India’s only higher education event with a dedicated focus on careers in the field of Creative Art and Design

Global Art & Design Education Expo 2020

Our 1st edition of the Global Art & Design Education Expo; India’s only higher education event with a dedicated focus on careers in the field of Art & Design, was a huge success. The expo was conducted on October 10, 2020 on a virtual platform.
11 institutes from 4 countries participated at the expo. There were 3 breakout sessions which also included a visual arts masterclass and a panel discussion on ‘Art & Design: Education Opportunities in Ireland’ by Education in Ireland’.

The expo provided a common platform to leading art and design institutes, industry leaders and interested undergraduate and postgraduate students, to interact and benefit, by meeting virtually and getting insights about educational and career opportunities in the field of Art & Design. 550+ students attended the expo.

Check out the upcoming edition of the expo – 2021

Key Highlights

Global Art & Design Education Expo 2020

Institutes Participated


Breakout Sessions


Panel Discussion


minutes - average time spent by students on the platform


+ cities and town from where students participated


+ schools/institutes from where students participated

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Through the interactive sessions, I have now gained a bit of knowledge about the digital transformations in the design field. It is extremely beneficial for the next generation. Thank you for this expo.

Swati Mondal

It was a great experience. I got a lot of information about my subject of interest. The speakers were really supportive and cleared all our doubts efficiently.

Rashmita Paleya

The expo was really good and bridged the gap between students and international universities. I truly enjoyed it!

Shubham Gupta

Through Zista events, I’ve finally been able to decide between dozens of courses and I have also shortlisted one of the universities, I plan to apply to

Aliya Shaikh

It was an excellent and a very well-organized event. All the speakers were amazing and provided great insights about the field of art and design. The event also enlightened me about the possible future courses and colleges I could pursue as a student in this field. Thank you for making this possible!

Reshma Praveen

Nice and smooth. Zista Events' coordinator was amazing. I had registered a month ago. She intimated me from time to time and shared updates. It was a very good initiative for students. The video streaming was good. I was happy to learn and interact.

Prem, Gorakhpur

Participating Institutes


Country Partner – Ireland

Breakout Sessions

Envisioning Your Future as a Visual Artist: Opportunities, Careers, and Creative Paths

Bryan Hiveley, Lead Faculty of Visual Arts, Miami International University of Art & Design, USA

Digital Transformations in the Design industry

Deirdre Doherty, Faculty Director of Design, Griffith College, Ireland

____________Panel Discussion – Art & Design Education: Opportunities in Ireland____________

Wendy Dsouza,

Sr. Vice President, India & South Asia, Education in Ireland

Deirdre Doherty

Faculty Director of Design, Griffith College, Ireland

Dr. Paddy Tobin

Head – School of Design & Creative Arts, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Ciara Healy Musson

Programme Director, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Institute of Technology Carlow