Graphic Design


Program Description

School of Design

Design can be found everywhere: in the products we use, the containers that protect food, in the spaces we inhabit, in the languages of communication with which we interact, and even in the services that we use on a daily basis. Today, the design is transversely part of everything, and there are many industries and economic sectors that generate value through working with design professionals.

The School of Design trains design specialists, who through strong international links and a vision of social innovation can achieve their full development.

Graphic Design

Graphic Designers are trained professionals that can work freelance, as part of consulting and development services for visual communication projects, participating in multidisciplinary teams of diverse public and private companies in the communications sector and related industries, and/or directly contributing to the development of graphic communication solutions.

In turn, they can also form part of internal communication departments of various types of companies, which require an area responsible for developing and formalizing processes associated to the corporate image and identity of those companies.

The main areas in which the Graphic Designer generally work are related to the area of communications such as design agencies, advertising agencies, and media, publishing houses, magazines, newspapers, television and audiovisual producer companies. Together, designers also work within companies related to the production processes which utilize graphic elements in printed or digital formats, printing, services associated with printed and digital graphics.

Furthermore, they can generate their own innovative projects and/or become entrepreneurs in their area, which respond to potential niche markets, developing new development channels and promoting employment.

  • Professional Title: Graphic Designer.
  • Technical Title: Graphics Production Technician.

How to apply

First, check that your home university or polytechnic institute has an ongoing exchange agreement with Duoc UC.

Thoroughly research your prospective courses. Most of our programs are in Spanish; therefore make sure you have sufficient proficiency in this language for your classes. We do offer a free 44-hour Spanish course for all non-native Spanish speakers, but in order to successfully complete your courses, we advise at least an intermediate Spanish level.

For non-Spanish speakers, Duoc UC also offers the Tourism and Hospitality Program, fully taught in English

Required documents

  • Download and fill in the application form
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of motivation
  • Copy of your passport
  • Enrollment certificate
  • Nomination letter from home institution

Once you have all the documentation, please have the coordinator of international relations at your home institution send a digital version to Maria Jimenez

Please bear in mind that after receiving your documentation it can take up to a month for us to process it and send you an answer, due a large amount of documentation we receive during the admission periods.

Application deadlines

15 August– 15 October*: application for the first semester, March – July term

15 February – 15 April*: application for the second semester, August – December term

*We advise students with Chinese nationality to apply as soon as the application period begins since the visa procedure can take up to six months.

Acceptance letter

A month after the application period ends, students will be informed via e-mail whether they have been accepted or not. In the case of being accepted, a hard copy of the acceptance letter will be sent to the International Student Officer of the student’s home institution.

Last updated Feb 2018

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About the School

Duoc UC is a non-profit, private institution of higher education. We offer two and a half year Technical Programs and four-year Professional Programs. In 2010, we received a 7 out of 7 years of instit ... Read More

Duoc UC is a non-profit, private institution of higher education. We offer two and a half year Technical Programs and four-year Professional Programs. In 2010, we received a 7 out of 7 years of institutional accreditation from the Accreditation National Agency, which certifies the quality of our educational project and its relevance among the higher education institutions in our country. Read less