Welcome Message from the MA Design Course Leader

Abhishek Chatterjee

Abhishek Chetterjee, PhD

Course Leader, Design
Hi and Welcome to Design @ LSDM!

Firstly, thank you for your interest towards our Design Program. Much more than a course, it is a diverse and vibrant community of talented individuals, much like yourself, who are dedicatedly involved in redefining the boundaries of design. Through some of their groundbreaking work in key fields such as Product, Communication, and Interaction Design they are showcasing the power and advantage of a contemporarily relevant, and yet, academically rigorous online design education program.

Our curriculum puts emphasis on creating a strong theoretical base, as a grounding for dynamic exploration in practice, both academically and professionally. The theory is complemented by a range of practical work such as simulations, digital and manual renderings, and project-based individual and group exercises that hone design approaches, creative skills, and technical know-how.

The content has been shaped by a world-class group of subject matter experts in Design, with the aim of creating a learning experience that aids in the development of multiform design skills which prepare the students for addressing the ever-evolving demands of the creative industry. Our academic mission is to help enhance the four C’s that underline contemporary design: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration.

The school’s digital learning environment incorporates a student-focused framework that makes curricular content available anytime and anywhere. This is a crucial attribute of our programs because it helps students undertake coursework at their own convenience without compromising other aspects of their life. It also fosters a number of professionally and personally relevant life-skills such as efficient time and resource management, and the ability to do creative research and conceptualisation independently, thereby instilling a critical thinking ethos from the outset.

In each unit, phase, or term, the students are supported by our capable and experienced tutor centre, who help resolve any occurring curricular doubts, and provide relevant and timely feedback on progress and submissions. The school also regularly organises synchronous sessions in the form of labs and forums where students present their ongoing projects and generate informative discussions with peers, tutors, and the course leader.

To conclude, LSDM’s educational resources are aimed at facilitating the students’ creative learning process and guiding them along their academic journey, making it more meaningful and career ready. If you think you have what it takes to be a designer, a smart learner, a creative strategist, and an original thinker, and would like to become a part of our global learning community, do get in touch!

Wishing you all the best for your future.
Last modified: Friday, 21 January 2022, 9:21 AM