The M. Des Integrated is a fully interdisciplinary course that allows students to pick up pathway-based skills through a set of inter-departmental electives. The course is interspersed with innovation, and sustainability centric labs and studios focused on humanising design. This course has the highest industry exposure along with experiential & live projects. The student takes a journey from design basics to critical understanding moving on to skill-based making, experimental labs followed by exposure to legal & managerial ecosystems of design. The course is heavily focused on interdisciplinary research combining self-initiation, collaboration & industry context.
In the future, interdisciplinary skill sets will increasingly be the norm rather than the exception and the UID Integrated Masters program provides a platform to develop these vital skills by engaging with evolving futures and emerging perspectives.
Evolved through a deep dive into emerging collaborative approaches, UID – M. Des Integrated incorporates the best pedagogical practices of design education. The program is focused on developing design leaders for the future with a holistic understanding of the design process and ecology.
The student’s learning journey is mapped to develop an understanding of design technology design management & research aimed at developing entrepreneurial skills. The refined mix of making, managing & researching mapped on to collaboration, technology and sustainability will help our students to resolve complex design problems of the future.
*Pathway electives (1-6) are designed for students to pick and pursue their majors. These electives will be curated to offer the best core skills + concepts in their focus areas. They will be offered by the Schools of Fashion (within the subjects MDes), Industrial (within the subjects MDes), Communication (within the subjects MDes), and Interior Design (within the subjects MDes), and will be progressive in nature. Students have to stick to the pathway chosen.
Transdisciplinary Electives (1-2) are designed for students to pick up minors outside their chosen pathways. These electives will also be offered by Schools of Business, Law and Mass Communication. Students are encouraged to stick to their chosen minors and pick maximum credit points.
The M. Des. Integrated Masters graduate has the professional skills necessary to undertake broad-ranging leadership positions in the fields of- Design Product Conceptualization, Design development, Entrepreneurship, human-centric design, either as Design heads, Design strategists, Information architects, Team leaders, Communication / Visualization experts entrepreneurs and other related positions. The programme instils professional competence to undertake complex multidisciplinary design projects by leading design interventions in socio-cultural and functional innovations, design development and planning. Our graduates will be leadingcreative thinkers and problem solvers
The main aims of the 5-year Integrated Master of Design programme in Integrated Design are:
The UID based masters curriculum is a sequential mix of different design experiences. There is an emphasis on conceptual understanding and solving complex design challenges through advanced research, problem solving, management and execution skills. The course will take students through intersections of design disciplines including and not limited to different approaches to design from Communication Design (visual communication / graphics), Fashion Design, Product Design, Interaction Design with the flexibility to choose the masters track from integrated domains and design disciplines.
Students will be challenged to reformulate and use evidence based design knowledge in a symbiotic framework with intuitive, cross disciplinary and practical design skills. These facilitate independent enquiry and deep learning to create new pathways in contexts where there are myriad interacting factors.
The programme comprises a mixture of Core inputs, track-specific inputs and elective courses offering students the opportunity to select learning pathways that match their individual interests and career goals. During the programme, students will have ongoing projects with industry providing students with valuable experience from practice.
In the final degree project, students perform in-depth analysis and work on a contextual design challenge from industry, society or academic research that is in line with the chosen specialisation. The degree project is supervised experienced mentors and can be performed in an industrial setting or in an academic environment
PhD (pursuing) in Dept of Fashion and Textiles at IIS University; M.A. Drawing and Painting - Rajasthan University; Undergraduate Diploma in Fashion Design, NIFT Gandhinagar; PGCHE from NTU, UK
Note: All Faculty names are in alphabetic chronology and not as per seniority