Programmes

B.Design Interior & Furniture Design

B.Design Interior & Furniture Design

The Bachelors in Interior & Furniture Design programme teaches students to create imaginative spaces and meaningful interior products that meet the needs and enrich the experiences of modern life. Our students explore projects of varied scales such as residential, commercial, hospitality, interior furniture and products, exhibition & retail environments. They engage with live and theoretical design briefs exploring multidisciplinary ideas that allow them to explore both individual ambitions and collective practices.

School of Interior Design
The School of Interior Design is focused on process-driven work that examines all aspects of interior and furniture design from concept to consumer. It involves an engagement with a full spectrum of design skills which include the making of scale models and prototypes for design briefs and the graphic depiction of interior environments and furniture elements in analogue and digital media. We enable graduates to develop critical, technical and managerial skills that align with the current conversation within the industry.

Why study Interior & Furniture Design at UID?

  • Our curriculum encourages a broad exploration of the design practice with an emphasis on user-centred approach.
  • We enable our students to develop critical, technical and managerial skills that align with the contemporary conversation within the industry.
  • The course is focused on process-driven work that examines all aspects of interior design from conception to completion.
  • We equip our students with a wide-range of design skills that allow them to articulate their design ideas and thinking.
  • Our exemplary infrastructure and workshops support model making and prototype building for different kinds of design briefs.

Course Structure

  • Design & Cultural Studies-1
  • Communication Skills-1
  • Drawing
  • Basic Design
  • Material Exploration
  • People & Environment
  • Design Criticism & Aesthetics
  • New Age Media
  • Elective-1
  • Form & Space
  • Sound, Image & Time
  • Design Experience
  • Interdisciplinary Design Project
  • Theory of Interior and Furniture Design
  • Visualisation & Representation-1-2
  • Interior Technology-1
  • Furniture & Ergonomics
  • Critical Thinking and Design Process
  • Elective-2
    • Interior Styling
    • Cultural Anthropology
    • Textiles in Interiors
  • Interior & Furniture Design Studio-1 (Residential)
  • Psychology and Human Behaviour
  • Visualisation & Represensation-3
  • Interior Technology-2
  • Furniture, Craft, Accessory & Design
  • Interior Services
  • Elective-3
    • Heritage Conservation
    • Interior Landscape
    • Sustainable Environments
  • Interior & Furniture Design Studio-2 (Commercial)
  • Brand Identity & Design + Graphics
  • Interior Technology-3
  • Simple Furniture Design
  • Elective-4
    • Visual Merchandising
    • Packaging Design
    • Experience Design
  • Elective-5
    • Climatology
    • Light Design
    • Acoustics
  • System Thinking & Services
  • Interior & Furniture Design Studio-3 (Retail)
  • Professional Practice & Management
  • Portfolio Development
  • Furniture Systems
  • Elective-6
    • Parametric Design
    • Generative Design
    • UI & UX
  • Elective-7
    • Law Practices (IPR + Contracts)
    • Business Practices (Startup basics)
    • Contemporary Marketing
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Interior & Furniture Design Studio-4
  • Industry-Internship
  • Design Research
  • Graduation Project

Areas of Mastery

– Residential Spaces
– Furniture & Lighting Design
– Retail & System Design
– Hospitality & Service Design
– Space & Experience Design
– Design Futures
– Exhibition & Set Design
– Interior Styling

Career Prospects

The Bachelors in Interior & Furniture Design programme teaches students to create imaginative spaces and meaningful interior products that meet the needs and enrich the experiences of modern life. Our students explore projects of varied scales such as residential, commercial, hospitality, interior furniture and products, exhibition & retail environments. The course of study offers a special focus on encompassing the skill, theory, history and context of furniture design. Students are guided towards creating thoughtful, ergonomic and sustainable elements that fit into multiple spatial contexts. Special emphasis is placed on the ability to develop self-made prototypes in order to test human and functional factors v/s aesthetics and use of materials. Students engage with live and theoretical design briefs exploring multidisciplinary ideas that allow them to explore both individual ambitions and collective practices.

Learning Model of B.Design Interior & Furniture Design

The learning model at UID is incubated to create and adapt to an appropriate environment of learning that facilitates our students with new experiences. We make sure our learning model engages the learner into new dimensions of work. This model provides an environment for interactive student engagement and enhances the system thinking ability.

At UID, we believe that the experiential knowledge gained while developing and implementing this unique learning model is transferable to other disciplines as well.

SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Interior Design

Hariesh K. Sankaran

Associate Director

M.Sc. in Architecture (Urban Landscapes), Milan, Italy M.Des (Industrial Design), Domus Academy + University Of Wales, Milan, Italy B.Arch., Madras University, Chennai

Kishori Dalwadi

Assistant Director – Interior Design Dept.

M.U.P. – Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan; B. Arch. – Arvind Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Dr. Bhavesh Shah

PhD Guide

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee; M.Arch. (Design and Computation), University of California, USA; M.Des. (Visual Communication), Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai; B.Arch. – Arvind Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Timcy Mehta

Associate Professor

M. Arch. (Interior Design), Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University, Hyderabad; B. Arch., Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Hyderabad

Kriti Malkani

Assistant Professor

B.I.D., School of Interior Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Mira Patel

Assistant Professor

Masters in Planning, Bachelors in Architecture & Interior Design

Ruchita Mistry

Assistant Professor

M.U.P., Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan; B.Arch., Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda

Shweta Tiwari

Assistant Professor

B.I.D., School of Interior Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Zankruti Raval

Assistant Professor

Masters in Interior, Architecture and Design; Bachelors in Architecture

Ankita Trivedi

Adjunct Faculty

M.A., (Narrative Environments) Central Saint Martin's University of the Arts, London; B.I.D., School of Interior Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Invited Speakers for Master Classes (2020)

Karel Vredenburg
Saumya Aymuas
David Foley
Nehal Bhatt
Nidhi Aggarwal

Invited Speakers for Master Classes (2019)

Marina Puyuelo Cazorla
Bram Rouws
Sonkehoof
Meetu Akali
Niraj Shah
Chirashree Thakkar
Devdutt Pandya
Moksh Thapar
Anand Vishwanathan
Anuj Ambalal
Shweta Balasubramoni
Jenny Andrews
Rishit Shroff
Shailesh Manke
Hemal Shah
Falguni Shah
Nirmit Zaveri
Yatin Pandya
Shantanu Garg
Sameer & Shilpa Balvally
Ayaz Basrai
Megha & Keyur Vadodaria
Lipika Sud
Kavya Sheth
Gerard Rebello
Pavitra Rajaram

The Interior Design department at UID conducts various workshops for students in the campus where they get to explore CNC machines, lathe machine, 3D printer, computer-aided machines, hand drills, table drills, table saw cutter, thermocol modelers, grinding machines. They work with different materials like wood, metal, glass, and hardware in these workshops to come up with interesting elements like furniture and lights. Students thus get to explore their creative ideas and construct them to reality by working hands-on in workshops inside the campus with workshop people.

Testimonials

FAQs

200 - 250 At UID, the B.Design Interior & Furniture Design course empowers students to create meaningful interior products and imaginative spaces that meet the needs of modern life. Aspirants get to explore projects of different industries like residential, hospitality, retail and commercial environments.
200 - 250 Interior designers create ergonomic and thoughtful designs to make indoor spaces functional, beautiful, and safe. The responsibility of an interior designer is to understand client requirements and enhance the interior decor of a building while making it look aesthetically pleasing.
200 - 250 Aspirants should have an eye for detail and creativity. They should be able to identify the recent trends in the industry of interior design and have knowledge of sustainable practices. Sketching abilities, superior communication skills, and computer knowledge are a must.
200 - 250 The core subjects of B.Des Interior & Furniture Design at UID comprise design & cultural studies, communication skills, drawing, basic design, new age media, form & space, interior styling, textiles in interiors, simple furniture design, UI & UX, parametric design, and design research.
200 - 250 It depends on several factors like hands-on experience of the aspirant, performance, location of the job, and skill set. It varies from company to company. Many candidates prefer opening their own interior design firm or work as freelancers. It is a rewarding career option with good salary packages.
200 - 250 We do not offer diploma in accessory interior designing. We offer UG and PG courses in Interior & Furniture Design. Those who are looking to build their career in Interior & Furniture Design can pursue a UG or PG degree in the course. Students from any discipline can opt for the programme.
200 - 250 The duration of UG and PG courses in UID's Interior & Furniture Design is four years and two years respectively. The UG course requires completion of minimum 10+2 with minimum 50% score. For PG course, candidates should be a graduate with a minimum of 50%. Clearance of Design Aptitude Test is must.
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