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    Bachelor of Visual Communication

    About Bachelor of Visual Communication (B.V.C)

    The Bachelor of Visual Communication (BVC) is a popular 3-year undergraduate programme offered in the mass communication colleges in India. Also commonly offered as either a BA in Visual Communication or BFA in Visual Communication, the course is designed to train and qualify students in the field of static or active image reproduction.

    The curriculum of a Bachelor of Visual Communication course will be designed with the objective of providing exposure to the transmission of information through various platforms such as television, print and digital media along with others. The course will train the students in the art of communicating through visual and audio clues that can help attract an audience.

    As mentioned above, there is a range of degrees available under Visual Communication and each course will offer a different academic background to the field. Therefore, it advisable to go through the admission and course requirements of each course offered by the college of your choice.

    Bachelor of Visual Communication Course Highlights

    Check out the major course highlights of the Bachelor of Visual Communication course in India.

    Name of Course

    Bachelor of Visual Communication

    Short Form

    BVC

    Level

    Undergraduate

    Duration

    3 Years

    Course Mode

    Full-Time

    Exam Type

    Semester

    Minimum Academic Requirement

    10+2

    Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement

    50%

    Subject Preference

    Any Stream

    Admission / Selection

    Entrance / Merit-Based

    Average Course Fee

    ?45,000 LPA

    Average Initial Salary

    ?4,50,000 LPA

    Bachelor of Visual Communication (B.V.C) Eligibility Criteria

    • Candidates should have cleared their class 12 board examination in any stream from a recognised board of education such as CBSE, ICSE or equivalent state education board.

    • They must also have secured a minimum aggregate score of 50% in the qualifying examinations

    Note: A few colleges offering the B.Sc in Visual Communication course instead of BVC or BA Visual Communication or BFA in Visual Communication will require you have cleared the board examination in the stream of science. Therefore, candidates are advised to thoroughly go through the admission and course requirements of the concerned college.

    Bachelor of Visual Communication Admission Process

    Like every other programme offered across India, all aspirants of the course must clear a certain set of selection parameters, which will shortlist them for admission to the courses. Commonly, there are two popular selection methods, namely Entrance-based or merit-based. Each college will define its respective admission requirements and processes.

    Here are the steps in the Bachelor of Visual Communication admission processes, commonly opted by colleges in India.

    Entrance-Based Admissions

    • All candidates will be asked to appear for an entrance test, which will most probably be conducted by the college or institute offering the course.

    • After attempting the entrance test, a merit list containing the names of all candidates and their respective test scores and ranks will be released by the college or institute.

    • Here, depending on the admission policy of the college, the candidates will be called to participate in the selection processes which may include a Personal Interview and/or Group Discussion.

    • As per the performance of the candidates in the selection parameters such as the entrance test and the personal interview and/or group discussion, the respective college/institution will offer admissions to the prospective students.

    Merit-Based Admissions

    • After applying to the course, candidates will be asked by the respective colleges to participate in the selection processes, which may consist of a document verification process, personal interview and/or group discussion.

    • Before a candidate is called for the selection processes, the university may also release merit lists with the names of all the applicants and their ranks as well.

    • Depending on the ranks of the merit lists, the candidates will be called for the document verification and other selection processes at the institute.

    • The overall performance of the candidates in the different selection processes such as the personal interview and/or group discussion will determine their admission to the course at the prospective college.

    Counselling-Based Selections

    • Counselling-based selections are common under both entrance-based and merit-based admissions in India. Universities with a number of affiliated and constituent colleges often opt such a selection process in India.

    • In entrance-based admission, colleges/universities will release merit lists containing the names of all candidates with their ranks and scores.

    • In merit-based admission, colleges/universities will release merit lists containing the names of the candidates and their ranks, calculated using their respective scores in the qualifying exam.

    • Under both the admission processes, candidates will be called in the order of merit as per the merit lists to participate in the counselling rounds.

    • Candidates will then be asked to select the course and college as per their choice. Sometimes, they may be asked to select more than one option.

    • The universities/colleges will offer prospective students admission to the course based on their ranks as per the merit lists, the preferred choice of college and course along with the vacancy of seats in the selected option.

    Note: All candidates must note that the admission processes opted by colleges will be completely subjective to the needs and requirements of the college offering the course. Therefore, the candidates must go through the detailed admission processes of the concerned colleges prior to applying for admissions.

    Bachelor of Visual Communication Course Fees

    The annual course fee for Bachelor of Visual Communication will differ from college to college but can range anywhere between ?15,000 - ?1,00,000. The average Bachelor of Visual Communication course fee will differ between Government college and Private colleges, however, as per the trend, the average BVC course fee is ?45,000 per year. Undeniably, the government colleges offering a BVC course in India will be comparatively inexpensive than a BVC course offered in a private college.

    Bachelor of Visual Communication (B.V.C) Syllabus

    First Year:

    Media Writing

    Introduction to Communication

    Language Papers 1&2

    English

    Visual Language

    Advertising

    Second Year:

    Photography

    Communication Theory

    Print and Graphics Production

    Television Production

    Visual Communication

    Visual Design

    Third Year:

    Commercial Broadcasting & Production

    CAD, Animation and 3D Modelling

    Media Laws and Ethics

    Cinematography

    Digital and Web Production

    Typography

    Bachelor of Visual Communication (B.V.C) Career Options and Job Prospects

    One of the more attractive aspects of pursuing this UG course in India is the career opportunities after a Bachelor of Visual Communication available to students. Being a creative profession and one that can be used to market a product or service, many organisations hire BVC graduates. Here are some of the employment opportunities after a Bachelor of Visual Communication course in India.

    • Film Industry

    • Web Series

    • Advertising and Marketing Industry

    • PR Firms

    • Visual Design and Production Exhibitions

    There are plenty of industries and areas of employment available after graduating from a BVC course. Among these industries, the job profiles for a Bachelor of Visual Communication graduate can be as follows:

    • Digital Photographer

    • Media Marketing Executive

    • Graphic Artist

    • Production Assitant

    • Videographer

    • Writer/Editor

    • Advertising Executive

    These are just a few of the top Bachelor of Visual Communication job profiles which can be available to you right after graduation. Moreover, the need for creative executives and content developers are on the rise. Thus, the job profiles and career opportunities after a BVC course will be immense.

    Apart from pursuing a career right after graduation, candidates can also choose to pursue higher education as well. Pursuing a Masters course or a Postgraduate Diploma programme can help in improving the career prospects of a candidate. Some of the higher education options after Bachelor of Visual Communication include:

    • Master of Visual Communication

    • Master of Mass Communication

    • Master of Journalism and Mass Communication

    • PGD in Journalism

    • PGD in Visual Communication

    • PGD in Mass Communication; and many more.

    A graduate of the Bachelor of Visual Communication course can earn an annual salary ranging anywhere between ?2,00,000 - ?6,00,000. The salary will be determined based on factors such as the job profiles, the qualifications of the employee and the area of employment, among others. With better experience, skill and training, the annual income of a Bachelor of Visual Communication graduate can increase over ?7,50,000  per annum as well. Pursuing higher education can allow you to pursue job profiles that would earlier be difficult.

    FAQs about B.V.C

    Is BCA enough to get a job?

    A BCA degree is adequate to qualify for most government and private sector employment. Students often choose to earn a master's degree, such as a Master of Computer Application (MCA) or a Master of Business Administration (MBA), before seeking work. 

     

    What is the salary offered to a candidate after BVC?

    The average salary offered to an individual who has completed a degree of Bachelor of Visual Communication is in the range of Rs. 3 LPA to Rs. 5 LPA. The package of senior level officials or those who work at bigger firms is higher.

    Do I need prior knowledge of CAD to pursue a Bachelor of Visual Communication?

    Although CAD is an essential requirement for being a Bachelor of Visual Communicator, it is not important to have prior knowledge of CAD to pursue the course. The syllabus of Bachelor of Visual Communication course covers the CAD aspects in detail.

    In which sectors can I get a job after completing my BVC degree?

    After completing your BVC degree, you can get hired for various job roles in the sectors of advertising, marketing, film industry, web designing, PR firms, visual design and production exhibitions, etc.

    Will I be taught animation in the BVC degree?

    Yes, animation, 3-D modelling, and CAD are some of the most important topics that are covered in the course curriculum of Bachelor of Visual Communication.
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