Master Programs

Advanced Media and Communication Design

1. Introduction

Against the backdrop of an increasingly sophisticated networked world and the transformation of the global economy to digitization and low carbonization, the Advanced Media and Communication Design program stands as the combined subject of tradition and modernity, art and technology, economy and culture. Much of our field has great undiscovered potential.

The program integrated teaching, research and practice into one, cultivating designers and researchers who will be able to address humanity subjects, culture, art in the digital age with a variety of means across media and the courage to explore new modes and methodologies of communication design.

2. Program Duration

1) A regular Master's program takes 2.5 years, in which 1-1.5 years are for course learning, and graduation project or thesis work should be no less than 1 year. Length of schooling extends to 3 years if the student participates in a one-year exchange program. The duration of a Master's study should be no more than 4 years.

2) Through three phases, i.e. course study, professional design practice, and thesis writing (design projects), the master program aims at cultivating full-time graduates who are capable of innovation, as well as problem analysis and solving in ways of case study and heuristic teaching methodologies, combining theory and practice.

3. Credit

Students should complete at least 44 credits, including 7 credits for common degree courses (including Engineering Ethics 2020578), 19 for professional degree courses, 8 for non-degree (i.e. specialized elective) courses and 10 for compulsory courses.

In non-degree courses, 2 credits must be completed for one cross-disciplinary or cross-faculty course.

Mutual credits recognition rules that apply to students participating in exchange master programs shall be determined specifically according to specific agreements.

4. Curriculum (2019)



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