Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Communication Design)
REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN COMMUNICATION DESIGN (PhD. VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN) FULL TIME ONLY
Prospective students should have completed a master’s degree in one of the pathway areas in Communication Design or Design-related Programme. PhD. Visual Comm. Design applicants must have a minimum of two years professional working experience, and further demonstrate the appropriate research, intellectual, creative and personal qualities to pursue the programme. Candidates must be able to demonstrate, through the submission and review of a professional portfolio, research works and through an interview, a level of knowledge and competence appropriate to the demands of the programme, and to demonstrate the potential to benefit form that study.
Applicants would be required to submit a 5-page summary of proposal that he/she intends to work on and for which a competent supervisor is readily available.
Applicants would be selected on the basis of a body of work/proposal that will demonstrate an advanced understanding of subject/area, sufficient knowledge and technical skill to realize intentions; evidence of commitment to the subject; research and intellectual curiosity, critical design-thinking; open mindedness; the ability to collaborate, to engage in research and debate, and respond communicatively to criticism.
For PhD Candidates, the candidates should have;
- A master’s degree in a relevant field, such as Communication Design, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, or a related area.
- Evidence of research ability, such as previous research experience or a strong research proposal.
- Letters of recommendation from academic or professional reference who can attest to the candidate’s abilities and potential as a researcher.
- A statement of purpose outlining the candidate’s research interests, goals, and objectivies.