In a globally competitive world, it is the quality of design education and research which makes a difference to the quality of goods and services produced in the nation states. The university strives towards creating an atmosphere apt not only for the Design aspirants but also the Design educators. The industry associations of the University work towards achieving this goal.
World University of Design considers international exposure as a quintessential part of design education, intends to provide abundant opportunities to its students to explore and experience the various nuances of this facet of education.Such exposure enhances a students' personality and broadens the vision. WUD has signed MoUs with leading educational institutions across the globe to facilitate a constant exchange of students, scholars, research topics on every subject; of students making study visits and joining immersion programmes at these universities and organizations on a short term or periodic basis to enhance their skills and expertise.
World University of Design has hosted Global events like – Global Goals Jam 2017 which was a global service jam event hosted parallel in 32 cities all over the world. Events like this work towards collaboration within countries and industry and students together.
World University of Design has collaborations throughout the nation with regards to Design. Currently the university has collaboration over projects with the Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage.
It is associated with the National body of Designers in India, the ADI – Association of Designers of India.
It is associated with the Rai Industrial Estate Manufacturing Association. This association has more than 300 industries in it.
WUD also sought guidance from the Startup India during the Global Goals Jam. It has signed various MoU’s with various industries and fellow institutions for further collaboration.
WUD offers high quality trans-disciplinary education with a design foundation at the undergraduate and postgraduate level with a view to build a generation of creative professional designers, capable of serving as agents of change for the growth and development of the diverse and decentralized sectors of various industry segments. The main focus of WUD is to create an enabling environment for Design studies including the higher education structures.
faculties and departments
School of Architecture
School of Communication
School of Design
School of Fashion
School of Management
School of Visual Arts
bachelor level programs
B.Des - 4 years
Lifestyle Accessory Design
Graphic & Communication Design
Animation & Game Design
BBA (Management) - 3 years
Design Strategy & Management
Retail Business Management
BArch (Architecture) - 4 years
master level programs
M.Des - 2 years
MVA - 2 years
Art & Design History
Curatorial Practices in Arts
Contemporary Art Practice
MBA - 2years
Design Strategy & Management
research activity and main areas
The research activities pan across the various schools of Design that World University of Design shelters. Currently the subjects undertaken are, Contour development, Architectural planning and climatic research, Sustainability, Universal Design, Up cycling, Trends in Automobiles, Garments patterning, Systems Design, Ethnographic research of the Rural –Urban divide.
The main areas of research are within the realms of the schools of Design that World University of Design host, i.e. Design Management, Fashion, textiles, Product Design, transportation design, Visual communication, Visual arts, Curation etc.
doctorate level programs
To start in 2019
subject areas for exchange students
Follwing are the subjects areas for Student exchange
1. Fashion, 2. Management, 3. Architecture, 4. Visual Arts, 5. Communication Design, 6. Design.
Application deadlines for exchange programs - 10 June of each year.
The semester dates for an Exchange program is 15 Jan to 30 th May each year.
cost of living per month (studying and living)
Average cost of living for a month - INR. 20000 only.