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Course Overview

The B.Sc. (Hons) Visual Media course at ICAT is a 3 years, full-time program. This course can place you in Design houses, Advertising firms, TV/Film industries, Photography studios, Radio channels and in much more creative fields.

I’m from Bangalore and I have completed B.Com. I found the best place for Visual effects course in India - ICAT. Professionals from the industry visit here as Guest faculties. Also, the college arranges many technical seminars for the students, which is an add-on to the course. I am thankful to the Placement department for getting me a job in Sony Image Works, Chennai.
Arun Kumar

With an intention to sculpt all round professionals, this course provides intense knowledge on graphic/Web designing, advertising, communication theories, photography, media production, event management techniques and project management.

Need to Study Visual Media

The basic skill to seek a career in the Visual Media world is to think out of the box, visualize concepts and visually represent the concepts, as appropriate to the delivery mode, which can be print, television, movies, Web or Smart devices.

The B.Sc. Visual Media program nurtures these skills to have a successful career in the Media industry.

What will You Learn?

The course will help you to:

  • Improve language skills to fit the communication needs of the industry.
  • Understand the basics of Visual communication and Visualization.
  • Understand various communication medium.
  • Explore the communication theories, television production, advertising and its application to solve the social needs through imagination and creative tools.
  • Procure knowledge on evolution of the Graphic industry, its growth, its current form and the process of making Print production.
  • Get hands-on, practical experience in commercial broadcasting and print publications.
  • Understand the different communication systems and commercial broadcasting techniques.
  • Practice different types of Photography.
  • Create Web designs.
  • Understand film making concepts and practice post-processing techniques.
  • Understand the media ethical aspects of designing for global audience.
  • Write scripts and plan media/video production.
  • Understand Event Management techniques.
  • Procure project management skills.
  • Create own portfolio showcasing design skills.

Curriculum

The course includes various modules that are coined to prepare the students for latest industry demands.

I’m from Andhra Pradesh and I have completed B.Sc. Computers & Electronics. I wanted to have a career in a creative field and joined ICAT for PG Diploma in Visual Effects. I learned many things that a fresher should know to enter this industry. Finally after the course, I got placed in Sony Pictures –Image Works, Chennai as a Roto Artist. Thanks to all staff, especially the Placement department of ICAT.
Chandrasekhar

Course Structure

CODE MODULE
11T / 11H /11M / 11F Language – I (Tamil / Hindi / Malayalam / French)
12E English - I
13A Core 1: Introduction to Visual communication
13B Core 2: Visualisation
13P Core Lab 1: Visualisation Practical
1AP Allied Paper 1: Communication and Media
1FA Environmental Studies
21T / 21H / 21M / 21F Language – II (Tamil / Hindi / Malayalam / French)
22E English – II
23A Core 3: Communication System and Theories
23B Core 4: Graphic Production
23P Core Lab 2: Print production (Practical)
2AA Allied Paper 2: Printing and Publication
2FB Value Education – Human Rights
CODE MODULE
31A Core 5: Television
31P Core Lab 3: TV production (Practical)
31B Core 6: Advertising
3AA Allied Paper 3: Commercial Broadcasting
3ZA Skill Based 1: Writing for Print and Broadcasting
3FC / 3FD Non-major Elective- I (Yoga for Human Excellence) # / Women's Rights
41A Core 7: Basic Photography
41P Core Lab 4: Photography (practical)
41B Core 8: Elements of film
4AA Allied paper 4: Web Design
4ZB Skill based 2: Media Ethics
4FE Non-major Elective
CODE MODULE
51A Core 9: Media Planning
51PA Core Lab 5: Script Writing (practical)
51B Core 10: Event management
51PB Core Lab 6: Video production (Practical)
5E Elective I
5ZC Skill based 3: History of Media, Culture and Society
61A Core 11: Research Practices
61PA Core Lab 7: Portfolio Presentation
6E1 Elective II
6E2 Elective III
61PB Project Management
6ZC Skill based 4: Professional Practice
6EA Extension Activities
ELECTIVES CODE MODULE
Elective I 5EA Introduction to design and Visual culture
5EB Audiography
Elective II 6E1A Computers in communication media
6E1B Market survey
Elective III 6E2A Screen play
6E2B Film marketing and distribution

Assessment Technique

The learning outcome of each module is assessed through Written Exams and Practical Exams conducted at the end of each semester, periodical Formative Assessments (min. of 3), Assignments, Research Works, and through the originality, innovation, and product of the final Project. Also, continuous monitoring of each student is done throughout the year through peer assessments and internal/external reviews.

Industry Collaboration

During the course, you will be exposed to latest industry trends through Workshops, Seminars, and Guest Lectures from professionals in the field; Industrial Visits to media related industries; Real-time and Professional Practices at leading organizations; and live streaming of global Seminars.

Facilities

ICAT offers its students with fully-equipped studios like, Television Studio, Chroma Key Studio, Design Studio, Photography Studio, Art Studio, Wet / Dry Studio and Audio Studio.

Preparation for Employment

The course prepares you for a perfect employment through real-time, industry-standard project works and through the motivation to work with external clients. Above all, your portfolio will be sent to production houses for review and for enhancing the chances of winning a job.

Career Opportunities

The B.Sc. Visual Media course at ICAT prepares you for enthusiastic and esteem careers that any creative mind would look out for. Along with quality training, best-in-class placement through ICAT’s long-term relationships with top companies in field will help you start your passionate career. Our placement services will help you grow in your career, even after you become our alumni.

Visual Media Course
Just dreamt about visual effects and stepped into ICAT. Now I’m living my life in the industry. Practical knowledge in the software, was well trained and my demo reel done in ICAT which fetched me my current position. Searching for a job was not so tiring as I’m placed at Rotobotic studios, Chennai through the placement department of ICAT.
Rajesh Babu.M

What can You be?

On completing this course, you can be:

  • Advertising Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Publisher
  • Illustrator
  • Event Manager
  • Visualization Artist
  • Television Programme Producer
  • Radio Programme Producer
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Photographer
  • Film Director

Where can You be?

On completing this course, you can work at:

  • Creative Process Outsourcing Companies
  • Design Houses
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Television Channels
  • Print Industries
  • Radio Channels
  • Audio Studios
  • Film Industries
  • Photography Studios
  • Television Production Houses

Alumni Success

Through 100% placement, we introduce all our students to the industry of their passion. With the knowledge they have gained at ICAT, the students reach more heights in their field of work. Just to mention, many of our students are now a part of Hollywood, Bollywood and Kollywood movies, and have worked in many famous android and other OS games.

Why Choose ICAT to Study the Visual Media Course?

ICAT has been able to understand the industry needs around the globe, with its advisory board members spread across the globe.

This enables ICAT to offer the best-in-class courses that trains students to meet the industry needs and have an enthralling career.

Visual Media Course

Pursue at ICAT

Here are few highlighting points that insist why you should pursue the course at ICAT.

  • Provides a curriculum framed as per the industry requirements
  • Offers a Degree, that is recognised throughout India
  • Provides assured placement for all
  • Imparts Constructive teaching methodologies
  • Includes faculties with good industry knowledge
  • Invites Industry professionals as guest lecturers
  • Provides real-time industry experience through professional practices with external clients
  • Includes fully-supported and guided project work
  • Design portfolios highlighting individual strength of each student are reviewed by industry professionals

Students Service

  • Students of a batch are allocated a Personal Mentor, who will guide a student through the Personal Development Planning process.
  • Each student will be allocated a supervisor for their studies to provide support for their project and dissertation.
  • A separate Students Service Desk is managed at each location with a Student Advisor as part of the desk. The Student Advisor provides guidance and advice about finance, study skills, personal problems and many other matters.
  • The Student Service Desk organizes club activities and other get together.
  • The Student Service Desk acts as a contact point for parents/Guardians and also they organize for liaison meeting between staff and students.

College Infrastructure

Visual Media Course
  • Dedicated, Spacious classrooms for each department
  • Library with essential readings, reference books, latest journals and magazines
  • Membership with British Council Library, American Library
  • Air-conditioned hall for seminars and workshops
  • Locker facilities for students to safeguard their study-related materials
  • Personal tutoring space, where students can interact with the dedicated personal tutor to discuss their projects and ideas
  • Exclusively designed space for students to work in groups and also as individuals, based on project types
  • Common working zone, where students can work along with other department students
  • Students lounge, for students to relax and recreate

Placement Facilities

With its long, successful presence in the Digital Media education industry, ICAT has gained valuable contacts of leading companies in the industry. These contacts are well utilized by the Placement Cell at ICAT, which strives to place all the students in the field of their passion. So far, the Placement Cell is proud to maintain a record of 100% placement and in Top Companies in India.

Student Awards

During the tenure at the college, each student is motivated to participate in National Level and International competitions, where they can showcase their talents and personally understand where they stand among the students of rest of the world. In this regard, our students have so far won numerous awards in both National and International Competitions.

Campus Location

With ICAT, you have the opportunity to study at any of our 3 state-of-the-art campuses located at the Shores of Bay of Bengal (Chennai), Silicon Valley of India (Bangalore), and the City of Pearls (Hyderabad).

The ICAT campuses are located at the heart of the Capital cities of three important states in South India. The strategically located campuses expose the students to eminent landmarks/events of the metropolitan cities, which is very important for the Creators of Tomorrow to understand the trending world.

The campuses of ICAT College are loaded with spacious classrooms, library with essential readings, locker facilities for students, air-conditioned halls, personal tutoring space, common working zone, students’ lounge and so on.

I have completed B.Sc. (CS) and joined PG –VFX in ICAT. The Placement department of ICAT was very supportive and offered placements in Mumbai & Chennai for me. I opted for Satyam, Chennai and luckily I got through the interview. Thanks to the placement service of ICAT.
Murugavel, PG-VFX

Chennai

ICAT Design & Media College
153, Santhome High Road,
Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

044 - 4293 4293,
+91 - 95001 28555

Bangalore

ICAT Design & Media College
424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road,
Bangalore - 560 068.

080 - 4110 7755,
+91 - 96111 73607

Hyderabad

ICAT Design & Media College
11-9-45/2, Vishal Towers, Kothapet Cross Roads,
Near Kothapet Fruit Market,
Beside OMNI Hospital, Kothapet,
Hyderabad - 500 035.

040 - 4221 7755,
+91 - 88862 33334

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