Frequently Asked Questions

College and Program

  1. When was Strate School of Design established/launched?

Strate School of Design is a renowned international design school from France established over 25 years ago. Strate School of Design has a total of four campuses across the globe – two in France, and one each in India and Singapore respectively. Both the India and Singapore campuses were set up in 2017.

  1. What are the programs offered by the university?

    Strate School of Design, Bangalore offers an Integrated Master in Design program. The program incorporates a BSc (3 years) and an MSc (2 years).

  2. What are the different specializations offered for the 5-year Integrated Master in Design program?

    Strate School of Design, Bangalore offers five specializations,

    • Transportation Design
    • Product Design
    • Interaction Design
    • Identity Design
    • Space Design (Upcoming)
  1. What is ‘Meet the Dean’?

‘Meet the Dean’ is your opportunity to have a one-on-one interaction with Mr. Thomas Dal, Director and Dean, Strate School of Design, Bangalore, and get all of your queries answered in detail.

  1. Which degree is offered by Strate School of Design? Is it recognised by the Government of India?

    Strate School of Design offers a 5-year full-time French equivalent to a Master in Design (M.Des.) program. The school awards a globally-recognised French certificate (diplôme de Designer Visé par l’État).

    The school is affiliated with Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Bangalore – a UGC and AICTE approved private university that offers BSc in Design and MSc in Design degrees.

  2. Where will I implement Product Design?

    The Product Design course from Strate enables you to design products that provide cost-effective solutions to real-world problems and for future generations. This could range from common daily use products to exotic ones. You could possibly be the one who designs the next iPhone or creates the next LifeStraw (a water filter designed to be used on-the-go inside a bottle).

  3. What is Transportation Design? What job opportunities can I expect after completing the Transportation Design program?

    By becoming a Transportation Designer at Strate School of Design, you will design vehicles we see and use in our daily life – from motorbikes to trains, cars to boats, bicycles to aircrafts, etc. Your designs should simplify and ease the use of these vehicles to improve the daily life of people.

    Career opportunities include Interior Designer, Exterior Designer, Production Designer, Advanced Concept Designer, Colour and Trim Designer, and Experience Designer.

  4. What does the Interaction Design specialization cover?

    Interaction Design mainly aims at a user’s behaviours and actions during their interaction with a system. The workflow of an airport kiosk when a user presses a button or scans a QR code and the subsequent actions are designed by the Interaction Designer. The Interaction Design specialization from Strate covers the elements of UI/UX design and human computer interaction.

  5. What does the Identity Design specialization cover?

    While purchasing a new product it is the packaging and the branding that attracts the end-consumer. The Master in Design in Identity Design from Strate School of Design, Bangalore equips the designer to mould or redesign a brand identity as a whole. Thus, when an MNC or a start-up plans to launch a product, the identity designer plays a crucial role.
    Please note: The Identity Design course will be offered from 2020.

  6. Is the Space Design program at Strate similar to the Interior Design programs offered by other institutes? What does the Space Design specialization cover?

    The Space Design course offered by Strate School of Design, Bangalore is much more than an Interior Design course offered by most institutes. Apart from designing residential and commercial spaces, you will also be involved in designing public spaces like airports, railway stations, etc.
    Please note: The Space Design course will be offered from 2020.

  7. What is a portfolio? How do I make a design portfolio?

A portfolio is a collection and representation of your best artwork/designs, creative capabilities expected to showcase your style and technique of work. It is used to present versatility indicating various samples of recent artworks. It must include your passions, hobbies, and notable achievements.

You need not have a professional-looking portfolio. We do not assess your compatibility with Strate based on your skillset but on how you speak about your work.

You may refer our Facebook page to see the kind of work we are into and get an overview of the Strate spirit.

For admission, you don’t have to be a master at drawing or possess supreme visualisation skills. The portfolio evaluation is a process to estimate your level and motivations. The evaluation, conducted during the interview with the faculty, is what will get you through the threshold of Strate School of Design.

  1. Is there a hostel facility for students?

    Yes, the school provides hostel facility for native as well as outstation students and shall be charged on Actual. It is located only 50 meters from the school building, making it very convenient for students.

  2. What is the duration of the design course?

    5 years (full-time).

  3. Where is your university/campus located?

    The campus is located at Seshadri Road, Bangalore.

  4. What are the university timings?

    9:30 AM to 5 PM IST.


  1. When can I enrol for the course? Do you permit lateral entry to the program?

    The 5-year Integrated Design program welcomes students post completion of their 10+2 examination in any field from a recognised state or central or equivalent board. Students may also apply post year one or post year two of any bachelor/design program.

    From 2021, students can also apply directly to the Master’s (MSc in Design) program, provided they have a Design and/or engineering background. These admissions will be granted based on their portfolio.

    For more details on lateral entries to the program, call us on (+91) 855-008-0033 or send an email to

  2. I am interested in pursuing the 5-year Master in Design program. Where, when, and how can I apply?

    Please fill the enquiry form and we will contact you shortly afterwards. You can also call us on (+91) 855-008-0033.

Fees and Financing

  1. How much do I have to invest for the course?

    Your investment for the Master in Design program will be INR 7,50,000 per year. This covers tuition fees only.
    Please note: Fees are subject to change.

  2. Is the international study tour/internship included in the fees?

    Strate School of Design may offer scholarships based on the portfolio and financial background of the applicant. An open scholarship plan is currently not available.

    Students may also be awarded scholarships at the end of each year based on two criteria – their performance during the year and their financial background. Scholarships will be re-evaluated every year.

    The school will also assist with necessary documents required to obtain education loan at a bank of the student’s choice.

  3. What’s the payment method?

    The fees can be paid in instalments (semester-wise).

Help and Support

  1. Other ways I can contact the school?

    You can submit the form or use the chat option on the website for any queries you have regarding the college, MBA program, etc. Our representatives will be glad to help you out.


You can contact us at +91-855-008-0033.