Diploma in Graphic Design is a practice-based course that develops creative mind, critical thinking, reflective, and technical skills enhanced by pertinent academic staff. The programme is distinguished by an emphasis on design processes that deal with visual communication while providing the technical expertise, experimentation and versatility. Students learn a wide range of skills that are supported by industry-standard software, tutorial, workshops, and studio environments. The programme develops student abilities in problem solving and encourages students to investigate, question and challenge the contemporary role of graphic design and understand the process, technique and management, to produce innovative, emotive, enduring and aesthetic designs through intense involvement in the design process. Students will gain the ability to translate an idea into a viable economic proposition. In addition, students are exposed to real-life projects, industry competitions, enriching field trips and visits to professional design studios as well as rigorous internships to ensure industry-readiness.
Programme Modules *
Students will be introduced to the key aspects of the histories and theories of design, technical skills, design thinking and practice in graphic design. Students’ work will be supported by weekly technical demonstration sessions to enhance their digital skills. They will also be engaged in other practical workshops.
Students will begin to think more professionally about graphic design. They will have opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge gained in the first year to explore and do research on design principles and theories. They will be required to get involved in working practices in graphic design.
Students will sharpen their creativity by focusing on their professional interests to identify dynamic design solutions to create a distinctive and industry-ready portfolio.
* Selected programme modules
Minimum Entry Requirement
*For detailed information on entry requirements, please contact Marketing & Sales Department.
The course structure, knowledge and experiences are all designed with a view to develop their skills, stimulate competencies and imaginative thinking necessary for their creative career in a demanding and competitive work environment.
The course produces graduates who are flexible and responsive. More importantly, they are industry – ready to work as:
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
(Off on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)