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A Comparative Study on the Practical Applicability of Curriculum of Visual Design-related Departments at Cyber Universities

  • Journal of Communication Design
  • Abbr : JCD
  • 2018, 63(), pp.273-282
  • DOI : 10.25111/jcd.2018.63.21
  • Publisher : CDAK Society of Communication Design
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Design > Visual Information Design > Information Design
  • Received : March 10, 2018
  • Accepted : April 23, 2018

Cha, Jeong-un 1

1성균관대학교 일반대학원 디자인학과

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ABSTRACT

The education of cyber universities in Korea is in line with the circumstance of the time as the growth of Internet industry and the rapid development of information and communication technology in the mid 1990's. The Ministry of Education recognizes the interest of cyber education and its importance, so 21 cyber universities are currently in operation in 2017, starting with 9 cyber universities in 2000 to plan the Ministry of Education supported lifelong vocational skills development. Despite such growth and development potential, currently, the design classes in the cyber university operate only the subjects that are not significantly different from the design departments of existing general university on online or it runs classes adding some subjects which reflect the trends of the times. Therefore, this study selected top universities with a relatively large number of students majoring the visual design departments (majors) among cyber universities in Korea, and conducted the focus group interview(FGI) based on 10 design experts in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. In the result, first, it presents a curriculum for the students to choose various new technologies rather than traditional visual design related classes that are not different from general universities. Second, it educates the ability to use computer graphics(2D/3D) software, and theories required for content planning. Third, it manages advertising and marketing courses considering new media environment and change of the development of IT technology, lifestyle etc. Fourth, it operates convergence and collaboration courses that take full advantage of the advantages of online. Fifth, it newly organizes the employment related education on the premise that maintaining close relationships with companies and collaboration. This study aims to examine the present address of the curriculum of the visual design related department in the cyber university for the education environment without space-time limit and developing creative visual designers with design thinking skills, and to provide a platform for effective cyber education direction based on creative knowledge-based industry.

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