Bachelors:
Art & Design

BA (Hons) in Graphic Design

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Institute:
DEREE - The American College of Greece
Athens
September 2019, January 2020
4 years
Bachelor
Full Time, Part Time
English

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Greek students
• One letter of recommendation from teacher/professor of last institution attended; letter from private tutor is not accepted.
• Official high school transcript(s) and diploma or official college/university transcript(s) and catalog (if applying for transfer credits).
• Acceptable evidence of proficiency in English: IELTS (score 6.5 or higher), Pearson Test of Academic English: PTE Academic (59 or above), Michigan State University Certificate of English Language Proficiency (MSU – CELP), Michigan Proficiency Certificate, Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) with Grade A only, TOEFL (score 87 or higher on internet based), GCE, International Baccalaureate, Graduates of accredited English language institutions.
If none of the above can be provided, then the candidate will have to take the English Placement Test administered by the College.
• Certified copy of state identification card candidates will attend an interview with a designated College representative after all application materials have been submitted.

American Students
First Year Students
Students who are currently in high school, students who have not attended college after high school graduation, or students with less than 12 college credit hours are considered First Year Students.
The following documents are needed for admissions:
• Completed online application form.
• A 250-300 word personal statement which addresses how studying at ACG will further your life goals. The essay can be completed online along with the application form.
• Official transcripts.
• One academic letter of recommendation.
• Copy of passport.

Transfer Students
Students are considered Transfer Students if they have 12 or more credits from an accredited college.
The following documents are needed for admissions:
• Completed online application form.
• A 250-300 word personal statement which addresses how studying at ACG will further your life goals. The essay can be completed online along with the application form.
• Official College transcripts from all institutions attended.
• One academic letter of recommendation.
• Copy of picture page in passport.

DESCRIPTION

Introduction to the Major in Graphic Design
The BA in Graphic Design exposes students to a comprehensive, rigorous curriculum that integrates theory, the creative process and new technologies. By developing creativity, critical and conceptual thinking, and communication skills, the program enables students to become successful, versatile practitioners in a global environment, or pursue further academic studies in the field of Graphic Design and Visual Communication. The program takes a holistic approach in terms of integrating different areas like print media, digital media and environmental Graphic Design and it draws from related disciplines such as Visual Arts, Communication/Advertising, Management and Information Technology. Furthermore students benefit from a Liberal Education curriculum which focuses on essential competencies that an educated person should possess today. This will make the Graphic Design graduates capable and flexible to face today’s professional needs.

What You Will Study
The Bachelor’s degree program is awarded with a total of 121 US credits. It consists of the Liberal Education curriculum (43 US credits), including History of Art from the Middle Ages to the present; courses in related disciplines such as Visual Arts, Communication and Management (30 US credits); and the Graphic Design concentration (42 US credits), which includes such topics as Typography, Branding and Packaging, Illustration, Visual Literacy, Designing for the Web, Digital Tools for Graphic Design and Production, History of Graphic Design, Contemporary Design Issues, etc. The Graphic Design program has also six credits in general electives.

INFORMATION

Career/Graduate Study Opportunities
Students will be able to continue their studies at a postgraduate level abroad. Career opportunities include work in design companies, branding and advertising agencies, design consultancies, Web design companies, publishing houses and many more. The range of creative professions includes all kinds of design services for the private, public or cultural sector. Freelance work, self-employment in one’s own Graphic Design studio and academic careers are some of the additional options.

TUITION FEES
For information regarding student fees please contact the Institute.
CONTACT FORM
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