Graphic Design part-time
The part-time Graphic Design Bachelor’s degree course is a representative reflection of the full-time course. The objectives of the course are the same but the teaching is offered in a concentrated form.
As with the full-time course, students follow an integral educational programme in the initial two study years. During the final two years of the course, students can select one of the two graduation specialisations, Editorial Design or Typography. These specialisations are by no means curtailments, but rather differentiations within the Graphic Design course. Students gain the necessary qualifications to prepare them for the broad professional perspective of the graphic designer in two and three-dimensional media and select a specialisation for their graduation project based on personal interest and/or affinity with the subject matter.
The distinctive features of the course are explicitly expressed in the collection of lessons which is geared towards exploring the interaction between information, identity and editing. In other words, the majority of the design questions that students will face during the course are focused on styling information, the visualisation of identity and editing and developing visual communications strategies.
Students that decide to follow the part-time course are often already employed in the field of graphic design, communications, public relations, ICT or a related field. Their decision to begin this course is usually based on the desire to achieve a Bachelor’s qualification.
As with the full-time programme, students receive the skills required to independently practice the skilled profession of graphic designer. Instruction stems from the notion that graphic designers are essentially applied visual artists who use their expressive, editorial and design capacities for the visual representation, arrangement, editing and styling of information and fulfil an intermediary role in the process.
Study timetable and teaching locations
Lessons are held on three evenings and one day in Arnhem. Wherever possible, the lessons will be held at the same time throughout the four years of the course.
Bachelor of Design
Length of study
4 years, part-time
Year 1/2: 3 evenings + 1 day
Year 3/4: 2 evenings + 1 day
Dutch, go to languagerequirements
Higher secondary (havo), pre-university (vwo) or intermediate vocational (mbo level 4) diploma or equivalent and selection procedure.
Minors (optional subjects)
Choose for interdisciplinary or subject-specific minors.
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