Course - Overview

This 2-Year PG Pathway in Interior Design & Styling explores the interior built environment through the lens of an inhabitant. The pathway explores the interactions between people and their cultures, emotions, and activities through various social functions of living, working, resting, and playing. The approach integrates technical, functional, theoretical, materials, aesthetics, and creative processes of design, with a strong emphasis on critical thinking, independent learning, and both social and ecological consciousness. After an essential exposure to the underlying history and theory of interior design and practical applications through design studio projects, students take advantage of a flexible elective curriculum that covers typologies across residential and commercial spaces.

The course initially focuses on developing sensory-perceptual skills by sensitising one to interior design material and techniques. The foundation aims at bringing learners from diverse backgrounds to a common platform of design understanding to make them ready for design learning in their specific design disciplines. In this course, students will be exposed to a wide range of theoretical, design, technical, and communication contexts. They will also be able to apply this knowledge further to design principles and stylise complex spaces.

Later semesters will develop further understanding of the knowledge and skills required for interior design and styling. Students need to establish the importance of visualising, conceptualising, and ideating interior design through a process of exploration and experimentation. The focus is on the correlation between design and the market. Students learn to integrate their knowledge with commercial practices and market requirements. This helps students develop a design philosophy and style of their own. A mature approach and independent working philosophy are expected throughout the course.

The curriculum at this level emphasises on independent work and critical evaluation of said work. Students soon advance to complex and integrated projects, wherein they are required to apply all the design, technical, theoretical, and business knowledge gained, coupled with the knowledge gained in the last two semesters and the research and surveys conducted for their concept development through classroom contact learning and virtual platforms, using the dedicated institution learning management system.

This project is a cohesive amalgamation of well-researched and creative expressions, encompassing all the learning involved in the previous semesters.


Theories and Methodologies

This module is an introduction to the historical and cultural contexts of interior design and styling, along with its principles.

Construction and Materials

The module develops an understanding of the basic technical issues related to interior spaces.
Representation and Documentation
The module introduces and develops essential 2D & 3D visual tools, along with a necessary range of professional drawing and graphical conventions used for communication in the interior design and styling industry.

Interior Space Design

The module helps students understand and apply basic spatial design principles and processes in the context of interior design. It also develops the ability to articulate and tackle an interior design problem, while simultaneously teaching students on how to design residential spaces.

Theories and Methodologies

Students will be introduced to advanced socio-cultural and socio-economic influences. This is combined with the means to use sophisticated tools, standards, and methodologies of research and the study of various art movements, famous designers, and stylists.

Construction Material

The construction and materials module engages the student to understand the processes and methods of construction involved in interior design and styling, along with the means to identify the properties of hard & soft materials, finishing touches, and the application of other resources in a bevy of ways to design spaces aesthetically and constructively.

Representation and Documentation

This module involves advanced mixed media and digital techniques and 2D & 3D visual tools and professional drawing, and graphical conventions used for communication in Interior Design and Styling industry.

Craft Techniques for Furniture

The module focuses on issues on furniture design, both as functional form and as systems in a given interior space. This is coupled with the knowledge of indigenous crafts, furniture design materials, crafting techniques, processes, and tools.

Interior Space Design

The module aims to educate students on the application of principles and function of aesthetics and design to create complex design strategies and intricate design solutions dealing with human factors, clearances, and proxemics. The module aims at designing commercial spaces like restaurants, cafes, libraries, and other such places.

Interior Styling

The module helps students understand and apply basic visual & aesthetic principles of styling in the processes involved in diverse interior typologies and projects such as shoots, editorials, and small-scale interior sets or spaces.

Construction and Materials

Students will understand & apply advanced technical processes and use service systems and construction methods to address sustainability issues to design and develop design strategies for complex interior environments of a commercial nature.

Craft Techniques for Furniture

The module provides an opportunity for the student to use their creative skills and furniture design knowledge – acquired in the previous semester – to design a piece of furniture.

Interior Space Design

The module aims at designing and developing interior design strategies for public use, such as commercial & institutional spaces.

Interior Styling

Develops an understanding of how to apply visual and aesthetic principles of styling in processes within diverse interior typologies, such as commercial properties, hospitality interiors, events, and visual merchandising at diverse locations.

Principles of Design Practice & Management and Entrepreneurship

The module aims to develop a holistic understanding of the working & business practices employed by the Interior Design industry.

Final project

The final project showcases the strengths and the skills of the student, with relation to generic and cognitive abilities along with subject knowledge. It is a showcase of the design, technical, theoretical, and conceptual knowledge gained by the student, along with research and surveys conducted for their concept development.

Students' Work

Have a glance at some of the stellar work executed by our students.


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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  • Interior Design and Space Planning

  • Interior Styling & Décor, Craft-based, & Furniture

  • Exhibition Design, Set Design, & Event Spaces

  • Self-Employed designer

  • Sourcing Managers with interior and furnishing firms

  • In-house Designer