What is CommDe?
CommDe is an international Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts (BFA) programme in communication design, established at Chulalongkorn University in central Bangkok since 2009.
The programme focuses on the myriad fields of communication, from design for publishing to new media communication, graphic design, illustration, moving images, time-based design, internet-based design, digital design, and emergent and future media.
What we teach?
Creative Processes
We teach communication design through both creative and systematic processes, focusing on two ways of thinking: Divergent and Convergent. The former generates creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions and the latter examines synthesis and singular answers to a problem.
Practical Skills
We hone the development of practical skills via lectures, workshops, demonstrations and one-on-one tutorials. Focusing on practicalities, students will learn to apply their experience to real-life situations. Classes also allow students to discover the importance of self-direction and personal responsibility for outcomes.
Research Experiments
An awareness of new conceptualizations and technology underlines all. We don't limit education to the campus environment as all students are required to do field research and experiment and test their design outcomes.
Expanded Vision
CommDe allows students to fully expand their personal vision and all-around knowledge through fieldtrips locally and overseas. We also operate exchange programmes with many international universities.
Life in CommDe
Critically and creatively explores design for communication.
Some may believe that art and design are easy subjects! On the contrary, these disciplines are very tough to master and therefore require hard effort because there is never only one answer to a design problem. But you will also have fun while you are brought beyond your expectations! CommDe is, in essence, a laboratory for creative thinking and exploring solutions for challening aspects of the professional world.
Our environment shares space and equipment with the Department of Industrial Design, including a woodshop and metal fabrication shop. We also share technicians who will expertly guide your safety in the use of all devices. Students are required to supply their own laptop and other art materials for studying and working.
After CommDe
In today's fast-paced and ever-changing world, the media increasingly plays an enormous role in everyday life and therein lies the reason that careers associated with creativity and problem-solving are good choices for your professional futures. What you learn here will guide you for important decisions and ways of expressing your passion and expertise for design after graduation.