M.Des. (Graphics Design)

DETAILS

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.

Duration of Program

2 years (4 Semesters)

Seats

50*

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UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.

  • Graphic designer
  • Creative director
  • Production artist
  • Product developer
  • Art director
  • Multimedia artist or animator
  • Marketing specialist

Examination Pathway:

UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT) followed by a personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio.

Name of Program

Name of Test

Mode of Test

Test Dates

Duration

Last Date to Apply

M.Des

UPES-DAT

Online

30th - 31st March 2022

1 Hour.

27th March 2022

  • The date of the interview and portfolio presentation will be announced the post-UPES-DAT result

 

Non-Examination Pathway:

Candidates having valid CEED-2022 scores will be exempted from UPES – DAT Online/Offline Test

Valid & Qualified CEED Score followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview

The date of the interview and portfolio presentation will be announced the post-UPES-DAT result.

Examination Pathway:

UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT) followed by a personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio.

Name of Program

Name of Test

Mode of Test

Test Dates

Duration

Last Date to Apply

M.Des

UPES-DAT

Online

30th - 31st March 2022

1 Hour.

27th March 2022

  • The date of the interview and portfolio presentation will be announced the post-UPES-DAT result

 

Non-Examination Pathway:

Candidates having valid CEED-2022 scores will be exempted from UPES – DAT Online/Offline Test

Valid & Qualified CEED Score followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview

The date of the interview and portfolio presentation will be announced the post-UPES-DAT result.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary Level(X & XII).
  2. B.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./M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering. IT Subjects / Domains (Only For Interaction Design) or equivalent.

SEMESTER I

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
SDCS 7003 Understanding Design and Design Process 2
SDCS 7004 Elements and Principles of Design 4
SDCS 7006 Space and Form 3
SDXD 7016 Typography 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
     
  Total 24

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
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 7006P Infographics  
SDGF 7007P Cultural Anthropology  
  Professional Elective 2 3
SDXD 7030P Illustration  
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
  Total 27

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
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
  Total 24

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
SDPJ 8130 Post-Graduation Thesis Project - Graphic Design 15
     
  Total 15

 

Career Prospects
  • Graphic designer
  • Creative director
  • Production artist
  • Product developer
  • Art director
  • Multimedia artist or animator
  • Marketing specialist
Entrance Test

Examination Pathway:

UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT) followed by a personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio.

Name of Program

Name of Test

Mode of Test

Test Dates

Duration

Last Date to Apply

M.Des

UPES-DAT

Online

30th - 31st March 2022

1 Hour.

27th March 2022

  • The date of the interview and portfolio presentation will be announced the post-UPES-DAT result

 

Non-Examination Pathway:

Candidates having valid CEED-2022 scores will be exempted from UPES – DAT Online/Offline Test

Valid & Qualified CEED Score followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview

The date of the interview and portfolio presentation will be announced the post-UPES-DAT result.

Examination Pathway:

UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT) followed by a personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio.

Name of Program

Name of Test

Mode of Test

Test Dates

Duration

Last Date to Apply

M.Des

UPES-DAT

Online

30th - 31st March 2022

1 Hour.

27th March 2022

  • The date of the interview and portfolio presentation will be announced the post-UPES-DAT result

 

Non-Examination Pathway:

Candidates having valid CEED-2022 scores will be exempted from UPES – DAT Online/Offline Test

Valid & Qualified CEED Score followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview

The date of the interview and portfolio presentation will be announced the post-UPES-DAT result.

Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary Level(X & XII).
  2. B.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./M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering. IT Subjects / Domains (Only For Interaction Design) or equivalent.
Curriculum

SEMESTER I

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
SDCS 7003 Understanding Design and Design Process 2
SDCS 7004 Elements and Principles of Design 4
SDCS 7006 Space and Form 3
SDXD 7016 Typography 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
     
  Total 24

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
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 7006P Infographics  
SDGF 7007P Cultural Anthropology  
  Professional Elective 2 3
SDXD 7030P Illustration  
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
  Total 27

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
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
  Total 24

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
SDPJ 8130 Post-Graduation Thesis Project - Graphic Design 15
     
  Total 15

 

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