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Instituto Profesional Duoc UC

Schools of Design and Communication

Chile Full Member Institution

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Mission Statement

Duoc UC´s mission is "To form people, in the technical and professional field, with a solid ethical base inspired by christian values, capable of contributing significantly to the world of work and committed to the development of society."

International Role

Our international role is to develop cooperation programs with foreign institutions for training Duoc UC students and faculty in the areas of continuing education, academic exchange, collaborative projects with the industry, among others.

National Role

Leader in training of design and communication, with more than 10,000 full time students, we have partnerships and constantly develop projects along with the industry, public and private institutions and associations for real training of regular students and valuable information for updated education.

Main Focus

Each associate and professional program and curriculum in the areas of Design and Communication is designed and updated according to current and future industry needs, involving representatives of each area of study, industry members, alumni and academic staff from Duoc UC and other academic institutions.

DuocUC School of Design is based on an academic project that considers integrated management, framed in a broad field of action that seeks to position and strengthen Design in business and society. This management model defines and materializes the general objectives of the school, projecting various activities in 3 areas of priority development: Educational, Business and Strategic.


Faculties and Departments

DuocUC has nine schools, among them are the member units of Design and Communication.

Bachelor Level Programs

Duoc UC teaches 4 year programs (professional) and 2 year programs (associate). The structure is according to law and to the Chilean higher education system

School of Design: 

  • Professional Degrees: Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design
  • Associate Degrees: Illustration, Web Development and Design

School of Communication

  • Professional Degrees: Audiovisual Communication, Sound Engineering, Acting, Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Animation
  • Associate Degrees: Audiovisual Technician, Sound Technician

Research Activity and Main Areas

Research in Duoc UC is focused in Applied Research in areas as sustainability, information technologies and inclusion among others.

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Product design, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, illustration, web design, audiovisual communication, advertising, acting, public relations, sound engineering, digital animation.

Application Deadlines

15 August– 15 October*: First semester application (March – July)

15 February– 15 April*: Second semester application (August – December)

Teaching Languages

Every program is taught in Spanish

Semester Dates

First semester: March – July

Second semester: August – December

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

$800 usd monthly (approx).


Bachelor: 10000

Exchange Students

Incoming: 20
Outgoing: 12

Teaching Staff

Professors: 120
Part-time Teachers: 280

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