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Communication Design

Undergraduate Program Specialization

D. Des Communication Design + B.A Mass Com / BBA Digital Marketing

This Course is meant for those who wish to enter high-demand highly-paid specialist jobs in Packaging Design, Advertising, App and Web Design. This is one of NICC's most successful programs for 18 years and has produced graduates in excellent positions and with successful positioning globally.

Program Duration: 4 Years  
Eligibility: 10+2 & NICC Admission Process

Program Breakup

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


1.BA Mass Communication OR

2.B.B.A Digital Marketing - Combination of Design Skills with Business Administration knowledge is a powerful platform for employment in Industry.

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

Specialization Areas

1. Branding & Advertising

2. Print & Packaging

3. App Design

4. UI/UX Design

5. AR & VR, IOT, AI

6. Web 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 

  • 4-Year International Professional 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

Design Fundamentals

  • Explore foundational design principles including typography, color theory, and layout.

  • Develop skills in visual storytelling and communication through various mediums.

  • Gain proficiency in industry-standard design software tools.

Branding and Identity Design

  • Learn to create cohesive visual identities for brands, organizations, and products.

  • Understand the role of branding in conveying messages and creating memorable experiences.

  • Develop skills in logo design, brand guidelines, and brand collateral creation.

Print and Digital Media Design

  • Explore the design principles and techniques specific to print media such as posters, brochures, and packaging.

  • Learn about digital media design including website design, social media graphics, and digital advertising. 

  • Gain hands-on experience in designing for both print and digital platforms.

User Experience and User Interface Design

  • Understand the principles of user-centered design and usability.

  • Learn to create intuitive and engaging user interfaces for websites, mobile apps, and other digital products.

  • Gain proficiency in prototyping tools and usability testing methods.

Motion Graphics and Animation

  • Explore the principles of motion design and animation.

  • Learn to create dynamic and engaging motion graphics for multimedia projects.

  • Gain skills in video editing, animation techniques, and visual effects.

Design Research and Strategy

  • Conduct research to understand user needs, market trends, and competitors.

  • Develop design strategies and concepts based on research findings and insights.

  • Learn to articulate design decisions and present design concepts effectively.

Career Prospects

With a strong foundation in design principles, practical experience in various design mediums, and the ability to communicate ideas effectively, graduates of the program are prepared to excel in a wide range of creative roles in the communication design industry.

Graduates of the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Communication Design Program are well-equipped for diverse career opportunities in the field of communication design, including:

  • Graphic Designer: Create visual concepts and design solutions for print and digital media, including advertisements, branding materials, and marketing collateral.

  • Brand Designer: Develop visual identities and brand strategies for companies, organizations, and products, ensuring consistency across all touch points.

  • Web Designer: Design user-friendly and visually appealing websites and digital interfaces, focusing on usability and accessibility.

  • UI/UX Designer: Create intuitive user experiences and visually appealing interfaces for websites, mobile apps, and other digital products, optimizing user interaction and engagement.

  • Motion Graphic Designer: Produce dynamic and engaging motion graphics, animations, and visual effects for multimedia projects, including videos, presentations, and social media content. 

  • Art Director: Lead creative teams and oversee the visual direction of projects, ensuring that design concepts align with client objectives and brand guidelines.

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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