Schools & Disciplines

At Srishti we strive at creating a learning environment that is person-centric. What this means is that students are given the freedom to choose from a wide variety of courses, build their own portfolio based on their inclinations and strengths and use this to develop as creative practitioners of the 21st Century.

While student navigation is encouraged our courses are created to encourage and foster both disciplinary knowledge, skills and thinking and also value complexity through inter-disciplinary projects and charettes.

Our faculty come from three schools which are

1. School of Media, Arts and Sciences (SMAS)

The pedagogy at The School of Media, Arts and Sciences is designed to nurture critical thinking and social consciousness in the next generation of artists and communicators. Programs offered exist at the intersection of the arts and sciences, and are informed by traditional and contemporary art practices. Creative thought and imagination are nurtured through a multitude of pathways within the disciplines of contemporary art, film, digital media art and experimental media art.

From traditional classroom based learning through studios and workshops, and interactions with artists in residence during the interim semester, The School of Media, Arts and Sciences is a fertile ground for collaboration and trans disciplinary practice. Students are engaged in rigorous processes of experimentation, invention, study and expanded use of emerging and DIY technologies.

By focusing on nurturing minds that can re-imagine the past, forge new connections in the present and responsibly imagine the future, The School of Media, Arts and Sciences celebrates diverse forms of storytelling and abstraction.


2. School of Design, Business and Technology (SDBT)

At School of Design, Business & Technology (SDBT), we believe that Design links creativity and innovation and shapes ideas to create practical and attractive propositions for all/people. We describe design as creativity deployed to a specific end.

Design process involves the successful linking of creativity and innovation.  Technology is a key enabler of innovation and business is a key driver of success. 

The environment that we inhabit is a combination of products, services and systems that make it possible for us to live in individual comfort as well as coexist. The products that we use are invariably part of a larger service and system. The design process requires a holistic understanding of people, their needs and aspirations in the context of the larger system.

Uniquely positioned to help understand and interconnect dependencies between People, System and the Environment, the process enables innovation through immersion, envisioning, making, co-creation, validation, and deployment.

The School of Design, Business & Technology is rooted in the convergence of society, culture and business; and aims to empower one to design for the real world. We nurture creative integrity, sustain an independent practice and facilitate the creation of good business frameworks.

The school engages with centers, disciplines and studios, for expressive, experimental use of cutting edge technologies. We offer opportunities to engage with industrial design, spatial design, visual communication and strategic branding, user experience and interaction design, as well as system and service design. 


3. School of Continuing, Open and Professional Education (SCOPE)

Srishti’s School of Continuing, Open and Professional Education is committed to the advancement of lifelong learning and to the provision of open access to high quality educational resources.

The school aims to create learning opportunities for practitioners to develop and extend their practice towards their personal and professional growth.

Programs are designed to provide learning that is flexible, diverse and available at different times across geographical boundaries. Opportunities are offered for practitioners to re-engage with learning in multiple ways, paced to keep up with the demands the world of practice.


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