There is a demand for capable and skilled professionals across the spectrum of emerging creative industries in India. The 3-Year Undergraduate Program at Srishti Manipal comes at a critical and opportune time to bridge this gap between the demand and supply of skilled professionals. The program prepares a creative workforce that meets global standards by introducing structured, skill-based and vocation oriented courses.
The 3-year Undergraduate Program is based on the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) levels 4, 5, 6 and 7. NSQF is a nationally integrated education and competency based skill framework that provides for multiple pathways for students in each discipline.
The program is designed to be industry focused at every stage. It is streamlined and focussed towards developing the professional capability of each student towards being employable. Each of the three years develops the student from a skill based learner at the end of year one to an industry focussed professional at the end of year two to an industry ready professional at the end of year three.
In year one it takes the form of the Industry Exposure - a brief visit to studios, offices, work centres, factories, production units and live working situations in order to orient the students towards a first hard experience of professional life.
In year two the student joins the industry as part of a 12 week apprenticeship program, where they work in discipline specific industrial setups and get their first taste of professional life.
In year three - the students conclude their training with a Capstone project that is also working in a real world industrial context for an entire semester.
So, by the end of 3 years the student not only learns professional and technical skills, but has already worked in the industry twice over and enters professional life with additional experience, affirmation and focus.
This program is unique in how it engages with the industry; not only does it prepare students with a specific focus for a future life in the creative industry, but also includes industry partners in creating a curriculum relevant to industry requirements - bringing the industry into the classroom and vice versa.
DIGITAL FILM MAKING
This course is envisioned to provide opportunities to students in the fields of direction, editing, sound recording and design, cinematography and production design. The three years of this course align with the Levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 of NSQF guidelines and creates skilled employees for the Media and Entertainment sector.
This course trains students in design, merchandising, productivity and entrepreneurship, to create business-ready design practitioners. The three years of this course align with the levels 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the NSQF guidelines and creates skilled employees for Textile & Handloom, and Apparel, Made-ups & Home Furnishings sectors.
DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION
Digital Media Production is a practice that uses digital technology in the production and conception of art and design in the fields of animation, game design and visual effects. The three years of this course align with the Levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 of NSQF guidelines and creates skilled employees for the Media and Entertainment sector.
USER INTERFACE & INTERACTION ENGINEERING
This course aims to equip students with skill sets to design and develop desirable and useable user interfaces and interaction designs for products and services, that enhance the overall user experience. The three years of this course align with the Levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 of NSQF guidelines and creates skilled employees for the Information Technology - IT enabled Services sector.
GRAPHIC ARTS & DESIGN PRACTICES
This course focuses on developing skills that cater to the print as well as web and screen-based design industries, animation and motion graphics. The three years of this course align with the levels 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the NSQF guidelines and creates skilled employees for the Media & Entertainment sector.
INTERIOR DESIGN & BUILD
Interior Design and Build focuses on spatial design with sensitivity to materials, processes, cost and users. The uniqueness of the course is that students learn through hands-on making and working in real world contexts. The three years of this course align with the levels 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the NSQF guidelines and creates skilled employees for Construction, Retail, Tourism & Hospitality and Media & Entertainment sectors.