Design is the process of creating or executing a work or plan in an artistic or highly skilled manner. A Design can be a shape, a configuration or a pattern. Master of Design is a Post Graduate Academic Degree, awarded for a course or a program in the field of Design. It is abbreviated as M.Des. or M.Design. which stands for Master of Design or Master in Design. M.Des course encourages design thinking and imparts a wider perspective towards the thoughts and ideas of tomorrow. Masters in Design course's curriculum lays emphasis on project work, a candidates undertakes a design project based on an aspect of his / her professional practice to date.
Duration - The duration of Masters Degree in Design is 2 years.
Masters Degree in Design requires a full time Graduate from a recognized University in any design discipline (Fashion / Textiles / Accessories / Graphics / Communication) or B.A. (Fine Arts), B.Sc. (Textiles & Clothing), B.Tech (Textiles) or Design Diploma from NIFT / NID.
CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design) is an all India examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT, Bombay), on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India. The examination tests the candidates for visual perception ability, drawing skills, design aptitude and communication skills. CEED is a qualifying examination for admission to Post Graduate M.Des. programmes at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay; IDDC, IIT Delhi; CPMD, IISc Bangalore; design Programme, IIT Kanpur.
The candidates who have qualified through CEED are also supposed to appear for an admission test and interview.
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Who can and Who should pursue Master of Design Degree
Masters Degree in Design is especially meant for professional designers, fine artist or crafts-person who wish to refine their design skills and update their knowledge of current design theories and research techniques.
Candidates who want to undertake design / visual art-based research are also the most suited for acquiring this degree.
Advantages or Benefits of Master of Design Degree
Master of Design provides, a Graduate with a design project based on an aspect of his / her design practice and collaborate with other design professionals to critically substantiate and advance their practice.
M.Des enables one to become Innovators in their chosen field of specialisation.
Master of Design, if pursued through Distance Education Program, provides professionals to up-skill while studying part-time.
With M.Des in one's hand, one can go for Ph. D. programme in Design and other higher studies.
Master of Design Jobs
Those who have acquired Master in Design Degree are able to hold key positions in large fashion and corporate houses. Other employment opportunities also include trend predicting and forecasting, fashion styling, design and management of fashion brands etc.