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Better career prospects for NID’s graduate and Post Graduate courses abroad


National institute of design’s graduate and post graduate courses have better career options within the country and abroad. Some of the promising areas are listed below. Countries coming under European Union have more career and research potential for design courses. IELTS is mandatory for higher education and career. Germany, France, Canada and United States are some of the best destinations. Potential areas include exhibition design, animation, film, interior, ceramic, textile and graphic designs.

Exhibition Design
Exhibition design is concerned with display and the creation of viewing experiences. It is similar to controlled storytelling, and the exhibition designer has to understand a totality of experience. This programme integrates several disciplines such as Communication Design, Industrial Design, and Spatial Design. There are inputs on conceptualization and communication of design concepts, communication theories, visual language, spatial perception and design. The programme involves the development of skills through the study of materials, processes, finishes, and structures. The understanding of technology, human perception, history of design and systems thinking are also crucial components of the programme. The act of display involves the need to collect, having a clear objective, skills in classification, creating a structure, and presentation in an enjoyable manner. The exhibition designer needs to develop all these capabilities, and understand the extent of human interpretation. Students of Exhibition Design work in design studios, architectural firms, for museums, NGOs and the government. Some students go on to set up their own ventures.

Animation Film Design
The art of visual story-telling has been a part of human culture since the beginning of civilization. Animation is one of the many ways in which we tell our stories and communicate with one another.Graduates of Animation Film Design work as independent animators. Some students freelance as storyboard and pre-production visualizers. Others work as art directors, and as part of creative teams in channels such as Channel [V], MTV, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and in multimedia agencies like Tata Interactive, Infosys and other production houses

Furniture and Interior Design
Furniture impacts our immediate living environment breathing life and function into empty spaces. Objects around us become extensions of our bodies and directly affect the quality of life. Through sensitive design, furniture can cater to a variety of human needs. The focus is on learning by doing, with a strong hands-on approach. Students gain a thorough understanding of form, structure, context and material by building workable prototypes in the workshops and labs. A combination of courses, projects and field visits ensures exposure to both the craft sector and mass manufacture. The subjects of waste material, ergonomics, modularity, anthropometry, traditional techniques, lifestyle, manufacturing, and customization are concerns of the furniture designer. Furniture is a large component of interiors, and a good knowledge of furniture helps design interior elements. Furniture design graduates work with small and large manufacturers, trade, craft, retail, display and exhibition.

Film and Video Communication
Film as a medium, is closest to reality, and mirrors every aspect of the human experience.  Film-making is telling a story through moving images. India is rich in living traditions and stories, and provides a vast live laboratory for film-makers.The NID trains film students in the classical film-making tradition and in short films. Film-making is at once at the centre of design, and at the periphery of it. Being in NID, the students grow to become design-informed film-makers. Film-making is multi-disciplinary in nature, involving costume, space, light, camera, graphic design, and furniture. Design as an activity comes together in cinema. The film course introduces communication and social theory, and the language and technology of film and video. Through projects students are exposed to all roles and responsibilities of the film-maker.Films today in India are smarter, stories are better, and technique is on par with the best in the world. India's rich regional cinema lends diversity, and at the same time reinforces the Indian identity through film. NID graduates go on to create ad film, documentaries, feature films, and television content.

Ceramic and Glass Design
The creation of ceramic and glass objects of utilitarian and aesthetic value is one of the oldest activities of human beings. Ceramic and Glass Design takes inspiration from art and craft traditions, as well as modern techniques of mass production.The Ceramic and Glass Design discipline involves both traditional ways of working, as well as a thorough understanding of the industrial sector. In India, the Ceramic and Glass Industry ranges from the large, medium and small scale sectors to village industries. Students of Ceramic and Glass Design work in the sectors of tableware, tiles, sanitary ware, NGOs and the craft sector. There are numerous applications in architecture for building facades, partitions, garden curtains and sculptures. The programme aims to enable the students to work as designers for the industry, the government sector, and other agencies or start their own independent practice.

Textile Design
Textiles are one of human beings oldest creations, and today have a huge range of function and application. Textile design is the understanding and creation of textiles to solve design problems. It involves an understanding of traditional techniques as well as modern mass production methods. The Textile Design programme also provides field exposure to craft and industrial production. There is equal emphasis on both printing and weaving. Students become familiar with both traditional and mass production methods. Students go on to work as textile designers in textile manufacturing, export houses, retail houses, multinational corporations, and design studios. Students also set up their own entrepreneurial ventures or work with craft centres.

Graphic Design
Visual culture is a combination of innumerable messages and images, from past and present. The design of messages, in the form of text, image, and now moving images is the role of the graphic designer. Graphic design plays many roles, as effective information-dispenser, communicator and persuader. Technology and mediums are rapidly changing the way the graphic designer works, but basic principles of good design hold strong. Besides aesthetic considerations, graphic design encompasses contemporary culture, media, research, analysis, and critical judgement. Development of conceptual thinking as well as traditional design skills is given equal emphasis during the course. Graphic design offers different areas of study as such typography, illustration, publication design, identity design, branding, and information design. It covers a range of work, from signage systems to medical leaflets, and educational tools to logos.Graphic design graduates work with leading design studios, in the areas of branding, publication, social communications and other related fields. They could also start their own design studios.

Eligibility for GDPD
Students who have passed or who will appear for qualifying examinations under the Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalents like AISSCE/ IB/ ISC during the academic year of admission are eligible to apply for GDPD.

Eligibility for PGDPD
Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

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