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The Arts refers to programs that focus on intellectual type topics that are not always as straightforward as science and math. Those wishing to play a creative role in contributing to the community would be interested in the arts.

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M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Arts in India. M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation From small neighborhoods to large metropolitan centers, urban areas in India today are in a state of rapid growth and transformation. Rapid urbanization and relentless globalization threaten to erode, diminish, and erase the cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) along with irreparable destruction to the natural environment of places. We believe that a deeper understanding and engagement with the cultural heritage and natural environment and ecology of particular locales will lead to creative and innovative strategies to protect heritage values while reaching for inclusive and sustainable goals in the design of urban landscapes. The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. The course is a program of the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. As such, students will gain familiarity with international (and national) norms and standards in heritage management including the World Heritage Convention. They will also explore new approaches to managing and designing with heritage to benefit local communities, plan better places, and nurture cultural entrepreneurship compatible with heritage values of particular places Cycle Project workshop organized by Srishti and Premsela as part of the DutchDFA program. Disciplines The M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation is informed by the following learning disciplines: Architecture and Urban Design Cultural Studies Ecology and Environment Heritage Conservation Research – Art and Design Urban and Regional Planning LeNS (Learning Network on Sustainability) India Team working on the long-term goals – Visioning Session of LeNS India. Research and Collaboration Students have opportunities to work within the academic structures and/or work across the following centers and labs: Bangalore Human Sciences Initiatives (BHSI) Center for Public History (CPH) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Learning Networks on Sustainability (LeNS)-India Srishti Films The Kabir Project UNESCO Chair at Srishti While for most respondents the concept of a board game was novel, the game has a potential for communicating the FRA given the pre-requisites – Arpitha Kodiveri, ROOTS Project, Photo Courtesy: DEL Laboratory. Key Values Cultural and natural heritage are valuable non-renewable resources Cultural and natural heritage make places more livable. Cultural and natural heritage form the identity of a place Design and planning to respond to local context is more sustainable Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Student in a course on mapping places using GIS, course facilitators – HS Sudhira and Shweta Dange, Course: Making Places. Capabilities On successful completion of the course, graduates will have a specialization in urban design and planning that is culturally and environmentally sustainable Further, students would acquire the following capabilities: Knowledge and Understanding: Conceptual clarity around what is urban sustainability, cultural heritage and natural environment and why heritage contributes to better urban environments An understanding of key international norms and standards around protection and management of cultural and natural heritage Communication Skills: Familiarity with professional writing such as grants proposals and reports GIS and spatial data survey and mapping; 3-D visualization Specific heritage related skills such as inventorying and assessment of threats, mapping, and community study Practitioner Skills: Understanding of how to design and plan places at different urban scales while also nurturing and protecting heritage. Ability to plan and design in a participatory with as part of a multidisciplinary group and with local community. Opportunities The M.Plan. in Urban Design and Sustainability would open up the following opportunities to successful graduates: Enhanced employment opportunities with specialization and refinement in heritage compatible design, urban design, and sustainability design in a variety of creative professional practices such as planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, and housing design. Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in any field of built environment, cities, heritage, sustainability and resilience. Employment with museums and galleries Become a design and planning entrepreneur Become an academic in a design program [-]

M.Cr.A. in Experimental Media Art Practices

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

The Master in Creative Arts in Experimental Media Art (EMA) is a field of artistic practice, dialogue and inquiry that integrates the arts, sciences and technology. It embeds theoretical and practical experimentation to foster experimental uses of technologies, media and modalities. The transdiciplinarity of the course encourages collaboration, innovation and sustainable approaches to express and create experiences. [+]

M.Cr.A. in Experimental Media Art Practices The Master in Creative Arts in Experimental Media Art (EMA) is a field of artistic practice, dialogue and inquiry that integrates the arts, sciences and technology. It embeds theoretical and practical experimentation to foster experimental uses of technologies, media and modalities. The transdiciplinarity of the course encourages collaboration, innovation and sustainable approaches to express and create experiences. The program is aimed at creative art practitioners interested in a variety of media and modalities. Specifically, the program invites students and practitioners interested in exploring the cognitive, visual, experimental, scientific, interactive, and narrative aspects of the sciences and technology. Students from a variety of backgrounds, such as the arts, computer engineering, humanities, the sciences, and social sciences are encouraged to pursue this interdisciplinary masters program. The two-year M.Cr.A. incorporates research and studio exploration of a topic of the students’ choice, with the goal of producing a refined body of work that culminates in a M.Cr. A. exhibition. The principal areas of artistic practice and research include: electronic arts’ history and practice, sound art, human and machine interface, complex and adaptive natural and biological systems, creative cartography, citizen science, smart materials, and bio-arts. Through a combination of studio, theory and projects, students develop the formal, intellectual, and conceptual aspects of their art practice and process. There are also opportunities for artists to develop their artistic practice through long and short-term artist-in-residence programs. In the first year of the program, students are immersed in theory courses that expose them to new ways thinking and making. The second year is devoted to thesis definition, exploration, and production, through a series of studio and seminar courses. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Botanical Art Contemporary Art Practices Curatorial Studies Film Game Art, Design and Development Mathematical and Physical Sciences Photography Visual Effects Research and Collaboration Students under this program will have the opportunity to work at the following labs at Srishti. The Center for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA) ArtScienceBLR Srishti Labs (Slabs) Centre for Education, Research, Training and Development (CERTAD) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Blank Noise Project Shadow Liberation Project IMPACT Edge Srishti Films Kabir Project Key Values in the Curriculum Experimental frameworks and practices Experimenting, failing and learning Challanging existing theoretical and practical paradigms and processes Connecting, informing, learning and sharing knowledge with communities and practitioners Creating new forms of expression, interpretation and experience Challenging assumptions with hands-on tinkering and making Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach Provides a framework to develop practical skills and critical analysisthat challenge and rethink existing knowledge systems, usages and applications of art, science and technology. Acquire a repertoire of tools to critique, reflect and create; and build a solid theoretical foundation to engage and contextualize their practice within the larger boundaries of society, culture, commerce, and science. Exposure to ideas through visuals, texts, artifacts and audio, dealing with the history of media, arts and sciences, human use of technology, influences of sciences on visual culture and memory, perception and cognition. Labs for developing and using tools / software/ technology/ experiments that sustain independent practice and research. Active engagement and criticism with and of, non-traditional, traditional and contemporary practices and processes. Framework and tools to cultivate independent research & practice that develop into a line of inquiry and build a corresponding body of work. Exposure, immersion and engagement with communities, institutions, and professionals for critique and reflection. Mentorship (artist-in-residence, professionals), participation in workshops, symposiums and conferences, to explore different schools of thought and disciplines. Capabilities Developing transciplinary and experimental approaches to their practice and research. Developing frameworks that integrate a variety of technologies, media and modalities for expression and experience Constructing an independent line of inquiry, and developing experimental methods for their practice. Intergating and conceptualizing a variety of theoretical perspectives, critiques to develop new theoretical ideas Developing strong narrative and storytelling skills Critically situating one's practice, research and perspective within the larger natural and social world Opportunities The potential/prospective domains of practice/work are the following: Art Arts Science (sonic art, bio art, optics, etc.) Computational and Generative Art, Multimodal Installation Multimedia Platforms and Publishing Interactive and Digital Objects Creative Arts and Education (games, language learning, etc.) Design Interface and Experience Design Multimodal Interactive Platforms (tactile, sonic, etc.) Communication Design (mobile, software, applications, etc.) Multimodal Data Visualization and Presentation Creative Industries Creative Media Special Effects and Animation Gaming Experimental Film Smart Media and Objects (textile, mobile, etc.) Digital Narratives and Storytelling Enquiries For further information, kindly email Meena Vari at meena@srishti.ac.in or email Abhiyan Humane at abhiyan@srishti.ac.in [-]

M.Cr.A. in Digital Media Arts

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

Srishti offers a 2-year Masters program in Animation at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with diverse techniques (2D and/or 3D, traditional, experimental, stop motion) to develop their abilities as storytellers, visual artists and directors. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in animation techniques, film language, storytelling, image-making processes and skill enhancement. We also offer opportunities for experimentation, innovation and creative collaborations. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Arts in India. M.Cr.A. in Digital Media Arts Animation at Srishti at the Masters level nurtures creative and personal expression. It provides a framework for practitioners from diverse fields to enter the world of animation and expanding its boundaries through their unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage students to explore and develop personal styles, artistic visions and voices through their filmmaking practices. It also seeks to provide a broad understanding of animation filmmaking reflecting on independent practice, industry and experimentation in the Indian context. Srishti offers a 2-year Masters program in Animation at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with diverse techniques (2D and/or 3D, traditional, experimental, stop motion) to develop their abilities as storytellers, visual artists and directors. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in animation techniques, film language, storytelling, image-making processes and skill enhancement. We also offer opportunities for experimentation, innovation and creative collaborations. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Animation Game Art, Design and Development Visual Effects Literature/Writing Performance Screen Studies Key Values in the Curriculum Unhindered Imagination Personal expression Cultural Innovation Experiment/Explore/Invent Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach: Navigation of a path through a combination of mandatory courses, chosen courses, lectures, workshops, electives and team/individual projects articulated within a multidisciplinary art and design context. Independent learning with close guidance from mentors Conception, development and production of a capstone project or a thesis over a period of two semesters Capabilities Expression, creativity, craftsmanship and problem solving that can interact with diverse industry and artistic contexts Artistic sensibility– sensitivity, balance, measure, attention to detail, etc. Having an inquiring mind, curiosity, methodical questioning, contextual perspective Creating and constructing fiction, understanding workings of a created world Inventive thinking, risk taking - approaching the unknown Understanding audiences and constructing viewer experiences Opportunities You can work in the industries of advertising, television, cinema and interactive media. You can continue your practice, develop your own work and become entrepreneurs. You can pursue your research and continue to do a PhD. You can work for established design firms and production houses. You can develop your own projects and apply for grants. Students Works https://vimeo.com/88736762 http://vimeo.com/117367770 http://vimeo.com/117365507 http://vimeo.com/117367050 http://vimeo.com/117583008 Enquiries For further information, kindly email Sandeep Ashwath at sandeep@srishti.ac.in [-]

M.Cr.A. in Creative Documentary

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

The first film ever made was a documentary. Since then, the practice of filmmaking, and of documentary film in particular, has undergone a huge transformation. New technologies have made way for different stories and unheard voices to emerge and together they have evolved into a variety of forms, styles and genres that allow for highly individualised and creative interpretions of the reality they depict. This forms the crux of the master’s programme in Creative Documentary at Srishti. [+]

M.Cr.A. in Creative Documentary The first film ever made was a documentary. Since then, the practice of filmmaking, and of documentary film in particular, has undergone a huge transformation. New technologies have made way for different stories and unheard voices to emerge and together they have evolved into a variety of forms, styles and genres that allow for highly individualised and creative interpretions of the reality they depict. This forms the crux of the master’s programme in Creative Documentary at Srishti. Engaging with social, political, cultural contexts and navigating research processes students will learn to identify cinematic material from the world around them. Grappling with hsitorical, theoretical, ethical, technical and practical aspects of documentary filmmaking, they will work towards the submission of a professionally made thesis documentary. Disciplines This postgraduate program in creative documentary intersects with the following disciplines: Animation Contemporary Art Practices Experimental Media Arts Film Photography Public History Research and Collaboration Students of film courses have the opportunity to engage with and draw upon, the knowledge resources of other schools as well as the labs and centres at Srishti. Center for Public History (CPH) Srishti Films The Kabir Project Key Values in the Curriculum Exploration of personal vision and position Critical response to context Subjectivity, Objectivity and Point of View Ethical and responsible imagemaking Impactful storytelling Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach Learning at the master’s level will be through course work and self-initiated work. The course will expose students to the history and practice of documentary film in the world and in India, through screenings and readings. As they hone their filmmaking craft, they will be encouraged to develop a critical approach to their own work and that of others. They will have the opportunity to enrich and expand their practice by engaging with the rich variety of allied disciplines taught in Srishti. Facilitators and mentors will guide students through an independent learning process. Capabilities Using image & sound as a way of seeing & understanding the world Using different research methods & critical thinking to arrive at a hypothesis Articulating ideas and concepts in written and spoken form Understanding and constructing narrative Exploiting the possibilities of the edit process Experimenting with technique, form and material Understanding subjectivity and objectivity Conceptualising and producing a short documentary film independently Opportunities Undertake the making of independent or commissioned documentary films Work in Television or any organisation enagaged in audio-visual production Work as media consultant for national and international agencies Pursue doctoral research in film Enquiries For further information please email Swati Dandekar at swati_d@srishti.ac.in [-]

M.Cr.A. in Contemporary Art Practice

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

The Contemporary Art Program at the Master’s level emphasizes meeting the public ¬– be it in the museum or public square, self-initiated or organized by curators – to create a framework for an individual history of practice. Dialogues with Srishti faculty, practitioners from around the world, architects, horticulturists, scientists, designers and more develop a platform for building life-long art practices and networks. Making and critical thinking are fundamental to the aims of the program. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Arts in India. M.Cr.A. in Contemporary Art Practice Contemporary Art Practice is changing dramatically. The creative force of the artist to not only produce artifacts, but also to perform and activate, has broadened the opportunity for artists to enter diverse fields. Artists react to observations of the world we live in, translating experience into art production and interventions. Merging genres and media –for example drawing with sound recording, or land art with video – creates new contexts for the expanding field of art practice. The Contemporary Art Program at the Master’s level emphasizes meeting the public ¬– be it in the museum or public square, self-initiated or organized by curators – to create a framework for an individual history of practice. Dialogues with Srishti faculty, practitioners from around the world, architects, horticulturists, scientists, designers and more develop a platform for building life-long art practices and networks. Making and critical thinking are fundamental to the aims of the program. Nurturing the curiosity within the program into tangible projects and goals is accomplished through unique opportunities to engage with media and technological advances as well as traditional craft making practices. Students intersect with multiple perspectives, experiment in new knowledge domains, and gain insights into their potential to act and impact through art practice. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Botanical Art Contemporary Art Practices Curatorial Studies Experimental Media Arts Film Game Art, Design and Development Mathematical and Physical Sciences Photography Visual Effects Research and Collaboration Students under this program will have an opportunity to work at the following labs at Srishti. The Kabir Project Art in transit Project ArtScienceBLR Blank noise project Shadow liberation project Impact Edge Srishti Films The Center for Public History (CPH) Centre for Education, Research, Training and Development (CERTAD) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Srishti Labs Key Values in the Curriculum Developing a studio practice. Explorations with materials using a variety of methods. Understanding art through criticism and theory. Expansive, and Interdisciplinary dialogue. Play & Experiment. To explore 2D and 3D ‘form’. To share/foster knowledge. To engage in critical reflection. To develop collaborative strategies. To connect with communities. Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach This two-year program encourages students to develop a sustained enquiry, exploration, body of work and contextual argument to locate their practice with a contemporary artistic language and cutting edge positioning. It also looks at the sub-cultures of artistic production and management. It provides a framework to develop practical skills and critical analysis to challenge and rethink existing knowledge systems, usages and applications of art, society and creative economies. An interdisciplinary curriculum that includes exposure to ideas through, visuals, texts, artifacts and audio dealing with the history of media, arts and sciences, influences on visual culture and memory, perception, cognition and cultural production. Contextual learning for engagement and intervention through participatory approach and engagement with communities, sites and agendas. Building skills to enable creating installations, create public art, develop performances, build surreal objects, or design poetic experiences, be it with sound or image, through an object, artist book or a stitched fabric. As a space for creativity and rigorous analysis, students develop projects that may require intensive research, fieldwork, and collaborations through the following learning environments: Studios Labs Contextual site/specific studios Independent Research & Practice Capabilities Analyze and reflect on unique concepts socially, culturally, historically and environmentally Analyze and reflect on artistic practices through independent research and practice also with pratitioners from diverse fields. Use of various artistic practices to engage with different social spheres in art project. Work experimentally to explore materials, contexts and experience Develop innovative ideas of practice through making. Combine analysis and interpretation with making. Locate or create diverse opportunities for developing art projects either directed toward the art market or to alternative spaces and communities. Engage in continuous learning, new developments and practices. Opportunities An artist's studio practice oriented toward the international art market (galleries, fairs, museums, residencies). Working with creative industries such as but not limited to film production units, advertising, web designing, graphic designing. Public art and site-specific projects. Working for social change in collaboration with NGO’s or other organizations. Pursuit of higher academic degrees or further studies in art, art theory, art criticism, curatorial practice, cultural studies. Arts management, development of curatorial practice. Connection to the Srishti network of projects and professionals. Enquiries For further information, kindly email Meena Vari at meena@srishti.ac.in [-]

M.Des. in Public Space Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding for the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. [+]

M.Des. in Public Space Design Students displaying their work from a public space design course, which explored Urban Planning through mapping. Course: Making Places Public places are sometimes the sites for conflict of race, class, gender and economics. But they are also places of synergy and the collective where individuals and communities can interact with each other. In the Indian context where pastoral communities consider grasslands as common land that everyone’s cattle can graze in or streets that become make shift markets where street vendors have traditionally congregated to sell their produce. With emerging technologies such as the Internet of things and cloud computing we will increasingly connect everyone and everything in a seamless network, further blurring the boundaries between public and private. All of this adds varied dimensions to the word “public”. It is critical to understand this changing dynamic of public space. The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding for the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Spatial Design Architecture Landscape Design Sociology Urban Studies and Design Environmental Graphics Sustainability studies Policy Studies and Environmental Law Cultural studies Heritage Conservation Urban and Regional Planning Ecology and Environment Research and Collaboration UNESCO Chair Srishti Films Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Design EARTH Learning Network on Sustainability (LeNS)-India Student interacting with Public Space Design Facilitator Key Values Postgraduates in Public space design are evolutionists at heart and imbibe these core values: Empathetic – As public space designers we value the “other” over the “self”. While we brings the self into the design it is informed through putting ourselves in other’s shoes and by having empathy towards all. Inclusive – We ensure that the spaces we design are inclusive and accessible to all. Sustainable – We strive for sustainable place making that balances ecological, community and economic concerns. Adaptable – We designs for change. We are adaptable to the ever-changing contexts and ensure our designs are resilient to changing social and environmental needs and issues. Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach Learning is driven by engagement with theory/discourse, reflective practice and real world experience. This approach allows for a comprehensive exposure to possibilities across the world and creates an awareness of the contemporary context. Students on a field trip in the Banni Grasslands of Kutch, Photo Courtesy: School of Foudation and Prepatory Studies. Program learning components include: A theoretical and conceptual knowledge of approaches to public space design, current issues and discourses across the world Using design thinking tools to research the context, analyze and synthesize and conceptualize a solution. Understanding of methods and tools of comprehensive studies in project and/or discourse in public space design Collaboration among peers, practitioners and the community. Using live projects/opportunities to create and test interventions/participatory design in community spaces. Capability sets On successful completion of the course, graduates will have the following capabilities: Scholar Examine and engage in systematic enquiry of cultural, political, environmental and historical uniqueness of place and complexity of contexts Identify what is to be known in multifaceted contexts and suitably adapt discipline specific knowledge for problem solving. Critique constraints, question assumptions and limitations; think independently and strive for deeper engagement in the area of knowledge. Entrepreneurial leader Design, engage and manage safe, sustainable and layered engagements for people, with public space. Ability to understand, analyze and synthesize information, select and use appropriate methods of research & communication. Practitioner Identify, explore, experiment with real and conceptual frameworks and develop innovative practice. Make informed choices and expand ideas of art, design, policy and sustainability to make their own practice more informed and enriched. Global Citizen Use a participatory approach to engage with communities and effectively communicate their views to a wide range of audiences. Be sensitive towards regional perspectives, respect diversity and help design for just and inclusive communities. Opportunities Employment in creative industries such as architecture, landscape design, interiors and urban design Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in the urban sector Graduates can become contemporary design practitioner, entrepreneur, design consultant or an academician Graduates could work with and have an active involvement in emerging domains such as public policy making and public space design and planning Enquiries For further information, kindly email Mary Jacob Kuruvilla at maryjacob@srishti.ac.in [-]

M.Des. in Information Arts and Information Design Practice

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

The Information Arts and Information Design Course at Srishti will explore the idea that all data is narrative. Information is narrative, but with purposefulness. Stories craft our identity, they heal, inform, challenge and are the stuff of which our lives are made of. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Arts in India. M.Des. in Information Arts and Information Design Practice We preserve and transmit culture, language and all historical record, whether myth or real, using the power of narrative. Narrative or stories that are not just the oral and the written, but in art, in dance, music and drama, embracing philosophy, history, politics, the environment and the social sciences. The Information Arts and Information Design Course at Srishti will explore the idea that all data is narrative. Information is narrative, but with purposefulness. Stories craft our identity, they heal, inform, challenge and are the stuff of which our lives are made of. Traditional boundaries of the narrative are constantly broken in the interfaces of the global and the local, the traditional and the contemporary. Access to information is making the physical boundaries of the world we live in permeable. With multiple screens, constant connectivity, social and mass media has taken on a completely new form. The narrative has become all-pervasive, whether it be complex data that is to be effectively disseminated to diverse audiences, using diverse media, or it be used as a tool for research with communities in flux. Within Spaces’ is a poetic journey through the picturesque landscape of the Andamans. Chaitali Pai has used watercolors to portray the fluidity of water and the wax paintings reveal the motions of sand and water during tides. From a knowledge-based society, the challenge is to move to a wisdom-based society. To this end, we seek to find ways to seamlessly draw from the essence and spirit of the jester, the bard and the wandering minstrels in our modern guises. In that, the Information Arts and Information Design program is about crafting oneself as a storyteller, a behroopiya, whose stories are crafted through the fine lenses of time and space, cultures and contexts, information, knowledge and the extraction of wisdom. An illustration from Anukriti Kedia's book that talks about the lives of Tibetan refugees living in Bylakuppe, India. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Animation Contemporary Art Practices Digital Arts Experimental Media Arts Film Game Art, Design and Development Language Arts Textile Arts Mathematics and Physical Sciences Photography Design Management Human Centered Design Systems Design Information Technology Visual Communication Design Aesthetics and Critical Studies Cultural Studies Heritage and Conservation Public History Research and Collaboration The program is closely linked with a wide range research and practice spaces: Center for Education, Research, Training, and Development (CERTAD) Center for Public History (CPH) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Srishti Films An illustration from Anukriti Arora's book, 'The Ginormous Friend', a children's book inspired from her interactions with the Tibetan community at Bylakuppe. Key Values The implications of design lie not so much in their ability to communicate as in the values that inform their conception. At IAIDP, the purpose of building a narrative and using it for communication is embedded in ethics and empathy, responsibility, deep understanding and an essential rooting of oneself in the environment. At IAIDP our work will be defined and informed by the values of: Empathetic Telling Ethical Engagement Responsible Dissemination Embodied Narration Ecological Awareness Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approaches We participate in integrated multidisciplinary learning We explore hands on ways of crafting, design and development for traditional and digital platforms We strengthen our learning with critical perspectives and purposefulness We research into communities and contexts using participatory approaches We build multiple modes of expression for engagement in diverse disciplines We use narrative structures and technologies to create communication We look at more embodied approaches to investigate, interpret, engage with and translate narratives. We thrive in lively debates, dialogue, sensitive and ethical questioning on a range of issues We encourage independent and self motivated learning Devangana Dash's colorful illustrations from her book 'Jungle Radio', which looks at birdcalls and the music of the Bandipur forest. Capability Sets This course will enable students in their: Ability to inform and communicate through narrative Ability to look at all data as narrative Ability to interact and work with communities, contexts and limitations Ability to influence and understand audiences leading to newer interpretations of what a story could be Opportunities The above mentioned capability sets could lead to opportunities such as: You can continue your art/design practice, be an entrepreneur or a design consultant You can work in the industries of Interactive Media, Television and Publishing You can work at NGOs/organizations that work with social, ecological concerns You can work with teaching and learning in diverse contexts You can work for established design firms and production houses You can pursue your research and continue to do a PhD. You can develop your own projects and apply for grants. Enquiries For further information, kindly email Srivi Kalyan at srivi.kalyan@srishti.ac.in [-]

M.Des. in Industrial Arts and Design Practices

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

We facilitate design and art professionals of the future, who can work in multiple contexts, make complex connections, lead and manage change. We facilitate and inculcate working with autonomy towards a clear self-position, be it as an entrepreneur, a design lead or as an independent creative practitioner. [+]

M.Des. in Industrial Arts and Design Practices The future of ‘how, why and where things are made’ is rapidly changing with new technologies and possibilities emerging every day. What does this mean for the designer of the future? How can we use the power of new technologies along with the unique tradition of making we have in India to create a new language in design and art? We facilitate design and art professionals of the future, who can work in multiple contexts, make complex connections, lead and manage change. We facilitate and inculcate working with autonomy towards a clear self-position, be it as an entrepreneur, a design lead or as an independent creative practitioner. The course combines best practices from art and design methodologies, which then allows the student a complex navigation between exploring, conceptualizing and translation. The common values of art and design lie in rigorous understanding and embracing of thinking and making practices using tools like mapping, systems understanding, making informed choices about materials and processes and translating the abstract into tangible form etc. The artistic practice allows one to develop sensibilities exploring multiple materials, techniques and technologies, craft and mass manufacturing industries leading to a rigorous search for form and content. The program opens up possibilities to establish a dialogue between multiple media, materiality and conceptual rigor. The course allows you to build a creative practice based on the previous education and experiences, without abandoning the same. The overall learning experience helps you leverage past education to move to a position where you are able to lead, drive and manage, rather than start afresh in any new field. If you see yourself as a creative textile designer or artist, if you are keenly interested in the way products are envisaged, used and valued, if you would like to influence the way people use furniture in the future, we help you construct frameworks to realize your potential and vision. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines. The course structure allows you -To focus on a specific discipline - Textile, Product, Furniture design -To build an interdisciplinary practice -To develop an individual art practice informed by a discipline or techniques/material and develop rigor in conceptualization and translation Contemporary Art Practices Contemporary Textile Practices Experimental Media Arts Furniture Design Information Design Interaction Design Product Design Textile Design Research and Collaboration The students under this program will have the opportunity to work with the following centers and labs at Srishti. Srishti Labs (SLabs) Impact Edge Frugal Design Studio (GRIDS) Center for Education, Research, Training, and Development (CERTAD) Key Values in the Curriculum Conscious Focused Hands-on Frugal Playful Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approaches Integrated and focused approach to design and making, which empowers one to develop creative solutions, alongside challenges involved in working with materials and processes, industry and commercialization. Choosing outcomes that can lead to artistic expression, consciously choosing different methods of creative thinking. Harnessing expertise and rich making skills available profusely at all levels in the Indian context through Locative Making Inter-disciplinary and participatory approach through engagement with people Expression of acquired learning using a theoretical framework to create a discourse, which sets the platform for new avenues. Understanding and positioning oneself in the larger eco-system. Self motivated learning and Independent study, which comprises of research and scholarship, intellectual independence, management and supervision of one’s own work and study, being responsible for strategic decision making. Capability Sets To abstract – navigating complexity and scale, to distil and express the essence To envision – an idea, a project, a future, a system, a practice, an industry To be industrious – to engage and persist, to analyze and synthesize, to translate and refine, to be proficient To be curious – to explore and stretch, to challenge convention, to push boundaries To be empathic – to people, to the ecology, to practices, to material To be a conscious practitioner – to understand worldviews, develop alertness, to lead and manage with the ability to understand systems To be expressive – to be able to construct new theoretical and practical frameworks Opportunities These capability sets equip and prepare the student for a wide range of opportunities with: Creative Manufacturing Sectors – To be able to lead and drive creative practices in the non-governmental sector as well as mainstream Industry. Creative Studio Practice – Set up a studio practice to create and make exclusive high quality artworks and art projects in chosen material and techniques. Design studios, R&D departments – Disseminating creative energies as a creative leader in small & large industries, and multi-national corporations, Merchandising and Strategic Product Planning in Retail, UI & UX in e-commerce for the transactions of the future. Family owned and managed Businesses – working for or creating a family venture, to bring in new practices and methods to rejuvenate older traditions. Start-ups, small and medium enterprises – Propositioning as a contemporary craft practitioner, entrepreneur or design consultant. Enquiries This course is led by Vijay Kumar and Manoj Dangoria. For further information, kindly email Naga Nandini at nandini@srishti.ac.in [-]

M.Des. in Human Centered Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards creation of digital products and services that enhance the users lives. They will not only, what David Kelly, IDEO says, “Have a dream that goes beyond what exists, rather than fixing what exists”, but also realize this dream. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Arts in India. M.Des. in Human Centered Design The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards creation of digital products and services that enhance the users lives. They will not only, what David Kelly, IDEO says, “Have a dream that goes beyond what exists, rather than fixing what exists”, but also realize this dream. Human Centered Design is about keeping focus on “people” while creating products and services. It is about creating rich user experiences that aim at solving existing problems, creating delight for people and making products and services usable and useful. At Srishti Human Centered Design concentrates on Interaction Design and User Experience Design. We think about human-centered design as not just “user-driven” in its traditional sense, but more about “designing for emerging usages”. We foster a combination of creative Art & Design thinking, along with critical thinking of the Humanities to explore a human-centered design that not only produces great digital solutions, but also critically questions and explores future ways of interacting with digital technology and their implications. Human-Centered Design at Srishti not only covers the traditional reductive aspects of User-Centered Design & Human-Computer Interaction such as Historical Frameworks & models (e.g. cognitive psychology models, cooperative design, participatory design, contextual design) Design Elements (visibility, accessibility, legibility & language) Creative Design (Ideation & brainstorming, concept development) Analysis tools (persona, scenarios and use-cases, usability and experience evaluation) Evaluative tools (requirements, usability)but also covers aspects such as Theory of Persuasive & Emotional Design, including how to design for human emotions, aesthetics & pleasure Designing meaningful interactive products and services across different cultures through applying Cross-cultural and trans-cultural design frameworks Emerging trends around transitions in human behaviors, cultures and societies and their implications on Design Emerging trends in technology and interaction modalities Methods and frameworks for creative thinking and innovation, such as participatory enactment, alpha ideation, vision-driven design, etc Frameworks & models (e.g. cooperative design, participatory design, contextual design) Design Elements (visibility, accessibility, legibility & language) Rhetorical situation (audience, purpose & context) Analysis tools (persona, scenarios and use-cases) Evaluative tools (requirements, usability) Apart from these, the course also covers aspects such as Emotions, aesthetics & pleasure Cross-cultural and trans-cultural influences Trends around transitions in behaviors, cultures and societies Trends in technology and interaction modalities Creative thinking and innovation The Postgraduate studies in Human-Centered Design is rooted in the historical evolution of the field of Human-Computer Interaction, from the early versions of a cognitive human to the current understanding of designing for the emotional and socially situated humans, with their own needs, desires and aspirations. However, we also make the students capable of exploring the emerging understandings of humans in transition, and explore and construct a future that seems to go beyond human-centered design. Graduates of the Human Centered Design at Srishti will be able to contribute in the areas of strategic user experience design, interaction and user-interface design. They will be involved in designing and enhancing digital products and services and their interfaces such as Zomato, Cleartrip, etc. They could also shape the emerging markets through designing new digital products & services in the areas of healthcare, and smart and sustainable living. Disciplines The course is informed by the following learning disciplines: Industrial Design – namely Product Design, Furniture Design & Services and Systems Visual Communication Design Anthropology, Sociology, Cognitive Psychology & Cultural Studies Sustainability Information Technology Research and Collaboration The students under this course will have the opportunity to work with the following centers and labs at Srishti. Grass Roots Innovation Design Studio (GRIDS) Srishti Labs (Slabs) IMPACT EDGE Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Center for Education, Research, Training, and Development (CERTAD) Pandimonium Lab Frugal Design Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach Learning is driven by an inter-disciplinary engagement with theories, methodologies and advanced skills of Design Thinking. Learning will primarily happen from “doing” and “experiencing”. When students are able to apply theories and frameworks to what they design they not only value the research and constructs created by others, but also question and reformulate existing norms. Learning will be through solving real life problems through the application of theories, frameworks and methods of Human-Centered Design. Skills and tools will be picked up along the way, however “application” of design principles in the context of real-world design problems will be the primary mode of learning. Discussion-based learning, learning by teaching, and project-based learning are some of pedagogical tools employed to create insights into real-life situations and industry needs. The learning approach will encompass hands-on design thinking, design research, deep understanding of human-centered design approach, and creative thinking, in combination with critical humanist thinking. The program prepares the students to participate and function in the areas of innovative digital product & service design by training and exposing them to various skills such as but not limited to Design Thinking & Processes, Collaborative projects, Leadership Skills, Social Concerns, and Technical & Written Communication. Capability Sets Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the capabilities to: Understand the essence of centering the human in a design process and apply the principles of human centered design to formulate value-driven digital solutions Understand and develop an individual stance on historical, current and emerging trends about the relationship between human experience and digital technology Observe and systematically evaluate everyday human activities and develop empathetic & nuanced understanding of human experience Engage with multiple forms of data sourced from multiple stake-holders through participatory methods and synthesize into novel insights that will inform design Develop divergent and convergent design thinking abilities to convert the empathetic insights from research into purposeful & value-laden ideas of digital interactions & experiences Apply principles of user experience & interaction design to craft usable, desirable & appropriate digital artifacts Work with multiple media and materials rapidly to make technological artifacts available for iterative evaluation. Speculate, craft and utilize interactive mockups as tools of inquiry into contemporary & future digital experiences. Take a critical & cross-cultural stance towards complex issues and the role & implications of a human-centered designer in shaping and solving the issues. Communicate compellingly the design process to invite critique & develop a community of stakeholders for the work. Opportunities Students of the Human Centered Design at Srishti will be able to contribute in the areas of strategic user experience design, interaction and user-interface design at numerous MNCs, startups, R&D centers across India and abroad, involved in developing technology based products, interfaces and services. Training in HCD also opens doors in the areas of strategic design thinking and innovation. Enquiries This course is led by Dr. Naveen Bagalkot For further information, kindly email Girish Prabhu at girish@srishti.ac.in [-]

M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. [+]

M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management Identification of significant elements of architecture, buildings, sites – natural and cultural in Belur – academic exercise undertaken by Srishti student as part of SUI-Srishti Collaborative (Source: SUI-Srishti; Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar) In a fast changing and rapidly globalizing world, the uniqueness and identity of place are becoming an important and non-renewable resource. Cultural and natural heritage are well-springs for both traditional and contemporary creative practices rooted in locality and place. How do we identify and assess the cultural (tangible and intangible) and environmental heritage of a place? How do we manage and protect these valuable resources? How can we improve such places and benefit their communities in ways that are compatible with the heritage values? How can places, their cultural and natural assets inform and inspire design and creative practices? How can we support local communities to manage their inheritance? Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. They will plan creative solutions with minimal and sustainable interventions to improve basic infrastructure, presentation of places and their uniqueness to the benefit of local communities. Students also learn to derive knowledge and principles of design from cultural and natural heritage places to explore new ways that contemporary creative practices including architecture and urban design can be informed and enriched by history, culture, ecology, tradition, community, and craft. The program is a vibrant multidisciplinary platform for theoretical and practical engagement in context-specific fieldwork to engage a range of academic studies from architecture and urban design to the humanities, cultural geography, management, entrepreneurship, and tourism. The course is a program of the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. As such, students will gain familiarity with international (and national) norms and standards in heritage management including the World Heritage Convention. They will also explore new approaches to managing and designing with heritage to benefit local communities, plan better places, and nurture cultural entrepreneurship compatible with heritage values of particular places. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Architecture and Urban Design Systems Design Curatorial Practices Research – Art and Design Ecology and Environment Urban and Regional Planning Research and Collaboration Students have opportunities to work within the academic structures and/or work across the following centers and labs: UNESCO Chair Srishti Films Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Bangalore Human Sciences Initiatives (BHSI) Center for Public History (CPH) The Kabir Project Cultural heritage mapping of Belur – assessing and mapping significance – academic exercise undertaken by Srishti student as part of SUI-Srishti Collaborative (Source: SUI-Srishti; Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar) Key Values Cultural and natural heritage are valuable non-renewable resources The most important heritage values of cultural and natural heritage elements must be protected, nurtured, and presented according to international norms and standards. Contemporary design and planning rooted in and compatible with key cultural and natural heritage and place identity promote sustainable development. Course structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Capabilities On successful completion of the course, graduates will have a specialization in heritage related design and planning in a range of design disciplines from architecture, urban design, and planning to visual communication, textiles, products and systems, and film (based on the student’s base discipline). Further, students would acquire the following capabilities: Knowledge and Understanding: Conceptual clarity around what and why to preserve heritage and promote heritage compatible development An understanding of key international norms and standards around protection and management of cultural and natural heritage Communication Skills: Understanding of how to design and plan at different scales while also nurturing and protecting heritage Specific heritage related skills such as inventorying and assessment of threats, deriving design principles from study of heritage resources. Familiarity with professional writing such as grants proposals and reports Practitioner Skills: Understanding of how to design and plan places to protect heritage. Ability to design not only as individual designer but also as part of a multidisciplinary group and with local community. Opportunities The M. Des in Heritage Design, Planning, & Management would open up the following opportunities to successful graduates: Employment in heritage conservation related fields Enhanced employment opportunities with specialization and refinement in heritage compatible design in a wide variety of creative professional practices from architecture, urban design, and planning to visual communication, textiles, products and systems, and film (based on the student’s base discipline). Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in any field of built heritage, crafts, textile, music, dance, theater, or contemporary creative practices. Employment with hospitality businesses and organizations focused on cultural tourism and ecotourism. Employment with museums and galleries Become a design entrepreneur Start up a creative enterprise Become an academic in a design program [-]

Master of Technology in Infrastructure Engineering Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time July 2017 India Ahmedabad

The two-year program leading to award of Master of Technology in Infrastructure Engineering Design is designed to enhance skills & knowledge of structural design for the students and working professionals in the construction and civil engineering sector. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Arts in India. Master of Technology in Infrastructure Engineering Design Faculty of Technology – CEPT University Infrastructure is an integral part of society and plays a vital role in its economic and social development. In a developing country like India, infrastructure development has become an integral part of our growth story creating a strong need for professionals in the infrastructure sector. The primary objective of M. Tech in Engineering Design (Infrastructure) (MIED) is to cater to this demand of infrastructure industry and produce professionals with specific skill sets aligned with industry needs. The two-year program leading to award of Master of Technology in Infrastructure Engineering Design is designed to enhance skills & knowledge of structural design for the students and working professionals in the construction and civil engineering sector. Curriculum MIED program aims to combine infrastructure engineering and design enabling students to add complementary aspects such as infrastructure planning, financing, and management. A student potentially can develop focus through verticals and horizontals. Vertically, the sector is of primary interest and the choice of focus area follows. Alternatively, a student could develop skills horizontally, in which the focus area is of primary interest covering more than one sector. The course curriculum is designed to encourage students’ learning by a mix of lecture courses and hand-on application, via studio courses. The lecture courses focus on building theoretical understanding with the scope to explore its empirical application in studio courses. Major portion of the mandatory courses credits are studios courses where students work on real-life like contexts, emphasizing the importance of practice. CEPT pedagogy includes a wide variety of courses with significant emphasis on practical applications through hands-on studio courses projects (deigned to create real-life like situations) and independent dissertation. Leading infrastructure professionals are invited to deliver guest lectures and engage in interactive discussions with students. Admissions and Prerequisites In the first stage of scrutiny, all applications received will be scrutinized for eligibility based on information provided in the online application forms. All candidates who meet eligibility criteria will be considered for stage 2 (entrance exam). Subsequently, a shortlist of 300-350 candidates are cleared for the stage which includes interviews (in person or via tele conference). Final merit list is prepared based on the academic performance in UG program, score in entrance exam, score in interview, and total months of professional experience. Applicants for the M.Tech. program in the general category should have a minimum of 55 % aggregate marks and those in the reserved categories should have a minimum of 50 % aggregate marks in Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering / Construction Technology / Architecture / Environmental Engineering from a recognized University / Institution. International Entry Requirements CEPT’s guiding principal for International Admissions is to seek equivalence between International standards achieved and those of Indian home students. There are differences between Europe, America and India in degree length, academic standards and award structure. CEPT will therefore consider each International application on its merits seeking international equivalence and bearing in mind any professional requirements that these Programs have. [-]

Master of Technology in Structural Engineering Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time July 2017 India Ahmedabad

The program aims to train a Student in practical art and philosophy of structural design. It also gives the insight into investigation, assessment and strengthening of the damaged structures. The program also engages the students into the design of ongoing important industrial structures such as chimneys, silos, water tanks, bridges and ports. [+]

Master of Technology in Structural Engineering Design Faculty of Technology – CEPT University Structural designers play an important role in process of design and decision-making of building and infrastructure projects—from the commencement of the project till the completion of the same. With the complexities in architectural plans, advancement in the theory of dynamics and conservation of heritage structures, the need of competent structural designer has increased remarkably since few years. The program aims to train a Student in practical art and philosophy of structural design. It also gives the insight into investigation, assessment and strengthening of the damaged structures. The program also engages the students into the design of ongoing important industrial structures such as chimneys, silos, water tanks, bridges and ports. Graduates from this program are well versed with norms and requirements of the design methodology adopted in various countries and hence are very well placed in leading national and international organizations. They have also been successful in starting their own practice and establishing a consultancy firm. A few of our graduates choose to pursue doctoral studies and take up a career in teaching and research. Curriculum The two-year program leading to award of Master of Technology in Structural Engineering Design is designed to enhance skills and knowledge of structural design for the students and working professionals in the construction and civil engineering sector. The pedagogy includes a wide variety of courses with significant emphasis on practical applications through hands-on studio exercises (working on life-like situations) and independent dissertation. The Structural Engineering Design program focuses on building professional capacities and therefore, they are centred on ‘studios’. The studio based courses wherein all students work on live projects and come up with their own transformed structural systems, analysis and design. Professionals from eminent design offices are invited to teach the students and share their experiences. Admissions and Prerequisites In the first stage of scrutiny, all applications received will be scrutinized for eligibility based on information provided in the online application forms. All candidates who meet eligibility criteria will be considered for stage 2 (entrance exam). Subsequently, a shortlist of 300-350 candidates are cleared for the stage which includes interviews (in person or via tele conference). Final merit list is prepared based on the academic performance in UG program, score in entrance exam, score in interview, and total months of professional experience. Applicants for the M.Tech. program in the general category should have a minimum of 55 % aggregate marks and those in the reserved categories should have a minimum of 50 % aggregate marks in Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering / Construction Technology / Architecture / Environmental Engineering from a recognized University / Institution. International Entry Requirements CEPT’s guiding principal for International Admissions is to seek equivalence between International standards achieved and those of Indian home students. There are differences between Europe, America and India in degree length, academic standards and award structure. CEPT will therefore consider each International application on its merits seeking international equivalence and bearing in mind any professional requirements that these Programs have. [-]

Master of Furniture Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time July 2017 India Ahmedabad

Furniture is an integral part of human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-day. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Arts in India. Master of Furniture Design Faculty of Design –CEPT University Furniture is an integral part of human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-day. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. In the spirit of the new ‘Make in India’ initiative promoted by the national government, this program will prepare students to be a part of the emerging reality of India as a global, high-tech, high-skill industrial hub. The program aligns with the ‘Make in India’ initiative in its vision to: Foster Innovation Enhance skill development Protect intellectual property Build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure Addressing this reality, the program will equip students with the tools to be able to add value to all aspects of the furniture industry. "Adding value" is the key objective for the designer whereby the detailed understanding of materials and manufacturing processes enable better products to be made. In addition, the needs of the consumer, either private individuals, corporate or institutional customers, will be understood so that the most appropriate design solutions may be arrived at. The recently introduced 2-year full-time post graduate program leading to Master of Design – Furniture Design, is a skill-based professional program which will prepare students as designers and innovators for the rapidly developing Indian furniture industry. The program will address contemporary issues in design such as mass production, customization, future technologies, environmental concerns and sustainability. Students will be taught by highly-trained academic staff who are also practising professionals in the field. They will have access to a first class workshop facility which will be integrated into the learning process; where ideas can be tested and full scale models made. All the resources of CEPT University campus will be available to the students of the program and they will be encouraged to engage with different design disciplines. Curriculum The program spans four semesters that are each structured around a specific design theme, starting from small scale simple domestic elements and leading to an understanding of complex specialized needs of institutions. Students will spend their fourth semester as interns working on a live-project with a company to acquire first-hand industry experience before they graduate. Students may have the opportunity to be engaged by design studios overseas to undertake their internships. Overall, the program equips students with in-depth understanding of furniture design and production and encourages them to investigate the current trends in materials, technology and consumer behavior in order to develop innovative, efficient and culturally relevant furniture for the Indian market. The M. Des Furniture Design Program focuses on the following methods of teaching: Hands-on learning Group dynamics - participation, discussion, brain storming Thesis and antithesis – independent thinking, research, exploration Learning from industry specialists in various fields related to furniture design. High faculty to student ratio leading to increased interaction and attention for each student and their specific needs as design students. Access to visiting faculty from industry and practising professionals Multidisciplinary interaction of students across CEPT University through projects, electives and summer/winter schools Studio visits / visits to industry, manufacturing units. Admissions and Prerequisites All applications to the program are evaluated based on a portfolio, a statement of purpose and an interview (in person or via tele conference). The three stage selection process culminates with the final merit list of all eligible applicants. Minimum qualification for applying to the program comprise: Bachelor’s degree in Architecture recognized by the Council of Architecture, OR Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design (four years or more), OR Diploma and/or Degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture or Design of minimum four years duration (12 + 4), provided that the program is considered equivalent to a degree program by the Equivalence Committee of CEPT University Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering (minimum 4 years program). International Entry Requirements CEPT’s guiding principal for International Admissions is to seek equivalence between International standards achieved and those of Indian home students. There are differences between Europe, America and India in degree length, academic standards and award structure. CEPT will therefore consider each International application on its merits seeking international equivalence and bearing in mind any professional requirements that these Programs have. [-]

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

CEPT University
Campus Full time July 2017 India Ahmedabad

India’s urbanisation is an epochal transformation that will have a significant impact on the living conditions and quality of life of its people. The manner, in which this urbanization is planned and managed, holds the key to ensuring liveability, equity and sustainability for the people. Typically, urban planners play a vital role in such urban transformations. The Faculty of Planning CEPT University prepares thoughtful planning professionals to meet this challenge. [+]

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty of Planning – CEPT University India’s urbanisation is an epochal transformation that will have a significant impact on the living conditions and quality of life of its people. The manner, in which this urbanization is planned and managed, holds the key to ensuring liveability, equity and sustainability for the people. Typically, urban planners play a vital role in such urban transformations. The Faculty of Planning CEPT University prepares thoughtful planning professionals to meet this challenge. This choice-based Master’s program in Urban and Regional Planning prepares young professionals for a career in planning and equips them to: (i) prepare plans and projects for the cities and their regions, (ii) undertake research on policies and processes of urbanization and urban development, (iii) advise on governance of cities and their regions, and (iv) advocate for specific issues like sustainability, climate change resilience, uplifting marginalized communities etc. We train professionals through hands-on studio exercises, theory courses, individual capstone project and field visits within India and abroad. Faculty members belong to diverse disciplines like architecture, engineering, planning, natural and social sciences. They are proficient academicians and competent professionals with national and global exposure and linkages. MURP alumni are considered thought leaders in their field, and are well placed in leading global & national organizations and in city & regional governments. This highly recognized programme is more than 40 years old. Its alumni are very well placed in government, international agencies, consulting firms, and, reputed academic and research institutions. Being a part of CEPT University, the program also provides an opportunity for wider exposure to architecture, construction, design, and management of human habitats. Curriculum The two-year Master’s Degree Program in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) exposes students to social, political, economic and financial dimensions of urban development and ethical dimensions of working as professionals. Students are trained to engage with scales from local project to city and region to global, through hands-on studio exercises, intense theory, individual capstone project, and field visits in India and abroad through summer winter school (SWS). The program offers the possibility of, but does not require, specializing in and obtaining a Major in any of the following: Land use Planning – This area will offer studios in land use planning at city, city-region and local level along with theory courses on land use planning, built-form and land markets. Housing – This area offers studios in housing strategy at city level and housing project planning along with courses in housing and land markets, housing & community development, housing project design & development, and housing finance. Environmental Planning – This area offers studios on preparing environmental impact assessment and environment management plan at city level along with courses on environmental resources, pollution, environmental economics and climate change. Infrastructure Planning – This area offers studios on preparing infrastructure plans at city level and infrastructure project development along with courses on infrastructure planning and infrastructure project development. Transportation Planning – This area offers studios on preparing comprehensive traffic and transportation plans at city level and transport project development along with courses on transportation and land use planning, transportation modelling and design of transportation systems. The first semester is the ‘foundation’ that prepares students to grapple with the idea of ‘urban’ and prepare a plan for development of a municipal ward. They are exposed to the theories of economic and social development and history of urban transformation. They learn the skills of quantitative, qualitative and spatial methods. The foundation semester gives them the breadth of the discipline. The second and third semesters are for delivering in-depth knowledge in one of the available specializations. In the second semester the students prepare plan of a city or a town, with emphasis on any one of the available specializations. Simultaneously, they learn skills and gain knowledge relevant to preparing the city level plans. In the third semester they prepare a plan for a region. An alternative option in the third semester is to prepare a detailed project report or area plan, which includes financial and governance proposals. During the fourth semester students are required to complete a capstone project – an individual but guided planning, research, grant writing or policy analysis project. Twice, in breaks between semesters, students are required to sign up for University’s Summer School and Winter School programs, which could include study tours to cities in India and abroad. To enable students to pursue individual interests only three quarters of the total academic workload is mandated to obtain the degree they have registered for. To complete the remaining one quarter, students choose courses from the many available electives. Admission and Prerequisites Applicants for the Masters of Planning program in the general category should have a minimum of 55% aggregate marks and those in the SC/ST/OBC categories should have a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in below mentioned degree programs from a recognised University / Institution: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Architecture/ Environmental Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Planning/ Law Or Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Geography/ Economics/ Sociology/ Environmental Science/ Social Work /Development Studies/ Policy Studies/ Political Science International Entry Requirements CEPT’s guiding principal for International Admissions is to seek equivalence between International standards achieved and those of Indian home students. There are differences between Europe, America and India in degree length, academic standards and award structure. CEPT will therefore consider each International application on its merits seeking international equivalence and bearing in mind any professional requirements that these Programs have. [-]

Master of Architecture

CEPT University
Campus Full time July 2017 India Ahmedabad

The two-year-long Master’s Program in Architecture leads to award of the M. Arch. degree. It enhances the skills of students holding a professional bachelor’s degree in architecture and provides them additional exposure to the aesthetic, technical, social, political and ethical dimensions of the built environment. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Arts in India. Master of Architecture Faculty of Architecture – CEPT University Architects play significant roles in the design and production of built environments. Those who focus on design are commissioned by clients to lead the work of the many experts who are required to put buildings and places together. When playing this leadership role architects ensure that the end product is architecturally meaningful, while meeting prosaic functional requirements. Many architects refrain from playing this expansive leadership role and prefer instead to focus on some aspect of the built environment. Others refrain from design altogether and focus instead on the study and critique of built environments in a bid to enrich architectural discourse. Yet others choose to proactively work with disadvantaged communities to improve living conditions. The two-year-long Master’s Program in Architecture leads to award of the M. Arch. degree. It enhances the skills of students holding a professional bachelor’s degree in architecture and provides them additional exposure to the aesthetic, technical, social, political and ethical dimensions of the built environment. The program also offers the possibility of, but does not require specializing in and obtaining a Major and/or a Minor in any of the following: Architectural Design History, Theory and Criticism Urban Design Conservation This program at CEPT University is highly recognized and provides the opportunity for young professionals to upgrade their capacities and credentials. It also provides an opportunity for wider exposure to architecture, planning, construction, design and management of human habitats. Exchange Programs with international universities allow for exposure of students to diverse of academic and professional environments in the world. Curriculum During the first ‘foundation’ semester, all students are required to complete a joint design studio. During the next two semesters they can choose from studios focusing on any of the above areas of specialization. In addition to studios, students are also required to take mandatory courses, seminars and workshops and choose from others which are focused on areas of specialization. Obtaining a Major in any area of specialization requires completing at least two studios and three courses focusing on that area. Obtaining a Minor in any area requires completion of at least three courses focusing on that area. During the fourth semester students are required to complete a capstone project – an individual but guided design or research project. Twice, in breaks between semesters, students are required to sign up for study tours or courses organized as part of the Summer School and Winter School programs. To enable students to pursue individual interests only three quarters of the total academic workload is mandated. Students choose courses from the many available electives to complete the rest. Teachers are drawn from practicing professionals who bring practical experience to the classroom and academics and complement teaching with more theoretical and critical approaches. Admission and Prerequisites Admission to the program is based on academic history during undergraduate studies, portfolio, work experience and in-person / teleconference interview. The applications will be scrutinized in a two stage evaluation process. Minimum Qualification to apply for this program includes a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (B. Arch) or equivalent recognized by the Council of Architecture (COA) with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks for General category candidates and 50% aggregate marks for reserved category candidates. Two years’ professional work experience is desirable. International Entry CEPT’s guiding principal for International Admissions is to seek equivalence between International standards achieved and those of Indian home students. There are differences between Europe, America and India in degree length, academic standards and award structure. CEPT will therefore consider each International application on its merits seeking international equivalence and bearing in mind any professional requirements that these Programs have. [-]