Graphic Design Course in Himachal Praedesh | Himalayan institute of Digital Arts
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Graphic Design Course in Himachal Praedesh

Course Overview

Design is all around us, visual and graphic design is the process of visual communication using various designing methods such as typography, logo design, layout, illustration, etc. In our graphic design course, you will get to know a wide array of subjects from yearly design trends and aesthetics to creating multi-page layouts- everything is taken care of.

This course offers all the practical and theoretical knowledge and an opportunity to work on live projects. Our faculty and dynamic team are always there to support you with your studies.

Course Module

Introduction to Digital Graphics

  • History of Design and its Evolution
  • Role of design in our day to day life
  • Anatomy of Digital Graphics

Graphics & Visualization Fundamentals

  • Designing Principles
  • Elements of Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Color Theory
  • Composition Techniques
  • Layout & Design
  • Use of Type in Design (Typography)

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

  • Getting Familiar with Adobe Illustrator
  • Understanding Vector Graphics
  • Creating Vector Illustrations
  • Basic of creating Logos
  • Typography Practical

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

  • Understanding Raster Graphics
  • Getting familiar with Photoshop
  • Layer Based Editing/ Designing
  • Understanding importance of Good Composition in Design
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Designing Book / Magazine Cover, Poster, etc.

Basics of Print Media Graphics with Corel Draw and Indesign

  • Exploring the world of OOH Media
  • In-depth knowledge of Typeface and Typography with Indesign
  • Getting your Designs Print Ready
  • Designing Multiple Layout Style, Broachers, Catalogues, PDF Presentation, Magazine etc.

Logo Design & Branding

  • Understanding Characteristics of Logo Designing
  • Types of Logo
  • Logo Inspirations
  • Mood Boards

Graphic Design for Web Designer

  • Introduction to Web Graphics
  • Understanding Creative Web Layouts with Grid System
  • Use of Typography in Web
  • UI & UX Introduction
  • Image optimization and Organizing Data

Course Duration

  • 6 Months


Critaria for Assessment

  • For each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council (SSC). Each Performance Criteria will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in National Occupational Standard. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each Performance Criteria.
  • The assessment for the theory & Practical part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created and approved by SSC.
  • Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each examination/training center based on this criteria.
  • To pass the Qualification Pack , every trainee should score a minimum of 70% cumulatively.


  • Students have to submit five projects after the completion of each module as given by concerned faculty.
  • Students have to design a professional portfolio of keeping in mind the demands of the market and latest design trends.

Software Covered

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Corel Draw
  • Adobe Indesign CC

Career Opportunities

  • Graphic Designer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Print Media Designer
  • Photo Editor

FAQs about Graphic Design Course

What is graphic & visual designing?

Graphic & Visual Design is a process of visual communication and problem solving through combining text, pictures & illustration in a creative way.

What are the career scopes after learning this course?

Graphic design is implemented in the broad aspect of media in both print and digital. There are various job career opportunities in this field such as Advertising, Branding, Web Design, Interface Design, Magazine layout, Infographics, Art & Illustrations and Digital Art.

What is the duration of this course?

Duration of this course is 6 Months.

Why should I learn Graphic & Visual Design from the Himalayan Institute of Digital Arts (HIDA), Shimla?

At HIDA, you get a first-hand experience of its interdisciplinary learning approach that helps you in building a secure future. Various courses and programs are formulated to provide you with an environment conducive to an interactive learning experience. Our excellent faculty, modern infrastructure, experience with on-ground projects via interactive class assignments and work-oriented learning makes our curriculum a unique one where students get personal attention and an environment of technology-infused learning which can prepare them for their careers.

What are the education eligibility criteria for joining this course?

After 12th anyone can join this course.

Does this course require any computer skill?

Basic Computer skills are required.

What will I get when I get enrolled in the (course name)?

A course module timeline and timetable will be shared with you. Before beginning, the classes, online and some offline learning resources will also be shared with you.

What is included in the Foundation Photography Course?

The course includes 6 months of classes, course material (online and offline resources), and certification of completion from Insititute

Is there an online mode of taking the Graphics & Visual Design Course classes?

Yes, there is both online as well as offline mode of classes.

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