Student Experience

Student Experience

A college not only educates you for the pursuit of a career, but it also provides general knowledge and introduces real-life situations that help you learn about life and yourself. This is why we have taken great care in ensuring our campuses and facilities provide a well-rounded experience. At ISCA we have carefully thought through all the requirements of a holistic learning experience be it the physical campus, learning support or hostel and transport facilities and make sure that we provide them to you. The Colleges will also provide you with many opportunities to get involved in areas of your interests outside of class, through programs, clubs, campus jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. All of these will provide you an opportunity to expand from the classroom and help you expand on your beliefs and values and find things that you care about in life and ways to get involved with it.

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Campus (Bangalore, Kochi)

ISCA offers its programme in Art and Design at its two state-of-the-art campuses in Kochi and Bangalore. While the Kochi campus has been purposes built and created to specification which foster and encourage creativity and innovation. The Bangalore campus has been carved out of the 300-acre JAIN University Campus, both the campuses are well connected through public and private transport.
The Art and Design campuses have a wealth of facilities, including Design and Technical classrooms, Art studios, Wet workshop spaces, Common Labs, Vfx studios, Photography studios, Students lounges, Faculty, Conference rooms and canteen facilities – all designed to enhance our students’ creativity and flair.
Both the campuses share their learning space with the JAIN (Deemed-to-be- University)  that offers a whole host of programs which ranges from business to health and forensic sciences and therefore provides opportunities to our student to interact with learners from outside their disciplines leading, to an intra disciplinary learning atmosphere.

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Hostel facility (Kochi & Bangalore)

Hostel facilities with all amenities for both male and female students are available at both campuses.
In Kochi male and female hostels are situated very close to the ISCA campus
In Bangalore our female hostel is situated on the JAIN (Deemed-to-be- University) Campus, while our male hostel is conveniently situated conveniently near to the campus

Transport

ISCA students have access to designated point to point bus transport which will take them to and from the Campus.

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IT and Library facilities

ISCA is built upon the plugin space model, where both campuses are is Wi-Fi enabled so students can plug in their laptop and start working anywhere. Every classroom and studio are designed in an IT and student friendly manner, which enables progressive learning for students.
ISCA library space with all the latest books and journals related to art and design and access to digital materials, including eBooks ad videos which are available on the central server. Additionally, at ISCA students also have access to the national digital library.

Learning Support

Students at ISCA are supported at every stage of their learning journey. You can expect clear learning outcomes, regular tutorials, guidance on what is expected for your assessments, detailed feedback on your performance and any additional personalised help and support when it is needed in the case of illness or temporary disability.
At ISCA we welcome students from diverse backgrounds including those with special needs, differently abled and those with different leaning styles and needs. Our counsellor helps students with any special needs cope with their studies and help them perform at their best, by arranging provision of the support and adjustments that will best benefit the individual student.

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Teaching, Learning and Assessment (UG Programmes)

Teaching

ISCA uses a collaborative learning model where the learners and teachers actively partner to explore design challenges to achieve innovative solutions. Don’t expect to be sitting at a desk listening to a lecture on how to do something. Instead, expect to be given a design brief, access to the latest product techniques and equipment, a team and be ready to experiment to create solutions.

Learning

ISCA students assume a high degree of autonomy in their work and direct their own learning process. This will take the form of leading or making meaningful contributions to design outputs, preceded by independent preparation through course work and class assignments.
Our programmes are delivered with a high degree of application of knowledge built into the learning experience. This involves lectures, complemented by independent student work, individual and group- based collaborative projects and assignments. Engagement with real in-house projects is central to developing our students’ analytical skills and problem-solving ability and enhancing their employability.

Assessment

As our programmes lead to university degrees, you can expect to be formally assessed and graded by the University. You will be expected to use your highly practical assignments as part of your learning. You will research design and create solutions and then evaluate your own solutions. In addition, your assignment work will go towards your individual portfolio of work. This portfolio will showcase your work to prospective employers.

Industry Expertise

At ISCA we believe the learning has to be in the real-life industry context and this means that experts and practitioners are closely involved throughout the student’s learning journey. Through regular masterclasses, demo sessions, real time projects, sharing of experiences and guest lectures by leading specialists from the creative industries.

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Teaching, Learning and Assessment (PG Programmes)

Teaching and Learning

ISCA PG programmes lays a strong emphasis on independent learning and research. They are also highly practical. Expect challenges, learning by doing and learning through getting things wrong.
The PG programmes emphasizes research as a pedagogical tool to help develop skills, and deep content understanding to define their independent line of enquiry.
The skills acquired in doing research covers problem identification, framing research questions, designing and planning, problem solving techniques, team working, interaction with reality, writing reports and presentation.
ISCA faculty will guide students to identify what they are interested in and what sparks their passions. There will be constant discussion with peers and teachers on how to ask good research questions. This basic question then develops into an idea through brainstorming and collaborating. Students are then targeted towards self-directed study to research for the information needed and are guided and assessed to progress until they resolve the problem.

Assessment

As our programmes lead to university degrees, you can expect to be formally assessed and graded by the University. You will be expected to use your highly practical assignments as part of your learning. You will research design and create solutions and then evaluate your own solutions. In addition, your assignment work will go towards your individual portfolio of work. This portfolio will showcase your work to prospective employers.

Industry Expertise

At ISCA we believe the learning has to be in the real-life industry context and this means that experts and practitioners are closely involved throughout the student’s learning journey. Through regular masterclasses, demo sessions, real time projects, sharing of experiences and guest lectures by leading specialists from the creative industries.