Duration of Program 2 years (4 Semesters)
*Total Seats in M.Des.
UPES School of Design’s Postgraduate Programme, M.Des. in Graphics Design prepares students to become proficient and compelling visual storytellers with a focus on the evolving industry and technology. Students are exposed to image design, typography, layout design, branding, design history, research methods, web-based design, digital design, photography, and graphics technology.
The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.
The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.
SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.
- Graphic designer
- Creative director
- Production artist
- Product developer
- Art director
- Multimedia artist or animator
- Marketing specialist
UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT) followed by a personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio.
- The date of interview and portfolio presentation will be announced post UPES-DAT result
Valid & Qualified CEED Score followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview
Date of interview and portfolio presentation will be announced post UPES-DAT result.
- Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior secondary Level(X & XII).
- Tech/BE in relevant discipline / B.Arch. / BFA. Or 3 Year Degree such as B.Sc./BA/BFA in applied Art/Design of any other relevant disciplines (With minimum 50% Marks) with 1 year of relevant industry experience. OR 2 years M.Sc./MTech in Computer Science and Engineering. IT Subjects / Domains (Only For Interaction Design) or equivalent.
|SDCS 7003||Understanding Design and Design Process||2|
|SDCS 7004||Elements and Principles of Design||4|
|SDCS 7006||Space and Form||3|
|SDGF 7001||Elements of Photo, Video and Animation||4|
|SDGF 7002||Basic Graphic Design||3|
|SDPJ 7117||Des project 1: Poster/Branding Identity||5|
|SDCS 7005||Design Research Methodology||2|
|SDGF 7003||Creative Writing||3|
|SDGF 7004||Package Design||4|
|SDGF 7005||Publication Design||3|
|Professional Elective 1||2|
|SDGF 7007P||Cultural Anthropology|
|Professional Elective 2||3|
|SDXD 7031P||Brochure Design|
|SDPJ 7119||Design Project 2: Publication/ Packaging/ Infographics||5|
|Open Elective 1: Graphic Design Trends||2|
|Open Elective 2: Semiotics||3|
|SDCS 8001||Design Management & Professional Practice||2|
|SIIB 8101||Summer Internship||2|
|SDGF 8005||Information Design||2|
|SDGF 8006||Advertising & Marketing||3|
|Professional Elective 3||3|
|SDGF 8007P||Product Graphics|
|SDGF 8008P||Social Communication|
|SDGF 8009P||AR and VR|
|Professional Elective 2||2|
|SDXD 8013P||Interaction Design|
|SDGF 8010P||Transmedia Design|
|SDGF 8011P||Media Studies|
|SDPJ 8129||Design Project 3: Ad Campaign in print/ Motion/ Social Media/Way Finding and Signage Design||5|
|Open Elective 3: Type in Motion||2|
|Open Elective 4: Design for Social Media||3|
|SDPJ 8130||Post-Graduation Thesis Project - Graphic Design||15|