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International Masters Combination Program - Communication Design

International Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Design
+ M.A. Mass Communication Degree

DURATION: 4 semesters
ELIGIBILITY: Graduation in any stream and NICC Entrance Exam pass (Aptitude Test, Portfolio Evaluation, Interview)   (Download application form here)
PROGRAM FEES: Rs.2,65,500/-per year
For Details & Breakup, see last page of Application Form

2) ADVERTISING DESIGN (Print, Digital and Moving Media)

The program simultaneously provides two qualifications in two years:
1) International Postraduate Diploma in Communication Design - NICC is a Member-Affiliate of ELIA, The European League of Institutes of the Arts. NICC teaching curriculum is in accordance with international standards, and its students are accepted around the globe for higher education in the world's most elite Design Colleges. This Diploma with the Portfolio it provides, is the platform to elite careers with Indian Industries & MNCs.
2) M.A. Mass Communication Degree - Issued by Bharathiar University, Coimbatore - U.G.C. Recognised.

For more details of National & International validity of qualifications and their significance, please see the Affiliations page.

The academic year is divided into semesters, which are further divided into academic quarters. Every quarter consists of lecture periods and lecture + project periods, during which students are engaged in projects which are a direct opportunity of applying what is taught and learned in a given quarter. Evaluation, therefore, takes place four times in a year, at the end of each quarter. This structure helps students to systematically build their portfolio of work, as the first prerequisit to enter the professional market.

Semester 1:
History of Art and Design
Traditional Illustration and Digital Illustration
Design Theory with Typography
Photography and Digital Imaging
Layout and Layout Software Platforms
Advertising Concepts and Principles Communication and Copywriting

Semester 2:
History of Art and Design (indiv./team project)
Optional modules:
Digital Layout and Illustration
Advertising Design: Planning, Strategies and Design
Packaging Design: Ergonomics, Materials, and Production Processes
Interaction Design: Web and Mobile Applications Design:

Semester 3:
Color management
Software platforms integration (with regard to specialization choice)
Specialization Project

Semester 4:
Portfolio preparation
Internship / Placement program

Internships and job placements are on individual basis provided to deserving students with Ad Agencies, Design and IT Companies, and Design Studios in India. Some of these companies and organizations include Ogilvy, Mudra, Spenta Multimedia, EMC2, Global Delight, Pearl Pet, SCPL Design, Idiom Design and Consulting, and others. Please see Placement page for the list of companies of past NICC placements.