What is DSK INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS?
DSKIC is a result of a joint venture between the DSK Group and Globally recognized French body – Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Grand Hainaut (CCI).DSK International Campus is India’s first and one of a kind International Campus for DESIGN, started in 2008. It offers professional courses in the flourishing fields of Animation, Game Design and Industrial Design.The campus is spread across 20 acres of land with world class facilities and amenities. This is a residential program and students require staying on campus for a more immersive learning process.
What are the Courses offered at the campus?
DSK International Campus imparts education in three main creative/ design streams:
1. ISD – Product Design, Transportation Design, Digital Design
2. Digital Direction (CG Animation)
3. Video Game Design – Video Game Design, Video Game Art, Video Game Programing
In the case of Industrial design, you could choose product design, transportation design and digital design. However, you will have to start with a 3-year foundation course, like in the other two fields, and during the foundation you will master the industrial design process and learn to express your ideas via graphic sources, various creative techniques and manufacturing processes. You will be specifically taught to work independently, so that your professional skills are chiseled to match global standards.
Once you get to the specialization, you will get practical education on incorporating your creativity and skill into an actual environment. You will work with advanced software and actually create the outputs in a world class workshop with the latest technologies.
In animation, the 5-year program trains you to be Digital Directors. After the 3 year foundation course, where you are introduced to the essential skill sets needed to be an animator, you move on to the 2-year advanced level wherein you actually learn 3D Animation & Computer Graphics in a studio-like environment. You will be guided by professional trainers from the animation industry so that once you complete the course; you are ready to take on the actual work environment in a studio.
VIDEO GAME DESIGN
In video game design, we start with a 3-year foundation course that equips the student with the specific skill sets, both in art and technology, and other related knowledge required to be a professional. They can choose from three streams within gaming: Game Art, Game Programming or Game Design.The course will encompass universal education like arts, psychology, theory of images and connect it with the industry requirement. You also learn about design, communication and teamwork techniques during the foundation.
At advance level student will be taught to manage projects and various intricacies that go into creating world-class games.For more details on all the courses the prospectus is available here for sale: http://www.dsksic.com/online_application_form.
What is the curriculum like?
The Curriculum is designed in France and perfected in India.
We generally have 2 cycles, Cycle 1 is the foundation and Cycle 2 is the advance level.Each cycle caters to the need of that particular stream.
Internships are an inherent part of the curriculum to make students aware of the industry so that they are ready to take on the professional world after graduating.
Which is why, we have regular MASTERCLASSES by top international professionals who are major forces in their chosen field.
By interacting and learning from the masters directly makes learning far more practical and effective. Also, their experiences and wisdom will help you understand how the future is being shaped in the fields of animation, gaming and industrial design.The focus of our curriculum is in creating professionals.
What is the pedagogy?
It is the opposite of a schoolish academic institution. The “classrooms” are studios for group projects, labs for digital design, experimental platforms and rapid prototyping workshops.. Alongside traditional tools such as pencils and physical prototyping, the integration of digital solutions has to provide the students powerful tools for all the phases of design: illustration, engineering, 3D modeling, rendering in computer graphics and rapid prototyping. These tools bring increased creative possibilities for our would-be designers by offering flexibility and an increased capacity to work.
• Our system is based on creative and practical learning. We have full-time faculty from Europe with substantial industry experience.
• The teaching methodology is contemporary and is delivered through state-of-the-art infrastructure, latest equipment & advanced technologies.
• Curriculum drawn by global industry experts and similar to the French one
• In the final year, jury of industrial experts from across the world come to judge final year projects.
• Our regular faculties have worked in leading companies in USA, Europe, South America and Asia.
• We have regular MASTERCLASSES from industry experts and professionals working in the field so that students get first-hand experience of what it is like to actually work in animation, industrial design and gaming design.
• Our 20-acre campus has great infrastructure and recreational facilities, 24X7 medical facilities etc – Talk little more about the world class facilities
• Career opportunities in companies worldwide. Full placement support from us.
What is the faculty like?
The reputation of any good schools is based on the quality of teachers/faculty teach at the campus. At DSKIC we have with us highly qualified and industry approved faculty from France, Germany, USA , Venezuela, Sri Lanka, UK and India. The diversity in nationality brings richness in the way the curriculum is imparted. You will be happy to know that our faculty is professionals who have worked in their respective industries and have had their own education from top institutes.
We also have regular MASTERCLASSES by top international professionals who are major forces in their chosen field.
By interacting and learning from the masters directly makes learning far more practical and effective. Also, their experiences and wisdom will help you understand how the future is being shaped in the fields of animation, gaming and industrial design.
What degree do I get after graduating from the campus?
You get a certificate from French government which is recognized by National Committee for Professional Certification, at the highest level granted by the French Ministry of Employment, grade level 7 in Europe. Once you graduate, you will be an International Masters degree holder.
Are you affiliated with any university in India?
Since we are a French institute based in India, we do not require any affiliation with an Indian institute or university.
Please note: The education is provided by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Grand Hainaut. It is based on the standards approved by the National Committee for Professional Certification, which is under the direct supervision of the office of the Prime Minister of France. Successful candidates are awarded CNCP Level 7 certificates recognized by companies worldwide.
Is it recognized in India?
Can I do my further studies if needed after receiving a degree from your campus?
Yes, you are eligible to opt for further studies after graduating from our campus.
What are the placement opportunities?
Almost all our students are well placed in the industry today. We organize interviews with various companies within India and abroad. We inherently help students develop necessary skills to make a smooth transition to their respective careers.The placement, as you are probably aware, depends on your academic performance. We recommend deserving students to various companies.Our placement team is constantly working to build a working relationship with companies so that our graduates are absorbed easily.
The team works also gives inputs to students on overall growth in the form of workshops, seminars and via activities like communication, personality development, interviews and interpersonal growth.
The fact that we have a strong world-wide presence of alumni in good positions in various companies and related institutes, our network is very strong. You will be well-recommended, which will be commensurate with your abilities.
Can you tell me about internships?
Internships are compulsory. Every course has its own internship schedule.
ANIMATION: 2 month internship at the end of 3rd year of foundation course; another 2 month internship at the end of the 1st year of advanced course.
VIDEO GAME: 2 month internship at the end of 1st year of advanced course; 3 month internship at the end of the 2nd year of advanced course
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN: Compulsory 6 month internship beginning of the 4th year; and of the 5th year.
IMPORTANT: In order to help you get an internship that suits your inclinations, the International Campus team will actively support you in connecting with some of the world’s best companies and landing a plum opportunity to work in a professional environment.
12) CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ALUMNI?
Our alumni are not just limited to India but from France campus as well. The graduated are scattered across the globe working in top companies. This gives a huge advantage to the current students to set a footing in the industry.
Are there any mention-worthy achievements you may brag about?
DSKIC students have bagged over 75 awards since its inception in 2008. These awards are in all the three schools combined. You can check the details on the respective pages.
Where is the campus situated?
We have only one campus in India. Its located in Pune, Maharashtra. Pune is known as the oxford of the east as it has many educational institutes based out of here, making it a very sought after destination for education. Its proximity to Mumbai gives it the advantage to stay in close quarters with the financial capital, yet avoid the havoc of traffic and crowd.
Address: Nr. Loni Toll, Pune Solapur Road
Pune: 412 308, India I Telephone: +91 20-6678 4310/00 I E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Besides, to help our prospective students, we have 4 regional offices based out of Mumbai, Bangalore,
Kolkotta and Delhi. You can find the details on contact page. Give URL here please.
Can you elaborate on the infrastructure?
DSK International Campus Infrastructure:
Screening room for screening student films
Auditorium with state of the art facilities for larger screenings
Classrooms with projectors, white boards, soft boards, speakers, drawing boards, comfortable chairs & AC
Clay workshop for animation
Workshop – metal, wood and clay for lSD
Fully furnished single occupancy hostel rooms
Football / basketball grounds
Canteen with a capacity to seat 420 students and faculty
The canteen serves Morning and evening breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday
The menu is consolidated Indian bread, rice, vegetables and daal + Non veg
Continental menu serves pasta, broiled / braised chicken / breads, lasagna etc.
Can I schedule a visit to the campus?
Yes, of course! After all, seeing is believing.
You may schedule an appointment before coming by calling this number: +91
An appointment can ensure we can attend you better, though we are happy if you simply walk in as well.
What is the fees structure?
The detailed fee structure is there in the prospectus. The management reserves the right to change fee structure.
What is the eligibility criteria?
We have eligibility criteria as follows:
- ISD – 12th pass from any of the following streams arts, commerce and science.
- Diploma / degree in basic design courses (Though entry level is at first year only)
- A credible portfolio showcasing your skills and creative talent.
- Fluency in English Language
You may also apply f you have a basic degree in arts/science or commerce. Though the level of entry will be decided based on your potential and skill level.
What is a portfolio?
Portfolio is a set of applicant’s works which will help the selectors access the work and gauge the applicant’s capability and understanding.
What should it consist of?
1. Sketches / drawings / illustrations showing creativity and skill. Sketches help the selectors gauge the candidate on following parameters: Creativity, skill sets, skill level and the ability to express your ideas through.
2. Movies / videos / pertaining to the course the applicant is applying for (Ex: Videogame / industrial Design / Animation) this can be a film of candidates sketches/ works or the movie itself could be the portfolio. This should help the selectors to gauge the applicants creativity, storytelling ability and skill level.
3. It is mandatory to bring along the actual sketches for assessment during personal interview. The candidate may be asked to sketch on the spot if asked for and should be prepared accordingly.
How should I prepare for the entrance exam?
You can visit our website to download sample question papers, which will allow you to get an idea about the type of questions you are expected to answer during the entrance test.
In order to understand more about the kind of portfolio required to be prepared for a particular stream, please visit http://www.dsksic.com/entrance_exam/index.html
If you still feel that you need to know something more, please feel free to call us on this number: +91 8975765053 or +91 9552569556
What is the admission process, and how can I apply?
Entrance Examination Schedule:
Online Test ( Can be given from anywhere in India ) :
• Pattern: Multiple Choice Questions
• Duration : 60 Minutes
Studio Test (will be conducted at DSK International Campus, Pune) :
• Sketching Test
• Descriptive Questions
• Portfolio Review
• Personal Interview
You can apply by visiting http://www.dsksic.com/online_application_form The details of the application process is mentioned in our website (address comes here).
As far as NRI and international students are concerned, the processes are same as that of Residential Indians.
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Yes of course! Look up at this FB page for daily updates on campus activities.
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