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A promising and interesting branch of study, visual communication has found favor with many a young student. Ability to create a visual demand for any product thereby increasing its sales is the objective of visual communication. In simple terms visual communication means converting and communicating ideas and information in simple forms to watch or read. The visual media covers digital communication, electronic media, computer graphics, multimedia, video, web page design, etc.

Visual communication can be related to drawings, art, graphic designs, illustrations, typography, etc. People having a flair for online marketing, advertising, etc can opt for this course. Design communication along with a combination of artistic and strategic methods is the prime focus of a visual communication course. Advertising, graphic design, web and new media, animation, editorial design and production, copywriting, etc are part of the course curriculum.

Eligibility to pursue a course in visual communication

To pursue a course in visual communication the minimum eligibility is

For under graduation

Students who have completed 12th standard can opt for three year and four year under graduation programs.

For post graduation or post graduate diploma

Graduates can opt for post graduate diploma of 1 or 2 years or a 2 year Master's degree.

Visual communication - nature of work

In day to day life every human is directly or indirectly a user of graphic design. Visual communication has a role to play in everything we buy, read, etc. Visual communication utilizes a variety of media and technologies to target, engross, amuse and inspire viewers. A person who is involved in visual communication can appreciate the diverse audiences and various mediums only if he/she has an artistic feeling, good communication skills and shrewd business tactics.

The above mentioned skills play a vital role and are well-appreciated by advertising agencies, product designers and design firms. Every individual working in the field of visual communication should be adept with multimedia and the latest technologies. The person should be able to research, evaluate, devise a design and finally should be able to realize it.

Visual communication career prospects

People pursuing visual communications can be assured of jobs in advertising agencies, animation work, design studios, photography, web related work, print and publishing, media, multimedia, radio, copywriting, films, etc. You can also train specially to become design auditors and strategic design planners.

Colleges offering visual communication courses


  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Women's Christian College, Chennai
  • M.O.P. Vaishnav College for women, Chennai
  • Asan Memorial College of arts and science, Chennai
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai
  • D.G.Vaishnav College, Chennai


Asian college of film and television, Noida


  • Dr.G.R. Damodaran College of science, Coimbatore
  • Hindusthan College of arts and science, Coimbatore


Cherraans College of arts and science, Erode

Visual Communication Courses in India