B.Des Interior Design

Industry Overview

Rapid urbanisation in big cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, has dramatically changed the Indian lifestyle, and with that, interior design. There is also significant growth in the income and socioeconomic status of many people in India, and this includes homeownership.

The housing and retail industries in India have emerged as the most dynamic and fast paced industrial sectors with several big players entering the market. In India, the vast middle class and almost untapped retail industry are the key forces of attraction for global retail giants waiting to enter new markets. This attraction has stimulated the growth of the retail industry and is growing at a faster rate.

The construction industry, which accounts for approximately 11% of the GDP, has an estimated investment of US $500 billion, and is growing at around 34 % annually. The Indian retail industry is the fifth largest in the world, and contributes about 22% of the GDP and generates 8 % of employment in the country today. It is expected to grow 25 per cent annually, to be worth US$ 175- 200 billion by 2016.

Heritage properties and other hospitality properties have begun demanding a great amount of inputs in the creation of dreams. The key factor driving the demand for Interior Design is the growth & expansion of housing & commercial development in both the major and smaller cities in India. Rising income levels are leading to a demand for creative individuals to support the vision of the Incredible India Campaign. Thus there is an increase in demand for Interior space visualisers and designers to plan & create attractive, practical & desirable spaces for living, display and commercial activity.

Be a Design Thinker

Course Content

This Bachelor of Design degree programme balances creativity with sensitive, pragmatic design thinking. Our students are problemsolvers and researchers who design interior and spatial environments where people thrive.

Industry projects and placements, and field trips provide opportunities for students to connect classroom theory, including the perception of space and human interaction with built environments.

Students interact with industry mentors to research, develop and document large-scale projects from initial concept to construction documentation. Practising architects, designers and other professionals are actively involved in the delivery of lectures and assignments to learners who provide work experience and even future employment. ‘Live’ projects and ‘real life’ briefs support the content of the programme inside the classrooms

Learners engage in integrated research to include analysis of the brief, preparation of initial ideas, market research, investigation and practical exploration into materials, processes and techniques.

All aspects of Design are addressed, and learners gain a thorough understanding of contemporary professional practice and all aspects of project management in the field of Interior Design. They develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professional interior designer, including working within teams of other professionals.


Curriculum

Year 1 Foundation Skill Development

First year supports students in gaining fundamental knowledge and skills in design.

Additional Stream Specific Foundation Inputs from 2nd Semester onwards.

History of Art & Design, Fundamental of Design, Visualisation & Drawing Techniques, Material Studies, Design Principles, Design Method, English Communication, General Hindi, Environmental Studies, Elementary Computer Application.

Year 2 Professional Skill Development

Second year builds upon students’ knowledge and skills in Interior Design.

Theory of Materials, Basic Construction, Basic Drawing & Drafting, Basic Construction, Interior Construction, Interior Design–I - Residential Design, Computer Aided Design (Auto CAD).

Year 3 Projects, Collaborative Projects & Research Oriented Year

Third year includes ARCH curriculum which advances students’ knowledge and skills in Design for the Interior Industry.

Services, Estimation & Costing, Interior Design-II – Retail & Store Design, Commercial Model Making, Computer Aided Design – 3DS Max, Interior Design-III – Commercial Projects.

Optional Subjects: Product Photography, Fashion Accessory, Visual Merchandising, E-Commerce for Product Life Style (One to be chosen).

Year 4 Industry Exposure & Internship

Entrepreneurship, Brand Development, Sustainable Design (Eco Design, Social Cause & Environmental Design), Design Portfolio, Professional Practice (Internship & Industry Mentored), Dissertation.

No. of Seats 25
Eligibility 10+2 (any stream)
Duration 4 year
Award

BACHELOR OF DESIGN DEGREE (B.Des) IN INTERIOR DESIGN FROM UoR

ARCH DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGN

Affiliations

  • University of Rajasthan

Career Opportunities

There are innumerable career opportunities for working with established Interior Designers and Architectural firms as well as large builders; Working as Specialists or Consultants for Exhibition Designers, Museum Designers, Graphic Designers, and Freelance Designers; working for Retailers, Supermarkets, Emporiums, Advertising Agencies, Visual Merchandisers, etc. Entrepreneurial enthusiasts can set up their own Interior Design Firm or even an Event Management company or Production Design House.

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Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate critical thinking to identify, analyse, and solve interior architecture and design problems through completion of interior design studio projects.
  • Apply creative and critical thinking to solve interior environment problems from a human-centred approach and apply this knowledge to design solutions.
  • Demonstrate preparation for global design practice by incorporating cultural norms of user populations and applying that knowledge to design solutions that support globally diverse end users.
  • Demonstrate effective visual, verbal, and written communication.
  • Apply ethical and professional practices.
  • Demonstrate social responsibility by designing sustainable interior environments that support indoor environmental quality and improve the quality of life for occupants.
  • Engage in integrative professional design practice by contributing interior architecture and design expertise to collaborative design teams.

Placements