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Admissions: Postgraduate Diploma Program (PGDP)

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Postgraduate Diploma Program (PGDP) in Art & Design



Taught over two semesters this one-year graduate level program is designed to fulfill the standards set by Levels 8 of the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). It offers three distinct pathways in which a student can engage with the program, all of which differ in method and process of learning. All pathways require active learning, participation in seminars, peer reviews and also require independent learning mindsets.


Pathway 1: Bridge

The primary purpose of this pathway is to make it easier for a student to enter a Masters program in Art and Design even with three years of undergraduate education from a totally unrelated discipline. The program is foundational and will engender the essential skills needed to join Srishti’s Creative Arts or Design courses with its multiple choices of specialization.

After the Bridge program students could consider any of these options:
Postgraduate Professional Program in Design
Postgraduate Professional Program in Creative Arts
Postgraduate Professional Program in Planning


Pathway 2: Finish

The primary purpose of this pathway is to give students an opportunity to practice and learn by doing – specifically after three years in a quasi-design/creative program.

Students will learn from industry-trained professionals and contemporary artists. They’ll work on professional briefs in studios run in a range of creative disciplines. The core of the studio options offered under this pathway ranges from animation and advertising, to craft, product or furniture design, user interaction or media art.

Students who take the Finish pathway will find themselves transformed. Many new careers have emerged today which prize design thinking and creative and artistic expression. After their time at Srishti, students will be able to look at new professions and careers in a range of creative sectors where skilled professionals are in short supply. So, this pathway represents a real opportunity for students who chose to do a straight three-year course such as B.A./B.Sc./B.Litt. or service sector oriented programs such as hotel management or hospitality.

Pathway 3: Apprenticeship

This unique pathway is custom designed for graduates of four-year programs in either art or design to practice as an “apprentice” under a master artist, designer or film-maker.


Centres, Labs & Projects

Art in Transit (Art)ScienceBLR
Blank Noise
Centre for Public History (CPH)
Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory)
LeNS LAB – Learning Network for Sustainability
Srishti Films
Srishti Labs (Slabs)



Any one of the following:


A Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Design will be awarded to students who successfully complete this program of study at Srishti



1-year fulltime


Admission Process

A candidate must successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma Program admissions process that comprises of an entrance test followed by a portfolio review & interview.

Selection Protocols 2018

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Revised and Published on : 03 March 2018.

Fee Schedule 2018-19

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Revised and Published on : 03 March 2018.


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