Course Outline

Riyaaz gives you an opportunity to work with the maestros of illustration. At Riyaaz, while working on your skills and techniques of illustration, you would also explore the nuances of the texts. Layout and design are also an integral part of the course. Questions concerning the size of the illustration, placement of text, types of printing designing a two-page spread would be included in the course. During the course all students would be expected to design one-picture story. This would include working on an idea of a story, it’s drafting and editing, it’s sketching, and finally, design.

Who is this course for?

The candidates seeking admission to the course should be graduates in Applied Art from recognized institutes of art with a keen interest in pursuing a professional career in illustrations, especially for children. Degree may not be necessary for talented candidates with a natural aptitude and interest in this field.

In addition, candidates must:

  • Be able to commit to eight days (for contact classes) every month for ten months.
  • Be passionate about illustration, especially for children.
  • Practice at home and be able to complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with faculty outside a class setting.
  • Have an interest in literature.

Key Dates:

Last Date to apply: 15th January 2021

Interview Dates:

First Session:


Rs 40,000/- for the duration of the course.

Includes art materials, accommodation and food during contact classes.

Updates & Feedback

Students would be required to maintain daily diaries, monthly sketchbooks. Monthly assignments would be graded and detailed feedback would be provided to every student. These monthly assignments would included in the final grading in the form of portfolio assessment.


Scholarships would be provided as per the needs of the candidates. Partial/Full scholarships would be offered to students on the basis of their financial situation. To apply for a scholarship, please fill the appropriate section in the application form.


Students can earn through paid professional work during the course.


Batch Size: 20

Language of Instruction: Bilingual (English & Hindi)

Core & Visiting


Allen Shaw

Atanu Roy

Chandramohan Kulkarni

Indrapramit Roy

Madhuri Purandare

Nina Sabnani

Rajesh Joshi

Taposhi Ghoshal

Tarundeep Girdhar

Sushil Shukl

Priya Kuriyan

Udayan Vajpeyi

How to Apply?

1. Prospective students must send completed application form to riyaaz.ektara@gmail.com, sushilshukla29@gmail.com, shashisab@yahoo.co.in.

2. Applicants must submit a portfolio of sketches and finished illustrations.

3. Applicants must submit their updated resume along with their duly filled application form.

4. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an on-the-spot test and interview at Bhopal.