Studies type:

Master's Degree Programs

Study mode:

full-time, part-time

Study duration:

2 years (4 semesters)

Location:

Warszawa

Language of studies:

Polish

University:

AFiB Vistula

  • More information is available at the Admissions section. Call us at: +48 510 858 087, or e-mail us at: admission2@vistula.edu.pl

    Graphic Design – Master’s degree programme at the Faculty of Art, Technology and Communication of Vistula University is a field addressed to those who want to start independent, creative activity and are not afraid of exploring new possibilities in art. It also provides the perfect space for those interested in creative work incorporating artistic experiments, imagination, drawing skills, photography and the latest digital printing technology.

    So, if you want to implement your own original artistic concepts, learn the ropes of graphic design becoming nimble with the latest software, the two-year Master’s degree programme will equip you with all the necessary knowledge and specialist skills.

    PREREQUISITES

    If you want to apply for the MA programme in Graphic Design, you must meet the following requirements:

    • hold a Bachelor’s degree diploma;
    • graduate BA or MA studies in the field of art or other – e.g. humanities or Fine Arts.
    • pass the interview, combined with a presentation and self-analysis of your artistic portfolio.

    Commencement of studies is conditional to collecting a defined number of candidates.

  • The Master’s degree programme in the field of Graphic Design has been specially tailored to account for the widest possible variety of means of expression used in graphic design and to meet the demand for graphic works among the contemporary recipients. The programme defines professional goals and prepares students for such professions as: graphic designer, DTP computer graphic designer, multimedia computer graphic designer, illustrator, animator, photographer.

    Students can choose subjects within two specialties:

    • artistic graphics;
    • interdisciplinary graphics.

    The Master’s degree programme is to some extent a continuation of the Bachelor’s programme, however, it sets higher goals for students presenting them with greater challenge. At the same time, the MA programme provides students with solid education in entirely new subjects.

    If you want to become an independent artist or work as a computer graphic designer, studies at Vistula University are just for you!

    INTERNSHIPS

    During the last semester of the Master’s degree programme in Graphic Design (full-time and part-time) you will complete 50 hours of diploma internships (2 weeks).

    SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE

    At Vistula University, we focus on the practical dimension of education. We combine classes at the Master’s level with the development of creativity in design and learning to promote projects on the borderline between art and commerce.

    I SEMESTER
    Rherotic of contemporary culture
    Drawing and painting
    Basic of animation
    Video creation
    Eksperimental graphic
    Creation in photography
    History of graphic techniques
    Artistic graphic
    Design of Visual information
    Protection of intellectual property
    Introdution to word and image laboratory
    Foreign language
    SEMESTER II
    Drawing & painting – professional project
    Multimedia – professional project
    Experimental graphic – professional project
    Conslutations in history and theory of Art
    Artistic graphic – professional project
    Utility graphic – professional project
    Graphic design– professional project
    Creative design in graphics and photography – professional project
    Book art laboratory – professional project
    Foreign language 2
    SEMESTER III
    Laboratory of eksperimental graphic – specialisation project(for both specialisations)
    Selfpresentation (for both specialisations)
    Diploma laboratory (for both specialisations)
    Professional practice (for both specialisations)
    Laboratory of drawing and painting - specialisation project (artistic graphic specialisation)
    Laboratory of book art – specialisation project (artistic graphic specialisation)
    Laboratory of artistic graphic – specialisation project (artistic graphic specialisation)
    Word and image laboratory (artistic graphic specialisation)
    Choosen issues of contemporary art (artistic graphic specialisation)
    Alternative photography (artistic graphic specialisation)
    Laboratory of multuimedia – specialisation project -interdisciplinary graphic specialisation
    Laboratory applied graphic -2 - specialisation project (interdisciplinary graphic specialisation)
    Laboratory of design - 2 – specialisation project (interdisciplinary graphic specialisation)
    Video creation -2 (interdisciplinary graphic specialisation)
    Creation of individual photography projects (interdisciplinary graphic specialisation)
    Aleternative processes in photo creation (interdisciplinary graphic specialisation)
    IV SEMESTER
    Diploma laboratory
    Diploma seminar
    Performance and defense of the diploma thesis
  • The field of Graphic Design (Master’s degree programme) offers two specialties:

    • artistic graphics;
    • graphics for business.

     

    SPECIALTY: ARTISTIC GRAPHICS
    You will significantly expand your knowledge of graphic techniques, also in the field of computer graphics. Master’s studies at Vistula University will allow you to create artistic experiments using your imagination, your own drawing skills or photography. You will create many unique works, spatial objects and graphic installations.

     

    SPECIALTY: GRAPHICS FOR BUSINESS
    You will expand your knowledge of analogue and electronic media, and you will become a conscious artist prepared to work in areas related to artistic creation. You will gain the experience necessary to implement your own concepts and develop competences as a computer graphic designer. Studies in this specialty have been planned for those who want to engage in commercial art.

     

     

  • Marcin Bielski

    Marcin Bielski, PhD

    PhD in the Faculty of Painting, Warsaw Academy of Art. Painter, photographer, applied graphic designer. He cooperates with galleries, publishing houses and advertising agencies as a photographer and designer.

    Jolanta Johnsson

    Jolanta Gołembiowska-Johnsson, PhD

    She has a diploma at the Graphics faculty of ASP Warsaw (1989); she works in the field of painting, graphics, drawing; she shows her works at individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad, she took part in numerous group exhibitions, she cooperates with Polish and foreign publishers in the field of cover design and book layout, publishing advertising and other printed and digital publications; she collaborated with the correspondent of Finnish public television YLE in the field of filming and editing video image.

    Robert Radziejewski, MA

    Master of Art since 1997. University studies in the Faculty of Graphics of the European Academy of Arts in the years 1992-1997 (among others, with Prof. Julian Pałka, Franciszek Starowieyski, Jerzy Grabowski) completed with a diploma  with an honourable mention in the workshop of Prof. Julian Pałka. Since 1997, participant in exhibitions of photography, drawing and painting. Till 1999, graphic designer in the Helvetica and Marquard Media Publishing House. Since 1999, artistic director in Marquard Media Publishing House. In 2002, he received an honourable mention for the cover of the year in the Grand Front Competition organized by the Chamber of Press Publishers. Since 2008, in the jury of the prestigious Grand Front Competition. In the years 2002-2007, lecturer in his own educational programme for graphic design for publishing purposes (practical aspects of the work of the graphic designer, graphic design studio director and artistic director, application of Desctop Publishing, photo-edition and copyright law) in the Faculty of Graphic Design EAS. Since 2015, lecturer at the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula in the field of graphic design (graphic design, graphic design for the publishing industry, drawing and painting as well as own subject ‘Principles of Artwork’). Since 2016, assistant to Professor Rosław Szaybo, co-creating a proprietory formula of lectures given together. Since 2018, in chargé of the workshop in creative graphic and photographic design as well as workshop in occasional and artistic poster as well as workshop in brand creation.

  • THE BEST IN PRACTICE
    The Graphic Design programme has been designed to best prepare you for your chosen career. A practical approach, combined with the opportunity to gain a vast array of skills, allows you to develop in the direction you choose, and take your first steps towards professional success.

    After graduating, you will receive the title – ‘Master of Art’.

    See for yourself that Vistula is the best University in practice. Find out the benefits of studying Graphic Design.

    BENEFITS OF STUDYING GRAPHIC DESIGN

    Creative independence
    By becoming a Master of Art, you will be able to, independently and consciously, create works of art, using your chosen techniques.

    Designing graphics
    You will learn how to create your own concepts of creating graphical material for printing, using various techniques, based on your own imagination, artistic knowledge, and appropriate technical skills.

    Tools of the trade
    During your studies, you will also learn to use specialised tools and equipment, useful in creating unique designs. You will be prepared well to work in the dynamic worlds of advertising and new media.

    Ready to work
    As a graduate, you will be able to use the knowledge of typography and graphic design, as well as marketing and promotion, to create and carry out commercial projects in areas, such as advertising.

    JOB OPPORTUNITIES
    Graduating with a Master’s degree in Graphic Design will open the doors to a career in many interesting places. In addition to working professionally in museums, art galleries, and publishing houses or cultural institutions, your skills might be of interest to advertising and marketing agencies. You will also be able to find work in television and film studios, as well as corporate marketing departments.

    You will find employment in:

    • Museums and art galleries,
    • Cultural institutions,
    • Advertising  agencies,
    • Marketing agencies,
    • Publishing houses,
    • Marketing departments,
    • Printing-houses,
    • TV and film studios.
  • Tuition fee for full-time studies (BA/MA) in English – EU citizens*

    Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    Full-time and part-time studies 120 € 1 450 € 775 €

    Order of the Rector about fees

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Leonid Markusyk

Director of International Marketing and Recruitment

tel. +48 501 294 962

e-mail: cooperation@vistula.edu.pl

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Halyna Bozhko

International Admission Coordinator

tel.: +48 502 603 174

e-mail: cooperation@vistula.edu.pl

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Admissions team

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International Admission Officer

WhatsApp or Viber:  +48 510 858 087

e-mail: admission2@vistula.edu.pl

 

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