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    M Des in Graphic Design

    About M.Des in Graphic Design

    Master of Design in Graphic Design, commonly known as M.Des in Graphic Design is a two-year-long postgraduate program that talks about creating design through visual content. The aim of curating visual designs is to communicate, inspire or inform messages or information to a set of masses. The course can only be pursued after completing graduation in streams like Architecture/ Design/ Interior Design/ Fine Arts etc.

    M.Des in Graphic Design consists of a total of 4 semesters and students are taught about the concept of thinking, creating and beautifying ideas through visual mode. The course is designed to impart knowledge about the fundamentals and intricacies of visual designs via theoretical, business, and practical teaching methods. 

    M.Des in Graphic Design Course Highlights

    Provided below are the highlights of M.Des in Graphic Design:

    Course Name

    M.Des in Graphic Design


    Master of Design in Graphic Design

    Course Level


    Course Duration

    2 Years

    Course Mode

    Regular, Full-time Mode

    Average Course Fees (Annual)

    INR 1,50,000 to INR 3,35,000

    Minimum Qualification Required

    Bachelor’s degree in relevant streams such as Architecture/ Design/ Interior Design/ Fine Arts with at least 50% marks

    Selection Process

    Merit or Entrance-Exam Based

    Course Stream


    Job Profiles

    Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Animator, UX Designer, Art Director, Computer Artist, Augmented Reality Designer, Artist (Fine Arts & Commercial Arts), Multimedia Specialist etc.

    Average Base Salary (Annual)

    INR 2,98,693

    Why Study M.Des in Graphic Design?

    Here are some of the reasons why students must study M.Des in Graphic Design:

    • Candidates get to learn more about Graphic Design and develop an advanced level skill set that prepares them for the professional world. 

    • Students are introduced to more software and applications to enhance their understanding of visual designs and concepts.

    • It opens a door for more and better employment opportunities.

    • After completing a postgraduate degree students have a greater chance of getting good compensation with added benefits.

    • Students gain apt skills, aptitudes and knowledge which may further prepare them in working individually or as an entrepreneur.

    M.Des in Graphic Design Eligibility Criteria

    Enlisted below are the eligibility criteria of M.Des in Graphic Design:

    • Candidates must have completed graduation (10+2+3 or 10+2+4) in relevant streams like Architecture/ Design/ Interior Design/ Fine Arts etc.

    • The minimum aggregate marks required in the Bachelor’s degree is around 50%- 55%.

    • Some colleges also prefer students with 1 year of relevant industry experience. 

    M.Des in Graphic Design Admission Process

    Colleges either consider marks acquired by students in the qualifying exam or conduct an entrance exam to shortlist students for M.Des in Graphic Design Admission. The entrance test usually includes a written aptitude test or personal interview.

    Some of the popular entrance tests for M.Des in Graphic Design are UPES DAT, AIEED, WLCI Aptitude Test.

    Top M.Des in Graphic Design Colleges in India

    Here is the list of some of the popular colleges for admission M.Des in Graphic Design Colleges in India. Intrested students can either fill up the Common Application Form or dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) to enquire about admissions.

    College Name

    Course Fee

    Auro University, Surat

    INR 2,50,000

    ARCH College of Design & Business, Jaipur

    INR 3,35,000

    Maeer's MIT Institute of Design, Pune

    INR 7,46,000

    University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun

    INR 5,63,000

    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University (CSMU), Navi Mumbai

    INR 1,50,000

    M.Des in Graphic Design Syllabus

    Captured below are the important topics that are a part of M.Des in Graphic Design Syllabus.

    Introduction to Industry Practices

    Trend Research & Forecasting

    Design Research Methods

    Introduction to Social Design

    Brand Positioning and Curatorial Practices

    Visualization and Digital Representation

    Design Thinking and Methods

    Introduction to Experience Design

    Design as a Luxury (Floating)

    Industry Guided Project Proposal

    Strategy Design Management

    Design for Sustainability & Craft

    Sustainable Systems and Craft Studies

    Information Design

    Brand Communication

    Design Philosophy & Critique

    Copywriting & Communication Campaign- Advertising

    Study of 3D Structures (Production and Prototype)

    Graphic Composition and Layout

    Digital Methods 1- Publishing Design

    Simple Design Project

    History of Design

    Semiotics & Identity Design

    Design Thinking and Innovation

    Basic Photography

    Packaging Design (With Product Design)

    Digital Methods 2- Publishing Design

    Introduction to UI & UX

    Printing and Production Methods

    System Designs

    Design for Brands

    Identity Design

    UX & UI- Digital Media & Technology

    Way-finding Systems


    Communication for Social Impact

    M.Des in Graphic Design Career Options and Job Prospects

    With the advanced set of skills and knowledge, the M.Des in Graphic Design degree holders can easily find jobs with top companies like Wipro Technologies Ltd, Eaton Corporation, Think Design, Craft Canvas, Lotus Design etc. They are also offered better compensation and perks when compared to students with a graduation degree.

    An individual can start working with a recruiter or independently as per their interest. The salary may initially start from INR 3,00,000 and may go up till INR 12,00,000.

    Here are some of the job profiles candidates can consider after M.Des in Graphic Design. Also, mentioned alongside is the respective average base salary for each job profile.

    Job Profiles

    Average Base Salary (Annual)

    Graphic Designer

    INR 2,98,979

    Packaging Designer

    INR 3,93,656


    INR 3,34,164


    INR 3,07,591

    Web Designer

    INR 2,75,763

    Layout Designer

    INR 4,00,341

    Art Director

    INR 6,49,952

    Interactive Designer

    INR 8,50,000

    UX Designer

    INR 6,63,093

    Augmented Reality Designer

    INR 6,00,000

    Computer Artist

    INR 3,03,739

    Multimedia Specialist

    INR 4,60,000

    Note: The salary mentioned above varies from individual to individual and company to company. The figures specified above are subject to change.

    Popular Career Options for Graphic Designers in India

    FAQs about M.Des Graphic Design

    How much can I earn after M.Des in Graphic Design?

    An individual can earn around INR 3,00,000 to INR 8,00,000 in the initial stage. The salary keeps on increasing with time and experience.

    What job profiles can I pursue after M.Des in Graphic Design?

    The popular job profiles students can pursue after M.Des in Graphic Design are that of a Graphic Designer, Animator, Packaging Designer, UX Designer, Art Director, Animator, Multimedia Specialist etc.

    Which are some companies that hire students after M.Des in Graphic Design?

    Some companies that hire students after M.Des in Graphic Design are Wipro, Craft Canvas, Lotus Design, Think Design, Eaton Corporation and many more.

    Which important topics are the part of M.Des in Graphic Design curriculum?

    A few important topics that are a part of M.Des in Graphic Design are Introduction to Industry Practices, Trend Research & Forecasting, Visual Design Thinking & Methods, Information Design, Brand Communication, Semiotics & Identity Design, Basic Photography etc.

    Which are some of the top colleges for admission to M.Des in Graphic Design?

    Some top colleges for admission to M.Des in Graphic Design are UPES, Dehradun, Auro University, Surat, ARCH College of Design & Business, Jaipur etc.

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    Related Questions


    Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    You are eligible to pursue Masters in Fashion Designing (M.Des) after B.Tech in Textile Technology. The annual college fee may range from INR 1,00,000 to INR 4,50,000 depending on the chosen college. Some of the best colleges offering M.Des in India are as follows:

    College Name


    Course Fee (Annual)

    Indian Institute of Art & Design


    INR 4,30,000

    Vogue Institute of Art & Design

    Bengaluru, Karnataka

    INR 3,60,000

    ARCH College of Design & Business

    Jaipur, Rajasthan

    INR 3,35,000

    Karnavati University

    Gandhinagar, Gujarat

    INR 4,00,000

    Sharda University

    Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh INR 2,06,000

    To know more about M.Des admissions, you can go through All About Master of Design (M.Des) - Eligibility, Top Colleges, Admission Process, Entrance Exams. For any admission related help, you can simply dial the student helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill-up the Common Application Form. If you have more queries, feel free to write back to us in the QnA zone.

    Thank You


    Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    NID, Ahmedabad accepts M.Des applications of candidates who have completed a Bachelor's degree in any specification of minimum 3-year duration after 12th class or its equivalent. You also need to meet the age criteria prescribed by NID for various category candidates. Check out the List of Best NID Colleges: Fees, Eligibility, Courses. It will provide you with a better picture of your eligibility concerns.

    You can also go through the list of Best Design Colleges Apart from NID & NIFT: Courses, Fees, Entrance Exams!

    For more questions on design admissions, feel free to write us back in the QnA zone. You can also give a call in the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill up the Common Application Form.

    Thank You


    Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    Students who have completed a Bachelor's degree of at least 4 years are eligible to sit for the NID DAT exam that offers admission to the NID Ahmedabad. Check the detailed M.Des eligibility criteria of NID DAT here. To explore more options, you can also check out the List of Top 10 Design Colleges in India and Private Colleges in India Offering Scholarship for Design Admission.

    Feel free to dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form. Our admission experts will be glad to assist you. In case of more questions, write back in the QnA zone.

    Thank You

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