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Announcement : DJAD PG-Design for Architecture Entrance Test 2015

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Admission – Design for Architecture :
Admission Procedure :
Admission to Post Graduate Diploma / Certificate Program in Design will be based on a screening of the Application Form and Portfolio, followed by a test and interview.

The Entrance Examinations will test the design aptitude of applicants with the objective of measuring their skills in Analysis, Creative Problem Solving, and Visualisation, in alignment with the digital technology sphere.

The students who qualify for personal interview must present portfolio including original work to the panel of selection jury/judge. Portfolio could include any creative work done by the student (such as drawings, paintings, photographs, films/Videos made by the student, craft work, project, models, written work such as articles, stories, essays, poems, etc.)

PS: Beginning of the Academic Year: December 2015

Application Procedure :
Call for new admissions are announced in online forums and interest groups specializing in Design in India.

Important Days :
1. DJAD PG-Design for Architecture Entrance Test date – 1st Nov 2015
2. Last date for receiving application form – 14th Oct 2015
3. Test Centre – Coimbatore
4. Personal Interview – 2nd & 3rd Nov 2015

Filled in applications along with the requisite fee should be sent to the following address.
D J Academy of Design
Coimbatore – Pollachi Highway
Othakkalmandapam Post
Coimbatore – 641 032
Tamil Nadu, India

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Post graduate – Design for Architecture :
Post Graduate Program in Design for Architecture

Duration :3 Semesters (18 months) with one semester exclusively for Diploma Students opting for two semesters will be awarded only Certificate.

Age : 20 years and above

Eligibility :
A Degree in Architecture or Civil engineering with minimum 2 years experience.

Objective of the programme:The objective is to educate and make industry ready graduates who can visualize and articulate the details of an architectural space in a manner which is aesthetically in harmony with the built environment. It is to empower the aspiring professional architects with holistic knowledge of Design, integrated with the Architecture.

Nature of the programme:The program would be general in nature and would aim at sensitising the candidate about various design aspects related to architecture and coordinating these elements in a unified manner.

Method of Learning: Project based learning supplemented by field visits, discussion sessions and interactions with professional designers, architects and artists.

Method of Evaluation: Open jury system with an eminent critic as the external member.

Semester Structure:
1st semester: Fundamentals and skills
2nd semester: Project application and Internship
3rd semester: Diploma project and Thesis
Courses at a glance

Design Space Fundamentals :
Understanding Space
Design Process
Visualisation skills (Sketching / Painting / Rendering)
Basic Typography
Basic Graphics
Theory of Perception
2D & 3D Form studies/td>

Principles of Lighting :
Lighting and Space
Outdoor & indoor lighting, Fixtures, Lamps
Quality of lighting & Architectural style

Objects in the Interiors and in the Exteriors : Products, Furniture, Table Accessories (including computers, consoles, projectors, screens etc),Ceramics, Glass, Rugs, Craft products
Kitchen interiors, appliances, equipments, accessories, etc, Wall textiles, Wall paper, Sculpturaland decorative artefacts.
Parametric Design/td>

Graphics and Visual Design :
Way finding Signage and Location signage, Visual Design in the open or semiopen spaces,Selection and arrangement of Wall paintings, textiles
Indoor landscaping

Management skills : Management of budgets, costing, timelines, Client interactions, Knowledge of building laws, Presentation technics etc

Diploma Project/ Thesis : The student may specialise in any one of the chosen areas from the above.

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