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Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

You will gain broad-based knowledge on an array of design communications disciplines including advertising, branding, visual identity, as well as packaging and design management.

Overall, this programme aims to develop the conceptual and idea generation abilities required to produce innovative and effective communication solutions or products through print and / or online medium.

Course Details

Course Duration: 24 months
Intakes: January, April, July, October
Modes of Study: Full-time / Part-time

Course Outline

Module 1

Design Fundamentals (Foundation)

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

Module 2

Design Studies (Foundation)

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

Module 3

Principle of Design (Foundation)

  • Principle of Layout
  • Typography for Design
  • Web Design

Module 4

Design Specialisation

  • Publication Design and Production
  • Animation and Interface Design
  • Experimental Design

Module 5

Design Appreciation

  • Packaging Design
  • Design Techniques
  • Brand Design

Module 6

Design Management

  • Branding
  • Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC)
  • Business Proposal

Module 7

Design Major

Module 8

Professional Studio Practice

Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design) programme, 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

Success Stories

“I love drawing since young and learning graphic design at FMDS allowed me to explore beyond drawing in a friendly and cozy environment” – Keenan (Filipino), joined FMDS in 2015