First Design Degree Admissions Offered For Region’s by DIDI
Dubai: Good news for students of Dubai, because Admissions are now open for the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), where students will design their own Degree Programme, use creativity to solve real-world problems and prepare for future-ready jobs, DIDI officials said on Monday.
DIDI will offer a four-year Bachelor of Design Degree (BDes), with the curriculum designed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Parsons School of Design.
DIDI — a private, not-for-profit establishment — has been accredited by the Ministry of Education and will enrol its first students in Fall 2018, in September. Tuition fees for the academic year 2018/19 have been set at Dh98,000, inclusive of studio fees. According to the 2016 MENA Design Education Outlook report, the Middle East and North Africa region will require 30,000 new design graduates by 2019.
As per Mohammad Abdullah statement, president of DIDI, said: “With such a huge demand for design graduates required in the region by 2019, DIDI will champion talent development to fuel the growth of the industry. We are confident that DIDI will be the design school of choice in the region for the next generation of innovators.”
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