The Design Program at the GIU develops innovation and critical thinking alongside comprehensive communication and technical skills. Interdisciplinary research methods are offered that expand the understanding of the role of design regionally and internationally. Through its distinctive academic content, the program has a practical nature which stimulates students' capacity for reflection, and identifies opportunities to both create new and transform existing experiences in the everyday lives of our society.

Graduates of the Design study program will have solid practical and theoretical knowledge in the fields of graphic design, media design and product design. This will qualify them for a wide range of successful careers in the design industry worldwide, dependent on their design specialization. At present, there is also a rare opportunity to make a profound impact on the developing regional design industries.

The study program Bachelor of Science in Design consists of 6 semesters. Students earn a total of 180 ECTS credit points according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.

Curriculum

Semester 1 and 2 for all majors (Graphic, Media and Product Design)

Semester 1

Code

Course Name

ECTS

GD

Typography

6

MD

Moving Image

5

PD

Semantics

6

TH

Design History

4

TH

Design Research Methods

4

HUMA

Communication and Presentation Skills

2

DE

German language

3

 

Semester 2

Code

Course Name

ECTS

CBD

Web Design

3

TH

Design and Sciences

3

TH

Design Theory

3

HUMA

Research Paper Writing

2

DE

German

3

Elective: Choose 2 Projects and its related computer tools

CGD

Computer Tools Graphics

2

GD

Graphic Design Project

6

CMD

Computer Tools Media

2

MD

Media Design Project

6

CPD

Computer Tools Product

2

PD

Product Design Project

6

 

Graphic Design (3rd -6th Semester)

Graphic Design Semester 3

Code

Course Name

ECTS

GD

Corporate Design

9

GD

Illustration

4

GD

Font Design I (Latin)

5

GD

Layout

4

TH

Brand Identity

4

TH

Social Sciences

4

 

Graphic Design  Semester 4

Code

Course Name

ECTS

GD

Global Communication I

8

GD

Interaction Design I

5

GD

Font Design II (Arabic)

4

GD

Sign systems

5

TH

Communication Theory

4

TH

Culture Theory

4

 

Graphic Design Semester 5

Code

Course Name

ECTS

GD

Global Communication II

6

GD

Interaction Design II

5

GD

Visual Information

6

MRKT

Marketing

5

TH

Media Theory

4

TH

Seminar

4

 

Graphic Design Semester 6

Code

Course Name

ECTS

 

GD/MD/PD

B.Sc. Thesis/Project

15

GD/MD/PD

Internship/Training

15

 

Media Design (3rd -6th Semester)

Media Design Semester 3

Code

Course Name

ECTS

MD

Video/Animation (real time)

9

MD

Digital Editing

4

MD

Script, Story, Storyboard

4

MD

Video/Animation Techniques

5

TH

Brand Identity

4

TH

Social Sciences

4

 

Media Design Semester 4

Code

Course Name

ECTS

MD

Moving Image/Interactive Design

7

MD

Media Installation

4

MD

Sound

5

MD

Digital Composition-I

2

MD

Montage

4

TH

Communication Theory

4

TH

Culture Theory

4

 

Media Design Semester 5

Code

Course Name

ECTS

MD

Hybrid Media

16

MD

Digital Composition-II

6

TH

Media Theory

4

TH

Seminar

4

MRKT

Marketing*

5

*Elective extra achieved course

 

Media Design Semester 6

Code

Course Name

ECTS

GD/MD/PD

B.Sc. Thesis/Project

15

GD/MD/PD

Internship/Training

15

 

Product Design (3rd -6th Semester)

Product Design Semester 3

Code

Course Name

ECTS

PD

Furniture Design

5

PD

Industrial Products

5

PD

CAD-I

4

PD

Techniques of Presentation

2

PD

Usability

4

PD

Design Planning

2

TH

Brand Identity

4

TH

Social Sciences

4

 

Product Design Semester 4

Code

Course Name

ECTS

PD

Exhibition Design

5

PD

Lighting Design

5

PD

CAD-II

4

PD

Production Techniques

4

PD

Material Sciences

4

TH

Communication Theory

4

TH

Culture Theory

4

 

Product Design Semester 5

Code

Course Name

ECTS

PD

Public Design

8

PD

Mobility

7

PD

CAD-III

2

MRKT

Marketing

5

TH

Media Theory

4

TH

Seminar

4

 

Product Design Semester 6

Code

Course Name

ECTS

GD/MD/PD

B.Sc. Thesis/Project

15

GD/MD/PD

Internship/Training

15