Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Introduction

Who We Are

Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology is a non-residential institution founded in 1996 by the Ujwal Trust with the objective of providing art and design education in an environment of creativity to maximize the individual’s potential.The Ujwal Trust also manages Srishti's sister institution, the prestigious Mallya Aditi International School.

Our Promise

“Creative Competence – Ahead of the Curve”

With over two decades of building vibrant and resilient communities of practice, Srishti has developed a distinctive multi-dimensional approach to capability development and is committed to building creative competencies ahead of the curve.

The Creative Moment

The recognition that we live in a world that is becoming increasingly connected, networked and interdependent, and thereby more complex by the day, has significant implications for how we intervene in order to produce better outcomes for all, today, and enduringly and sustainably into the future.

There is now a greater recognition of the need to change our methods and that they need to be inclusive, collaborative and transformational. Together, these capabilities will make a creative impact on a broader range of societal transformation opportunities in a systemic, multi-disciplinary fashion, driven by sustainable human-centric values and fully leveraging the inter-disciplinary potential of art, design, and technology in innovative ways, ultimately empowering society to realize better futures.

Collectively and individually, from entry-level practitioners to working professionals and advanced practitioners, we are engaged in creative impact making. This image of a world where creative impact making is widely practiced envisions a creative individual practitioner who thrives in such an environment as a proactive change and impact maker, having a transferable portfolio of capabilities that can enable effective performance in the wide range of circumstances that are inevitable – in essence, an individual ahead of the curve.

Mission

Srishti's mission is to creatively impact ecosystems and build new ecosystems that produce creative competencies ahead of the curve.

Towards this mission, the institution entrusts itself with the role of producing capabilities through its professional, vocational and research programs.

This mission entails a deep understanding of the complex nature of the connected worlds that we inhabit and includes:

  • Creating better futures for all
  • Enabling pervasive creative competence with the confidence to tackle serious and meaningful challenges
  • Empowering people to drive transformational outcomes
  • Opening new vistas – sensing, solving and shaping transformational opportunities
  • Focusing on outcomes rooted in India/emerging worlds
  • Fostering and nurturing vibrant autonomous ecosystems through open co-creating platforms

Values

We believe that better tomorrows can be created for all members of society through the practices of creative impact making.

The guiding values informing all aspects of our work are:

  • To nurture a strong belief in social justice and equity
  • To realize open, inclusive, empowered, democratic societies
  • To challenge assumptions, uncover hidden opportunities, push boundaries and develop a proactive activist mindset
  • To act in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner
  • To recognize contemporary challenges and remain contextually relevant (to India and the global south)
  • To anticipate emerging needs and opportunities and be future-informed
  • To be critical, optimistic and positive
  • To develop an expanded consciousness and holistic development of the person

Dimensions of Excellence

Srishti's promise to create competencies ahead of the curve is realized through seven core dimensions of practice. Each of these dimensions has associated with it unique worldviews and beliefs, that lead to practice concepts which distinguish Srishti among other higher education institutions in this field:

  1. To deeply understand creative impact making through actual practice
  2. To make constant efforts to generate new knowledge on how to produce capabilities and student learning
  3. To develop cutting-edge pedagogical approaches that are appropriate to the needs of creative professions
  4. To develop innovative products and services that not only cater to current needs but also are designed to anticipate the future
  5. To deliver outstanding and innovative learning experiences throughout the student’s program
  6. To focus on wellness and wellbeing and growing the inner self through an ethic of care
  7. To be operationally excellent through innovative best practices and quality standards

Unique to Srishti, these core dimensions of excellence contribute to our ability to deliver the promise of building creative competencies that are ahead of the curve.

Programs & Pedagogy

Our academic programs reflect the breadth of our vision. We are committed to catering to the whole spectrum and ecosystem of capabilities. Our programs offer opportunities to make a creative impact at different levels of practice through capabilities developed in the areas of law, environment and policy, media art and sciences, education and development, and business and the humanities.

The process of creative impact making is interdisciplinary and draws upon the disciplines of art, design, and technology synthetically. Conventional perspectives to sense-making, problem-framing and envisioning are complemented by new methods and approaches that are informed through the intersections of art, design, and technology.

Srishti’s formative matrix of highly skilled art & design professionals, educators, scholars, researchers and a vibrant and engaged student body is deeply networked with local, regional and global communities. Dynamic exchanges with various networks ensure that the pedagogies offered through our programs are constantly renewed by our connections with these networks. We actively support and encourage the development of networks across a range of disciplines and that forge relationships, augmenting the impact made through our academic programs.

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Programs

This school also offers:


M.A. in New Humanities and Design: Specialisation - Technology and Change

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The last few decades in India have been characterized by major transformations in the economy, culture, politics, environment, and technologies. Liberalization and the IT revolution have brought economic prosperity to certain sections of the population against the backdrop of continuing acute poverty, as well as serious contestations over the nature of development in the country. Much of this change has been driven by technological development and intervention, which in India, like much of the global south, is characterized by both state-driven and corporate machinery as well as indigenous creativity and improvisation. [+]

M.A. in Technology and Change

The goal is to enable potential researchers and practitioners to investigate and critique the nature of social change, technology and development in India using a range of interrelated perspectives, creating an intellectually exciting environment for research.

The last few decades in India have been characterized by major transformations in the economy, culture, politics, environment, and technologies. Liberalization and the IT revolution have brought economic prosperity to certain sections of the population against the backdrop of continuing acute poverty, as well as serious contestations over the nature of development in the country. Much of this change has been driven by technological development and intervention, which in India, like much of the global south, is characterized by both state-driven and corporate machinery as well as indigenous creativity and improvisation. The unique nature of this landscape demands specific, contextually informed inquiries, which challenge existing paradigms that shape the study of these developments in the West, using diverse methodologies and theoretical frameworks drawn from disciplines such as:... [-]


M.Des. in Human Centered Design

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply an understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards the creation of digital products and services that enhance the user's lives. They will not only, what David Kelly, IDEO says, “Have a dream that goes beyond what exists, rather than fixing what exists”, but also realize this dream. [+]

M.Des. in Human Centered Design

Vision

Human-Centered Design (HCD), broadly, is an approach to solve problems while keeping the concerns of the humans at the center of it. The output of the problem-solving approach could either be a product, a service, a system, or space. HCD is increasingly being used to solve complex problems through the design of digital products, services, and systems. Digital technology is becoming the core of most, if not all, aspects of human experiences. Hence it is vital to not only shape digital technology in ways that benefit each and every human being, but also to critically inquire into the inherent assumptions and their limitations while following a human-centered design approach. The M.Des in HCD at Srishti fosters an independent, self-critical, creative, and focused inquiry into human experiences with digital technology, both existing and emerging. This inquiry is driven by the activity of speculative and critical making with the digital material. The students will develop their own unique practice of human-centered design along the intersections of three paths. Namely,... [-]


M.A. in Art Practices: Specialisation - Animation and Visual Effects

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

Animation and Visual Effects specialization at Srishti at the Masters level nurture creativity and personal expression accompanied by skills strategic to a growing creative industry. It provides a framework for practitioners from diverse fields to enter the world of animation and visual effects and expand its boundaries through their unique perspectives and experiences. This course encourages students to explore and develop personal styles, artistic visions, and voices through their filmmaking practices. [+]

M.A. in Art Practices: Specialisation - Animation and Visual Effects

The attributes of moving image are becoming difficult to define. The lines between live-action, animation, and computer-generated imagery are getting blurred. The course in Animation and Visual Effects encourages innovation in the field of manipulated moving image and finding one’s voice in either personal, artistic or industry environments

Animation and Visual Effects specialization at Srishti at the Masters level nurture creativity and personal expression accompanied by skills strategic to a growing creative industry. It provides a framework for practitioners from diverse fields to enter the world of animation and visual effects and expand its boundaries through their unique perspectives and experiences. This course encourages students to explore and develop personal styles, artistic visions, and voices through their filmmaking practices. It also seeks to provide a broad understanding of animation filmmaking based on independent practice, the industry, and experimentation in the Indian context. Students can choose to work with diverse techniques (2D and/or 3D, traditional, experimental, stop-motion etc.) to develop their abilities as storytellers, visual artists, and directors. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in animation techniques, film language, storytelling, image-making processes and skill enhancement. It also offers opportunities for experimentation, innovation, and creative collaborations.... [-]


M.A. in Art Practices: Specialisation - Creative Documentary Practice

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

This specialization offers a space to engage with social, political and cultural contexts around us through the medium of film. The focus is on continuous making and learning how the techniques of filmmaking can be employed creatively to tell stories about real people places and events, through one’s own subjective viewpoint. [+]

M.Cr.A. in Creative Documentary

This specialization offers a space to engage with social, political and cultural contexts around us through the medium of film. The focus is on continuous making and learning how the techniques of filmmaking can be employed creatively to tell stories about real people places and events, through one’s own subjective viewpoint.

Key Values in the Curriculum Exploring personal vision and position Ethical and responsible image-making Questioning the notion of reality Reflecting upon the human condition Course Structure Studios & Labs: Immersive spaces and forums that foster making, experimenting, conversations, thinking and a sense of being. Workshops: provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Seminars: provide a space for investigating a particular idea, topic, praxis through reading, writing, making and discussion. Independent Studies: are undertaken in an area of student interest with minimal mentoring through specially designed study units. Internship: provides students an opportunity to use multidisciplinary skills and learning acquired during the course of study and obtain professional inputs that complement academic learning. Electives & General Studies: Engagement outside the disciplinary framework, that allows for extension, building connections and broadening worldview through liberal arts modules. Click here to read more about the General Studies Program >> Self-Initiated Projects: An end of semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research/ inquiry in a chosen topic. Interlude (Open Elective): is a space for a practical engagement related to a relevant field of study that is creative, reflective and extensive. Capstone:... [-]

M.A. in Art Practices: Specialisation - Curatorial Practices - Film, Media and Visual Arts

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

Specialisation in Curatorial Practice: Film, Media & Visual Arts is a two-year, full-time program designed to develop professional and academic excellence in the field of curatorial practice and theory. It is the first of its kind in South Asia, developed in collaboration with various arts and cultural platforms in the region. The program is founded on the premise that curatorial work requires a wide-ranging understanding of history, philosophy, aesthetics, and theory along with research and writing skills, as well as the more practical aspects of exhibition making and programming. [+]

M.A. in Art Practices: Specialisation - Curatorial Practices - Film, Media and Visual Arts

Masters students in conversation with Bose Krishnamachari, artist, curator, and founder of the Kochi-Muzeris biennale.

Specialisation in Curatorial Practice: Film, Media & Visual Arts is a two-year, full-time program designed to develop professional and academic excellence in the field of curatorial practice and theory. It is the first of its kind in South Asia, developed in collaboration with various arts and cultural platforms in the region. The program is founded on the premise that curatorial work requires a wide-ranging understanding of history, philosophy, aesthetics, and theory along with research and writing skills, as well as the more practical aspects of exhibition making and programming. The program specifically responds to the historical, political and cultural contexts of South Asia, and aims to generate thought-lexicons relevant to the region. The mode of learning includes a combination of taught modules, workshops, seminars, studios, and individual research/practice. Candidates on the program will be expected to execute an independent curatorial project or produce a substantial monograph/dissertation in the final semester. The course enables an understanding of the arts and culture ecology to equip professionals to work within the cultural and creative sectors as curators, researchers, gallerists, policy makers, consultants or entrepreneurs. Emphasis is placed on the requirements of our in-flux contemporary worlds, which demand inter-disciplinary methods and creative thinking, to address social and political issues through artistic and creative practice.... [-]


M.A. in Art Practices: Specialisation - Public Pedagogy and Art Practice

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

Public Pedagogy and Art Practice brings together a rich set of public practices from- cultural activism, public art, experimental pedagogy, community based art, socially engaged art, public acts/ performances, to internet based public art. The course enables creative practitioners to educate, inspire, and catalyse social action. [+]

M.A. in Art Practices: Specialisation - Public Pedagogy and Art Practice

The program in Public Pedagogy and Art Practice at Srishti brings together a rich set of practices from cultural activism, public art, urban and rural studies and the study of local knowledge systems into an emerging area of study that looks at traditional and contemporary public creative practices that are used to educate, inspire and provoke a larger public. These forms draw from a diversity of public engagements, evoke the absurd, catalyse agency for social action and emerge from many different sites of on-the-ground experimentation. They are community based, multi-age and focus on social transformation that challenges mainstream elite forms of knowledge production. The program takes learning back to the street by understanding practices and practitioners that have rejected the exclusive institutional structures, focusing instead on peoples’ science, peoples; medicine, peoples’ history and peoples’ education.... [-]


M.A. in Design Practices: Specialisation - Design in Education

Campus Full time July 2018 India Bangalore

MA Design in Education proposes 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 complexity & systems thinking, slowness and mindfulness practices. It is conceptualized to provide opportunities for professionals to nurture a design sensibility in the new and emerging areas such as maker spaces, within universities and colleges who are providing design-based degrees, and as a stepping stone for individuals wanting to lead NGOs, CSRs and other institutions that intersect development and education. The course is relevant to anyone currently working in areas concerned with communities of learning be it government and civil services, education providers, policy makers, foundations working with CSR, edupreneurs both in formal and non-formal sectors, teachers and heads of department in schools and colleges, educational start-ups and NGOs. It includes practitioners in allied educational fields such as museums, interpretation centres, galleries, zoos, publishing houses and content designers for textbooks and other educational materials. [+]

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 realities and opportunities to spearhead both transformations for themselves 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 specialization in Design in Education as a learning opportunity for professionals who seek to meet the dynamic and changing needs of learning societies and a vehicle for supporting their critical and reflective practice. Therefore, the vision is to develop professionals in education and allied fields of learning who are:... [-]


M.A. in Design Practices: Specialisation - Experience Design

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 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, the industry needs an 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. [+]

M.A. in Professional Practice in Experience Design

The vision of this specialization is to create qualified digital interaction and experience designers who can think critically and creatively about the future of interaction design.

This course has the following industry partners.

Modes of Learning offered by the specialization in Experience Design course Course Structure

The curriculum comprises of different ways of learning as follows:

Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems.

Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines.... [-]


M.A. in Design Practices: Specialisation - Game Design and Development

Campus July 2018 India Bangalore

Srishti offers Game Design and Development specialization at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with passionate academics and industry experts to develop their abilities as game designers, gameplay programmers, and narrative designers. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in game design, game programming, game art and aesthetics, user experience design, narrative design, storytelling, level design, the business of games, image-making processes and skill enhancement. We also offer opportunities for experimentation, innovation, and creative collaborations. [+]

Vision

Game Design and Development specialization at Srishti provides a holistic approach to game design and development. The Game Industry is diverse and rapidly growing and attracts technologists as well as artists to its hold. It offers exciting creative and technological challenges and rewarding careers to motivated graduates in an industrial sector as well as in the independent game design sector. Our curriculum is focused towards developing, both your artistic sensibilities and technical skills.

Srishti offers Game Design and Development specialization at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with passionate academics and industry experts to develop their abilities as game designers, gameplay programmers, and narrative designers. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in game design, game programming, game art and aesthetics, user experience design, narrative design, storytelling, level design, the business of games, image-making processes and skill enhancement. We also offer opportunities for experimentation, innovation, and creative collaborations.... [-]


M.A. in Design Practices: Specialisation - Impact Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

Market-driven businesses that bring together, Business Strategy, Design Thinking, Execution, Leadership, inclusive ownership and Capital can be a decisive force to bring an end to global poverty, ultimately creating a new gentler capitalism for more purposeful lives. [+]

M.A. in Professional Practice in Impact Entrepreneurship

Market-driven businesses that bring together, Business Strategy, Design Thinking, Execution, Leadership, inclusive ownership and Capital can be a decisive force to bring an end to global poverty, ultimately creating a new gentler capitalism for more purposeful lives. These businesses need leaders who are empathic yet professional, caring yet focused on sustainability, flexible and adaptable in thinking yet focused on implementation and operations and infuse a sense of purpose and meaning in the organizations they lead.

Overview

The specialization in Impact Entrepreneurship course is unique in that looks to bring business and design thinking together in an incubation framework. It seeks to create the next generation of design-led Impact Entrepreneurs to solve some of the big social problems that the world faces.... [-]


M.A. in Design Practices: Specialisation - Visual Communication

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 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 specialization in Visual Communication 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 explore and experiment with... [-]


M.A. in New Humanities and Design: Specialisation - Environment and Society

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The MA program in Environment and Society aims to critically examine the interrelationships between humans and their environment. We seek to understand how people and communities view and transform the world around them, and are in turn shaped materially and culturally by their environments. [+]

M.A. in Environment and Society

The MA program in Environment and Society aims to critically examine the interrelationships between humans and their environment. We seek to understand how people and communities view and transform the world around them, and are in turn shaped materially and culturally by their environments. This program encompasses research areas that includei) Development and Progress,ii) Rights, Equity, and Justice, andiii) Ecology and Resilience.We use transdisciplinary methods and perspectives drawn from the natural and social sciences to approach and navigate complex contemporary nature-society issues. Ultimately, we aim towards imagining, conceiving and designing for healthy societies and ecosystems that are well-integrated, adaptable, and sustainable.... [-]


M.A. in New Humanities and Design: Specialisation - Indian Thought and Practices

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The specialization in Indian Thought and Practices is a structured and intensive study with a substantial component of individual research. This program opens up new ways of entering the inquiries and practices of different Indian traditions. Both pedagogy and research will center on the learner as a seeker, an apprentice, who will be guided by a practitioner. [+]

M.A. in Indian Thought and Practices

The specialization in Indian Thought and Practices is a structured and intensive study with a substantial component of individual research. This program opens up new ways of entering the inquiries and practices of different Indian traditions. Both pedagogy and research will center on the learner as a seeker, an apprentice, who will be guided by a practitioner. The search may not necessarily take the form of a theoretical treatise. It may be a work of art, a poetic performance, and a meditative intervention.

The program prepares the students with skills to be independent researchers, undertake scholarly work, publish and pursue further research-based programs. Practitioners of different arts, craft and science would be able to deepen their pursuit through interdisciplinary inquiries into Indian traditions. It allows students to produce research-based creative outputs such as paintings, illustrations, musical compositions, performances and others as part of their study. Course Structure Seminar ... [-]

M.A. in New Humanities and Design: Specialisation - Public History and Heritage Interpretation

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The Srishti MA in Public History and Heritage Interpretation offers students a program 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

What values can the past bring to the fast-paced and swiftly changing present? How can we discover and interpret where the roots of the present lie? The contemporary moment offers us new opportunities and new technologies with which to explore the historical, bring to the fore people’s experiences of the past, and through that new understanding recreate and present new perspectives on heritage.

We envision the Public History and Heritage Interpretation as an opportunity to learn new ways of engaging with historical sites, monuments and institutions and thus address the contemporary challenges of interpreting history. This specialization will empower students to include in their interpretations of heritage the diverse voices that have been ignored so far and so engage with history outside conventional academic practice. This specialization will create professionals who have the ability to transform museums, heritage sites, and archives into spaces that dynamically interpret the past by reimagining history with new technologies.... [-]


M.Des. in Design-Led Innovation

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The Design-Led Innovation program is designed as a better alternative compared to an MBA and is focused on the implementation of design practices as a management capability that drives innovation and business model design in organizations. It is an emerging approach that drives global competitiveness through a deep understanding of the context and the ecosystem. [+]

Vision

The Design-Led Innovation program is designed to create "manager-leader-doer” capabilities in a person, who can implement design practices to drive design innovation and strategy in organizations. It is an emerging approach that drives global competitiveness through a deep understanding of the context and the ecosystem.

If you want to create innovations that users did not expect and are so different from those that dominate the market that people eventually like and are passionate to use; If you want to create solutions that are not only desired but also viable and responsible, then the Design-Led-Innovation program is for you.

The vision of this program is to create innovators who will explore and apply the understanding of human behavior, context, business strategy, and technology towards the creation of innovative and sustainable products and services with the potential to drive positive change individually as well as at a larger social level.... [-]


M.Des. in Design Computation

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

Our program facilitates design and art professionals of the future, who can work in multiple contexts, make complex connections, lead and manage change. We facilitate and inculcate working with autonomy towards a clear self-position, be it as an entrepreneur, a design lead or as an independent creative practitioner. [+]

M.Des. in Design Computation

Vision

Objects that ‘behave’ and ‘communicate’ have rapidly moved from the realm of science fiction to our homes, shelves, and pockets. Products are no longer static but are expected to interact, inform and guide. In a similar vein, data is now available in quantities larger than was imagined in the recent past. Patterns have to be seen and conveyed, often interactively in real-time.

We facilitate design and art professionals of the future, who can work in multiple contexts, make complex connections, lead and manage change. We facilitate and inculcate working with autonomy towards a clear self-position, be it as an entrepreneur, a design lead or as an independent creative practitioner.... [-]


M.Des. in Digital Humanities

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 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. [+]

M.Des. in Digital Humanities

Students getting to grips with Arduino hardware

Vision

The vision of the course is to encourage potential researchers and practitioners to understand how technologies facilitate the creation, circulation, and reception of knowledge and information, and to explore and critique these concepts through modes of making

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 course seeks to enrich the scope of both design and the 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.... [-]


M.Des. in Earth Education and Communication

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

This course is constructed and delivered with a focus on experiential learning with chosen sites serving as labs. The students develop a contextual framework by extracting and extrapolating from real-time engagement in a specific place with a specific context. In these sites, an exploration is about a hands-on engagement with people and their lives, local flora and fauna and the land itself. [+]

M.Des. in Earth Education and Communication

Students on site, Photo Courtesy: Srishti Films

Vision

The Earth Education and Communication course at Srishti encourages students to get inspired by the relationships they personally form with the natural world as a complex system of interdependence and co-existence amidst survival and sustenance. We observe and investigate the porous boundaries that connect the human and more-than-human worlds with wonder and celebration. Most environmental concerns do not fit neatly into any one disciplinary knowledge system. We place significant value on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary problem-solving.While there are many worldviews and contentious viewpoints in allied fields that deal with environmental issues, in this course we critically inquire into "being human" and if it is possible to achieve a symbiotic relationship with the evolving natural world around us. We see humans as a species powered through centuries of evolution and the environment, a piece in a complex intricate puzzle and not at the top of the food chain or at the apex of power. We choose to ask- As an intelligent species how do we consciously engage with the natural world at work around us? Can we create symbiotic relationships that are driven by the intelligence of the body in its sensorial relationships with life?... [-]


M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with a sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. [+]

M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management

Image showing significant elements of architecture and landscapes in Hoysala, documented during the study tour (Source: SUI-Srishti; Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar)

Vision

This program is one of the two postgraduate programs established under the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. The program is designed to deliver familiarity with international and national, norms and standards of heritage interpretation and management, based on the foundation of the World Heritage Convention. Furthermore, the courses will be driven towards exploring new processes of designing, managing and planning for preserving heritage sites and the surrounding milieu; such that the outcomes will benefit local communities, and nurture creative entrepreneurship within the eclectic cultural landscapes.... [-]


M.Des. in Industrial Arts and Design Practices

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years July 2018 India Bangalore

We facilitate design and art professionals of the future, who can work in multiple contexts, make complex connections, lead and manage change. We facilitate and inculcate working with autonomy towards a clear self-position, be it as an entrepreneur, a design lead or as an independent creative practitioner. [+]

M.Des. in Industrial Arts and Design Practices

Vision

The future of ‘how, why and where things are made’ is rapidly changing with new technologies and possibilities emerging every day. What does this mean for the designer of the future? How can we use the power of new technologies along with the unique tradition of making we have in India to create a new language in design and art?

We facilitate design and art professionals of the future, who can work in multiple contexts, make complex connections, lead and manage change. We facilitate and inculcate working with autonomy towards a clear self-position, be it as an entrepreneur, a design lead or as an independent creative practitioner.... [-]


M.Des. in Information Arts and Information Design Practice

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The Information Arts and Information Design Course at Srishti will explore the idea that all data is narrative. Information is narrative, but with purposefulness. Stories craft our identity, they heal, inform, challenge and are the stuff of which our lives are made of. [+]

M.Des. in Information Arts and Information Design Practice

Vision

We preserve and transmit culture, language and all historical record, whether myth or real, using the power of narrative. Narrative or stories that are not just the oral and the written, but in art, in dance, music, and drama, embracing philosophy, history, politics, the environment and the social sciences.

The Information Arts and Information Design Practices Course at Srishti will explore the idea that all data is narrative. Information is narrative, but with purposefulness. Identity and information environments are intrinsically linked.

Stories craft our identity, they heal, inform, challenge and are the stuff of which our lives are made of. While visualization, interpretation, and communication of data have been largely the focus of the field of Information arts and design around the world, at Srishti we dig deeper to engage with ethics, conflicts, politics, hidden realities and debates around data and information. How can art, design, and technology be used to push the boundaries of information and create points for action? What can traditional practices from different cultures offer to the interpretation of contemporary data? Where can art and science meet to activate alternative research? How does one train at a reflective self in relation to the world to be a storyteller who mines diverse data to arrive at deeper truths? These and more questions serve as a guide map to engaging with and creating within this program. This course is an attempt to explore how to dissolve discipline based... [-]


M.Des. in Public Space Design

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding of the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. [+]

M.Des. in Public Space Design

Participatory action research for solid waste management at Gubbi - Karnataka

Vision

Public spaces are interior and exterior spaces, as well as permanent and impermanent spaces, for movement and passage; encounter and exchange; as well as entertainment and leisure. These spaces go beyond the physical and into the realms of the virtual, social, cultural, and emotional. In India, where tradition and modernity coexist in layered complexity, these spaces include streets and pavements; parks, maidans, and bagaans; railway stations and metro stations; shopping malls and bazaars; exhibitions, museums and gallery spaces. Indian cities face the constant struggle to design, maintain and improve the inhabitation of public spaces and their qualities, not just in urban areas but also in peri-urban areas. A successful and liveable city, therefore, needs to have a network of well-designed and inclusive public spaces.... [-]


M.Des. in Strategic Design & Brand Leadership

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The Postgraduate Program in Strategic Design and Brand Leadership fosters a Design and Strategic Leader with agile professional abilities, who is meaningfully resourceful and process-oriented in the field of design strategy and brand leadership. This program combines the framework of design thinking with branding and leadership skills into a design strategy methodology. [+]

M.Des. in Strategic Design & Brand Leadership Vision

The Postgraduate Program in Strategic Design and Brand Leadership fosters a Design and Strategic Leader with agile professional abilities, who is meaningfully resourceful and process-oriented in the field of design strategy and brand leadership. This program combines the framework of design thinking with branding and leadership skills into a design strategy methodology.

The key differentiating factor in Postgraduate level design strategy program is its leadership building academic component. The course aims to develop leadership capacity by increasing your own understanding of the domain of Design and to close the gap between this understanding and meaningful action. This academic approach makes you a change agent for future challenges in design across cultures and borders. This transformational learning and practice process will enable you to set clear directions for you to move forward in your career. If you enroll in this course with a background or keen interest in a specific domain such as art, design, media, business, economics, engineering, management, finance, you could move towards a focused development plan to augment your career by integrating design thinking and strategic design.... [-]


M.F.A. in Contemporary Art Practice

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The Contemporary Art Program at the Master’s level emphasizes meeting the public ¬– be it in the museum or public square, self-initiated or organized by curators – to create a framework for an individual history of the practice. Dialogues with Srishti faculty, practitioners from around the world, architects, horticulturists, scientists, designers and more develop a platform for building life-long art practices and networks. Making and critical thinking are fundamental to the aims of the program. [+]

M.F.A. in Contemporary Art Practice

Vision

Contemporary Art Practice is changing dramatically.

The creative force of the artist to not only produce artifacts but also to perform and activate has broadened the opportunity for artists to enter diverse fields. Artists react to observations of the world we live in, translating experience into art production and interventions. Merging genres and media –for example drawing with sound recording, or land art with video – creates new contexts for the expanding field of art practice.

The Contemporary Art Program at the Master’s level emphasizes meeting the public ¬– be it in the museum or public square, self-initiated or organized by curators – to create a framework for an individual history of practice. Dialogues with Srishti faculty, practitioners from around the world, architects, horticulturists, scientists, designers and more develop a platform for building life-long art practices and networks. Making and critical thinking are fundamental to the aims of the program.... [-]


M.F.A. in Contemporary Art Practice: Specialisation - Experimental Media Art Practices

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The Master in Creative Arts in Experimental Media Art (EMA) is a field of artistic practice, dialogue, and inquiry that integrates the arts, sciences, and technology. It embeds theoretical and practical experimentation to foster experimental uses of technologies, media, and modalities. The transdisciplinarity of the course encourages collaboration, innovation and sustainable approaches to express and create experiences. [+]

M.F.A. in Contemporary Art Practice: Specialisation - Experimental Media Art Practices Vision

The specialization in Experimental Media Art (EMA) is a field of artistic practice, dialogue, and inquiry that integrates the arts, sciences, and technology. It embeds theoretical and practical experimentation to foster experimental uses of technologies, media, and modalities. The transdisciplinarity of the course encourages collaboration, innovation and sustainable approaches to express and create experiences.

The program is aimed at creative art practitioners interested in a variety of media and modalities. Specifically, the program invites students and practitioners interested in exploring the cognitive, visual, experimental, scientific, interactive, and narrative aspects of the sciences and technology.... [-]


M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration and to protect heritage values. It offers a multidisciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. [+]

Architect, planner, and historian, Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar established and held the UNESCO Chair at Srishti Institute from 2014-2016. In her interview with Shagun Singh of Designwala.org, she shares her thoughts on the need for more sensitive and inclusive approaches towards urban development in Indian cities.

Vision

This program is one of the two postgraduate programs established under the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. The program is designed to deliver familiarity with international and national, norms and standards of heritage interpretation and management, based on the foundation of the World Heritage Convention. Furthermore, the courses will be driven towards exploring newer approaches for designing and sustaining the historic towns and centers, amidst the on-going urban development in Indian cities today.... [-]


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