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Bachelor of Design (B. Des.)

The Design School will offer rigorous academic training, hands on studio-mentor driven teaching and a liberated learning experience will equip the students to take on the professional expectations of a designer in 2020 and beyond. The Bachelor of Design program ensures holistic development of a student: mind-set, knowledge and skill. The curriculum is focused around designing innovative, impactful solutions with emergent technologies in sync with the evolved Design Practice. It offers industry interface opportunities from the first year. It is the only undergraduate design program that includes Technology and Business Management as modules in the curriculum. Another highlight of this program is its research based learning that begins with critiquing in the first term to a Research Paper in the final term. The program envisions Design as constantly evolving, students are encouraged to walk the ‘Path of continuous self - discovery and growth'.

Degree: B.Des.
Mode: Full Time
Duration: 4 Years
Intake: 25 Students


  • Unique Features 

    • Focus on design thinking process to humanise technology 
    • Holistic development of a student: mind-set, knowledge and skills 
    • Tinkering lab to design solutions by experimenting with emergent technologies
    • Creative entrepreneurship module to encourage Design led start-ups 
    • Professionalising a student with necessary business acumen and communication skills 
    • Continuous industry connect through various avenues 
    • Design influencing Modules offered in Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Business Management taught by experts
    • Learn by Research
  • Pedagogy
    • Creative exploration and learn by doing combined with ‘tinkering’ (Experimental learning)
    • Focus on self-discovery in an inspiring and conducive environment through dialogues, lectures, workshops, studio visits, research, seminars, debates, webinars and reflective sessions
    • Maturing in real time industry projects and reinforce learning through collaborations, critique and practice
  • Program expectations

    The students in the course of four years will gain:

    Core capabilities of a Designer: Expertise in creative thinking, visualisation and conceptualising skills and innovative mind sets.

    Problem solving skills with a scientific approach: They will be able to integrate their knowledge of Design Technicals along with Design Influencers namely Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Science.

    Abilities to humanise technology: Comprehension to understand the possibilities with current and emergent technologies to deliver a viable, sustainable, futuristic and outcome driven design.

    Expertise in User-centred, collaborative process: Generate a response that leads the team to user centric / collaborative paths to find opportunity spaces that can be explored via design to create business value.

    Implementation with Multidisciplinary alignment and Business Acumen: Respond with cross functional, multidisciplinary, empathetic and ethical mind-set to work in collaboration and lead with creative and emotional intelligence.

  • Career prospects

    Graduates of the NMIMS School of Design will find within themselves a newfound wisdom to simplify and enrich lives through the core teachings of the School. They will find an eager demand for themselves in most sectors such as Hospitality, IT, Healthcare, Education, Tourism among others.

    The various prospects for a Bachelor of Design graduate from NMIMS School of Design include:

    • Job profiles such as Consumer Insights and Design Researcher, Communication Designer, Experience Designer (UX & UI), Innovation Facilitator, Service Designer amongst others.
    • Begin Design led start-ups.
    • Pursue a Masters in Design in India or Abroad

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