India′s No:1 Design & Media College

About ICAT

ICAT is the best college for professional education in design & media with three state-of-the-art campuses at prime locations, diverse courses, internationally acclaimed degrees and extensive alumni network.

Pioneering Full Time Education in India

In the year 2003, the growing business opportunities in India in Animation, Visual FX and Gaming had created a need for high quality professionals having skills to handle International projects with ease. Organizations like NASSCOM were advocating the need for Full Time Specialized training to fulfill this requirement.

ICAT – Image College of Arts, Animation & Technology was then established in 2004 with a goal to provide holistic, advanced and specialized education in various Digital Design and Media disciplines. It began by offering full time Post Graduate Diplomas in 3D Animation, Visual FX and Game Development. The shortage of specialized Game Designers paved the way for the launch of Game Design curriculum in 2006.

Pioneering UG Degree Programs

A survey among high school students by ICAT during 2005-2006 revealed the students' awareness of Digital Media as an exciting career option, their eagerness to pursue a career in Digital Media and the desire for a Full time College Level Degree Program. To address this need, ICAT launched 3 year Full time B.A. in Digital Media Degree programs in 2006 in 3D Animation, Visual FX, Game Design and Game Development.


ICAT is the First Digital Media College in India which has obtained ISO 9001:2008 Certification. At ICAT, the prime objective is to provide excellent and comprehensive education in “Digital Media”. The Board of Academic Advisors consists of internationally renowned professionals from the field of Visual Effects, Animation, Game production and Academics. They continuously monitor and review the quality of the courses, right from the syllabus to how they are accomplished. The College also follows an annual process of Course Monitoring for all courses. This examines how well the course has been delivered in the previous year/semesters and how it can be improved.


The College aspires to provide high standard of education. ICAT offers Under Graduate & Post Graduate degree programs partnering with Bharathiar University. Also ICAT offers internationally recognized Under Graduate degrees, validated by the Birmingham City University, UK. The international validation enables overseas institutions such as ICAT to offer the Birmingham City University degrees at an equivalent standard to the degrees offered in Birmingham City University itself.

Bharathiar University programs are recognized by the Government of India and comes under the purview of UGC. The Birmingham City University programs do not come under the purview of UGC / AICTE.

Recruiter Testimonials

Company Testimonial
Rhythm & Hues We have added several students from ICAT Chennai over the last years & will look forward to more bright individuals from them on a regular basis. We feel that the intense training ICAT students go through, allows them to compete with the best.
Gameshastra We take extreme pleasure in getting associated with ICAT Design and Media College for recruiting your students as Interns in our company. We truly appreciate your combined efforts to set up an exclusive placement division to benefit both your students and the media industry. We anticipate your extended service for fulfilling our manpower requirements in a long run.
Prasad EFX We would like to be the preferred destination of your well trained students and hence request you to kindly enroll our company in your client list.