The curriculum of the Transcultural Design India Studio MDes program is based on a strong relation with business and industry, through collaborative projects, internships and involvement of professional designers and lecturers from the most prestigious Indian and international companies and design studios.
Our industry partners in India are both local and international companies, which supply us with applied projects, staff, and jurors. With their help, we can often offer contacts for internships, and we schedule regular live projects with them. During the live projects, students usually work in teams, solving design problems stemming directly from an applied context, which means their work often sees realization.
The companies are covering all disciplines from product design to interior, graphic, and interaction design. Input from staff and industry-sourced advisors adds an element of guidance that regular industry projects do not benefit from, and define the added value of these projects for our industry partners, and for our students.
During the second half of the study year, the companies take on a mentor role, sending project supervisors to discuss diploma project work with students individually, and guest speakers to illuminate various topics pertaining to design. They also provide the school, throughout the year, with qualified jurors who give input and mark the students work.
Bande apart, Bang Design, Decathlon, Desmania Design, EFD Induction, Fitch, Embrace, Happy Horizons Consulting, Idiom, Isan Khosla Design, Kuliza, Kenwood, Lotus, Lumiplan, Mojo, Poorna Kalsha, Restore, Samsung, Sangaru Design Studio, Studio abd, Tata Elxsi, Tycka