The mixture of words, images and ideas for visual communication is what a ''Graphic design course ''contains. It includes Drawing, Layout, Typography, Lettering, Diagramming, Photography, Printing Technology, Package design etc.
==Graphic Design Courses are taught at the following places:==
===National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad===
''Programmes'': ''Undergraduate Program ''is a 4 year Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GPD) in 8 disciplines.
''Admission'': A higher secondary(10+2) pass and need to clear the entrance examination and the interview.
''Post Graduate Program ''is a 2 and 1/2 year Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGPD) with specialisation in as many as 14 disciplines.
''Admission'': Graduates of B.F.A, Applied Arts, B.Arch. Interior Design, graduates with experience in Graphic Design and also needs to clear the entrance examination and the interview.
===Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay===
''Programmes'': Doctoral programme in Design as well as Master of Design M.Des in Visual Communication
''Admission'': Graduates of Design, Applied Arts, Architecture and Engineering and needs to clear CEEDand an interview.
===Srishti School of Design, Bangalore===
''Programmes'': A 2 + 2 year Professional Diploma in Visual Communication
''Admission'': A higher secondary (10+2) pass along with clearance of examination and the interview.
===Department of Design, Guwahati===
''Programmes'': Bachelors of Design in Communication Design
''Admission'': A higher secondary (10+2) pass along with JEE.
===Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur===
''Programmes'': Master of Design M.Des in Visual Communication Design
''Admission'': Graduates of Design, Architecture and Engineering and clearance of CEED and interview.
===MAEER's MIT Institute of Design, Pune===
''Programme'': 4.5 year Graduate Diploma Programme in Graphic Design.
''Admission'': A 10th pass and Entrance Examination
''Programme'': A 2.5 year Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Graphic Design
Admission: A degree or diploma holder plus Entrance Examination.
===Symbiosis Centre of Design, Pune===
''Programmes'': Graduate Degree Programme in Communication Design, Product Design, Fashion Communications and Fashion Design.
''Admission'': A pass in Higher Secondary (10+2)
===Wigan & Leigh College, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata Hyderabad, Pune, Indore, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Chennai===
'''Programmes:''' 3 year Advanced Diploma and B.A. (Hons.) in design and 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Visual Communication (PGDVC)
===Apeejay Institute of Design, New Delhi===
''Programmes'': 4 year Bachelor in Design in Fashion Design and Textile Design, 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Design, and 2 year Master in Design.
''Admission'': A 12th Pass with 45% marks for Bachelor in Design and a graduate in Fine Arts or Engineering Design for Master in Design.
===Raffles Design International, Mumbai===
''Programmes'': A 3 year Bachelor of Arts (hons) Visual Communication Design (Graphic) degree program in Visual Communication
''Admission'': 12th Pass with TOEFL scores
===Creative-i College of Creative Arts, Pune===
''Programmes'': A 3 year Graduate Degree Program in Multimedia Technology
===Department of Visual Communication, Loyola College, Chennai===
''Programmes'': A 3 year B Sc and 2 year M Sc Programmes in Visual Communication
===D J Academy of Design, Coimbatore===
''Programmes'': A 4 year Graduate Diploma Program in Industrial Design and Communication Design and a 1.5 year Post Graduate Certificate Program in Product Design
===IILM School of Design, Gurgaon===
''Programmes'': A 4 year graduate program in Product Design, Communication Design and a 2 year Post Graduate program in Communication Design, Product Design, Interior and Furniture Design, Animation Design, Exhibition Design and Textile Design
''Admission'': A pass in Pre-University 10 + 2 Examination.
===Design Institute of India, Indore===
''Programmes'': A 4 and 1/2 year diploma Programme in Graphic Design and Advertising, Film and Animation Design, Interior and Space Planning, Apparel Design and Merchandising for under graduation and a 2 and 1/2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design and Advertising, Film and Animation Design, Interior and Space Planning, Apparel Design and Merchandising
''Admission'': Open to 10 std students and Clarence of All India Examination, Studio Test, and Interview.
===Department of Printing and Media Engineering, MIT, Manipal===
''Programmes'': A 4 year B tech Program in Printing and Media Engineering.
There are also many other institutes such as Arena Animation, FX School, DQ School of Visual Arts, Digital Academy etc.
==Scope of Graphic Design courses in India:==
With the incredible development of the media industry and exceptional employment opportunities Graphic Design course lucrative career option in India with a wide range of job options in creative media:
# Electronic media
# Advertising agencies
# Marketing firms
# Design studios
# Educational institutes
# Printers and typesetters
# Exhibits and displays
# Audio-visual media
# Departmental stores.