Diploma in Visual Communication

General

Program Description

The new Diploma in Visual Communication gives students the theoretical and practical design knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the graphic design industry.

Through studio-based learning projects combined with critical thinking, conceptualization and computer software skills, students hone their capabilities in devising creative yet practical solutions for various problems in the process of visual communication with a high level of intellectual engagement.

After completing the programme, students will be able to develop skills in the areas of typography, packaging, publication and corporate identity; design a wide variety of print media by using appropriate visualization process and techniques; prepare project plans in implementing design projects and controlling execution against those plans; communicate effectively with clients and other stakeholders; and act ethically and professionally as designers in the industry.

Programme Modules

Core Modules

Year 1

  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Reading
  • Colour for Designers
  • Design Principles
  • English for Communication
  • Foundation Sketching and Drawing for Designers
  • Fundamentals of Typography
  • History of 20th Century Design and Culture
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Observational and Conceptual Drawing for Graphic Designers
  • U1: Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • U2: Teamwork and Leadership

Year 2

  • Creative Techniques
  • Digital and Applied Illustration
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Photography
  • Fundamentals of Page Layout
  • Graphic Print Production
  • Identity System Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Portfolio
  • Publication Design
  • U3: Malaysian Economy
  • U4: Co-Curricular

Compulsory Modules (MPU)

International students only

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (Malay Language Communication 1)
  • Kerja Berpasukan dan Kepimpinan (Teamwork and Leadership)
  • Ekonomi Malaysia (Malaysian Economy)
  • Ko-Kurikulum (Co-Curricular)

Malaysian students only

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Studies 2)
  • Kerja Berpasukan dan Kepimpinan
  • Ekonomi Malaysia
  • Ko-Kurikulum

Career Opportunities

Graphic Designer, Packaging Designer, Corporate Identity Designer, Illustrator, Editorial Designer.

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Raffles University Iskandar is an Asian-based Malaysian university that prides itself as a practice-oriented university with intensive curricula and practical hands-on experiences that prepares studen ... Read More

Raffles University Iskandar is an Asian-based Malaysian university that prides itself as a practice-oriented university with intensive curricula and practical hands-on experiences that prepares students for their future careers. The University was formally approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) on 31st October 2011. Read less