School of Media Studies

Visual Communication

The seed was sown by Fr. A. J. Thamburaj, S.J., when he began 'Loyola Art Club' in the 1970s. Soon, the 'Club' grew into the Loyola Institute of Visual Communication (LIVCOM), offering a two-year Diploma in Visual Communication as an evening programme from the year 1979. The welcome the programme received from the media industry led the Loyola management to go in for a full-fledged Degree in Visual Communication. Thanks to the efforts of Fr. Jeyapathy Francis, S.J., then Director and his committed staff of Culture and Communication, Loyola College. Loyola became the first college to offer a Degree programme in the whole of India, and perhaps in Asia. That was in June 1989.


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The Department is committed to train culture conscious, development oriented, socially responsible citizens and committed media professionals.

HOD Desk

Rev. Fr Justin Prabhu SJ

Department of Visual Communication
Loyola College, Chennai 600 034




The Department has made innovations and hands-on methods of learning as its hallmark. Besides classroom instruction, students are constantly encouraged to attend/organise seminars, workshops and campaigns.