Studio graphic design
Process and form
For a whole day, closely observe and dwell on everything you see or read… The logo on your sneakers, signposts in the metro, that shocking post on social media and this cool website. There is a lot to shape in this world, and preferably as effectively and beautifully as possible. Enter… you?
In this studio, you start with a year of ‘hardcore’ graphic design. You study typography and composition and you find your way in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
After this, you embark upon research and adventure. You learn everything about content and target groups, print and digital media.
You develop your own unique language. Meaningful when necessary and quirky when possible.
Do you have a passion for text and image? Interested in designing our next website in a few years or that one poster that no one will ever dare to stick something else over? Then make sure you stick around here a bit longer.
Academic bachelor’s programme
In the academic bachelor’s programme, we pay a lot of attention to conceptual thinking, process-based work and documentation. This study programme also offers a general basic programme where you build up theoretical knowledge and focus strongly on reflection and critical thinking. After this three-year academic bachelor’s programme, you reach the level required to start an artistic master’s programme.
You learn the history of typography and design the fonts of the future.
Create and edit images
You photograph, illustrate and perfect your own images. By hand, with Photoshop or Illustrator.
You learn a smattering of HTML and CSS so that you are able to design websites yourself.
You can only give meaning to something if you understand it properly. And if you know who will view it later. And where.
You help make brands instantly recognisable via a logo or corporate style.
You not only design posters, you also learn to print them digitally or in an artisanal manner for the perfect result.
You combine text and image to make a strong story, binding it in the form of a book, literally and otherwise.
Manual and technological skills
This course unit consists of a package of initiations that help you at the start of your programme. For example, there are initiations in the field of software and in the workshops. In addition, you also follow a number of interesting studio-specific initiations.
Part of the theory is the same for all bachelor’s programme years. Philosophy, art anthropology, literature, art history, semiotic studies, culture and media theory, art design and context and art news.
As part of the basic curriculum in the first and second year, each student works on developing basic competencies for drawing the human body and its surroundings and for visual analysis. In the second and third years, your drawing comes closer and closer, via elective modules, to the artistic practice you are developing in your studio. Over the three years, drawing becomes an authentic, autonomous and communicative medium for you. It becomes an essential tool for concept, creation and communication that broadens and clarifies your visual language.
The elective programme consists of two parts. Firstly, you participate in a project week every year. Here, you are part of a mixed group of students from different studios from the first, second and third years. In this way, you are confronted with students from different backgrounds and get the chance to develop a network comprising both students and lecturers. Secondly, in the second and third bachelor’s years, you gain more insight into art and culture by choosing from a series of elective courses and elective projects based on the research projects of theory lecturers.
Theory versus practice
The weightage of the courses evolves throughout the three bachelor’s years. Below you will find a visual representation of the courses you will follow in relation to your credits.
- Elective programme
In the theory lectures
Theory and reflection are an important part of our academic programme. Important as in: this part accounts for one third of the credits. The basic curriculum, for example, contains subjects such as philosophy, semiotics and art history. These are all courses that give you greater insight into art, culture and society. And they provide you with further inspiration and an interesting background for your own work.
In the studio
The theory even seeps through into the studio. In the form of theoretical seminars or as feedback from lecturers teaching theory and practice. Because the latter also have their place in the Studio.
In your chosen electives
The elective programme also contains a range of learning projects based on the research projects of theory lecturers. In this way, you complete the theoretical knowledge you receive with accents based on your own interests.
What does the future look like after Studio graphic design?
A study programme does what it promises: it enables to study a specific domain during which one acquires specific skills and a certain way of thinking. Our students choose their final destination themselves. Discover where they ended up…
An academic year, from one summer holiday to the next
At Sint Lucas Antwerpen, creativity is a constant. ‘Regular’ lecture weeks alternate with studio or project weeks and exhibitions. And exams, of course. This is what a typical year at Sint Lucas Antwerpen looks like:
- Practice only
Who teaches at the Studio graphic design?
We would like to know who you are, what inspires you and what you hope to find in the Studio graphic design. We’ll figure this out during the interview, with the help of your home and studio assignments. This is also a chance for you to meet a few of your future lecturers in person.
Werner Van dermeersch
Greg De Vleeschouwer
One-semester art exchange programmes
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