Following all creative people’s common belief that “an Idea doesn’t have a time or place”, WUD doesn’t restrict teaching to walled spaces. It encourages students to receive knowledge from nature and human contacts hence all open and closed spaces can be classified as convertible learning spaces.
This form of learning stresses on innovation and exploration. Learning by doing as the main method of teaching, WUD provides its students with industry relevant updated resources and facilities. Studios and workshops are open for long hours with assistance provided for students to work on their creations. Students enjoy formal and friendly discussions with regular & visiting faculty members and visit interesting places, sites and exhibitions. The university offers guidance and required support for participating in national and international design competitions.
INDUSTRY CONNECTS & PLACEMENTS
WUD faculty maintains powerful alliances with employers and industry partners that enable students to leverage opportunities to showcase their acquired skills. Multiple MOUs have been signed with some of the best studios in the country. This associations help explore the possibilities for placements, industry projects, and internships for better career growth. WUD offers assured placement and entrepreneurial support through partner companies, industry network & incubation centre.
WUD is a member of ADI (Association of Designers of India) as also a member of CUMULUS (International Association of Universities & Colleges of Art, Design & Media) giving it access to alliances with over 250 member institutions across 54 countries.
WUD considers international exposure as a quintessential part of design education and intends to provide abundant opportunities to its students to explore and experience the various nuances of this facet of education. Such exposure enhances a students' personality and broadens the vision. WUD has plans of signing multiple MoUs with leading educational institutions across the globe to facilitate a constant exchange of students, scholars, research topics on every subject; of students making study visits and joining immersion programmes at these universities and organisations on a short term or periodic basis to enhance their skills and expertise.
Some MOUs are already signed and exchanges already happening with –
University of Huddersfield - recognized as a gold-rated University by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF),UK.
Oxford Brookes University - ranked amongst the world’s top universities in 15 individual subject areas including art and design.
University of the West of Scotland - ranked amongst the top 3% of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.
Emily Carr University of Art & Design - Canada’s top design university ranked 9th in the World by Red Dot Design Award in 2015 placing them within the "top ten Design Universities in the Americas and Europe".
Vancouver Film School - Canada’s Premier Entertainment Arts School and a recognized world leader in entertainment arts education with internationally renowned alumni.
École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT) - is a 130 year old institution that is considered the leading textile trainer responsible for educating 75% of all Masters in textile in France.
Besides exchanges, WUD also invites professors of Design from around the world to come and teach at WUD. In the last year alone Prof. Mark Watson from RMIT Australia and Prof. Joel Peterson from Swedish College of Textiles have held workshops of up to 2 weeks at WUD.