Master of Arts Program in Bangalore India

Top Master of Art Programs in Bangalore India 2017

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A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

Found in the Southern part of Asia, the Republic of India is second most populated country in the world with approximately 1.27 billion people. India has four types of universities; Central Universities, State Universities, Deemed University and Private Universities consisting in over 550+ institutions.

Bangalore is not only the third largest city in India in regards to population, but also the capital of the state of Karnataka. It is an ICT center and hub and home to numerous higher education institutions and research centers.

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M.A. in Professional Practice in Experience Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

At Srishti we believe that academic learning cannot happen in isolation, from the societal and industrial needs and demands. We believe that there has to be a constant dialogue between academics and industry to help shape the next generation of creative design leaders impacting industry and society. There is a gap between academia and industry. While academic learning tends to focus on an ideal and conceptual design, industry needs exceptional application of creative, technological and production skills in real-world settings. Our 2-year MA is the culmination of the synergy between academic principles and industry needs. [+]

MA Degrees 2017 in Bangalore India. M.A. in Professional Practice in Experience Design At Srishti we believe that academic learning cannot happen in isolation, from the societal and industrial needs and demands. We believe that there has to be a constant dialogue between academics and industry to help shape the next generation of creative design leaders impacting industry and society. There is a gap between academia and industry. While academic learning tends to focus on an ideal and conceptual design, industry needs exceptional application of creative, technological and production skills in real-world settings. Our 2-year MA is the culmination of the synergy between academic principles and industry needs. Topics covered Historical, Current and emerging topics, theories frameworks of Human-Computer Interaction Design Research Interaction Design for Screens Future of Interaction Design: Designing for IoT & Wearables Experience & Service Design Visual Design for Interaction Prototyping Interactions Creative Ideation & Concept development Art Driven Interaction Design Who is it for? This course is for both fresh graduates with a proven interest in art & design, who want to pursue a post graduate education while they are working, OR for working professionals who are self-sponsored or are sponsored by their employers. The program requires part-time residency at Srishti’s Bangalore campus. The participants are expected to submit project work done at their workplace for the non-residency credit. It is currently offered in two modes: Design Scholars: Participants spend TWO days a week (Monday-Tuesday) during regular studio cycles and Full weeks (Monday-Saturday) during the workshop... [-]

M.A. in Screen Studies

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The Screen Studies program at Srishti provides a theoretical, and art and design framework within which students can develop a set of critical making and thinking skills in the context of the current digital revolution and the multiple screens – mobile, web, tablet and so forth – that we wear, carry with us, encounter in public spaces and install in our homes and work places. [+]

M.A. in Screen Studies The screen is the key interface through which we negotiate our world. Digital tools, platforms, and information together with the algorithms that make up the DNA of today’s screens are as significant a game changer as were the inventions of the printing press and photography to the 15th and 19th centuries. The Masters in Screen Studies enables students to develop a critical perspective on contemporary screen culture and to explore daily engagements with screen media through Srishti’s distinctive approach to practice based learning. In the contemporary moment, a time of rapid transformation in art, society and technology, artists, media practitioners, designers and critical thinkers are grappling with digitization and convergences between traditional screen-based media – film, television, video, and photography – and the stream of social and other media forms arising out of today’s networked and screen based technologies. When screens are everywhere, how we read, interact and communicate through them is fundamental to the practice of literacy and artistic expression in the 21st century. The Screen Studies program at Srishti provides a theoretical, and art and design framework within which students can develop a set of critical making and thinking skills in the context of the current digital revolution and the multiple screens – mobile, web, tablet and so forth – that we wear, carry with us, encounter in public spaces and install in our homes and work places. Disciplines Aesthetics and Critical Studies Cultural Studies Curatorial Studies Digital Arts Game Art, Design and Development... [-]

M.A. in Professional Practice in Oral History

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The Professional Practice in Oral History (PPOH) is a Masters program. The program is tailored for working professionals in the area of history, ethnography, film, and teaching practices and disciplines and practices other than humanities. A genuine interest in the ‘past’, people, and memories, is a pre-requisite for this program. [+]

MA Degrees 2017 in Bangalore India. M.A. in Professional Practice in Oral History The Professional Practice in Oral History (PPOH) is a Masters program. The program is tailored for working professionals in the area of history, ethnography, film, and teaching practices and disciplines and practices other than humanities. A genuine interest in the ‘past’, people, and memories, is a pre-requisite for this program. At Srishti, we believe that the practitioner of oral history works towards the production of knowledge, by working with a range of groups, and thus contributes, to the democratization of history. Oral history collects, archives, analyses and interprets the experiences of individuals, communities and institutions concentrating on recording individuals who have so far been “hidden from history” in their own voice, and moves away from the conventional idea of history as only being the story of the nation and the process of its formation. The practice of oral history demonstrates the way in which multiple voices articulate and reconstruct the past. We envision the Professional Practice in Oral History program as a learning opportunity for professionals to: Engage with oral history as a field that facilitates research on community histories, ethnicity, gender, politics, migration, social life as well as scientific practices, histories of technologies, business and management, performances, folk forms, artisanal work and other artistic practices. Explore and navigate ways in which narratives of experience intersect with oral traditions and folk forms. Articulate new theories of history, sometimes questioning the foundations of the discipline itself. Create new... [-]

M.A. in Public History and Heritage Interpretation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The Srishti MA in Public History and Heritage Interpretation offers students a programme like no other, enriched by insights from design and humanities thinking. This ‘hands on’ program enables students to explore the possibilities that art and design offer in understanding peoples’ experiences, narrating histories and creating spaces where a multiplicity of voices from the past can be heard. At Srishti, students will build a practice in public history and benefit from the presence of the Centre for Public History, located on campus, and its international networks and experienced staff. Students will also be exposed to ongoing dialogues with other courses in the School of New Humanities and Design, particularly within the space of shared studios. [+]

M.A. in Public History and Heritage Interpretation We are surrounded by the past in our present. Everything from our clothes, our food, to the landscapes we inhabit and the ways in which we see and understand our worlds is a product of intertwined histories. Public history encompasses an examination of possible and present engagements with these pasts. Working with multiple, fluid, and shifting audiences, public historians engage with people’s histories and memories of past events. While historians recognize that everyone and everything functions within frameworks that have historical contexts, public historians put this into practice outside of academia. Informed by scholarly traditions and, increasingly, by modes of knowledge centered outside of campuses and institutions, public historians work to provide points of access to all kinds of histories. As practitioners in the field, public historians constantly negotiate the questions ‘which public?’ and ‘whose history?’ Relying on the opportunities offered by these inquiries, they endeavour to open meaningful dialogues with and between publics through active collaboration with audiences in numerous community spaces and heritage sites, and with practitioners of living and embodied histories. The Srishti MA in Public History and Heritage Interpretation offers students a programme like no other, enriched by insights from design and humanities thinking. This ‘hands on’ program enables students to explore the possibilities that art and design offer in understanding peoples’ experiences, narrating histories and creating spaces where a multiplicity of voices from the past can be heard. At Srishti, students will build a practice in public history... [-]

M.A. in Land & Livelihood Studies

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

Access to land is a key determinant for livelihood security, and it is becoming highly contested in rural and urban areas. Increasingly, livelihoods based directly from land are becoming precarious; and land for the basic necessity of housing is also becoming unaffordable. In the last two decades we have witnessed changes in the pattern of investments and the nature of industrialization, growth of the service sector, rapid urbanization, agrarian distress, and rather polarized environmental debates. These changes have added a new dimension to the set of relationships that have previously determined ownership of land, work based on land including labour, the environmental quality of land, and food security. The increasing commodification of land is contributing to widening inequalities in rural and urban communities. Moreover “livelihoods” are also being fetishized in many State and non-State interventions, where people are viewed only as beneficiaries, and not as real actors with their own sense of agency. [+]

MA Degrees 2017 in Bangalore India. M.A. in Land & Livelihood Studies Access to land is a key determinant for livelihood security, and it is becoming highly contested in rural and urban areas. Increasingly, livelihoods based directly from land are becoming precarious; and land for the basic necessity of housing is also becoming unaffordable. In the last two decades we have witnessed changes in the pattern of investments and the nature of industrialization, growth of the service sector, rapid urbanization, agrarian distress, and rather polarized environmental debates. These changes have added a new dimension to the set of relationships that have previously determined ownership of land, work based on land including labour, the environmental quality of land, and food security. The increasing commodification of land is contributing to widening inequalities in rural and urban communities. Moreover “livelihoods” are also being fetishized in many State and non-State interventions, where people are viewed only as beneficiaries, and not as real actors with their own sense of agency. Given that the overarching economic processes are mediating access to land and livelihoods in many different ways today, it has become imperative to study the issues of land and livelihood in a trans-disciplinary manner, and reorient the way in which we approach questions about who gains access and who controls access to land and how, and the changing meaning, value, and nature of land and land based livelihoods. We imagine that design thinking when integrated with theoretical engagement and context-specific fieldwork will nurture a new... [-]

M.A. in Knowledge Systems and Practice

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

In this program the student will learn how “humanity” is conceived of in different cultures, including but not focusing only on the West. We will study the intellectual inquiries and practices available in western and non-western cultures with a view to raising questions about the relationship between knowledge and culture. [+]

M.A. in Knowledge Systems and Practice In this program the student will learn how “humanity” is conceived of in different cultures, including but not focusing only on the West. We will study the intellectual inquiries and practices available in western and non-western cultures with a view to raising questions about the relationship between knowledge and culture. The program will reimagine the study of the past, the inquiry into the creativity and self-expression of the mind, the ability to build and shape institutions that are responsive to the deepest sufferings and aspirations of human beings. In our search for alternatives to western paradigms of knowledge that underpin our institutions and our ways of looking at nature and culture, some of the questions we will explore are: How do we re-narrate the traumatic story of colonization and, more importantly, how can we contribute to the post-colonial attempt to de-colonize the mind? How do we reconstruct the intellectual resources of “Indian” traditions whether embodied in Allama or Kabir, Gandhian Satyagraha or Tagore’s idea of the education of desire-- to make them relevant for understanding our present? How can contemporary critical theory enable a critique of the socio-political, economic and discourse structures in which we are embedded? This MA encourages a robust questioning of the nature of knowledge itself, by bringing ‘practice’ into a powerful conversation with ‘theory’, by bringing the realms of making, doing, immersing and experiencing into a dynamic dialogue with the realms of reflection, meaning making and knowledge creation. Disciplines The... [-]

M.A. in Digital Humanities

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

As the scope of our design practices increasingly encompasses the digital, it is instructive and intellectually responsible to consider more deeply how technology has always shaped our understandings of the world. The discipline of the digital humanities explores how the questions posed in humanities scholarship are transformed and extended by the digital – both by means of tools and epistemologies. This unique MA seeks to enrich the scope of both design practice and the digital humanities by using critical methodologies and approaches to reciprocally reflect upon the other. By doing so, students will be able to adapt the modes of inquiry and methodologies embedded in humanities thinking to create both more contextually relevant and responsive technological applications and material objects. [+]

MA Degrees 2017 in Bangalore India. M.A. in Digital Humanities As the scope of our design practices increasingly encompasses the digital, it is instructive and intellectually responsible to consider more deeply how technology has always shaped our understandings of the world. The discipline of the digital humanities explores how the questions posed in humanities scholarship are transformed and extended by the digital – both by means of tools and epistemologies. This unique MA seeks to enrich the scope of both design practice and the digital humanities by using critical methodologies and approaches to reciprocally reflect upon the other. By doing so, students will be able to adapt the modes of inquiry and methodologies embedded in humanities thinking to create both more contextually relevant and responsive technological applications and material objects. At Srishti, our investigations range over a wide terrain: with expertise in hacking, making, coding, interface design, user experience coupled with a strong knowledge base in humanities scholarship in areas such as public history, multilingual literary studies, human geography and cultural studies. This program will encourage students to react to and create for the South Asian context by encouraging them to think specifically about making tools and interfaces that may facilitate the growth of this discipline in India, as well as to think more broadly about how the conditions of the digital shapes the question at the heart of design: what if? Disciplines The disciplines that inform this MA are: Cultural Studies Digital Arts Experimental Media Arts Game Art, Design... [-]

M.A. in Professional Practice in Visual Communication Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The MA in Visual Communication Design will enable such a graduate to integrate existing models of thinking and making with emerging technologies and methods in the field of visual communication. The course will equip young graduates with agile professional abilities, become meaningfully resourceful, artistically inclined and process oriented in the field of visual communication. [+]

M.A. in Professional Practice in Visual Communication Design Young graduates of applied art, commercial art, graphic design and visual communication design often feel the need to step out of the daily demands of the profession to engage in new learning, to experiment and enhance their creative capabilities and to sharpen their thinking and making skills so as to transform their abilities and become proficient practitioners. The MA in Visual Communication Design will enable such a graduate to integrate existing models of thinking and making with emerging technologies and methods in the field of visual communication. The course will equip young graduates with agile professional abilities, become meaningfully resourceful, artistically inclined and process oriented in the field of visual communication. Study of the nature of visual information processing and comprehension forms the basis of this course. Students intersect their learning with six key domains of visual communication design: aesthetic, functional, historical, symbolic, perceptual, and cultural. The discipline of Visual Communication focuses on providing core competency in developing visual literacy, visual thinking, visual perception, imaging, and representation. Design processes, research methods, history and theories of design form the building blocks for developing comprehensive and successful branding strategies and creative communication material. The curriculum approaches visual communication through theoretical frameworks that not only inform and enhance the practice but also encourage the students to question the norms and scale traditional boundaries. The course will provide a platform to use design thinking to break rules, to express unique ideas, to question norms, and, to... [-]

M.A. in Professional Practice and Design in Education

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

This course conceives of a future of learning that is foregrounded in ideas and principles of systems thinking, mindfulness in practice, embodied and tacit knowledge. It is conceptualized to provide opportunities to professionals to nurture a design sensibility within their work place and their practice. [+]

MA Degrees 2017 in Bangalore India. M.A. in Professional Practice and Design in Education In the rapidly changing world of the 21st century, emerging worldviews of learning and education are providing an urgent impetus for professionals to re-define themselves and their practice. Today and tomorrow’s professionals face new demands and expectations in how they navigate complex realties and opportunities to spearhead both personal transformation and within the world of learning. How do we nurture within ourselves a consciousness to adapt, embrace uncertainties, become facilitators, and leaders of transformation? We envision the Professional Practice and Design in Education as a learning opportunity for professionals who want to meet the dynamic and changing needs of learning societies and seek a vehicle for supporting their critical and reflective practice. Therefore, the PPDE’s vision is to develop professionals in education and allied fields of learning who are: lifelong inquirers about their self and practice designers of new learning worlds creative innovators within emerging educational paradigms and frameworks active and networked members in communities of reflective practitioners and seekers of personal mastery. This course conceives of a future of learning that is foregrounded in ideas and principles of systems thinking, mindfulness in practice, embodied and tacit knowledge. It is conceptualized to provide opportunities to professionals to nurture a design sensibility within their work place and their practice. Disciplines This program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Design Research Digital Arts Education Game Art, Design and Development Information Technology Language Arts & Literature Mathematics and... [-]

M.A. in Aesthetics and Visual Cultures

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The MA in Aesthetics and Visual Cultures enables students to engage with a range of artistic and cultural practices including the visual arts, performance arts, film and video. It enables you to understand the histories and theories of these practices in an Indian as well as international context so that students are equipped to work within the wider field of arts and culture as museum/gallery/festival curators, researchers, policy makers, consultants or entrepreneurs. [+]

M.A. in Aesthetics and Visual Cultures The MA in Aesthetics and Visual Cultures enables students to engage with a range of artistic and cultural practices including the visual arts, performance arts, film and video. It enables you to understand the histories and theories of these practices in an Indian as well as international context so that students are equipped to work within the wider field of arts and culture as museum/gallery/festival curators, researchers, policy makers, consultants or entrepreneurs. The unique learning and teaching approaches on this MA combine a sound theoretical understanding of relevant disciplines with active studio practice, as well as internships and projects with art and cultural institutions that will provide students with a deeper and first-hand understanding of the Indian cultural ecology. Rather than following a conventional Art Historical framework, the course is attentive to the requirements and possibilities of our contemporary world, which is in constant flux and needs inter-disciplinary methods, and creative thinking to address social and political issues through artistic or cultural practice. Notes on the (dis)appearance of the real' at Shrine Empire Gallery in New Delhi - OCTOBER 2010. Disciplines The disciplines that inform this MA are: Aesthetics and Critical Studies Anthropology Art History Arts Management Critical Geography Cultural Studies Curatorial Studies Digital Arts Film History Language Arts Philosophy Photography Research and Collaboration Students will have the opportunity to work with the following centers and labs at Srishti School: Art in Transit Bangalore Human Sciences Initiatives (BHSI) Center for Education, Research, Training, and... [-]