DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION
Visual Communication is emerging in our midst as a significant means of communication. It is the visual representation of reality, the imaginative conception of an individual triggering articulate response. Gauging the importance and need for media makers, the Department of Visual Communication, a three year UG program was started in the year 1999 by M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women – the first city college for women to offer this program. The course focuses on a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to 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 the Department is the exclusive combination of learner centric-pedagogy, contemporary curriculum, high-end infrastructure, first hand industry exposure and a creative working atmosphere. The course transforms students into one of the best advertising personnel, visualizers, copy writers, filmmakers, photographers, web designers, animators and graphic designers to name a few.
The goals set by the Department of Visual Communication are facilitated by high quality state of- the-art infrastructure provided to every student.
SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION
The Department of Visual Communication has a competitive selection process. There are two stages in the selection.
- Test I: Written Test (Objective Type) on current affairs, media awareness, communication skills and visual arts
- Test II: Drawing & Visualizing
Group Discussion and Personal Interview:
Candidates will be shortlisted for Stage II based on the marks secured in Stage I (Entrance Test). Candidates should carry a portfolio exhibiting her creativity as a prospective candidate to pursue the Visual Communication Course. Candidates will be provisionally selected.
LIST OF CORE & ALLIED PAPERS
An Internship is the first step to maximize exposure at a professional work place. Students gain an insight about the dynamics of the media industry, working style, protocol, approaches and trends. Internship is the forte of the program as it provides an opportunity for the students to understand the working environment of the industry, build relationships with industry personnel and identify the suitable area of their specialization
Students undergo two spells of four to six week’s industry training in the form of internship, which is mandatory for all students. Our students have interned with leading National and International Advertising Agencies, Print Media Houses, Graphic Design studios, Web Design Boutiques, Production houses, Television Channels and also are trained by leading freelance advertising photographers, ad filmmakers, Cinematographers, Directors, and CG Artists.
To widen the horizons of Summer Internship for students, The Department of Visual communication collaborates with Vancouver Film School, Canada a leading international film school, which offers a variety of courses of specific interest to students of Visual communication like Film making, 2D, 3D, classical animation, advertising design, graphic design and illustrations.
- Ms. Prashanthi Kausalya of B.Sc Visual Communication went on a month long Summer Intensive Internship Program on Film Making and Animation at Vancouver Film School, Canada.
- Ms. Purthi S. Punamiya of B.Sc Visual Communication interned at Cairo, Egypt for a month as part of the Global Community Development Programme. The Global Community Development Program (GCDP) is the internship hosted by an AIESEC entity under a project or a non-AIESEC organization. The programme which is one of kind attracts student volunteers across world and is considered a prestigious programme.
DEPARTMENT CLUB & ACTIVITIES
CREATE CLUB: THE STUDENT CLUB
Under the auspices of the Create Club the student office bearers network, learn and gain valuable leadership experience. The activities of the club are: