Bachelor of Visual Design
- Applicants must submit a portfolio that has a range of original, developmental and finished works, with 10 to 20 examples. A portfolio may be any type of the students artistic work.
- Successful portfolio submissions will attend an interview where they will be chosen according to motivation, maturity, creativity and communication skills.
The Bachelor of Visual Design aims to deliver a successful and effective programme of study of which is distinctly hands on and highly interactive that has its foundations in the visual communication industry of today.
Highly motivated staff encourage students to achieve excellence within their disciplined areas to inspire the growth of their cultural and aesthetic sensitivities; leading them to an understanding of those human factors so essential in the production of communication and information.
The programmes goal is to develop a students awareness of global issues, and of the role the Visual Design graduate will play as a member of the international community. Graduates will have a broad-based knowledge of the design industry and how to adapt and apply skills such as research and critical thinking to situations of today. Graduates will have an understanding and capability within their specialised field of design.
On successful completion of this programme, students will have the skills and knowledge to be able to:
- Include advances in science and technology in their designs
- Work in teams
- Include social issues in design
- Address social issues in teams including industry and the community
- Use design to tell stories of daily life
- Use design and technology to sustain and simplify our lives
- Understand and maintain their culture and traditional skills while embracing new
Bachelor of Visual Design graduates will be able to find work in a variety of areas including:
- Advertising agencies
- Animation industry
- Graphic design consultants
- Graphic design educator
- Design studios
- Newspaper industry
- Packaging industry
- Printing industry
- Publishing industry
- Tele-communications industry
- Visual communication specialist
- Web design
- Games design
- Photo journalism
- Set design
- Commercial photography
- Exhibition design
- Brand marketing
- Interactive/haptic interface design
- Type design
- Corporate design
Studio-based learning is practical in its nature and provides an environment that is characterised by diversity and multi-interactions. Courses are delivered primarily face to face through problem-based learning, which is supported by student centred activities and hands-on practical skills based lessons. Online learning as well as group discussions, videos, case studies and workshops will support the learning environment. Tutorials, independent research, and assignments will also be used.
Assessments include presentations, briefs, group projects, reflective work, peer evaluations, client feedback, and research development.
During year 4 each student will do a design project for a local community not-for-profit organisation. This will be done in the studio under the supervision of staff.
- Bachelor of Visual Design
- Diploma in Visual Design
|English Communication for Design, Design Theory & Methods, Drawing and Colour Theory, Arabic and Roman Typography, Computer Practical, Design Principles & Image Creation, Publication Design, Historical Studies in Design
||English Communication for Design, Typography, Branding Methodology, Computer Practical, Digital Type & Type in Motion, Design Principles & Online Media|
|Visual Design: Sustainable Design, Degree Project
||Intern I & II, Portfolio Preparation & Design|
The Bahrain Polytechnic will become a member of the Icograda Educational Network (IEN), a network of Art and Design schools around the world. This will enable students across design disciplines and cultures to raise awareness of the importance of design in the Gulf region.