Communication Design

For students who have a talent for the visual arts, MUIC offers the Communication Design major where creative practice are combined with a strong theoretical knowledge. We emphasize hands-on experience, critical thinking skills, and effective communication of innovative ideas. Class sizes are small and dedicated instructors work closely with students to ensure favorable outcomes. With an international mindset, students engage in projects that focus on current issues, employing design solutions that factor in sustainability and also have the potential to benefit society. Many of our students have received international and national awards for their design work. Alumni of the program utilize their skills in a variety of areas of design and advertising in Thailand and abroad, and many have continued their studies at the master’s level in top university programs worldwide.

Career opportunities include being a creative or art director, web designer, brand identity designer, exhibition and event designer, multimedia designer and many more.

Frequently asked questions

Communication Design is a field related to the areas of graphic design and advertising. You will learn to develop your creative abilities and critical thinking skills as you communicate concepts and messages to specific audiences through various forms of printed and digital mediums.
The communication design field continues to expand and provides many professional opportunities. Graduates work as Art Directors, Graphic Designers, Creative Designers, Web Designers, Brand Managers, Illustrators, Package Designers, and Exhibition Designers.
CDP has been successfully operating for ten years and was developed by a team of professional designers and educators. The faculty and staff of CDP, as well as Mahidol University International College, are further committed to offering a program of the highest academic standard.
The CDP curriculum is unique to Thailand as it offers a strong foundation in the basics of design skills necessary in the development as a designer. CDP embraces innovative thinking and effective communication for design with a global perspective.
CDP prepares you to work in the international design field, or to further your studies in a master’s degree program abroad. This is accomplished by helping you to develop your creative and critical thinking skills in an intense study environment with diverse faculty and classmates.
Yes. MUIC and CDP have agreements with select universities and programs abroad to provide students with the opportunity to spend one term abroad. We recommend that students who go abroad to study do so in the first term of their third year.
CDP faculty members are experienced professional foreign and Thai faculty dedicated to help you succeed in your studies. Your instructors will work closely with you, assisting you in developing to your fullest potential and encouraging you to grow individually. For more specific information about faculty, please see the faculty profiles.
CDP classes are taught in dedicated design studios and classrooms in the new Aditayathorn Building. Students have access to high-quality printers, as well as special tools, equipment, and resources to facilitate the creative process.
Studio class sizes are relatively small with a maximum of 25 per class, although most classes are typically smaller than that. We prefer to keep the class sizes small to allow students and instructors to interact in a personalized and rigorous environment.
If you are you a creative thinker, enjoy making or looking at art and / or design, like using computers, and are highly motivated, you may have what it takes to be successful in communication design.
Yes. CDP is designed to give you the option to study further in a master’s degree program. A master’s degree is necessary if you choose to teach at the university level, and is useful in preparing you to work in the design field. Many CDP alumni have furthered their studies at top universities in the US, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Thailand.
It is a good idea to be familiar with areas of Communication Design, so we recommend that you do additional research by looking at graphic design books and magazines online and/or offline. You can also prepare your portfolio by practicing observational drawing and by creating other art and design projects, including photography, painting, 3-D models, posters, t-shirts, logos, etc.
Your portfolio for application should contain a total of 12 – 15 examples of your best and most recent original work. You should select works which display the range of your art and design experiences, and which highlight your creativity as well as your technical skills. Approximately half the work should be observational drawings and the other work can be paintings, illustrations, photographs, 3-D models, logo designs, poster designs, etc. For more specific information about what to include in your portfolio, please see portfolio requirements.