Communication Design (Interaction/Graphics/Animation & VFX)

Delhi | Mumbai
  • Eligibility : Candidates should have passed Class XII from any recognized board.
  • Qualification :
    • Indian Qualification : Professional Diploma from Pearl Academy. Students will enroll for a pathway of 11 month diplomas leading to a Professional Diploma at the end of their final year. Pearl Academy recommends BBA (IGNOU). Students will register at no additional cost. With the IGNOU degree, all graduates are eligible for pursuing their Masters in any Govt. affiliated institutes like NIFT, NID and other universities.
    • INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATION : Option for a full credit transfer out of Pearl Academy, for final year, to Bachelor of Design degree at Torrens University, Australia.
  • Certification :Media & Entertainment Skill Council (MESC)
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This program equips students to apply principles of design to a wide range of communication challenges across various media. They learn to understand people in their socio-cultural settings and to devise strategies that lead to communication products, systems, services and experiences.

Graphics Pathway: Shaping the Message

The Graphics Design pathway offers students an opportunity to pursue professional development in graphics, illustration, sequential art, typography, image processing, motion graphics and narration through variety of formats. The course’s key competencies place emphasis on originality and conceptual development. Students work with traditional print media as well as contemporary digital formats which are essential skills for today’s market.

Graduates of this pathway will have the knowledge and skill to pursue professional careers as: graphic designers, typographers, illustrators, storyboard artists, print and layout designers, motion graphic artists, and two-dimensional animators.

Interaction Pathway: Beyond Proto-typing

Are you curious in understanding how technology works? Do you enjoy building things for how they work as well as how they look? Interaction Design is an interdisciplinary pathway where students learn how to build, analyse, and evaluate digital products, services, and tools. The competencies this course strives to develop in students blend technical comprehension with research methodologies to develop a unique conceptual approach to problem solving.

Graduates of this pathway will be equipped to pursue a range of careers from Information Design to Human Computer Interface development.

Animation & VFX Pathway: Conceptualize, design, develop, and more

Animation and Visual Effects is an interdisciplinary pathway in which students will learn the nuance of creating rich, immersive digital experiences. This course explores various techniques utilized by professionals in telling impactful ideas and stories through production and post-production processes.

Graduates of this pathway will be able to create media content for a range of delivery systems, and can pursue careers in fields such as: visual effects (VFX) for film, commercials, and TV; 2D and 3D animation; gaming; training & simulation; product visualization; virtual and augmented realities. 


Visual Culture | Material Culture | Media Culture & Design Culture


Students will learn basic communication skills, knowledge and methods.

Making narratives with images | Communicating through symbols and icons | Building visuals from information and data | Developing collaborative skills


Specialised Learnings of Communication Design. Focuses on the relationship between the learner - industry and international scenario. Every student will undergo Live Project (cross disciplinary) and get international experience.

Building games and telling stories with more than one ending | Developing unique characters and identities | Global, interdisciplinary and industry exposure


Every student will undergo Professional Practice and Final Project leading to final portfolio display

Socially relevant design for communication and interaction | Independent final design project | Professional development, work-integrated learning | Making a professional portfolio, refining public speaking skills

Employment Sectors

Design Offices | Advertising Agencies | Brand and Image Agencies | Publication Houses, Digital Publication Houses | Corporates and MNCs | Event Management Companies | Packaging Design Companies | Television & Network Stations | Production Studios | Online and e-Commerce | E-Learning | Gaming Industry | IT companies

International Opportunities

  • International Exchange - Opt for international exchange program at universities like Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Netherlands), University for the Creative Arts (UK), Heriot Watt University (UK), NHL University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), Royal Academy of Art (The Hague), London College of Fashion (UK), Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (USA), LDT Nagold (Germany), BTK University (Germany), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), University of the West of England (UK), NABA (Milan) etc.
  • Summer Program - Participate in international summer programs at NABA (Italy), Domus Academy (Italy), London College of Fashion (UK) or BTK Germany.
  • Present Graduating Project - Selected final year students get to present their graduating project at international universities like NABA, Italy. Watch video
  • Intern at International Events - Selected students are trained and sent to work with designers in international events like Paris Fashion Week. Watch video
  • Learn from International Faculty - Many experienced faculty members from universities across the globe conduct workshops and lectures with students. Know more



Communication Design [ Graphics | Interaction | Animation & VFX ]

Career Path

  • Games Developer
  • Web Designer/Developer
  • 2D/3D Artist
  • Character Designers
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • Broadcast Designer for Cinema and TV
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Interaction Designer

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Higher Education for Pearlites 

India: National Institute of Design

USA/Canada: Parsons-The New School, Savannah College of Art & Design, George Brown University, MICA, Boston University

Europe: Domus Academy, London College of Communication, BTK University of Arts and Design, University of Leeds, Polimoda, Trinity College, University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art, Kingston University


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Alumnus - Harmind Singh

Alumnus - Harmind Singh

‘Pearl’s Communication Design course was my launch pad. Today I am running a design and brand asset management consultancy firm, Fejjo, with a team of 15 talented people who make the business what it is today. We have clients like TATA, GE (General Electric) and GAIL (India) Limited to name a few.

Arush Dev

Arush Dev

At present, I am working as Motion Graphics Designer at Since childhood, I have been fascinated with design, colours and wanted to work in a creative field like design.

Abhishek Chandra

Abhishek Chandra

The Pearl Academy course helped set the base for who I am today. Currently, I am analyzing films on diverse issues and have won accolades at film festivals across the country. I have been able to develop my passion into a profession and I love every minute of it.

Luv Sharma

Luv Sharma

Making the decision to pursue Communication Design from Pearl Academy has proven to be a splendid choice in hindsight. The institute offers a very well balanced learning experience with its contemporary curriculum and lots of real-world escapades. I had prodigious expectations from Pearl Academy, and I am proud to say that it has surpassed all of them. Be it the amazing faculty that is ever present to guide us, the flagship machines that we have or the industry exposure the institute of offers, it is simply unparalleled in every regard. It has truly been a delightful experience to be at Pearl Academy.

Kavish Handa

Kavish Handa

Communication Design has been the most accurate choice I have made during my entire academic time. It gradually helped me to pick my focus stream of career and then pursue it. This course is not only about graphic design but a lot more than that. I interned with Yash Raj Films as Art Director and gained valuable experience by working in the art department of renowned movie production houses. Experience at Pearl has been amazing so far. I can't really express how all the little things I learned here helped me with my work. You grow as a person here. All the practical knowledge helps you make it through swiftly through a long working day. The Journey has been eventful so far and I can surely say Pearl is not like any other college.

Nikita Aggarwal

Nikita Aggarwal

Joining Pearl after dropping a year after 12th really changed my life. I had self-doubts since I was weak in sketching but Pearl boosted my morale and taught me how to do it. It has transformed me into a confident person who is filled with positive energies and creative ideas. I feel lucky to be a part of Pearl family.

Nikhil Ranganathan

Nikhil Ranganathan

Raghav kumar

Raghav kumar

Jashene Kharbanda

Jashene Kharbanda

Mallika Mohan

Mallika Mohan