Workshop on Design Education in India
6, 7 January 2022
Asian Design Education Conference
8 January 2022
Organised by CAAD, ADM, NTU Singapore and IDC, IIT Bombay, India

About

Co-organised by the Centre for Asian Art and Design (CAAD), a research centre of NTU's School of Art, Design, and Media (Singapore) and the IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, this suite of programmes for the design education community aims to foster collaboration and spark dialogs on the future of the field.

A workshop on Design Education in India will be held online on 6th, 7th January 2022 followed by an online conference on Design Education in Asia on the 8th of January 2022

Events

Workshop on Design Education in India
6-7 January 2022

  • Discussions on historical precedents and evolving paradigms including:
    • the current landscape for Design and Media Education in India
    • specific needs of contemporary undergraduate Design curricula
    • teaching and faculty development
    • industry needs and professional requirements

Conference on Design Education in Asia
8 January 2022

Unique opportunity to listen to & interact with leading design educators from across Asia, including China, India, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand

Workshops

Workshop on Design Education in India
6-7 January 2022

The landscape of design and media education is dynamic and changing, evolving in response to pedagogical shifts, exigencies of industry, and the need to pivot to remote and asynchronous online learning. Foundational elements of design education previously covered in post-graduate programmes have been embedded in undergraduate curricula for BFA, BDes, and BTech degrees, and also have a place in skills-oriented technical short courses that provide relevant training for the needs of broadcast media and digital creative industries.  In such a large and shifting landscape, this event hopes to lead a crucial re-examination of the state of design education in India and propose models and strategies for moving forward.

On January 6 and 7, 2022, we will host a two-day Workshop on Design Education in India, which will address opportunities to examine and rethink design education at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. This will include weighing the relative strengths and weaknesses of segmenting discipline-specific courses of study versus crafting universal and trans-disciplinary curricula, as well as the need to address art and design history, heritage, and craft. We will also examine the role of variations in course structure and format including open electives, workshop weeks, study-travel, and cross registration, as well as co-curricular resources like artists’ residencies, museums and galleries, industry partnerships, broadcasting, and publishing. In addition to presentations from leaders in the field, the workshop will include time for participants to brainstorm and propose ideas for their own institutions. Discussions will also address faculty recruitment and development, geared toward growing and sustaining meaningful professional networks in the design education community that enable the productive sharing of resources.

Speakers

Conference

Conference on Design Education in Asia
8 January 2022

The landscape of design and media education is dynamic and changing, evolving in response to pedagogical shifts, exigencies of industry, and the need to pivot to remote and asynchronous online learning. Foundational elements of design education previously covered in post-graduate programmes have been embedded in undergraduate curricula for BFA, BDes, and BTech degrees, and also have a place in skills-oriented technical short courses that provide relevant training for the needs of broadcast media and digital creative industries.  In such a large and shifting landscape, this event hopes to lead a crucial re-examination of the state of design education in Asia.

On January 8, 2022, we will host a one-day Conference on Design Education in Asia, featuring presenters from across Asia, highlighting the trends in pedagogy in their respective institutions, national contexts, and geo-cultural settings, responding to the theme of Design and Media Education in Context. The conference aims to provide a platform for educators to share knowledge on contemporary practices within the design education community, highlighting cultural knowledge from across Asia and its potential influence global design pedagogy.

Speakers from a wide range of Asian countries, including China, India, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Turkey, will present the current design education scene in their respective countries, providing examples. After the presentations, participants will be invited to interact with the speakers in panel discussions, allowing them to gain further insights on pressing issues in design education and consider potential solutions.

Speakers

Schedule


2-day Workshop on undergraduate education in design and media in India

 

  • Day 1: 6th January 2022

    Day 1 – Session 1

    Design and Media Education Landscape and Needs in India

    Universities, programmes, public and private, enrolment, entry requirements, degrees

    Discussions

    Day 1 – Session 2

    Developing undergraduate curriculum for Indian schools of design and media

    IDC and ADM experience / case studies

    Absorption vs leakage

    Discussions

  • Day 2: 7th January 2022

    Day 2 – Session 1

    Teaching and faculty development

    - Training Indian faculty for future needs
    - Faculty internships and faculty development

    Discussions

    Day 2 – Session 2

    Matching the industry/professional needs

    - Are the design and media graduates meeting the requirements
    - Entrepreneurial environment for graduates of design and media

    Discussions

1-day Conference on Design Education in Asia

 

  • Day 3: 8th January 2022

    Day 3: Morning Session
    Speakers from

    . Singapore
    . India
    . Philippines (Cebu)
    . Japan (Kyushu)

    Panel Discussion moderated by ADM or IDC faculty – 30 minutes

    Day 3: Afternoon Session
    Speakers from

    . China (CAFA)
    . Turkey
    . Thailand
    . Indonesia

    Panel Discussion moderated by ADM or IDC faculty – 30 minutes

Contact

Email: caad.idc@gmail.com

Organisers:



Centre for Asian Art and Design (CAAD)
School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) NTU, 81 Nanyang Dr, 637458, Singapore



IDC School of Design
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India

Conference and Workshop Co-chairs:
Prof. Ravi Poovaiah (IDC, IITB) and Associate Prof. Peer M. Sathikh (CAAD, NTU ADM)

Co-convenors:
Prof. Venkatesh Rajamanickam (IDC, IITB) and Karin G. Oen, PhD (CAAD, NTU ADM)