Graphic designers translate information into effective visual forms. This often includes complex information that has to be communicated clearly. This does not only demand graphic design skills, but also insight into strategies, the role of the designer and various public groups.
The designers have to deal with a number of parties, the first of these being the commissioning customer. During the design process they are also in contact with other specialists ranging from text writers to printers. Communicative and organizational skills are important, especially because of the pressure and deadlines involved. All of these aspects are treated in the KABK’s Graphic Design Programme, which also includes courses in professional orientation, extramural projects and apprenticeships. In addition, the teaching team is made up of visual artists, graphic and typographic designers and photographers, all of whom are professionally active.
A graphic designer feels at home in a number of media. He or she designs brochures, magazines and books as well as video productions, TV programmes, exhibitions and interactive media. Graphic design at the KABK distinguishes itself from programmes at other schools by combining the conceptual and vocational aspects with the typographical aspects of the profession: courses in type design and typography. At an international level the KABK enjoys a great reputation in type design.
Since the work of a graphic designer takes place in both a digital, virtual world and in the world of print, designing for the interactive media is also an important part of the curriculum. In the academic year 2006-2007, the new discipline of Interactive Media Design began. Furthermore, theory forming is also important. Graphic Design is both a full-time and a part-time programme. Starting 2008/2009 both the full-time programme and the part-time programme will take four years.
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