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Product & Lifestyle Design (Industrial / Accessories)

Delhi NCR | Jaipur | Mumbai
  • Duration : 4 Year UG Pathway
  • Eligibility : Candidates should have passed HSC qualifying examination (10+2) from any recognised board.
  • NATA 2016 scores accepted
  • Pearl Academy is a regular study centre of IGNOU. You can choose to pursue BA/B.Com courses with IGNOU at no additional cost. For details click here
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Course Overview

UG-Product & Lifestyle Design

The course aims to focus on the following areas

Industrial Design

Scope/ Areas covered: Technology-Enabled Products; Lighting; Electronics; Household products; Healthcare; Fixtures; Consumer goods; Furniture.

Employment Sectors: Multi-national companies; start ups; industrial and domestic product manufacturing companies & design consultancies; products, systems and services creators.

Employment Profile:Salaried jobs at Product Design firms; Freelance; Consultancy; Entrepreneurship; Research; Manufacturing Consultant, In-house Designer.


Scope/ Areas covered: Jewellery; Wearable Accessories; Non-wearable Lifestyle Products; Ceramics; Luggage; Tableware; Decorative Products; Corporate Gifts.

Employment Sectors: Product designers; design houses; export houses; retail chains; jewellery houses; department stores; established designers; craft organisations.

Employment Profile: Salaried jobs at Product and Accessory Design firms; Freelance; Consultancy; Entrepreneurship; In-house Designer.


The 4 Year UG Pathway in Product & Accessory Design is designed to produce competent, creative and ethical product designers/entrepreneurs who are intellectually mature, ecologically sensitive, and socially responsible. After a year of basic design exploration in Foundation, the pathway focuses on human-centered activities, functions, and aspirations, and works towards creating employable graduates who are well balanced in their knowledge and skills in products, designs, aesthetics, forms, craft & manufacturing and communication aspects of the discipline. After a fundamental study of human-centered design and design process, students take advantage of a flexible curriculum that covers a wide range of product and accessory specializations.

The focus of the course is to provide a graduate learning pathway through distinct levels of subject competencies and differentiated areas of in depth learning in the field of Product & Lifestyle Design.

The intake of students for the design specialisms is from diverse backgrounds. Initial level exposes students to design concepts, experience of visual communication or practice in working with materials. The structure and content introduce and develop a broad spectrum of skills and concepts which develop sequentially to prepare students to take up the challenges of degree phase of the study.

In the next stage the learning concentrates on the basic understanding and skills significant to Product & Lifestyle Design. The level focuses on enhancing and expanding the student’s knowledge and comprehension of creative and design subjects introduced in the beginning. This level aims to further develop design sensitivity and acquire basic knowledge and skills for Product & Lifestyle Design.

In the intermediate learning stage the integration will be continues, and students will be exposed to wider theoretical contexts and intricate systems of technical contexts, and apply these to more complex and independent design investigations for Product & Lifestyle Design. Further the student will be provided an option to study in other academic venues in India or abroad, at approved institutions, under a Student Exchange scheme. The Students at this stage will get an opportunity to link with Industry and develop their practical understanding through exploring themselves in Industry setup and gain first-hand experience.

The advance level is based on self-study. In this level, student-faculty direct contact is minimized and students are encouraged to expand their learning both in breadth and depth under the mentor guidance. Students will be given options for elective study and will engage for inter-disciplinary explorations. This level will be concluded with a Final Project in which their knowledge and skills will conclude in an independent, creative and innovative exploration learning and material to provide various Design Solutions.

Finally, the course shall be helpful in preparing the students for employment, entrepreneurial and professional opportunities or to access postgraduate studies and further research in the field of Product & Lifestyle Design.

NATA 2016 - 17 scores accepted

Collaborations / Tie ups - Association of Designers of India,


Experienced Based Learning, Project Based assignments, Hands on Learning, Team projects, Model Making & Construction, Live Projects, Industry Seminars; Faculty as facilitators, Student treated as young professional.


Industrial Design

Technology-Enabled | Lighting | Electronics | Household | Healthcare | Fixtures | Consumer goods | Furniture |
(Jaipur) - Focus on Furniture

Accessory Design

Jewellery | Wearable Accessories | Non-wearable Lifestyle Products | Soft Furnishings | Decorative Products | Corporate Gifts
(Jaipur) – Focus on Jewellery, Ceramics, Decorative Products and Gifts


Best Package offered: 6.50 lacs | Accenture

Student Exchange

Domus Academy- Milan, Media Design School - New Zealand, NHL Univ. of Applied Sciences - Netherlands , Arts University Bournemouth - UK, University for the Creative Arts - UK , University of Winchester - UK, BTK University of Applied Sciences - Germany, NABA – Milan

Industry projects

Jindal Steel, TATA Motors, C.L.Gupta, Krea, Magppie, SteelCase, Green the Map, Etre Luxe, TARA Gram, Beeja

Internship & Placements

Krea, Spago Interiors, Godrej, AKFD, Ajji, Durian, Accenture, Six Inch India, Organic Connect, India Art Ware, C.L. Gupta, Karigari, Green The Map to name a few

Exclusive Trips & Platforms

Design Festivals Exhibition and Participation: Pune Design Festival, India Design ID, FoAiD Summit, SurajKund Craft Mela, Museums, Book Fair, Watch & Jewelry Fair.

Industry in the classroom

    Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, Steelcase along with other team members came to Pearl Academy for discussion on Role of Design in Creating Inspiring Workspaces.
    A celebrated Interior Designer & Founder of ‘The Charcoal Project’ is currently on the advisory board of Pearl Academy and interacts with students on regular basis.
    The world renowned master planner and architect shared success mantras with Pearlites, school students, parents and our faculty members.

Aradhya Ahuja

Product & Lifestyle Design (Industrial/accessories)

Represented Pearl Academy at World Business Forum, New York

International Exposure

All UG Pathway students have the following opportunities:-

1. Opt for international exchange program at universities like Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Netherlands), University for the Creative Arts (UK), Heriot Watt University (UK), NHL University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), Royal Academy of Art (The Hague),  London College of Fashion (UK),  Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (USA), LDT Nagold (Germany),  BTK University (Germany), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), University of the West of England (UK), NABA (Milan) etc.

2. Participate in international summer programs at NABA (Italy), Domus Academy (Italy), London College of Fashion (UK) or BTK Germany

In 2016, 42 students participated in NABA Summer Workshops and 8 students in London College of Fashion Summer courses workshop.


Other International Opportunities

1. Selected final year students get to present their graduating project at international universities like NABA, Italy.Watch the video

2. Selected students are trained and sent to work with designers in international events like Paris Fashion Week. Watch the video

3. Many experienced faculty members from universities across the globe conduct workshops and lectures with students. Know more

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Vidisha Singhal

Vidisha Singhal

‘It's been a fabulous journey that started with experimenting and having fun at Pearl Academy to facing real clients in the real world and now designing across the length and breadth of the country.’ Vidisha Singhal (Product Designer)

Abhikaam Dixit

Abhikaam Dixit

I joined Pearl Academy in 2016 and enrolled myself into Industrial Design sector specializing into Product Design. I chose this course for my U.G so as to have a clarity about the aesthetics of design and it's depth in the industry. Initially I was going to pursue Transportation Design for my undergrad but I chose this course since it's more diverse and will allow me to take up Automotive Design way more seriously ahead.

I had a wonderful time in Pearl Academy I got to learn a lot of new methods and approaches towards successfully executing a design idea. I was counseled by the best of faculties to systematically target my project by dividing it into parts like ideation engagement etc. I developed a sense of adaptability with the design and art environment which felt complete alien to me but thanks to Pearl as it now is a piece of cake for me. I'll say my expectations have been taken care of at this premiere institute and I always will highly recommend students to take up courses here. The best part about this college is the international level of teaching patterns which mentors any individual thoroughly and make him/her future ready.

Surabh Singh

Surabh Singh

This year, we hired students from Pearl Academy and are very happy with their performance. They are very professionally trained and aware of all the latest trends and innovations in our fast-paced industry. We look forward to hire more students next year.

Aparna Kaistha

Aparna Kaistha

I started working right after graduation, but felt something amiss. That’s when I was introduced to Styling for Interiors. As a stylist, I worked with various magazines like Elle Decor, BBC Good Homes, Casaviva and also did freelance shoots for Maxim and Femina. I have also styled brochures for various stores and done up store and window displays. As a field, I think Interior Styling is an extremely upcoming field as more and more people are moving into builder houses and semi-furnished rented apartments where there is a greater need for a decorator to help do up the space than a full-on designer.

Kunal Bhandari

Kunal Bhandari

Pearl created the foundation to pursue my higher studies at FIDM. The curriculum is rigorous, with experienced faculty sharing knowledge of international trends and markets. I am happy that I chose Pearl Academy.

Sneha Shekhar

Sneha Shekhar

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