Grafisk formgivning och illustration, 180 hp

Do you want to work creatively in a profession that can influence the contemporary and future visual landscape? The Bachelor Programme in Graphic Design and Illustration at Konstfack prepares you for working with graphic design and illustration in areas such as art direction, advertising, picture books, magazine design, graphic novels, book design, web design, information graphics and much more.

Tools and contexts for graphic design and illustration are constantly changing and a job in visual communication can take many different forms. The programme at Konstfack therefore prepares you to work creatively with many different kinds of tools and in many different ways. The education moves between graphic design, illustration and moving/interactive images, in digital and analogue publishing formats. In courses and projects you combine artistic methods with experimental investigation and critical reflection. Just as important as the visual expression is the storytelling and ideas, and how your work relates to society. In tutorials and presentations, you will practise your ability to reflect on and discuss your own and others' work in relation to artistic, ethical and societal aspects.

During the programme, you practice running and implementing different types of projects independently and in collaboration with others. You will work in workshops for screen printing, letterpress printing, letterpress, risograph printing, laser cutting, 3D printing, wood, analogue photography and animation. The combination of digital forward-looking techniques and traditional crafts gives you unique opportunities to develop and experiment in graphic design and illustration.

Through collaborations with external parties such as book publishers, film festivals or cultural associations, you get to try working in a professional context. The programme is also linked to professional life with the help of guest lecturers, study visits, professional teachers and courses that prepare you for a professional career. In years 2 and 3, there is the possibility of doing exchange studies at one of Konstfack's partner schools.

The aim of the programme is to equip you with the tools and knowledge to be able to contribute to the development of graphic design and illustration. The programme also prepares you for further studies at national and international level.

Language of instruction

Credits and form of study
180 credits (3 years), full-time, daytime. All courses are compulsory.

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

After graduation
With a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design you can work, for instance, as an illustrator, designer, art director or animator.

Entry requirements and selection
General entry requirements for higher education. Selection is on artistic merit and is based on a portfolio, a written statement of your reason for applying for the programme and an interview.

Language test
The undergraduate programs are conducted in Swedish. For applicants with a foreign upper-secondary school education that lack qualifications in Swedish, a TISUS test is required. TISUS is recognised by all universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility in the Swedish language. For more information please go to

Application and Applicant assignment 2024

Please go to the Swedish version to apply and read the Applicant assignment for 2024