Interior Design

The Interior Design course imparts both artistic flair and technical know-how to those who pursue this course at UID. This broad-based course ensures that students get a sound understanding of the field of interior design while developing interdisciplinary attitude towards design. Hands-on projects give students real experience along with providing them with opportunities to participate in regional, national and international competitions.

With well-established and extensive links to the interior design and architectural industry, this course has a strong record of inviting specialists to the campus to contribute towards the teaching and learning experience. The course covers many aspects of interior design and includes visits to places of historic significance, heritage value, buildings, developments and showrooms to ensure practice based learning. While a majority of time is spent working on design projects, the course also covers projects that expose students to spatial awareness, form materials, structures and other core skills required to master the field of interior design.

The Interior Design programme empowers you to create harmonious interior spaces which reflect a balance of individual aspirations, aesthetics, sustainability and commercial viability, imbibing a spirit of inquiry, sensitivity & responsibility. This research-based, design-intensive major prepares you for careers in which you create comfortable, imaginative, and intelligently designed interiors. You work with faculty, peers, and outside professionals designing interior environments that reflect an understanding of sustainability, cultural differences, and human need for comfort and well-being.

It guides you through the study of materiality, 2D and 3D form and space. Studio sequences introduce interior and architectural issues of increasing complexity, with a focus on product design, lighting, colour, and textile. Designs are developed using hand drawings, physical models, collage, and digital renderings. This course enables you to develop critical, innovative, technical, and managerial skills with respect to interior design of residential, hospitality, commercial, and retail environments and exhibition amidst shifting identities, sensibilities, values, and socio-cultural systems.

  • History of world interiors, elements of interior design and interior design methodology.
  • Interior technology, material and construction, Human dimensions and interior spaces.
  • Environmental control systems & eco-friendly designs.
  • Interior design projects on residential, outdoor spaces, education spaces and commercial spaces.
  • Lighting systems, furniture and exhibition design.
  • 2D & 3D digital technology and software, modular technology and system for commercial space designing.
  • Design culture and psychology, modular design production and industry exposure.

Students indulged in this course are certified professional who can exclusively handle big projects like hotels, airports, major office buildings or interiors of theme parks. They may also try as interior consultant, can decorate private homes, prepare plans, other specifications like interior construction, furnishings, colors and lightings.

The course is more than a decorative guide and teaches students to plan interior spaces for all types of homes, in styles ranging from construction to remodeling. The course focuses on considering minimal amount of space and the functionality of design so that the students are ready to take on the challenges in real world scenarios. The course aims at helping students design and create attractive yet efficient rooms with maximum utilization of available space. The theoretical classes and practical sessions focus on using design principles of residential spaces to promote students’ creativity in planning residential spaces well. With the rising costs of energy and increasing awareness of the environment, many residential spaces are incorporating sustainable features into their designs. The course will train students on planning homes according to the budgetary requirements of the clients. Students learn to work on new homes or remodel existing ones. The course will also focus on imparting up-to-date knowledge of products and design trends so that students can create functional, efficient and personalized spaces for their clients in future. Besides basic design fundamentals, students will learn drafting and CAD skills, professional and ethical standards, building materials, and sustainable design principles as part of the course.
The course helps students think about furniture in its broadest terms. Through field trips, theory and practical sessions as well as workshops by experts, students acquire knowledge and skills related to aspects of furniture design and production. From development and management of prototypes to the final production process, the course covers all aspects of furniture design. Additionally, the course includes the use of necessary technological software to create render and prototypes. The programme has been designed for students with a strong interest in creating innovative styles in furniture design. The course offers an in-depth knowledge of the traditional and contemporary furniture designs, studying their properties and technical features alongside the application of new technologies. The course looks at the realities that define tomorrow’s furniture designs and helps students identify key trends while considering contemporary lifestyles, consumer needs and perceptions. Students are expected to research the new influences in the industry including sustainability, innovative materials and renewable resources to obtain an all-rounder vision of furniture design.
In today’s times, retail and commercial spaces are significant parts of the economy. The core objective of this course is to study the process of creating a commercial space using smart strategies and tools, keeping in mind the actual execution of an interior design project. The course helps students acquire the methodologies and strategies for creating interior design projects that are specific to commercial spaces. Students are expected to study the key trends and existing players in the market in terms of retail space design. The course will help students be aware of the demands of real life projects and help them prepare documentation required for their future projects. As part of the course, students will be introduced to the demands of the retail and commercial space markets. They will learn about the mechanisms that characterize the retail and commercial sectors. This will help them in developing concepts for the complexities involved in developing a commercial space project. As part of this course, students will work on actual commercial space and implement retail concepts including lighting, furniture and installations. The aim of the course is to groom future professionals in applying their design skills while being creative, intuitive and artistic at the same time.

UID has designed a well structured curriculum for each course to foster unique creativity and vision. Our programme and courses are carefully designed to make a real difference to the student learning experience.

The structure of the programme aims to create a fine balance between theoretical and practical education. The programme focuses on the basics of the field of design while stressing on the possibilities to practice specific skills and knowledge related to specific courses.  The programme takes you through a facet of creative skills required to excel in your chosen field. During the course, students will be guided and mentored by experts while being given the opportunity to interact with industry professionals. The learning outcomes are assessed at the end of each semester to ensure that students have a firm understanding of the latest concepts before moving on to emerging trends.

Each course creates a dynamic environment , which builds the self confidence of the students along with a foundation of creative and technical skills.

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.

Hariesh Sankaran

Associate Director - School of Interior Design and Associate Professor

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

Dr. Bhavesh Shah

Professor

Gautam Patel

Associate Professor

Industrial Design (Product), NID, Ahmedabad

Kishori Dalwadi

Associate Professor

Master in Urban Planning; B.Arch.

Timcy Garg

Associate Professor

M. Arch. (Interior Design); B. Arch; Diploma in Architecture

Padmavati Mokaria

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Shweta Narang (Tiwari)

Assistant Professor

Bachelor of Interior Design, School of Interior Design, CEPT, Ahmedabad

Meera Patel

Assistant Professor

Bachelor in Architecture & Interior Design, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad

Kriti Malkani (Khandhari)

Assistant Professor

Bachelors of Interior Design, CEPT

Samhita Gandhi

Assistant Professor

Ruchita Mistri

Assistant Professor

Master in Urban Planning, HNGU, Patan Bachelor of Architecture, M S University (Baroda)

Ankita Trivedi

Assistant Professor

Zankhruti Rawal

Junior Faculty

B.Arch., Idea Indus University, Racharda

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.

The PG programme goes beyond the spirit of inquiry, sensitivity & responsibility and empowers one to create interactions and enhanced experiences by designing environments that reflect a balance of individual aspirations, aesthetics, sustainability and commercial viability.

The PG programme focuses on specializing in space, furniture & accessories, retail, service & brand design, hospitality & experience, exhibition & stage design or design communication & interior styling. The first semester is rendered as a common foundation and the specializations are mentored through specific projects in the following two semesters supported by Master Classes by industry experts on the chosen specialization. The final semester shall have a company sponsored project mentored by an internal and company mentor.

  • Design drawing, Space & forma
  • Materials and technology including mechanism, strength & structure of material
  • Emerging technology, composite as well as production planning
  • Technical aspects of furniture making
  • History of furniture and industrial design
  • Elements of furniture & interior design
  • Furniture & interior design methodology
  • Interior space
  • Sustainable design system
  • Modular technology and design system
  • Lighting system & exhibition design
  • Design culture and psychology
  • Design production and industrial experience 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.

UID has designed a well structured curriculum for each course to foster unique creativity and vision. Our programme and courses are carefully designed to make a real difference to the student learning experience.

The structure of the programme aims to create a fine balance between theoretical and practical education. The programme focuses on the basics of the field of design while stressing on the possibilities to practice specific skills and knowledge related to specific courses.  The programme takes you through a facet of creative skills required to excel in your chosen field. During the course, students will be guided and mentored by experts while being given the opportunity to interact with industry professionals. The learning outcomes are assessed at the end of each semester to ensure that students have a firm understanding of the latest concepts before moving on to emerging trends.

Each course creates a dynamic environment , which builds the self confidence of the students along with a foundation of creative and technical skills.

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.

Hariesh Sankaran

Associate Director - School of Interior Design and Associate Professor

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

Dr. Bhavesh Shah

Professor

Gautam Patel

Associate Professor

Industrial Design (Product), NID, Ahmedabad

Kishori Dalwadi

Associate Professor

Master in Urban Planning; B.Arch.

Timcy Garg

Associate Professor

M. Arch. (Interior Design); B. Arch; Diploma in Architecture

Padmavati Mokaria

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Shweta Narang (Tiwari)

Assistant Professor

Bachelor of Interior Design, School of Interior Design, CEPT, Ahmedabad

Meera Patel

Assistant Professor

Bachelor in Architecture & Interior Design, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad

Kriti Malkani (Khandhari)

Assistant Professor

Bachelors of Interior Design, CEPT

Samhita Gandhi

Assistant Professor

Ruchita Mistri

Assistant Professor

Master in Urban Planning, HNGU, Patan Bachelor of Architecture, M S University (Baroda)

Ankita Trivedi

Assistant Professor

Zankhruti Rawal

Junior Faculty

B.Arch., Idea Indus University, Racharda

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.