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Professional Degree

Graphic Design

Study Online or On Campus in Norway

Hands-on education programme that teaches you to work creatively and strategically with visual communication. You'll gain experience through real-life projects, preparing you for employment.

Online Studies

13 August 2024 More startups

15 October 2024

7 January 2025

11 March 2025

1 year full time | 2 years part time

Full time: NOK 44.000,- per semester
Part time: NOK 22.000,- per semester

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand

12 August 2024

1 year full time

NOK 62.000,- per semester
NOK 1.900,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why study Graphic Design?

As a graphic designer, you have a job where every day is unique and every project is more colourful and exciting than the last. Graphic design gives you the opportunity to work in forward-thinking areas such as strategic design, illustration and web design. You'll have the opportunity to explore different career paths in design agencies, print shops, film production or self-employment.

During your studies, you'll be challenged with real, practical and relevant tasks. Previous students have collaborated with high-profile brands such as Palmesus and Hennig Olsen. The projects provide a good insight into what life is like out in the industry and what issues you can expect to work with as a graphic designer.

Two-year Programme also available

After completing this one-year Graphic Design programme, many students are ready for employment. If you want more advanced designer skills, you can apply directly to the second year of the two-year Graphic Design programme.

Career Opportunities

After completing the Graphic Design programme, you can pursue roles such as:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Book Designer
  • Entrepreneur
Tora Verpe Dale

Tora got a job as a Marketing Consultant after studying Graphic Design


This one-year programme gives you a practical understanding of the principles, methods and techniques of effective visual communication on paper and screen. You'll receive in-depth training in industry-standard design software, as well as a good insight into the rules and standards that govern the industry. You will develop your visual and creative skills through exciting assignments.

Throughout the programme, you'll be encouraged to use AI as a tool to automate tasks, improve images and generate new ideas more quickly. This will allow you to focus more on the conceptual and strategic aspects of graphic design, making you better equipped for the industry.

Towards the end of each semester, you work on a more extensive study project that may also be aimed at a customer. The semesters end with a presentation of the assignments in a portfolio.

  • Graphic Design 1
  • Strategic Design 1
  • Photography 1
  • Graphic Design 2
  • Semester Assignment 1
  • Portfolio Assessment 1
  • Screen-based Design 1
  • Photography 2
  • Screen-based Design 2
  • Graphic Design 3
  • Project Exam 1
  • Portfolio Assessment 2
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Professional Degree
Credits: 60 ECVET

Hardware and software

We recommend the following:


  • Mac (recommended) or PC
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Intel or AMD Quad-Core processor


  • Entry Level DSLR or Mirrorless Camera (must have manual settings)


  • Adobe Creative Cloud

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

Bachelor's Degree Abroad

If you also opt for the second year of Graphic Design, it is possible to study graphic design for a third year - abroad - and obtain a Bachelor's degree. Our international graphic design partners are Teesside University and Solent University in England and Deakin University in Australia. This option is also available to online students.

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