DIS Copenhagen - Graphic Design

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DIS Copenhagen - Graphic Design

Graphic Design 
Graphic design is a powerful tool for the expression of ideas, concepts, and information. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the Scandinavian and European approach and explore methodologies that strengthen your individual design capabilities. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Obtain hands-on graphic design experience by producing visual identity projects from initial analysis to final presentation, with a strong focus on cultural and contextual understanding  
  • Meet experts in the industry and get introduced to classic and contemporary graphic design by studio faculty, and attain a strong basis for your own design development 
  • Gain a competitive edge in a globalized world by exploring and applying Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies and practices that will expand your knowledge of design processes 

STUDENT PROFILE
Whether you are from a professional school of design or a liberal arts background and seek to build your foundations in design, two tracks ensure there is a level that is right for you. You should be ready to prepare for individual desk critique and invest time outside of studio hours developing projects. 

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Graphic Design Studio
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits 
In this studio, develop your design skills through project-based assignments in visual identity, branding, and communication across all platforms. Exploration and analysis of Scandinavian and European graphic case studies will give your individual design capabilities a competitive edge. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Netherlands 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or graphic design at the junior or senior level. Completion of a minimum of two graphic design/drawing studios at university level. Experience in one or more programs in Adobe Suite. 

Graphic Design Foundations Studio
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits 
This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of, and professional skills within the field of graphic design. You will learn the skills needed to build a creative portfolio, and gain insight into Danish design culture. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Netherlands 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing at university level. Basic knowledge of one or more programs in Adobe Suite is beneficial. 

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Subjects

  • Graphic Design

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DIS Copenhagen - Psychology

Study psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on their application in a Danish and European context. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Understand how psychological theory is applied and practiced in Denmark by hearing from guest lectures and local organizations who share real-world examples from the field 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours regionally and across Europe, where you will meet and discuss central themes with key researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and organizations in the field of psychology 
  • Engage in hands-on experiences in your field with a supplemental practicum or lab attached to your core course 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study psychology, human development, health science, or sociology. 

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Explore the productive and problematic use and impact of digital technologies across the lifespan, considering cognitive, emotional, social, and cultural perspectives.
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 

Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Study clinical psychology and understand the discipline within a European context, covering cultural and ethical issues, and different psychotherapeutic schools. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Vienna 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: European Clinical Psychology Practicum 

Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Through theory, research, and application, examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, mindfulness, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. 
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Budapest or London or Milan-Verona or Prague or Krakow-Poznan 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: Happiness Lab: Positive Psychology and/or Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice 

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DIS Copenhagen - Architecture & Design

In Scandinavia, the built environment is for people. Engage in explorations of Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies, combining strong traditions with the contemporary energy of new wave architects and designers. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Explore and apply Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies and practices, and expand your knowledge of design processes, giving you a competitive edge in a globalized world 
  • Field studies, office visits, and introductions by studio faculty to classic and contemporary precedents serve as a fundamental basis for your own design development in studio 
  • Challenging assignments addressing real sites in and around Copenhagen enhance your design skills and methods 

STUDENT PROFILE
Whether you are from a professional school of architecture or design, or have a liberal arts background and seek to build your foundations in architecture and design, two tracks of each core course theme ensure there is a fitting level for you. You should be ready to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and invest time outside of studio hours developing projects. 

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Architecture
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits 

Architecture Design Studio: This studio is a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio. Your assignments will focus on design from the context of Danish and Scandinavian building culture, and you will develop your design process and presentation skills from concept to final crits. 

Architecture Foundations Studio: This studio offers you an opportunity to develop design skills, giving you a foundation in spatial design; a perfect core course if you might pursue a graduate degree in architecture. 

Interior Architecture
Spring Only, 6 Credits 

Interior Architecture Studio: You will develop your design skills through the analysis of existing interiors and their materials, use of daylight, colors, and functional solutions, and through solving real-life spatial interior architectural problems within the Danish context. Adaptive re-use and transformation features are among the prioritized challenges in which you will engage. 

Interior Architecture Foundations Studio: This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of, and professional skills within, the interior architecture and design fields prior to pursuing a graduate degree. 

Urban Design
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits 

Urban Design Studio: This studio is a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio, focusing on human scale, temporary use, design for the livable city, and landscape architecture in the urban context. Project-based assignments will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills. 

Urban Design Foundations Studio: This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the field of urban design, and develop your creative design skills in a studio setting. Design projects will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills. 

CORE COURSE STUDY TOURS 

All studios travel on interdisciplinary study tours to the following destinations: 
  • Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Germany-Switzerland or Finland-Sweden 
  • Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen (full-year students travel to Berlin in spring) 

PREREQUISITES 

All studios have prerequisites based on the level of the studio: 
  • Studio Courses: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior or senior level. Completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios at university level. 
  • Foundation Studio Courses: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing at university level. 

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