Indonesia’s graphic design industry is valued at around USD12 billion. As the Indonesian economy grows, even more career opportunities will exist for UIC graduates. Already, the design industry offers a range of exciting, modern careers for today’s students that did not exist in previous generations.
Graphic design plays an important part in our society and many aspects of our lives. It persuades, informs, educates, influences and provides a visual experience. Examples of graphic design are everywhere – in the layout of your favorite website, magazine, the recognizable mark that identifies brands and companies, the look of your favourite posters, tv commercials, the annual reports and websites of companies and governments, the labels on your choice of everything from mineral water to the CD cover of your favourite band or singer – in fact, all the products you buy in the supermarket.
Graphic design also includes Multimedia such as motion graphics and animation for interactive and web design.
The UIC Design program offers internationally – recognised qualifications in Graphic Design so as to prepare students to become practical and capable design professionals with necessary skills to succeed in the real working world.
Pathway1 & 2 Programs (BTEC HND in Graphic Design)
The two-year BTEC HNDs Graphic Design with electives in Advertising, Multimedia and Typography provide education and training for provide education and training for a variety of design careers. Students will have opportunities to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes to help them achieve success.
These include to:
Understanding design theory and historical and contextual backgrounds for design and their relationship to the real world of work.
The right attitude and ability to understand and meet clients’ needs with high quality work.
The flexibility to tackle a range of design, research and management challenges in pursuit of careers, whether in higher education or in the workplace.
The opportunity to transfer to an undergraduate degree program and further professional qualifications in design and management to advance students’ career prospects, beginning with a professional level portfolio.
Here’s a list of selected universities that recognise the BTEC HND and allow certain credits to be transferred, and/or regard the BTEC HND as equivalent to the second (or final) year of a Bachelor degree.
Through a variety of lectures, workshops, studio work, seminars and visits, students gain real-world learning. The program prepares students for the world of employment and/or ongoing studies in their chosen areas of work. (Mature students too can gain specialist knowledge and understanding that will help them to develop themselves professionally and further their career advancement.)
Through numerous and on-going projects, guest lectures and visits to companies and professionals in the industry, students understand the business of modern design and begin to realize their role in it.
UIC students learn the essentials of Graphic Design through exploring central subjects in the ‘Core’ units of study. With these essentials in place, students progress to the specialized units that allow them to achieve their majors – whether in Advertising, Multimedia or Typography.
The course is ideally suited to students that enjoy a challenge and want to be original and creative in their studies and their future careers. Students need to be highly motivated to learn and think differently – exploring their creative potential but importantly placing this in the real-world of commercial creativity.