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Postgraduate Diploma Program (PGDP)

 

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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology now gives undergraduate students of any discipline a unique opportunity: a year to find the time and a space to fill with ideas, with engagement, with passion and with an exploration of the possibilities of a better career and profession. Srishti has designed three unique pathways that will give students the opportunity to enter a program that:

  • connects the gap between a general Undergraduate degree in subjects as wide ranging as history, literature, hotel management, commerce or even computer application with professional education programs that service the creative and cultural industries - Bridge Pathway.
  • extends, consolidates learning from a 3 year Undergraduate program that touched on professional skills in the creative or design sector such as Animation, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Textile Design or others. Students will get the opportunity to master their skills through a year spent on active project based learning, mentored by qualified professionals with considerable practical and professional experience - Finish Pathway.
  • enriches the learning in art and design a student has gained from a 4 year Undergraduate degree in art, design, architecture or allied fields by giving them a space to learn through apprenticeship with practitioners, artists, designers, historians in their studios or projects - Apprenticeship Pathway.

 

Overview of the Program

Taught over two semesters this one-year graduate level program is designed to fulfill the standards set by Level 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. So, this pathway represents a real opportunity for students who have completed a three-year course such as B.A./B.Sc./B.Com/B.Litt. or in service sector oriented programs such as hotel management or hospitality as it will give them the essential skills needed to join Srishti’s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) or Master in Design (M.Des.) with its multiple choices of specialization.

After the Bridge program, students could consider any of these options:

Option 1

Note: The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDP) in a specific area of specialisation is as a bridge pathway is equivalent in terms of credits to the Year 1 of any Master of Arts program listed.
Applicants who successfully complete the PGDP, may if they choose to apply for a lateral entry into the second year of the applicable MA program.

Postgraduate Program in Art

Please refer to the table as an information guide for this option.
This guide is for reference only and is not a regulatory document.

Entry Point for Students with Degrees in:

PGDP Bridge Pathway is equivalent to MA (Year 1)

Specialization

Pathways

Degree

B.Sc

Bachelor of Science

Hospitality, Science, Computer Science, Electronics

Bridge Pathway

Design Practices

Experience Design
Game Design and Development

MA

New Humanities and Design

Technology and Change

MA

Animation, Arts, Fashion Photography

Bridge Pathway

Art Practices

Animation and Visual Effects
Curatorial Practices - Film, Media and Visual Arts
Public Pedagogy and Art Practice

MA

 

BA

Bachelor of Arts

Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, Education

Bridge Pathway

Design Practices

Design in Education
Impact Entrepreneurship

MA

New Humanities and Design

Public History and Heritage Interpretation
Technology and Change

MA

Fine Arts

Bridge Pathway

Art Practices

Animation and Visual Effects
Creative Documentary Practice
Curatorial Practices - Film, Media and Visual Arts
Public Pedagogy and Art Practice

MA

New Humanities and Design

Public History and Heritage Interpretation

MA

 

B.Voc

Bachelor of Vocation

Media and Entertainment, Animation, Film, Photography,

Bridge Pathway

Art Practices

Animation and Visual Effects
Creative Documentary Practice
Curatorial Practices - Film, Media and Visual Arts
Public Pedagogy and Art Practice

MA

Renewable Energy, Retail Management & IT, Software Development, Web Design, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Greenhouse Technology, Digital Manufacturing, Hospitality and Tourism, Journalism, Fashion.

Bridge Pathway

Design Practices

Experience Design
Game Design and Development
Impact Entrepreneurship
Visual Communication

MA

 

BBM

Bachelor of Business Management

Business Management

Bridge Pathway

Design Practices

Design in Education
Impact Entrepreneurship

MA

 

BJMC

Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication

Bridge Pathway

New Humanities and Design

Public History and Heritage Interpretation
Technology and Change

MA

 

BHM

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Hotel Management

Bridge Pathway

Design Practices

Experience Design
Impact Entrepreneurship

MA

New Humanities and Design

Public History and Heritage Interpretation

MA

 

BMM

Bachelor of Mass Media

Mass Media

Bridge Pathway

Art Practices

Animation and Visual Effects
Creative Documentary Practice
Curatorial Practices - Film, Media and Visual Arts
Public Pedagogy and Art Practice

MA

Design Practices

Design in Education

MA
New Humanities and Design

Public History and Heritage Interpretation
Technology and Change

MA


Option 2

Note: The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDP) in a specific area of specialisation as a bridge pathway is an opportunity for applicants without a background in these new specialised professional programs to prepare for the two year Postgraduate Professional Programs offered.
Applicants who successfully complete the PGDP, may if they choose to continue their education for a further two years under the

Postgraduate Program in Design
Postgraduate Program in Fine Arts
Postgraduate Program in Planning

Please refer to the table as an information guide for this option.
This guide is for reference only and is not a regulatory document.



Entry Point for Students with Degrees in:

3 YEAR INTEGRATED POSTGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

1 Year of Preparatory Studies as PGDP

2 Year Specialization

Awards

B.Sc Bachelor of Science

Hospitality, Science, Computer Science, Electronics

Bridge Pathway

Design Computation
Design-Led Innovation
Human Centered Design
Industrial Arts and Design Practices
Information Arts and Information Design Practice
Public Space Design

M.Des

Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

M.Plan

Animation, Arts, Fashion Photography

Bridge Pathway

Contemporary Art Practice

MFA

Industrial Arts and Design Practices
Information Arts and Information Design Practice

M.Des

 

BA Bachelor of Arts

Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, Education

Bridge Pathway

Earth Education and Communication
Heritage Design, Planning & Management
Human Centered Design
Information Arts and Information Design Practice
Public Space Design

M.Des

Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

M.Plan

Fine Arts

Bridge Pathway

Contemporary Art Practice

MFA

Information Arts and Information Design Practice

M.Des

 

B.Voc Bachelor of Vocation

Hospitality and Tourism, Journalism, Fashion, Media and Entertainment, Animation, Film, Photography,

Bridge Pathway

Design Computation
Design-Led Innovation
Human Centered Design
Industrial Arts and Design Practices
Information Arts and Information Design Practice
Public Space Design

M.Des

Renewable Energy, Retail Management & IT, Software Development, Web Design, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Greenhouse Technology, Digital Manufacturing,

Bridge Pathway

Design Computation
Design-Led Innovation
Human Centered Design

M.Des

 

BBM

Business Management

Bridge Pathway

Design Computation
Design-Led Innovation

M.Des

 

BSS

Social Sciences

Bridge Pathway

Earth Education and Communication
Information Arts and Information Design Practice

M.Des

 

BJMC

Journalism and Mass Communication

Bridge Pathway

Earth Education and Communication
Information Arts and Information Design Practice

M.Des

 

BHM

Hotel Management

Bridge Pathway

Earth Education and Communication
Heritage Design, Planning & Management
Public Space Design

M.Des

Bridge Pathway

Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

M.Plan



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 quasi-design/creative programs such as a BA (Furniture, Interior, Graphic or Textile Design), B.Sc. in Animation, Advertising and or any other Media or Entertainment skill sectors. Students from Srishti who have successfully completed a one year Postgraduate Certificate Program are eligible for this pathway.

Students will learn from industry-trained professionals and contemporary artists. They will work on professional briefs in a project space run in a range of creative disciplines. The core of the studio projects offered under this pathway range from animation, advertising & branding, to craft, product, textile 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.



Pathway 3: Apprenticeship

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

If students want to develop projects under artists in residence they may apply to/be accommodated within the following project, lab or centre:

If they want to apprentice under design professionals they may apply to:

The Apprenticeship Pathway gives students the opportunity to move directly into a practice within the creative sector of their choice. A student could begin work as a creative professional in companies/ad agencies/design houses/production studios etc. Entry levels into these spaces will depend entirely on the quality of the portfolio.

 

Learning Approaches

A variety of learning approaches will underpin the three pathways. However, all of them will focus on self-initiative and independent learning rather than a dependency on the teacher or directed and taught modules. The basic structure of all the programs is based on the following techniques:

  • Studios: This is where learning will be constructed and developed through a series of practical exercises that allow and foster the development of skills needed in a predetermined sector (often referred to within Srishti as a Focus Area).
  • Charettes: These are design challenges that represent an opportunity to walk through an entire cycle of design from ideation to final prototyping.

The Programs will be based on the following components:

  • Projects – these are immersive, contextual and allow for interdisciplinarity, teamwork and also learner autonomy. Projects may also have a strong industry component to it and hence students may be working on design briefs given by an industrial partner in the sector.
  • Theory – which includes developing core and essential competences in skills such as writing (a brief, a proposal, a script or advertising copy) to interpretation (through a grounding in aesthetics, criticism, communication for example).
  • Seminars – both peer and specialist review seminars where portfolios, projects and papers are collaboratively reviewed and critiqued.

 

Capabilities

All three pathways will provide for the development of professional competences as described in the Level 8 of the NSQF.

Students graduating from Srishti will develop, in addition to the Level 8 skill requirements the following capabilities:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of a chosen area of knowledge and ability to communicate the same through a paper/exhibition written/worked as part of their theory and seminar courses.
  • Question and extend known skill sets to develop a practice and ability to demonstrate your skills through studios and charettes.
  • Self study, autonomy and creative problem solving through projects
  • Teamwork and management in response to design briefs' - through charettes and projects

 

Award

Postgraduate Diploma Program in

  • Design Computation
  • Design-Led Innovation
  • Earth Education and Communication
  • Heritage Design, Planning and Management
  • Public Space Design
  • Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation
  • Contemporary Art Practice
  • Animation and Visual Effects
  • Creative Documentary Practice
  • Curatorial Practices (Film, Media & Visual Arts)
  • Public Art
  • Design in Education
  • Game Design and Development
  • Impact Entrepreneurship
  • Public History and Heritage Interpretation
  • Technology and Change

 

Enquiries

For more information about this program, kindly email Swati Maskeri at swati@srishti.ac.in



Some examples of student work done in Contextual enquiry modules in the academic year 2017 – 18

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