‘The Basel School of Design’ (The Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW), Switzerland

The Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW, ‘The Basel School of Design’, Switzerland

The Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW, in Basel offers internationally accredited curricula on the Bachelor, Master and PhD level reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design in particular and Swiss Graphic Design in general.

While the Bachelor course focuses on the students’ ability to conduct a creative process, our Master programs strive to extend the students’ individual design vocabulary and to reach a higher level of reflection through the students’ ability to include knowledge and methodologies of scientific disciplines into the creative process. We offer a Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research and an International Master of Design, which we conduct in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Accredited by the British Skill Funding Agency (PCDL listed institution).

+41 61 228 41 11


Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, United States

Introducing a Design Management Master's Degree You Can Earn Online

The Georgetown University Master's in Design Management & Communications brings together the worlds of creative management, design thinking, and business strategy in a flexible online format. Welcoming students across a wide range of disciplines—from graphic designers to analytical problem-solvers—our program extends beyond the limits of traditional design programs. You’ll develop a holistic understanding of the design process while mastering the leadership strategies needed to seize opportunities, take risks, and maximize impact.

Part-time, online, no GRE required. The Master's in Design Management & Communications is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies

The Open College of the Arts, United Kingdom

The Open College of the Arts

The Open College of the Arts (OCA) offers a real alternative to local classes and university courses, whether you want to develop your artistic voice or study for a certificate, diploma or honours degree.  Our courses are online so you can start studying when it suits you.

Choose from degree pathways including graphic design, illustration and visual communications, enrolling on one course unit at a time. Meet other students on our programme of study visits to galleries, exhibitions and arts festivals across the UK.

Find out more at, read our blog or call 0800 731 2116.

Open College of the Arts

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, New Zealand

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, New Zealand

The Whitecliffe BFA Graphic Design programme prepares students for a life-long career in Graphic Design, an industry that offers a broad range of creative and commercial possibilities. Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates are thinking practitioners with an understanding of both contemporary practice and traditional mythologies of the sphere of Graphic Design. Their broad technical skills mean they are well equipped to explore and articulate a diverse range of visual outcomes for design projects, making them highly sought after by the industry. At Whitecliffe, the Graphic Design department prepares students for a career in design by combining technical skills with a strong conceptual drive. Students explore both traditional and digital media and engage in research, problem solving and visual communication. Tuition across a range of industry standard software is balanced with hands-on projects in illustration, photography and printmaking. Students experiment within areas such as publication design, motion graphics, corporate communications, web design, packaging design and advertising. These are supported by topics that explore key aspects of Graphic Design practice including art direction, brand identity and design theory. Students develop industry contacts and professional skills through internships, exhibitions, and by working on live briefs. All lecturers are active researchers and practising designers.

+64 9 3095970 ext 703