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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Visual Communication

Programme code DE114106

Curriculum
Semester 1 (Common Modules) :
  • English and Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • Information Technology Essential - Smart Living
  • Creative and Design Thinking
  • Communication Design in Context
  • Communication Design Studio
  • Digital Design: Graphic Production
  • Drawing and Visual Imaging
  • Graphic Language Workshop
  • Typography: Expression and Information
Semester 2:
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication:
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 1)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Photography and Art Direction
  • Illustration and Motion Graphics
  • Studio: Design to Read
  • Typography: Editorial Design
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Brand Design):
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 1)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Photography and Art Direction
  • Brand Strategy
  • Digital Design: Media Production
  • Motion Graphics
  • Studio: Brand Identity Design
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Information Design):
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 1)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Instructional Illustration
  • Motion Graphics
  • Studio: Editorial Infographics
  • Typography: Information Structures
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Publishing Design and Print Media):
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 1)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Photography and Art Direction
  • Illustration
  • Print Media Production: Fundamentals
  • Printing Substrates and Materials
  • Studio: Design to Print
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (User Experience Design):
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 1)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Studio: Design for User Interfaces
  • Seminar: Usability
  • Concept Presentation Workshop
  • Graphical User Interface Design
Semester 3:
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication:
  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 2)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics 
  • Digital Design: Media Production
  • Packaging Design Workshop
  • Studio: Design to Persuade
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Brand Design):
  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 2)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics 
  • Concept Presentation Workshop
  • Packaging Design Workshop
  • Studio: Brand Promotion Design
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Information Design):
  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 2)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics 
  • Graphical User Interface Design
  • Data Visualization
  • Studio: Dynamic Information
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Publishing Design and Print Media):
  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 2)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics 
  • Colour Management in Print Media
  • Print Media Production: Technology
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (User Experience Design):
  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 2)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics 
  • Photography and Art Direction
  • Seminar: Design Gamification
  • Studio: Design for Immersive Experiences
Semester 4:
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication:
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • Communication Design Futures
  • Investigative Practices
  • Concept Presentation Workshop
  • Professional Practice
  • Research for Visual Communication
  • Studio: Design to Promote
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Brand Design):
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • Communication Design Futures
  • Graphical User Interface Design
  • Investigative Practices
  • Research for Brand Design
  • Professional Practice
  • Studio: Brand Experience Design
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Information Design):
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • Communication Design Futures
  • Brand Identity Design
  • Investigative Practices
  • Professional Practice
  • Research for Information Design
  • Studio: Experiential Graphic Design
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Publishing Design and Print Media):
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • Communication Design Futures
  • Investigative Practices
  • Studio: Design to Publish
  • Sales and Estimating in Print Media
  • Packaging Design Workshop
  • Graphical User Interface Design
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (User Experience Design):
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • Communication Design Futures
  • Investigative Practices
  • Professional Practice
  • Research for User Experience Design
  • Seminar: Social Innovation and Service Design
  • Studio: Design for Social Good
Semester 5:
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication:
  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Graphical User Interface Design
  • Career and Portfolio Development
  • Graduation Project
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Brand Design):
  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Career and Portfolio Development
  • Graduation Project
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Information Design):
  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Career and Portfolio Development
  • Concept Presentation Workshop
  • Graduation Project
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Publishing Design and Print Media):
  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • Graduation Project
Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (User Experience Design) :
  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Career and Portfolio Development
  • Interactive Programming
  • Graduation Project
Modules Across Semesters :
  • Industrial Attachment
Remark: Students have to complete the Enrichment Module in Semester 5.