Course Overview

Design | Plan | Detail | Demonstrate


The program aims to develop the ability to conceptualise, plan, design, and detail the functional and aesthetical interior spaces, ranging from small residential spaces to large public & commercial spaces. It trains you to creatively interpret cultural contexts in both a local and global context, while also integrating technical aspects such as structural systems, materials & construction, electricals, mechanicals, and so on.


The learning is project-based, with options to explore the complex functional, technical, and planning aspects, along with the softer artistic, aesthetic, and thematic elements of Interior Architecture and Design. The skills that will be taught include research, strategic decision making, 3D ideation, free-hand sketching, diagrammatic & technical drawings, digital drawings, model-making, and various presentation skills.

Interior Architecture Pathway – Shaping Spaces

The Interior Architecture pathway is a technical and volumetric approach to space design, with the intent to develop all-encompassing spatial experiences. Students often start with raw spaces and develop a full palette of technical means to create habitats for a variety of users. There is a focus on space planning, electrical layouts, ventilation & air-conditioning systems, and lighting strategies to create functional and comfortable environments.

Graduates of this pathway get an opportunity to work in architecture firms and form a link between architecture and interior design. They also become in-house designers for corporate, retail, and hospitality chains. The efficient reuse and renovation of existing architectural space constitutes a large portion of the work done by interior architects.


Interior Design Pathway – Aesthetics of Interiors

The Interior Design pathway focuses more on the aesthetics and styles of interiors, with an emphasis on themes, décor & styling, surface materials, finishes, furniture, and crafts. Students will analyse design trends & movements and adapt them to the modern user’s needs, with an unwavering emphasis on image and expression. Sourcing of materials and furnishings as well as leveraging local & regional crafts and artisanal work are also an important focus.
Graduates of this pathway often work with interior design firms, but also branch out into set design for film and television, exhibition design, events, as well as styling for photo shoots, window displays, and retail experiences.

Curriculum

Visual Culture | Material Culture | Media Culture & Design Culture

Basic Spatial Skills, Knowledge, & Methods.
Characteristics of Personal Spaces | Basic Materials and Construction Techniques | Socio-Cultural Impact on Spatial Design | Spatial Representation through Hand Drawing, Technical Drawing, and Model-Making (Digital and Physical)

Specialised Learnings of Interior Design, along with an unwavering focus on developing the relationship between the learner and the industry. Every student will undergo a live project (cross-disciplinary) and obtain valuable international experience.
Characteristics of Collective Spaces | Advanced Materials and Construction Systems | Global, Interdisciplinary, and Industry Exposure | Advanced Digital Drawing and Modelling | International Lab

Every student will undergo a Professional Practice and Final Project session before their final portfolio display.
Heritage Interiors and Socially Relevant Design | Independent Thesis Design Project | Professional Development, Work-Integrated Learning | Making a Professional Portfolio | Refining Public Speaking Skills

Students' Work

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

Faculty

Mr. Mehta has practiced as an architect for over 20 years. Growing up and completing his education in the United States, he made the decision to shift permanently to India in 2009, where he became a full-time design educator. He has taught at both the School of Planning & Architecture as well as NIFT, both in Delhi.

- Message from Dean

Career Path

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

  • Self-Employed Interior Architects

  • Entrepreneur

  • Consultancy

  • Design Practitioner

  • Craft Entrepreneur

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