Information Design Courses

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IIID is continuously developing a worldwide list of information design courses.

The key feature of all courses listed by the IIID is that they have amongst their declared aims that students acquire knowledge enabling them to deliver effective information design outcomes.

The collection is not exhaustive. If you find a course missing or incorrectly listed please contact the IIID at: info@iiid.net

Level/TypeCountryCity:UniversityDegree + Link
BA / BSc & diplomasAustraliaAdelaide: University of South AustraliaBachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
BA / BSc & diplomasAustraliaMelbourne: Monash UniversityBachelor of Communication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasAustraliaSydney, NSW: Billy Blue College of DesignBachelor of Communication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasAustriaGraz: FH JoanneumInformationsdesign
BA / BSc & diplomasAustriaKrems: Danube UniversityInformationsdesign
BA / BSc & diplomasAustriaSt. Pölten: New Design UniversityGrafik- & Informationsdesign
BA / BSc & diplomasAustriaWels: FH OberösterreichProductdesign und Technische Kommunikation (BA)
BA / BSc & diplomasBrazilCuritiba: Federal University of ParanaDesign Gráfico
BA / BSc & diplomasBrazilCuritiba: Pontific ia l Catholic University of ParanaIndustrial Design – Digital Design
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaBrampton, Ontario: SheridanBachelor of Design (Honours)
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaCalgary: Mount Royal UniversityBachelor of Communication — Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaToronto: Humber CollegeGraphic Design (Advanced diploma)
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaToronto: OCAD UniversityGraphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaVancouver: Emily Carr University of Art + DesignCommunication Design Major
BA / BSc & diplomasGermanyAugsburg: Hochschule für angewandte WissenschaftenKommunikationsdesign (Bachelor)
BA / BSc & diplomasGermanyRavensburg: Schule für GestaltungStudium Informationsdesign und Fotografie
BA / BSc & diplomasGermanySchwäbisch Gmünd: Hochschule für GestaltungKommunikationsestaltung (BA)
BA / BSc & diplomasGermanyStuttgart: Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien)Informationsdesign
BA / BSc & diplomasIndiaAhmedabad: National Institute of DesignGraphic Design B.des
BA / BSc & diplomasJapanChiba: Chiba Institute of Technology: Department of DesignInformation Design Course
BA / BSc & diplomasJapanTokyo: Otsuma Women’s University: School of Information StudiesInformation Design Course
BA / BSc & diplomasJapanTokyo: Tama Art University, Dept. of Information DesignArt & Media course, Interaction Design course
BA / BSc & diplomasNorwayGjøvik: Gjøvik University CollegeBA Media Design
BA / BSc & diplomasPhilippinesQuezon City: Ateneo de Manila UniversityBachelor of Fine Arts Major in Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasSingaporeSingapore: Orita Sinclair School of Design, New Media & The ArtsDiploma in Interaction Design
BA / BSc & diplomasSingaporeSingapore: Republic PolytechnicDiploma in Communication and Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasSouth AfricaPretoria: University of Pretoria , Department of Visual ArtsBA information design
BA / BSc & diplomasSwedenEskilstuna: Mälardalens HögskolaInformationsdesign (BA)
BA / BSc & diplomasSwitzerlandLugano: Università della Svizzera italianaBachelor of Science in Communication
BA / BSc & diplomasSwitzerlandZürich: Zürcher Hochschule der KünsteBA Design: Visual Communication
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomBirmingham: Birmingham University, School of Visual CommunicationVisual Communication - Graphic Communication - BA (Hons)
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomBournemouth: Arts University BournemouthBA (Hons) Graphic design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomCoventry: Coventry UniversityGraphic Design BA (Hons)
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomFalmouth: The S chool of Communication DesignBA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomHereford: Hereford College of ArtsBA (Hons) Graphic & Media design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLincoln: University of Lincoln, School of Architecture & DesignBA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: Middlesex UniversityBA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: University of the A rts, Central Saint MartinsBA (Hons) Graphic Design Communication
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: University of the A rts, ChelseaBA (Hons) Graphic design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: University of the A rts, London College of CommunicationBA (Hons) Graphic and media design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: University of the A rts, London College of CommunicationBA (Hons) Information and Interface Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: University of WestminsterGraphic Communication Design BA Hons
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomNottingham: Nottingham Trent UniversityBA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomPlymouth: School of Art and MediaBA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomPortsmouth: University of PortsmouthBA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomReading: Typography & Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic Communication
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomSheffield: Sheffield Hallam UniversityBA (Honours) Graphic Design Degree
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomStoke-on-Trent: Staffordshire UniversityBA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesAnn Arbor MI: University of Michigan, School of InformationBachelor of Science in Information
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesAthens, OH: Ohio University, School of Visual CommunicationInformation Design: Publication
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesBoston, MA: Northeastern UniversityGraphic and Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesChicago, IL: Columbia CollegeGraphic Design, BA
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesChicago, IL: School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)Visual Communication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesNew Britain, CT: Central Connecticut State UniversityBA Graphic Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesOrange, CA: Chapman UniversityBFA Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesPittsburgh, PA: Carnegy Mellon UniversityBachelor of Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesPortland, Maine: Maine College of ArtBFA Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesRochester, NY: Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts & SciencesUndergraduate Graphic Design (BFA)
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesRock Hill, SC: Winthrop UniversityDigital Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesSan Diego: California College San DiegoGraphic arts with an information design emphasis (BSc)
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesSeattle: University of Washington, Human Centered Design and EngineeringBachelor of Science in Human Centered Design and Engineering
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesSeattle: University of Washington, Human Centered Design and EngineeringVisual Communication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesUtica NY: State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic InstituteCommunication and Information Design (BSc)
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesUtica NY: State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic InstituteInformation Design and Technology (BA)
MA / MSc & postgradAustraliaAdelaide: University of South AustraliaMaster of Design (Communication Design)
MA / MSc & postgradAustraliaCanberra: University of CanberraMaster of Digital Design
MA / MSc & postgradAustraliaMelbourne: Swinburne University of TechnologyGraduate Diploma of Design (Communication Design)
MA / MSc & postgradAustraliaMelbourne: Swinburne University of TechnologyMaster of Design (Communication Design)
MA / MSc & postgradAustraliaWollongong: University of WollongongMaster of Information and Communication Technology advanced
MA / MSc & postgradAustriaHagenberg: FH OberösterreichKommunikation, Wissen, Medien (MA)
MA / MSc & postgradAustriaKrems: Danube UniversityInformationsdesign
MA / MSc & postgradAustriaKrems: Danube UniversityInformationsdesign – user centered (MA)
MA / MSc & postgradBelgiumBrussel: Luca, School of ArtsMaster Information Design
MA / MSc & postgradCanadaToronto: OCAD universityInclusive Design (Mdes)
MA / MSc & postgradCanadaToronto: University of Toronto, Faculty of InformationMaster of Information
MA / MSc & postgradChileSantiago: Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileMagister en Diseño
MA / MSc & postgradDenmarkKopenhagen: Designskole KopenhagenType and Wayfinding MA
MA / MSc & postgradFinlandAalto: Aalto UniversityMaster’s programme in Graphic Design
MA / MSc & postgradFranceNantes: L’École de DesignMDes Digital Culture/Information Design
MA / MSc & postgradGermanyAugsburg: Hochschule für angewandte WissenschaftenDesign- und Kommunkationsstrategie (Master)
MA / MSc & postgradGermanyKiel: Muthesius KunsthochschuleInteraktives Informationsdesign als Masterschwerpunkt
MA / MSc & postgradGermanyKonstanz: University of Konstanz, Data Analysis and VisualizationComputer and Information Science
MA / MSc & postgradGermanyMerseburg: Hochschule MerseburgInformationsdesign und Medienmanagement (MA)
MA / MSc & postgradGermanyStuttgart: University of StuttgartInstitut für Visualisierung und Interaktive Systeme (VIS)
MA / MSc & postgradGermanyWürzburg: Hochschule Würzburg-SchweinfurtMaster Informationsdesign
MA / MSc & postgradIndiaAhmedabad: National Institute of DesignGraphic Design MA
MA / MSc & postgradItalyMilano: Scuola Politecnica di DesignVisual Design University Master’s course
MA / MSc & postgradJapanDaido University: Department of Information DesignMedia Design Course
MA / MSc & postgradJapanDaido University: Department of Information DesignProduct Design Course
MA / MSc & postgradJapanMusashino Art University: Graduate School of Art and DesignDesign Programm: Visual Communication Design Course (Master)
MA / MSc & postgradNew ZealandChristchurch: Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT)Graduate Diploma of Information Design
MA / MSc & postgradSouth AfricaPretoria: University of PretoriaMA in Information Design
MA / MSc & postgradSpainBarcelona: IEDMaster in Graphic Information Design and Media Branding
MA / MSc & postgradSwedenEskilstuna: Mälardalan UniversityInformation Design and Product Development
MA / MSc & postgradSwedenUmeå: Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå UniversityMFA in Interacation Design
MA / MSc & postgradSwitzerlandBern: Hochschule der Künste BernMAS Signaletik – Environmental Information Design
MA / MSc & postgradSwitzerlandLugano: Università della Svizzera italianaMaster of Science in Communication, Management & Health
MA / MSc & postgradSwitzerlandLugano: Università della Svizzera italianaMaster of Science in Financial Communication
MA / MSc & postgradSwitzerlandZürich: Zürcher Hochschule der KünsteField of excellence: Kommunication (Master of Arts)
MA / MSc & postgradThe NetherlandsAmsterdam: University of AmsterdamMaster of Media
MA / MSc & postgradThe NetherlandsEindhoven: The Design AcademyInformation Design (MA)
MA / MSc & postgradUnited KingdomBrighton: University of BrightonUser Experience Design MSc
MA / MSc & postgradUnited KingdomFalmouth: The School of Communication DesignMA Communication Design (Master of Arts)
MA / MSc & postgradUnited KingdomLondon: Middlesex UniversityVisual Analytics (MSc by Research)
MA / MSc & postgradUnited KingdomLondon: Royal College of ArtInformation Experience Design
MA / MSc & postgradUnited KingdomLondon: UCL, The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial AnalysisMres Advanced Spatial Analysis & Visualisation
MA / MSc & postgradUnited KingdomLondon: University of the Arts, Central Saint MartinsMA Communication Design
MA / MSc & postgradUnited KingdomLondon: University of the arts, London College of CommunicationPostgraduate Certificate Design for Visual Communication
MA / MSc & postgradUnited KingdomLondon: University of the arts, London College of CommunicationPostgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication
MA / MSc & postgradUnited KingdomReading: University of Reading, Typography & Graphic CommunicationMA Information Design
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesAnn Arbor MI: University of Michigan, School of InformationMaster of Science in Information
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesAtlanta, GA: Georgia TechMaster of Science in Digital Media
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesBaltimore, MD: Maryland Institute College of ArtInformation Visualization Courses (Master of Professional Studies)
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesBaltimore, MD: University of Baltimore. Yale Gordon College of Arts and SciencesInformation Design and Digital Media production
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesBerkeley, CA: UC Berkeley School of InformationMaster of Information Management and Systems (MIMS)
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesBoston, MA: Massachusetts College of Art and DesignMFA Communication Design
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesBoston, MA: Northeastern University, College of Arts, Media and DesignMFA in Information Design and Visualization
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesChicago: Illinois Institute of technology, Lewis College of Human SciencesMS in Technical communication and information Design
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesEugene, OR: University of OregonApplied Information Management (MA)
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesMarietta, GA: Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU)Master of Science Program in Information Design and Communication
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesNew Britain, CT: Central Connecticut State UniversityMA in Information Design
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesPittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon UniversityMaster of Design in Design for Interactions
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesRochester, NY: Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts & SciencesGraduate Visual Communication Design (MFA)
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesSeattle: University of Washington, Human Centered Design and EngineeringMaster of Science in Human Centered Design and Engineering
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesUtica, NY: State University of New York, Institute of Technology at UTICA/ROMECommunication and Information Design BS/MS Accelerated Program
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesWaltham MA: Bentley UniversityHuman Factors in Information Design (Master of Science)
PhDAustraliaMelbourne: Swinburne University of TechnologyPhD Design (Communication Design)
PhDFinlandAalto: Aalto UniversityDoctoral Programme in Arts, Design, and Architecture
PhDSouth AfricaPretoria: University of PretoriaPhD in Information Design
PhDUnited KingdomLondon: Royal College of ArtInformation Experience Design Research
PhDUnited KingdomLondon: Royal College of ArtVisual Communication Research
PhDUnited KingdomLondon: University of the ArtsResearch degrees
PhDUnited KingdomReading: Reading University, Department of Typography & Graphic CommunicationPostgraduate Research
PhDUnited StatesAnn Arbor MI: University of Michigan, School of InformationPhD of Science in Information
PhDUnited StatesBaltimore, MD: University of Baltimore, Yale Gordon College of Arts and SciencesDS in Information and Interaction Design
PhDUnited StatesChicago, IL: Illinois Institute of TechnologyPhD in Design
PhDUnited StatesClemson, SC: Clemson UniversityPhD in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID)
PhDUnited StatesKent, OH: Kent State UniversityPhD Communication and Information
PhDUnited StatesPittsburgh, PA: Carnegy Mellon UniversityPhD in Design
PhDUnited StatesRaleigh, NC: North Carolina State UniversityPhD in Design
PhDUnited StatesSeattle: University of Washington: Human Centered Design and EngineeringPhD in Human Centered Design and Engineering
OnlineAustraliaOpen Universities AustraliaInformation Design
OnlineCanadaOrleans, ON: online-learning.comInformation Design Program
OnlineUnited StatesBaltimore: University of Baltimore: Yale Gordon College of Arts and SciencesInformation Design and Digital Media Production (Graduate Certificate)
OnlineUnited StatesChicago: Northwestern UniversityInformation Design and Strategy Online (Master of Science)
OnlineUnited StatesUtica NY: Suny Polytechnic InstituteInformation Design and Technology (Master of Science)
OnlineUnited StatesSan Diego: University of CaliforniaInformation Design for technical Communicators (Certificate programme)
Summer SchoolUnited KingdomBath: Simplification CentreInformation Design Summer School
CommercialUnited StatesAlexandria, VA: The Business UniversityIntroduction to Information Design Course
BA / BSc & diplomasNorwayNorwegian University of Science and TchnologyBA Media Design
MA / MSc & postgradNorwayNorwegian University of Science and TchnologyMA Interaction Design