Licenciatura em Design

Awarding body/institution 頒授機構 Macao Polytechnic Institute
Responsible school 負責學校 School of Arts
Endorsement  in the Official Gazette 政府公報批示 136/2010
Name of final award / programme Title 學位及課程名稱 Bachelor of Arts in Design
Duration of study 學習年期 4 years
MPI programme code 理工課程編號 4LDDC/4LDNC
FHEQ level of award FHEQ學歷水準 Level 6

Academic units which will also be involved in teaching part of the programme


Institution(s) other than MPI that will provide some teaching to the programme

Programme outline 課程簡介
The Design programme is a 4 year study programme. There are elementary lessons to strenghten students' basic skills and knowledge of design in the first 2 years of studies such as Basic Design, Drawing, Phtotography, Creative Thinking, Design Theory, Digital Media Design, and etc. Students will have the chance to know more about graphic design, multimedia design and 3D design in different asspects. In Year 3, students can concentrate their professional studies by streaming to Graphic and Advertising Design, Digital Media Design, or Spatial and Exhibition Design.
Programme objectives 課程目標

The School of Arts at Macao Polytechnic Institute aims to establish a distinctive design programme, not only answering the needs of the society, but to pursue an international standard and to present a unique quality of Macao. Macao is a small city that merges East and West, tradition and yet modern. The diversity in livelihood forms a unique style in terms of cultural feature, economic structure and humanity development. Macao cultural heritage and the liberalisation of the gaming industry lead to a rapid change and growth in the creative industry despite the small demand of local market. The proportion of cultural design and promotion is high comparing with other regions, and the economy is moving on a fast lane. To cope with the change, design education needs to be tailored to the needs of local industry, to explore its path in programme structure and to be adjusted for better direction and strategy positioning. The structure of the design programme needs to be broad and flexible, well balanced on commercial and cultural feature, and to present the uniqueness mingled from Chinese and Portuguese art and culture.

What will you be expected to achieve? 期望達到的成效
With the training in design education we offer, our mission is to create a unique programme for students to assist the creative industry, and to make the metamorphosis of Macao a new city and a better community in terms of cultural, environmental and spiritual. Based on the skills and knowledge graduates acquire during their studies, they can work in a variety of design such as graphic design, advertising design, multimedia design, web design, 3D animation design, exhibition design and interior design. Graduates can work as design lecturer in high school or establish their own design company.
Academic content 學術內容
A1 A broad foundation that includes various discipline from graphic to 3 dimensional and multimedia design.
A2 Theoretical studies from research writing to art and design history, cultural studies and so on in order to encourage an international perspective in design.
A3 Specialised training in the area of Graphic, Spatial and Multimedia design that meets the needs of the creative industry.
Disciplinary skills‐ able to 學科技能
B1 Apply design in various media, from technical to digital and in a creative way
B2 Think critically and solve problem in design through research methodology and life project that reflects Macao social and cultural issue
B3 Develop a multidisciplinary approach in the major studies by applying graphic, layout design and typology in all specialised field.
Attributes 特徵
C1 To apply creative thinking skills in all design studies through cross disciplinary studies and out‐of‐class learning
C2 Reseach project through analysis, critique and study of design in the local and international context
C3 Graphic design knowledge for the development of aesthetic and visual communication for developing transferrable skills in all levels of studies.
How will you learn? 如何學習
Through in class lectures, demonstration, individual tutorial, study trip, class critique and life project, student learn the required skills in each course with a set goal and objective. Through one‐on‐one tutorial, students are encouraged to think creatively and work independently for the development of individual design style and to apply their creative thinking skills in all subject matters. On the other hand, students are encouraged to work in groups for building good team spirit and the values of collaborating with others. Students are required to demonstrate good technical and digital skills especially in graphic design as a step towards advanced design training. Students also learn how to work in a real setting through their internship practice after the third year. C
How will you be assessed? 如何評核
After each project, students are required to conduct a presentation. Through critique and feedback by teachers, students learn how their design project can be improved and by the end of the semester, students are required to display all their works done in the semester in a classroom. Moderation meeting will be held and all teachers handling the same class will sit together for discussion. Each of the students' work will be reviewed by all teachers in order to come up with a fair grade and then send to an external examiner for comments. Exam papers from Art History and general education courses will be reviewed by an external examiner to ensure a fair marking. The graduating classes will be examined by external examiners from renowned University in Hong Kong, China and abroad.
How is the programme structured? 課程架構
Course Title
Course Code
Course Selection Status

1st Year of Study 第一學年

Complete 1 subject from the elective group A See below 1 Compulsory 2
Art History I DSGN1103 2 Compulsory 1
Art History II DSGN1104 2 Compulsory 2
Photography I DSGN1105 3 Compulsory 2
Drawing I DSGN1106 3 Compulsory 1
Drawing II DSGN1107 2 Compulsory 2
Typography DSGN1111 3 Compulsory 2
Colour Studies DSGN1112 2 Compulsory 2
Fundamental of Design DSGN1113 3 Compulsory 1
Introduction to Design DSGN1114 2 Compulsory 1
Creative Thinking DSGN1115 2 Compulsory 1
Study Trip I DSGN1141 1 Compulsory 1
Study Trip II DSGN1142 1 Compulsory 2
English I ENGL1101 3 Compulsory 1
English II ENGL1102 3 Compulsory 2

2nd Year of Study 第二學年

Complete 1 subject from the elective group D See below 1 Elective 2
Design History I DSGN2103 1 compulsory 1
Design History II DSGN2104 1 Compulsory 2
Photography II DSGN2105 3 Compulsory 1
Graphics Design I DSGN2111 4 Compulsory 1
Design and Layout DSGN2112 5 Compulsory 2
3d Design I DSGN2121 3 Compulsory 1
3d Design II DSGN2122 3 Compulsory 2
Creative Visualisation DSGN2123 3 Compulsory 1
Digital Media Design I DSGN2131 3 Compulsory 1
Digital Media Design II DSGN2132 3 Compulsory 2
Study Trip III DSGN2141 1 Compulsory 1
Study Trip IV DSGN2142 1 Compulsory 2
English III ENGL2101 3 Compulsory 1
English IV ENGL2102 3 Compulsory 2

3rd Year of Study 第三學年

Complete 1 subject from the elective group E See below 3 Elective 2
Complete 4 subjects from the elective group B (Year 1/2/3) See below 8 Elective 1,2,3,4
Complete 6 subjects from the elective group C (Year 1/2/3) See below 12 Elective 1,2,3,4
Complete 8 subjects from the selected specialisation group See below 32 Compulsory 1/2
Creative Writing DSGN3103 1 Compulsory 1
Design Marketing and Management DSGN3104 2 Compulsory 2
Digital Prepress DSGN3105 1 Compulsory 1
English V ENGL3101 3 Compulsory 1
English VI ENGL3102 3 Compulsory 2

4th Year of Study 第四學年

Complete 5 subjects from the selected specialisation group See below 18 Compulsory 1/2
Research Project I DSGN4101 3 Compulsory 1
Research Project II DSGN4102 4 Compulsory 2
Cultural Creative Industry DSGN4103 1 Compulsory 1
Graduation Exhibition DSGN4104 2 Compulsory 2
Study Trip V DSGN4141 1 Compulsory 1
Internship DSGN4142 8 Compulsory 1

Elective Group A

Computer Application DSGN1143 1 Elective  
Figure Drawing DSGN1144 1 Elective  
Applied Art DSGN1145 1 Elective  

Elective Group B

College Chinese I CHIN0101 2 Elective  
Computer Basics COMP0113 2 Elective  
Information Technology Fundamentals COMP0114 2 Elective  
Stage Design DSGN0118 2 Elective  
Contemporary Art Appreciation DSGN0119 2 Elective  
Drama DSGN0121 2 Elective  
Oriental Art DSGN0122 2 Elective  
Cultural Heritage HIST0106 2 Elective  
Consumption Study MRKT0111 2 Elective  
Health and Sport PEDU0102 2 Elective  
Psychology PSYC0120 2 Elective  

Elective Group C

Astronomy ASTR0105 2 Elective  
Business Study BUSS0112 2 Elective  
China Cultural Study CHIN0103 2 Elective  
Mass Communication COMM0115 2 Elective  
Geography GEOG0107 2 Elective  
Macao Cultural Study HIST0104 2 Elective  
Modern Culture HIST0123 2 Elective  
Music/Film Appreciation MUS0109 2 Elective  
Philosophy Study PHIL0110 2 Elective  
Religion Study PHIL0116 2 Elective  
Environmental Science SCIE0108 2 Elective  
Sustainable Resource SRMT0117 2 Elective  

Elective Group D

Caricature DSGN2144 1 Elective  
Master Talk DSGN2145 1 Elective  
Quick Sketch DSGN2147 1 Elective  

Elective Group E

Illustration and Digital Application I DSGN2143 3 Elective  
Commercial Photography I DSGN2146 3 Elective  

Elective Group G ‐ Specialisation in Graphic and Advertising Design

Commercial Photography II DSGP3117 4 Elective  
Illustration and Digital Application II DSGP3118 4 Elective  

Specialisation Subjects: Digital Media Design

3d Animation I DSDG3131 4 Compulsory  
3d Animation II DSDG3132 5 Compulsory  
Web and Interactive Design I DSDG3134 4 Compulsory  
Web and Interactive Design II DSDG3135 4 Compulsory  
Audio and Visual Design I DSDG3136 4 Compulsory  
Audio and Visual Design II DSDG3137 5 Compulsory  
Motion Graphics DSDG3138 4 Compulsory  
Multimedia Integrated Design DSDG3139 2 Compulsory  
Multimedia Exhibition Design DSDG4133 3 Compulsory  
Multimedia Planning and Production I DSDG4134 2 Compulsory  
Multimedia Planning and Production II DSDG4135 5 Compulsory  
Graduation Project I DSPO4131 2 Compulsory  
Graduation Project II DSPO4132 6 Compulsory  

Specialisation Subjects: Graphic and Advertising Design

Complete 1 subject from the elective group G * See above 4 Compulsory  
Packaging Design DSGP3111 4 Compulsory  
Graphic Design II DSGP3112 4 Compulsory  
Advertising Design I DSGP3113 4 Compulsory  
Advertising Design II DSGP3114 4 Compulsory  
Identity Design DSGP3115 5 Compulsory  
Motion Graphics (Graphic) DSGP3116 3 Compulsory  
Interactive Design DSGP3119 4 Compulsory  
Event and Display Design DSGP4113 2 Compulsory  
Design and Advertising Application I DSGP4114 3 Compulsory  
Design and Advertising Application II DSGP4115 5 Compulsory  
Graduation Project I DSPO4111 2 Compulsory  
Graduation Project II DSPO4112 6 Compulsory  

Specialisation Subjects: Spacial and Exhibition Design

Graduation Project I DSPO4121 2 Compulsory  
Graduation Project II DSPO4122 6 Compulsory  
Spatial Design I DSSP3121 4 Compulsory  
Spatial Design II DSSP3122 4 Compulsory  
Interior Design I DSSP3123 4 Compulsory  
Interior Design II DSSP3124 4 Compulsory  
Exhibition Design DSSP3125 4 Compulsory  
Perspective and Rendering DSSP3126 4 Compulsory  
Computer Aided Design DSSP3127 4 Compulsory  
Environmental Graphics DSSP3128 4 Compulsory  
Construction and Facilities DSSP4123 2 Compulsory  
Design Professional Practice DSSP4124 3 Compulsory  
Design Promotion and Planning DSSP4125 5 Compulsory  
What are the entry requirements? 入學條件

Secondary School Graduates(Form 6), or According to article 28 of the Higher Education Law of RAEM, article nº9, applicants of age 25 or above and with special ability conditions, need not comply with the above mentioned point 1. Upon successful completion of the entrance examination, the applicant will be eligible to further his/her studies in a higher diploma programme offered by MPI. All those who complete 25 years of age before September 1st will also be eligible to participate in the entrance examination..

(Note: According to article 4 of Decree‐Law 26/2003, the participants who have completed their secondary studies out of Macao, need the recognition of MPI’s Academic Qualification Recognition Committee before they are eligible to register.)

2. Have passed the medical examination.
How do we listen and act on your feedback? 如何聽取及回應學生的回饋
1. We have a Staff‐Student dialogue group, which will have meetings with students throughout the semester. There are 2 teacher representatives for each class.
2. We have course evaluation for each class in the middle and at the end of the semester. Students are free to leave comments to the related teacher of the subject.
3. Every year, there is a School‐Student meeting. Representatives of each class will be invited to the meeting. All the sugestions and comments from the students will be recorded, and followed up by Programme Coordinators.
Academic support 教學支援
There are 6 tutorial hours for every teacher, and the schedule is posted on the wall of the lift lobby so that students can meet with their teachers during those hours. Besides the 6 tutorial hours, all teachers have their email and contact number listed in their teaching plan and students can call teachers anytime when they have questions regarding their 7 Programme‐specific Rules and Facts 課程特定的規則及內容 Specific Support for Disabled Students 對於殘障學生的特殊支援 learning. In the beginning of the academic year, we hold an opening ceremony with all new students and to give them a breifing of what they're going to learn throughout their 4 years of study so that they can be well prepared. We have also formed 7 quality assurance groups to provide students in all areas of support from school facilities management and software updates to student out‐of‐class learning. Our student engagement group particularly deals with issue students face and the 3 teacher representatives will meet with students regularly to understand their needs and problem.
Programme-specific rules and facts 課程特定的規則及事項
In the second semester of Year 2, students are required to select their major study. The selection needs to be reviewed by a panel of teachers and students acceptance to the major depends on their overall performance and grades in design subjects related to the major studies.
Support for disabled students 殘疾學生支援
Macao Polytechnic Institute has in place an institution‐wide policy to ensure that all student needs are taken care of and a supportive and accessible learning environment is maintained. When cases of special needs are notified or identified, special arrangements are made on a case‐by‐case basis with the joint effort of the programme and several student support services of the Institute, such as the Registry, the Student Affairs Office, the Computer Services Centre, etc. to provide the necessary support.
Links with employers, internship opportunities and transferable skills 與僱主的關係、實習機會及可轉移技能

We keep very good relationship with the employers of Macao. Our student are welcomed to intern in Macao government, large entertainment group, and small and medium enterprises.

Most of our graduates are able to get a job in Macao. They work in Macao government departments, foreign companies, etc. Some of them also establish their own design house in Macao.