Master of Design

Stream Design
Course Type Master
Duration 2 Years

A postgraduate programme in design, Master in Design can range from two to two and half years. A multifaceted course, it can be pursued in a number of disciplines, such as product design, transportation design, furniture and interior design, ceramic and glass design, toy design, graphic design, animation, film and video communication, exhibition design, textile and apparel design, fashion design, apparel design and merchandising, new media design, software and user interface design, information and digital design, and accessories design among others.

Admission prerequisites and selection of colleges depends on the specialization chosen by a student. For example, product design is offered at various IITs, fashion design, graphic design etc at NIFT, NID etc. Also, while product design may require an engineering background, fashion and graphic design do not. Hence, students need to carefully plan for their masters. Nearly every master in design course requires undergraduate results, as well as aptitude tests and an interview to judge applicants. With the growing popularity of such courses as well as their career potential, students may find that competition is tough not just for admission, but also in the course of their masters and in securing jobs after completing this degree. Hence, it’s pertinent that they weigh their options carefully.

M.Des Entrance exams in India
  • CEED entrance exam
  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam
  • National Entrance Examination for Design (NEED)
  • National Level Entrance Aptitude Test (NLAT)
  • NID Entrance Test
  • NIFT entrance exam
  • School of Fashion Technology (SOFT) Entrance Exam.
  • Accessory Design
  • Architecture
  • Ceramic Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design


  • Interior Design
  • Jewellery & Metalsmithing
  • Knitwear Design
  • Leather Design
  • Multimedia Design
  • Textile Design


Job Types

Colorists,Costume Designers,Cutting Assistant,Design Managers,Designer cum Manager,Dying & Printing Consultant,Embroidery Designers,Entrepreneurs,Fabric Analyzer,Fabric Resource Manager,Fashion Forecasters,Fashion Merchandisers,Fashion Stylists,Graphic Designer,Illustrator,Merchandising Assistant,Outside Sales Representative,Professor,Textile Designers,Textile Laboratory Manager,Weaving Consultants,



Masters Degree in Design needs a full time bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in any design discipline. Some of the eligible streams are like Fashion / Textiles / Accessories / Graphics / Communication). In addition, some other streams like B.A. (Fine Arts), B.Sc. (Textiles & Clothing), B.Tech (Textiles) or Design Diploma from NIFT / NID. There is an all India entrance exam named CEED carried out by IIT. After clearing the test, aspirants can attend the interview.

Entrance Exam - Master of Design
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