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 Karel van der Waarde at waarde@glo.be

Please note that being listed does not constitute a recommendation by the IIID.

Level/TypeCountryCity:UniversityDegree + Link
BA / BSc & diplomasAustraliaAdelaide: University of South AustraliaBachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
BA / BSc & diplomasAustraliaBrisbane: Queensland University of Technology Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
BA / BSc & diplomasAustraliaMelbourne: Monash UniversityBachelor of Communication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasAustraliaMelbourne: Swinburne University of TechnologyBachelor of Communication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasAustraliaSydney, NSW: Billy Blue College of DesignBachelor of Communication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasAustraliaMelbourne and Sydney: AIT Creative Technology EducatorsBachelor of Digital Design
BA / BSc & diplomasAustraliaTorrens University: Billy Blue College of DesignBachelor of Communication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasAustriaGraz: FH JoanneumInformationsdesign
BA / BSc & diplomasAustriaSt. Pölten: New Design UniversityGrafik- & Informationsdesign
BA / BSc & diplomasAustriaWels: FH OberösterreichProductdesign und Technische Kommunikation (BA)
BA / BSc & diplomasBelgiumBrussel: Luca, School of ArtsBachelor Media & Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasBrazilCuritiba: Federal University of ParanaDesign Gráfico
BA / BSc & diplomasBrazilRecife: Universidade Federal de PernambucoDesign (bacharelado)
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaCalgary: Alberta University of the ArtsVisual Communications Design
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaCalgary: Mount Royal UniversityBachelor of Communication — Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaEdmonton: MacEwan UniversityDesign - Bachelor of Design
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaEdmonton: University of AlbertaVisual Communication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaNanaimo: Vancouver Island UniversityBachelor of Design in Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaToronto: Humber CollegeGraphic Design (Advanced diploma)
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaToronto: York University:Department of DesignDesign Bdes
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaToronto: OCAD UniversityGraphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaVancouver: LaSalle CollegeBachelor of Design in Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasCanadaVancouver: Emily Carr University of Art + DesignCommunication Design Major
BA / BSc & diplomasChinaBeijing: Tsinghua UniversityInformation art and informa design
BA / BSc & diplomasChinaHong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityCommunication Design (BA)
BA / BSc & diplomasGermanyAugsburg: Hochschule für angewandte WissenschaftenKommunikationsdesign (Bachelor)
BA / BSc & diplomasGermanyBerlin International: university of applied sciencesBA Graphic Design & Visual Communication
BA / BSc & diplomasGermanyKleve: Hochschule Rhein-WaalInformation and Communication Design (BA)
BA / BSc & diplomasGermanyMainz: Hochschule Mainz. University of Applied SciencesCommunication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasGermanyRavensburg: Schule für GestaltungKommunikationsdesign mit Schwerpunkt Informationsdesign
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 & diplomasIrelandWaterford: Waterford institute of TechnologyBA (Hons) Design (Visual Communications)
BA / BSc & diplomasJapanDaido University: Department of Information DesignMedia 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 & diplomasKoreaGyeonggi-do: Kyung Hee University: Collegeof Art&DesignVisual information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasMexicoMexico: UDLAPVisual information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasNew ZealandARA: Institute of Canterbury: ChristchurchGraduate Certificate in Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasNew ZealandHamilton: University of WaikatoFaculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
BA / BSc & diplomasNorwayGjøvik: Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyBA Grafisk design
BA / BSc & diplomasPhilippinesQuezon City: Ateneo de Manila UniversityBachelor of Fine Arts Major in Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasSouth AfricaPretoria: University of Pretoria, Department of Visual ArtsBA information design
BA / BSc & diplomasSwedenEskilstuna: Mälardalens HögskolaInformationsdesign (BA): Text Design
BA / BSc & diplomasSwedenEskilstuna: Mälardalens HögskolaInformationsdesign (BA): Interaction Design
BA / BSc & diplomasSwedenEskilstuna: Mälardalens HögskolaInformationsdesign (BA): Illustration
BA / BSc & diplomasSwitzerlandBasel: FHNW: Institute of Visual CommunicationVisual Communication
BA / BSc & diplomasSwitzerlandLugano: Università della Svizzera italianaBachelor in Communication Science
BA / BSc & diplomasSwitzerlandLuzern: Hochschule LuzernBachelor Graphic Design
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 School of Communication DesignBA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomHenwick Grove: University of WorcesterGraphic Design BA (Hons)
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomHereford: Hereford College of ArtsBA (Hons) Graphic & Media design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomHull: University of HullBA Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLeeds: University of LeedsBA Graphic and Communication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLincoln: University of Lincoln, School of Architecture & DesignBA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: Kingston UniversityGraphic Design BA (Hons)
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: Middlesex UniversityBA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: University of the Arts, Central Saint MartinsBA (Hons) Graphic Communication Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: University of the Arts, Chelsea College of ArtBA (Hons) Graphic design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: University of the Arts, London College of CommunicationBA (Hons) Graphic and media design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited KingdomLondon: University of the Arts, London College of CommunicationBA (Hons) User experience 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 StatesBaltimore, MD: University of Baltimore, Yale Gordon College of Arts and SciencesPBDS 647 INFORMATION DESIGN (3) - only one course
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesBoston, MA: Northeastern UniversityGraphic and Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesCambridge (MA): Lesley UniversityGraphic Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA))
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesCedarville, Ohio: Cedarville UniversityProfessional Writing 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 StatesColorado (Co): University of ColoradoBA Technical communication and information design program
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesCorvallis (OR): Oregon State University: College of Liberal ArtsBachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design (GD)
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesDetroit (MI): University of Michigan: James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art HistoryGraphic Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesGreenville (NC): East Carolina UniversityBachelor of Science in Professional Writing and Information Design
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesLamoni (IA): Graceland UniversityBachelor of Arts in Graphic Design degree
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesKennesaw: Kennesaw State UniversityBS in Technical Communication
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesKent, OH: Kent State UniversityBA Design: 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 StatesNew York: DeVry UniversityBA Multimedia Design and Development
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesPhiladelphia: Thomas Jefferson University: School of Design and EngineeringBS in Visual Communication 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 StatesProvidence (RI): RISDBFA 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 CollegeBSc Graphic Arts with an Information Design Emphasis
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 StatesWaltham MA: Bentley UniversityInformation Design and Corporate Communication
BA / BSc & diplomasUnited StatesWashington (DC): American UniversityGraphic and Visual Communication Design (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 & postgradAustriaGraz: FH JoanneumMaster of Science (MSc) Technical Documentation
MA / MSc & postgradAustriaKrems: Danube UniversityInformationsdesign
MA / MSc & postgradBelgiumBrussel: Luca, School of ArtsMaster Information Design
MA / MSc & postgradBrazilFederal University of PernambucoPrograma de Pós Graduação em 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 Media Design
MA / MSc & postgradGermanyAugsburg: Hochschule für angewandte WissenschaftenInteractive Media
MA / MSc & postgradGermanyKiel: Muthesius KunsthochschuleInteractive Information Design
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 & postgradIndiaBombay: IDC School of DesignMDes Communication Design
MA / MSc & postgradIrelandCork: MTU Munster Technological UniversityMaster of Science in Information Design and Development
MA / MSc & postgradItalyMilano: Scuola Politecnica di DesignVisual Design University Master’s course
MA / MSc & postgradJapanMusashino Art University: Graduate School of Art and DesignDesign Programm: Visual Communication Design Course (Master)
MA / MSc & postgradKoreaSchool of Art, Sungkyunkwan University(SKKU)Interdisciplinary Info Design
MA / MSc & postgradThe NetherlandsEindhoven: The Design AcademyInformation Design
MA / MSc & postgradNew ZealandChristchurch: Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT)Graduate certificate of Information Design
MA / MSc & postgradNorwayGjøvik: Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyMA Interaction Design
MA / MSc & postgradSouth AfricaPretoria: University of PretoriaMA in Information Design
MA / MSc & postgradSwedenEskilstuna: Mälardalen UniversityInformation Design and Product Development
MA / MSc & postgradSwedenUmeå: Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå UniversityMFA in Interaction 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 & 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 AnalysisMSc Spatial Data Science and 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 KingdomNorwich: Norwich University of the ArtsMA Communication Design
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 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 data Visualization
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesChicago: Northwestern UniversityMaster's in Information Design & Strategy Online
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesChicago: Illinois Institute of technology, Lewis College of Human SciencesMS in Technical communication and information architecture
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesNew Britain, CT: Central Connecticut State UniversityMA in Information Design
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesNew York, NY: PrattMS Information Experience 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 StatesTowson, MD: Towson University
Professional Writing (M.S.)
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
PhDIndiaBombay: IDC School of DesignDoctor of Philosophy in Design
PhDSouth AfricaPretoria: University of PretoriaPhD in Information Design
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 StatesNew York, NY: SteinhartPhD in Educational Communication and Technology
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
OnlineCanadaOrleans, ON: online-learning.comInformation Design Program
OnlineUnited StatesBaltimore: University of Baltimore: Yale Gordon College of Arts and SciencesInformation Design and Digital Media Production (MA)
OnlineUnited StatesIndependence University (Online)Graphic arts with an information design emphasis (BSc)
OnlineUnited StatesChicago: Northwestern UniversityInformation Design and Strategy Online (Master of Science)
MA / MSc & postgradUnited StatesBaltimore, MD: University of Baltimore. Yale Gordon College of Arts and SciencesInformation Design and Digital Media production
BA- OnlineUnited StatesTempe: Arizona State University: Herberger Institute for Design and the ArtsGraphic Design, BSD.
OnlineUnited StatesUtica NY: Suny Polytechnic InstituteInformation Design and Technology (Master of Science)
OnlineUnited StatesSan Diego: University of CaliforniaInformation Design for technical Communicators (Certificate programme)
OnlineUnited StatesNew York: ParsonsInfographics and Data Visualization Design
Short course, onlineUnited KingdomLondon: University of the arts, London College of CommunicationInformation Design and Data Visualisation
Summer SchoolUnited KingdomSimplification CentreInformation Design Summer School
Short coursesUnited StatesUC San DiegoInformation Design
Short coursesItalyFlorence: Istituto Europeo di Design (6 months)Master in Museum Experience Design
Short coursesItalyIntroduzione all’info-design