Visual Communication Design

Visual Communication Design.

Our Visual Communication Design Study Program equips you with the understanding of visual language as a medium for communication and as solutions to design problems. Courses cover various design and visual communication theories, drawing skills (hands on and digital), and art history classes, among many others. Lessons and skill developments are done in such a way that you get an integrated education that touches many facets: arts, design, social science, technology, ethics, and culture. You can choose the following concentrations:

Graphic Design
Animation Design

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of students-lecturer ratio that indicates quality, reflected through more time spent with lecturer in class for each student.


of DKV UPH alumni starts working in creative industry under one month of graduating.


and more cutting edge facilities are provided for students to use.

Graduate Profile.

A graduate who is:

  • Able to apply critical and conceptual design thinking and process to convey ideas and messages through visual images, utilizing technology and contextual understanding of culture, humanities and social science.
  • Able to contribute to the advancement of art, design, culture, and visual communication design.
  • Able to contribute to the advancement of the field through academia or academic institutions

What Will I Study.

You will learn things related to visual communication design, such as:

  • Indonesian culture that is visible as the implementation of the value structure that forms it
  • Art and technique of selecting and arranging letters with the arrangement of their distribution in the available space
  • The ability to interpret the surrounding environment using visible light in the spectrum
  • Design for the environment
  • Art forms using images placed in a special order for graphic purposes or conveying information
  • Motion or rotation illustrations, combined with audio for use in multimedia projects
  • Artistic photography

*For course details, you can see on curriculum

What Will I Become.

Here are several career choices & prospective jobs for Visual Communication Design graduates:

  • Advertising agency
  • Branding agency or branding Consultant
  • Graphic design agency or graphic house
  • In-house promotion design department
  • Printing & digital printing
  • Web/software development company
  • Mobile app design & development company
  • Game development company
  • Television/broadcasting
  • Publication company
  • Video production
  • Photography
  • Animation studio
  • Production house
  • Film production

It All Begins Here.

  • Bagi saya kepuasan dalam karir tidak melulu menganai materi, tetapi ketika hobi dapat menjadi pekerjaan sekaligus dapat membantu banyak orang.

    Jessica Mareta Tanavin

    Visual Communication Design 2011 - Owner Online Cakery Shop Mamelaide

  • Dalam dunia desain, kita perlu mendengarkan customer. Sama halnya dengan berbisnis, membangun networking yang baik adalah hal yang penting.

    Willy Kartawidjaja

    Visual Communication Design - Director of PT Pracom Mitrajaya

  • Saya bersyukur sekali bahwa dosen-dosen, teman-teman UPH mau memahami dan membantu saya. Saya tidak lagi takut dengan keterbatasan pendengaran saya.

    Nathania Tifara

    Visual Communication Design 2011 - Co-Founder of "Guru Bumi"

  • DKV UPH telah memberikan pondasi yang cukup kuat untuk dituangkan dan dikembangkan dalam praktik di industri desain.

    Evan Wijaya

    Visual Communication Design 2017 - Graphic Designer at Thinking Room

Study Plan.

1st Semester
Courses Credits
Kecakapan Akademik 0
Pengantar Ilmu Sastra 2
Budaya Visual Indonesia 2
Sejarah Seni Rupa dan Peradaban 1 2
Studio Dasar 1 6
Gambar 1 4
Citra Visual 1 4
2nd Semester
Courses Credits
Kesehatan dan Kebugaran 0
Pendidikan Agama Kristen / Pendidikan Agama-agama Dunia 4
Sejarah Seni Rupa dan Peradaban 2 2
Studio Dasar 2 6
Gambar 2 4
Citra Visual 2 4
3rd Semester
Courses Credits
Sejarah Seni Rupa dan Peradaban 3 2
Tipografi Dasar 2
Gambar 3 4
4th Semester
Courses Credits
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 1 / Filsafat Ilmu Pengetahuan 4
Sejarah Desain 2
Studio Utama 1 6
Studio Pendukung 1 4
Studio Produksi 1 2
5th Semester
Courses Credits
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 2 / Etika 4
Persepsi Visual 2
Studio Utama 2 6
Studio Pendukung 2 4
Studio Produksi 2 2
6th Semester
Courses Credits
Pancasila 2
Bahasa Inggris 2
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 3 / Sejarah Pemikiran 4
7th Semester
Courses Credits
Logika Terapan 2
Estetika 2
Studio Utama 3 6
Studio Pendukung 3 4
Desain untuk Lingkungan 2
Manajemen Studio 2
8th Semester
Courses Credits
Pendidikan Kewarganegaraan 2
Bahasa Indonesia 2
Desain, Media dan Budaya 2
Metodologi Desain 2
Desain untuk Masyarakat 4
Pengenalan Wirausaha 2
9th Semester
Courses Credits
Kerja Praktek 4
10th Semester
Courses Credits
Pra Proyek Akhir 4
Mata Kuliah Pilihan 1 2
Mata Kuliah Pilihan 2 2
Mata Kuliah Pilihan 3 2
Mata Kuliah Pilihan 4 2
11th Semester
Courses Credits
Proyek Akhir 6
Mata Kuliah Pilihan
Courses Credits
Proyek Seni Rupa 2
Fotografi Artistik 2
Desain Fesyen 2
Seni Sekuensial 2
Motion Graphics 2
Desain Video 2
Desain Tampilan Antarmuka 2
Animasi Eksperimental 2
Penyutradaan & Seni Peran 2
Desain Publikasi 2
Wawasan Dunia
Courses Credits
Pendidikan Agama Kristen / Pendidikan Agama-agama Dunia
Logika Terapan / Critical Thinking
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 1 / Filsafat Ilmu
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 2 / Etika
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 3 / Sejarah Pemikiran
Pengenalan Diri
Courses Credits
Pendidikan Kewarganegaraan
Pengantar Ilmu Alam
Bahasa Indonesia / BIPA
General English
Kecakapan Akademik
Kesehatan dan Kebugaran
Study Fee
Development Fee* Rp48.500.000
Fee Per Semester* Rp20.100.000

*)The first payment includes development fee (special price) + semester 1 fee.

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Our Facilities.


Alfiansyah Zulkarnain, S.Sn., M.Ds.

Head of Visual Communication

An Universitas Pelita Harapan graduates, Alfian now serves UPH as Department Chair in Visual Communication Design Department. He earned his Master Degree of Design at Universitas Trisakti, and studied graphic design abroad at Ouachita Baptist University at Arkansas, USA.

Brian Alvin Hananto, S.Sn., M.Ds.

Deputy Department of Visual Communication Design

Dr. Lala Palupi Santyaputri, S.Sn., M.Si.

Eston K. Mauleti, S.Sn., M.Ds.

Dra. Roostantinah, MT.

Donny Ibrahim, S.Sn., M.Ikom.

Chandra Djoko, S.Sn., M.Ds.

Ellis Melini, S.Sn., MT.

Baptista Anton, S.Sn., M.Ikom.

Ernest Irwandi, S.Sn., M.Ds.

Nita Virena Nathania, S.Sn., MBA

Hady Soenarjo, S.Sn., M.Ds.

Ferdinand Indrajaya, S.Sn., M.Hum.

Jessica Laurencia, S.Sn., M.Ds.

Naldo Yanuar, S.Sn., MT.

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Visual Communication Design Student Council.

Visual Communication Design Student Council is an organization from and specifically intended to serve our students in which students can improve in academic and non-academic skills and have sense of belonging as a part of Visual Communcation Design of UPH family.


  • Sincerity
  • Sense of Belonging
  • Existence


  • Serving UPH Visual Communication Design students in academic process and develop students’ perspectives, characters, and behaviors.
  • Developing sense of belonging as a part of UPH Visual Communication Design to build a good relationship between each generations.
  • To grow public interest to the potential of UPH Visual Communication Design Student.


  • Student Club
  • Artbound
  • 2 Days 1 Night (Bonding Event for Visual Communication Design Student Council)
  • Leading Through Art/LiGHT (Leadership Training)
  • Workshop and Seminars
  • Visual Concert
  • International Trips
  • Major Concentrations’ Trial
  • GALA Night

Organization Structure.