B Des in Graphic Design

Graphic Design a 4 year full time undergraduate Course is a part of Visual Communication in Design that passes informational message with specific objective to the desired group. Its a interdisciplinary branch of Designs, which interpretate by transformation using innovation, digital tools, Creativity & Lateral thinking. Hence the objective & Foundation revolve around definition of problems.

Moreover Graphic design makes students explores methods, strategies, systems, technologies.Therefore integrating tools, typography, illustration, imagery or photography and print design to form into a visual language that informs, instructs, and persuades. As a result Its an evolving and engaging knowledge for advancing the human experiences.

Students Pursuing bachelors of Design in Graphic Design can Easily Utilize their skills in the field of Corporate Design, print techniques, Advertising, Web Design, Branding, Signage, Editorial Design, Digital Content & Way finding, Digital Media, Logo Design & Packaging.

Bachelors of Design in Graphic Design Teaching Pedagogy.

BDes in Graphic Design is taught in a pragmatic manner to better Live understanding with smart Digital Tools. The common teachings involves :-

  • Regular lectures.
  • Industry leaders experiences lectures.
  • Presentations.
  • Digital Tools Training.
  • Workshops.
  • Live Projects.
  • Field trips.
  • Internships.
  • Apprenticeship &
  • Training’s.

B.Des in Graphic Design Course Highlights

Course Full FormBachelors of Designing in Graphic Design
Degree TypeGraduation.
Course ModeSemester wise
Eligibility12th Pass from Any Stream from Recognized Board or Equivalent.
Age LimitNo age Limit.
Medium of TeachingThe Course is Mostly taught in English but in Some Colleges in Hindi also.
Maximum DurationMaximum Duration provided is 7 years from the date of admission.
Skills RequiredGood communication skills, Good IQ, Presentation skills, High Patience & Observation, Drawing skills, Innovativeness, Creative nature.
Software usedSound forge, Adobe premiere, Adobe After Effects and Combustion.
Admission ProcessIt varies from College to College some require Entrance Exam followed by Interview. Some require SOP + Entrance Exam + Interview.
Employment OpportunitiesPublishing Houses, Television Industry, Design Group Centres, Advertising Industry, Computer Game Companies, E-Commerce, News & Magazines, Packaging Industries, Multimedia Companies
Bdes Course Fees (Annual in Rs)Rs 2.0 lakhs to Rs 6.0 Lakhs per Annum (Including Admission Fees, Semester Fees, Examination Fees & all other Charges).
Higher EducationStudents have multiple options for Making career in Design as they can Persue M.Design (Masters of Design in Graphic Design ), MA Design (Masters of Arts in Design – Graphic Design ), PGDM Graphic Design (Post graduate Diploma in Management).
Career OpportunitiesVisual Designer, Web Designer, Video and Film Editor, Photo Editor, Graphic Designer, Computer Graphics Designer.
Top RecruitersPublishing Agencies, Newspapers, Magazines, Digital Media Firms, MNCs (Branding team), Consultancies, Advertising Agencies, Branding Agencies, Film Production Firms, TV Production Firms, Animation Firms, Digital Marketing Firms.
Top Job profilesGraphic designer, Multimedia Artist, Art Director, Product/industrial designer, Film/video editor, Motion Graphic Designer, Layout Designer, Web Developer.
Average SalaryRs 4.5 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs
Top Bdes Colleges in IndiaNID, NIFT, ISDIAtlas Skilltech UniversityUPES, Pearl Academy, UID, WUD, SUSHANT UNIVERSITY, IIAD, ARCH, Presidency University, WOXSEN University.

BDes in Graphic Design Entrance Exams in India

Entrance ExamsConducting BodiesExam DatesLast Date of Registration
Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED)Indian Institute of Technology, BombayJanuaryNov
NIFT Entrance ExamNational Institute of Fashion TechnologyLikely JanuaryTentatively December
Pearl Academy Entrance ExamPearl AcademyFebruary Cycle – Written Exam: February
April Cycle – Written Exam: April
Feb Cycle – January
UPESDATUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesMarch , April , MayMarch
NID Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)National Institute of DesignJan,Tuesday, November
ISDI ChallengeAtlas Skilltech UniversityEarly Cycle -31st October
Regular Cycle – Tentatively February
Early cycle – 1st to 30th November 2021.
Regular Cycle – Tentatively February
United World Institute of Design Entrance Exam (UIDDAT)Karnavati UniversityJanuaryJanuary
Sushant University Design Aptitude Test SUDATSushant UniversityFebruaryFebruary

Best Career Options after BDes in Graphic Design

There are many lucrative career options after BDes in Graphic Design.

  • Persue Higher Education (Masters) of 2 years in Duration in Graphic Design
  • Become an Entrepreneur and Start own business (Startup). Many Top BDes Colleges in India even provide seed funding to their passing out students for startups.
  • Various other lucrative job profiles are as following:-

Brand Designer, Art Director, Brand Manager, Chief Creative/ Design Officer, Communication Designer, Entrepreneur, Design Illustrators, Researcher, Design Thinker, Film/video editor, Experience Designer, Graphic Designer, Multimedia Artist, Strategist, Narrative Designer, Social Designer, Systems Designer, Typographer, Web Designers.

Bachelors of Design in Graphic Design Syllabus

An 8 semesters Course divided in the span of 4 years.

1st year

Semester 1Semester 2
Design Overview  Design Drawing 2 : Freehand , Analytical & Perspective 
Design Drawing 1  Fundamentals of Design 5 : Colour II 
Fundamentals of Design 1 (Colour) Fundamentals of Design 6 : Solid Geometry 
Fundamentals of Design 2 (Geometry) Fundamentals of Design 7 : Three Dimensionalaties of Form , Space & Structure 
Fundamentals of Design 3 (Materials) Fundamentals of Design 8 : Materials 
Fundamentals of Design 4 (Form Space and Structure) Digital Methods 2 : Advanced Image Processing and Vector Graphics Applications 
Digital Methods 1 Design Process : Problem Solving 
Inter Design Studies 1 (Environ Exposure) Interdesign Studies 2 : Urban Environment Exposure  

2nd year

Semester 3Semester 4
Design Drawing  – Drawing (Mediums & Techniques) Digital Methods –  Premier / After Effects / Audition 
Graphic Composition & Layouts / Color – Basics and Color Palettes  3D Structural  Study/ Materials for Communication Medias(Production & Prototype)
Basic Typography (Lettering & Layouts) Digital Methods -Illustrator Design Drawing 4 – Digital Art 
Digital Methods – Publishing (Part1) Contextual Photography (With Adobe Light room ) 
Basic Photography Typography / Calligraphy (Type Design & Application) 
Communication Theory & Media Studies   History of Design 
History of Design Design Project 2- Understanding Various Target Audiences (Copywriting Workshop) 
Basics of Moving Images (Technical ) Inter-Design Studies – Signs and Symbols 
Design Project 1- Design Process / Simple Design Project   Art Appreciation Workshop 
Inter-Design Studies – Folk Arts  

3rd Year

Semester 5Semester 6
Semiotics – Design Project 3 – Signs & Symbol Design
Design Project 4 – Corporate Identity
Open Elective Digital Methods – Dreamweaver Design Project 8 – User Experience Design (Web Design)
Digital Methods – In-designDesign Project 9 – Interaction Design (E-learning / Apps /Kiosks /  Non Digital)
Design Project 5 – Publication Design (Print & Web)Design Project 10 –  Packaging Design (with Product Design)  
Design Project 6 – Information DesignProfessional Design Practice (Design Case Paper -writing)Design Project 11- Communication Campaign for Social
Info-graphics  & Way finding SystemsImpact  (Media Mix) Research Concepts  (Cont.. to next term……) 
Digital Methods – VFX &  Motion Graphics Inter-Design Studies – Study of New – Age Media 
Design Project  12 – Story Telling / Story Boarding / Making of Small Film Inter-Design Studies-Transportation Graphics /Environmental Graphics
Inter-Design Studies-Transportation Graphics /
Environmental Graphics 
Communication Theory and Media Studies 
Industrial Internship (during vacation) 

4th Year

Semester 7Semester 8
Design Ethnography  Graduation Project
Design Project 11 – Communication Campaign for Social 
Impact (Cont…) (Media Mix) Visual Interpretations  
Design Project 13 – Design for Brands  
Design Project 14 –  System Thinking – Systems Design  

Documents Required for B Des in Graphic Design Admission

Following Documents are required to Upload at the Time of application in BDes in Graphic Design or Carry at the time of admission.

  • Mark sheet and pass certificate of your Class X or XII examination.
  • School leaving certificate
  • Entrance Exam Score Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Transfer certificate
  • Domicile certificate/ Residential proof certificate.
  • Character certificate/ Migration certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • Proof of disability (if any)