Wednesday, August 27, 2008

International PG Certificate Course in Photography Design at NID

International PG Certificate Course in Photography Design at NID

New Delhi, August 18 : The innovative twin certificate course provides the student with creative and intellectual environment to enable them to develop their personal aspirations within the community of their peers, and broader network of artists, designers and industry professionals. It is intended for graduates who have appropriate background in photography and who wish to undertake further studies in practice, theory and creative interest of photography.

The course has a focus on research, in areas such as history, critique and theory of photography practice, the course is designed in such a way that to equip the students with the advanced knowledge of debates that have shaped the practice of photography and to place their work
in the context of professional practice which is being necessary connsidered by digital world.

The course runs over two semesters (1 year) full-time and offers the opportunity for students to undertake some part of the semester two of their course at University College of Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. And the award will be a post graduate certificate.


Forms and information can be obtained from Academic Office, NID, Ahmedabad directly by sending Demand Draft at any Scheduled Bank payable at Ahmedabad for Rs. 1500/-. Forms downloaded from NID's website, along with required amount of DD drawn in favor of National Institute of Design, payable at Ahmedabad will also be accepted.

National Institute of Design is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions of Industrial, communication, Textile and IT integrated design.

The Business Week, USA has listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian programmes in the world NID is an autonomous institution under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and is recognized by Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India as a Scientific & Industrial research organisation.The institute offers Graduate Programme in Design (GDPD) in its Heritage Campus, Ahmedabad and Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) in its three campuses.


Students coming from a number of different academic backgrounds, including first degree courses in photography and wide variety of other fields including: (BFA/B.Arch/B.Des/B.Litt/Graduation in Commn.Media, Film and TV, Mass Media/or Equivalent/ or Graduates in any discipline with one year relevant industry experience/ creative pursuits). The screening will be based on the assessment of portfolio consisting of photographs or creative expressions demonstrating their conceptual and technical skills. Once shortlisted the students will be called for personal interview.

Selected candidates are expected to have basic equipments such as digital SLR/Analog SLR, required for their work. Specialist equipment and other facilities will be provided by the institute for the course.

FEE for the non- residential course: Rs. 2.5 lacs Overseas travel/stay is entirely optional and will be extra estimated at Rs.25,000 for to and fro travel (from Ahmedabad to London and back ) For residential facility students can opt for NID's Infocity Hostel for which payment for room and mess will be extra and will be extra estimated at Rs.36,000 per annum


Issuing of forms starts from:
August 18, 2008, Monday

Last date for obtaining forms from BOI and issuing forms
by post from NID and NID website:
September 12, 2008, Friday

Last date for receiving completed forms and portfolio of
works by NID:
September 12, 2008, Friday

Interview of selected candidates:
October 14,Tuesdaay

The course starts in November 2008

Program Co-ordinator, PGC-PD
National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007, India
Phone: +91-79-2662 3692/ 2662 3462
Fax: +91-79-2662 1167

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