Thesis Topic

I grew up in a society surrounded by certain beauty norms. In India, fair skin was always considered high status and beautiful and people with dark dusky skin were looked down upon as ugly or middle/low class. I have a dark tan skin and I often had people suggesting different fairness creams to apply on my face. They made me feel that life would be much harder for me in terms of finding the right partner or a good job because of the color of my skin.

I strongly believe that society and media affects the way younger generation perceive beauty. Therefore, I decided to do further research on the standard of beauty in different parts of the world and how it affects people from different cultures. My goal is to find a way to help people appreciate their natural beauty and live a better happier life.

Why this topic?


A Master’s Thesis project asks that a student identify a problem that can be addressed through graphic design. Then, the student is tasked with researching, experimenting with, and ultimately implementing a large-scale solution to this problem over the course of a year and a half. The most overwhelming aspect of the entire process is choosing a topic to begin with.

The world is brimming with problems large enough to warrant a students’ academic attention over the course of 18 months. The trick, however, is to choose a topic that strikes a chord within the student himself. This spark of passion, likely based on past experience, fuels a student on the long, circuitous path that characterizes every thesis project.

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