(MA) in Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design

VACD Master Program's Curriculum

Faculty of Communication & Media Studies
Department of Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design
Program Name:
(MA) in Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design

Program Length & Degree requirements for this Master's without Thesis:
This graduate program is without thesis and consists of 10 credit-courses that totals to not less than 30 credits and a non-credit master project course. The normal duration of the program is 12 months.

Program Description:
The domain of Visual Communication encompasses graphic design, typography, advertising, packaging, illustration and design for analogue and digital media (Web Design, Motion Graphics etc.). Contemporary dialogues between traditional print-based practices and the new digital screen-based media, introduced in lectures and discussed in seminars, will allow the possibilities for visual communication to become more socially interactive and conceptually challenging. You will be encouraged to develop your potential based on your specific aims and interests. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the contemporary issues of visual semiotics.

Program Content and Structure:
The M.A.D. program in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design offers a rigorous study within a wide spectrum comprising visual arts, visual communication design, plastic arts, mass communication and related disciplines. Students can be admitted from diverse disciplines, backgrounds and formations, however, these students should take two deficiency courses (VACD101-Perception & Design concepts (6 Credit) & VACD102-Human Centered Design (6 Credit)) in order to be able to continue their program successfully.

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