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Fine Arts: Graphic design 1

Course 2013-2014

Entrance requirements

Students are required to design two CD-covers in two different styles. The choice of design is free. Designs may also be shown on a laptop.
Entrance interviews will be on August 31 2012 between 17.00-19.00. Students who have applied for this elective will be notified on the time and place of the interview.


Students will learn about all the different apsects of the designing process. They will gain insight into the relationship between the purpose of communication, text, image and form.
Furthermore students are encouraged to develop a critical attitude and an individual view towards graphic design, to learn how to deal with images both on the level of form and content, and to acquire technical skills.
Assignments will focus on the designing of stamps, book covers, leaflets, infographics and posters. There will also be some free assignments.


First semester. Lessons take place at the Royal Academy of Arts (Prinsessegracht 4, Den Haag), on Mondays from 19.00-21.30. First class tba.

Mode of instruction

Practical lessons with individual guidance and group meetings, group debates.

Mode of assesment

Individual assesment of work at the end of the course


All applicable materials and tools, computer hardware and software, magazines, books and audiovisual means.


Dave Willé


NB: This course is NOT available in Usis. registration is obligatory, via a registration from which can be obtained by sending an email to Dave Willé


This course is part of Practicum Artium. These courses are exclusively intented for students of Leiden University.

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