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FAQs - Industrial Arts and Design Practices

FAQs INTERNATIONAL

India is a thriving and emerging economy with a lot of exciting innovations in business, technology, design and art. Studying here will allow you to draw from a wide range of contexts and practices.

The Industrial Arts and Design Practices Course is rooted in the practice of making. It is different from the product/textile design courses offered world wide in that it includes craft and art practices too. India still has many live and practicing artisans who work with traditional tools and practices.

Our campus in Bangalore is located in a suburb, Yelahanka which is a very interesting mixture of the old and new – we have the Old Town with textile hand and power looms, we are 30 minutes away from the International Airport and the surrounding areas are till agricultural. At Srishti many of the learning units are based in the real world and there is the possibility of travel and interaction with the Indian manufacturing industry at different levels.

Yelahanka has a number of small workshops and students are encouraged to work with them to prototype.

Our courses in Srishti allow you to choose between a wide range of learning units facilitated by experienced faculty with an equally wide range of backgrounds and practices. You can read about our faulty in the People page.

You will find details of the admissions process in our admissions page (http://srishti.ac.in/admissions) and the fee schedule is also published (http://srishti.ac.in/sites/default/files/assets/pdf/fee-details/bcu/PGPP-INT-BLR-BCU-Fee2019.pdf). The timeline is published here http://srishti.ac.in/admissions/timeline-pg-2019-20. The entire process is online so, there is no need for you to come here physically for the interview.

Eligibility guidelines are clearly published in the admissions process, so please do check if you are eligible to apply http://srishti.ac.in/admissions/postgraduate-professional-program#eligibility). For the Postgraduate program you will need to have a University degree after 4 years of study for the M.Des programs. We will verify all certificates.

India is a growing economy and is home to many global companies. You will be able to find work as a designer/design manager based on your portfolio of work. India also has a vibrant craft sector with many NGOs doing interesting work. In the design field, the strength of your portfolio carries the most weight. The courses in Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology will allow you to work in a diverse range of contexts that will add depth and width to your portfolio. Internationally the experience of work in the Indian context will be a definite advantage.

India is a growing economy and is home to many global companies. You will be able to find work as a designer/design manager based on your portfolio of work. India also has a vibrant craft sector with many NGOs doing interesting work. In the design field, the strength of your portfolio carries the most weight. The courses in Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology will allow you to work in a diverse range of contexts that will add depth and width to your portfolio. Internationally the experience of work in the Indian context will be a definite advantage.

Industrial Art & Design practices are about the conceptual exploration, translation and expression of three dimensional artifacts and products using the best practices of both the Arts and Design. It is informed by the disciplines of Product, Textile & Furniture Design. It includes thinking and making skills, understanding production eco-systems, markets, trade practices and future ways of making. It develops autonomy and creative confidence. You will find the list of units in the Prospectus.

Most Industrial design courses focus on mainstream Industry. The course encourages the exploration of making from large-scale processes to individual studio practice. The student explores different positions and worldviews to eventually find the one that works best for him/her. There is a large degree of autonomy in the course structure that allows the student to propose and execute work while being mentored by faculty drawn from a large pool of artists and designers.

This course will allow you to explore creative practices at a more complex and autonomous level. This means that you will learn to devise your own pathway of learning, explore your interests as well as acquire an understanding about the larger eco-systems that designers and artists operate in. (For example policies, management, trade practices etc).

The M.Des course allows you to build on what you already know, whether it is engineering, architecture or art, it allows you to combine it with your own interests and construct new ways of learning and executing complex projects. The autonomy in the course along with the very diverse faculty who are available to mentor you means that you can learn and consolidate at a more complex level.

Students in the Masters space navigate through self-directed inquiry, they are nurtured in Mentor labs to work on live projects and negotiate their own learning through choosing from the published list of learning units.

The course is designed for different kinds of learners, and is focused on studios, workshop & project based learning. There is an emphasis on exploration through making and doing.

There will be studio courses, workshops, locative making as well as projects (can be self-initiated, client based or classroom projects) and inputs could be in the form of talks, films, seminars and field visits.

Continuous evaluation through seminars, term papers, documentation & exhibition

Yes the program is not terminal and you will be able to apply to a PhD program at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (accredited by MAHE (Manipal University)) or at any other University.

Please email us at nandini@srishti.ac.in

FAQs NATIONAL

Industrial Art & Design practices are about the conceptual exploration, translation and expression of three dimensional artifacts and products using the best practices of both the Arts and Design. It encompasses the disciplines of Product, Textile & Furniture Design. It includes thinking and making skills, understanding production eco-systems, markets, trade practices and future ways of making. It develops autonomy and it develops creative confidence.

Most Industrial design courses focus on mainstream Industry. The course encourages the exploration of making from large-scale processes to individual studio practice. The student explores different positions and worldviews to eventually find the one that works best for him/her. There is a large degree of autonomy in the course structure that allows the student to propose and execute work while being mentored by faculty drawn from a large pool of artists and designers.

This course will allow you to explore creative practices at a more complex and autonomous level. This means that you will learn to devise your own pathway of learning, explore your interests as well as acquire an understanding about the larger eco-systems that designers and artists operate in.( For example policies, management, trade practices etc). After successful completion of the course you could be a part of an organization at a higher, decision making level or be able to set up your own studio practice in a context of contemporary creative thinking and making.

The program allows you to build on what you already know, whether it is engineering, architecture or art, it allows you to combine it with your own interests and construct new ways of learning and executing complex projects. The autonomy in the course along with the very diverse faculty who are available to mentor you means that you can learn and consolidate at a more complex level.

Students in the Masters space navigate through self-directed inquiry, they are nurtured in Mentor labs to work on live projects and negotiate their own learning through choosing from a published list of learning units.

The course is designed for different kinds of learners, and is focused on studios, workshop & project based learning. There is an emphasis on exploration through making and doing.

There will be studio courses, workshops, locative making as well as projects (can be self-initiated, client based or classroom projects) and inputs could be in the form of talks, films, seminars and field visits.

Continuous evaluation through seminars, term papers, documentation & exhibition.

As a creative practitioner, on completing the program in Industrial Art & Design practice, there are a wide range of opportunities open to you. You could broadly work in any of the following areas
- Become an entrepreneur, setting up a creative industry
- Work in an NGO, Export house or governmental agency at a senior capacity
- Set up a studio practice to produce fine art work
- Become a designer to either work free-lance or work in design or R&D firms.

Yes the program is not terminal and you will be able to apply to a PhD program at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (accredited by MAHE (Manipal University)) or at any other University.

You will find details of the admissions process in our admissions page (http://srishti.ac.in/admissions ) and the fee schedule is also published (http://srishti.ac.in/sites/default/files/assets/pdf/fee-details/bcu/PGPP_BLR_BCU_Fee2019.pdf ). The timeline is published here http://srishti.ac.in/admissions/timeline-pg-2019-20.

Eligibility guidelines are clearly published in the admissions process, so please do check if you are eligible to apply http://srishti.ac.in/admissions/postgraduate-professional-program#eligibility ). For the Postgraduate program you will need to have a University degree after 4 years of study for the M.Des programs.

Please email us at nandini@srishti.ac.in