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Bachelor in Visual Communications Design

Algebra University College
3 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Zagreb
English
Fall

Program description

Bachelor in Visual Communications Design

We will provide you with knowledge and tools required to understand users, aesthetics and customer’s strategic goals in order to create timeless solutions and provide value. We will help you stay creative and find your own way.

We will provide you with knowledge and tools required to understand users, aesthetics and customer’s strategic goals in order to create timeless solutions and provide value. We will help you stay creative and find your own way.

From September 2018, this study program will be conducted in a revised and modernized form after being successfully delivered for over a decade. Further enriched with most modern digital technology, this program will become one of the most creative study programs offered by the Algebra University College.

Become a part of a new generation of creative and innovative designers who transform their ideas and knowledge into exciting projects in the field of market communications! Use the latest digital technologies, engage in all aspects of visual design, brand design, print design, commercial and marketing campaigns and design visual projects for a wide range of social and commercial needs!

During the course of your studies, you will, in cooperation with students, teachers and actual users, participate in a series of individual and group design and art projects in order to master the overall creative process, from understanding the needs and behavior of users, through communication goals, to specifics of various media of visual communication and digital interaction. You will learn to creatively design digital content, enrich your projects with processed images, illustrations and animations, design user application interface, user experience and interaction.

Admission requirements

All candidates who have completed secondary school have right to enrol. Candidates who have completed secondary school outside the Republic of Croatia will have to submit a formal decision issued by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports on the foreign educational qualification recognition.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First year

Semester 1

  • Drawing 1 - Drawing Techniques
  • English Language 1
  • Computer Science
  • Marketing
  • History of Visual Communications Design
  • Psychology of Visual Communications Design
  • Team Work and Conflict Management
  • Visual Design 1 - Basic Elements and Principles

Semester 2

  • Drawing 2 - Drawing techniques
  • English Language 2
  • Creative Process
  • Creative Writing
  • Entrepreneurship in Market Communications
  • Psychology of human behavior
  • Typography 1
  • Visual Design 2 - DTP

Second year

Semester 3

  • Drawing 3 - Art Structures
  • Film/Video/TV 1 - Introduction to Video Production
  • Photography 1
  • Photographic Content Design
  • Interactions Design
  • Typography 2
  • Visual Design 3 - Logotypes and Book of Standards
  • Web and Screen Design 1 - Interaction Systems

Semester 4

  • Drawing 4 - Art Structures
  • Photography 2
  • Multimedia Content Design
  • Practicum
  • Contemporary Society
  • Visual Design 4 - Visual Identity
  • Web and Screen Design 2 - Standards in Internet Technology Application
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Illustration 3 30 1 1 Elective Film/Video/TV 2 - Production and Post Production

Third year

Semester 5

  • 3D Design 1
  • Culture and aesthetics of Visual Communications Design
  • Public Visual Communications Design
  • Print and Color
  • Process Management in Visual Communications Design 1
  • Visual Design 5 - Packaging
  • Web and Screen Design 3 - User Interface Design
  • Digital Illustration 2
  • Film/Video/TV 3 - Postproduction

Semester 6

  • 3D Design 2
  • Visual Design of Spatial Market Communications
  • Process Management in Visual Communications Design 2
  • Visual Design 6 - Individual Project
  • Web and Screen Design 4 - Application Design
  • Final Thesis
  • Animated Graphics
  • Research Draft

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Annual tuition fee before the start of each academic year is 5,500 EUR.

For more information about pricing, please visit the university website.

Qualification

ECTS points: 180

Title acquired: Bachelor of Visual Communication Design

Certifications obtained during studies

  • ECDL Standard
  • Adobe Certified Associate - Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate - Illustrator

General learning outcomes

  • Create their own visual communications solutions that demonstrate a thorough understanding of the field and methodologies of visual composition, perspective, space, boundaries, shapes, tone, color, golden reels and various influences from the art history
  • Design and contemplate compositional elements (line, point, circle, square) and elements of visual formative language (illustrations, drawings, typography, photographs)
  • Meaningful use of the basic methods of marketing communications, creative linguistic expression and the use of visual communications strategies in the creative industries
  • Create the concept of portraits, figures, nude art and objects reflecting good understanding of the methodology of visual design using different art mediums based on design theory and conceptual visual method
  • Evaluate and analyze complex field-specific problems by using fundamental marketing concepts, marketing communications psychology and consumer behavior

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Algebra University College

Algebra University College was established in 2008 as a private not-for-profit higher education institution and soon after became recognized as a part of the official Croatian higher education system through the process of initial accreditation. The founder of Algebra University...


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Why study at Algebra University College

Would you describe yourself as creative, curious and open-minded?

If your answer is yes to any of the above, then Algebra University College is the right choice for you!

Digital technologies represent the fastest growing area of the IT industry, one that records a strong growth in revenue and number of employees in Croatia and the world. In other words, by choosing a career in the propulsive and growing digital industry, you are guaranteed to have a head start.

Our study programs are focused on the acquisition of practical and applicable knowledge required by the IT industry. The acquired knowledge is additionally confirmed by international IT certification programs provided by our University College, ensuring maximum visibility and employability for each alumni.

We continually improve our educational programs and teaching approach in line with the labor market requirements, technological trends and the needs of the future. The inexhaustible pace that we have set for ourselves has made Algebra University College a top professional higher education institution unsurpassed in the Croatian educational system. At the end of the day, it does make a difference which career you choose and where you forge it.

Therefore, allow us to take you towards the digital future.

Reviews

Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews.

MARTA PUNTIJAR, Croatia
for me and enabled me to find employment effortlessly. It also helped me start my own business, studio shushe.
M Puntijar
The Visual Communications Design study program has opened many doors of the world in graphic design for me and enabled me to find employment effortlessly. It also helped me start my own business, studio shushe

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Algebra University College

Ilica 242
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

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www.algebra.hr

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