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