The Graduate Diploma Program in Design [GDPD] commences with a two-semester rigorous Foundation Program followed by 6 semesters of specialized studies in any of the three disciplines offered in GDPD. The one-year Foundation Program introduces students to the fundamentals of design and helps develop ways of perception, aesthetic sensitivity, understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of design and relationship of design with human senses and emotions, culture, environment and ecology.
Basic design studio courses are augmented by introductory studies in Humanities. This allows the students to develop a world view, understanding of the Indian milieu and the socio-cultural context for Design to operate. The varied inputs over two semesters provide the necessary direction, stimuli, facilities and experience to foster creativity and thereby help each individual discover their own identity and potential. The Foundation Program is the basis on which the remaining design curriculum is built.