Visual Communication

Visual Communication

Degrees offered: B.A., B.Des, B.F.A., B.M.M., B.Sc., B.V.A., B.Voc.

What is Visual Communication

Visual communication is quite a non-conventional course and is somehow different from other communication courses. Once you hear about this course without knowing the background or much detailed information about the course, you might be confused.

Usually, students take visual communication after finishing their 10+2 standard education from a recognized board. The visual communication course is nothing but the flow and transfer of information to certain audiences via different types of mediums.

This information on visual communication can be sourced from numerous places from websites to television, different publishers, visual media, and many more. During this curriculum, students need to go through and learn some of the important things like basic technical communication, digital media design, design history, web design, 2-D design, 3-D design, drawings, and design technology, colour management, and many more.

Students will get some additional knowledge during their curricula, such as the basic sense of portfolio design, basic studio experiences, and many more.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Visual Communication

The eligibility criteria for admission in the visual communication course are similar to most of the other undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Candidates must have the eligibility criteria to qualify for admission.

For Undergraduate courses:

  • Completion of 10+2 exam from a recognized board in India with a relevant discipline as their major.

  • For undergraduate courses, students must study subjects like physics, mathematics, and English during their 10+2 standard. However, the criteria is not the same for all the institutes.

  • The eligibility criteria may differ from one institution to another; however, the passing percentile must be 50 percent on an aggregate.

For Postgraduate courses:

  • Must pass the undergraduate exam from a recognized university with a certain percentile which may differ.

Entrance exams for Visual Communication 

Although not too many universities offer visual communication, some of the best universities in our country take students in this course. However, the entrance exams are different for UG and PG courses.

For the admission in Undergraduate courses:

  • DU (Delhi University) BA Entrance Exam- Delhi University takes candidates in the course of Visual Communication every year. They used to take the BA Entrance test, by which students can be enrolled in the same course.

  • JMI (Jamia Millia Islamia) BA Entrance Test- Jamia Millia Islamia University is another top-rated university where a student can get their admission by taking the BA entrance test.

  • M.O.P Vaishnav Visual Communication Entrance Exam- Mop Vaishnav Visual Communication Entrance Exam is a combination of two stages where written Test (Objective Type) on current affairs, media awareness, communication skills, and visual arts are taken in stage one and then in stage two, drawing and visualization are taken into account. However, the final steps consist of group discussion and personal interview.

  • NID DAT- National Institute of Design (NID) organizes NID Entrance Exam to take students for admission in the design courses offered at their institute.

  • Sathyabama University Entrance Examination- Sathyabama University Entrance Examination application form can be collected in person from the University Administrative Office. Entrance Examinations are conducted in major cities all over India.

For admission into Visual Communication Postgraduate courses:

CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design)- The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is a joint entrance exam to get admission into the postgraduate courses in the field of technological design. This exam is held every year with the collaboration of all IITs and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

Scope of Visual Communication in India and Abroad

There is an ample amount of career opportunities in the field of visual communication, both the private and government sector. Candidates after completing visual communication might get hired in the areas such as:

Print and production, media, photography, journalism, advertising industry, film industry, production of film and content, freelancing, and many more. Such graduates are offered well package, and it will grow with time, experience, and expertise in their respective fields.

The scope of visual communication is already popular in different countries outside India, and it is gaining popularity in India year after year.

Course Fees Visual Communication

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
24.18 K
B.Sc. in Visual Communication at AVC College, Mayiladuthurai
3.53 K
B.Sc. in Visual Communication at St Xavier's College, Palayamkottai
17.00 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Visual Communication at Whistling Woods International, Mumbai
7.13 Lakhs
B.Des in Visual Communication at Delhi Technological University, Delhi
25.50 K
M.Phil. in Visual Communication at Vel's Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai
2.64 K
M.A. in Visual Communication at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
9.03 Lakhs
M.A. in Visual Communication at Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore
1.71 Lakhs
M.F.A. in Visual Communication at Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad
6.64 Lakhs
Ph.D in Visual Communication at Karnavati University, Gandhinagar
Data not available
6.64 Lakhs
Ph.D in Visual Communication at Karnavati University, Gandhinagar
Data not available
9.12 K
Diploma in Visual Communication at Global Open University, Dimapur
Data not available
3.05 Lakhs
Diploma in Visual Communication at Vel's Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai
Data not available

Course Subjects

  • English

Subjects in Visual Communication:

Subjects that are taught in visual communication course are as follows:

●       Language Paper 1

●       Language Paper 2

●       English 1

●       English 2

●       Intro to Communication

●       Advertising

●       Writing for Media

●       Communication media

●       Photography 1

●       Photography 2

●       Graphic production

●       Audiography 1

●       Audiography 2

●       Commercial Broadcasting

●       Print Production

●       Elements of Film & Video

●       Video production

Careers in Visual Communication

The visual communication course is becoming more popular in India year after year as more students are showing their interests in this course. Therefore, there is no doubt about the further prospects in India and even outside of India.

Big MNCs and media houses hire students from the visual communication background. New trends like photography, editing, illustration, and more are attracting students. Students are getting more interests in the field of visual communication. Hence, the prospect of this course is looking brighter than ever before.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Vodafone India Ltd.

Job Profiles in Visual Communication

Mentioned below are a few job profiles, along with their descriptions that are offered to a visual communication graduate:

Job Profile

Job Description

Graphic Artist

A Graphic Artist plans and executes work to be done by collecting information, data, and materials required for that work. They may give some insights by drawing some layouts or sketches of art and copy, regarding size, shape, style, and structure.

Media Marketing Executive

Media Marketing Executives also referred to as a Marketing officer or coordinator is involved in developing marketing strategies, plans, and campaigns to develop a brand, product, service, event or campaign. The goal is to sell the product, band, service to most of the people.

Instructional Designer

An Instructional Designer develops the idea and acts as a medium between the theoretical knowledge and the practical one. They act as a driver of the project.


A Teacher is involved in teaching and mentoring students. They create plans and lessons for students and help them rectify their mistakes to get better and better. They used to mark the progress by evaluation.


Visual Communication Top recruiters:

Students will get hired with good packages after the successful completion of the visual communication course. Such organizations are as follows:

●        Tupperware

●        Kraft

●        Pedigree

●        Vodafone

●        Fab India

Required Skillset for Visual Communication

The visual communication course suitable for the candidates those who have:

  • Equal interests and skills in visual communication.

  • Creative and thoughtful mind.

  • Ability to produce promotional videos, advertisements, illustrations, signs & logos, etc.

  • Sound aptitude in Math and Physics.

  • Sound knowledge about electronic media.

  • Ability to identify popular forms of media among individuals, small groups, organizations, and society.

  • Ability to observe how people use symbols and shortcuts.

  • Ability to decode those symbols.

  • Ability to operate, and contribute to the modern world of communication through visual media.

  • Want to pursue further research in this field.

Course Curriculum for Visual Communication

Undergraduate program for Visual Communication:

The visual communication program is 3 years long, which is divided into 6 semesters (2 semesters each year and each semester has a duration of 6 months). After getting admission in the institute, students will get the exact picture of their field of study. However, any student may incline towards different areas of their choices.

Postgraduate program for Visual communication:

PG program/Master’s Degree is a 2-year long program for a visual communication course. Therefore 4 semesters are there.

Questions related to Visual Communication

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can i do BA visual communication in delhi university.

Subhrajit Mukherjee 1st Mar, 2021
Yeah! You can do BA visual communication from DU by qualifying their entrance examination.

Delhi University takes candidates in the course of Visual Communication every year. They used to take the BA Entrance test, by which students can be enrolled in the same course.

You can visit the links below to know more about the course as well as the entrance:

I hope my answer helps.  All the very best for your future endeavors!

I did my graduation this year in commerce am i eligible for CEED exam? and m i eligible to apply for diploma in Design. /visual communication??

Aditi amrendra Student Expert 30th Oct, 2020

The eligibility criteria for CEED examination is given below :

Aspirants have to complete a 3 years degree/ diploma /postgraduate degree programme (after 10+2 level) or

Candidates who will appear in the final examination in 2021 of a 3 years degree/diploma/ postgraduate programme can apply for CEED. However, they must complete their qualifying exam at the time of admission or

Candidates are required to pass the GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level) by July 2021.

There is no prescribed age limit as per CEED eligibility criteria.

There is no limitation in the number of attempt for CEED

I hope this helps.

what is the difference between Fashion Communication and Visual Communication? please explain in detai because Im really confused.

Kotti Vijay Kumar 1st Sep, 2020


Don't worry i am here to help u

Fashion Communication is one of the newest and upcoming fields in the fashion industry.This included areas such as graphic design,Visual,Retail experience,design,styling,advertising,public relations and creative writing these all are specific to fashion.In simple words all related to fashion on new trends.

i am here providing link it may help u lot

According to visual communication is the practice of graphically representing information to efficiently.including info graphics,interactive content ,motion graphics and more.In simple word visual is to see ,the  message is convey by images and symbols.

Here i am providing link link this may help you a lot

i hope you understood,

Thank you.


which is the best college in coimbatore to study visual communication?

Mayank Chowdhary 20th Jul, 2020


I will list down some good colleges

• PSG college of arts and science

• Hindusthan college of arts and science

• Karunya institute of technology and science

• School of distance education

Check out this link

Thanks and all the best to you


what after visual communication ?

Garvita 18th Jul, 2020
There are many carrer options after completing your graduation in visual communication, some of them are:

1. Graphic Artist

2. Desktop publisher

3. Web Designer

4. Animator

5. Cartoonist

6. Ad photographer

7. Event manager

8. Visual communication designer

9. Instructional designer

Hope this helps, all the best.
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