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A hybrid Postgraduate Certificate in Communication Design provides students with a broad overview of the impact that Advertising, Graphic Design and Illustration can have in the context of cultural and social issues. It also introduces them to the skills required to create intelligent and compelling communications. While developing an awareness of the current issues and trends that affect these practices, students will also engage in visual problem solving exercises and projects.

Note: All courses tagged with “*” are included in the laptop program and are subject to additional fees.

COURSE           COURSE NAME                                                        CREDIT

Choose two: 1.5
ADVR 2K01    Advertising Concept 1 *
GRPH 2K01    Graphic Design 1 *
ILLU 2K01      Illustration 1
Choose one: 0.75
ADVR 2K02    Advertising Concept 2 * (with prerequisite)
GRPH 2K02    Graphic Design 2 * (with prerequisite)
ILLU 2K02      Illustration 2 (with prerequisite)
Upon completion of the above, choose one from selection A
and one from selection B OR two from selection B:
1 or
ADVR 3K01    Advertising Concept 3 * (with prerequisite)
GRPH 3K01    Graphic Design 3 * (with prerequisite)
ILLU 3K01      Illustration 3 (with prerequisite)
GDES 4B03    Internship
GDES 3B10    Art of Presentation
GDES 3B02    Editorial & Publication Design 1
GDES 3B22    Editorial & Publication Design 2
GDES 4B02    Editorial & Publication Design 3
GDES 3B07    Interactive Communication: Smart Screens                     
GDES 3B27    Interactive Communication: Clever Devices                     
GDES 3B53    Interactive Communication: Beyond the Screen                     
GDES 3B11    Motion Graphics 1                     
GDES 3B32    Motion Graphics 2
GDES 3B04    Packaging Design 1
GDES 3B31    Packaging Design 2
GDES 3B09    Strategic Brand Development 1
GDES 3B42    Strategic Brand Development 2
GDES 3B54    Think Tank 2: Consideration (SEM)
GDES 3B03    Typeface Design 1 *
GDES 3B30    Typeface Design 2 *
GDES 3B08    Wayfinding/Information Systems 1
Choose one: 0.5
VISC 2B36    History and Evolution of Typography (LST)
VISC 3B38    Advertising and the Art of Persuasion (LST)
VISC 2B39    Graphic Design History in the 20th Century (LST)
VISC 3B21    Illustration and the Rise of Popular Culture (LST)
TOTAL                                                                                         3.75 or 4.0

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