Master of Design (M.DEs)
Program Overview

The M.Des program at D Y Patil University is designed to delve deeper into the realms of design innovation, strategy, and research. It challenges students to push the boundaries of traditional design thinking to create impactful, sustainable solutions. The program leverages advanced design methodologies, critical analysis, and the integration of technology to prepare students for leadership roles in the design industry.

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Intake: 20
Design (UI-UX)

Focuses on creating intuitive and aesthetically pleasing interfaces that enhance user interaction and experience.

Visual Communication Design

Emphasizes the strategic use of visual design to communicate and influence effectively across various media.

Furniture Design and Interior Design

Combines aesthetic design with functionality to create furniture and interior spaces that are both innovative and practical.

Fee Structure

Annual Fee: ₹2,00,000

Eligibility Criteria
  • Nationality:

    The program is open to Indian Nationals.

  • Academic Qualfications:

    Applicants must meet the academic requirements similar to the B.Des program or hold a relevant bachelor's degree, adhering to the regulatory authorities norms.

  • Professional Portfolio:

    A well-documented portfolio showcasing remarkable achievements in design and other creative fields is essential.

  • Entrance Exam and Assessment:

    A valid score in UCEED/NID or an equivalent entrance examination. Evaluation of the portfolio and achievements in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities will be considered alongside SSC, and HSC examination marks, and performance in a personal interview.

  • Entrance Compliance with Regulatory Bodies:

    Adherence to the norms set by respective regulatory authorities (UGC, AICTE, PCI, COA, MSBTE, DTE, etc.) is mandatory.

Program Highlights
Career Prospects:

Graduates are positioned to lead in fields such as UX/UI design, visual communication, and sustainable interior design, contributing to industry innovations and sustainable practices.

Career Path:

The program prepares students for senior roles in design, including creative director, UX strategist, and interior design consultant, empowering them with the skills to lead design projects and teams.

  • Understanding user perception and processing for enhanced experiences.
  • Visual perception principles for cohesive and intuitive interfaces.
  • Incorporating color theory, typography, graphics, and illustrations for appealing designs.
  • Effective use of microcopy for user understanding and engagement.
    • Implementing various UI controls and patterns.
    • Designing for all users, including those with disabilities, ensuring usability.
    • Designing and testing prototypes across different levels of fidelity.
    • Structuring content for clarity and consistency.
    • Organizing content for easy navigation and comprehension.
    • Evaluating existing content to inform information architecture decisions.
    • Methods like alphabetical, chronological, and topic-based organization.
    • Designing effective navigation systems for user guidance.
    • Creating clear error messages for user problem-solving.
    • Practical experience demonstrating design mastery.
    • Understanding perception and cognition in visuals.
    • Study of visual symbolism and communication.
    • Advanced Typography
    • Layout Design
    • Color Theory
    • Image-making
    • Branding and Identity Design
  • Web Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
    • Design Thinking
    • User-Centered Design (UCD)
    • Design for Social Impact
    • Storyboarding and Narrative Development
    • Sequential Art
    • Cinematography and Film Editing
    • Project Management
    • Professional Ethics and Standards
    • Portfolio Development
    • Advanced topics like data visualization, experiential design, game design, or augmented reality.
    • Culminating project demonstrating mastery of visual communication concepts.
    • Practical experience demonstrating mastery of design skills.
    • Evolution of furniture and interior design styles
    • Influence of design movements on contemporary practices
    • Materials properties, sustainability, and manufacturing techniques
    • Joinery, upholstery, and finishing processes
    • Concept development and ideation
    • Ergonomics and human factors
    • CAD/CAM software skills for modeling and prototyping
  • Space planning and organization
  • Lighting design, acoustics, and environmental considerations
  • Integration of furniture and fixtures
    • Color theory and psychology
    • Textile selection, patterns, and textures
    • Materials sourcing and lifecycle analysis
    • Energy efficiency and waste reduction
    • Client communication and project management
    • Budgeting, procurement, and installation
    • Legal and ethical considerations
    • Energy efficiency and waste reduction
    • Integration of technology in design
    • Innovative materials and fabrication methods
    • Cultural influences on design preferences
    • Inclusive and accessible space design
    • Creating a professional portfolio
    • Presentation skills for client communication
    • Practical experience demonstrating design mastery