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Graphic Design Course

What is Graphic Design?

Graphic Design is the process of creating visual content to communicate information/ messages to the masses. Considered to be a sub-set of Communication Design, Graphic Design is used to create visual content using elements such as photographs, colours, typography, illustrations, and icons. Considered to be an art form first used around 17,000 years ago to create cave paintings, Graphic Design is now used for creating logos, design used in books, newspapers and magazines, advertising, product packaging, signage, and the likes. Graphic Designers often have enough freedom to create their content without restrictions related to programming, resolution, or speed.

Broadly speaking, there are the below-mentioned types of Graphic Design:

  • Visual identity graphic design
  • User interface graphic design
  • Motion graphic design
  • Publication graphic design
  • Packaging graphic design
  • Marketing & advertising graphic design
  • Environmental graphic design
  • Art and illustration 

On completion of a Graphic Design course, one can secure a job as a Graphic Designer, Picture Editor, Design Manager, Teacher/ Lecturer, etc. 


Graphic Design Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants who have cleared their 10+2 from any stream (Science/ Commerce/ Arts) can pursue a Graphic Design course at the graduation level. However, most popular colleges allow candidates to take part in their admission process only if they have completed their schooling from a recognised board.


Required Skillset for Graphic Design

In order to become a graphic designer, aspirants need to possess the below-mentioned skillset:


Knowledge of Software

Knowledge of designing software

Time Management


Good Communication Skills

Ability to Work in a Team

Ability to work with detail

Skill in visual design

Good interpersonal skills

Ability to work long hour

Ability to Work in Strict Deadlines

Knowledge of Typography

Knowledge of Colour theory



Syllabus for Graphic Design

Graphic Design course curriculum varies from institution to institution as well as course to course. Candidates aspiring to pursue a Graphic Design course are informed that they would be studying some or all of the below-mentioned topics in their course.

Introduction to Graphic Designing

Shaping, Design & Illustration


Graphic Designing Softwares & Tools

Image Layout & Effects


Corel Draw



HTML/ Javascript

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe flash

Adobe Audition

Computer Fundamentals

Art & Visual Perception

Vector Graphics for Designers

Graphic Design Job Profiles & Top Recruiters

After pursuing a graphic design course aspirants are mostly hired by any of the below-mentioned firms:

  • Print & publishing houses (like newspapers, magazines, etc.)
  • Advertising agencies
  • Graphic design studios
  • TV & Multimedia production houses
  • Website development studios
  • E-learning companies
  • Web Design Studios

Popular job profiles in which aspirants are hired after pursuing a graphics design course are as follows:

  • Flash Animator
  • Layout Designer
  • UI Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Developer
  • SEO Consultant
  • Content Management System specialist

Graphic Design Salary

The average annual salary offered to an individual who possesses a Graphic Design degree ranges from Rs 2 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs. Candidates can expect a higher salary package depending on their experience and their skill-set. Some popular companies that hire Graphic Designers along with the average salary package offered by them is mentioned in the table below:

Name of Companies Hiring Graphic Designers

Average Salary Offered (in Rs)

Graphic Design, Inc.

3 lakhs

Designer Graphics

3.66 lakhs


2.24 lakhs

Vistaprint Inc

2.10 lakhs

Decathlon Group

3.36 lakhs


5.50 lakhs


4.32 lakhs

EY (Ernst & Young)

7.27 lakhs




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