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Department of Graphic Communications and Digital Publishing

Department of Graphic Communications and Digital Publishing

Positioning and Goals

The Department of Graphic Communications and Digital Publishing aims to equip students with the competency of integrating theory and practice to meet the challenges in today’s fast-changing digital media industry.

The department’s goal is to cultivate talented students with a sophisticated worldview, technological awareness, and abilities to use their professions in the workplace.

Program Characteristics

The curriculum design is mainly based on Printing and Photography. The program now focuses on digital editing, reproduction, publication, and management. Design and publishing applications are integrated into the courses of the program.

Graduate Program

The department’s graduate program is characterized by its focus on publishing management, combining both traditional and digital publishing technologies. The curriculum is designed for industry veterans who are the major members of the program. The program focuses on several aspects, ranging from title selection, editing, reproduction, publication, and copyright negotiation. The special attention is paid to smart technologies in publishing management.

On each summer vacation, the department organizes both on- and off-campus practical training. Each year, there are around 45 internship units offering off-campus internship opportunities to our students. Besides, students can be an assistant in one of the department’s eight professional labs to complete their internship on campus as well. These labs include screen printing, color management, professional picture-mounting, printing materials, and e-publishing, Macintosh computer lab, and photography studio.

Designated Scholarships and Financial Aid

Various scholarships are offered by the department and the University upon request.

Employment Prospects

Our graduates can seek employment in the printing, photography, design, and publishing industries as print specialists, pre-production specialists, professional photographers, layout designers, image processing specialists, and graphic designers. Some students will establish their own startups or pursue higher degrees at prestigious academic institutes all over the world.

Email: gc@mail.shu.edu.tw