Course - Overview

The Post Graduate Programme in Accessory Design (PGAD) seeks to answer these three relevant questions for any designer today:

  • What are the values of new luxury?
  • What will our future lifestyles be like?
  • What kind of experiences do you want to design?

Skills & Knowledge

Learn various paradigms of accessory design its fundamental skills and techniques such as human factors, materials & processes, trend research & forecasting, semiotics, CAD-CAM inputs, design & business strategy, sustainability and understanding of global luxury markets. Special focus on understanding and integrating Indian crafts for contemporary luxury. Explore these themes from the edges of technology including digital fabrication. Investigate ways to integrate these considerations and improve industry, lifestyle and business.

Uniqueness of Course

  • Industry experienced faculty with both domestic and international education and experiences.
  • Wide array of Accessory Design possibilities both wearables like footwear and jewellery to non-wearables like table top and home décor objects.
  • Bespoke mentoring for each young professional to discover and pursue their inclinations and build a versatile career.
  • Access to design and industry experts
  • Industry Integrated projects
  • Access to a well-equipped maker space for mechanical and digital fabrication
  • Exploration and training in a wide variety of materials and applications
  • Multi-disciplinary peer learning

Career Opportunities include

Mid-level to senior designer or as a design manager, a merchandiser, a CMF expert, a design developer, a trend forecaster - working in Design Houses, Export houses, Retail chains, jewellery houses, with established Designers, Craft organisations or launch their own entrepreneurial venture.


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