Course - Overview

The world of accessory design is an exciting field of creativity and experimentation – it deals with the design of a wide variety of wearable and non-wearable accessory objects encompassing personal accessories like bags, shoes, jewellery as well as home décor objects.

The course learning integrates knowledge of making with a keen sense of aesthetics which is then applied to design and develop a wide of range objects for essential everyday accessories to high-end luxury pieces. Fusing imagination, aesthetics and functionality - students acquire essential making skills, hone their perception and develop design aptitude to create an innovative range of accessories – across materials, consumer segments and markets.

The UG Accessory Design course provides a large canvas for exploration and self-expression, students are encouraged to become agile thinkers, adept makers and fearless creatives. The 4-year programme is a combination of lectures, seminars, studio work and workshops for hands-on learning and making. Our on-campus maker space is well-equipped for both mechanical and digital fabrication and has full-time technicians to support and facilitate student work. Projects often take students outside the classroom for extended fieldwork for e.g. study trips, field research and industry visits. Students spend their time interacting with faculty and industry mentors; learning different materials, processes and technologies; studying past and future trends; understanding local and global aesthetics and styles; working with both traditional as well as contemporary crafts and techniques.

Furthermore, the discipline is divided into two specific areas of career focus – Lifestyle Accessory and Jewellery. Each student depending on their area of particular interest can choose a specific specialism in semester 3, this allows each student to focus on building a strong portfolio of work in their chosen domain.

Curriculum

Visual Culture | Material Culture | Media Culture | Design Culture

Design Culture | Design Language | Material Design | 3D Tools | Usability | Object Stories | Craft | Usability in Practice

Cultural Studies | Design Research | Envisioning Design Directions | Mass Customisation | Industry Live Projects | Small Scale Manufacturing | Mixed Materials | International Experience

Business Tools for Designers | Social Enterprise Projects | FutureLabs | Developing Specialised Product(s) | Career Mentoring | Final Design Projects | Making A Professional Portfolio

Every student will undergo a Professional Practice and Final Project session before their final portfolio display.

Specialisation

Location : Delhi-West | Jaipur | Bengaluru

Duration :4 Years

Eligibility : 10+2, in any discipline.

Certification : Professional Diploma (at the end of 4th year)

Course - Overview

As the word suggests, this specialism pertains to the design of accessory objects that define someone’s style of living. It pertains to understanding users’ personal preferences, way of living & style in order to create works of design. Design that functionally and aesthetically compliment, enhance, highlight and define users’ themselves or their immediate surroundings. Lifestyle accessory specialism gives a student the opportunity to explore and create a wide variety of wearable as well as non-wearable accessory objects. This includes the design of Bags, Shoes, Watches, Eyewear, Home Décor Objects, Craft Objects, Office Accessories, Giftware and Tableware. A student is trained to understand users, markets and trends and work with a wide variety of materials and techniques encompassing the design and making of objects that define a lifestyle.

Curriculum

Year 1 Visual Culture | Material Culture | Media Culture | Design Culture

Year 2 Design Culture & Language | Material and Making | Basic Design Representation | Design Methodology | Materials and Production | Advanced Design Representation
Object & Body (Leather Accessories) | Object Stories (Table Top Accessories)

Year 3 Conscious Luxury + New Materials | International Experience | Industry Live Projects | Envisioning Design Directions | Mass Customisation |
Small Scale Manufacturing | Footwear Design| Visual Merchandising& Packaging |

Year 4 Business Tools for Designers | Social Enterprise Projects | FutureLabs | Developing Specialised Product(s) | Career Mentoring | Final Design Projects | Making A Professional Portfolio
Every student will undergo a Professional Practice and Final Project session before their final portfolio display.

Career Path

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

  • Accessory Designer
  • Luggage/Footwear Designer
  • Trend Researcher
  • Design Trend Forecaster
  • Lifestyle Designer
  • Craft Design Specialist
  • Accessory Design Blogger
  • Accessory Design Educator
  • Material Specialist

Location : Delhi-West | Jaipur

Duration :4 Years

Eligibility : 10+2, in any discipline.

Certification : Professional Diploma (at the end of 4th year)

Course - Overview

This specialism pertains to design of a particular object of personal adornment i.e. jewellery. Students will receive training in the wide array of areas essential to jewellery design today. India has been renowned for jewellery-based craft traditions and techniques, manufacturing as well as exports, however, today, e-commerce is shifting the way Indian’s perceive value of jewellery. Therefore, under this specialism, students will explore many varieties, aesthetics, forms and techniques of jewellery making from traditional to contemporary, from precious to non-precious from luxury to craft and perhaps innovate new forms of jewellery. It will also provide students new skills to leverage technology across design, materials, manufacturing, business and retail in the world of jewellery.

Curriculum

Year 1 Visual Culture | Material Culture | Media Culture | Design Culture

Year 2 Design Culture & Language | Material and Making | Basic Design Representation | Design Methodology | Materials and Production | Advanced Design Representation
Design Aesthetics | Design For Market

Year 3 Conscious Luxury + New Materials | International Experience | Industry Live Projects | Envisioning Design Directions | Mass Customisation |
Product Innovation | Product Detailing | Diamond Grading & Gemology

Year 4 Business Tools for Designers | Social Enterprise Projects | FutureLabs | Developing Specialised Product(s) | Career Mentoring | Final Design Projects | Making A Professional Portfolio
Every student will undergo a Professional Practice and Final Project session before their final portfolio display.

Career Path

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

  • Jewellery Designer
  • Independent Design Consultant
  • Design Entrepreneur
  • Design Researcher
  • Manufacturing Consultant
  • In-House Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Educator

Students' Work

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

Faculty

Our faculty members are the strongest pillars of our 28 years of creative impact. These mentors are life-long learners, eager to dedicate their lives to create a change for a better tomorrow. They nurture creative minds and bring out the best in them over the years. Every student at Pearl is transformed into extraordinary leaders with the help of their support, guidance and mentoring. They and our students together make us who we are. Take a look at these geniuses.

Career Path

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

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  • Accessory Designer

  • Luggage/Footwear Designer

  • Trend Researcher

  • Design Trend Forecaster

  • Lifestyle Designer

  • Craft Design Specialist

  • Accessory Design Blogger

  • Accessory Design Educator

  • Material Specialist

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