Diploma in Advanced Computer Art (DACA) :

The advent of multimedia has had a profound impact on the various media services such as advertising, film production, Web Designing etc. In the present scenario, commercial artists who are familiar with computing technology have a wide range of opportunities in these market segments.

Computer Artists can offer consultancy services to Architects, Interior Decorators for visualizing 3D architecture, Textile Industry, Fashion Designers, Publishing Industry, Education and Training Industry, Tourism Development, Industrial Design. They can also provide visualization support to Film Makers.

The Internet and its diverse applications encompassing every field and aspect of life, has created numerous opportunities for the Web Page Designers. Besides Software Development Organizations, the Computer Animation Industry is in great need of Computer Artists. The unique Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts is undoubtedly a boon to the requirement of all these industries.

Eligibility :

10+2, M.F.A., B.F.A., B.Arch., G.D. Arts, Engineering, Science, Arts and Commerce stream or other equivalent degree or diploma holders in the field of Advertising, Commercial Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Textile, Fashion Designing, Interior Decoration.

Students of 10 standards after completion of DDA are also eligible for the course. Students from other academic backgrounds having artistic inclination and creative abilities are also encouraged to do this course. But they must qualify through the Entrance Test. Applicants need to have basic knowledge of using computers.

Admission Process

Application Fees

The non-refundable application fee of Rs.600/- is to be paid through online payment gateway using Credit or Debit card.

C-DAC’s Common Entrance Test

The C-DAC Common Entrance Test (CET) for the admission to Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts shall be conducted as per the given schedule on the website. The CET would be conducted manually at the centers mentioned in the application form. Candidate can undergo the examination at center after receipt of the application fees of Rs.600/- online.

The CET of three hours shall consist of test comprising of 5 questions. Each question shall carry twenty mark total of 100 marks. CET will test the visualization abilities, artistic skills and knowledge relating to communication media.

 Syllabus

  1. Exam for DACA will try to test the visualization abilities, artistic skills & knowledge relating to communication media.
  2. Following type of questions will be included in the paper:
  • Visualization of story board (Series of pictures depicting a story)
  • Designing icons for communicating different concepts
  • Visualization of objects from different view points and
  • Descriptive questions (such as description of an event)

No special preparation is required for appearing for the CET. The students may bring pencils, pens and dry colour (Colour pencils or crayons only). It is not mandatory to use colours.

Course Content

TERM-I                                                             480 Hours

Sr. No. Module Name Hours
1. Introduction to Computer Fundamentals 30
2. Digital Image-editing and effects·                    Photoshop
Illustrator
150
3. 2D Animation
·         Digital Video
·         Digital Audio
180
4. Project 120
Total 480

Module-I: Introduction to Computer Fundamentals (30 hrs)

Introduction to Computers, Power point presentation

Module-II: Digital Image-editing and effects (Graphic Design) 150hrs

Photoshop: Conventional & Computer Art and Image Editing Techniques, Introduction to Photoshop interface, Concept of Layers,Tools selection types, Image Collage Techniques, Concept of Masking (Types of Masking), Introduction to Scanner, Digital and Painting (Brush, digital Tablet), Retouching Images (Clone Stamp, Healing brush, Patch Tool), Pixel Art and Gift, Adjustment layer, Typography

Illustrator: Bitmap vs vector, Viewing/opening documents, Title bar info, New document specifications, RGB v CMYK, Navigation, Rulers, Guides and grids, Tool Panel: Tool bar, rawing simple shapes, Pen tool, Selections, Transforming shapes: Transforming shapes, Duplicating shapes & transformations, Type Tools: Selecting and creating type, Font usage, formatting, Type wrapping around objects, Converting to outlines, Object Relations: Basic fill, Basic strokes, Positioning, Alignment, Transparency, Saving and Exporting: Saving for various software imports, Bitmap vs vector export

Module-III: 2D Animation (180 hrs)

Principles of animation

Squash and Stretch,  Anticipation, Staging, Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose, Follow Through and Overlapping Action, Slow In and Slow Out, Arc, Secondary Action, Timing, Exaggeration, Solid drawing, Appeal, Character Development, Character Model sheet, Visualization of different views, How to Draw Expressions, How to make Story-board, Story Board design, Camera visualization

After effect

Introduction to After Effects interface, Time line nonlinear editing, Video editing (Includes correct video setting), Character Animation (Rigging of character), Constrain of rigging, Typography Animation, Adding sound, Trimming and editing Video, Colour Correction, Exporting Video output.

Digital Audio

Basic Qualities of Sound, Digitization of Sound, Sound re-sampling, editing and mixing of WAV audio, Introduction to various File Formats,

Module- IV: Project (120 Hrs)

  • Campaign, Press ad, Magazine Ad, Hoardings, Facebook, Static Banner Adaptation, Poster A3
  • Corporate Stationary, Logo Design, Visiting Card, Brochure, Calendar Design, New product launch, Teaser Campaign, Restaurant Menu Card, 2D movie poster Book Cover Press ad, Magazine Ad, Hoardings.
  • 2D animation Short Film, info graphic animation, 2D Logo Animation

TERM-II                                                      480 Hours

Sr. No. Module Name Hours
1. UX process and Architecture 80
2. UI and Web Design and Development 120
3. 3D Game and Product Modelling 160
4. Project 120
  Total 480

 

Module –I: UX process & Architecture (80 Hrs) 

Interviews: What is a User Interview?, How to conduct interviews as per Context, Collect data from different people as per context, https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/how-to-conduct-user- interviews, Observation: Interpretation of data which are collect in user interviews, Set focus and goals, https://www.interaction- design.org/literature/article/contextual-interviews-and-how-to-handle- them, Conceptual Model, User Model, Personas, Uses of personas in UX, https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/personas-why- and-how-you-should-use-them

Scenarios, Scenarios describe the stories and context behind why a specific user or user group comes to your site, https://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/scenarios.html

Wireframe, Prototype, Visual design, User testing

Module-II: UI Design & Web Development (Website Designing & Development) 120hrs 

Basic HTML coding with Note Pad, Introduction to Dreamweaver user interface, Dreamweaver insert menu, Cascading style sheet, CSS3 properties, Dreamweaver spry Menu, Responsive, Javascript, jQuery, What is CMS?, What is prototypes?, Hybrid Development (Mobile + Web + Tablet), Design Thinking, AI, Chatbots, etc.,

Module-III: 3D Game & Product Modelling (160 hrs)

3D Max: Introduction to View ports and their navigation, Grouping, ungrouping and exploding, 2D spline Modeling, Modeling, Product Modeling, Modeling gazettes, Properties etc., Low poly modeling, Modeling for gaming, Material and Texturing, Using bump maps, noise and displacement, UVW unwrap, Texture Painting in Photoshop, Texture applying, Animation, Using track view controllers, Edit time, Keys and ranges, Animation constraints, Basic camera shots

Module- IV: Project (120 Hrs)

  • Product wireframe on Mobile App, Web, Prototyping
  • Responsive Web site
  • Mobile App HTML pages designing (responsive)
  • Low ploy modeling game properties (Game props), Logo Design and   animation, Exhibition Tarde fair stall modeling and texturing

 TERM-III                                                      480 Hours

Sr. No. Module Name Hours
1. 3D Character animation with Maya 220
2. Digital Content 80
3. DACA Portfolio presentation 60
4. Project 120
Total 480

 

Module-I: 3D Character Animation with Maya (220 Hrs)

Maya User Interface, 3D navigation and concepts, Modeling, Character Modeling, Material, Texturing, Lighting, Rigging and Skinning, Animation,

Module-II: Overview – How Digital Marketing works 

Digital Media (Content), Motion Graphic, Online Advertisement – (Flash, Adobe Edge, and Google Web Designer), Email Marketing – (Photoshop, HTML, CSS), Landing Pages – (Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Responsive, JS), Overview – How Digital Marketing works: Social Media, Content, Influencers, Remarketing

Interactive banners, Platform specific

Module –III: DACA students Portfolio Designing (Flash scripting) 60 hrs 

Module-IV: Project (120 Hrs)

  • Social Posts, Gif animation post, Facebook Post, Digital advertising,   Web banner, Over all digital marketing workflow, Motion graphic
  • 3D Short film animation (Character animation)
  • DACA Students Project work on YouTube site MET DACA.

Course Fees

The total course fee is Rs. 1,00,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax as applicable currently @ 18%.

The course fee has to be paid in two installments as per the schedule.

  • First installment is Rs. 10,000/- plus Goods  and Service Tax  as applicable currently @ 18% .
  • Second installment is Rs. 90,000/- plus Goods Service Tax as applicable currently @ 18%.

How to Register

The candidate can register for the course using an online application form by providing basic communication and education details of the candidates.

CET

C-DAC’s Common Entrance Test

The C-DAC Common Entrance Test (CET) for the admission to Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts shall be conducted as per the given schedule on the website. The CET would be conducted manually at the centers mentioned in the application form. Candidate can undergo the examination at center after receipt of the application fees of Rs.600/- using online payment gateway.

The CET of three hours shall consist of test comprising of 5 questions. Each question shall carry twenty mark total of 100 marks. CET will test the visualization abilities, artistic skills and knowledge relating to communication media.

 Syllabus

  1. Exam for DACA will try to test the visualization abilities, artistic skills & knowledge relating to communication media.
    2. Following type of questions will be included in the paper:
  • Visualization of story board (Series of pictures depicting a story)
  • Designing icons for communicating different concepts
  • Visualization of objects from different view points and
  • Descriptive questions (such as description of an event)

No special preparation is required for appearing for the CET. The students may bring pencils, pens and dry colour (Colour pencils or crayons only). It is not mandatory to use colours.