Art & Design - FX School – India’s Best Diploma course

FX School's 12-month course in Graphic Design & Motion Design is a comprehensive course that enables you to become a consummate graphic design professional with strong aesthetic skills and the ability to design across multiple mediums for a variety of purposes.

This is a project-oriented course in which you will build a strong foundation in graphic design fundamentals while working on practical applications such as identity design (logos and icons), communication design, poster design, design for merchandise (t-shirts, bags, wallets, etc.) and advertising campaigns. Click here for More Course Info

Advanced Certificate in Graphic Design

The course comprises three 3-month modules: Basic Graphic Design, Advanced Graphic Design, Graphic Design Portfolio Project.

Basic Graphic Design

The basic module in Graphic Design focuses on developing the fundamentals of design, aesthetics and different design styles along with an introduction to tools and software used for graphic and communication design.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Ideation and Conceptualization
  • Design Principles
  • Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
  • App Icon Design
  • Blending Modes and its application
  • Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals
  • Polygonal Design
  • Logo Design
  • Character Design: Mascot Creation
  • Shoe Painting

Advanced Graphic Design

The Advanced module in Graphic Design focuses on helping students apply their graphic design skills across various mediums like print and screen, in addition to mastering advanced tools for graphic design.

Course Outline


  • Editorial Typography
  • Illustrative Typography
  • Isometric Design
  • Flat Design
  • Packaging Design
  • UI/ UX
  • Thematic Posters
  • Printing Techniques
  • Outdoor/Indoor Advertising Campaigns
  • Branding
  • Portfolio Creation

Graphic Design Portfolio Project

In this module, which is optional and subject to faculty approval, students are given a platform to help them dive deep into their distinct field of interest and gain first-hand experience of client interaction. Keeping their interests in mind, they are given an elaborate Branding Project which they would have to work on using professional software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

The objective of this module is to help students to develop the ability to single-handedly ideate, strategise, communicate and execute their vision for a brand. They will also gain self-confidence, which is essential to workplace success, professional achievement and personal satisfaction.

This course aims at enhancing and promoting essential skills and qualities such as:

  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Client interaction skills
  • Deadline and project management
  • Visual and verbal communication

Regular meetings will be conducted at pre-determined intervals with the faculty to monitor progress.

Course Outline


  • Ideation and Conceptualization (mind map, moodboard/style scape)
  • Logo Design
  • Brand Guidelines Creation
  • Visual Identity Design (tangible and intangible brand collaterals)
  • Packaging Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Project Portfolio Creation

Motion Design for Graphic Designers

This module focuses on applying your Graphic Design skills towards Motion Graphics techniques using After Effects and helping you build a uniquely enhanced design portfolio.

Course Outline


  • Introduction to Motion Graphics
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects
  • Importing and Animating Photoshop Raster Graphics and Illustrator Vector Graphics
  • Introduction to Text Animation
  • Logo Animation
  • Finding & Using Media Assets
  • Freeze Frame Title Animation
  • Introduction to 3D Space inside After Effects
  • Basics of Parallax
  • Customisation of Video Templates
  • Introduction to 2D and 3D Tracking
  • Designing and Animating a Motion Graphics Video
  • Portfolio Creation

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Faculty

C B Arun Kumar

C B Arun KumarEx-Academic Director, FX School

C B Arun Kumar was a founding member of FX School and responsible for creating and establishing its unique and powerful pedagogy which enables students to achieve world class results in an extremely efficient time frame.

He has been working in the Animation & Broadcast Industry in India since 1985 and has over 37 years of professional experience. He did his Masters from MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia in 1989.

He has worked with TV18, Business India TV (TVI), Aaj Tak, Doordarshan, Vijay TV, Maya Entertainment and Pixion.

He worked on the first Indian 3D animation series, Jungle Tales (for Cartoon Network) with Moving Picture Company.

He was awarded the National Award for Best Director of an Animation Film (2005) for Kachua aur Khargosh.

Ruchika Khilnani

Ruchika Khilnani Faculty Graphic Design

Since the day I picked up my first crayon, Art and Design became the language with which I explored the world. I sketched and doodled my way through my teens, till Graphic Design studies at FX School helped me go pro. Over the last few years, I have created design strategy and graphics for top brands including Godrej, Mahindra, Future Group, LinkedIn and Marico.

I am a creative problem solver who enjoys working with new styles and has experience across all mediums both online and offline. I follow design trends and have a passion for bringing brands alive through great visual language - across brand identity, UI/UX, packaging design, merchandising etc. I want to use Design to engage, empower, and educate across print, screen, and space.

Bhavita Shah

Bhavita Shah Faculty Graphic Design

Bhavita Shah holds a master's degree in marketing from NMIMS and a Diploma in Art and Design from FX School.Her experience in the field of Art and Design began with promotion of luxury products from top brands such as Gucci, Prada and Celine. She has also worked with brands and organizations such as The Yoga Institute, Maharashtra Police, London Bubble Co., GBC and Sammy Sosa. Her design experience consists of brand identity, packaging, UI/UX and merchandising. She enjoys communicating through design, digitally and otherwise, believing in the philosophy that “everything you can imagine is real." She aspires to make the world a beautiful place by doing her bit and motivating all those who seek the same.

Ranajoy Ghosh

Ranajoy Ghosh Faculty Motion Design

I was always fascinated with the idea of the impossible, things that do not happen in our everyday life - like a man flying in a metal suit or cars transforming into giant bots. I wanted to know how all of this is brought to life.

After graduating with a degree in commerce, I knew pressing calculator buttons was not going to work for me so I joined an animation course. After that I worked at Cinemad, a post-production studio in Kolkata. But I found that I still wanted to learn more. That’s when I found FX School and completed my course in Visual Effects, which was an awesome experience.

Now as a Motion Design instructor at FX School, I combine my Visual Effects and my Design skills and apply it animating static Graphic Design elements in order to tell a more powerful story.

I find that helping others really pushes me to learn more about the things I have always been fascinated with, and gives me a sense of satisfaction.

Why FX School

  • 100% Apple Mac labs and classrooms with a 1:1 computer to student ratio
  • Faculty that comprises leading industry professionals with hands-on experience of what is taught
  • Project-oriented curriculum that ensures you have a quality portfolio at the end of the course
  • Students have been placed at top companies such as Prana Studios, Rhythm&Hues, Prime Focus and Technicolor India

  • No Cost EMI Education Loans Available!
  • Eduvanz Neev

Student Testimonials

Anuradha S. Alegavi

Anuradha S. Alegavi Diploma in Digital Art 2012

Enrolling in FX-School was the best decision of my life. I learned more about painting in a few months than in my ten years of trying at school and other institutes. FX School is undoubtedly an institute with high caliber of teaching, ethics and support, both from teachers and fellow students.

Toby Lalnunsanga

Toby Lalnunsanga Diploma in Digital Art 2014

FX School is one of the greatest things that have happened to me. Ever since I have attended the school, my artistic skills both in the traditional and digital medium has improved tremendously. So much so, that many friends and family have been in awe of the significant changes and improvement in my art. The amount of things I have learned from the school in just one year has been beyond anything I could have imagined. Not only in Digital Art, the course I have chosen, but also from other disciplines from our Foundation and Specialisation courses. I have been able to implement so many other principles from other courses to my artwork.

Bhimsen Shahi

Bhimsen Shahi Specialisation In Digital Art 2011

My days in FX School were an outstanding experience for me. I am very happy and grateful that I chose this school. It was a lot of fun, the environment was very interesting and I gained a lot of knowledge. The faculty shared not only a lot of information with regards to our subject, but also helped me to pinpoint my weakness and turn them into strengths.Thanks FX School team! I would like to recommend FX School to everyone who is interested in Digital Painting and also those who seeking to learn Film Making, Photography, Animation and VFX.

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