Lifestyle & Accessory Design

UID’S Lifestyle Accessory Design, curriculum suffices in transforming individuals in sync with the dynamics of ever morphing trends and market ardor. With its already existing ace infrastructure and mentor/faculty pool (both within and consulting/visiting/contractual) from the best design institutes and paradigms of the country and abroad, School of Life Style Accessory Design contributes in the vast domains of Glass ware, Ceramics, Pottery, Leather and Jewellery precincts. We are committed to our responsibilities towards Country’s vast and continuous flourishing Handicraft Sector. We accommodate two major modules focusing on the needs of the current trend statement of the markets and how design can evolve with each new curriculum for the craft and the craftsmen across the country’s latitude and longitudes.

Our curriculum is an absolute archetype, stapled with various facets such as design anticipation, trends study, entrepreneurial skill development, space and form analysis, material exploration, industry exposure, field studies, research and analysis, design contemplation and market viability. Structured with real industry-driven projects through internships and final graduation projects, it endows an immaculate course structure which enables the study and analysis of the latest trend waves in the industry that guides us to keep a spotlight to upgrade our academic relevance.

Expeditious globalization has given impulsive charismatic trends, the vibrancy and variety in jewellery market has given rise to the style quotient of fashionistas. We focus on the enlightenment of global cultures and lifestyles, which will nourish them with innovative aspirations with blending of cultures and lifestyle into contemporary designs.To enjoy the success in this industry, one needs to be full of intense flow of creative skills and innovative thoughts. Opportunities are endless from small boutiques to large lifestyle houses and accessories designers.

Career Outline
  • Drawing, rendering, form studies and product development are the core subjects in Lifestyle & Accessories Design studies.
  • History of body ornamentation is aimed to understand the relation between body and ornamentations and create deeper understanding for body adornment.
  • Material and technical studies, orthographic & autoCAD are aimed to get exposure to different materials and technical aspects in order to implement design into reality.
  • Craft development and research are integral part of design education to understand socio-economy trend of craft heritage and ornamentation.
  • Trend study, market opportunities and strategies, fashion forecast and range development are the core factors for students to make their special presence in the field of Lifestyle & Accessories Design.
Career Thought

Students graduating from this course are professionals who can become product designer, brand manager, design manager, product development manager, toy designer, stylists, visual merchandiser, design of costume jewellery, leather goods, giftware, tableware, watches, bags, footwear and handicrafts researchers for government projects/ boutiques/entrepreneurs or individual / freelance designers.

Specialization in

At UID, students of jewelry design are encouraged to think creatively and develop their own style using materials and alternative materials to create rings, neck pieces, earrings, bracelets and more. Students are encouraged to learn every step in the process of jewelry making—right from designing to the final production. The course involves lessons on the concepts, planning and the practical aspects of jewellery design.

The course on Ceramic Design will give you a solid introduction into the core ceramic techniques and materials. The course provides a design-led creative experience of ceramics with a broad subject context and brings a culture of responsible design to the study of ceramics. Students get the opportunity to learn about an ancient craft while applying their unique, contemporary designs to the process. They also discover ways to integrate their designs into the humble clay and mould it into products of their liking and expression.

As part of this course, students acquire knowledge of the working phases of leather as a product, with hand and the use of machines. Students are expected to learn the entire process of leather design and production, including cutting, drilling, assembling, sewing and finishing. The course is designed to teach students the elements of the leather crafts. UID’s learning approach teaches students the basic framework of knowledge that is very practical.

Programme Structure
Learning Model
Arvind Merchant
Associate Director

Graduated in Industrial (Product) Design, NID, Ahmedabad

Manu Joshi
Associate Professor

B.A., Lifestyle and Accessory, NIFT Delhi
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (P.G.C.H.E.), Nottingham Trent University (U.K.)

Md. Kasif
Assistant Professor

M.Sc. (Fashion Design), Pattern Making for Leather Garments
B.Design, Leather Accessories and Software, NIFT

Sudeep Rawat
Associate Professor

Masters in Leather Garment Design & Technology, NIFT, Delhi
B.Com, University of Pune

Kavita Chauhan
Assistant Professor

Graduate in Fashion & Lifestyle Accessory, NIFT, Gandhinagar

Aritra Roy
Assistant Professor

M.Des. – Ceramic and Glass, NID, Ahmedabad (Paldi)
B.F.A. – Ceramic and Glass, Shanti Niketan, Viswa Bharati University

Sunil Kaliha
Assistant Professor

PG in Mass Communications
Bachelor of Arts, Delhi University
UG Diploma (Jewellery Engineering), Indian Institute of Gem and Jewellery


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