Come autumn 2018, you will be able to sign up for a Bachelor of Design degree in Dubai.
The set-up of a new undergraduate institution focused on design has been announced in Dubai. The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) will offer the region’s first undergraduate degree in design, concentrating on products, media, visual arts, management and fashion.
The curriculum will be developed with the support of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The New School’s Parsons School of Design (Parsons) – two of the top five design schools in the world.
The campus, to be located in d3, will be designed by Foster + Partners and will be spread over 100,000 sq ft and accommodate a total of 550 students.
It is also set to have a mega studio, as well as a dedicated space where students will be able to create and showcase their projects.
DIDI will be a private, non-profit educational institution that will be accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The financial investment for the project is estimated to be Dhs270 million, and the first intake of students at DIDI is planned for September 2018.
Fadel Al Ali, Chairman of the board, DIDI and CEO of Dubai Holding said: Dubai Holding said, “The establishment of DIDI is a natural next step following the launch of d3, which is now a regional hub for innovation and a preferred destination for the world’s leading fashion designers and artists.
Students will be able to benefit from this unique location at the heart of the Creative Community at d3, which will provide them with the inspiration they need to innovate and create”.