B.Design (Hons.) Lifestyle Accessory Design

B.Design (Hons.) Lifestyle Accessory Design

Lifestyle accessory in terms of body adornments is exploring jewelry, watches ,scarves, belts, footwear, bags, eye wear, head accessories etc. also space for home décor for living space or study or even kitchen products varying from lighting, cutlery to crockery and various other categories employing the benefits of combinations and fusions of so many different conventional and trending materials and summarizing all the previous mentioned ranges and collections with absolute functionality and aesthetics. 

School of Fashion Design
Any non clothing merchandise classified within the domain of lesser dimension on scale with a seasonal dash as compared to products like furniture etc. is considered to be an accessory. It could be adorned on
human form or utilized as a decorative or functional entity. With fashion & lifestyle, it becomes a composite with different variables such as trends, forecast, behavioral, spatial, demographic, psychographics .Students majorly learn to design various accessories made from stone, leather, metal, wood, glass, ceramics, acrylics etc.

Why study Lifestyle Accessory Design at UID?

  • We the Lifestyle Accessory Design Department at UID have been committed since our conception in the year 2012, to constantly upgrade and formulate for academic pinnacles.
  • In the pursuit of the same along with the design as sole ganglion, we constantly modulate within our curriculum sensing the market, dynamic modules with faculties from within and the industry experts invest their energies tutoring individuals the aspects of design and retail dynamism in latest market trends.
  • The ones inclusive of all the aspects that have been continuously evolving globally to influence market share of our brand merchandise. With globalization this aspect of impact marketing, our design academia re-evaluates and re-invents itself regularly and develops its course to keep making itself relevant for the current millennial context.

Course Structure

  • Design & Cultural Studies - 1
  • Communication Skills - 1
  • Drawing
  • Basic Design - 1
  • Material Exploration
  • People & Environment
  • Design & Cultural Studies - 2
  • Communication Skills - 2
  • Representation Techniques - 1
  • Photoshop
  • Basic Design - 2
  • Material Manipulation
  • Solid Geometry
  • Digital Inputs CorelDRAW
  • Design Methodology
  • History of Accessories
  • Communication Skills - 3
  • Representation Techniques - 2
  • Rhinoceros
  • Material Studies - 1
  • Marketing Management
  • Form Studies - 1
  • Typography
  • Ergonomics
  • Accessory Design
  • Elective - 1
  • Communication Skills - 4
  • Representation Techniques - 3
  • Keyshot
  • Material Studies - 2
  • Form Studies - 2
  • Brand Studies
  • Range Design - 1
  • Communication Skills - 5
  • Representation Techniques - 4
  • CAD CAM - 1
  • Material Studies - 3
  • Nature and Form
  • Packaging Design
  • Range Design - 2
  • Elective - 2
  • Representation Techniques - 5
  • CAD CAM - 2
  • Material Studies - 4
  • Product Detailing and Hardware Design
  • Kinematics
  • Range Design - 3
  • Industry-Internship
  • Design Management
  • Design Collection
  • Graduation Project

Areas of Mastery

– Home Décor
– Ceramics
– Jewellery design
– Leather

Career Prospects

With the growing viabilities in the global market economic tangents we are looking upon newer opportunities .We are eyeing domestic & global steep in opportunities in metal ware, jewellery & kitchen wares in silver ware, ceramic, wood steel and aluminum ware industries, Leather industry bags and footwear. we are expecting emergence of many more buying house with new vacancies in design, merchandising, branding, managerial and other vendor based entrepreneurship establishments.

Learning Model of B.Design Lifestyle Accessory

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.


Fashion Design

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Taruna Vasu

Associate Director

PhD (pursuing) in Dept of Fashion and Textiles at IIS University; M.A. Drawing and Painting - Rajasthan University; Undergraduate Diploma in Fashion Design, NIFT Gandhinagar; PGCHE from NTU, UK

Paresh Jayhari Chatterjee

Associate Director - Adjunct Faculty

PG  - Textile Design (NID, Ahmedabad); B.F.A. - Painting & Sculpture (Shantiniketan, West Bengal)

Ajay Bisht

Assistant Director - Adjunct Faculty

M. Des. (NIFT)

Kakoli Biswas - Faculty of Karnavati University

Kakoli Biswas

Associate Professor

Kunal Dutta

Associate Professor - Adjunct Faculty

MA (Fashion & Textiles), Nottingham Trent University + Pearl Academy Graduate Diploma (Fashion Design), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Akhil Tamta

Assistant Professor - Adjunct Faculty

Aditya Chauhan

Assistant Professor

B.Des. - Fashion and Apparel Design (NIFT, Gandhinagar)

Anahita Suri

Assistant Professor

B.Des. - Fashion Design (Otago, New Zealand)(Collaborative Learning & Laureate Faculty in the 21st Century, Laureate International University)

Kiran Jha

Assistant professor

M.Phil. - Diaspora Studies (Central University of Gujarat); M.F.M. (NIFT, Bhubneshwar); M.A. (Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata); B.A. (University Of Burdwan)

Jaya Advani

Assistant Professor

B.Des. (Fashion Design), SNDT Univ., Mumbai

Meenakshi Omprakash Verma

Assistant Professor

M.Des (NIFT Mumbai); B.Tech. Fashion & Apparel (MDU Rohtak); Diploma in Fashion Design (GPW Faridabad)

Prateek Dev Vimal

Assistant Professor

Susmita Dutta

Assistant professor

M.Des. (Textile Design), NID Ahmedabad; B.V.A. (Textile Design), Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata

Pritam Saha

Assistant Professor

B.Des. Integrated Textile and Apparel Design (NID, Ahmedabad)

Ranjan Kumar

Assistant Professor

B.Des. Fashion Design (NIFT, Gandhinagar)

Sanya Jain

Assistant Professor - Adjunct Faculty

Sharmishtha Sunil Salunke

Assistant Professor

MA Illustration; BA English; Fashion Design (INIFD); Fashion Styling (LST, London); UG Product Design

Vibha Harshal Deota

Assistant Professor

Ritesh Navnitbhai Thakkar

Academic Coordinator

Lifestyle Accessory Design

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Ajay Chaudhary

Associate Director

M.Des. (Textile Design), NID Ahmedabad

Member of Karnavati University

Vivek Karmokar

Assistant Professor

MFA  - Sculpture (Delhi University); BFA - Sculpture (Delhi University)

Manu Joshi

Associate Professor

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

Sudeep Rawat

Associate Professor

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

Aritra Roy

Assistant Professor

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

Kavita Aditya Chauhan

Assistant Professor - Adjunct Faculty

Graduate in Fashion & Lifestyle Accessory, NIFT, Gandhinagar

Sarban Chowdhury

Assistant Professor

M.F.A, Ceramic and Glass Design, Kolkata; B.F.A ,Ceramic Art and Design (Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata)

Shweta Rai

Assistant Professor

B.Des. - Jewellery Design (Pearl Academy, Jaipur)

Krupa Mistry

Assistant Professor

M.V.A, Creative Sculpture (MSU, Vadodara); B.V.A, Sculpture (MSU, Vadodara)

Kumud Krishna Kedia

Assistant Professor

B.Des. - Fashion and Lifestyle (NIFT, Gandhinagar)

Bhuvanchandra Khulavai

Sr Academic Coordinator

Sweta Dalal

Assistant Professor - Adjunct Faculty

In Lifestyle Accessory Design Department at UID we have invited and conducted many master classes last semester with various industry experts. Here are the few names who conducted master class :

1.. Prof. Rajesh Gogna, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom
2.. Prof. Prashant Desai, Cinematographer since 22 years
3.. Shraddha Kaul ,This works products, London
4.. Sonal Gupta, CEO of Jewellery brand ITRAANA
5.. Deepa Jiwatram ,Hong Kong Jewellery designer
6.. Raminderjit Singh, Head merchandiser from Blue Stone
7.. Mira Erda, Racing Driver, Indian Formula 4 Racer, Red Bull athlete
8.. Zerxes Wadia, Supervising Producer and VJ at MTV India, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd.
9.. Mr. Kumar Pala, CEO of Lamex Watches

UID organises a number of workshops on a regular basis to help students connect with and expand their creativity.  The workshops introduce students to the concepts of design and provide a strong grounding and encourage personal and artistic growth through innovative self-expression. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment that provide an extensive experience in art and design. The workshops offer insights into topical themes in the field of design along with practical exercises that come with a high level of professionalism.



The lifestyle and accessory design course is aimed at helping students create and visualize lifestyle accessories like jewellery, scarves, watches, belts, footwear, eyewear, bags, and head accessories. It also includes home decor products varying from lighting to crockery.
At UID, the core subjects of B.Des Lifestyle Accessory Design include design & cultural studies, drawing, photoshop, solid geometry, material exploration, communication skills, history of accessories, typography, ergonomics, brand studies, packaging design, and design collection.
An accessory designer has great career opportunities as the field is emerging. The salary package is quite good and the demand for accessory designers is increasing day by day. The salary mostly depends on the location, company, and hands-on experience of the aspirant.
At UID, we offer B.Des Lifestyle Accessory Design course and not diploma in accessory design. It is ideal for those who have a knack for creating lifestyle accessories, home decor products, cutlery, and crockery.
The duration of B.Des Lifestyle Accessory Design course at UID is four years. It is a full-time degree programme that comprises eight semesters. The areas of mastery are home decor, ceramics, jewellery design, and leather.
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