The One-Year course provides the students with a firm foundation in design thinking and the basics of technical drawing and exposure to various types of materials used in interiors. Students will learn to design Residential Interiors, and on completion of the course will be able to work as residential designers, interior stylists, colour consultants, kitchen and bathroom designers among other professional opportunities.
Fundamentals of Design:
This subject exposes the students to the basics of design and the fundamentals of design theory. Students will learn to understand and appreciate design by exploring and applying the various elements and principles of design including colour and colour theory. The study of human factors like ergonomics and anthropometry will be an integral part of the course so that students will be able to understand the relation between the natural and the built environment.
Visual Communication and Presentation:
This subject forms the foundation of an interior designer’s work as it helps the designer to come up with and communicate original ideas. The subject includes basics of technical drafting, illustrative sketching and presentation of work using various Medias.
Studio for Residential Space:
This design studio introduces students to the concepts of designing residential spaces. Students will learn how to conceptualize design and execute it using techniques. Space planning, defining finishes and materials for a space as well as making working and presentation drawings will be an integral part of the course.
Interior Construction and Detailing:
In this subject the students will learn the importance of various types of constructional details as applicable to interior spaces. The study of the various parts of a building and their role in the overall structure will form the basis of this course.
Essentials of Materials and Systems:
It is very important for an interior designer to have a good understanding of the materials and finishes available and being used in interiors. This subject helps the students to learn about the properties and usage of various materials available in the market today. Along with this students also learn about building systems such as sanitary and plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems etc.
The Two Year Advance Program course provides the students with all the knowledge and information required by a professional interior designer including professional practice, budgeting and estimating quantities and cost. Along with this, students learn to design and handle commercial spaces such as office, retail and hospitality design. On completion of this course students can work as independent interior designers able to handle all kinds of residential and commercial spaces.
Evolution of Interior Design:
This subject aims to inculcate an awareness and appreciation among the students of the evolution of interior design and furniture, their growth and development through the ages. This would be a theory-based course and would focus on the various components that students would study and apply in their creative efforts.
Studio for Work Space:
This subject focuses on planning and designing of a working or an office space. Students will learn the fundamentals of the various types of working environment and how to design a functional and aesthetically appealing working space.
Studio for Retail and Store:
Retail designing is one the most sought after skills required for an interior designer working in the commercial space design. In this subject students learn retail psychology and how design influences the process of marketing and branding.
Studio for Café and Restaurant:
This subject exposes students to the field of hospitality design which includes cafes and restaurants among others. Students will learn to create environment for various kinds of hospitality spaces such as themed restaurants, QSR (quick service restaurants) and cafeterias.
Business of Interior Design:
It is very important for an interior designer to have an understanding of how to run a business and marketing his/her skills. In this subject the students will also learn how to prepare estimates and write specifications for a design project.
The Three –Year offers the students an opportunity to specialize in various aspects of interior design such as Vastu Shastra, Portfolio Development, Bathroom and Kitchen Design as well as upcoming fields like Transformable spaces and systems. Students can become professional practitioners in any/all of these fields after completing this course.
Portfolio Development and Presentation:
A portfolio is the compilation which showcases the work carried out by the student/designer. Students will learn about the various types of portfolios which can be made and how to best present their work to prospective clients or employers.
Transformable Systems and spaces:
The living spaces in all cities across the world are getting reduced because of urbanisation and high property prices. People have to find multiple uses of the same spaces and furniture pieces to fulfil their living requirements. This subject exposes students to techniques and systems which can transform spaces but do not compromise on comfort or aesthetics. Companies around the world are designing furniture that disappear into walls, can be stowed via remote control, or are even stored on the ceiling. Kid’s furniture is another big aspect that will be covered.
Applications of Vastu and Feng Shui:
Now-a-days the traditional methods of spatial planning have seen a revival in the general public, so it is important for an interior designer to have a good understanding of these methods and their application. This subject gives an overview of the principles of Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui.
Future of Bathrooms and Kitchens:
Bathrooms and Kitchens have changed over time and have become as important as bedrooms and other living areas of homes. This subject will enable students to broaden their perspectives and design the kitchens and bathrooms more lavishly and for a variety of interiors.
The PG in interior Design is designed to provide the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary to operate in a challenging and challenging global environment. The Subjects of the program have a strategic focus that tackle practical issues and concepts and develop the skills required by a modern interior designer. At the completion of the PG program, graduates should be able to work in various fields as an interior designer, Visual merchandiser, exhibition designer, teacher, etc.
Students will study the importance of Fabrics in interior design and how to choose fabrics and other woven material for an interior space. Emphasis will be laid on understanding the various types of fibres and woven and non-woven fabrics used in interior design and their manufacturing process. At the end of the course the students will have a thorough knowledge of the variety and usage if the fabrics available for interior design.
Furniture Design Studio
This course is designed to explore the designing, production and usage of furniture in an interior space. Students will learn to appreciate furniture as functional art and will also study the history and evolution of furniture by doing various projects.
Media Communication for Interior Design
In this subject emergent new media design methods will be examined in a broad context of evolving cultural, technological, sociological and scientific developments. Students will have the opportunity to develop collective and personal communication skills to convey complex ideas in the built environment and apply methods for crafting the message, presentation techniques and personal Web communication. The course will address marketing and public relations for design firms as an extension of the designer's voice.
Inspiration and Concept Development
Interior design does not exist in a vacuum, but is embodied in the historical agenda of its time. In Concept & Style Studio, we will explore the catalysts of style and design throughout particular periods of design history and their influences through readings, discussions, slide lectures, and design projects. Projects dealing with residential, hospitality, and retail environments as well as the purely conceptual, will deal with stylistic and influential issues and solutions and will draw on precedents of style for inspiration.
Light and Space Design
This course introduces students to the art and technology of lighting and explores the use of lighting as a design element in the interior environment. Students will learn to analyse interior lighting installations, select appropriate light fixtures and prepare a lighting plan for various interior spaces.
Sustainability and Interior Design
The design community, along with society as a whole, has become aware that a new, more bio-friendly approach to design must be taken if we are to stop polluting our earth, wasting energy and resources, and jeopardizing our own health and that of other species. Design firms are therefore being looked to for expertise in these areas and educated designers must be conversant with both the design strategies and building technologies associated with environmentally responsible structures and spaces. This studio course is designed to acquaint students with the implementation strategies for such design, through a series of lectures case studies, and projects.
Studio for Exhibition Design
In this course students will attain the professional skills needed to create experiences that engage, educate and entertain audiences, and to assume the responsibilities of storytellers, communicators and visitor advocates.
Window Display and Visual Merchandising
In this course the students will gain a basic understanding of the field of visual merchandising and display through studying the various elements that comprise the discipline. Those elements include colour, composition, lighting, store interiors and exteriors, window construction, mannequins, fixtures and graphics and signage.