NICC International College of Media & Design

NICC is the first Indian Institution to be granted membership-affiliation with the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), the primary international network organization of major Art & Design-related education institutions & universities. ELIA has over 400 Member Institutions on six continents. ELIA's primary mission is to bring global parity to Design-related education. Affiliation with ELIA confers pan-European & Six-Continent (incl. U.K. & Australia) acceptance of NICC's qualifications by elite Art & Design Institutions all over the world. Also, it is important to note that it is this qualification with its associated Portfolio & Global-Parity Skillset which is the foundation on which NICC students, both UG and PG, have acquired respected careers with elite companies, institutions, industries and MNCs in India.

NICC's National segment operates in collaboration with its sister Education Trust's 'Universal College',which is UGC-Recognized & recognized by Govt. of Karnataka. Students of NICC Twinning & Combination programs are automatically under this Education Trust as well as the NICC International Trust. The Degrees given are fully recognized by UGC and issued by the concerned Government Universities(Bharathiyar University & Bangalore University). The National Degree confers the status of Graduate / Postgraduate in terms of the National Education System.

Programs offered by NICC


    ITGP Visual Arts
    ITGP Communication Design
    IMCP Product Design
    IMCP Interior Design for Retail
    IMCP Animation Production
    IMCP Cinematography
    IMCP Communication Design
    IMCP Photography + MBA
    IPGP Photography
    IPGP Advertising

Admission Process


Forms and information, can be obtained from:
a) NICC's website
b) Directly from Administrative Office, NICC Bangalore

Only posted/couriered application forms along with demand draft for Rs.2500/- favouring NICC or National Institute of Creative Communication, payable at Bangalore, will be accepted.
E-mailed application forms will not be considered valid.
Students applying for more than one program are required to apply separately for each program.

NICC Entrance Exam consists of 3 parts:
1) Aptitude Test - is a written test comprising of exercises and assignements of creative nature, such as ideation, visualization, visual association, form exploration, storytelling, drawing, verbal and visual communication.

2) Portfolio Evaluation
For Undergraduate Applicants: Your portfolio should consist of recent creative work (not older than 2 years): digital or hand-made sketches, drawings, collage, paintings and illustrations, sculpture, hand-crafted objects, design concepts, design models, photographs, computer artwork, web and other presentations, animation, video, scripts, articles, poems, etc.
For Postgraduate Applicants: Your portfolio should consist of work relevant to the program you are applying for, but can include other creative work as well to showcase your skills, knowledge and capability. Any of the above mentioned can be included.

3) Interview - is a focused conversation with the objective of defining and understanding student’s ambitions, academic and professional objectives, and evaluation of understanding of the structure and operational framework of NICC, its programs and curricula.