MDes (Social Design)

Programme Description

The MDes (Social Design) is a 2½-year, full time practice-based programme with a predominant social focus. It amalgamates methods, tools and approaches of design disciplines with those of the social sciences to creatively address complex issues of inclusion, access, equity and opportunities through participatory and co-creation processes. More specifically, the programme aims to address complex design areas of public services, public systems, governance interfaces, community networks pertaining to health, hygiene, education, gender, mobility, waste management, resource access/conservation/distribution (water, electricity etc.), urban and rural commons, internet and digital access, safety, informal economies and such areas. The emphasis of the programme is on preparing students with the entrepreneurial competencies and leadership essential to addressing socially complex issues embedded within communities, agencies, organisations and states.

Programme Structure

The Programme comprises of 100 credits over five semesters of 16 weeks each of academic work including taught courses, studio projects and community presentations, research and self-study culminating in a dissertation and thesis project on a real-life brief. Internships and field studies form an integral part of learning through engagement with communities, organisations and NGOs in both rural and urban settings.

MDes (Social Design) COURSE Structure

S. No

Course Name- Semester 1

Credits

 

Learning to See

4 (Foundation)

 

Introduction to Social Design

4 (Foundation)

 

Design Process

8 (Foundation)

 

Design Research Methods

4 (Foundation)

 

Total Credits

20

 

 

 

S. No

Course Name- Semester 2

Credits

 

Aesthetics of Form & Experience

4 (Core)

 

Understanding Intersectionality

4 (Core)

 

Service Design (Community)

8 (Core)

 

Electives

4 credits each elective

 

Material and Processes

Elective

 

Media and Communication

Elective

 

Introduction to Graphic Softwares

Elective

 

GIS Web Design Research Writing

Elective

 

Total Credits

20

 

 

 

S. No

Course Name- Semester 3

Credits

 

Internship in preceding Summer Break

2 (Core)

 

Data Visualisation and Information Modelling

2 (Core)

 

Examining Rural and Urban

4 (Core)

 

SYSTEMS DESIGN (BEHAVIOUR)

8 (Core)

 

Electives

4 credits each elective

 

Technology & Society

Elective

 

Material and Skills

Elective

 

UI (User Interface)/UX (User Experience)

Elective

 

Total Credits

20

 

 

 

S. No

Course Name- Semester 4

Credits

 

Ecology, Environment & Development

4 (Core)

 

Design and Democracy

4 (Core)

 

FINAL PROJECT- Domain Formulation

8 (Core)

 

Electives

4 credits each elective

 

Project Management

Elective

 

Architectural History

Elective

 

Reading the City

Elective

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Elective

 

Total Credits

20

 

 

 

S. No

Course Name- Semester 5

Credits

 

Design Ethics and Practice

2 (Core)

 

Final Project- Project Implementation

18 (Core)

 

Total Credits

20


 

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a statutory University is eligible for the program. A 4-year, full time graduate diploma in Design from reputed centers/ institutes of design from India or abroad will also be considered. Individuals with additional work experience are also encouraged to apply for the programme. Candidates must have minimum of 45% marks or CPA of 5.0/10.0 or B-grade in final qualifying Degree/ Diploma. A relaxation of 5% of marks, or 0.5 CPA or C+ grade will be made for candidates belonging to SC, ST and Physically Disabled categories.

Faculty

Fee Structure

Tuition fees: Rs. 27600 per semester
(Rs. 1380 per credit)
Extramural Interface Cost: Rs. 20000 per semester
Caution Deposit: Rs 5000 (One-time, Refundable)
Student Welfare Fund: Rs 500 per semester

*Partial/full fee waivers and scholarships are available

Admission Procedure

Seats 24
Reservation norms of Government of NCT of Delhi will apply.

APPLICATION FEE
Rs. 440 for general candidates
Rs. 180 for SC/ST/PD

ONLINE APPLICATIONS
Open: 11 April 2016
Close: 24 June 2016

SELECTION DATES
Entrance Test: 7 July 2016
Interviews: 13 & 14 July 2016

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