Bachelor of Design (Hons) Graphic Design

Program Description

Graphic designing deals in the study of developing and communicating ideas by utilizing the art of language, pictures, and typography. Graphic designers are Visual problem solvers who use different mediums to integrate design principles, methods, images, words, and ideas. In this program, the technical, creative, and conceptual skills are nourished by providing courses that emphasize theory, process, and professional practice. The program’s rigorous learning experience leads to designing campaigns and other print media‘s traditional and modern solutions creatively and effectively. The designers learn to use colour, select type, manage the design process, collaborate with clients, and utilize the most popular graphic software. The graphic design work creates an impact on the economic, political, social, cultural as well as personal aspects of life.

Program Objectives

  • To enable students to communicate concepts, design solutions. and arguments clearly and concisely through visual, verbal and written means.
  • To nourish the design skills of a student by giving exposure to classical and contemporary design practices.
  • To apply the principles of colour, composition, hierarchy, and typography as they relate in the digital and print media.
  • To enable students to draw. sketch, and illustrate the products by learning classical and contemporary work.
  • To learn and practice modern digital designing tool and develop commercially viable solutions.
  • To enable students to demonstrate the ability to use design thinking strategies in the print media design process.

Career Prospects

After graduation students will have the following career choices: 

  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Textile Print Designer
  • Fashion & Product Photographer
  • Graphic Design Instructor

Program Structure

Structure Number of Courses Credit Hours
Course 39 108
Social Integration Program 1 3
Internship 1 3
Thesis 2 15
Total 43 129

Eligibility Criteria

The University welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed up to Grade 12 schooling. The more specific criteria follow:

  • FSc (Pre-Engineering Pre-Medical).
  • Advanced Levels (A Levels).
  • Minimum 45% or equivalent marks in intermediate or equivalent qualification.
  • Any other equivalent grade 12 degree approved by the Ministry of Education.