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Graphic Design & Advertising

Course start: 27 Aug 2018
Application ends: -
Course length: 2 years

Case study for Google Translate by Forsbergs Graphic Design / Art Direction first year students Jacob Björdal, Isaac Bonnier, David Rinman and Copywriting first year student Jim Nilsson (as of now all graduates). Part of a joint portfolio which awarded Jacob and Jim the honour of Best Graduate Portfolio – Worldwide at the Cream Awards in London.

About the program

Forsbergs Graphic Design / Advertising is a two year higher vocational program for aspiring graphic designers, digital designers and art directors. The program aims to provide professional training leading to a creative profession. The education is exemplified by innovation in graphic design, digital design, advertising and communication. Emphasis is placed on ideation and developing creative ability, characterized by ”learning by doing.” To date, approximately 97% of our graduates work in the industry within a year after graduation. The program is eligible for study aid through CSN.se.

The program lasts four semesters, a total of 100 weeks. Regular class hours are daytime Monday-Friday. However, some classes may be scheduled in evenings and on weekends. The school is open around the clock for your own work. The training consist of lectures, workshops, tutorials and presentations of the various projects, individual work and group work.


Graphic Design / Advertising: Creative thinking, brainstorming and process work. Typography, design history, layout applications, advertising campaigns, commercials, communications, and design of printed matter. Innovative and experimental marketing and event design. Relevant softwares, moving image and web design. Visits to advertising and design agencies. Presentation skills, current vocational guidance and industry knowledge. Minimum 20 weeks of professional on-the job training are included.

Course start

Monday, August 27, 2018.

Tuition fee

The tuition fee is SEK 260,000 SEK. The education is exempt from VAT (value-added tax). The program requires that you have access to your own laptop. Financing the tuition fee is possible for Swedish residents through tuition loans from CSN (Swedish financial aid for studies). The education is eligible for study aid under section B1 (tertiary level). Contact CSN to check your personal conditions. Please read more at www.csn.se.


All students receive a graduate diploma after passing the education in all sub-courses.


The application is done by filling out the online application form and submitting your portfolio with work samples. The assignments for the 2019 years application will be downloadable here.

Qualification assessment and selection process is based on a screening of the work sample assignments and an interview. Accomplished distance learning course or night course in graphic design at Forsbergs, or similar course, is a merit. Read more about the application procedure here.

You are also welcome to get in touch with us if you have any further questions, we are happy to answer them and guide you.

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