Vishwaniketan Institute of Design

Graphic Design & Illustration

Learning at Vishwaniketan Institute of Design can happen for every type of learner

" If you can properly
define the problem, then you've
already defined the solution as well. "

-Chip Kidd

About the Course

Learn to bring your ideas to life as a confident and responsive
visual communication designer through this innovative
and industry-focused graphic design
and illustration degree course.

The course is a combination of graphic design and illustration, offering you a broad and dynamic learning experience in a pleasant environment. You can build a professional, innovative portfolio displaying skills across advertising, branding, typography, editorial and book design, interactive media, motion graphics and digital content. You will learn to develop your design research skills and ideas-led solutions, working with our experienced faculty members and Industry professionals.

What you Learn

While studying this graphic design and illustration degree at Vishwaniketan Institute of Design in partnership with Teesside University, UK, you will get an opportunity to work on live briefs of real-time projects. Our faculty come from a mix of academia and industry and ensure personal attention to each student.

This is an industry-focused programme to prepare you for a range of professional careers in the visual communication design field and across the creative industries including artistic and technical roles in design houses, media agencies, corporate firms and publishers.

From becoming a freelance designer or illustrator to working for an international company, your learning adventure unites the independent and commercial, specialisms and teamwork, deadlines and networking, traditional / analog and digital design skills.


Foundation Year

The foundation year helps you develop knowledge and skills to make the transition to university level study. You will also be actively unlearning rote learning study methods.You will also learn to pursue independent thinking and develop your own “creative method” as well as “visual style”.

You will gain art and design knowledge, develop academic and personal skills to proceed confidently through the remainder of the course. During the foundation year (also called year 0) you will learn through projects, lectures, tutorials, seminars, skill development workshops, and presentations. There are three modules in each semester

Final Year at
Teesside University (UK)

After 3 years at the Khalapur campus, where you will delve deep into all aspects of Product Design, the final year (year 4, Two semesters) will be completed at Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK. Here, you will be a part of a vibrant, international student community and will gain experience to work with a wide range of Ideas, Technology, Design Benchmarks and Standards in Global Context. Opportunities for Internships and employment in International Design organizations could propel your career rapidly.

Teesside University graduates have excellent and varied career opportunities and go on to work in design consultancies, corporate design studios along with freelance opportunities and commissioned projects. There is also the opportunity for pursuing postgraduate studies ahead.