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Graphic designing . 

Graphic design is a profession or art  of visual communication that combines words, images and ideas to express information to the audience. Graphic design is also termed as Communication design & visual communication. Graphic designers create visual solutions to communications problems. Graphic Designer are  generally employed in the web designing companies. They work quite closely with the web designers to give an awesome look to the images, web documents, videos and many other web applications. Graphic designers are artists who design art in print & electronic media, such as magazines, television graphics, logos, and websites. They are artists who design art in print & electronic media, such as magazines, television graphics, logos, and websites, Logos, magazines, books, print advertisements, sign boards, posters and billboards are some of the examples of graphic design. Adobe Creative cloud and CorelDraw Graphics suits are the examples of software package used in the graphic design industry. Adobe Creative cloud has three main programs which is used by graphic designer namely Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design. These specialized computer software packages helps them to create layout and designs. A web designer should have knowledge in XML, HTML and basic web programming scripts.


Graphic Designing Course Highlights 





Branch Name

Graphic Designing



B.Des, M.Des, B.Sc, M.Sc



B.Des (4 years)

M.Des (2 years)

B.Sc. (3 years)

M.Sc. (2 years)


B.Des and B.Sc. (10+2 any specialisation)


M.Des and M.Sc (Bachelor's degree)


Admission Process

B.Des and B.Sc. (Entrance test / Cut off)


M.Des and M.Sc (Entrance test / Cut off)


Top Entrance Exams:



Course Fees

B.Des and B.Sc. (Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 1,00,000)


M.Des and M.Sc (Rs. 2,00,000 to Rs. 3,00,000 per year)


Top Colleges

INSD PUNE - International School of Design, LPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University, Vishwakarma University, Pune, DY Patil International University, Akurdi, RIMT University, Gobindgarh, Apeejay Stya University, Sohna, ICAT Design and Media College, Chennai


Career Options

Graphic designer, Multimedia Artist, Art Director, Product/industrial designer, Film/video editor, Motion Graphic Designer, Layout Designer, Web Developer


Average Salary

Rs. 8 LPA


Recruiting Companies

Raymond Apparel Ltd, Decathlon Group, Think Design, Hyderabad, IKEA, Cogwheel Studios, Fisheye, New Delhi, Moonraft Innovation Labs Pvt. Ltd, Vistaprint Inc, Wipro technologies, Deloitte, General Motors Design, Accenture




Scope of Graphic Designing in India and Abroad

With the rapid digitalization of the world and the ever-growing worldwide web, there’s an incessant demand for Graphic Designers. Almost all the fields require the help of a graphic designing graduate to excel in their sector, be it publishing houses, advertising sector, Marketing agencies, PR firms everyone has a demand for Graphic Designers. If you’re a highly-skilled professional and you have a fresh mind full of ideas, then your pay scale can be swoon-worthy. There’s a high demand for fresh and innovative graphic design graduates, and one can even work as a freelancer. 


Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Graphic Designing

Graphic Designing students must meet certain basic prerequisites in order to get admitted to the college of their choosing. This is the absolute minimum that the student must meet; else, the student's application would be denied. The following are the prerequisites for enrolling in graphic design courses and also in online graphic design courses: -

Eligibility Criteria UG Courses

·         The aspiring candidates must have procured a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in 10+2 level from any recognised board.

·         The candidates can be exempt from the entrance exam for B.Des. if they have a valid NATA score.

Top Entrance Exams for UG Courses

National institute of design Entrance Exam- It is a Design Aptitudes Test conducted by the National Institute of Design for providing admission to the aspirants at UG and PG levels. Candidates need to clear two NID entrance exams to get admission to the 7 NID campuses. The exam is conducted in offline mode. It is held in June- August.


How to Prepare for NID DAT

NID DAT Admit Card

NID DAT Exam Pattern

NID DAT Result


NID DAT Answer Key

NID DAT Eligibility Criteria

NID DAT Application Form

NID DAT Counselling


UCEED: The exam is administered by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, under the supervision of the UCEED Admissions committee. It is a nationwide entrance examination for undergraduate design programmes. Students who pass the entrance exam with the required score will be accepted into the B.Des programme. On the basis of the rank, admission would be provided to several participating universities such as IIITDM Jabalpur, IIT Bombay, and IIT Guwahati. All Indian and international national applicants are eligible to take the UCEED exam.

UCEED Result

UCEED Admit Card

UCEED Exam Pattern

UCEED Cutoff

UCEED Preparation

UCEED Answer Key

UCEED Eligibility Criteria

UCEED Application Form

UCEED Counselling and Seat Allotment

Eligibility Criteria for PG Courses

·         A candidate must graduate in Bachelors of Design (B.Des).

·         A student is required to clear the entrance exam with the required cut-off marks decided by the College or University to secure their admission into M.Des (Master of Design).


Top Entrance Exams for PG Courses

AIEED - It is an entrance exam conducted by Arch School of design and business for providing admission in UG & PG courses. The exam is held in two stages: CAT(CREATIVE APTITUDE TEST) and GAT (GENERAL APTITUDE TEST). The exam is conducted in both online and offline mode. It is generally held in the month of March-April.

AIEED Application Form

AIEED Admit Card

AIEED Result

AIEED Eligibility Criteria




Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED): CEED is an entrance examination for admission in the M.Des programme. Before appearing for the Common Entrance Examination for Design, candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Engineering/Design. The language of the CEED examination is English. The paper will be divided into two parts. Part A has objective type questions and Part B of the paper consists of design and hand-drawn type questions.

CEED Result

CEED Admit Card

CEED Exam Pattern

CEED Cutoff

CEED Preparation Strategy

CEED Answer Key

CEED Eligibility Criteria

CEED Application Form



Top Graphic Designing Colleges in India 

India has some of the greatest graphic design schools in the world, with alumni going on to build some of the world's most well-known luxury and retail brands. A list of famous colleges in India that offer Graphic Design courses is as follows:



NID Ahmedabad - National Institute of Design

Rs. 1,377,600

INSD PUNE - International School of Design

Rs. 400,000

LPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University

Rs. 672,000

Vishwakarma University, Pune


World University of Design, Sonipat

Rs. 980,000

Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune


Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur


School of Design, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

Rs. 1,920,000

Apeejay Institute of Design, Delhi

Rs. 720,000

LISAA School of Design, Bengaluru


Top Private Graphic Designing in India

Graphic design courses are offered at a number of Indian colleges. The admissions process for this programme is based on both merit and entrance examinations. Tuition costs differ from one college to the next. Below is a list of the best private graphic design schools in India which offer offline and online graphic design courses.




INSD PUNE - International School of Design

Rs. 400,000

LPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University

Rs. 672,000

Vishwakarma University, Pune


DY Patil International University, Akurdi

Rs. 810,000

RIMT University, Gobindgarh

Rs. 360,000

Apeejay Stya University, Sohna

Rs. 1,131,800