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Graphic and Advertising Design
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Graphic and Advertising Design

Frederick University
Nicosia, Cyprus
 840 Points
4 Years

Program Description

The Program is designed to prepare future professionals in the Graphic Design field who will be functioning in the ever-changing world of the new century. Students will develop a resourceful visual vocabulary and be flexible and lateral in their approach to solving complex and oblique Art and Design problems. They will be acutely aware of the socio-economic, cultural, political and environmental context of the issues facing tomorrow's Graphic Designers.

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)
English Level
TOEFL (paper based)
TOEFL (internet based)

Information about admission:

  • Candidates for a bachelor degree program should submit a school leaving certificate from a recognized six-form secondary school (high school) with an average grade of 75% (Greek Cypriot secondary schools) or a grade “C” or its equivalent (other secondary schools), or equivalent qualification. Candidates who submit a six-form secondary school leaving certificate but do not meet the above grade requirements may be admitted on a probationary status, if they show potential for educational advancement. The probationary status will be removed, subject to a satisfactory academic performance. Candidates admitted on probationary status may also be asked to enroll in foundation courses in order to improve their skills and/or to take reduced load.
  • A recent certificate of good conduct issued by the police of the candidate's country of origin or residence, if necessary translated in Greek or English. The good conduct certificate should be original and issued less than 6 months prior to the beginning of the semester for which the student is applying. The names and titles of the persons issuing and certifying the document should be clearly stated therein.


  • Personal interviews are not normally required as part of the admission process; however, Frederick University reserves the right to request an interview before making a final decision on accepting an applicant.

More information:

  • There may be an additional application fee by this University.

Objective of the Program

  • To promote VISUAL INTELLIGENCE-by providing opportunity for students to develop their intellectual, conceptual and creative abilities in the solution of wide ranging problems.
  • To promote VISUAL LITERACY- by providing opportunity for students to develop their aesthetic, analytical and critical abilities in the understanding and articulation of the Art and Design process.
  • To promote VISUAL COMPETENCY-by providing the opportunity for students to acquire manipulative and technological skills relevant to contemporary practice supported by transferable skills and self-confident abilities in verbal, written and visual communication.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge in art and design with a capacity for analysis and synthesis in the visual language.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the art and design process utilising the capacity for organization and planning.
  • Demonstrate awareness on the forefront of knowledge in the field of art and design and on the emerging communication technologies.
  • Grounding in basic knowledge of the art and design profession.
  • Use of visual, oral and written communication in native language.
  • Communicate with experts in other fields both within as well as the Art and Design field.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of diversity and multiculturalism both in cultural matters as well as in the Art and Design practise.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in an international context in the Art and Design process.
  • Demonstrate competency in oral and written communication skills, as well as in the use of relevant art and design problem solving and decision making processes.


Semester 1

Introduction to Studio Art I

Drawing I

Photography I

History of Art I/ Cultural Studies I

Computer Art I

Graphic Design I

Semester 2

Introduction to Studio Art II

Drawing II

History of Art II/ Ciltural Studies II

Computer Art II

Photography II

Graphic Design II

Semester 3

History of Art III/ Cultural Studies III

Computer Art III

Graphic and Advertising Design I

Graphic Design III

Image Making I

Academic Writing and Communication

Semester 4

History of Art IV/ Cultural Studies IV

Computer Art IV

Graphic and Advertising Design II

Graphic Design IV

Image Making II

Marketing fot Graphics

Semester 5


Package Design

Digital Production

Art Elective

Semester 6

Advanced Graphic and Advertising Design


Moving Image

Free Elective

Art Elective

Semester 7

History of Graphics I

Design for Publishing

Information Design

Free Elective

Art Elective

Semester 8

History of Graphics II

Senior Project

Art Elective


The graduates of the Program have the knowledge and skills required for the design, implementation, and administration of graphic communication tools. They fulfil the requirements for employment in the public or private sectors as:

  • graphic designers
  • visual communicators
  • advertising designers

The graduates of the Program can also be employed as educators in public or private secondary schools.


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