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.
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|
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.
The course has an interdisciplinary approach but follows four major specialistion pathways –
1) Visual Communication
2) Product Design
3) Fashion Design
4) Interior Design
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.
· 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.
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.