PG Diploma - One year
PG Diploma - Two year
PG Diploma - One year
PG Diploma - Two year

Graphic Design

One year course

PG Diploma in Graphic design is a one-year course custom-made for individuals from various backgrounds of specialization who aim at developing the art and skill of combining pictures and text for crafting effective communication. The course is framed in a non-semester pattern. Students get to learn the basic and intermediate skills needed to visualize a concept, convert that into a visual graphical representation. They will be introduced to the basic idea of design & aesthetics, followed by the intermediate level of skills on conceptualization, exploration and design development. Students are supposed to finish with a diploma project which showcases the skills & knowledge that they learnt via the course.

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  • Theory Of Graphic Design
  • Digital Tools And Design
  • Visual Arts And Tools
  • Printing Media Design
  • Image-Making
  • Diploma Design Project
  • Typography

Skills Required For Fashion Design

DOT provides ample opportunities for creative minds that have an affinity for fashion. We offer B.Des in Fashion Design, a four-year undergraduate course that deals with the basics of fashion, colour, design, sketching, material procession, and so much more.

Fashion Design in DOT is a course with limited seats, and we expect our students to exhibit certain skills to learn the course. We look for:

Creativity And Innovation.
Excellent Eye For Detail.
Observation Skills.
Communication Skills.
Business Acumen.
Visual Imagination.
Knowledge Of Traditional And Latest Trends In Fashion.


As we are all part of an image-laden society, there is no industry that is not using Visual Communication, making Graphic Design an indispensable part of every industry. PG Diploma in Graphic Design from DOT provides the students boundless scope to use their skills in a variety of organizations ranging from a publishing house to an advertising agency, digital media agencies, to a human-centered research organization or a non-profit. They can engage in a wide array of projects in the area of Art Direction, Branding and Identity Design, Packaging Design, Social Media Design, Illustration, Publication Design, Book and Book Cover Design, Film Title Design, Motion Graphics, Signage Design, Interaction Design, Website Design, User Interface and User Experience Design (UI/UX), Design for Exhibitions and Museum Spaces, Design Education, Design for Social Good and Design Research. They can even venture out into the market as an independent design consultant or entrepreneur.


The course trains the student in all aspects of graphic design from basic sketching to rendering advanced graphic designs using software such as adobe photoshop, illustrator, etc.

  • Technical and theoretical proficiency
  • Typography, color theory and advanced design principles
  • Manipulation of photographs and illustrations to create original works.
  • Master industry-standard software and tools
  • Fluency in the language of graphic design so you graduate job-ready.
    • Along with skill development, the course also aims at improving the students’ creative & cognitive abilities to become better designers.


Why Pursue Diploma in Graphic Design?
  • Lucrative Career Choice: Graphic Design has become an indispensable part of every industry making it a very lucrative career choice.
  • Increasing Job Opportunities: The demand for graphic designers is much higher than the supply of skilled designers. Hence there are plenty of job opportunities in the career market.
  • Scope for Creative Expression: Graphics Design is a creative process, unlike any other 9-5 job. Hence it’s most suitable for creative individuals to visually bring alive their thoughts.
  • Flexibility: As Graphic designing is mostly online, it offers flexibility in the work timings and where we work from.
Who Can Pursue a Diploma in Graphic Design?
The students are required to possess the following minimum qualification to be able to pursue a PG Diploma in Fashion Design. In addition, one needs to pass the DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) to qualify. Know more details at admissions/.
  • MODE OF SELECTION - DOT-DAT(Design Aptitude Test) Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission
    • Successful completion of Undergraduate program of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization or Successful completion of Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design after 10+2 system from any university or institute recognized by the government of India.
    • A strong portfolio in the specific field of application is mandatory.
What is the fee structure for this course?

The fee prescribed for this course is Rs.90,000/- which is inclusive of the entire course of study.

What is the duration of this course?

PG Diploma in Graphic Design is a one-year course custom-made for individuals from various backgrounds of specialization.

What are the Selection Criteria for PG Diploma in Graphic Design?

DOT School of Design conducts DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) applicable for students interested to start their Design education at DOT. DOT-DAT comprises two levels –

  • Written Examination :
    Round 1 - Technical Test
    Round 2 - On Table Test
  • Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission

The students qualifying both the levels are selected for further counseling & admission procedures. For more information on DOT-DAT, Click here.

How many seats are allocated for PG Diploma in Graphic Design?

A total of 15 seats are allocated for PG Diploma in Graphic Design.

What about Placements and Internships?

At DOT School of Design, we have different programs to assist students in shaping their careers. One of the assistance programs is INCO - Industry Connect, which connects industry experts and students. Multiple organizations & companies have signed MOUs with DOT offering placement & internship opportunities to the students. Another assistance program is IRC - Incubation Research Centre, where the students are given 360° guidance to start up their own practice and to be entrepreneurs in this effervescent field.

What are the facilities offered by DOT School of Design for PG Diploma in Graphic Design?

DOT School of Design is equipped with a state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to train and inspire students. Students are provided with

  • open studios and lecture halls.
  • Fully equipped labs and research facilities.
  • Workshops & advanced equipments
  • Experienced faculties.
  • State of the art AV Room & Amphitheatre
  • Library & Interaction spaces
  • Locker storage
  • Hostel & Transportation Facilities
  • Wifi-enabled campus

To know more about the infrastructure at DOT, click here.

Why DOT School Of Design ?
  • DOT School of Design is the first exclusive design college in Chennai which offers multidisciplinary courses in the fields of Industrial design, Interior Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design & Fine Arts.
  • The Design ethics & the learning culture at DOT results in mature & conscious designers & leaders.
  • The various Industry connect programs and Jury Panels comprising Industry practitioners increase the students’ exposure to the industry while they learn.
  • Faculties from renowned institutes & advisory panels consisting of Industry experts.
  • Well-equipped laboratories & workshops.
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