The 1-year Diploma – GAP Year Design program at UID is an innovative program which has conceptualised & curated to appreciate, comprehend and assimilate a wide spectrum knowledge, skills and technology of Design education and positioned for graduating students, as a pathway aspiration towards a career or further studies in the realm of Creative Industries. The Diploma program has been designed through an in-depth study of various international Diploma programs and research of the diverse graduate students’ aspirations. The programme is created for a student at a graduate level who desires to explore and eventually envisions an individualistic creative direction towards the Design streams of choice for themselves. The course provides a breadth of elements & components that are a prerequisite to create a basal understanding of design. The intent of the program is to collaborate with the best creative professionals and subject specialists across the globe and provide an innovative and engaging, meticulous flow of content.
The design of the program is in four quadrants which creates progressive scope to immerse and apply the design learning in diverse projects. The students will gain divergent knowledge of critical, current and futuristic aspects relevant to design and simultaneously develop modest skills as prerequisite for creative professionals. The scaffolding of the program converges into projects wherein students inquire, reflect and examine a direction for themselves with the tutelage of experienced academicians. This program is an innovative concept that leverages technology, state-of-the-art academic resources, digital skills & software handling expertise and experience in aligning a progressive approach for a robust design foundation.
The vision of UID’s Gap year Design Programme is to create a unique academic space for any graduate level aspirant intending to explore creative careers and options through varied design disciplines. This is to be delivered in the online modality as well as a face to face engagement programme. The GAP YEAR Design programmed has been designed and developed to be immersive, exploratory and is embedded with scope for student driven deeper engagement to develop the ability to pursue and realize a progressive direction at the completion of the course. The philosophy of the program is to create a global, contemporary, critical, interdisciplinary and technology driven bridge foundation in Design
Any graduate or final year UG student pursuing a graduate level course in any stream.
It is a 12-month long programme, offered in four Levels . Each level comprises of progressive learning system in chosen subject. At the end of each level, exam/jury will be conducted. On successful completion of the programme, the participants receive a Diploma Certificate.
This is an online programme that covers design domains, following a four level learning system, intended to give a basic foundation(level 1), core knowledge (level 2 &3), and Individual Final project +industry skills (level 3) to the learner.