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Bachelor of Design (B. Des.)

The Design School offers a 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.

What we do in four years?

The curriculum of this undergraduate ‘degree’ program
is in sync with the changing paradigm of Design profession integrating Design Fundamentals (Design Technicals) with Multi-Disciplinary Fundamentals (Design Influencers). The Design Technicals comprise the core design modules, whilst the Design Influencers include modules in Psychology, Sociology, Technology and Management. In order to equip students to build problem solving skills and sensibilities, knowledge is imparted to enable them arrive at solutions that can be multi-stream/ level manifestation. The foundation program is spread over two years, including the basic knowledge of all the streams of Design.

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distribution of fundamentals over four years

In years I & II, students are exposed rigorously to
 Design Fundamentals and get an introductory view of Design Influencers through assisted teaching environments. All modules over two years progressively increase in complexity and are exhaustive.

The years III & IV, focus on deep dives and tinkering 
to contextualise the assimilated knowledge, to create impactful solutions by exploring emergent technologies. There is also a focus on professionalisation of the student with an internship. The students are expected
to converge and leap through creative studios, internship and the degree project.

Why B.Des. at NMIMS?

The undergraduate Degree Program at the top ranked NMIMS (deemed to be university) offers a holistic educational experience in a well-equipped, vibrant campus. The curriculum is multidisciplinary with a focus on ‘Humanising Technology’ to discover the ‘creator’ in you. A faculty team which challenges boundaries to be fulfilling mentors.

  • Located in the heart of a live multi-disciplinary University culture
  • Focussed on the Design thinking process to humanise technology
  • Holistic development of a student: mind-set, knowledge and skills
  • 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 which are taught by experts
  • It is the only undergraduate design program that includes Technology and Business Management as modules in the curriculum
  • Research Component (critiquing in first semester to writing research paper in final semester)

Pedagogy

  • Learn by doing
  • Creative Exploration
  • Tinkering (Experimental Learning)
  • Learn by roleplay and collaboration
  • Learn by research and critiquing
  • Self-Discovery
  • Dialogues and Debates
  • Workshops and Studio visits
  • Seminars and Webinars
  • Case Studies
  • Industry Project Participation/Involvement

Graduate of this B.Des. program 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.

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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 Designer, Innovation Facilitator, Service Designer amongst others
  • Begin Design led start-ups.
  • Pursue a Masters in Design in India or Abroad

Copyright ©

Note: The B.Des. Program Design, module structure and module outlines is a copyright of SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed to be University),Mumbai and copying there off in any manner or making Photostat copies or feeding or storage in any retrieval system, computer etc. or transmission by any electronic means without the written permission of the owner SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed to be University),Mumbai will entail civil and criminal action without further notice.

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

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