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.
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.