Structure and content

Exchange: Design, Technology and Business


You will study a full semester

In this programme you may choose from a list of semesters. You will need to follow the full semester and obtain the 30 ECTS that the semester offers.

It is not possible to mix courses from different semesters and different programmes or to be exempt from single subjects. This is because all our subjects and modules are interwoven. This way you will learn to apply all your skills and competences to solve more complex problems.


Semesters currently open for exchange
 

Fall semester 2022

Semester 3 - Electives
Available: Fall semester 2022
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30

Semester 3 offers two electives packages. The content will allow you to qualify your academic and professional competencies through in-depth study of current, subject-related topics. The available electives will vary from one year to the next because they are based on the latest knowledge and the skills required in the graphic design industry. Previous electives are e.g. packaging design and branding and graphic merchandising.


Full programme and curriculum

If you wish to join other semesters or subjects than the ones currently open for exchange, it might be possible based on individual agreements. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Semester 1 - Visual communication and the design process
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30
Design: 10 ECTS
Business: 10 ECTS
Technology: 10 ECTS

This semester will focus on visual communication and the design process from the problem stage to the idea stage and on to the finished product, as well as your practical role as a graphic designer. You will be doing practical work on relevant issues concerning information and marketing material from the point of understanding the client and their problem, to the presentation of your final solution proposal. You will also gain knowledge of communication, the graphic design industry's working methods, it's roles and functions and its markets, and you will practice how to do research, idea development, sketching and working with software to produce graphic designs.

Semester 2 - Choose "Design" or "Marketing"
Start of term: February
Total ECTS: 30

Design specialisation:

Design: 15 ECTS
Technology: 10 ECTS
Communication: 5 ECTS

Marketing specialisation: 

Concept development: 15 ECTS
Communication: 10 ECTS
Management: 5 ECTS
Semester 3 - Electives
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30

Semester 3 offers two electives packages. The content will allow you to qualify your academic and professional competencies through in-depth study of current, subject-related topics. The available electives will vary from one year to the next because they are based on the latest knowledge and the skills required in the graphic design industry. Previous electives are e.g. packaging design and branding and graphic merchandising.

Semester 4 - Internship and AP degree project
Start of term: February
Total ECTS: 30

In semester 4, you will be going on your internship. The internship will span 10 weeks. During your internship, you will be testing theories and skills in practice while working on relevant graphic problems. Right after your internship, you will start to write up your AP degree project. Your degree project may be carried out in collaboration with your internship host, but you may also decide to research a different problem.


Analytical and creative assignments

The programme combines analytical and creative assignments, aesthetic understanding and activities with practical collaboration using graphic design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. As a student, you will be working on the design process from the idea phase to a finished, visual communication product, and you will have knowledge of your role in a business, effective collaboration and communication.


Evaluations and exams

You can find information about the specific exams in each semester in the programme's full curriculum.

As an exchange student you will need to take all exams that are planned during the semester on the same terms as students following the full-degree programme. You can find more information in our examination regulations.

In Denmark students are evaluated on the basis of a 7-point grading scale. Learn more about the Danish grading system and how it translates


Academic life at UCN


Primarily class-based teaching with close connections

At UCN, you will spend more time in class rooms with your own class, than you will in large auditoriums. This means that there is time for you, for dialogue and for building better connections with your class mates and lecturer.

You will experience many different forms of teaching and learning such as whole-class instruction, group work, self-study, project case work, visits from guest lecturers and speakers and various excursions. 

You will be on campus (nearly) every day

When you are not having classes, you will often be on campus doing group work or participating in different activities.

Teaching that focuses on real life

At UCN, you will meet an academic environment that focuses on introducing you to the real world. Not only are internships/placements/practices an intergrated part of all our full-degree programmes, but in addition you will be presented with practice-related cases and projects simulating reality. This may take place as collaboration with companies and institutions or in labs/class-rooms where you can experiment and practice your subject-related skills.

Our learning approach

We always combine theory with practice. We call it Reflective Practice-based Learning. Read more about UCN's learning approach.

Contact

Dorit Kjærulff Torp
International Coordinator
Technology programmes
+45 72 69 13 57
dkt@ucn.dk