Bachelor of Design

Communication Design (Kochi)


Candidates must have either cleared the 10+2 / NIOS board exams with at least 50% marks in Arts, Science, Commerce, or a related field, with English as a compulsory subject or finished a 3-year Diploma with similar requirements. Moreover, they must have a UCEED rank from IDC at IIT-Bombay or a passing score on the JET EXAM from JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).


The JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) Kochi’s Bachelor of Design in Communication Design programme is a dynamic four-year journey that hones creative talents and design skills. The Bachelor of Communication Design College in Kochi blends theory with hands-on practice, preparing students for impactful careers in the world of visual communication and stands out as one of the best design colleges in India.


3 years Degree Programme


Bachelor of Design

No. of Credits

120 minimum and as specified


As per University norms

Course Commencement : Aug 2024

Study Campus

JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Kochi
Knowledge Park, Nirmal Infopark
Kakkanad, Kochi - 682 042
Telephone : 0484 435 5555
Email : [email protected]

Curriculum Structure

Candidates admitted into the B.Des. programmes undergo a common Foundation Year of two semesters. Students undergo a rigorous and significantly hands-on year of immersion in developing their design sensitivities. At the JAIN School of Design Media and Creative Arts, we understand that should the student's self-discovery of aptitude within the foundation year be different from the choice made during the admission process, they need to be allowed to pursue their calling. Based on mutual availability of seats, requests for such change and relative merit, students could pursue a design stream they deem best. The design courses  students get to experience the design foundation through are:

  • Design Sketching
  • Photography and Videography
  • Design History
  • Design Elements Principles and Composition
  • Craft Culture and Storytelling
  • Language Course
  • Mind Management and Human Value
  • Design Drawing
  • Space Form and Structure
  • Media Appreciation
  • Prototyping Materials and Processes
  • Design Thinking
  • Language Course
  • Mind Management and Human Values
  • Research and Entrepreneurship Project
  • Typography
  • Grids Layout and Composition
  • Digital Design 2D and 3D
  • Brand Identity Design
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • User Survey Methods
  • Research and Entrepreneurship Project 2
  • Open Elective
  • Advanced Photography and Videography
  • Information Visualization
  • Printing Technology
  • Design Methods and Creativity
  • Environmental Science
  • Constitutional Values
  • Media Laws and Ethics
  • Open Elective
  • Design Research Project
  • Behaviour Design
  • Digital Editing
  • Scriptwriting and Story Board
  • Professional Elective 1
  • Open Elective
  • Research and Entrepreneurship Project 3
  • Special Effects and Visual Effects
  • Portfolio and Communication Skill
  • Design Project
  • Design with AI and IoT
  • Professional Elective 2
  • Open Elective
  • Special Effects and Visual Effects
  • Portfolio and Communication Skill
  • Design Project
  • Design with AI and IoT
  • Professional Elective 2
  • Open Elective
  • Special Effects and Visual Effects
  • Portfolio and Communication Skill
  • Design Project
  • Design with AI and IoT
  • Professional Elective 2
  • Open Elective
Course Highlights
  • The Bachelor of Design in Communication Design curriculum provides students with essential design skills such as typography, layout design, colour theory, and visual composition.
  • Proficiency in digital media is becoming more important, so students are taught how to use different software tools like Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), as well as other digital design platforms.
  • Students are taught the skills to create and oversee brand representations, such as designing logos, establishing brand guidelines, and developing visual identity systems.
  • Students are frequently taught design thinking methodologies to creatively and strategically solve complex problems. This requires a grasp of user requirements, creating prototypes, and using iterative design methods.
Career Outcomes

As one of the top design colleges in India, graduates with a Bachelor of Design in Communication Design degrees possess a unique skill set that allows them to conceptualise, design, and develop innovative products. They work across industries such as consumer electronics, furniture, automotive, and more. Graduates can use their design skills to start their own design firms or product companies, bringing their innovative ideas to the market. Some opportunities and prospective roles that students can pursue after completing a B. Des in Communication Design are:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Branding Specialist
  • Illustrator
  • Packaging Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Motion Graphics Designer