Course - Overview

Exploring the power and impact of spatial design to understand and transform existing

spaces in a social, cultural, sustainable and contemporary setting is at the heart of the

Interior Design program at Pearl Academy. In a technologically transforming ecosystem

where design problems are multiple and challenges are complex, our program

encourages students to take creative risks. They design spaces that blend real-world

requirements with innovative solutions, to shape holistic spatial experiences.

International exposure, career mentoring by top industry experts and live projects are

designed to hone the skills and learnings of students. The program aims to develop the

ability to experiment, conceptualize, and detail functional and aesthetic spaces in which

the final design solutions may not be singular, but divergent in nature.

Fusing boundaries and crossing disciplines with a combination of problem-solving skills

and creativity are integral to this program and we create skilled professionals who are

adaptable and well equipped to navigate through a constantly evolving future.

The learning is project-based, with options to explore the functional, technical, and

planning aspects of Interior Architecture, along with the stylistic, aesthetic, and thematic

elements of Interior Design.


  • Interior Designer • Freelancer • Artist • Consultant • Design Practitioner
  • Stylist • Self-employed Designer • Craft Entrepreneur • Researcher
  • Educator • In-house Expert Designer


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).