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Member Hong Kong Design Institute establishes Department of Communication Design

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It’s all change at SDS member The Hong Kong Design Institute.  As of 1 September 2019, the Department of Communications Design & Digital Media  officially split into two departments – the Department of Communication Design, headed up by former SDS Secretary and Director Dr Keith Tam, and the Department of Digital Media (headed by Terence Wong).

With some 900 full-time students and 26 faculty members, the newly established Department of Communication Design runs two-year higher diploma programmes, one-year top-up degree programmes (in partnership with Coventry University), as well as a range of professional programmes for practitioners already in employment.

The Institute recently established The Centre for Communication Design, an applied research and consultancy hub that aims to bring together industry, external collaborators, staff and students in advancing knowledge in communication design. The Hong Kong Graphic Archive will form an integral part of this Centre, collecting, archiving and studying artefacts related to the development of visual culture in Hong Kong. The Centre will work on projects related to three themes: user-centred communication design; Hong Kong visual culture; printing and publishing.