BVAGraphic & Communication Design 4 YEARS - ( Bengaluru )

Learn to build futuristic visual design solutions with finest art skills, creative thinking, industry-standard digital technology, and right use of form and function.

Course Overview

Get Into the Most Far-Flung Design Stream

The Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design at ICAT is a full-time program that gives a highly comprehensive knowledge on how art and design should be blend to form visual solutions.

The students are taught the use of right visual elements in the most creative and balanced way to rightly convey any message, be it a fact, idea, concept or on a product/service. Beyond providing the visual communication and problem solving skills, the students are familiarized with numerous mediums, print and digital, in which they can apply their skills and groom as an all-round graphic design professional. This opens up opportunities for students in every key sector, from advertising, games, and movies to e-learning corporate and publishing firms.

Why Graphic Design?

The Perennial Design Industry in India

Graphic Designers are the ones stirring up every business, education, and entertainment by precisely communicating with consumers. As a career, Graphic Designing can never stop giving you opportunities until there are brands, products, and services. As the need for marketing, advertising, digitizing education, and entertaining products grow, the demand for skilled Graphic Designers also grow.

According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, Graphic Design is one of the highest paid jobs worldwide, because of the high demand. In India, opportunities for an average of 10,000 new Graphic Designers are available per annum. Also, Indian Graphic Designers have numerous opportunities in the US, UK, Middle East countries, Singapore, Germany, and many more. So undoubtedly, Graphic Designing is the best promising career for the passionate minds.

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Subjected to change according to University Norms

Semester - I
  • Language I
  • Language II
  • Design Fundamentals- I
  • Drawing Fundamental- I
  • Design Language I
Semester - II
  • Language I
  • Language II
  • Design Fundamentals- II
  • Drawing Fundamental- II
  • Design Language II
Semester - III
  • Language I
  • Language II
  • Graphic Design and Communication I
  • Basic Typography
  • Digital Media-I
Semester - IV
  • Language I
  • Language II
  • Graphic Design and Communication II
  • Advance Typography
  • Digital Media-II
Semester - V
  • Graphic Design for Print , Web
  • Instructional Design
  • Advertising Design Theory
Semester - VI
  • Advertising Design & Media
  • Packaging Design and Printing Technology
  • Theory Visual communication & Media
Semester - VII
  • Graduation Project - part 1
  • Portfolio Development
  • Design & management
Semester - VIII
  • Graduation project-part 2

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Skills to Build

Skills to Seek as Graphic Design Professional

  • Illustration
  • Art History
  • Visualization
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Visual Design
  • Adobe Creative Suit
  • HTML & CSS
  • UI/UX Design
  • Social Media Design
  • Online Publishing
  • Motion Graphics
  • Photography
Teaching Methodology

Learning Beyond the Walls

Earn Inspiration from Professional Works

Being in the important cities of South India, ICAT students get the opportunity to visit various art galleries, design fests, professional seminars, art workshops, etc where they get to come across distinguished art works. This helps them in building the habit of art appreciation and develops the instinct to produce better designs using visual arts.

Discover the Techniques and Concepts, the Expert Way

Going an extra mile in knowledge seeking happens every now then at ICAT through seminars, workshops, and interactive sessions from professionals in the field. These sessions give the students an understanding of different related roles and the underlying responsibilities. They also get an insight of the process line, and hands on the skills and techniques.

Get Early Real-Time Experience

While students learn visual compositions of digital and print design, we ensure that they work parallel with real clients from concept to delivery by means of internship in leading design studios and advertising agencies, such as Lintas, O&M, JWT, and much renowned local and global organizations.

Seek Cross-Department Knowledge

A creative professional shall widen his thoughts when he has a wide knowledge on everything related. In this regard, we have knowledge transfer sessions from the faculties of related departments, for the students to understand all related techniques and concepts. This comes as a great advantage at ICAT, as the college houses various related streams.

Build Your Verbal Communication Skills

Though visual communication is the key for a Graphic Design Professional, today’s world insists on good verbal communication to perceive client ideas and interact better with them. So, ICAT conducts language classes during the initial year to develop self confidence to achieve great heights in the career.

Grow on Professional Feedbacks

The strength one gets in others’ words, that too when you hear on your work from a professional is definitely the biggest motivation to drive. At ICAT, the students get multiple opportunities to showcase their works to professionals and peers.

Student Awards

Rise and Shine

ICAT Student Won First Prize

GAFX CONFERENCE

ICAT Alumni Wins a Million

Pocket Gamer Connects

ICAT Student Won 2nd prize - ‘Black Hole’

Gamehack

ICAT Students Won Runner-up Award

La Fete Cultural Fest

ICAT Student Won Runner-up

IPGAF Competition

Learning Facilities

Practical Learning

Learn by Doing – Right from the Basics

Experimenting an idea is a dire need to grow as a creator. Students here get their hands on industry-standard equipments right from the day they start their learning journey.

Put Down Your Thoughts in the Digital Space

Design lab with high-configured machines loaded with all necessary industry-standard software and tools is open to students for experimenting their ideas in the digital space.

Explore Different Mediums

To be an all-round and inventive graphic design professional, students are guided to probe in to various mediums of art and design that will expand their zone of creative thinking.

Source Your Own Images

The well-equipped photography studio with industry-standard Digital Cameras, range of Lenses, Elinchrom Strobe Light Heads, Light Shaping Accessories, Apple iMac Computers, and everything else need for a perfect shoot enables students to source their own images.

The Knowledge Repository

From graphic design principles, techniques, methodologies, and trending design elements to history of art, the students have access to all design related information through 100s of books and magazines. This will help them research beyond the class lectures and gain immense knowledge of the industry and current trends.

Common to All Departments

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

Student Testimonial

Our Students Say

ICAT college supported me a lot to become a Graphic Designer. I learnt essential software and skills from great faculties of ICAT.

Amitava Paul,UG Graphic Design

CAT has always been helpful right from the beginning of the course. The faculty here helped us to be positive in all the way..

Sudhaakar,UG Graphic Design

I've learned the graphic design stuff and software like photoshop, Illustrator etc. ICAT, they still support me by providing some opportunities and keep on encouraging.

M.Phani Chandra,UG Graphic Design

ICAT college supported me a lot to become a Graphic Designer. I learnt essential software and skills from great faculties of ICAT.

Amitava Paul,UG Graphic Design

CAT has always been helpful right from the beginning of the course. The faculty here helped us to be positive in all the way..

Sudhaakar,UG Graphic Design

I've learned the graphic design stuff and software like photoshop, Illustrator etc. ICAT, they still support me by providing some opportunities and keep on encouraging.

M.Phani Chandra,UG Graphic Design
Alumni Success

Shining Stars

  • Rajakanna
  • Somasundaram
  • Santosh Arya
  • Shukla Jayant Triveni
  • Devrishi
Student's Works

Outstanding works of ICATians

Career Opportunities

Get Placed as a...

ICAT’s exclusive Placement Cell holds esteem relationship with renowned companies and ensures the placement of all students in suitable positions. With the pride of holding a 100% placement record every year, the Placement Cell continues to look out for promising opportunities in the industry. Unlike other colleges, ICAT’s Placement Cell continues to offer its guidance/services to a student even after his/her first placement.

A graduate of Bachelor's Degree Graphic Design shall take up a career role of:

  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Visual Designer
  • Publication Designer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Advertising Photographer
  • Visualizer
  • Package Designer
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • Animator
Why Choose ICAT

Only at ICAT

The focus the program gives towards futuristic technologies and the global knowledge that veterans in our knowledge brigade brings help students stand apart as best in the industry.

Above these, the opportunity to work on Dissertations, create Portfolio, and take up Internship with renowned companies gives the sheer confidence and a cutting edge as an animation professional.

  • 100% placement
  • world-class curriculum
  • Degree certified by eminent university
  • Highly equipped labs
  • frequent sessions from industry professionals
  • showcase events give the best learning experience
Top Placements

Meet Our Shining Stars

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Application Process

Become an ICATian

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Step 1 : Fill the application form

Apply by Filling Application form.

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Step 2 : Interview Process

Go through a direct communication with the Admission Team

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Step 3 : Join ICAT

An offer letter will be send. Secure your seat by paying the admission fee.

International Professionals

Learn from the Professionals’ Perspective

The curriculum and teaching strategies at ICAT is never an instant thought. They are all an outcome of research and brainstorming of ideas from renowned professionals in the field. The knowledge brigade that guides us through the curriculum delivery of Bachelor's Degree Graphic Design includes:

  • Vinay Sanekar - Former HOD, JJ School of Arts
  • Varun Gandhi - Art Director
  • Parnita G - Artist and Illustrator
  • Arun Desai – Award-Winning Origami Specialist
  • Murlidhran. D - Freelance Cartoonist
Campus Location

Study at Any of Our 3 State-of-the-Art Campuses

  • Chennai

    53, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

    044 - 4293 4293, +91 - 95001 28555

  • Bangalore

    424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.

    080 - 4110 7755, +91 - 96111 73607

  • Hyderabad

    H.NO.3-1-30, S.Y.No:34/2 and 35, Bahadurguda, Saroornagar, L.B.Nagar, R.R.District, Hyderabad - 500 074

    040 - 2447 7755, +91 - 88862 33334

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