Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Graphic software 337269/3298/2425/1/36
Study guide

Graphic software 3

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 3
    • Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    • Graphic Design
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Fekete KristĂ­na
Other teaching staff: Beck Janna
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


previously registered for Graphic software 2.

Prerequisite competencies (text)


- Has a thorough knowledge of the latest and most common software for graphics applications.

- Can make depending on the job a choice of available software and independently realize a comprehensive assignment

- Can format or modify images depending on their specific purpose, for printed or virtual use on various media.

Learning outcomes (list)

BA2 - The student has the necessary knowledge, skills and insights regarding material, form, action, concepts, function and contents of the chosen medi
The student has knowledge of the techniques for digital font design and can digitally generate a font design.
The student can create digital presentations.
The student can use software in a specific wayto work out complex assignments.
The student can make correct design decisions in function of the software.

Course content

Theoretical part:

Digital manuals for the specific software for font design: FontLab/Glyphs/Fontself


Study of the software trough didactic exercises supplemented by free assignments with a personal input.

Themes:-Digital font design and presentation on a variety of media including animation sound.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Digital manuals for the specific software packages

Within the framework of this course unit, various graphic design instruments and production methods are used. In particular, you will need a laptop with a good display, good processor units and sufficient random access memory and disk space to use current graphics software. The educational environment itself mainly uses Apple computers and can provide additional computing power for design processes that require it. You do not need to purchase a personal laptop prior to class: information about this purchase will be made available at the start of the academic year.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Lectures and / or tutorials60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00

Evaluation (text)

Continuous assessment of practical knowledge.

Artistic evaluation of free exercises

Semester 1: Practical test with written report +handing in exercises and assignments

Semester 2: Practical test +handing in  exercises and assignments

2nd examination period: Practical test with written report +handing in exercises and assignments