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An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

After completing a college degree, a student may wish to pursue a graduate degree. The first level of such study is called a master. Students can earn this title after completing approximately two years of study when taking a full load of credits.

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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Srishti offers Game Design and Development specialization at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with passionate academics and industry experts to d ... [+]

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Game Design and Development specialization at Srishti provides a holistic approach to game design and development. The Game Industry is diverse and rapidly growing and attracts technologists as well as artists to its hold. It offers exciting creative and technological challenges and rewarding careers to motivated graduates in an industrial sector as well as in the independent game design sector. Our curriculum is focused towards developing, both your artistic sensibilities and technical skills.

Srishti offers Game Design and Development specialization at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with passionate academics and industry experts to develop their abilities as game designers, gameplay programmers, and narrative designers. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in game design, game programming, game art and aesthetics, user experience design, narrative design, storytelling, level design, the business of games, image-making processes and skill enhancement. We also offer opportunities for experimentation, innovation, and creative collaborations.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
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The last few decades in India have been characterized by major transformations in the economy, culture, politics, environment, and technologies. Liberalization and the IT ... [+]

The goal is to enable potential researchers and practitioners to investigate and critique the nature of social change, technology and development in India using a range of interrelated perspectives, creating an intellectually exciting environment for research.

The last few decades in India have been characterized by major transformations in the economy, culture, politics, environment, and technologies. Liberalization and the IT revolution have brought economic prosperity to certain sections of the population against the backdrop of continuing acute poverty, as well as serious contestations over the nature of development in the country. Much of this change has been driven by technological development and intervention, which in India, like much of the global south, is characterized by both state-driven and corporate machinery as well as indigenous creativity and improvisation. The unique nature of this landscape demands specific, contextually informed inquiries, which challenge existing paradigms that shape the study of these developments in the West, using diverse methodologies and theoretical frameworks drawn from disciplines such as:... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
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2 years
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

The specialization in Indian Thought and Practices is a structured and intensive study with a substantial component of individual research. This program opens up new ways ... [+]

M.A. in Indian Thought and Practices

The specialization in Indian Thought and Practices is a structured and intensive study with a substantial component of individual research. This program opens up new ways of entering the inquiries and practices of different Indian traditions. Both pedagogy and research will center on the learner as a seeker, an apprentice, who will be guided by a practitioner. The search may not necessarily take the form of a theoretical treatise. It may be a work of art, a poetic performance, and a meditative intervention.

The program prepares the students with skills to be independent researchers, undertake scholarly work, publish and pursue further research-based programs. Practitioners of different arts, craft and science would be able to deepen their pursuit through interdisciplinary inquiries into Indian traditions. It allows students to produce research-based creative outputs such as paintings, illustrations, musical compositions, performances and others as part of their study. Course Structure Seminar ... [-]
India Bengaluru
July 2019
English
Full time
2 years
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

The MA program in Environment and Society aims to critically examine the interrelationships between humans and their environment. We seek to understand how people and com ... [+]

The MA program in Environment and Society aims to critically examine the interrelationships between humans and their environment. We seek to understand how people and communities view and transform the world around them, and are in turn shaped materially and culturally by their environments. This program encompasses research areas that includei) Development and Progress,ii) Rights, Equity, and Justice, andiii) Ecology and Resilience.We use transdisciplinary methods and perspectives drawn from the natural and social sciences to approach and navigate complex contemporary nature-society issues. Ultimately, we aim towards imagining, conceiving and designing for healthy societies and ecosystems that are well-integrated, adaptable, and sustainable.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
English
Full time
2 years
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Public Pedagogy and Art Practice brings together a rich set of public practices from- cultural activism, public art, experimental pedagogy, community based art, socially ... [+]

The program in Public Pedagogy and Art Practice at Srishti brings together a rich set of practices from cultural activism, public art, urban and rural studies and the study of local knowledge systems into an emerging area of study that looks at traditional and contemporary public creative practices that are used to educate, inspire and provoke a larger public. These forms draw from a diversity of public engagements, evoke the absurd, catalyse agency for social action and emerge from many different sites of on-the-ground experimentation. They are community based, multi-age and focus on social transformation that challenges mainstream elite forms of knowledge production. The program takes learning back to the street by understanding practices and practitioners that have rejected the exclusive institutional structures, focusing instead on peoples’ science, peoples; medicine, peoples’ history and peoples’ education.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
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2 years
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

The MA in Visual Communication Design will enable such a graduate to integrate existing models of thinking and making with emerging technologies and methods in the field ... [+]

Young graduates of applied art, commercial art, graphic design and visual communication design often feel the need to step out of the daily demands of the profession to engage in new learning, to experiment and enhance their creative capabilities and to sharpen their thinking and making skills so as to transform their abilities and become proficient practitioners. The specialization in Visual Communication will enable such a graduate to integrate existing models of thinking and making with emerging technologies and methods in the field of visual communication. The course will equip young graduates with agile professional abilities, become meaningfully resourceful, artistically inclined and process-oriented in the field of visual communication.Study of the nature of visual information processing and comprehension forms the basis of this course. Students intersect their learning with six key domains of visual communication design: aesthetic, functional, historical, symbolic, perceptual, and cultural. The discipline of Visual Communication focuses on providing core competency in developing visual literacy, visual thinking, visual perception, imaging, and representation. Design processes, research methods, history and theories of design form the building blocks for developing comprehensive and successful branding strategies and creative communication material.The curriculum approaches visual communication through theoretical frameworks that not only inform and enhance the practice but also encourage the students to question the norms and scale traditional boundaries. The course will provide a platform to use design thinking to break rules, to express unique ideas, to question norms, and, to explore and experiment with the tools and methods of visual communication. Students... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
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2 years
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

The Professional Practice in Oral History (PPOH) is a Masters program. The program is tailored for working professionals in the area of history, ethnography, film, and te ... [+]

M.A. in Professional Practice in Oral History

The Professional Practice in Oral History (PPOH) is a Masters program. The program is tailored for working professionals in the area of history, ethnography, film, and teaching practices and disciplines and practices other than humanities. A genuine interest in the ‘past’, people, and memories, is a pre-requisite for this program. At Srishti, we believe that the practitioner of oral history works towards the production of knowledge, by working with a range of groups, and thus contributes, to the democratization of history. Oral history collects, archives, analyses and interprets the experiences of individuals, communities, and institutions concentrating on recording individuals who have so far been “hidden from history” in their own voice, and moves away from the conventional idea of history as only being the story of the nation and the process of its formation. The practice of oral history demonstrates the way in which multiple voices articulate and reconstruct the past. We envision the Professional Practice in Oral History program as a learning opportunity for professionals to:... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
English
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2 years
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

At Srishti, we believe that academic learning cannot happen in isolation, from the societal and industrial needs and demands. We believe that there has to be a constant d ... [+]

MA in Experience Design

The vision of this specialization is to create qualified digital interaction and experience designers who can think critically and creatively about the future of interaction design.

This course has the following industry partners.

Modes of Learning offered by the specialization in Experience Design course Course Structure

The curriculum comprises of different ways of learning as follows:

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.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
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2 years
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

MA in Design in Education proposes to develop professionals in education and allied fields of learning who are: • lifelong inquirers about their self and practice • ... [+]

In the rapidly changing world of the 21st century, emerging worldviews of learning and education are providing an urgent impetus for professionals to re-define themselves and their practice. Today and tomorrow’s professionals face new demands and expectations in how they navigate complex realities and opportunities to spearhead both transformations for themselves and within the world of learning.

How do we nurture within ourselves a consciousness to adapt, embrace uncertainties, become facilitators and leaders of transformation?

We envision the specialization in Design in Education as a learning opportunity for professionals who seek to meet the dynamic and changing needs of learning societies and a vehicle for supporting their critical and reflective practice. Therefore, the vision is to develop professionals in education and allied fields of learning who are:... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

The Screen Studies program at Srishti provides a theoretical, and art and design framework within which students can develop a set of critical making and thinking skills ... [+]

M.A. in Screen Studies

The screen is the key interface through which we negotiate our world. Digital tools, platforms, and information together with the algorithms that make up the DNA of today’s screens are as significant a game changer as were the inventions of the printing press and photography to the 15th and 19th centuries. The Masters in Screen Studies enables students to develop a critical perspective on contemporary screen culture and to explore daily engagements with screen media through Srishti’s distinctive approach to practice-based learning.

In the contemporary moment, a time of rapid transformation in art, society and technology, artists, media practitioners, designers and critical thinkers are grappling with digitization and convergences between traditional screen-based media – film, television, video, and photography – and the stream of social and other media forms arising out of today’s networked and screen-based technologies. When screens are everywhere, how we read, interact and communicate through them is fundamental to the practice of literacy and artistic expression in the 21st century. The Screen Studies program at Srishti provides a theoretical, and art and design framework within which students can develop a set of critical making and thinking skills in the context of the current digital revolution and the multiple screens – mobile, web, tablet and so forth – that we wear, carry with us, encounter in public spaces and install in our homes and workplaces.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
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2 years
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

The Srishti MA in Public History and Heritage Interpretation offers students a program like no other, enriched by insights from design and humanities thinking. This ‘hand ... [+]

What values can the past bring to the fast-paced and swiftly changing present? How can we discover and interpret where the roots of the present lie? The contemporary moment offers us new opportunities and new technologies with which to explore the historical, bring to the fore people’s experiences of the past, and through that new understanding recreate and present new perspectives on heritage.

We envision the Public History and Heritage Interpretation as an opportunity to learn new ways of engaging with historical sites, monuments and institutions and thus address the contemporary challenges of interpreting history. This specialization will empower students to include in their interpretations of heritage the diverse voices that have been ignored so far and so engage with history outside conventional academic practice. This specialization will create professionals who have the ability to transform museums, heritage sites, and archives into spaces that dynamically interpret the past by reimagining history with new technologies.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
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2 years
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

As the scope of our design practices increasingly encompasses the digital, it is instructive and intellectually responsible to consider more deeply how technology has alw ... [+]

M.Des. in Digital Humanities

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Vision

The vision of the course is to encourage potential researchers and practitioners to understand how technologies facilitate the creation, circulation, and reception of knowledge and information, and to explore and critique these concepts through modes of making

As the scope of our design practices increasingly encompasses the digital, it is instructive and intellectually responsible to consider more deeply how technology has always shaped our understandings of the world. The discipline of the digital humanities explores how the questions posed in humanities scholarship are transformed and extended by the digital – both by means of tools and epistemologies. This unique course seeks to enrich the scope of both design and the humanities by using critical methodologies and approaches to reciprocally reflect upon the other. By doing so, students will be able to adapt the modes of inquiry and methodologies embedded in humanities thinking to create both more contextually relevant and responsive technological applications and material objects.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
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2 years
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

The MA in Aesthetics and Visual Cultures enables students to engage with a range of artistic and cultural practices including the visual arts, performance arts, film, and ... [+]

PG Professional Program in Aesthetics and Visual Cultures

The MA in Aesthetics and Visual Cultures enables students to engage with a range of artistic and cultural practices including the visual arts, performance arts, film, and video. It enables you to understand the histories and theories of these practices in an Indian as well as the international context so that students are equipped to work within the wider field of arts and culture as museum/gallery/festival curators, researchers, policymakers, consultants or entrepreneurs.

The unique learning and teaching approaches on this MA combine a sound theoretical understanding of relevant disciplines with active studio practice, as well as internships and projects with art and cultural institutions that will provide students with a deeper and first-hand understanding of the Indian cultural ecology. Rather than following a conventional Art Historical framework, the course is attentive to the requirements and possibilities of our contemporary world, which is in constant flux and needs inter-disciplinary methods, and creative thinking to address social and political issues through artistic or cultural practice.... [-]

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