“Visual Communication Design program focuses on generating innovation based problem solving and bring the future of new media creative content through reliable curriculum, dynamic academic activities, advance supporting facilities, and world wide academic networking.”

Mohammad Rizaldi, S.T, M.Ds.
Head of Visual Communication Design

ECTS Points 144 SKS
Education Type  Bachelor Program
Duration 4 Years
Language Bahasa Indonesia
Degree Bachelor of Arts (BAs)

What is Visual Communication Design?

Visual Communication Design is the study of the application of art and design in communicating a portrayed message. Through this study program students get acknowledge how the application of art and design conceives solutions to problems in society enabling students to design a communication phenomenon through a visual element in a variety of media to create a change for the world. The DKV study program becomes a place for students to develop their creativity and innovation as well as their skills in the arts and design department to suit global competencies and future industrial needs.

Why Choose Visual Communication Design UMN?

The Visual Communication Design study program at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara upholds the values ​​of archipelago and prioritizes leanings based on the development of information technology (ICT) that is suited to the needs of the industry in the future.

To support this, the UMN’s DKV study program applies an up-to-date curriculum facilitating students with complete facilities and infrastructure, as well as professional teaching staff. Furthermore, students will be equipped with the development of an entrepreneurial mindset that prepares them to be ready to face real industrial work later on. In addition to this, this study program has also been recognized by industry and design professional associations both nationally and internationally.

To pursue on becoming a leading Bachelor of Visual Communication Design Study Program that produces creative, innovative, competent, and international-oriented graduates with orientation to the development of new visual media based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), entrepreneurial spirit and virtuous character.

  1. Organizing a learning process that is supported by qualified teaching staff with an relevant curriculum that links and matches with the industrial world.
  2. Carry out research programs that contribute to the development of new visual media to advance the science of ICT and ICT-based Visual Communication Design.
  3. Utilizing the science of Art and Visual Communication Design in order to carry out community service.

UMN’s Visual Communication Design study program has two specializations that can be chosen by students known as Visual Brand Design and Interaction Design.

Through Visual Brand Design, students will review more deeply about the application of art and design in displaying a brand visually in various forms and media and therefore students are expected to be able to design a brand identity and understand how it can be visually communicated in public by continually looking at the development of industries

Whereas through Interaction Design, students will pick up more about interaction design which includes designing an interactivity through visual design such as designing games, websites, board games or even interactive books. Students are expected to be able to design interactivity through various 2D and 3D media both digitally and conventionally. That way they not only design the visuals but also think about the technical planning of interactivity that will be carried out.

UMN graduates of this study program can work in the creative field, ranging from designers, writers to consultants. Some job profiles that can be taken as follows.

Visual Brand Design career prospects

Career Opportunities

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Copywriter
  • Senior Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Junior Designer

Professional

  • Packaging Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Type Designer
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • Digital Photographer
  • Creative Brand Visual & Consultant
  • Media Designer
  • Environmental Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Comic Artist

Interaction Design career prospects

Career Opportunities

  • Creative Director
  • Game Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Cinematic Director
  • Game Art Director
  • Game Producer
  • Art Designer

Professional

  • User Interface (UI) Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Game Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Game Analyst
  • Texture Artist
  • Animator for Interactive Media
  • 3D Game Modeller
  • Concept Artist

Graduates of the UMN Visual Communication Design study program can take a Master’s Degree in art and design.

Prepare students to become designing graduates who are able to construct a work or product based on their deep understanding of designing in the form of visual communication with an entrepreneurial mindset and international vision. Students are expected to be able to provide solutions to solving visual communication problems by upholding their professional work ethics and other noble values.

UMN’s architecture students will learn about the theory, practices and methods of designing during the their learning process in DKV courses. In general, the UMN’s DKV’s curriculum can be explained as follows:

1st year

Students will learn about the basic understanding of Visual Communication Design related to theory, history, and basic principles of design, as well as an introduction to creativity. In addition, students will also be introduced to visual related literacy.

2nd year

Students will learn about design methods and techniques for media production as well as an introduction to creative business. Throughout this year students will also begin to determine what specialization will be taken to be studied in more depth between visual brand design or interactive design.

3rd year

This year, students will review project designs, research designs, and sound designs. Despite this, students will also be introduced to an understanding of Intellectual Property Rights.

4th year

Students will carry out apprenticeship work in service bureaus or architectural consultants and also a year of preparation to work on the final project.

  • High school graduate majoring in Natural Sciences / Social Sciences / Language
  • SMK graduates with drawing, multimedia, visual communication design, graphic, and animation competencies

UMN’s DKV has worked closely with the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) in making learning modules for childcare. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture, UMN’s DKV involved seventeen students in the process of designing and designing the educational module.

Once they have accomplished this, they collaborate with PT Samafitro through a consent visit to the company to provide direct experience to students about the development of the printing world in our postmodern society. In addition to this, UMN’s DKV has also been involved as a member of the Association of Visual Communication Design Study Programs (Asprodi DKV) to participate in advancing education in the field of visual communication design.

DKV graduates are expected to become designing graduates who have the ability to create a result in both traditional and digital ways based on a deep understanding of design in the form of visual communication that is entrepreneurial and has an international outlook that can contribute to solving visual communication problems in society.

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