M.Des. - M.Design. Master of Design

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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Master of Design Subjects

Master of Design Subjects vary, depending upon one's chosen field of specialisation. 

Master of Design Specialisations

Accessory Design.
Ceramic Design.
Fashion Design.
Game Design.
Graphic Design.
Industrial Design.
Interior Design.
Leather Design.
Jewellery & Metalsmithing.
Knitwear Design.
Multimedia Design.
Textile Design.

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.

Employment Areas

  • Apparel Manufacturers.
  • Banks.
  • Boutiques.
  • Departmental Stores.
  • Design Production Management.
  • Dying and Printing Factories.
  • Fabric Export Houses.
  • Fashion Marketing.
  • Fashion Media.
  • Furniture Manufacturing Units & Accessories.
  • Homes.
  • Hotels.
  • Hospitals.
  • Quality Control.
  • Offices.
  • Restaurants.
  • Research and Development Firms.
  • Textile Laboratory.

Job Types

  • Colourists.
  • Cutting Assistant.
  • Costume Designers.
  • Design Managers.
  • Dying & Printing Consultant.
  • Designer Cum Manager.
  • Embroidery Designers.
  • Fabric Analyser.
  • Fabric Resource Manager.
  • Illustrator.
  • Entrepreneurs.
  • Fashion Forecasters.
  • Fashion Merchandisers.
  • Fashion Stylists.
  • Graphic Designer.
  • Merchandising Assistant.
  • Professor.
  • Textile Designers.
  • Textile Laboratory Manager.
  • Outside Sales Representative.
  • Weaving Consultants.
Bachelor Degrees
Bachelor of Agriculture (B.Sc. (Agriculture))
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M.S.)
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A.)
Bachelor of Computer Science (B.Sc. (Computer Science))
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.)
Bachelor of Design (B.Des. - B.D.)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Technology (B.E./B.Tech.)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA - BVA)
Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc. - B.Sc. (Fisheries))
Bachelor of Home Science (B.A. - B.Sc. (Home Science))
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (B.H.M.S.)
Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.)
Bachelor of Library Science (B.Lib. - B.Lib.Sc.)
Bachelor of Mass Communications (B.M.C. - B.M.M.)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)
Bachelor of Nursing (B.Sc. (Nursing))
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.)
Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T.)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW or B.A. (SW))
Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc.)
Master Degrees
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Doctor of Medicine in Homoeopathy (M.D. (Homoeopathy))
Master in Home Science (M.A. - M.Sc. (Home Science))
Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch.)
Master of Commerce (M.Com.)
Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.)
Master of Dental Surgery (M.D.S.)
Master of Design (M.Des. - M.Design.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Engineering - Master of Technology (M.E./M.Tech.)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA - MVA)
Master of Fishery Science (M.F.Sc. - M.Sc. (Fisheries))
Master of Laws (L.L.M.)
Master of Library Science (M.Lib. - M.Lib.Sc.)
Master of Mass Communications (M.M.C - M.M.M.)
Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed. - M.P.E.)
Master of Physiotherapy (M.P.T.)
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Master of Science in Agriculture (M.Sc. (Agriculture))
Master of Social Work (M.S.W. or M.A. (SW))
Master of Surgery (M.S.)
Master of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc.)
Doctorate Degrees
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctorate of Medicine (D.M.)
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