B Des in Lifestyle and Accessory Design

BDes in 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.
  • Presentations.
  • Digital Tools Training.
  • Workshops.
  • Live Projects.
  • Field trips.
  • Internships.
  • Apprenticeship &
  • Training’s.

BDes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design Course Highlights

Course Full FormBachelor of Designing in Lifestyle and Accessory Design
Degree TypeGraduation.
Course ModeSemester wise.
Eligibility12th Pass from Any Stream from Recognized Board or Equivalent.
Age LimitNo age Limit.
Medium of TeachingThe Course is Mostly taught in English but in Some Colleges in Hindi also.
Maximum DurationMaximum Duration provided is 7 years from the date of admission.
Skills RequiredGood communication skills, Patience, Good IQ, Presentation skills, Quick Learner, High Patience & Observation, Drawing skills, Innovativeness, Creative nature.
Admission ProcessIt varies from College to College some require Entrance Exam followed by Interview. Some require SOP + Entrance Exam + Interview.
Employment OpportunitiesFreelancing, 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 EducationStudents have multiple options for Making career in Design as they can Peruse Design, MA Design
Career OpportunitiesDesigner, Footwear Designer, Jewelry Designer, Accessory Stylist, Accessory Designer, Visual Merchandiser.
Top RecruitersLavie, Swarovski, Da Milano, Benetton Group, Dior, Hugo Boss, Westside, H&M, Titan, Zara, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci.
Top Job profilesInterior Designer, Jewelry Designer, Product Designer, Architectural Designer, Design Architect.
Average SalaryRs 4.5 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs.
Top Bdes Colleges in IndiaNID, NIFT, ISDIAtlas Skilltech UniversityUPES, Pearl Academy, UID, WUD, SUSHANT UNIVERSITY, Presidency University, WOXSEN University.

BDes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design Entrance Exams in India

Entrance ExamsConducting BodiesExam DatesLast Date of Registration
Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED)Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay23rd JanuaryNov
NIFT Entrance ExamNational Institute of Fashion TechnologyLikely JanuaryTentatively December
Pearl Academy Entrance ExamPearl AcademyFebruary Cycle – Written Exam: February
April Cycle – Written Exam: April
Feb Cycle – January
UPESDATUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesMarch , April , MayMarch
NID Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)National Institute of DesignJan,Tuesday, November
ISDI ChallengeAtlas Skilltech UniversityEarly Cycle -31st October
Regular Cycle – Tentatively February
Early cycle – 1st to 30th November 2021.
Regular Cycle – Tentatively February
United World Institute of Design Entrance Exam (UIDDAT)Karnavati UniversityJanuaryJanuary
Sushant University Design Aptitude Test SUDATSushant UniversityFebruaryFebruary

Best Career Options after BDes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design

There are many lucrative career options after BDes in Lifestyle and Accessory Design or Bachelor of Designing

  • 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

1st year

Semester 1Semester 2
Sketching Drawing 1Sketching Drawing 2
Elements of DesignPrinciples of Design
ColourDesign Process
GeometryComputer Applications
SLAMaterial exploration II
Material exploration ILeadership and Teamwork
Living ConversationsCritical Thinking and Writing
Learning how to learn 

2nd year

Semester 3Semester 4
Materials & ProcessesHistory & Philosophy of Design
Technical StudiesTrends and Influences
Rendering and Representation TechniquesHuman factors and Ergonomics in Design
Project 1 : Advanced Visual StudiesProject 2 : Design Thinking
Design ThinkingWorking with Data
Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics)Environment and Sustainability – Himalaya Fellowship
Exploratory Elective 1Exploratory Elective 2
 Program Elective 1
 Working with Bamboo
 Working with Glass
 Working with Ceramics

3rd Year

Semester 5Semester 6
Semester 5Semester 6
Design Research MethodologyMass Customization
Cultural StudiesPackaging Design
Color; Material and FinishSummer Internship
Project 3: Precious Metal AccessoriesProject 4: Craft, Design & Social Impact
Persuasive PresenceExploratory Elective 4
Start Your Start-upChoose Anyone of the following
Exploratory Elective 3Solving Complex Problems
Program Elective 2Technologies of the Future
Mix MaterialFuture Casting
BioMimicryManaging Relationships and Being Happy
 Program Elective 3
 Retail Design
 Experience Design

4th Year

Semester 7Semester 8
Business Tools for Designers Project
Speculative Design 
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 
Digital Transformation 
Finding your Purpose in Life 
Program Elective 4 
Branding and Communication 
Digital Maketing & Photography 

Documents Required for B Des in Lifestyle and Accessory Design Admission

Following Documents are required to Upload at the Time of application in B Des 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)