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Students are provided with unique capabilities of information technology that can support the scientific development of Visual Communication Design into Print Media, Web Design and Interactive Media. Students can apply their knowledge on many case studies such as branding, information design, design for public, photography, illustration, typography and web design into print and dynamic interactive media.   Catalog 2013 (PDF), Catalog 2014 (PDF), Catalog 2015 (PDF), Catalog 2016 (PDF), Catalog 2017 (PDF)


A world-class Visual Communication Design Department, delivering world class designers with distinctive local values and information technology capabilities.


The  mission of Visual Communication Design Department is to contribute to the global community through the provision of world-class education by:
  1. Educating visual communicators who highly exemplify the creative spirit and a commitment to professional attitudes in the fields of new media, animation and creative advertising.
  2. Preparing students for strategic positions in service industries with a strong sense of ethics and entrepreneurship and who can make a contribution to society.
  3. Improving the quality of life of Indonesians and the international community through good design.
  4. Recognizing and rewarding the most creative and value-adding talents.
  5. Designing creative products and conducting professional services in visual communication design with an emphasis on application of knowledge to the society.

Program Objective

The objectives of the program are:
  1. To provide students with the principal know-how of creative visual communication, it's historical and cultural significance, and its core technology. Together these areas of study will establish in each student a solid ground for well-informed practice or further study.
  2. To educate graduates who are capable of producing new media portfolios that vividly demonstrates workmanship, creativity, conceptual insights, and attitudes of a professional design standard.

Student Outcomes

After completing the study, graduates are:
  1. Able to create visual and printed visual communication design work that has added value and aesthetics, to overcome identity problems, mass communication, and competition problems by stakeholders.
  2. Able to conduct research and idea exploration to set the objectives, communication target, and DKV prototype solutions that can overcome identity problems, mass communication, and considering the ethical, history, cultural, social consequence and regulatory aspects.
  3. Able to analyze level of material utilization efficiency and time in the production process of each selected alternative solution prototype of DKV, without changing the essence and aesthetic design.
  4. Able to communicate DKV prototype alternative solutions independently or groups in verbal form, graphical, written, and communicative models with analog or digital techniques by selected appropriate communication rules.
  5. Able to design DKV works by promoting cultural values and local indigenous as the children’s nation identity.
  6. Able to plan a business model by applying visual communication design expertise.
  7. Able to utilize Information and Communication Technology project's need so that can improve organizational performance.
  8. Able to analyze visual communication problems and producing new media design solutions.

Prospective Career of the Graduates

  1. Graphic Design Studio
  2. Publication Design
  3. Branding Consultant
  4. Illustrator
  5. Photographer
  6. Web Design and Development
  7. Television and Broadcast Studio
  8. Corporate & Retail Industry
  9. Government Institutions
  10. In-house Designer

Course Structure for Binusian 2021

Sem Code Course Name SCU Total
1 CHAR6013 Character Building: Pancasila 2 20
DSGN6165 Western Art Review* 2
DSGN6098 Color Theory 4
DSGN6101 Design and Materials 4
DSGN6166 Eastern Art Review* 3
DSGN6099 Drawing I 3
English University Courses I
ENGL6128 English in Focus 2
ENGL6130 English for Business Presentation 2
2 CHAR6014 Character Building: Kewarganegaraan 2 21
DSGN6104 Typography I 3
DSGN6100 Drawing II 3
DSGN7324 Computer Graphic I 3
DSGN7107 Visual Communication Design I 4
DSGN7132 Photography I 3
LANG6061 Indonesian 1
English University Courses II
ENGL6129 English Savvy 2
ENGL6131 English for Written Business Communication 2
3 CHAR6015 Character Building: Agama 2 21
DSGN6287 Visual Communication Design Reviews 2
DSGN7133 Photography II 3
DSGN7085 Typography II 3
ENTR6003 Entrepreneurship I 2
DSGN6265 Visual Communication Design II 6
DSGN7325 Computer Graphic II 3
4 ARTS6015 Aesthetics 2 24
MDIA7012 New Media I* 6
DSGN7326 Illustration Design 3
DSGN7267 Graphic Reproduction Methods I** 3
DSGN8106 Typography III 4
DSGN7288 Surface Packaging Design 6
5 DSGN6263 Design Methods 3 23
ENTR6004 Entrepreneurship II 2
DSGN7269 Graphic Reproduction Methods II** 3
MDIA7013 New Media II* 6
DSGN7126 Guest Lecturer 3
DSGN7289 Visual Communication Design III 6
6 Enrichment Program I 15 15
7 Enrichment Program II 16 16
8 DSGN6278 Final Project 6 6
Total Credits 146 SCU
*) This course is delivered in English **) Entrepreneurship Embedded English University Courses: -) For 1st Semester: English University Courses I, student with score Binus University English Proficiency Test less than 500 will take English in Focus, and student with score test greater than or equal to 500 will take English for Business Presentation -) For 2nd Semester: English University Courses II, student with score Binus University English Proficiency Test less than 500 will take English Savvy, and student with score test greater than or equal to 500 will take English for Written Business Communication -) Students must pass English Savvy with a minimum Grade of C. Enrichment Program I (6th Semester) & Enrichment Program II (7th Semester): -) Student will take one of enrichment program tracks (off campus). Enrichment Track Scheme
Track Semester 6 Semester 7
1 v v
2 v v
3 v v
4 v v
5 v v
Notes: I               : Internship RS           : Research ENTR     : Entrepreneurship CD          : Community Development SA           : Study Abroad *etc         : Department specific needs   Notes: Student can choose one of the available tracks

Prerequisite for Binusian 2021

Subject Credits Sem Subject Credits Sem
DSGN6278 Final Project 6 8 DSGN7107 Visual Communication Design I 4 2
DSGN6265 Visual Communication Design II 6 3
DSGN7289 Visual Communication Design III 6 5
DSGN7288 Surface Packaging Design 6 4
Students should pass Visual Communication Design I, II, III, and Surface Packaging Design with minimum grade C

Quality Controlled Courses for Binusian 2021

Student should pass all of these quality controlled courses as listed below:
No Code Course Code Minimum Grade
1 CHAR6013 Character Building: Pancasila B
2 ENTR6004 Entrepreneurship II C
3 DSGN6101 Design and Materials* C
4 DSGN6099 Drawing I C
5 DSGN7107 Visual Communication Design I* C
6 DSGN6263 Design Methods C
7 MDIA7013 New Media II* C
8 DSGN7289 Visual Communication Design III C
*) Tutorial & Multipaper                


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