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Advanced Diploma Program

Advanced Diploma in Visual Communications (Graphic Design)

Visual Communication (VC) is a language where ideas and information are delivered to the audience using signs, typography, images, illustration, animation and electronic resources. It’s a highly sought after field of study since the advancement of technology and printing allowing creative ideas to be implemented in so many ways and the demand for its application in businesses are high.

Graphic Design, Advertising and Illustration are some examples of most common applications of Visual Communication in the real world. For example, in Graphic Design; it is a specialized field focusing more in Brand Design, Publication, Packaging, User Interface and most of the time deals a lot with print medias.

In Raffles College, we provide students the chance to learn all the essential aspect from Visual Communication and Graphic Design. It’s an industry oriented programme that implementing what is the current practice and relevant with the working world, meaning projects that they learn to do here with us are constantly updated to suit what is in demand. Our programme was design so that students will finish their Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication in two years and entitle them to complete their Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Graphic Design in the third final year. All this can be achieve within three years here in Jakarta.

Course Details
  • Course Duration: 24 months (full-time)
  • Intakes: January, July, October
  • Qualification:

    Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design) (*Awarded by FMDS Singapore)

Course Outline
Module 1

Design Fundamentals (Foundation)

  • Art Direction
  • Mixed Media Drawing & Rendering
  • Design Theory
Module 2

Design Studies (Foundation)

  • Principle of Design & Idea Generation
  • Creative Communication
  • Digital Graphic Design
Module 3

Principle of Design (Foundation)

  • Typography for Design
  • Web Design
  • Principle of Layout
Module 4

Design Specialisation

  • Experimental Design
  • Digital Story Telling
  • Publication Design & Production
Module 5

Design Appreciation

  • Packaging Design
  • Brand Design
  • Design Techniques
Module 6

Design Management

  • Business Plan and Proposal
  • Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC)
  • Branding
Module 7

Final Major Project

Module 8

Internship


Admission Criteria

Academic Requirements:

  • SMA 2 & SMA 3 / Year 11 & Year 12 with average of 7 for 5 academic subjects and 5 passes with average of 55, no marks below 50 (including English and Math), OR
  • O Level/ STPM with completion of 5 subjects with a minimum of 5 C’s (including English and Math), OR
  • A Level/ STPM with completion of 5 subjects with a minimum of 3 C’s (including English and Math)


English Requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0, OR
  • A pass in RC English Placement Test (min. 80).


Entry Test Requirments:

  • English Test
  • Design Aptitude Test 
  • Drawing
  • Portfolio (especially for Design Program; if any)



Further Studies

Upon completing Raffles College Designpreneur Program, students will be awarded an Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication. Students who wish to continue their studies will be able to do a 1 year “top up” Bachelor of Arts programs conferred by University of the West of England in First Media Design School Singapore, or 1.5 year “top up” to University of the West of England, UK.

Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design) program, you can aspire to have an exciting career as a:


  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Advertising Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Web Designer
  • Computer Animator
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