Product Design

Delhi | Jaipur | Mumbai
  • Eligibility : Candidates should have passed Class XII from any recognized board. NATA 2017 scores accepted.
  • Qualification :
    • Indian Qualification : Professional Diploma from Pearl Academy. Students will enroll for a pathway of 11 month diplomas leading to a Professional Diploma at the end of their final year. Pearl Academy recommends BBA (IGNOU). Students will register at no additional cost. With the IGNOU degree, all graduates are eligible for pursuing their Masters in any Govt. affiliated institutes like NIFT, NID and other universities. Pearl Academy, Jaipur has been offered provisional affiliation from Rajasthan ILD Skill University (RISU) and will now offer Bachelor of Vocation degree (B.Voc.) in Fashion Design, Product & Lifestyle Design & Interior & Spatial Design.
    • INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATION : Option for a full credit transfer out of Pearl Academy, for final year, to Bachelor of Design degree at Torrens University, Australia.
  • Certification :Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI)
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Better Design for Better Living

The program is an interdisciplinary platform for young creatives to learn how to design product solutions and objet d’art for our zeitgeist. Acquiring new thinking skills; using various creative processes to empathetically problem solve; applying innate curiosity to explore new ways of making; and, with unbridled imagination, delivering design impact through innovative products that finely balance style, form, function and philosophy.

Students learn to design for user’s needs, examine contemporary trends, explore new materials, understand wide variety of production processes and play with cutting-edge software & technology. Graduates are trained to holistically examine systems & ecologies, manage business imperatives for their products solutions from research, to conception, to execution.

 

Lifestyle Accessory Pathway: Product Design made Personal

Are you interested in exploring how to create functional objects that make a lifestyle statement? Want to learn and apply design skills creating innovative accessories that set new benchmark for function, comfort, form and style? In this pathway, students will learn to conceptualise, explore materials and construction details, understand & anticipate lifestyle trends and apply these tools to fabricate a variety of lifestyle accessories.

Graduates in this pathway will pursue a career as a product designer creating functional lifestyle objects wearables and non-wearables for e.g. watches, luggage, jewellery, bath ware, tableware, etc.

 

Industrial Design Pathway: Product Design for Scale & Impact

Do you spend your time contemplating how to improve the world we live in? Have you ever undone a mechanical object just to see how it’s made? Curious how to innovate using technology and make interactive products? Industrial design is an interdisciplinary pathway that blends a rigorous design process with an experimental mind-set, students will also learn to apply contemporary manufacturing and interactive technologies to create products that deliver impact and improve lives.

Graduates in this pathway will pursue a career as a product designer working on a wide variety of complex products for e.g. furniture, lighting, consumer durables, interactive & connected products and even toys. 

YEAR 1

Design fundamentals | Aesthetic principles | Creative processes | Introduction to Design Tools & Techniques

YEAR 2

Basic Communication Skills, Knowledge, & Methods

Design Context | Visual Vocabulary | Ideas and Innovation in Design | Material manipulation and construction techniques | Use of hand and machine tools | Product Representation: 3D product sketching, technical drawing, model-making (digital/physical)

YEAR 3

Specialised Learnings of Product & Lifestyle Design

Every student will undergo Live Project (cross disciplinary) and get international experience.

Design Research | Problem Based Learning | Design process | Sustainability | Live Industry Project | International Experience | Advanced Production Processes

YEAR 4

Every student will undergo Professional Practice and Final Project leading to final portfolio display.

Social Enterprise | Professional Development | Work-integrated learning | Making a professional portfolio | Final project

Employment Sectors

  • Multi-national companies | start-ups | industrial and domestic product manufacturing companies & design consultancies | products, systems and services creators
  • Product designers | design houses | export houses | retail chains | jewellery houses | department stores | established designers | craft organisations

International Opportunities

  • International Exchange - 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.
  • Summer Program - Participate in international summer programs at NABA (Italy), Domus Academy (Italy), London College of Fashion (UK) or BTK Germany.
  • Present Graduating Project - Selected final year students get to present their graduating project at international universities like NABA, Italy. Watch video
  • Intern at International Events - Selected students are trained and sent to work with designers in international events like Paris Fashion Week. Watch video
  • Learn from International Faculty - Many experienced faculty members from universities across the globe conduct workshops and lectures with students. Know more

Experts

 

 

 

PLD Design [ Industrial Design | Lifestyle Accessories ]

Career Path

  • Product Designer
  • Design Merchandiser
  • Interior Product Designer
  • Independent Design consultant
  • Academicians and design education
  • Product and Industrial Designer
  • Lifestyle Accessory Design for Wearable

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Higher Education for Pearlites 

USA/Canada: Savannah College of Art & Design

Europe: Domus Academy

Awards

‘Wood is Good’ competition at FOAID event
  • Nikita Martins
  • Khyati Dave
  • Vaishnavi Iyer
  • Krupali Ramani
  • Aditya Ketan and Kharade Roshail Agrawal Interior & Spatial Design & Product & Lifestyle Design) Winner

 

Alumna - Vidisha Singhal

Alumna - 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)

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.

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.

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.

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