Upskill with our design courses, and advance your career with a unique blend of cohort-based learning, live lectures andindustry mentorship.

 
 

About

AND Academy is the brainchild of the founder of the Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD), a leading design school in India established in collaboration with Kingston School of Art, London. 

With nearly a decade of experience in higher education, the team at AND Academy brings its expertise to online design education by offering in-demand programmes with an advanced curriculum. Our purpose is to transform access to design education by making it accessible, affordable, and industry-relevant.

 

Why AND Academy?

 
 

Courses

Our range of beginner to intermediate level courses are thoughtfully tailored for graduates and professionals looking to fast track their career in design. You can choose from a number of options, based on your interest, experience, needs and career goals. Learn online conveniently from anywhere with our flexible plans.

Check our kickstart and advance courses

 

Kickstart

your career in design

kickstart

Learn how to visualize an idea from concept to impactful communication.
You will learn how to create graphics, illustrations, gain mastery of digital tools
and typographic applications. This will prepare you to design brand identities, brochures,web pages, social media, posters, signage and more.

The course comes in two different structures:

DIPLOMA    25 WEEKS    PART-TIME    PLACEMENT SUPPORT
A comprehensive programme that gets you industry-ready in just 5-months.
Learn while you work with conveniently scheduled evening classes for 6 hours
each week, adding to a total of 120 hrs of live, interactive sessions.

PG DIPLOMA    40 WEEKS    FULL-TIME   PLACEMENT GUARANTEE
In-depth 40-weeks industry integrated programme with a placement guarantee.
Get the most comprehensive syllabus from basics to industry-ready specialisation with over 540 hours of live interactive sessions.

If you have a flair for spaces, turn your imagination into reality by learning how to plan, conceptualize and execute interior spaces. The art of creating exceptional interiors is a fine balance between aesthetics and functional design. Start your own design business or simply pursue your passion.
 

Advance

your career in design

Learn UX/UI from industry experts and join the fast-paced digital world where you will create apps, websites and other online interactive solutions that improves usability and accessibility with enhanced user experience.

Immerse yourself in the world of motion graphics and learn how to bring new life to static images using animation and visual effects. Create content, graphics, and animation for websites, video games, and smartphones, including apps.

Become a savvy expert in shaping brand experiences across digital platforms. Create unique brand stories to shape how companies and institutions amplify brand presence in a competitive world and make an impact.
 

Not sure about which programme to pick ?

 

How we teach

 

LEARN
TOGETHER

Learn with your peers, collaborate and network.

SYNCHRONOUS
LEARNING

Classes support live interaction with faculty, mentors and peers

LEARN FROM
PRACTITIONERS

Get market-ready with our expert design mentors.

 

Career support
you can count on

Embark on your design career with AND Academy, get mentorship and placement support from start to finish, as well as throughout your professional career.

 

01

Orientation with the career services division.

02

Resume and Linkedin profile building & review

 

03

Interview training & communication coaching

04

Develop an impressive portfolio to showcase your work

 

05

Networking and industry connections with AND Academy’s hiring partners

06

One-on-one offer negotiation and contract support

 

Meet the mentors

Our team of world-class experts from leading organisations, renowned academicians, team leaders in prominent startups and entrepreneurs running creative businesses. They are here to guide and support you to your destination.

 
 

Admission process

We make design learning simple right from the application. Here is the step by step process to apply for design courses at AND Academy.

 

01

Submit
an online
application

02

Schedule
an Interview

03

Receive an
Offer Letter

04

Enroll in a
programme
& choose your
payment plan

 

FAQs

 

1. What kind of courses are on offer at AND Academy ?
Postgraduate Diploma:
- 1-Year PG Diploma in Communication Design

Diploma Course:
- Interior Design (26 Weeks)
- Graphic Design (20 Weeks)
- User Experience Design (25 Weeks)
- Motion Graphics Design (25 Weeks)
- Digital Brand Communication (25 Weeks)


2. How are the courses taught?
The PG Diploma in Communication Design is taught in the Online mode; Term 1 consists of 20 weeks of Live interactive sessions, Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Term 2 consists of 20 weeks of online, live teaching (evenings - 2 hours x 3 days a week) alongside a mandatory internship.
The Diploma courses are taught Online in the evening, 2 hours x 3 days a week. These are real-time, live, interactive, faculty lead sessions.



3. Do I need to have prior experience or knowledge in the field of design?
You are not required to have any prior knowledge or experience in the field of design, but if you are from a design or an allied field that would be an added advantage.


4. Can I work full-time while being enrolled in this course?
For the first term (20 weeks), the PG Diploma classes, though in the Online mode, will be conducted from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday).
In the second Term (25 weeks) classes are held online in the evenings, giving you the opportunity to undertake your internship while completing your specialisation.
The Diploma courses are planned taking into consideration full-time working professionals who wish to develop their skills further. Classes will be conducted in the evenings, so you have the flexibility to work while you learn.


5. What is the difference between a PG Diploma course and Diploma course?
The PG Diploma course is designed for graduates who can commit to an intense and rigorous programme to launch their career in design.

Diploma Programs are designed for graduates and working professionals who wish to transform their career by developing their skills in a chosen specialisation alongside their current job.


6. What happens if I miss some of the live classes?
We use a world class Learning Management System for course dissemination and recordings of all sessions can be accessed at ease from there.


7. What if I am unable to complete the course due to unforeseen circumstances ?
If you are not in a position to continue with the course due to personal exigencies then you have the option to pause your course and restart it in the next batch.


8. Do I need a computer to take this course?
You will require the following :
- A computer (Windows or Mac). Depending on your course you might require certain software installed on your computer.
- A strong broadband internet connection.
- An up-to-date version of the Google Chrome web browser.
- Webcam, Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)


9. Will there be certification on completion of the course?
Upon successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Diploma.

1. What kind of career support can I expect?
Our Career Services Team will support you throughout your journey from the day you begin your course till you are placed and beyond. You will receive guidance on
- How to optimise your job search
- How to build a LinkedIn Profile and CV
- Review of your Portfolio
- Practise with mock interviews
- Participation in recruitment drives
- Networking with professionals



2. Is there a job guarantee upon competition of the course?
Placement support and assistance is provided to all participants. However, the Diploma program does not come with a job guarantee.


3. How will you ensure that I have good placement opportunities?
AND Academy is the brainchild of the founder of the Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD), a leading design school in India. IIAD has nearly a decade of experience in design education and has successfully placed its graduates with leading organisations over the years.

With a dedicated career services team and over 130+ corporate connects built over the years, there will be ample opportunities for AND Academy’s graduates to receive the support required to be placed successfully.

1. What are the admission requirements?
The programmes are designed for graduates from any background or skill-set. No prior knowledge or experience of design is required. However, if you are from a related field, or have prior exposure to design that is even better.


2. What is the admission process?
PG Diploma in Communication Design
- Submit an online application
- Appear for an online entrance test
- Appear for an online interview
- Get you offer and enroll into the programme

Diploma Courses (Interior Design, Graphic Design, UX Design, Motion Graphics and Digital Brand Communication)
- Submit an online application
- Appear for an online interview
- Get you offer and enroll into the programme


3. Are there any loans available?
There are many options to finance your education, we have partnered with various financial institutions to provide you with low cost EMI starting at just RS 6500/month depending on course and loan duration. Click here to view the loan organisations.



4. Is there a refund policy ?
Fees once paid are non-refundable. However, you can defer your learning to the next batch should you require.