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    Diploma in Graphic Design

    About Diploma in Graphic Design

    Diploma in Graphic Design is a diploma level Animation, Multimedia and Gaming programme that has a duration of 1 year. The course aims at developing the art or skill of combining pictures and text which helps students develop a creative approach and practical skills. Through Diploma in Graphic Design, topics such as photography, 3D design, fine art, graphics, jewellery, video, textiles, printmaking and glass and digital media can be explored.

    The curriculum of the course focuses on imparting an understanding of different software and computer skills. After completion of Diploma in Graphic Design, candidates are offered numerous job opportunities in cities such as Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and other parts of India.

    Diploma in Graphic Design Highlights

    Some of the highlights of Diploma in Graphic Resign are mentioned in the table below.

    Course Name

    Diploma in Graphic Design

    Course Level

    Diploma

    Course Duration

    1 Year

    Minimum Eligibility Criteria

    Must have Qualified Class 12th

    Admission Process

    Based on Merit

    Fee Range (per annum)

    INR 32,900 to INR 94,000

    Salary Extracted

    INR 2 LPA to 12 LPA

    Job Profiles

    Multimedia Programmer, Advertising Art Director, Graphic Designer, Packaging Designer, Corporate Identity Designer etc.

    Top Recruiting Companies

    Cogwheel Studios, General Motors Design, Mangoblossom Design, Mumbai, Design Factory India, SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd etc.

    Diploma in Graphic Design Eligibility Criteria

    The eligibility criteria to pursue a diploma in Graphic Design varies from college to college. Captured below are the minimum requirements that a candidate is expected to meet applying for admission to a desired college or university.

    • Candidates should have passed class 12th in any stream from a recognised board of education.

    • Some colleges have set an aggregate percentage for an HSC exam. Students who have acquired either equal to or more than that are considered for admission.

    • Few colleges even let students waiting for the result or appearing for the intermediate exam to apply for the course, provided that they produce the prerequisites and necessary documents before the prescribed date.

    Diploma in Graphic Design Admission Process

    The admission process that most of the colleges conduct to shortlist the deserving candidates for Diploma in Graphic Design is mentioned below.

    • Colleges do not conduct an entrance exam to shortlist students for the course.

    • Admission is largely offered on merit basis or on the basis of marks secured in class 12th.

    • The higher the aggregate score of a candidate in intermediate, the higher is his/her chances of getting admission to the course.

    Diploma in Graphic Design Syllabus

    The syllabus of Diploma in Graphic Design including the important topics has been outlined below. 

    Semester 1: The syllabus of Diploma in Graphic Design for the first semester is mentioned underneath.

    Computer Studies

    Colour Theory for Computer

    Sound Principles

    Basic Information

    Generic Skills

    Digital Publishing

    Graphics Principle 

    Typographic Design

    Drawing as Basis for 2D and 3D Animation

    Visual Communication

    Principles of Management

    Team Management

    Background and Concept

    Design: Character

    Language Career Planning and Guidance

    Method of Design Introduction to Multimedia

    Semester 2: The Diploma in Graphic Design syllabus for semester 2 is as follows.

    Introduction to Computer Animation

    Sound Recording

    Multimedia Authoring

    Modelling Using CAD

    Digital Portfolio Development

    Digital Portfolio Presentation

    Flash

    Scripting for the Web

    Web Design

    Animation the Production Process

    Breakdown: Voice

    Web Campaign Implementation

    Composing and Shooting on Film

    Project I 

    Industrial Training

    Music and Effects Film

    Live Project

    Case Study I

    Note: The syllabus may vary from college to college

    Diploma in Graphic Design Career Options and Job Prospects

    Diploma in Graphic Design is a diploma level course. Students can opt for higher studies in Graphic Design or can start working after qualifying a diploma in Graphic Design. Given below are the recruitment areas and opportunities which will be available to a candidate upon completion of the course.

    Top Recruitment Areas: Here are some of the areas or sectors that actively look out for a professional who has pursued a Diploma in Graphic Design.

    • Corporate Businesses

    • Training Institutions

    • TV and Film Company

    • Design Studios

    • Multi-Media Companies

    • Television Industry

    • Commercial Packaging

    • Ad Agencies

    • Publishing Houses

    • MNCs

    • Web Designing

    • Marketing Firms

    • Printing and Publishing

    Hiring Companies: Mentioned below are the top organisations and companies that offer career opportunities to aspirants.

    • Cogwheel Studios

    • Designer Graphics

    • Wipro technologies

    • IKEA

    • Fisheye, New Delhi

    • Vistaprint Inc

    • General Motors Design

    • Edge Studio, New Delhi

    • Eastern Silk Industries Ltd

    • Think Design, Hyderabad

    • SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd

    • Mangoblossom Design, Mumbai

    • Design Factory India

    • Moonraft Innovation Labs Pvt. Ltd

    Job Profiles: The top job profiles that can be considered after finishing a diploma in graphic design are mentioned below.

    • Advertising Art Director

    • Corporate Identity Designer

    • Creative Director

    • Editorial Designer

    • Multimedia Programmer

    • Packaging Designer

    • Teacher

    • Graphic Designer

    • Layout Designer

    • SEO Consultant

    • Flash Animator

    • Web Developer

    Related Questions

    V

    Vijay, Student / Alumni

    Can I do this diploma while working, I don't want to do it regularly
    S

    Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    St. Joseph's College, Kohima does not provide a Diploma in Graphic Design course. Some of the colleges that provide admission to the programme are Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University - JVWU, JaipurWorld University of Design (WUD), SonepatVidya Jyoti Eduversity (VJE Chandigarh), ChandigarhKoshys Animation & Media School (KAMS), Bangalore and Tecnia Institute of Art and Design (TIAD), New Delhi.

    The average fee of the course is around INR 1,26,900 per annum. To explore more options, feel free to either dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill-up the Common Application Form. For any question, write to us in the QnA zone.

    Thank You

    S

    Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    If you want to pursue a Diploma in Graphic or Diploma in Web design, you are required to have completed class 12th from a recognised board of education. Few colleges also consider a candidate who has completed class 12th. Firstly, you have to decide an apt college that can provide you with a quality education through a diploma in Graphic/Web Design course.

    In order to take admission in the college, you are either required to appear for an entrance exam or are shortlisted based on marks acquired in the last exam. Some of the top-notch colleges are mentioned below.

    SAGE University, Indore

    Vogue Institute of Art and Design (VIAD), Bangalore

    Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University - JVWU, Jaipur

    Koshys Animation & Media School (KAMS), Bangalore Also, check out, Diploma Courses in Web Design in India: Admission Process, Fees, Scope & Eligibility and Graphic Design and Web Design: Detailed Comparison of Courses, Colleges, Eligibility, Career Prospects to understand the course better.

    If you need any assistance related to the exam or admission, reach out to our admission experts by simply dialling 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or by filling the Common Application Form. In case of more queries, write back to us in the QnA zone.

    Thank You

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