The 2 Year PG Pathway in Interior Design & Styling explores the interior built environment through the lens of human habitation of spaces. 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 social/ecological consciousness. After a basic exposure to the fundamental history and theory of interior design and 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, Sensitizing to Material, Media and Techniques, Learning how to learn. 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 the course the students will be exposed to wider-ranging theoretical, design, technical and communication contexts and shall be able to further apply this knowledge to design and style more complex spaces.
Later semesters will develops further understanding, knowledge and skills required for interior design and styling. Students need to establish the importance of visualizing, conceptualizing and realizing design ideation through a process of exploration and experimentation. The focus is on the co-relation between design and market. Students learn to integrate their knowledge with commercial practices and market requirements. This helps students to develop a design philosophy and style of their own. A mature approach and independent working are expected throughout the course.
The curriculum at this level emphasizes on independent work and critical evaluation of work done. The students advance to more complex integrated projects wherein they are required to apply all the design, technical/theoretical and business knowledge gained along with the knowledge gained in the last two semesters along with research and surveys conducted for their concept development through classroom contact learning and virtual platforms using the dedicated institution learning management system.
The final project is a juxtaposition of well-researched and creative expressions, encompassing the entire learning of all the semesters.