONG WILL I STUDY?
Time spent at the department is nowadays measured in credits rather than years. In order to complete your undergraduate education, you will have to get a minimum of 240 credits, more commonly known as ECTS. This generally amounts to four years of continuous study, or 60 ECTS per year.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The courses at the Graphic Design and Multimedia Department range from primarily theoretical to highly practical. Courses cover topics such as color, typography, graphics, and composition, within a variety of fields, including design, illustration, photography, audiovisual art, and other forms of media.
WHO WILL I WORK WITH?
The Faculty of Education and Humanities, which is home to the Graphic Design and Multimedia Department, takes pride in the fact that it hires some of the most experienced and talented professionals in the field. You will be learning from the best in the business, including the many visiting lecturers and speakers at the Faculty. Additionally, you will be given plenty of opportunities to display your individual talents and gain internship positions while in your undergraduate program.
WHEN CAN I BEGIN?
An academic year generally begins the first week of October. However, your applications, particularly if you are looking for a scholarship, should arrive no later than spring or early summer that academic year.
WHAT DO I GET ONCE I’M DONE?
Once you complete a full course of studies you will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.), and will be set to either pursue further studies or begin your career in the profession of your choosing.
WHAT CAN I DO?
In short, whatever you want. The field of graphic design interacts with many other fields out there, including business, social sciences, and humanities. A degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia opens up a versatile and exciting job market to you. You can choose the more traditional and conventional career paths in design, such as becoming a graphic or web designer, but there are many other opportunities out there, ranging from art direction and production, logo design and illustration, multimedia and content development, as well as a variety of jobs in journalism, marketing, and art.