The Product Design program at TDV prepares students to design products, not for their current needs but also for the future. It goes beyond a mere redesign or styling exercise to questioning the context, use, meaning, and association of each product and its purpose.
The versatile curriculum of the program helps to bring together the concept and values of sustainability, environmental studies, and living traditions which allows it to be among the best bonzer product designing courses in Delhi.
The product design students at TDV follow an integrated approach to the domain in the larger context of India and the world.
The focus of the product design program is to equip the students with tools and techniques, which can help them in becoming better product designer who doesn’t only solve the problem of today but also proposes new ways for the future.
The key focuses area for this programme is upon:
Materials, forms, and manufacturing processes- Since the field involves physical manifestations of design ideas, it is essential to be aware of the materiality and the process of actualization of the ideas.
Materials, forms, and manufacturing processes is a mega course comprising the process of selection and application, technical details, assembly techniques, finishes, and many more.
Product Development- The courses like model making, product ergonomics, prototyping, and other helps students to develop the necessary skills to tackle the most complex product development.
Human-centered design- For the product design students at TDV, the UX and UI become important aids that facilitates design exploration.
TDV offers dynamic verticals in the curriculum which are known to be the bonzer product design courses in Delhi NCR.
Anyone with an eye for detail, who knows how to bring an aesthetic together. At TDV we encourage students who are curious, who are experimental, who see life through design.
The curriculum for a Master's degree in Product design is designed in such a way that for two years, students will become aware of themselves and their values. This gives students the freedom to choose what kind of Product designer they want to become as they evolve.
The product design is offered in a variety of contexts ranging from lifestyle products, public services, and accessories to a range of cross-disciplinary as well as manifestation-independent ones. Students are also exposed to interesting courses like Structure and Kinetics, Packaging… during their education at TDV.
The village modules are intentionally the same for all the programs to ensure the development of the self and the village community.
At TDV, there is a support team of relevant people to assist the villager at every junction, each villager charters their learning path which is custom-made for them with a great mix and match of experiences, projects, and tools.
There are plenty of opportunities for students after graduating as Bachelor of Product design. A student can choose to engage in their career as:
The Master in Product design is a postgraduate programme in which students gain in-depth knowledge and perspective of the field Product design. It prepares the student to design products, not just for the current needs, but also products and systems of the future. It moves beyond a mere redesign or styling exercise to questioning the context, the use, the meaning and associations of each product and its purpose. The students question the brief, digging deeper to uncover the core problem or undefined need and then set out to solve that through product design interventions.
The admission process at TDV involves the following steps -
An end to end, integrated understanding of Product design -
The curriculum of The Design Village questions the stereotypical definitions of Products and its education of being taught in isolation. It offers the programme in context with other design fields and events/changes occurring in the world through offering innovative electives shared with other design fields. The Product designing Course at TDV also helps to understand the making, marketing, manufacturing and communication of products in context with factors affecting the world like sustainability, big data and much more.
Students who choose to pursue a Master Course in Product Designing receive a recognized master of Design degree. The course fee is INR 11,50,000 for two years and includes the tuition fee for an international semester. Other than this students one time fee for Registration, Security and Summer school security are applicable. Upto 100% Scholarships and funding options are available.
The course duration is 2 years.
Students will go through a course in Product Ergonomics to better understand the ergonomic functions of a product and how one could tweak the design to make the product better adaptive to audiences. They work on detailing and finishing through constantly exploring and making prototypes throughout the process. They also are exposed to interesting courses like Structure and Kinetics, Packaging... during their education at TDV. Through 10 design projects the students are encouraged to apply this learning and much more while working with real world problems and clients. In addition courses like Implications of Design, Visual Aesthetics, Conflicting concerns, Context Mapping, Design for values, and many more are offered as electives alongside.
We have seen that fresh graduates can expect a starting salary range of INR 35,000 - 60,000 per month, depending on the brand and the opportunity. Mid level professionals (5 yrs -10 years) are likely to be in the salary range INR 60,000 - INR 100,000. Professionals over 10 years of experience can command salaries upto INR 150,000 - 200,000.