Pearl Academy Partners With Coursera To Give Its Students An Edge In The Evolving Design Industry

New Delhi: Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business and media for 27 years, has entered into an academic collaboration with Coursera to help its students get a broader perspective of the design industry, especially in the wake of evolving external factors. Under the new ‘Coursera For Campus’ partnership, Pearl Academy will deliver job-relevant, on-demand learning to its students. The platform will provide learners access to 3600 + top quality courses created by 200 of the world’s most renowned universities and other industry partners.

With Coursera’s modular learning approach, Pearl Academy’s students will be able to hone and strengthen their fundamentals and problem-solving skills making, them industry-ready and providing better employment opportunities. Beside Design-centric courses, the students will also get access to courses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Sustainability, helping them gain knowledge on aspects that will closely determine the future of design and design applications.

Pearl Academy will provide essential digital skills by integrating Coursera courses as part of the curriculum, in the form of credit-eligible and supplemental learning, at no additional cost to its students. The students will not only get access to key creative courses like Design Thinking, Fashion as Design and Introduction to Typography, but also tech integrated courses, designed to impart skills for the digital age like Basic Elements of Design, Fundamentals of Graphic Design and Introduction to UI Design besides Sustainable Materials Management and Understanding Research Methods.

As part of the curriculum, the learners will also benefit from some of the world’s most popular courses on the platform, like Learning How to Learn and AI For Everyone. While some of these courses will be available as electives, others will be offered for self-development and students will be awarded a certificate for each course completed. All the courses will complement the core curriculum and help build skills to thrive in the fast changing job landscape.

Speaking about the collaboration, Nandita Abraham, President, Pearl Academy, said, “Besides classroom education and hands-on experience, millennials today are interested in self-discovery and learning new things at their own pace. Our collaboration with Coursera opens up limitless opportunities for them and use it to their maximum advantage. As creative and non-creative fields merge, education cannot be compartmentalized, and hence, platforms such as Coursera become extremely significant in helping us deliver a great learning experience.”

Sharing his views on the partnership, Raghav Gupta, Managing Director – India and APAC, Coursera, said, “We are excited to partner with Pearl Academy and open up our global platform to its students. Creative fields such as design are an area of lifelong learning, and creative professionals thrive on learning news things – fuelling the knowledge economy. With the increasing application of emerging technologies in every sector, students need to be equipped to do much more. With our latest offering ‘Coursera for Campus’, we are happy to work with Pearl Academy to offer Skills learning in domains like arts and design and empower them to transform their careers.”

Pearl Academy’s partnership with Coursera is a testimony to its commitment to providing access to some of the best global universities and academicians to its students. The institute facilitates opportunity to its students for international degree options by pursuing courses at University of Derby, Domus Academy, Italy, Torrens University, Australia, and Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague and Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK amongst others.