AnantU offers two full-time design degrees at the post-graduate level: Master of Integrated Product Design and Master of Urban Design. Students who have attained a 3-year or 4-year Bachelor’s degree in any discipline are eligible to apply.
Master of Integrated Product Design
A unique two-year programme offered in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, MDes-IPD combines the disciplines of engineering, management and design to train students to develop the student’s ability to analyse any challenge from multiple perspectives and solve for it in a holistic fashion.
Students learn the fundamentals of conceptualising, designing, and creating original products, while also building skills in business planning and professional development, required to help prepare them for future roles as entrepreneurs, designers, design researchers, product engineers, and leaders of front-end innovation teams.
The programme is open to all individuals who have a keen interest in solving problems through design. Those with backgrounds in engineering, design, or entrepreneurship, along with an interest in product design are especially encouraged to apply.
An Innovative Curriculum
The MDes-IPD programme is built around a learning-by-doing model offering traditional and modular courses that draw from design, engineering, and business disciplines. It emphasises independent, as well as, collaborative work, and students produce multiple outputs throughout the coursework.
Preliminary Bridge course
- Foundation course in engineering or design basics
- Product Design
- Design Processes Studio
- Problem Framing Studio
- Final Project Studio
- Interaction Product Design
- Advanced course in design, business, or engineering
Master of Urban Design
The Master of Urban Design at AnantU is a two-year full-time multidisciplinary program offered to graduates from design, architecture, planning, civil engineering, environmental engineering and social sciences backgrounds. It aims to endow students with the analytical, design and communication skills to work within a more substantial framework of social, cultural, political and economic systems and the built environment as a response to rapid urbanization. Students are trained to think, act, and intervene from the intersection of rigorous theoretical knowledge, critical technical understanding, passionate community engagement, and the ability to effectively and powerfully communicate design ideas. The programme is multi-scalar in scope encompassing the study of urban-regional fabrics, infrastructure, networks and flows.