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B.Sc Visual Communication


This Programme is approved by University Grants Commission.

Visual Communication is the visual representation of reality, the imaginative conception of an individual triggering articulate response. Gauging the importance and need for media makers, this three year programme is started focusing on a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach of learning and this has been achieved by an even balance of theory and practical application. The program is framed to inculcate professional excellence and master the practicalities of the media industry. The winning edge of this programme is the exclusive combination of learner centric-pedagogy, contemporary curriculum, high-end infrastructure, first hand industry exposure and a creative working atmosphere. The programme transforms students into one of the best advertising personnel, visualizers, copy writers, filmmakers, photographers, web designers, animators and graphic designers to name a few.(Click to know the fee structure)

Course Structure

Semester I

  • Introduction to Visual Media
  • History of Mass Media & Films
  • Visual Literacy
  • Writing for Media

Semester II

  • Media Culture and Society
  • Elements of Film
  • Graphic Design (Practical)
  • Photography (Practical)

Semester III

  • Crew Roles and Responsibilities
  • Visual Grammar
  • Story Development
  • Script Writing (Practical)

Semester IV

  • Preproduction
  • Shoot Planning including Shot Lists and Storyboards
  • Digital Imaging (Practical)
  • Edit Theory
  • HD Camera Operation & Lighting (Practical)

Semester V

  • Cinematography
  • Audio Elements of Film
  • Sound Design (Practical)
  • Non-Linear Editing

Semester VI

  • Documentary Production (Practical)
  • Short film Production (Practical)
  • Digital Marketing for Promotions
  • Streaming platforms

Fee structure for the Academic year 2021-22

Programmes Course Duration 1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
B.Sc Visual Communication 3 years 25000 60000

1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 900
DOUBLE SHARING 95000 110000 120000 95000 95000
SINGLE SHARING 135000 155000 165000 135000 135000
SINGLE WITH AC & REFRIDGERATOR - 180000 190000 - 180000

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Application status : Open

Duration : Three years

Study mode : Full-time

Entry Requirements : Pass in 10+2 / Equivalent with minimum of five subjects

Fee structure 2021

1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
25000 60000
1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 900

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Entry Requirements

Pass in 10+2 / Equivalent with minimum of five subjects.

Wherever grading system or any other system is followed for evaluating the performance of the candidate in the qualifying examination, the applicant should ensure that a certificate indicating the percentage obtained has to be submitted through the University / Board last studied. Applicants passing GCE / O / A level examination should have passed 4 + 3 or 5 + 2 subjects at the O & A level respectively.

The examination approved by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) only will be considered by the Garden City University, others who have passed the examination which is not in the AIU approved list shall obtain equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities.

About Admissions

"Our graduates believe in Professionally Doing and Scientifically Knowing." Garden City University established under sub section (3) of Section 1 of Garden City University Act, 2013 (Karnataka Act No. 47 of 2013).

The admissions desk here at Garden City University, maintains a pragmatic approach towards prospective students. Our focus is not on quantity of students rather; it’s their willingness to align themselves with our values and belief systems, while maintaining very clear-cut academic standards. The process of applying to the best programmes offered at GCU, is facilitated in an organized and effortless manner by our admissions team, who are always willing to assist you with your queries.

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