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PGDIPLOMA

DURATION : 2 Year
The 2-year Post Graduate Diploma in Textile Design allows students to have an in-depth knowledge and exposure about the global textile and fashion industry. The course is centred on understanding the design and aesthetics values through exploring various mediums and techniques such as weaving, printing, surface embellishments, fabric manipulation and non-woven fabric construction techniques. With a good understanding about the textile heritage of the country and strong support of industry-oriented training, students will get to explore varied areas of application, such as apparel, accessory, home furnishings, colour and surfaces, and the wide expanse of handloom and handicrafts traditions of the country. The curriculum is designed so as to equip students to develop creative and innovative design solutions and have a successful career in the field, whether it is as professionals or as independent practitioners.
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SYLLABUS:
  • Basic design fundamentals
  • Basic drawing
  • Material exploration
  • Design process and methodology
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Fiber and Yarn
  • Basic photography
  • Dyeing
  • Fabric manipulation
  • Surface Design for print
  • Fabric construction techniques
  • Weaving
  • Sewing and finishing
  • Traditional Textile of India
  • Printing techniques
  • Material design for apparels
  • Textiles design for space
  • Design management
  • Craft orientation and documentation
  • Design project
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
A student with PG diploma in Textile Design from DOT has career opportunities spread over a wide range of areas, such as fashion and apparel, furnishings and Interior, print and surface design, colour and trim design, and the handloom and handicraft sector. A Textile Design graduate can find employment opportunities with top fashion designer, Indian and international fashion labels and retail brands. Textiles being India’s second largest industry, and having a significant export presence, a textile designer can find employment opportunities with export houses and the mill sector. The wide spectrum of craft traditions provides multitude opportunities for a designer to showcase their creative abilities by engaging with the craft sector, either as an empanelled designer or as a freelance designer. A student graduating this course will have a holistic and market focused understanding about the creative aspects of the course that enables them to be an independent designer and entrepreneur or even a textile artist.
The 2-year Post Graduate Diploma in Film and Video Design allows students to have an in-depth knowledge and exposure about communication design and visual story telling with video as the primary medium. The course is centred on understanding the design and aesthetics values of creating an effective video/film at the same time making sure that the message reaches the target audience. With a good understanding about the theoretical as well as technical aspects of film-making, the student develops holistic conceptual abilities that are adaptable to changing technologies. The curriculum is designed so as to equip the students to develop creative and innovative design solutions and have a successful career in the field, whether it is as professionals or as independent practitioners.
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Syllabus:
  • Film theory
  • Creativity and mind mapping
  • Colour and composition
  • Film language
  • Photography
  • Direction
  • Script writing
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Sound design
  • Production design
  • Acting workshop
  • Visual effects in films
  • Product management and budgeting
  • Diploma project
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The digital era has opened up opportunities for film-makers. With digital formats replacing celluloid, the students with PG diploma in Film and Video Design from DOT will have a wide range of opportunities. Other than the standard path of moving on to make feature films for the film industry, the course equips students to take up careers in advertising, television, online content etc. A student can find opportunities in a number of leading production houses that produces ad films for reputed companies, thereby gain expertise to work in the direction or production department. If the student has specific interest towards creative writing, then he/she can find umpteen opportunities to work in the creative team of a number of leading advertising agencies, starting as a copywriter and work towards developing brands, writing scripts, developing campaigns and building brand identity. In television industry, there is a heavy demand for young film and video graduates to work as promo producers. All leading channels in news, entertainment, sports etc. are constantly looking out for talented film and video graduates who can develop promotional films for their content (shows, series, events etc.). Such opportunities are now opened up in digital channels and OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon prime, hot star etc. Students graduating this course will equip themselves with all required skill sets to make a well designed and professional video/film. They will also have a holistic and market focused understanding about the creative aspects of the course that enables them to be independent video/film maker or even an entrepreneur.
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