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B.Des Global Design Programme

The B. Des. Global Design Programme at UID has been crafted through deep research, collaboration with top International Design Schools, using innovative approaches for reimagining Design education in India. It provides a unique opportunity for a student to understand global perspectives to tackle design challenges with an international style of learning in a global class room with world renowned faculty in a multi city / country learning model in vibrant Design Capitals of the world to give you a career edge.  Our vision is to provide students with an experience that is unparalleled, nurturing them to be design leaders and creative catalysts who deliver positive social, environmental, economic and cultural change.

This is one off global design programme & interdisciplinary practices includes 3 major streams B Des – VC/ PD / FD & Interior Design .
The vision of UID’s 4-year Global Design Programme is to provide an international education environment that is unique & unparalleled. This programme has been jointly evolved, developed & designed by the four diverse participating institutions; all recognised as international leaders and centers of creativity and innovation, offering complementary expertise in art, design, innovation and technology.

Why study B. Des. Global Design Programme at UID?

The Global Design Programme is created to nurture and train creative Catalysts and future leaders of design and innovation. It is for students who have the passion, intelligence, and creativity to join the B. Des. (Global) at UID in a redefinition of the trajectory of global design. Students who want to experience and learn design in different continents, with immersive educational experience in world-class educational institutions based in three magnificent culturally diverse global cities besides Ahmedabad.

Course Structure

The B. Des. (Global) – Design programme is an academic platform for emerging young designers to experience the world in a unique multicultural, intellectual, visual, and tactile way.

In addition to a ‘home-base’ center at UID – Ahmedabad, each student spends an integrated alternate semester at each of the other partner institutions in Europe, Australia & UK. The students will spend a total of three semesters abroad – Semester 3, 5 and 7.

These semesters are totally immersive in different world-class cities, each with their own local, global, cultural, economic and human characteristics. The journey is rich in terms of design learning and experience, and a dynamic path towards becoming a ‘global creative catalyst’ – one capable of envisioning and delivering new possibilities for a better world through a multiplex approach to design.

Specialisations Offered

The course has an interdisciplinary approach but follows four major specialistion pathways –

1) Visual Communication
2) Product Design
3) Fashion Design
4) Interior Design

Career Prospects

B. Des. (Global) student has a distinct advantage to interact with international faculty, professional environments, studio based collaborative and experiential learning in a global, multicultural classroom to imbibe best practices in Design education – the world has to offer that provides him / her a vital global edge in advancing their careers goals over their peers. The global design programme equips students with cutting edge skills and knowledge at the international level and students can be placed in design companies both in India and Internationally.

…Course Overview

The B. Des Global Design Programme at UID has been crafted through deep research, collaboration with top International Design Schools, using innovative approaches for reimagining Design education in India. It provides a unique opportunity for a student to understand global perspectives to tackle design challenges with an international style of learning in a global class room with world renowned faculty in a multi city / country learning model in vibrant Design Capitals of the world to give you a career edge. Our vision is to provide students with an experience that is unparalleled, nurturing them to be design leaders and creative catalysts who deliver positive social, environmental, economic and cultural change.

The Programme is nested in the Unitedworld Institute of Design [ UID] but functions without geographical boundaries with integrated semesters in four leading international Centre of design and innovation in Asia, Europe, UK and Australia. Collectively offering students a unique educational mix characterized by multidisciplinary intakes, shared values, complementary approaches and distinct expertise. We foster innovation that provides practical solutions to real-world issues, and our project themes in each location reflect local design culture, commercial interests and social challenges.

The Vision

The vision of UID’s Global Design Programme is to provide an international education environment that is unique & unparalleled in this part of the world, bringing together major centers of design, culture and industry: UK, Europe and Australia. The 4 year UG Program has been designed to collaborate via study abroad with Universities recognized as international leaders in creativity and innovation, offering complementary expertise in art, design, innovation and technology.

Goal

The goal of full time 4 years B Des (Global) Programme is to prepare students to explore the future scape of design by negotiating across disciplines in an interdisciplinary ecosystem. It allows them to be curious and evolve the ability to query & respond to design challenges both individually and through collaborative interdisciplinary & global perspectives. It aims to impart competencies that aid opportunity mapping, strategies to transform design, innovative practices to develop entrepreneurial ventures, new businesses, startups for the creative industry

What is it for a B Des (Global) student?

The Global Design Program is created to nurture and train creative Catalysts and future leaders of design and innovation. It is for students who have the passion, intelligence, and creativity to join the B Des (Global) at UID in a redefinition of the trajectory of global design. Students who want to experience and learn design in different continents, with immersive educational experience in world-class educational institutions based in three magnificent culturally diverse global cities besides Ahmedabad.

Pedagogy

The UID based curriculum is a sequential mix of different design experiences where there is an emphasis on thinking, problem solving, making and prototyping. The teaching philosophy is one of practice based and self-directed learning with the participants of the Programme defining their path and processes. The course will take students through

various facets of design disciplines including different approaches to design from Communication Design (visual communication), Fashion Design, Product Design (Interaction Design) with the flexibility to choose from different domains and design disciplines in the host institutions.

Curriculum Overview

The B Des (Global) l Design program is an educational platform for emerging young designers to experience the world in a unique multicultural, intellectual, visual, and tactile way.

In addition to a ‘home-base’ center at UID Ahmedabad, each student spends an integrated alternate semester at each of the other partner institutions in Europe, Australia & UK. The students will spend a total of three semesters abroad – Semester 3, 5 and 7.

B Des (Global) student has a distinct advantage to interact with international faculty, professional environments, studio based collaborative and experiential learning in a global, multicultural classroom to imbibe best practices in Design education, the world has to offer that gives vital global edge in advancing their careers goals over peers.

These semesters are totally immersive in different world-class cities, each with their own local, global, cultural, economic and human characteristics. The journey is rich in terms of design learning and experience, and a dynamic path toward becoming a ‘global creative catalyst’ – one capable of envisioning and delivering new possibilities for a better world through a multiplex approach to design.

Eligibility

Successful completion of 10+2 (higher secondary education) with minimum 50 % aggregate from any recognized higher secondary School board in any stream.

The UID based curriculum is a sequential mix of different design experiences where there is an emphasis on design thinking, problem solving, making and prototyping. The teaching philosophy is one of practice based and self-directed learning with the participants of the Programme defining their path and processes.  The course will take students through various facets of design disciplines including different approaches to design from Communication Design (visual communication), Fashion Design, Product Design (Interaction Design) with the flexibility to choose from different domains and design disciplines in the host institutions.  

Successful completion of 10+2 (higher secondary education) with minimum 50 % aggregate from any recognized higher secondary School board in any stream.