Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Communication Design
傳意設計學(榮譽)文學士學位


Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: 73416-SYC

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

62

Programme Intake
16 senior year places
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
No
Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Leader

Francis Hung
BA

Programme Leader

Brian Kwok
MA, MPhil

Remarks
  • As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.
  • This programme considers first-choice applications only.
  • The normal credit requirement for graduation from this programme is 62. Students who do not meet the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance will be required to take an additional 3 to 9 credits of English and/or Chinese language subject(s) on top of the normal credit requirements.
  • Preference will be given to students with good language skills.
  • Info Seminar

    • Date: 14 January 2019 (Monday)

    • Time: 5:30-6:30pm

    • Venue: V1201, 12/F, Block V, PolyU Campus

Please click here to register for a seat.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme invites students to investigate the critical role of design elements and language - i.e., typography, colour, imagery, interactivity, time and space - in clarifying and conveying information, evoking emotions, inducing actions and engendering change.

Students not only develop their aesthetic, craft and form-giving skills with a variety of media, they also integrate contextual research, theories, processes and methods in their studio practice.

Studio learning is centred on three major areas: designing for identities, designing for information and designing for experiences. Students are encouraged to think creatively, critically and practically when solving complex communication problems.

Graduates are equipped with the professional skills necessary to meet the expanding needs of the profession and a critical mind to question the social and cultural roles of communication design in local, regional and global contexts.

 

 

Characteristics

The programme offers students a design education that is attuned to social trends and is sensitive to change. The School encourages students to think critically, learn independently and in teams and experiment with dynamic, multilayered design processes that enable them to weave cultural and industrial strands into appropriate social narratives.

The School also encourages the development of creative thinking through independent learning, experimenting with creative and contextual research processes and questioning existing design paradigms. The programme provides students with the opportunity to participate in international collaborative projects and enrol in student exchange programmes. The School’s close relationship with the design industry allows students to engage in real-world design projects with input from the industry in addition to summer industrial internships.

Curriculum

The BA(Hons) Scheme in Design is normally undertaken over 4 years of full-time study. Students admitted to senior year places will enter Year 3 of the programme:

  • Year 3 allows the study path to be consolidated in Design Studios and enriched by Discipline Specific Subjects and co-operation with other students in multidisciplinary common Compulsory Subjects.
  • Year 4, the final year, develops students' critical ability in design appreciation, the different perspectives of design thinking, and their own execution processes. They are increasingly allowed to negotiate project outcomes while developing a personal portfolio of a professional standard. This year encourages personal development. Students are prepared for employment or postgraduate studies.
     

The total credit requirement for graduation is 62, including 9 credits of General University Requirement Subjects, 53 credits of Common Compulsory Subjects and Discipline-Specific Subjects and Electives, and additional 3 to 9 credits of English and/or Chinese language subject(s) for students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree LCR.

Recognition and Prospects

Career Prospects

Graduates of the BA(Hons) in Communication Design can pursue careers in corporate identity design, publication design, Web design, environmental graphic design, exhibition design and packaging design, as well as newly emerging areas such as information design, motion graphics for television and film, interaction and user experience design.

Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants with an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in Design/Design Studies from a recognised institutions.

  • Applicants will be invited to submit design portfolios. Those who satisfactorily perform in portfolio submission will be invited for interviews with portfolio presentation.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact: 
The General Office (tel: 2766 5436; email: sdconnie@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required


Portfolio Information Sheet

Portfolio guidelines

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Copies of public examination result slip(s) demonstrating applicants' English language proficiency, e.g. HKDSE, HKALE, HKCEE, IELTS, TOFEL, etc. (for reference only)


Interview Arrangement


Date: Between February and April
Mode:Portfolio submission (MUST), and interview with portfolio presentation, as requested by the School according to the previous background of the student.
Aims:

To understand the potential of applicants for the programme, and to ascertain whether their expectations match what the programme/career path can provide and to evaluate their language, communication and interpersonal skills.

Medium:English
Duration:

Portfolio submission (MUST); interview (about 15-20 minutes)

Remark:

Applicants are required to submit portfolios in February. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for individual interviews from late March to April.