The Bachelor of Design is a professional degree program for students who wish to work towards improving the inhabited spaces through experimental, experiential, and informed design processes. The program teaches students to imagine, propose, test and refine their ideas about how to live and dwell in the contemporary world and trains students in the knowledge systems that help anticipate changes in the future built environments (from domestic to urban scale). The program uniquely places student-centred inquiry as the core learning, through a sequential studio sequence culminating in a customized capstone design project. These courses are taught by internationally-trained design professors. The professional practice courses include new forms of social and technical knowledge: diversity, sustainability, digital representations and professional ethics. Other features of the program comprise diverse, customizable electives, a flexible system of minors in multiple subjects taught across schools within the university. This is a program for students with ambition, imagination and curiosity who wish to imagine and lead the design of a better world, and wishes to become knowledgeable and influential future design professions.
At present, the B. Des. Program offers Interior Pathway, Urban & Community Pathway and Product & Furniture Pathway after a common foundation year.
A fundamental aspect of being is incumbent upon inhabiting, itself a continuous and fluid practice. To inhabit means to leave traces – individually or as a collective – through objects, materials, memories and practices, within and without our spaces of living, working and playing, all of which intimately intersect with issues of identity, class, caste, gender, communities, ecologies, social justice, technologies, legalities, and economics, to name a few. How do you, as a future design professional, embed yourself within such a multiplicity of narratives, and craft a new narrative?
The 4 year (Foundation + 3) Interior Design pathway at the Jindal School of Art and Architecture situates itself within this terrain to train and develop you into an industry-ready professional who is critical, and entrepreneurial; who is globally competitive but locally embedded; who is invested in making and able to think on your feet; who exercises empathy and practices judiciously across diverse scales and media. The built-environment, which undergoes constant adaptive re-use, becomes your laboratory.
Though rigorous, this interdisciplinary programme is unique for several reasons. For one, we follow a learner-centric philosophy, and thus, the programme is designed around your interests, allowing you simultaneous lateral and vertical progression. Next, it is the only design programme in the country which has a major and a minor component. The major forms your focus and primary area of study, whereas the minor allows you to strengthen your interests and skills. Lastly, work experience is not only built into the programme, it forms our very bedrock. This is achieved, apart from mandatory internships, by bringing live projects and clients into the studio, thus ensuring seamless integration into your chosen industry upon graduating.
The Interior Design Pathway allows you to apply current practices of the industry through, though not limited to, the following
· Spatial Design
· Building Services
· Mapping Interior/ Exterior Environments and Landscapes
· Body and Perception
· Materials and Styles
· Color and Texture
· Objects, Equipment and Affordances
· Social Design and Collaborative Working
· Gender and Space
· Ecologies and Sustainable Practices
· Field Notes and Ethnographies
· Indigenous Craft Practices
· Specifications and Codes
· Ethics and Professional Practices
Employment: Interior Architect, Independent Researcher, Design Educator, Scenographer, Furniture Designer, Lighting Designer, Product Designer, Marketing and Sales, Hospitality consultant, Sustainable interiors consultant, Landscape Designer, Building Pathologist, Systems Designer, Media Visualizer, Curatorial Consultant, Community Designer, User Experience Designer, Communication Designer, Interior Journalist, Illustrator, Photographer, Project Manager, amongst others.
Postgraduate Studies: Graduating students of the program can apply to a variety of post-graduate programmes, both nationally and internationally, in and not limited to Interior Design Studies, Architectural Studies, Lighting Design studies, Design and Technology Studies, Textiles Design, Product Design, Production Design, Industrial Design, Transdisciplinary design studies, Urban Ecologies Studies, Project Management, Business Studies, Liberal Arts, Legal Studies, Government and Political Studies, Community Planning, Environment and Sustainability Studies, Journalism and Communication, Economics and Policy Studies amongst others.
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For any query related to admissions into our B. Arch, B.A. (Hons.) Built Environment Studies & B.Des. Interior Design Programmes & hostel facilities, please contact.
Mr. Azad Ali
Director-Admissions & Outreach