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Online Diploma In Advanced Computer Arts (e-DACA) NSQF level: 7

The advent of multimedia has had a profound impact on the various media services such as advertising, digital marketing, Web site development 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 textile industry, fashion designers, the 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 have created numerous opportunities for 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.

  •        e-DACA is 600 hours of practical oriented learning, delivered virtually on online platform.

          e-DACA course syllabus is designed to meet the multimedia and ICT industry requirements.

    Creative and expert faculties working in the multimedia domain delivering the sessions.

             Projects and Case studies conducted in multimedia and animation as part of student portfolio development.

  •        Placement assistance is provided to the successful candidates.

  • 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 OR
  • Students from other academic backgrounds having the 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.

   Introduction to Computers, Power point presentation.

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.

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.

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.

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.


How to Apply for e-DACA course?

Candidate has to register and apply online on the C-DAC website for appearing in the Common Entrance Test and qualify to get admission to C-DAC Online Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts (e-DACA) course.

Website details : www.cdac.in; acts.cdac.in

Selection Process

Common Entrance Test (CET) based on questions, which will test the visualization abilities, artistic skills and knowledge relating to communication media.

Syllabus of CET :

1.   Exam for e-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:

                    i.          Visualization of story board (Series of pictures depicting a story)

                  ii.          Designing icons for communicating different concepts

                iii.          Visualization of objects from different view points and

                iv.          Descriptive questions (such as description of an event)

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

Schedule :

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Start Date of Online Registration and Application forms

  31 May, 2021


Last Date of Online Registration, Application and Payment of CET fee of INR 600/-

 15 June, 2021

14 July, 2021


Admit Card  Generation & download

17 June 2021

15 July 2021


Common Entrance Test (CET 1 & 2)

19 June, 2021

17 July, 2021


Announcement of CET Result

26 June, 2021

21 July, 2021




Payment of first installment of course fees of INR 10,000/- plus GST @ 18% as per Govt. of India (GOI).

Payment of second installment of course fees of INR 60,000/- plus GST@ 18% as per GOI.

06 July, 2021

21 Aug, 2021

09 Aug, 2021

21 Aug, 2021


Commencement of e-DACA course

23 Aug, 2021

23 Aug, 2021

The total course fee is Rs. 70,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax as applicable currently @ 18% by Government of India.

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

  • The first installment is Rs. 10,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax as applicable currently @ 18% as per Government of India.
  • The second installment is Rs. 60,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax as applicable currently @ 18% as per Government of India.