All things in print
Students learn the finishing and layout techniques for printed materials, both using computerized bookbinding machinery and by hand. They also learn to repair books and cut out various printed products, such as business cards, brochures, calendars and packaging. Bookbinders give professional advice regarding the finishing of printed products and choice of materials for bookbinding. They select the right type of paper for each job and handle the finishing of all printed products.
Creative design and technology
Students learn to design and compile material for print and screen media with emphasis on printmaking, graphic design, multimedia and digital editing.
Students learn to use software for picture processing, layout and web. Graphic media designers control the setup of material for publishing as well as handling layout, look, sketching, concept work, copywriting, picture editing and printmaking.
Students learn about graphic design and the presentation of material for print and multimedia, screen and Internet. Emphasis is placed on printmaking, typography, graphic design, multimedia and digital set up/composition of pictures and colour (control/editing?)
The study programme is progressive and uses the latest technology to present and communicate information.
After finishing the three semesters of preparatory studies students choose between four specialties: graphic media design, bookbinding, printing or photography that are all certified trades.
Study in collaboration with colleges and the job market
Study programme for students looking for a solid foundation in the STEM fields. The programme is three years and students graduate with a matriculation exam. Students gain valuable insight into the job market doing their final projects in collaboration with companies in the field.
Students also get the opportunity to learn about various trades by doing electives in other departments of the school each semester. The programme is organised in collaboration with Reykjavík University and leading tech industry companies.
The aim of the programme is to give students a unique opportunity to:
- tackle demanding projects and practice lateral thinking.
- get to know the university environment and start building a network.
Capture the perfect moment
The study programme in photography reflects the demands for knowledgeable and skilled professionals in the field.
Students learn to apply their knowledge and skills when working independently. Photographers need insight into the complex technical aspects of this rapidly evolving field, from the setup of photo shoots to the post production of photographs and printing and finishing of the final product.
Photographers need the technical skills for film photography and darkroom development as well as digital photography and printing.
Printing is a diverse discipline and students in our programme learn to process originals from print plates, print blocks and digital, set up the paper for the printing machinery, and adjust colour settings and finishing of the final product. Students also learn to handle quality control and the day to day operation of printing machinery.
The programme teaches different printing methods, such as offset printing, digital printing, relief printing and flexography. A printer is responsible for deciding which printing method to use and works closely with other professionals in the field.
Programing, web development, interface development, database management and systems administration/ network administration.
The courses available in the computer study programme cover a wide range of computer related fields, such as programing, software development, systems administration/ network administration, web development, interface development, database management, mechatronics and game development.
The teaching is project oriented and gives students the chance to work on real life projects. Each semester ends with a multi-disciplinary practical group project. Students graduating from the computer study programme are well prepared for university studies as well as being sought after in the job market.