COMMUNICATION DESIGN

Study of visual communication using a variety of media to develop and enable effective design skills and art direction

Students master a broad range of graphic design forms and media, and develop comprehensive art direction skills that enable them to produce effective expressions of visual communication.

Overview

The Communication Design major addresses contemporary issues inherent in communication. Students conduct research and study relevant theories and forms of expression from the viewpoint of graphic design.

Students explore an idealized picture of modern society from a broad range of perspectives, while taking into account the creative process from the initial conception stage through the stages of planning, research, design, proposal, production, and feedback. Moreover, by rearranging various informational paradigms, they contribute to the formation of a new image of the “individual” in modern society.

Through specific assignments suitable for selected expressive mediums such as typography, packaging, posters, editorials, the Web, illustration and 3DCG, students master the skills and thought processes necessary for taking on advanced projects in public relations and planning, which require the ability to shape and manage the flow of information. These skills prepare students for future careers in such fields as design, art direction and creative direction.

List of Subjects (Japanese)

 

Teaching Staff

Professor   |   Graphic Design / Community Design

Classes taught:
Community Design
Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Basic Graphic Design
Communication Design Theory
Communication Design Seminar
Graduation Project

Professor   |   Art Direction / Advertising / Photography

Classes taught:
Extramural Practice (Internship)
Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Basic Photography
Communication Design & Direction
Communication Design Theory
Communication Design Seminar
Graduation Project

Professor   |   Information Frontiers / Computational Platforms / Geography

Classes taught:
Communication Design Theory
Communication Design Seminar

[Graduate School]

Associate Prof.   |    Visual Communication Design / Poster Graphics

Classes taught:
Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Computer Design Seminar
Basic Graphic Design
Communication Design Theory
Communication Design Seminar
Graduation Project

Associate Prof.   |   Package Design / Product Branding / 3D Composition

Classes taught:
Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Basic Computer Design
Basic Composition
Branding Design
Communication Design Theory
Communication Design Seminar
Graduation Project

Associate Prof.   |   Communication Design / Information Design / Web Design

Classes taught:
Basic Web Design
Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Web Design Theory
Communication Design Seminar (Web Design)
Graduation Project

Associate Prof.   |   Art Direction / Communication Design / Editorial Design

Classes taught:
Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Introduction to Design
Communication Design & Direction
Introduction to 3D Modeling
Bookbinding & Book Design
Communication Design Theory
Communication Design Seminar
Graduation Project