Lifestyle and Accessory Design is an art of design that deals with rapidly developing lifestyle comfort products. The Program inculcate various aspects of design and Covers lifestyle accessories like Jewelry, Metal ware, Handbags, Footwear, Glassware, Time wear, Eye wear, Leather goods, Interior Accessories, precious metal adornment, Handicrafts, Playful Accessories, Headgear and Visual Merchandising.
Bachelors of Design in Lifestyle and Accessory Design, a 4 years full time Course of 8 semesters. The Course imparts Skills from basic level to the Advance Conceptual problem solving, design process, manufacturing processes. As Lifestyle and Accessory design have scopes in most of all Domains of Design. Hence the course helps build competency for taking up challenges to compete with ever-changing lifestyle.
The program emphasis on Sketching & Rendering, Visualization Skills, Semantics, Digital Drawing, Kinematics, Anthropometry & Ergonomics. As a result the course makes you learn the basic concepts of Design of accessories for a better lifestyle.
BDes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design teaching pedagogy
Bdes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design is taught in a pragmatic manner to better Live understanding with smart Digital Tools. The common teachings involves :-
- Regular lectures.
- Industry leaders experiences lectures.
- Digital Tools Training.
- Live Projects.
- Field trips.
- Apprenticeship &
BDes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design Course Highlights
|Course Full Form||Bachelors of Designing in Lifestyle and Accessory Design|
|Course Mode||Semester wise.|
|Eligibility||12th Pass from Any Stream from Recognized Board or Equivalent.|
|Age Limit||No age Limit.|
|Medium of Teaching||The Course is Mostly taught in English but in Some Colleges in Hindi also.|
|Maximum Duration||Maximum Duration provided is 7 years from the date of admission.|
|Skills Required||Good communication skills, Patience, Good IQ, Presentation skills, Quick Learner, High Patience & Observation, Drawing skills, Innovativeness, Creative nature.|
|Admission Process||It varies from College to College some require Entrance Exam followed by Interview. Some require SOP + Entrance Exam + Interview.|
|Employment Opportunities||Freelancing, Accessory Manufacturing Units, Jewellery Stores, Retailing departments, Design Studios and workshops.|
|Bdes Course Fees (Annual in Rs)||Rs 2.0 lakhs to Rs 6.0 Lakhs per Annum (Including Admission Fees, Semester Fees, Examination Fees & all other Charges).|
|Higher Education||Students have multiple options for Making career in Design as they can Persue M.Design (Masters of Design in Lifestyle and Accessory Design ), MA Design (Masters of Arts in Design – Lifestyle and Accessory Design).|
|Career Opportunities||Designer, Footwear Designer, Jewelry Designer, Accessory Stylist, Accessory Designer, Visual Merchandiser.|
|Top Recruiters||Lavie, Swarovski, Da Milano, Benetton Group, Dior, Hugo Boss, Westside, H&M, Titan, Zara, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci.|
|Top Job profiles||Interior Designer, Jewellery Designer, Product Designer, Architectural Designer, Design Architect.|
|Average Salary||Rs 4.5 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs.|
|Top Bdes Colleges in India||NID, NIFT, ISDI, Atlas Skilltech University, UPES, Pearl Academy, UID, WUD, SUSHANT UNIVERSITY, Presidency University, WOXSEN University.|
BDes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design Entrance Exams in India
|Entrance Exams||Conducting Bodies||Exam Dates||Last Date of Registration|
|Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED)||Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay||23rd January 2022||Nov 16, 2021|
|NIFT Entrance Exam||National Institute of Fashion Technology||Likely January 2022||Tentatively December 2021|
|Pearl Academy Entrance Exam||Pearl Academy||February Cycle – Written Exam: 5th February 2022 April Cycle – Written Exam: April 2022||Feb Cycle – 31st January 2022|
|UPESDAT||University of Petroleum and Energy Studies||March 2022, April 2022, May 2022||31st March 2022|
|NID Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)||National Institute of Design||Sunday, 2 Jan, 2022||Tuesday, 30 November 2021|
|ISDI Challenge||Atlas Skilltech University||Early Cycle -31st October 2022 Regular Cycle – Tentatively February 2022||Early cycle – 1st to 30th November 2021. Regular Cycle – Tentatively February 2022.|
|United World Institute of Design Entrance Exam (UIDDAT)||Karnavati University||January 30, 2022||January 15, 2022|
|Sushant University Design Aptitude Test SUDAT||Sushant University||2nd February, 2022||25, February 2022|
Best Career Options after BDes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design
There are many lucrative career options after BDes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design.
- Persue Higher Education (Masters) of 2 years in Duration in Lifestyle and Accessory Design
- Become an Entrepreneur and Start own business (Startup). Many Top BDes Colleges in India even provide seed funding to their passing out students for startups.
- Various other lucrative job profiles as careers in lifestyle and Accessory Design are as following:-
Product designer, Brand manager, Design manager, Product Development Manager, Toy Designer, Stylists, Visual merchandiser, Costume Designer, Jewelry Designer, Leather goods Designer, giftware Designer, Wooden Designer, Bags Designer, footwear Designer and handicrafts researchers for government projects/ boutiques/entrepreneurs or individual / freelance designers.
Bachelors of Design in Lifestyle and Accessory Design Syllabus
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Sketching Drawing 1||Sketching Drawing 2|
|Elements of Design||Principles of Design|
|SLA||Material exploration II|
|Material exploration I||Leadership and Teamwork|
|Living Conversations||Critical Thinking and Writing|
|Learning how to learn|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Materials & Processes||History & Philosophy of Design|
|Technical Studies||Trends and Influences|
|Rendering and Representation Techniques||Human factors and Ergonomics in Design|
|Project 1 : Advanced Visual Studies||Project 2 : Design Thinking|
|Design Thinking||Working with Data|
|Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics)||Environment and Sustainability – Himalaya Fellowship|
|Exploratory Elective 1||Exploratory Elective 2|
|Program Elective 1|
|Working with Bamboo|
|Working with Glass|
|Working with Ceramics|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Design Research Methodology||Mass Customization|
|Cultural Studies||Packaging Design|
|Color; Material and Finish||Summer Internship|
|Project 3: Precious Metal Accessories||Project 4: Craft, Design & Social Impact|
|Persuasive Presence||Exploratory Elective 4|
|Start Your Start-up||Choose Anyone of the following|
|Exploratory Elective 3||Solving Complex Problems|
|Program Elective 2||Technologies of the Future|
|Mix Material||Future Casting|
|BioMimicry||Managing Relationships and Being Happy|
|Program Elective 3|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|Business Tools for Designers||Project|
|Project 5: Footwear and Soft Goods|
|Project 6: Interior Space Accessories|
|Exploratory Elective 5|
|Choose Anyone of the following|
|India and Its Place in the Contemporary World|
|Theory of Everything|
|Finding your Purpose in Life|
|Program Elective 4|
|Branding and Communication|
|Digital Maketing & Photography|
Documents Required for BDes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design Admission
Following Documents are required to Upload at the Time of application in BDes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design or Carry at the time of admission.
- Mark sheet and pass certificate of your Class X or XII examination.
- School leaving certificate
- Entrance Exam Score Card
- Aadhar Card
- Transfer certificate
- Domicile certificate/ Residential proof certificate.
- Character certificate/ Migration certificate
- Caste Certificate
- Proof of disability (if any)