The advent of multimedia has had a profound impact on the various media services such as advertising, film production, 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 architectures, 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.
Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts (DACA) is a 24 weeks fulltime course. There are up to 40 seats available at every centre offering the course.
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 standard 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.
Application Form

C-DACs application form for the DACA course can be downloaded by clicking on (DACA Application form). The instruction sheet about filling the application form can be downloaded by clicking on (Instructions Sheet). The non-refundable application fee of Rs.600/- is to be paid by DD drawn on any nationalized bank in favor of ‘C-DAC, ACTS’ payable at Pune and submitted at training centre along with application form.

The Selection process leading to confirmed admission is as described below:

C-DAC Common Entrance Test (CET)

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/- along with the application form at training centre.

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.

Declaration of result

The result of the CET will be displayed on the website along with the rank of the candidates on the day of the result mentioned in the schedule. A message clearly indicating whether the candidate has qualified for in each section will be displayed along with the rank.

The fees for the DACA course is Rs. 70,000/- (Rupees Seventy Thousand only) plus Service Tax and Swachh Bharat cess . The course fees is exclusive of Service Tax and Swachh Bharat cess as applicable by Government of India. The Service Tax of 14% and 0.5% Swachh Bharat cess and 0.5% Krishi Kalyan Cess as applicable by Government of India has to be paid by the candidate additionally.

The course fees has to be paid in two installment as per the schedule mentioned in the Admission Process. The first installment of Rs. 10,000/- plus Service Tax of 14% and 0.5% Swachh Bharat cess and 0.5% Krishi Kalyan Cess has to be paid during the counseling rounds. The second installment of the course fees of Rs. 60,000/- plus Service tax of 14% and 0.5% Swach Bharat cess and 0.5% Krishi Kalyan Cess as applicable has to be paid
before the course commencement.
Placement Web Service
The student database along with the Query Engine is also available to the companies on C-DAC’s Website at www.acts.cdac.in This will enable companies across the globe to access the database and shortlist suitable candidates for placement in India and abroad. 

Placement Cell
The Placement Cell at the respective centres actively coordinates the task of organizing the Campus Interviews for all the students. The centres only catalyze the process of bringing the companies to the campus and enable students to go through the Campus Recruitment Process. The selection is solely governed by the requirements and recruitment policies of the various companies visiting our centres for campus recruitment.
   Creative & Skilled faculty 
 Unique Curriculum
 Well Equipped Multimedia Studio cum Lab 
 Creative Hands-On-Sessions 
 Picturesque Course Material  
 Informal and Interactive Work Environment
 Rich Collection of Animation and Multimedia Case Studies 
 Specialized Technical Library 

The schedule for the Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts is listed below:

  • Application form start date   - December 15, 2016
  • Last date of Application         January 18, 2017 
  • Common Entrance Test (CET) - January 21, 2017 
  • CET Result                            - Jamuary 24, 2017
  • Fees Payment 1st Installment – January 04, 2017 
  • Fees Payment 2nd Installment - February 17, 2017
  • Commencement of Course      – February 20, 2017