M.Des. - M.Design. Master of Design

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Design is the process of creating or executing a work or plan in an artistic
or highly skilled manner. A Design can be a shape, a configuration or a pattern.
Master of Design is a Post Graduate Academic Degree, awarded for a course or a
program in the field of Design. It is abbreviated as M.Des. or M.Design. which
stands for Master of Design or Master in Design. M.Des course encourages design
thinking and imparts a wider perspective towards the thoughts and ideas of
tomorrow. Masters in Design course's curriculum lays emphasis on project work, a
candidates undertakes a design project based on an aspect of his / her
professional practice to date.

Duration - The duration
of Masters Degree in Design is 2 years.


  • Masters Degree in Design requires a full time Graduate from a recognized
    University in any design discipline (Fashion / Textiles / Accessories /
    Graphics / Communication) or B.A. (Fine Arts), B.Sc. (Textiles & Clothing),
    B.Tech (Textiles) or Design Diploma from NIFT / NID.

  • CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design) is an all India
    examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT,
    Bombay), on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development,
    Department of Education, Government of India. The examination tests the
    candidates for visual perception ability, drawing skills, design aptitude
    and communication skills. CEED is a qualifying examination for admission to
    Post Graduate M.Des. programmes at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay;
    IDDC, IIT Delhi; CPMD, IISc Bangalore; design Programme, IIT Kanpur.

  • The candidates who have qualified through CEED are also supposed to
    appear for an admission test and interview.

Master of Design Subjects

Master of Design Subjects vary, depending upon one's chosen field of

Master of Design Specialisations

Accessory Design.


Ceramic Design.

Fashion Design.

Game Design.

Graphic Design.

Industrial Design.

Interior Design.

Leather Design.

Jewellery & Metalsmithing.

Knitwear Design.

Multimedia Design.

Textile Design.

Who can and Who should pursue Master of
Design Degree

  • Masters Degree in Design is especially meant for professional designers,
    fine artist or crafts-person who wish to refine their design skills and
    update their knowledge of current design theories and research techniques.

  • Candidates who want to undertake design / visual art-based research are
    also the most suited for acquiring this degree.

Advantages or Benefits of Master of
Design Degree

  • Master of Design provides, a Graduate with a design project based on an
    aspect of his / her design practice and collaborate with other design
    professionals to critically substantiate and advance their practice.

  • M.Des enables one to become Innovators in their chosen field of

  • Master of Design, if pursued through Distance Education Program,
    provides professionals to up-skill while studying part-time.

  • With M.Des in one's hand, one can go for Ph. D. programme in Design and
    other higher studies.

Master of Design Jobs

Those who have acquired Master in Design Degree are able to hold key positions
in large fashion and corporate houses. Other employment opportunities also
include trend predicting and forecasting, fashion styling, design and management
of fashion brands etc.

Employment Areas

  • Apparel Manufacturers.
  • Banks.
  • Boutiques.
  • Departmental Stores.
  • Design Production Management.
  • Dying and Printing Factories.
  • Fabric Export Houses.
  • Fashion Marketing.
  • Fashion Media.
  • Furniture Manufacturing Units & Accessories.
  • Homes.
  • Hotels.
  • Hospitals.
  • Quality Control.
  • Offices.
  • Restaurants.
  • Research and Development Firms.
  • Textile Laboratory.

Job Types

  • Colourists.
  • Cutting Assistant.
  • Costume Designers.
  • Design Managers.
  • Dying & Printing Consultant.
  • Designer Cum Manager.
  • Embroidery Designers.
  • Fabric Analyser.
  • Fabric Resource Manager.
  • Illustrator.
  • Entrepreneurs.
  • Fashion Forecasters.
  • Fashion Merchandisers.
  • Fashion Stylists.
  • Graphic Designer.
  • Merchandising Assistant.
  • Professor.
  • Textile Designers.
  • Textile Laboratory Manager.
  • Outside Sales Representative.
  • Weaving Consultants.

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