A Visual Communication Design Curriculum for the Digital Age

E.D. Aydın and C. Budak (Turkey)


Higher Education, Curriculum, New Media, CAD Education.


: While the focus of discussions in communication studies was placed on the radio, TV, printed media and cinema until only a few decades ago, we are confronted today with the prevalence of the complicated, diversified and puzzling means of the “New Media”. The main goal of this paper is promoting consciousness regarding the rapid developments especially in the modern communications media and their cultural and economic effects as well as outlining a model that serves to make the necessary knowledge and skills possible in pursuit of success in the Information Age. The mission and curriculum of our Department of Visual Communication Design at the Yeditepe University in Turkey is designed considering the rapid change, which the modern communication tools, systems and institutions are put through in terms of dimensions and contents as well as the social ramifications that they cause.

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