CURRICULUM > BA in Communication

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Design I
Design I Design principles elements and vocabularies; meaning and senses of human physicality and abstract perception in creating environments, mood and ambience; The use of art and visual language in interpretation and rapresentation of design ideas, introducing critical questions of context and design objectives.
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Design II
Design II Critical view on design practices through the analysis of design in terms of the experience of everyday life; examination of popular and classic notions in terms of history, culture, politics, technology, taste, style, marketing, and economy; design and research methodologies to develop the students ability in solving design problems by using various approaches.
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Studio in Design and Communication
Studio in Design and Communication I Creative studio practice to understand relationships and importance of design in communication; development of communication and role of design; experiment in creating works to convey meanings within different communication theories and framework; technical and production factors affecting communication works printing, photography, photomontage; relationship between text and image in conveying meanings.
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Materials and Processes in Drawing and Making
Materials and Processes in Drawing and Making Practical and thinking skills in communicating ideas, perceptions and design through processes in drawing and making; development of hands-eyes and brain coordination skills, understanding and appreciation of visual aesthetics through use of materials and processes in drawing and making.
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Open studio I
Open studio I Workshop in design for communication at a basic level.
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Global History of Art and design
Global History of Art and design The shifting circumstances and variable functions of visual art and design within a global context with emphasis on a critical understanding of cultural and geographical boundaries and a reflexivity on key concepts used in the disciplinary study of art history; distinction of art and design, and east and west; the emergence of visual art from particular contexts; the significance of cross cultural approaches to tradition and practice.
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Design in Thai Arts
Design in Thai Arts Design in the context of Thai arts and culture from the past to present, from culture at high and local levels to culture in daily life; differences and similarities of designs in Thai cultural context in different eras, identity of designs resulting from factors diversity of traditions, geographical and climatic conditions.
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Intro to Design and Communication
Studio in Design and Communication The importance of communication, its objectives and meanings, and types, models, process and components of communication; systems of mass communication and its impact on today s world.
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Studio in Design and Communication II
Studio in Design and Communication II Integration, application and extension of skills and knowledge and understanding in principles of graphic design communication, language and graphic communication design elements: types, images, materials and process in creating communication experience which are meaningful to the audience.
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Typographic Communication
Typographic Communication History and development of types and letterforms; the design of typefaces; relationship between types and society; meaning and application of types in graphic communication design; studio in graphic communication with emphasis on selection of typefaces, forms and other properties, layout and composition of types in communicating effectively and aesthetically.
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Displaying Design
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Graphic Design Material and Processes
Graphic Design Material and Processes Investigation of materials, format and process of graphic communication design in media from past to present; impact of technology on materials, format and production process; selecting appropriate materials, format and process to produce graphic communication works.
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Open Studio II
Open Studio II Workshop in design for communication at an intermediate level.
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Visual Culture
Visual Culture Introduction to theoretical and critical understanding of various strands of visual culture, traditional and contemporary visual art forms, public media, cinema, the internet, other types of popular mass media; global and local influences of visual culture on contemporary life and on design for communication.
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Studio in Design and Communication
Studio in Design and Communication Creative studio practice to understand relationships and importance of design in communication; development of communication and role of design; experiment in creating works to convey meanings within different communication theories and framework; technical and production factors affecting communication works printing, photography, photomontage; relationship between text and image in conveying meanings.
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Studio in Time-based Graphic Communication and Sound Design
Studio in Time-based Graphic Communication and Sound Design Integration, application and extension of skills and knowledge and understanding in principles of time-based media design communication; design elements and language; materials, format and process in creating communication experience which are meaningful to the audience.
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Time-based Design Materials and Processes
Time-based Design Materials and Processes Materials, format and process of producing graphic design works in time-based media from the past to present; impacts of technology on design production form the past to the future; selecting appropriate materials, format and process to produce time-based graphic communication design works.
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Interaction Design
Interaction Design Concepts and examples of interaction design works in contemporary and emerging media; roles of the audience/technology users in producing interaction design works; collaboration with designers and experts from other related fields.
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Studio in Time-based Graphic Communication and Sound Design II
Studio in Time-based Graphic Communication and Sound Design II Integration, application and extension of skills and knowledge and understanding in principles of time-based media design communication; design elements and language; materials, format and process in creating communication experience which are meaningful to the audience.
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Open Studio III
Open Studio III Workshop in design for communication at an a advanced level.
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Creative Industries in South East Asia
Creative Industries in South East Asia Overview of creative industries in southeast Asia; network and connection of organizations / government and private sectors related to creation and design for communication; competition, regulations and markets; roles and job opportunities of communication designers in the creative industries.
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Media for Design
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Professional Practice
Professional Practice Preparation for work placement in the area of design for communication; collection up and presentation of design portfolio; resume writing; work placement in business, government or public organizations; report and evaluation of work placement experience.
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Self-Initiated Study
Self-Initiated Study Investigation and research on topics related to design for communication.
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Application of design for Communication
Application of design for Communication Application of process and principles of design for communication in projects having clients, artists and invited designers and competitions; sophisticated and complex projects in design for communication in terms of design dimensions and factors related to real-world situation, production, marketing, technology, environment, society and outline.
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Senior Project Preparation
Senior Project Preparation Investigation, research and experiment in theory and/or practice in specific contexts to develop a proposal for a senior project.
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Senior Project
Senior Project Collection of comprehensive knowledge to synthesize and develop wisdom and creative skills in communication and technical skills; development and demonstration of individual interest and expertise in design for communication; skills of synthesis and innovation in creating quality works of design for communication.
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Seminar in Design for Communication
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Design Discourse
Design Discourse Development of design as a subject of study; concepts, movement and contemporary and emerging debates from members of design community: professional designers, design theorists, and scholars in other related fields; review of value, designersí roles and social responsibilities.
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Graduate Preparation
Graduate Preparation Preparation for graduation; current job markets in design for communication; networking to strengthen career paths, searching and applying for jobs; personality development; preparation for job interviews; design entrepreneurship.