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B. Des. Global Design Programme

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 of global design programme & interdisciplinary practices includes 4 major domains of B. Des. Visual Communication (Graphics), Product Design, Fashion Design and 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 (GDP) 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 drive the redefinition of the trajectory of global design. Students who want to experience and learn design in different continents, with an immersive educational experience in world-class educational institutions based in four culturally diverse countries; viz. India, Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom.

This course prepares 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 question and respond to design challenges both individually and through collaborative global perspectives. It aims to impart competencies that aid opportunity mapping, strategies to transform design, innovative practices to develop entrepreneurial ventures, new businesses, and start-ups for the creative industry.

How does it work?

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 course will take students through various facets of design disciplines including different approaches to design from Visual Communication, Fashion Design, Product Design, Interior Design with the flexibility to choose aligned  domains and design disciplines in the host institutions.

Year 01 (July 21 – May 2022) at UID Gandhinagar, India
Year 02 (July – December 2022) at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
(January – May 2023) at UID Gandhinagar
Year 03 (August – December 2023) at NABA, Milan, Italy
(January – May 2023) at UID Gandhinagar
Year 04 (August – December 2024) at Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

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 Gandhinagar, each student spends an integrated alternate semester at each of the other partner institutions in Europe, Australia & UK. The students will spend a 14 weeks semester abroad every year starting from 2nd Year.

Experiential learing abroad for 14 weeks (each city)  is  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.

Areas of Mastery

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

Our B. Des. (Global) student can seamlessly transcend international boundaries owing to the distinct advantage of interacting with international faculty, living in diverse professional environments; imbibing studio-based collaborative and experiential learning in a multicultural classroom; this programme offers the best platform for young designers to build a rapport with topnotch international designers and explore several design avenues both in India and abroad.

This course provides students with a vital global edge in advancing their career goals over their peers in the design industry by adopting the best practices in design education that the world has to offer.

Programme Highlights

· Integrated experiential learning in Australia, Italy and UK with certification from all universities with a recognised degree conferred upon by Karnavati University at the culmination of the course.

· Global exposure, international studio visits and live projects in four countries.

· Interdisciplinary design labs with a focus on Design Innovation and Design for the future.

· Best global practices in interdisciplinary Design Education in multicultural classrooms.

 

GDP Programme Structure

PART-1
  • Unlearning
  • History of Design and Art
  • Elements & Principles of Design
  • Material Exploration 1
  • Visualization & Representaion
  • Elective 1
  • Integrated Design Project 1
Envrionmental Experiential Learning
PART-2
  • Communication Skills
  • Global Design Trends
  • Design Process & Methodology
  • Material Exploration 2
  • Observing Culture and Environment
  • Elective 2
  • Integrated Design Project 2
PART-1 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
  • Multicultural Design Trends 1
  • Bridge Course 1
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar
Global Experiential Learning- 1 (Interdisciplinary Experience Abroad)
B.Design International (Swinburne-Australia)

PART -2
  • CORE 1
  • CORE 2
  • CORE 3
  • Social Innovation Design Lab
  • Elective 3
MAJOR : Fashion Design or Visual Communication or InteriorDesign or Product Design (Students can choose any one major/core subject) MINOR: choices other then major from UID
PART-1 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
  • Multicultural Design Trends 2
  • Bridge Course 2
  • Discipline Specfic Seminar
Global Experiential Learning- 2 (Discipline Specific Experience Abroad)
Dedicated Program (NABA-Milan, Italy)

PART -2
  • CORE - 4
  • CORE - 5
  • CORE - 6
  • Interdisciplinary Design Lab
  • Elective 4
MAJOR : Fashion Design or Visual Communication or InteriorDesign or Product Design ( Students can choose any one major/core subject) MINOR: choices other then major from UID
PART-1
  • Internship
  • Research Seminar
Global Experiential Learning - 3 (Discipline Specfic Experience Abroad)
M.A (NTU, UK)

PART -2
  • Design Research
  • Graduation Project

GDP Year-wise Learning Outcomes

The course will take students through various facets of interdisciplinary design with a focus on pathway based disciplines such as Visual Communication, Fashion Design, Product Design, Interior Design with the flexibility to choose from different domains and design disciplines.

In addition to a ‘home-base’ center at UID, Gandhinagar, each student undergoes a global design learning experience at each of the other partner institutions in Europe, Australia & UK.

The first year is dedicated towards building a strong foundation and introducing the students to the basics and fundamentals of Design using an interdisciplinary and practice based approach. It gradually moves on to relatively complex approaches to develop their critical thinking skills and their understanding of design and elements around them.

As the course progresses the students undergo a global learning experience in their second year, first half focuses on innovation and design. They are taken through increasing degrees of complexities of design practice and understanding. They understand and connect to larger issues of society and culture, semiotics and aesthetics, environment and ethnography, innovation and socially responsive design. In the second half of Second year the students choose a discipline or pathway of their choice with elective options that are interdisciplinary. The students further develop their skills in their chosen pathways with a choice of electives culminating in the interdisciplinary design lab.

In the third year the students continue discipline or pathway of their choice with elective options that are interdisciplinary. The students undertake a global experience where they learn advanced pathway based skills to inculcate best practices and experience an international classroom. The students further develop their skills in their chosen pathways with a choice of electives culminating in the interdisciplinary design lab.

During the fourth year students undertake a highly advanced research based experience abroad at a leading university internationally. Then they undertake their major project and have the final showcase of the overall disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning process through the B.Des Global Program.

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

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