C2D is aguidance program,not a coaching class model.
The C2D aims to fill the gap between a student's preparation and the exam. In C2D we address the problem of 'how to prepare?' and become the guiding mentor to the students in this journey.
Week-0: Onboarding & Orientation
We will meet one week prior and understand the procedure of the program, details about how to use the Kaphal platform. Meet your cohort and get started!
Week-1 & 2: Design Foundation
This is the stage where we get accustomed to the profession. We understand how the approach for design should be different from other streams. This is the stage where we “do not know that we don’t know”. Here we will figure out ‘Why design’.
✔️Perspective and Line Drawing
✔️Proportion and Scaling
Week-3 & 4: Unlearn
The previous notions about design are reoriented and hence the stage ‘unlearn’. We work together to develop those skills discussed in the first stage. This is the stage of ‘guided practice’. We look at the PYQs and try solving them together, brainstorm on them and learn from mistakes.
✔️ Surface Counting
✔️ Indian Culture
✔️ Verbal Reasoning
✔️ FORMS ( 2D to 3D, 3D to 2D
✔️ Creative Solutions
✔️ Film & Video
Week-5 & 6: Practice
It is time you implement those tricks, tips, and skills. We are mid-way in our preparation. You know what is required. We are here to guide each step. But, it’s time to practice!
✔️Shading, Light, and Shadow
Week-7 & 8: Flipped Classrooms
The best way to test your preparation is to teach. You create assignments and tests for others. We all attempt them and you evaluate us. You understand the mindset of a student and learn how to deal with it.
✔️Stream Specific Preparation
✔️ Spatial Ability
✔️Color Theory and Psychology
Week-9 & 10: Absorb
Reading and learning is not the only part of preparation. The actual preparation starts in our heads. How prepared we are mentally to take up the challenge? This stage focuses on these techniques. We imbibe the process and skills.
✔️Tessellation + Tilling
✔️Revision + Practice
✔️Storyboard + Story Writing
✔️Cross Section + Intersection of 3D figures
✔️Current Affairs + Environment
Week-11 & 12: Simplify
We reflect on what we learned and try to find the answer to the fundamental question to excel in a competitive exam; ‘how to be different?’
✔️Media Study (Print + Digital)
✔️Physics (Mechanics, Mirror, Lens)
✔️Doubts + Revision
✔️ Design Concepts/Inspirations
✔️Doubts + Revision
✔️Human figures exercises
Week 13 Onwards: Self-Preparation
The actual preparation required for the design entrance exam is over. From the 13th week onwards, revisit and practice the same topics again till the exam. If you have dedicated the earlier 12 weeks with commitment, it is time to slow down.
We would meet again in 1:1 mentorship sessions and office hours to help you clear your doubts.
To know more about the curriculum and our teaching method, talk to your coach in a 1:1 meeting. We would be happy to help!
Understand the demand of the question in the design exams and develop the thought process to solve them.
How to approach a design awareness question for NID/NIFT/CEED/UCEED
Develop interest in the visual riddles and understand how questions are framed in the design entrance exams
Develop drawing and handling skills for the exam and learn how to come up with creative solutions
How to solve previous year's questions and anticipate questions and topics for the exam this year.
How to create a portfolio for the next round and prepare for the studio test efficiently
What does a week look like at C2D
C2D program demands 10-12 hours commitment per week. Dive into the tasks diligently to see the desired results.
The community will be there for you at each step.
Meet your mentors
Visual Designer | NIFT
Design is a way of thinking and can be developed with practice. We will work on that.
Game Designer | NID
We will learn to conceptualize the right ideas and transfer them onto the paper.
Visual Designer | IIT H
Identifying weaknesses is key. I will help you turn your weakness into strength.
New Media | NID
Practice alone can make you a better illustrator. We will practice and have fun
I just wanted to thank y'all for all the videos and content you guys have created over the past 1 year. My AIR for UCEED was 26 and your C2D program and videos have helped me a lot! Thank you again:)
I couldn't thank you enough for all the support that you guys have given us throughout these few months. I don't think I could've done this without your guidance and I'm sure, like me, every other kaphal student would be extremely grateful to have you as mentors.
The kaphal team has played a very important role in my preparation for design entrances as well. I owe you a big thanks for the journey we have had. I might not have got what I aspired but the process and journey was memorable.
Everything you need to crack ⚡ the Design Entrance
The sessions are designed to help you experience design thinking and process like never before
Dive into the questions deeper and find out the expectation of the exam.
Brainstorm in a group and observe others learn and grow
Join your cohort to interact and discuss doubts and tests
Interact with your coach to keep track of your performance
Peer to Peer
Learn from the members in your cohort to grow faster
Get your doubts clarified and never feel stuck in the Part-A or Part-B questions
Choose a plan to get started with your
design journey. And, let the fun begin!
See what fellow designers have to say about us! See our Wall of Love
We know that some people might not be able to afford C2D. We don’t want the price to exclude individuals who are passionate about design. That’s why we’re offering some full 100% scholarships😇 to individuals who can show enthusiasm and passion for design and who'd benefit from the content of the course.
To apply, you'll have to attempt a test and attend an interview session.
A brief about the scholarship test:
60 minutes test
Focus on creativity and drawing ability
Shortlisted candidates will be called for 30 minutes interview
You can apply for the scholarship after enrolling in the program
Your scholarship will be valid for the program you have enrolled
Applications for the scholarship will open in the 'onboarding week' or 'Week-0' of the C2D program.
Thanks and good luck!
To know more about scholarships, feel free to
talk our team
Got a question? We've got answers. If you have some other questions, contact us using email.
What are the timings for the live sessions?
Timings are decided in consultation with the majority of the students. Generally, on the weekdays sessions are in the evening after 7:00 PM.
Will I be able to watch the recorded sessions till the exam?
Yes, you have access to all the recordings till the exam or 1st March 2023 (whichever is earlier)
Is there a trial or demo session before I enroll?
Yes, you can enroll in a 1:1 trial session with a coach at Kaphal Studio to get answers for your doubts about the course and for general counseling on a career in design.
Please note that we charge a minimal amount for these trial sessions which is deducted if you enroll in the C2D program.
What is the time commitment every week?
The first 12 weeks are very crucial in the C2D program. These are intense preparation weeks. During this period we expect you to devote 10-12 hours including live sessions and engagements in our assignments.
From the 13th week onwards, you can slow down to create your own preparation schedule. We will meet you in office hours and in 1:1 sessions to help you keep track of your preparation.
What are the payment options?
To make it accessible for the majority of students in the country, we have introduced part-payment or payment in 4 installments.
Apart from that, you can use a credit card for no-cost EMI as well.
Can I upgrade to Plus or Premium?
Yes. You can upgrade the plan anytime during the course. To upgrade you'll have to pay the difference at the time of upgrading.
How many students are there in a batch?
While a batch may have 100 students who are learning simultaneously with you. But, you'll be part of a small cohort of 25 students only.
You'll have a dedicated coach assigned to your cohort to help you and guide you in the journey.
Is there a refund policy?
We do not offer any refund, once the product has been purchased. You can enroll in as many trial sessions before enrolling in the program.
What's the procedure for 1:1 session?
1:1 sessions are designed to help you work on your problems and doubts personally.
Each 1:1 session would be 30 minutes zoom meeting. In these sessions, you can ask the coach for review, feedback, discuss questions or discuss your preparation in general.
What are mastermind sessions?
Mastermind sessions are guided sessions under a coach who will help you navigate through a complex problem in small groups. Here you will be solving riddles, questions and attempting tasks in breakout rooms.
Who will be my coach?
All the coaches at Kaphal Studio are professional mentors and are from premium design colleges.
The coaches are trained in advance to help you achieve your goals.
Your coach will be assigned to your cohort internally by Kaphal Team.
What happens in the Week-0 of the program?
Before we start the intense preparation for 12 weeks. You meet and greet your peers in the cohort in week-0.
We help you get accustomed to our platform where you'll be submitting your tests and assignments.
In short, week-0 is fun!
I want to apply for scholarship, what's the procedure?
There is a scholarship test (written + interview) to avail the 100% scholarships we are offering this year.
You can apply for the scholarship only when you have enrolled in the course and paid at least 1st installment for the program.
The scholarship test would be conducted in the week-0 of the C2D program. If you are selected we will refund the 100% fees for the plan you have enrolled in.
You'll be notified about the scholarship in advance!
Will you provide any study material?
No. We do not believe in study materials for design. Even though we have collected everything you need to know from the exam perspective under Design Prep Repository.
You can find the link to the repository in the "Resources" tab in the footer.
How can I contact you?
You can drop us an email at email@example.com or directly call our helpline number +919311560779 [between 11 AM to 6 PM].
What happens after 12 weeks?
After 12 weeks we enter the Phase-II of the preparation. You dive into the self-preparation mode. Coach will meet you in the office hours every week followed by 1:1 session according to your plan
When Week-0 will start?
Week-0 will start from 16th May 2022
In the plan it is mentioned 3 months or 1 Year subscription, what does that mean?
Subscription denotes how long you access to live sessions. For example, in 3 months subscription who can attend the live sessions for 3 months.
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