IDG3014 - Superstructure Project, Portfolio and Exhibition


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Learning outcome

The student shall develop further as a designer, specifically within the field portfolio design and design for self promotion. The module entails the structuring and design of a large content matter gathered in a comprehensive portfolio (typically around 150 A3-pages), design for navigation and access, hierarchy, composition of text and images/illustrations, and technical preparations for print including colour management and pre-press and also binding of the final portfolio. The student will also have to make use of methods for project management and marketing to meet deadlines for the production of portfolios and to promote the final exhibition.

Through the super-structure project, the student will have to familiarize herself thoroughly with a given or self-defined design-relevant topic and under supervision create her own design brief which will then be answered. The student will develop her knowledge of design as a targeted activity and will develop her knowledge of her own interests and skills in graphic design. After completing the course, the student has steadily developed as an analyst, concept developer and designer, specifically in the field of portfolio design and presentation of his own work. Through the course, the students have gained deeper insight into the field of graphic design in general and for portfolio and self-promotion.

Learning methods and activities

Individual design projects, with weekly supervision (formative-iterative evaluation). Sketches, the work process and the end result must be documented.

Compulsory assignments

  • Design Project

Further on evaluation

The portfolio a self designed presentation portfolio and four exhibition posters.

The project is self organized and the student is in charge of the whole process from idea and concept to a bound portfolio is finished.

The student get three rounds of feedback from the course responsible and teachers.

The final presentation portfolio and print files for the exhibition posters are submitted through May.

The portfolio is assessed as a independant work by internal and external sensors (A - F). Four criteria are weighted: Usability, idea and concept, appearance and craftmanship.

If the course is failed, a new portfolio must be submitted through the next regular run-trough of the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Graphic Design (BMED)

Required previous knowledge

The course is limited to students in the program Bachelor in Graphic Design.

Course materials


For the super-structure project:

  • Lerdahl, Erik (2007). Slagkraft: håndbok i idéutvikling. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk.
  • Noble, Ian, og Russel Bestley (2007). Visual research: an introduction to methods in graphic design. 3rd ed. London: Bloomsbury.

For portfolio and exhibition:

  • Earnest, Allison (2012). Lighting for product photography. Buffalo, NY: Amherst Media.
  • Fjørtoft, Magnar (2012). Digital fotografi i praksis. 5. utg. Tingvold: Abrakadabra forlag.
  • Hughes, Philip (2010). Exhibition design. London: Laurence King.
  • Rowe, Robert, Gary Will, og Harold Linton (2010). Graphic design portfolio strategies: for print and digital media. Foreword by Ellen Lupton. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  • The best of business card design. Beverly, Mass.: Rockport (bokserie, klassenummer 741.67).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT3014 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
IMT3015 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
IDG3015 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IDG3016 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Design Methodology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100





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