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Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design

Certified by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

This Bachelor's Degree will allow you to get familiar with the numerous trades in the Graphic Design and Digital Design sectors. The program will teach you how to set up a communications strategy and how to design products on various supports and media for the graphic design, publishing and advertising sectors. All types of graphic design are included, both printed (typography, press, publishing, packaging, etc.), and digital (web, apps, motion design, etc.)

Possible status: You can apply to this Bachelor's Degree as an undergraduate student, as part of your continuous education or with a work-study program (apprenticeships or vocational training schemes).

Duration of the course: Three years.

Career Prospects: This program will enable you to work as a Graphic Designer, a Web Designer, an Illustrator, a Computer Graphics Designer, a Motion Designer, etc. Working as a graphic designer, either as a freelancer or as an employee or a consultant as deputy art director for an advertising agency, a design studio, or a studio within a company or a public office.

Further education: Master’s Degree of Art Director in Graphic Design - certified as a level 7 training course by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) and recognised as a Master's Degree by the FEDE (Federation for EDucation in Europe) and IDELart-culture.

Syllabus

The first year of the Bachelor's Degree will allow you to discover the world of design. You will learn the basics of all forms of drawing, familiarize yourself with graphic, digital, and 3D design softwares. Last but not least, this first year will help you become acquainted with the different approaches to creativity in the graphic & digital design sectors.

The second and third years of the program are centered around vocational learning modules on the one hand and artistic and academic modules on the other. They include conceptual and semantic teachings in relation to Graphic and Digital Design. These two years are made up of four semesters with a core module and a set of personal development optional courses for each semester to enhance your academic journey.

In second year, the program will allow you to pick a certain number of subjects to enhance your academic journey. For instance, you will be able to pick a subject from a different specialisation, such as interior design, video game design or responsible sustainable design.

As an undergraduate student, you will have to complete an internship for a minimum of 20 weeks during the three years of your Bachelor's degree. A 4-week long internship is required at the end of the first year and 16 other weeks will have to be completed during the second and third years of the degree.

These internships are mandatory and will give you the opportunity to get some first-hand work experience. They will facilitate your integration into working life and make it much easier for you to join multidisciplinary teams and work for graphic design studios, advertising agencies, design, communications and creative agencies.

  ECTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design / First Year 60
ACADEMIC EDUCATION 8
English
Art History
Methodology
TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION 33
Sketch & Illustration
Plastic Arts
Perspective Drawing
Graphic Design
Achitecture Studio
DTP
CGI Computer Graphics
Computer Graphics, specialisation in Digital Design
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 19
Digital and Graphic Design Workshop
Plastic Arts Workshop
Video Games Workshop
Responsible Global Design Workshop
Viva
Internship
  ECTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design / Second Year 60
Core Module First semester
From the Sign to the Logo
20
Workshop
Print & Digital Creative Studio
Visual Culture
General Knowledge
Semiotics
Typography
Rough Sketch
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
English
Core Module Second semester
User Experience (UX)
20
Print & Digital Creative Studio
Visual Culture
General Knowledge
Semiotics
Law
Typography
UX Design
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
English
Personal Development Optional Courses
Still Image, Moving Image 10
Print & Digital Creative Studio
Plastic Arts
Visual Culture
Typography
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
The Basic Components of Design 10
Workshop
Plastic Arts
Project Visualisation
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
Urban Mobility : Emerging Issues 10
Workshop: Mobility
Digital Design and NICT History
Media Analysis - Case Studies
Digital Tools
Shadow and Light: Bringing Poetry to Space 10
Plastic Arts
Visual Arts
General Knowledge
Project Visualisation
Materials and Tangible Space 10
Materials and Space Workshop
Plastic Arts
IT
Project Visualisation
3D and Architecture 10
3D Modelling
3D Texturing
Rough Architectural Sketch
Japan-Oriented 10
Osaka/Paris Workshop
Japanese Character Design
Japanese Manga and Anatomy Drawing
Japanese Culture
  ECTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design / Third Year 60
Core Module First semester
The Foundations of Visual Identity
20
Workshop
Print & Digital Design Studios
Visual Culture
General Knowledge
Semiotics
Typography
Rough Sketch
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
English
Core Module Second semester
Editorial Support
20
Print & Digital Design Studios
Visual Culture
General Knowledge
Law
Typography
Rough Sketch
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
English
Personal Development Courses
The 360° Communication Campaign 10
Print & Digital Design Studio
Plastic Arts
Visual Culture
Motion design
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
Global Sustainable Design 10
Culture: A History of Eco-Responsability
Culture: the Theory of Eco-Responsability
Visualisation Tools: Design Thinking
Visualisation Tools: UX Design
Societal Issues and Perception of Space
TOTAL: 180 ECTS

How to apply

There is a specific admissions procedure to follow to apply to the Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. The International Office is here to support you throughout the application process and remains at your disposal for any request you might have.

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Certifications

Dual degree:

Recognised as a Bachelor's Degree by the FEDE (Federation for EDucation in Europe) and IDELart-culture.

An INGO, the FEDE is holding the participatory status with the Council of Europe. It is a European network of higher education and and vocational education institutions that share a common project of high standards, quality and ambition. The FEDE network aims at improving the comprehensibility of the diplomas issued by the schools and fosters student mobility and student exchanges between schools.

This program grants access to the title of Developer Integrator of Interactive Media, certified at level 5 by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) pursuant to the ministerial decree of July 28, 2017 published in the Official Journal on August 05, 2017.

Graduation is subjected to the completion and validation of 180 ECTS credits (60 credits per year).

Students enrolled in the Bachelor's Degree are eligible to apply to bilateral student exchange programs.

Testimonials

I studied at AUTOGRAF and did a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design. I wanted to keep studying in order to further develop my skills. What's particularly interesting with this course is that you get to gradually enter the labour market thanks to the school's work-study program, and especially thanks to the teachers, who are working professionals, know the reality of the market and are familiar with the customers' expectations. It's all very hands-on!!!
After having graduated, I applied for a job for an advertising agency. I was instantly propelled into the working world as Junior Art Director for FCB. I ran advertising campaigns, worked on catalogues and carried out various activities.
After 6 years of work experience, I decided to work as a freelancer. I responded to several call for tenders and was awarded back to back the Truffaut account (national catalogue charter) and the M. Bricolage account (catalogue charter and nation-wide branding). During this time, I also shared my knowledge and know-hows with others working as a teacher at AUTOGRAF. I've come full-circle!
A headhunter got in touch with me : one of their clients was looking for someone with a profile similar to mine in order to manage a team of 6 people. Here I was, joining CAFEINE Agency, based in Levallois Perret, where I now work.
As creative director, I am at the head of a large team of creative designers and, most importantly, I keep enjoying myself !!!
Nicolas
NicolasBachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design
Émilie Vallet
Émilie ValletBachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design
Jules Prat
Jules PratBachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design

Meet your teachers

Damien De La Marlier
Damien De La MarlierTeacher in Digital Design
Antoine Monneret
Antoine MonneretArt Director in Graphic Design

Success rate

Class of 2020 Results

80%
Success rate
11%
Resit rate
Repetition rate
7%
Failure rate

Congratulations to all our graduates!

WHAT MAKES AUTOGRAF UNIQUE:
Workshops: Autograf offers specialisation workshops (posters, illustration, motion design, UX design). Students have the opportunity to attend these workshops presented by international professionals.

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