M.Design Interior & Experience Design

The Masters in Interior Experience Design programme creates a unique environment for its post-graduate students to reflect upon their own practice and to engage with students from their own as well as other disciplines.

School of Interior
The School of Interior Design at UID views design as a cultural practice that fosters critical thinking and situates it’s pedagogy in relation to contemporary conversation of the profession within the global context. The Interior Design programme, both at the Bachelors and Masters level is focused on promoting a deeper understanding of the potential and actual value of the spaces we inhabit.

Why study Interior & Experience Design at UID?

  • The focus of the programme is on enabling students to create meaningful spatial experiences through human-centred activity learning grounded in research.
  • Students engage with projects ranging in proposals for exhibition and retail environments, service and brand design, work and living environments and hospitality.
  • The programme culminates in an individual graduation project as a demonstration of the cumulative student learning and insights gained throughout the programme and an internship which enables them to align themselves with the contemporary practices of the profession.
  • Access to our infrastructure and multidisciplinary workshops that support scale model-making and prototype building for different design briefs.

Course Structure

  • Theory of Interior Design 1
  • Advance communication Skill
  • Visualization & Representation 1: CAD
  • Interior and Furniture Technology 1
  • Interior Design Studio 1
  • Interior Styling
  • Theory of Interior Design 2
  • Craft Design Studies
  • Visualization & Representation 2: CAD
  • Interior and Furniture Technology 2
  • Interior Design Studio 2
  • Interior Graphics Communication
  • Brand and Design Management
  • Portfolio Design
  • Interior and Furniture Technology 3
  • Elective
  • Interior Design Studio 3
  • Industry-Internship
  • Graduation Project

Specialisations Offered

– Furniture & Lighting Design
– Retail & System Design
– Hospitality & Service Design
– Space & Experience Design
– Exhibition Design
– Interior Styling

Career Prospects

The M.Des programme allows each student to cultivate their unique methods in sync with the varied backgrounds they come from. The programme equips our graduates to focus on the design of future environments in Retail and Hospitality sectors as well as a range of creative industries associated with interior products, furniture and interior styling. Our students go on to start their own firms, work in reputed design studios as spatial designers and interior stylists or become entrepreneurs in related fields.

Learning Model of M.Design Interior & Experience 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.

Interior & Experience Design
(School of Interior Design)

Interior Design

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

Kishori Dalwadi

Assistant Director – School of Interior Design and Associate Professor

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

Dr. Bhavesh Shah

External 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

Saumya Bandyopadhyay - Member at Karnavati University

Saumya Bandyopadhyay

Assistant Director - Foundation

M.F.A., (Creative Sculpture) College of Art, University of Delhi; B.F.A., (Modelling & Sculpture) Govt. College of Art & Craft, University of Calcutta; B. Com(H), (Accountancy), City college of Business Administration, University of Calcutta

Gautam Patel

Associate Professor

PG (Industrial Design), National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Timcy Mehta

Associate Professor

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

Ankita Trivedi

Assistant Professor

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

Kriti Malkani

Assistant Professor

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

Mira Patel

Assistant Professor

B.Arch.I.D., Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad

Padmavati Mokaria

Assistant Professor

Adv. PG Diploma, The Energy & Resources Institute University, Delhi; B.Arch., Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Gujarat University, Vasad

Ruchita Mistry

Assistant Professor

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

Samhita Gandhi

Assistant Professor

M.Des., (Interior Architecture), Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland UK; B.I.D., School of Interior Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Shweta Tiwari

Assistant Professor

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

Sushant Suman

Assistant Professor

M.Des. (Furniture & Interior Design), National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; B.Tech., IIT, Mumbai

Viraj N Wadia

Assistant Professor

B. Arch., Arvind Patel School of Environmental Design, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Industry experts invited last semester

  1. Marina Puyuelo Cazorla
  2. Bram Rouws
  3. Sonkehoof
  4. Meetu Akali
  5. Niraj Shah
  6. Chirashree Thakkar
  7. Devdutt Pandya
  8. Moksh Thapar
  9. Anand Vishwanathan
  10. Anuj Ambalal
  11. Shweta Balasubramoni
  12. Jenny Andrews
  13. Rishit Shroff
  14. Shailesh Manke
  15. Hemal Shah
  16. Falguni Pathak

Industry experts invited this semester

  1. Nirmit Zaveri
  2. Yatin Pandya
  3. Shantanu Garg
  4. Sameer & Shilpa Balvally
  5. Ayaz Basrai
  6. Megha & Keyur Vadodaria
  7. Lipika Sud
  8. Kavya Sheth
  9. Gerard Rebello
  10. 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.

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