Visual Communication
& Digital Design

A unique opportunity for our undergraduate Visual Communication students

This 5 year (3+2) combined undergraduate and postgraduate program in Art Direction, Graphics, Digital, And Visual Communication Design offers a unique opportunity to study and get design exposure in both India and France.

  • Years 1-3 undergraduate studies in India
  • Year 4 postgraduate studies in France (taught in English)
  • Year 5 paid co-op program (1 week postgraduate classes/3 weeks work experience per month) in France
In collaboration with the Government of France, École Intuit Lab is able to offer the France portion of the program at a net zero tuition fee. The remuneration earned during Year 5 co-op will cover the tuition cost of both Year 4 & 5.

Study in France

Dual Diploma Program

Live Client Projects

Students Work

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Our five-year programme combines theoretical and studio classes, real-world projects, industry internships, and co-op programs to prepare students for a creative career. Our faculty members provide guidance and support throughout the programme, helping students to unleash their creative potential. With hands-on experience and industry connections, graduates are well-equipped for success in the world of creativity.


Foundation Studies

This year serves as an introduction to the creative industries. The focus is on form, and its interaction with function. Students learn the fundamental principles of art and design, as the pedagogical building blocks for their future specialisations. They explore their creativity in a year-long personal project.

Analytical drawing + Live model sketching + Outdoor sketching + Colour + Sketching + Creativity + Illustration + Communications + Image + Volume + Photography + Perspective + Human sciences + History of art + Project weeks + French


Design Principles and Techniques

An important year of transition, students learn about the basic elements of visual and graphical communication; text, image and how they are related. Students participate in international workshops and intensive project weeks that combine conceptual methodology, technical training and research processes.

Graphic design + Page layout + Typography + Web design + Computer graphics + Branding + Photography + Illustration + Writing + Motion design + Storyboarding + Press cartoons + Graphic culture + Human sciences + International workshop + 3 day Print House Internship + Portfolio + French

short internship

1-2 Months

A summer internship at a print house or design agency gives students their first taste of the creative careers and processes of visual communication and digital industries. Observation and team participation introduces them to the challenges of applying creativity in professional contexts.


Concepts & Communication with Design

Going a step ahead from the technical foundation given in Lab 2, students consider aesthetics and their relevance to the world. Through projects that involve teamwork and strategic completion of cross-functional live client assignments, students refine their ability to infuse creativity in concepts. They also have the opportunity to go for a semester-long exchange programme to France.

3D + Computer graphics + Advertising + Editorial design + Motion design + Digital design + Packaging + Copywriting + Graphic design + Art direction +Human Sciences + Portfolio + French


M1 First Year: A Full-time study programme, subject covered :

Editorial design + Manufacturing and publishing techniques + Packaging + Computer graphics + Visual identity + Brand design + Marketing + Strategic planning + Brand content + Design Thinking + Retail design + Advertising creation + Design-writing + DA / photography + Project management + Digital Strategy + Collected data + Semiology

M2 Second Year: 3 weeks in apprenticeship in agencies1 week project at school monthly, subjects covered :

Digital artistic direction + Strategies / Live project Consulting (publishing & digital) + Project management Monitoring / News management +Artificial intelligence and Data analysis Semiology + Marketing + Sociology + public speaking +stress management + Entrepreneurship.


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Prof. Nien Siao

Dean JS Institute of Design

An alumnus of NID, She brings a rich experience of 31 years in Design Academics and Design Practice. She has been the Founder Director of Pearl Academy Noida, Dean at School of Design, IILM University, Arch Academy of Design & Business. Her experience as an educator, mentor, business.

Strategy developer in Design education and management has contributed to design academics. As a design practitioner, she has worked extensively in trend development, fashion clothing, homemade-ups, carpets, woven textiles, soft toys.
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Prof. Nidhi Gupta

Head of Department
École Intuit Lab

An NID alumnus, she has more than a decade of experience as a designer and educationist. She has worked with Indian ethnic brands such as Fabindia and Soma Block Prints, and in the area of retail and marketing with brand names such as Samsung, Sony, Revlon, etc.

With a stronghold in design management and marketing, she has been an interdisciplinary faculty in the field of design and critical thinking, design research & methodology, luxury brand management, brand marketing, and consumer experience.
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Abhilash Jose

Environment Design Concept
Art & Motion Design

Abhilash Jose is an award-winning visual designer with over a decade of experience in the gaming industry. He served as the Chief Visual Designer at MechMocha, specializing in game character design, animation, and UX/UI design.

As the Lead Visual Designer at Rapipay Fintech, he contributed significantly to the NYE app visual design. His work has received international recognition, including the Young Animation Talent contest at Digicon, Japan. Abhilash is proficient in tools like Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, After Effects, and Figma.
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Brijendra Panda

Web & UI Design

A seasoned Senior Interaction Designer currently working at frog, a global design and strategy firm. With over 15 years of experience in the field, Panda has honed his skills in user research, systems thinking, and user-centered design. He served as a Design Lead at Times Internet and Moonraft Innovation Labs.

Educational background includes a PG Diploma in Industrial and Product Design from the NID and a B.Arch from the NIT, Hamirpur. His exceptional work has been recognized with prestigious awards such as the Best Project of the Year and Best Regenerative & Sustainable Innovation Award.
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Ms. Divya Jhakar


An illustrator, graphic designer & apparel designer. She graduated from the NIFT in 2010 and worked in the luxury fashion sector for over a decade.

For the past 2 years she has been freelancing as a graphic designer & illustrator working with a plethora of brands and institutions including Royal Enfield, The Israel embassy in India & Sahil Kochhar to name a few.
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Mr. Harish Vishnoi

UX Design

Mr. Harish Vishnoi is a Senior Associate UX Designer at Senior Associate UX Designer at Nagarro, a leader in digital product engineering and technology­ led business breakthroughs.

He has a bachelor's degree in User Experience Design from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
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Inderjeet Singh

Objects Design Concept
Art & Analytic Drawing

Inderjeet Singh, born in New Delhi, graduated in Applied Arts from Jamia Millia Islamia University in 1989. With over 30 years of experience, he's worked as a visualizer, illustrator, and photojournalist with leading advertising agencies and newspapers.

He has designed books for Sahitya Academy and served as the head of the department at Picasso International Animation College. Currently, he is a visiting faculty member at both the College of Art, Govt. of NCT Delhi and Pandit Lakhmi Chand University of Performing and Visual Arts in Rohtak.
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Kharell Bompaka

French Teacher and Translator

Kharell Bompaka is a proficient French teacher and translator based in Delhi, India. With top skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, Kharell has been offering freelance French teaching services since April 2018.

In addition to teaching, Kharell has experience in program coordination, having worked with LiveJam from March 2018 to December 2020. Currently, Kharell holds the position of Financial and Administrative Manager at Jan Milaap Samiti, a role he has been fulfilling since January 2021.
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Prof. Jatin Bhatt

Mechanics of Games

Graduate from NID in product design with over 40 years in design consultancy, entrepreneurship and academic leadership, He has been founding Chair of Accessory Design Department NIFT and founding Dean of School of Design, Ambedkar University Delhi from where he superannuated in 2020 as Pro Vice Chancellor.

He has been bestowed with the 'Design Guru' award in memory of M P Ranjan in November 2021. He now works as an independent design academic and practitioner.
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Mr. Mohit Rajora

Exterior Drawing

Mr. Mohit Rajora is an NID alumni and an educational professional with over five years of instructional design experience.

He is a Design Educator at Sambhav Design Studio and visiting faculty at Sage Institute of Design, Indore. His areas of expertise include Graphic Design, Photography, Film, Animation and Illustration.
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Prof. Mukesh Singh


He is a visual & material exploration artist with over ten years of teaching experience, and is currently Assistant Professor at School of Design & Fashion, IILM. His teaching areas include drawing & sketching, character design, design and concept drawing, colour theory & concept, graphic design, photography, cyanotype printing, wood joinery, metal work and many more.

He has been associated with educational institutes and industry as an educator like Reliance BIG AIMS, Animation School, Picasso Animation Institute and Arena Multimedia.
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Rachita Rakyan

Graphic Design &
Visual Identity

Rachita Rakyan is the founder of YME design, a design firm based in New Delhi, India, where she has been leading since January 2011. Prior to starting her own firm, she co-founded White Light Design and worked as a Creative Designer at Crayons Advertising Ltd.

and as a Graphic Designer at Ogilvy & Mather. Her top skills include branding, graphic design, and logo design. Rachita studied Graphic Design at the National Institute of Design.
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Mr. Ramesh Tahiliani

Branding & Marketing

An alumni of The IIPM, New Delhi And has 20 years of industry experience in marketing and advertising in India, Nepal and the Middle East working with companies like Ogilvy, BBDO, Grey, TBWA. Mccann-Erickson, Bates and Y&R.

He also has over 15 years teaching experience as guest faculty/consultant at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (JNU campus), Pearl Academy and IP College for Women, Delhi University. He has areas of expertise include marketing, advertising, consumer behaviour and digital marketing.
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Ms. Neeti Banerji

Visual Expression

Illustrator and visual artist based in New Delhi, India. After completing her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017, she worked with publishing houses in Boston and New York as a designer.

She then had a year-long stint as the lead marketing designer for Paro Goodearth, handling communications both online and offline. Since going freelance fulltime in 2020 she's worked in a number of fields including editorial art, picture book illustration, food packaging illustration, visual identity creation, and board game development.
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Ms. Sukruti Anah Staneley

Editorial Design

Ms. Sukruti Anah Staneley is the Creative Director at The Caravan Magazine, one of the India's most respected and intellectually agile publications, setting new benchmarks for Indian and South Asian media.

She has a BA in Mass Media (Advertising) from the University of Mumbai, and an MA in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster, London, UK. Ms. Staneley recently won the Cover of the Year (English) award for the design of the cover of Intimate City, published by Zubaan.
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Ms. Ramneek Majithia

Character Design

Communication design & Product professional with over 20 years of expertise in creative direction, design thinking, design strategy, academic talent and capacity development, Innovation and transformation in Media, Digital, EdTech, and Higher Ed organisations.

She has authored papers, driven publications, nurtured start-ups, Animation films and design education & training; having anchored design thinking workshops across India, Africa and the UK. Ms. Majithia has been featured amongst 50 most Influential Indians.
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Mr. Ravi Dhingra


When a hobby turns into a profession, the passion leaps manifold and he foray into professional photography after a long stint in Corporate Finance brought a new dimension to his life, an era of creative expression.

With more than 20 years in lifestyle photography which includes Architecture & Interiors, Food, Portraits and product, his work has been widely published in advertising campaigns, magazines and online portals.

He is a visiting faculty for photography at various leading design institutes.
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Prof. Seema Srivastava

History of Arts

Cultural theorist teacher, and designer. She has been passionately involved with the world of art for more than three decades. She has a B.F.A. from the University of Delhi, an M.A. (History of art) and an MPhil from the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi, and has taught art and design related courses at the College of Art.

University of Delhi; Pearl Academy, IIT, National Institute of Advertising and the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology as well as at other premier design institutes.

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Visual Communication and Digital Design is a field that focuses on using visual elements such as graphics, images, and multimedia to convey information, ideas, and messages effectively. It combines design principles with digital tools to create various forms of visual content.

Graduates in Visual Communication and Digital Design can pursue careers in various industries, including graphic design, web design, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design, advertising, marketing, multimedia production, and more.

The role of digital design is to create visually appealing and functional digital content, encompassing web design, user interfaces, graphics, and multimedia, to engage and communicate effectively in the digital realm.

Visual communication is a rewarding career choice, offering opportunities in graphic design, advertising, branding, and digital media. It combines creativity with market demand, making it a fulfilling and viable option.

Yes, this program encourages or requires students to complete internships, which provide valuable hands-on experience and networking opportunities within the industry.