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Visual Communications – Introducing a holistic approach to mass communication, media, journalism studies, & filmmaking

Introducing the new Visual Communications course Cindrebay is proud to announce a new course, B.A. in Visual Communication, a refreshing new courseware that combines the best of journalism studies with an added bonus of film making & media studies. This is a golden opportunity for students to make the most of this hybrid course that […]

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6 reasons you should build a career in media & mass communication (& how to do it right)

What is media & mass communication studies? In the most simple definition, media & mass communication studies encompasses the specialization in creating, sending, receiving, and analyzing messages and information to a large-scale audience, through either written or verbal communication.  Also referred to as journalism or broadcast journalism or journalism studies, media & mass communication is […]

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Design checklist – 10 things to confirm before finalizing a design

A design student, a new studio or a 70 year old firm can swear by a design checklist. No matter how little or how many projects one might have handled, it is important to scrutinize all of them before hitting that send button. The quality check process in a studio begins the moment the pencil […]

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#PoV – Our speaker for day 14: Founder of The Busride Studio, Ayaz Basrai

A young generation of designers want to focus on the fun aspect of the craft. Instead of being part of the rat race, they are more inclined in exploring the future built environments, creating utopian designs for films, videos or entertainment, challenge pre-existing notions of design and break away from the stereotypical. Taking this challenge […]

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#PoV – Our speaker for day 13: Author, interior stylist, Founder & former EDITOR-In-CHARGE Livingetc India, Mridula Sharma

A dazzling name in the world of Indian and international design is Ms. Mridula Sharma. With over 25 years of experience and indulgence in the field, she has reviewed and critiqued interior design from around the globe. This allows her an edge into decor and styling interiors. Having authored numerous articles in well known design […]

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#PoV – Our speaker for day 11: Architect, Urban designer and Senior Architectural Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects; Ar. Mariana Cabugueira

Setting a fine example of ‘Dream big and work for it’ is Ar. Mariana Cabugueira, a young designer from Portugal who joined as a Senior Architectural Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects in 2017. Mariana hails from Portugal, studied at the School of Architecture in Lisbon and the Politecnico di Milano. To pursue her design goals […]

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To school or not to school – the design aspirants debate

The notion to ‘Un-school’ is rife amongst millennials and Gen Z. There are good arguments made by both sides regarding the advantages of self learning and the extra edge gained via design schools. Some believe unlearning or self-learning is the way to go forward whereas others assert the importance of design institutions. As is the […]

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Of mood boards and color schemes – creating interior design concepts

Designers often struggle with the idea of how much to deliver before acquiring a new project whereas clients would like to see options and ideas before they can finalize the team. The tussle between what the clients can expect and how much they can give away, before signing the papers, is a real one. This […]

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Exploring temporary interior design – décor and set-up

One thing which I frequently come across as an architect and interior designer is people’s fear of making permanent changes to their living environment. Often, parents and elders are scared to make radical alterations to their homes or offices. Perhaps they are afraid of expensive redesign, losing familiarity with their space or are just too […]

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