Course - Overview

This 2-year PG Programme in Product Design at Pearl Academy is structured to be an extension of a student’s undergraduate training by leveraging existing creative talents while simultaneously layering it with elements of accessory design, styles, and trends.

The programme focuses on educating & creating design professionals who are equipped to perform efficiently in the highly competitive and dynamic accessory industry. By teaching the basics of Design Process, Design Research, Style & Aesthetics, Form Generation & 3D Modelling, Crafting, and Manufacturing Technology, we develop competent, creative, and innovative accessory designers who are intellectually mature, ecologically sensitive, and socially responsible.

Students will exhibit competency in the design & development of accessories and other such collections for the retail industry. Their abilities would be developed in the fields of conceptualisation (from ideation to 3D realisation), integrating market, consumer, & technical requirements, identifying trends & fashion influences, and ensuring production feasibility. The course will focus on design specialisation, along with contextual socio-cultural, environmental, as well as business & commercial understanding. This program will help students visualise and create lifestyle accessories & systems, right from the most basic to high-end luxury products by using different materials, processes, and technologies.

USP of the Course

  • A wide array of Accessory Design possibilities for students to find their inclinations for bags, lighting, shoes, jewellery, watches, and other such accessories.
  • The development of a material-driven approach and are exposed to a variety of techniques & materials.
  • Unmitigated access to a well-equipped maker space for mechanical and digital fabrication.
  • Exploration and training in a wide variety of materials and crafts related to accessories.
  • An extremely practical course which helps the student become industry-ready.


With a career spanning over 35 years in the design industry, Alex Velasco is an expert in design education, product design and design thinking. He has taught design students in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Georgia and India. He attained a Gulbenkian Foundation Scholarship for post graduate study (1993) and has been awarded the South African Bureau of Standards design award (2000).

Career Path

Our 360° comprehensive learning-based model opens up multiple avenues and opportunities for students.

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  • Product Companies

  • Design Houses

  • Export Houses

  • Retail Chains

  • Jewellery Houses

  • Department Stores

  • Working With Established Designers

  • Craft Organisations