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BFA students should decide to major in Commercial Design or Animation Design before admission.
All first-year Design undergraduates participate in the same program,
developing fundamental skills
and sensitivities
as well as personal interests and strengths.

Throughout the next two years, students focus on their chosen area, building more specialized skills through a combination of required and elective coursework. In their fourth year, students integrate their acquired skills by completing two semester-long, team-based Senior Projects with institutional and/or industrial clients.


Year One: Foundation Rooted

In the first-year, compulsory foundation courses in design are followed, as are elective courses in different areas of design, in order to strengthen artistic ability and understanding of the various areas of design. Interdisciplinary learning helps develop an integrated design + marketing design talent.

Foundation courses include: Introduction to basic drawing, design sketches, visual communication design, text styling, constitute a plane, three-dimensional structure, design aesthetics, color experiments and applications.

In their sophomore to junior years, students are placed into one of two tracks. Students must take core courses and specialist courses according to which track they have taken.

Years Two and Three: Specialization and Concentration

This stage from sophomore to junior year, 4 semesters. The Department to recruit students into two
groups, students must attend core courses, specialization courses corresponding entry groups must also attend.

4 Specialization Programs:

  • Animation Program,
  • Audiovisual Creation Process,
  • Graphic Design Program,
  • Web Multimedia Design Program.

Years Three and Four: Integration of diverse professional

This stage from the junior to senior year, four semesters. The main specialization skills is to cultivate the design expertise and to work together. The most notable features of the department  is: integrated design + marketing design talent.

The courses consist of the integration of diverse professional training: practical project, internship, graduation production, and so on. 

Commercial Design Program

Animation Design Program



The Department of Visual Communication Design welcomes your interest in our graduate programs. We offer three distinct programs leading to a Master’s degree.


Master’s Programs

The Master of Design (MDes) degree may be earned in Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design, Package Design, Information Design, Interaction Design),  Animation Design (2D, 3D animation, Stop Motion, Motion Graphics) and we also jointly offer a program with the Department of Creative Product Design (Industrial Design).


Application Process

If you are interested in applying to one of our graduate programs, visit our “Apply to STUST page and admission instructions