Postgraduate design courses: Status of design standards in India

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If you’re interested in design, you have probably considered moving abroad to pursue quality education. The good news is you don’t have to. India is doing well when it comes to design education has been revealed by a survey of Design schools worldwide by Business Week. Delhi happens to a hotspot for most premier design institutes in the country.

India, which has always been a centre for the creative design trade, is growing into a centre of innovation in garment, accessory and architecture design. Design technology has a wide scope for choosing a career. Now the industry has become so specialized that it encompasses a vast field of studies in design, concept management, design production management, quality control, planning, printing, fashion accessory design, fashion merchandising, textile science, marketing and so on.

The Design Village, situated in Delhi, is currently one of the top design institutes in the country. TDV was born out of a responsibility towards design, towards society, towards India and the world at large. The institution’s mission is to be a global hub for design education, and to promote and support development through design and it shows in the quality of graduates it produces every year.

TDV works closely with industry professionals to maintain a strong focus on the real-world relevance and application of design. Essentially, the design village is an energetic and thoughtful place where courageous and compassionate designers are taught the importance of perseverance and empathy in the creative process.

A postgraduate degree in design can open up the following career paths for you:

· Advertising art director

· Interior designer

· Illustrator

· Printmaker

· Production designer

· Photographer and so on.

In the private sector, you can work for a variety of businesses such as design consultancies and studios or branding specialists. You may be part of a team specializing in advertising design, including identity and event branding or corporate communication .Advertising and PR agencies are another possibility, where you’d be involved in the process of creating positive images of organizations, individuals and products, and delivering imaginative solutions that generate sales or an increase in business interest.

Publishers also employ graduates with a graphic design degree. Concerned with the design, production and marketing of books, magazines, newspapers and journals, many publishers have moved into interactive and online products. In the public sector, employers include museums, local authorities, schools, colleges and hospitals. Some graduates set up their own studios and work as exhibiting artists or work as part of a studio collective.

TDV often provides the opportunity to work on projects with leading businesses and organizations. Students are also offered a semester abroad to further hone and diversify their skills. A Masters degree from The Design Village can help you to develop in-depth knowledge of a specialist topic, e.g. typography or illustration, or move into a related area such as multimedia, landscape architecture or interior design. The degree will facilitate collaboration, either formally or informally, with other creatives such as fine artists or film makers. Additionally, your years at The Design Village gives you time to enhance your portfolio and build a bigger network of contacts in the industry.