B.Sc – Visual Communication

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B.Sc Visual Communication, popularly known as B.Sc Viscom is an undergraduate degree course offered in the field of mass communication. Visual Communication at SMS College of Arts and Science is a medium to transmit ideas and information using imagery and symbols. This 3-year Bachelor’s degree can be pursued after completing HSC or equivalent from a recognized board. The programme is divided into 3 years and six semesters, usually. Students get to learn about films, graphic editing, writing, photography, design, human communication, acting, media trends, etc. 


With the Indian youth inclining towards professional degree courses, Journalism and Mass Communication fields have become a great attraction for students. With this popularity, B.Sc. Visual Communication has also become a great preference for students.

Course Highlights:

The Department of Visual Communication at SMS college of arts and science offers B.Sc Visual Communication course with an annual intake of 40 students.

Level Under Graduate
Course Duration & Exam 3 years / Semester Wise Exam
Eligibility Candidates should Passed in +2 with minimum 50% marks or equivalent, and candidates should be at least 17 years of age at the time of admission and the upper age limit is 25 years in most of the educational institutions.


List Of Courses

Part I Language 4 16
Part II English 4 16
Part III Core Course   11 44
Part III Core Practical Courses 4 14
Part III Allied Course 4 12
Part III Elective Courses 3 12
Part IV Skill Based Subject 4 12
Part IV Non-Major Elective 2 4
Part V Extension Activities 1 2
Part VI Allied Practical 2 4
Environmental studies & Value Education  2 4
Total 40 140

List of core course:

  1. Introduction to Communication
  2. Communication Media
  3. Fundamentals of  Advertising
  4. Communication  Theories
  5. Writing for Media
  6. Introduction to Photography
  7. Film Studies
  8. Media Ethics
  9. Magazine  Production Layout & Design
  10. Commercial  Broadcasting
  11. Integrated Marketing Communication

List of Core practical courses:

  1. Advertising
  2. Photography
  3. Print Production
  4. Video Production

List of Allied course:

  1. Introduction to  Social Psychology
  2. News Reporting
  3. Audiography
  4. Instructional Design

List of Allied practical course:

  1. Drawing
  2. Audio Production

List of skilled course:

  1. Computers in Communication media –I
  2. Computers in Communication media –II
  3. Web Designing
  4. Computers in Communication Media and Web Designing Practical

List of Elective Course:

  1. Elective I
  2. Elective II
  3. Elective III
The B. Sc. Visual Communication program describes accomplishments that graduates are expected to attain within five to seven years after graduation.
PEO1The graduates will possess the skills to develop economically and technically using the knowledge to ensure their own department in industry.
PEO2To prepare students into media industry ready professionals and entrepreneurs by developing professional skills, life skills, media literacy and digital competency.
PEO3 The graduates will be able to work in 3D modeling animation and visual effects field.
PEO4 The graduates will be technically competent to excel in media industry and to pursue higher studies.
PEO5 The graduates will be become specialized in the areas of their interest pertaining to different media.
After the successful completion of B.Sc., Visual Communication program, the students are expected to
PSO1Discover the relationships and adapt production procedures in contemporary Print, Electronic and New Media industries.
PSO2They will be acquainted with the latest trends in new media and thereby innovate new ideas and solutions to existing problems.
PSO3Design media content with professional ethics and social responsibility to meet the demands of media environment at various levels including regional, national and global.
PSO4They will be familiar with the conventions of diverse genres including film making techniques, Audiography, Videographyand Graphic Designing.
PSO5To enhance knowledge in various domains such as film, designing, photographs, illustrations and animationthereby using their skills to provide solutions for the problems that exist in the media industry.

Job Opportunities:

  1. Cartoonist
  2. Digital Photographer
  3. Instructional Designer
  4. Event Manager
  5. Media Marketing Executive
  6. Production Assistant
  7. Graphic Designer
  8. Journalist
  9. Advertising Agent
  10. Graphic Illustrator
  11. Video producer
  12. Film Director
  13. Film Producer
  14. Radio Jockey
  15. Web Designer
  16. Fashion Designer
  17. Video Editor
  18. Content Writer
  19. Copy Writer
  20. Editor

B.Sc – Visual Communication