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Diploma In Advanced Computer Arts (DACA)

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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 one year fulltime course. to be delivered in PHYSICAL mode. There are up to 40 seats available at centre offering the course.
1. DACA is well established course for website design, UI / UX, 2D and 3D animation gaming and product modelling.

2. Each term has a project work and student portfolio development and presentation during the third term

3. DACA course is delivered by experts from design and animation industry.

4. Well equipped lab facility with latest Software and Computing infrastructure.

5. Certification is recognized in the IT industry and provide good career opportunities

  • 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 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.


Sr. No.

Module Name



Introduction to Computer Fundamentals



Digital Image-editing and effects

·         Photoshop

·         Illustrator  



2D Animation

·         Digital Video

·         Digital Audio









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


Sr. No.

Module Name



UX process and Architecture



UI and Web Design and Development



3D Game and Product Modelling









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


Sr. No.

Module Name



3D Character animation with Maya



Digital Content



DACA Portfolio presentation









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.

The DACA course will be conducted in fully Physical mode at the training centre.

The total course fee is Rs. 1,00,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax as applicable as per GOI.

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

  • The first installment is INR. 10,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax as applicable by GOI.
  • The second installment is INR. 90,000/- plus Goods Service Tax as applicable by GOI.

The course fee includes expenses towards delivering classes, conducting examinations, final mark-list and certificate, and placement assistance provided.

Candidates may take note that no Demand Draft (DD) or cheque or cash will be accepted at any C-DAC training centre towards payment of any installment of course fees.

Mumbai Educational Trust - Institute of Information Technology
Bandra Reclamation, Gen. Arun Kumar Vaidya Chowk, Bandra (W), Mumbai
Maharashtra 400050
Contact Person
Mr. Nilesh Shirke
022 – 26440093

The candidate can register and apply for DACA course using an online application form by providing basic communication and education details.

 A form number will be generated after registration and password as set by the candidates.

The form number and password will be used for the candidates to complete the application form. The candidate need to select the date for appearing for the CET.

Candidates need to upload the latest PHOTOGRAPH using the Photo upload facility.

The candidate need to make payment for application fees using the payment gateway.

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.


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.

Schedule for admission to DACA August 2024 batch is



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Start of online Registration and Application for DACA course

May 16, 2024


Last date of Online Registration and Application of DACA course and Payment of registration fees

June 15, 2024

July 11, 2024



Common Entrance Test (CET 1 & CET 2)

11:00 am

June 22, 2024

11:00 am

July 13, 2024


Announcement of Results

June 26, 2024

July 18, 2024


Payment of First installment of DACA course fees - Rs. 10,000/- plus GST

July 06, 2024

July 28, 2024


Payment of Second installment of DACA course fees - Rs. 90000/- plus GST

August 10, 2024


Commencement of DACA course

August 19, 2024