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Communication Design

Post-Graduate Program Specialization

PG D. Des Communication Design + M.A Mass Com / MCA Artificial Intelligence / Data Science

In this program students are introduced to the intricacies of design for print, video and interactive media. At the heart of this program is information design and visual communication. Graduates of this program are eligible for jobs in Advertising industry, Digital Marketing, Publishing industry, Web and Mobile Application design, Design for/of Corporate Communication, packaging design.

Program Duration: 2 Years  
Eligibility: Graduation in any field & NICC Admission Process

Program Breakup

D.Des : WES-Accepted UGC-Approved Degree + Govt.Approved International Professional Diploma (Linked via ELIA Amsterdam)


MA Mass Com / MCA Artificial Intelligence / Data Science

The above WES-accepted supporting degrees are awarded directly by the University


1. Information Design

2. Branding & Advertising

3. Web Design

4. App Design

5. Print Media

6. UI/UX Design
7. AI
8. Packaging Design


  • Academic Fees:

    • Rs. 2.8 Lacs / Year

  • Hostel Accommodation:

    • Single Room with attached bath & food - Rs. 1.9 Lacs/Yr. 

    • Twin Sharing Room with attached bath & food - Rs. 1.5 Lacs/Yr. 

National & International 

  • International Professional         P.G. Diploma* (NICC-ELIA Europe) with ECTS Marksheet

  • International Professional Projects & Portfolio

NICC is approved by DCE (The Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Karnataka)

Curriculum Highlights

Advance Design Theory and Practice

  • Explore advanced concepts in communication design theory, including semiotics, visual rhetoric, and design ethics.

  • Engage in hands-on studio projects to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world design challenges. 

Strategic Brand Communication

  • Develop skills in brand strategy, positioning, and identity design to create impactful visual communications for brands and organizations. 

  • Learn to analyze market trends, consumer behavior, and competitor strategies to develop effective branding campaigns.

Advanced Digital Media Design

  • Dive deeper into digital media design, focusing on advance techniques in web design, user experience (UX) design, and interactive media. 

  • Gain proficiency in prototyping tools, animation software, and other digital design technologies.

Design Research and Innovation

  • Conduct in-depth design research to identify user needs, market opportunities, and design trends.

  • Explore innovative design methodologies and processes to develop groundbreaking design solutions.

Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

  • Collaborate with professionals from other disciplines, including marketing, business, and technology, to solve complex design problems.

  • Work on interdisciplinary projects that integrate design with other fields such as healthcare, sustainability, and social innovation.

Professional Development

  • Enhance skills in project management, client communication, and presentation techniques.

  • Receive guidance on building a professional portfolio, networking with industry professionals, and pursuing career opportunities.

Career Prospects

With advanced knowledge in communication design theory, strategic branding, digital media design, and interdisciplinary collaboration, graduates of the program are equipped to take on leadership roles and make significant contributions to the field of communication design, driving innovation and shaping the future of visual communication.

Graduates of the Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Communication Design Program are prepared for diverse career opportunities in the communication design field, including:

  • Creative Director: Lead creative teams and oversee the visual direction of projects, ensuring alignment with client objectives and brand identity.

  • Brand Strategist: Develop brand strategies and communication plans to build and strengthen brand identities, positioning, and messaging.

  • UI/UX Design Lead: Lead UX/UI design projects, overseeing the design process from research and concept development to prototyping and implementation.

  • Design Researcher: Conduct design research to inform design decisions, identify user needs, and drive innovation in communication design.

  • Design Educator: Teach communication design courses at educational institutions, sharing knowledge and expertise with the next generation of designers.

  • Design Consultant: Provide expert advice and solutions to businesses seeking to enhance their communication strategies and visual identities.

Student Work

Meet the Experts


Vipin Chandran Pathiyil

Head of Faculty

A designer for 15 years and has been teaching various aspects of visual and communication design for the last 8 years.


Purushothaman Raju

Senior Associate Faculty - Multimedia Design

An accomplished 3-D & Computer Applications expert with two published books on the subject. 


Prof. Dr. Akash Kumar R

Founder & Academics Director

A Recognized Scientist, Product Designer and a Professional Photographer.

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