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KNUST Department of communication Design

The department of Communication Design aims to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, and research in the area of graphic arts and multimedia application.

The department offers programs that are interdisciplinary and flexible. Tremendous forces of change are creating a growing need for professionals who can function effectively. We invite you to prepare yourself for a place in our increasingly creative society.

About the Department

The departmTHE ent offers programmes that are interdisciplinary and flexible.  Tremendous forces of change are creating a growing need for professionals who can function effectively. We invite you to prepare yourself for a place in our increasingly creative society.

Aim & Objectives

  • To provide academic and professional training in graphic design and its related study area.
  • To equip students with problem-solving methodologies integral to socio-economic development of Ghana.
  • To develop professional attitudes and a commitment to excellence.

The department continues to be actively involved in the training of high-calibre manpower for the Advertising/Packing, Graphic Design and Printing Industry as well as the educational sector in Ghana and abroad. It has also maintained high standards over the years in equipping students with problem-solving methodologies integrated in the socio-economic development of Ghana. Thanks to the very committed academic staff who have upheld the standards despite the challenges they face and the trying conditions under which they work.

List of Courses

COURSE LIST FOR 2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

YEAR ONE

   SEMESTER ONE  SEMESTER TWO
 SN.  COURSE CODE: COURSE TITLE  COURSE CODE: COURSE TITLE
 1  DAD 151 Basic Design I  DAD 152 Basic Design II
 2  DAD 153 General Drawing I  DAD 154 General Drawing II
 3  DAD 155 Visual Communication I  DAD 156 Visual Communication II
 4  DAD 157 Computer Graphics I  DAD 158 Computer Graphics II
 5  DAD 159 Basic Photography I  DAD 160 Basic Photography II
 6  ATH 151 Intro. to African Art & Culture  ATH 152 History of Global Art
 7  ENGL 157 Communication Skills I  ENGL 158 Communication Skills II

YEAR TWO: SEMESTER ONE

CORE COURSES
DAD 253 Analytical Figure Drawing I
DAD 257 Computer Graphics III
DAD 259 Photo Concept & Design I
ENGL 263 Literature in English I
OPTIONS
  VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN ELECTIVES CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA ELECTIVES
 SN.  COURSE  CODE: COURSE TITLE  COURSE  CODE: COURSE TITLE
 1  DAD 251 Graphic Design I  DAD 275 Introduction to 2D Animation I
 2  DAD 255 Graphic Design Production I  DAD 271 Introduction to Pre-Production I
 3  DAD 261 Typography I  DAD 273 Introduction to Digital Video Prod. I
 4  DAD 265 Introduction to Marketing I
 5  DAD 245 Visual Communication III

 

YEAR TWO: SEMESTER TWO

CORE COURSES
DAD 254 Analytical Figure Drawing II
DAD 258 Computer Graphics IV
DAD 260 Photo Concept & Design II
ENGL 264 Literature in English OPTIONS
OPTIONS
  VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN ELECTIVES CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA ELECTIVES
 SN.  COURSE  CODE: COURSE TITLE  COURSE  CODE: COURSE TITLE
 1  DAD 252 Graphic Design II  DAD 276 Introduction to 2D Animation II
 2  DAD 256 Graphic Design Production II  DAD 272 Introduction to Pre-Production II
 3  DAD 262 Typography II  DAD 274 Introduction to Digital Video Prod. II
 4  DAD 266 Introduction to Marketing II
 5  DAD 246 Visual Communication III

 

 

YEAR THREE – SEMESTER ONE

CORE COURSES
DAD 353 Research Methods
DAD 357 Issues in Visual Communication
DAD 373 Advanced Photography
DAD 355 Advanced Graphic Design Production
DAD 359 Creative Strategy and Copywriting
OPTIONS
VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA ADVERTISING DESIGN & MEDIA MANAGEMENT
 DAD 361 Publication Design I  DAD 365 Animation I  DAD 367 Advertising Production I
 DAD 369 Advertising Design III  DAD 377 Multimedia Management I  DAD 363 Advertising and Promotion
 DAD 371 Package Design I  DAD 379 Digital Video Production I  DAD 375 Principles & Practice of Public Relation I

 

YEAR THREE – SEMESTER TWO

CORE COURSES
DAD 354 Research Methods II
DAD 358 Issues in Professional Practice
DAD 374 Advanced Photography II
DAD 356 Advanced Graphic Design Production (Rendering Techniques and Scriptwriting)
DAD 360 Creative Strategy and Copywriting
OPTIONS
VISUAL COMMUNICADESIGN CREATIVE CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA ADVERTISING DESIGN & MEDIA MANAGEMENT
 DAD 362 Publication Design II  DAD 366 Animation II  DAD 368 Advertising Production II
 DAD 370 Advertising Design IV  DAD 378 Multimedia Management II  DAD 364 Brands Management
 DAD 372 Package Design II  DAD 380 Digital Video Production II  DAD 376 Principles & Practice of Public Relation II

 

YEAR THREE: INTERNSHIP – END OF SEMESTER TWO

REPORT TITLE COURSE OPTIONS
  1. Field Report

 

  1. Mini Project

 

  1. Portfolio
Visual Communication Design
Creative Multimedia
Advertising Design & Media Management

 

YEAR FOUR – SEMESTER ONE

SN. CORE COURSES
1 DAD 453 Project/Thesis I
2 DAD 455 Intro. To Management (Contract Law) I
3 DAD 475 Intro. To Web and App. Design I
4 DAD 489 Multimedia Production Management
  VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA ADVERTISING DESIGN & MEDIA MANAGEMENT
5 DAD 457 Advanced Graphics Applications I DAD 491 Interaction Design I DAD 467 Online & Social Media Marketing
6 DAD 473 Advertising Design III DAD 493 Digital Video Production III DAD 463 Marketing Research
7 DAD 477 Advanced Package Applications I DAD 495 Animation III DAD 473 Advertising Design

 

 

YEAR FOUR  – SEMESTER TWO

SN. CORE COURSES
1 DAD 454 Project/Thesis II
2 DAD 456 Intro. To Management (Contract Law) II
3 DAD 460 Intro. To Web and App. Design II
4 DAD 490 Online Media Technology
  VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA ADVERTISING DESIGN & MEDIA MANAGEMENT
5 DAD 458 Advanced Graphics Applications II DAD 491 Interaction Design II DAD 468 Event Management
6 DAD 474 Advertising Design IV DAD 493 Digital Video Production IV DAD 464 Basic Accounting
7 DAD 478 Advanced Package Applications II DAD 495 Animation IV DAD 474 Project Management

 

 

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