The purpose of the educational program "Design" is to develop students' personal qualities, the formation of general cultural, professional, and professional competencies, the development of skills for their implementation in professional activities.
The design of the educational environment of creative universities is one of the urgent problems facing the Kazakhstani higher education system as part of adaptation to rapidly changing conditions and the development of multi-level training for undergraduate designers as a condition for the formation of professional competencies of students. Modern education and design education, in particular, should not only influence the development of personality but also consider a person as a core value. One of the main tasks of such an education is to ensure the most favorable conditions for self-development of the individual, development of creative potential.
The main objectives of the educational master's program are:
to provide a full and high-quality scientific and pedagogical education, form professional competence, deepen theoretical and practical, and individual training of undergraduates in the field of technical curriculum.
ensure the development of fundamental courses guaranteeing professional mobility at the intersection of sciences;
contribute to the acquisition of skills to participate in scientific events at various levels, continuing scientific training in doctoral studies.
General characteristics of the educational program
Education at the Department of Architecture and Design focuses on creative disciplines to develop the special thinking and individual vision of undergraduates. The emphasis in the training program for undergraduate designers is made mainly on its diversity: undergraduates are taught to develop critical thinking skills and subsequently apply them to solve the modern world's contradictions. Here they deal with design issues and pay special attention to environmental problems and humanitarian crises.
The educational institution's main goal is to provide graduate students with a high level of education, the transfer of knowledge that will make them true professionals in the field of architectural design. This is achieved through ongoing training, research, and cooperation with industrial and architectural design enterprises. In the training laboratories that form a single network, students study globalization's effects and conduct their own research.
Types of professional activity for which graduates who have mastered the master's program are preparing:
development and management of development projects for the creation, transformation, preservation, and future development of the spatial domain and its components, including innovative (conceptual), interdisciplinary and specialized nature;
fundamental and applied research in environmental design, environmental design, architectural, and design education.
visualization and presentation of design solutions, protection of design materials;
organizational and management activities:
knowledge of modern management and marketing methods, planning, organizing, and managing the work of creative teams, making consolidated decisions in the context of pluralism;
critical and expert activity:
generalization and analysis of the experience in the development and implementation of architectural and urban planning solutions, preparation of feedback on design and research proposals, regulatory materials for design, control of design documentation;
the creation, justification, and implementation of socially significant models and programs of architectural and design education, the development of innovative methods and means of professional education.