Programs

Design

Study program in Visual Communications Design

  • No.1 professional study program in Croatia
  • Creating digital future for 20 years
  • International exchange with more than 100 institutions
  • 96% of alumni employed 3 months after graduation

We will provide you with knowledge and tools required to understand users, aesthetics and customer’s strategic goals in order to create timeless solutions and provide value. We will help you stay creative and find your own way.

From September 2018, this study program will be conducted in a revised and modernized form after being successfully delivered for over a decade. Further enriched with most modern digital technology, this program will become one of the most creative study programs offered by the Algebra University College.

Become a part of a new generation of creative and innovative designers who transform their ideas and knowledge into exciting projects in the field of market communications! Use the latest digital technologies, engage in all aspects of visual design, brand design, print design, commercial and marketing campaigns and design visual projects for a wide range of social and commercial needs!

During the course of your studies, you will, in cooperation with students, teachers and actual users, participate in a series of individual and group design and art projects in order to master the overall creative process, from understanding the needs and behavior of users, through communication goals, to specifics of various media of visual communication and digital interaction. You will learn to creatively design digital content, enrich your projects with processed images, illustrations and animations, design user application interface, user experience and interaction.

At the time of graduation, you will understand the cultural and artistic dynamics and context in which the design is created and participating, you will be able to steer through constant technological evolution and digital technologies in design, while creating new value for users operating in the field of communications and marketing.

You will become a master of user-oriented design, ready for all career challenges in design studios, creative agencies, production studios and marketing campaigns anywhere in the world.

What are the takeaways from the Visual Communications Design course?

The three-year undergraduate Visual Communications Design course aims to equip you with skills and knowledge in order to prepare you for a career in design studios, creative agencies, production studios and marketing companies. Here is a snapshot of what you’ll be studying:

The study program is designed taking into account the latest findings in the field of art and design and significantly enhances creativity and creative thinking while at the same time being based on the concepts of teamwork and "design thinking".

Lecture Plan
Visual Design

How to develop good visual identity and branding? How to create a logotype and book of standards? How to ensure creative and functional visual communication of a product which enables it to be seen and recognized? These are some of the elements of the Visual Design course.

Typography

Knowledge on the evolution of letters and typography, anatomy of characters and their interrelationships, styles of type families as well as introduction to typographic terminology will encourage conscious and rational selection of styles and letters in creative projects.

Photography

You will learn how to create a good photo, more about camera features, how to make a photo for promotional purposes or how to fine-tune the lighting using complex photographic equipment.

Digital Photography Processing

You will specialize in the use of various digital tools necessary for the development and processing of photos, whether it concerns simple corrections, retouching or photo manipulation.

Interactive Systems Design

You will learn how to analyze the interaction between man and technology and how to design a web page or application interface while providing the best user experience and attractive design.

Web Design and User Interface Design

You will study approaches and best practices in the design of the most important part of any application or website – user interface.

Introduction to Video Production

YouTube is one of the fastest growing communication channels of today and the quantity and quality of video content on the internet is growing steadily. Learn how to make use of it by independently developing a promotional video or other video material.

Animated Graphics:

You will acquire knowledge about the animation of objects and characters in two-dimensional space and you will master the key tools of modern digital animation. This will enable you to create attractive solutions in offline or online projects or when creating video material.

We’ve ensured a work placement for you during the duration of your course with one of our partner employers. Their number keeps increasing every year so as to ensure the best possible platform for your career development.

Partner Employers

Hanfa GREY Google ERSTE
Drap Ericsson Dalekovod DELL
CROZ CROTEAM Combis Cateia
Carina Canon BILLA BCC
Azvo Autocesta Atlantic APO
APIS IT Amazon Akd Agrokor
Agencija za plaćanja u poljoprivredi, ribarstvu i ruralnom razvoju Agencija za mobilnost i programere EU 24 SATA Herbalife
HiPP HP HPA HZZHM
IBM IMAGO in2DATA INFINUM
INFODOM infobip infosistem Karlovačka pivovara
KINGICT KONČAR KVAKA 25 LIDL
McAfee McCANN Svijet medija Mercedes
Microsoft mobendo MSTART Nacionalni centar
Nike PBZ Perpetuum Plinacro
PLIVA RETEL Rimac s&t
SIEMENS Span Supranet HT
VALAMAR VIVERA VMWARE Daikin
ZET

Example Class

Web Design and User Interface Design

A course for those who really want to understand why users often visit certain websites and feel "at home" while using them, whereas others may be visually attractive, but totally insensitive to user needs and thus off-putting. We will deal with the structure of websites and application interfaces, wireframes, navigation design, design components and styles, style guides, understanding user and customer needs as well as with the establishment of projects as integral complexes of best technology practices, basic design settings and requirements arising from user behavior.

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Our Students

Marta Puntijar

Graphic Designer
Through practical work Agora has opened me the doors to the world of graphic design and gave me a chance of an easier employment. It also helped me in starting my own job, studio “shushe”.

 

Kristijan Ljubešić

Entrepreneur, Crodex one d.o.o.
Studying at Agora has enabled me to master all of the entrepreneurial challenges and therefore today I am successful in the domestic and foreign markets.

Tomislav Bader

Co-founder, Switzerland creative solutions
After studying marketing and acquiring theoretical knowledge at Agora, I was easily involved in agency work and after 5 years with my partners we opened an agency.

Excel at what you love doing. Light the spark.

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Why is Algebra a safe choice for your future?

A Strong
Tailwind

Here you will learn all about information technologies and prepare for a career that is constantly in demand. We offer you a platform for personal growth that makes you a prime target for employers.

Modern Methodology

We refuse to stand still in a rapidly changing world. Our programs stay relevant and keep up with modern trends.

Matchless
Quality

We take pride in numerous accolades and our title of The best professional study program in Croatia and constantly strive to justify that trust. We do not take our task lightly, knowing that your future depends on it.

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