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Study of the Evaluation of the Curricula of the Dept. of Visual Design in Junior Colleges from the Perspective of Practical Experts

  • Journal of Communication Design
  • Abbr : JCD
  • 2018, 64(), pp.209-220
  • DOI : 10.25111/jcd.2018.64.16
  • Publisher : CDAK Society of Communication Design
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Design > Visual Information Design > Information Design
  • Received : May 15, 2018
  • Accepted : July 25, 2018

Cha, Jeong-un 1

1성균관대학교 일반대학원 디자인학과

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ABSTRACT

With the today’s rapid shift in the paradigm, the values and roles of design go through many changes. What to and how to teach students who completed high school education in various disciplines and entered a college in the major they chose would be the biggest and most difficult tasks. In the current junior college Visual Design (Major) education, design education is conducted in the traditional way, applying uniform standards centered around simple functions or industries. Thus, this study selected four colleges, including Woosong Information College, Jangan College, Yuhan College, and Kimpo College, top ranked in the “2014 Ranking of Employment Rate of Junior College Dept. of Visual Design” by the Korean Educational Development Institute of the domestic junior colleges and evaluated and investigated colleges with 10 design experts who worked for more than five years in a design company located in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do through FGI and survey and propose a direction of efficient junior college education for the training of the talent customized for the industry. The results are summarized as follows: First, it is necessary to conduct field-oriented specialized education, instead of skill-centered cramming method of teaching in the basic courses so that students will not need a period of adaptation when they perform the actual business after getting a job. Second, it is necessary to build up a close cooperative system between colleges and related enterprises and develop a connected curriculum of marketing and engineering, in which students can receive an education of the abilities of application, analysis, and planning. Third, it is necessary to provide education of thinking ability and problem-handling ability that can find the optimal solutions and carry out implementations and evaluations, analyzing the goals and phenomena for problem-solving and drawing problems based on the results of the analysis, breaking away from theory-centered design education to the field-oriented curriculum. Fourth, it is necessary to prepare classes that can improve the foreign language ability of students (majoring) in the Dept. of Visual Design suitable for their levels. Fifth, it is necessary to implement practical education based on new technologies such as VR and AR of the multimedia technologies implemented most actively now. Sixth, it is necessary to renew the subjects for employment and develop the organization of subjects in which students can get substantive help and actually experience the practical business when they conduct projects.

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