PGP in Design and Creativity
The innate nature of humans is to be creative. In the era of technology, machines will become the workforce. One domain which will always need human visioning and execution is creativity. We help our students to realize their creative nature and utilize it for a professional and societal impact.
The one-year interdisciplinary fellowship in creativity is designed to prepare creative leaders and entrepreneurial artists. We identify young professionals having an appetite for creativity and ambition for impact, and provide them intense exposure to gain a creative mindset and creative managerial skills.
The program is a pedagogical blend of case studies, workshops, lectures, assignments, projects, field visits and more. As faculty, we bring reputed experts in the form of professors, visiting faculty and guest faculty.
The fellowship is spread over 8 terms of 6 weeks each. It consists of core courses, elective courses, and a capstone project. Each course is for 1.5 credits. The classrooms hours are low and you spend more time on projects and entrepreneurial ideas so that you move closer to the industry. By the time you graduate, they are ready to succeed.
The fellowship creates learning outcomes in three domains: creative thinking, creative management, and creative skills. The three domains are synthesized together to enable holistic learning in creativity, while the courses are stitched in a sequence to gain an in-depth understanding for building an impactful creative career.
The fellowship begins in August. Each term is of 6 weeks having a two-week break after 4 terms.
Key to understand the course division:
|1-year Interdisciplinary Program in Creativity|
|Schedule||Program Components and Courses|
|Creative Thinking||Creative Management||Creative Skills||Workplace Suite|
|Term 1||Personal DNA||Strategy and Leadership||Creative Communication||Series of workshops on workplace skills (optional and encouraged for students from all schools): Presentations, MS Excel, Accounts, Networking, Productivity Tools, Language, Frontier Technology and Applications|
|Term 2||Theory of Creativity||Entrepreneurship||Graphic Design|
|Term 3||Design Thinking||Managing the Creative Process OR Design at Scale|
|Term 4||Gamification OR Product Design||Film and Animation|
|Photography OR Data Visualization|
|Term 5||Art, Media, Culture||Digital Media and Technology|
|Ethics and Society|
|Term 6||Digital Marketing OR Material Trends and Technology||Theatre OR Dance|
|Art and Craft OR Music|
|Term 7||Principles of Design||Event Management OR Consumer Psychology||Capstone Project|
|Term 8||Capstone Project||Capstone Project||Art of Narration OR Advanced Creative Writing|
The fellowship prepares young students to become ‘Chief Creativity Officers’. The unique program bringing strategy, management, and creativity together is designed for those who aspire to be:
- Creative entrepreneurs
- Brand strategists
- Creative communicators
- Public thinkers
Towards the end of the fellowship, students work on a capstone project. Those who have an entrepreneurial idea are encouraged to develop their research and business plan leading to incubation at the university. The creative and academic community of the university supports the graduates to pursue their passion and become successful creative entrepreneurs.
If you have an appetite for creativity and ambition for impact, this program is for you. An ideal candidate is one who thinks creatively, enjoys creative activities, and aspires to build an impactful career. Our applicants are:
1. Young creative professionals who want to take a leap in their understanding and professional growth
2. Young professionals who want to shift their domain of work into more creative roles
3. Graduates and final year students who aspire to be a creative professional or entrepreneur
The total tuition fee for the program is Rs 400,000 for Indian citizens and $6,000 for foreign citizens. The hostel fee is Rs 100,000 including meals. The inaugural batch gets a bursary of Rs 100,000 each.
Alumni Funded University
We believe that fee should not be a deterrent for any talented applicant. Our graduates are prepared to be successful professionals. As alumni, they contribute back to the university when they start earning and support the education of their juniors. This allows us to accept talented applicants who cannot afford their education right away. Selections are based on merit and if the student cannot pay the fee, they are supported by alumni funds and contribute back to their juniors.