Bachelor of Design

The Bachelor of Design (B. Des) is a four years duration, 200 credit under-graduate degree programmes offered by SID and the degree is awarded by the Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune, which is established under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 vide notification No. 9-12/2001-U.3 dated 10th November 2006 of UGC, Government of India.

This programme is aimed at creating professionals who can contribute to the highly dynamic and competitive world of Design.The curriculum at SID offers an optimum mix of traditional skills, new media skills (with state of the art software) and soft skills.

This one year long Programme is carefully designed to focus on the academic areas most useful in ones future study intentions.

Students learn how to develop basic know-how and skills making effective use of the sketchbook, explore recording methods, develop visual perception, acquire professional attitudes to set projects and show a critical, contextual and historical awareness in the areas of design.

Foundation Programme comprises of Semester 1 and 2 and is common for all disciplines of B. Des Programme.

This short programme is followed with the four major disciplines interwoven with research, skills and visualization to enhance the academics with profession specific requirements.

The four major disciplines at SID have been categorized in the following areas.

Specializations (Communication Design)

Communication Design especially further branches out after second year into four specializations viz.

  • Graphic Design
  • Video Film Design
  • Animation Film Design
  • User Experience Design

Specializations (Industrial Design)

Industrial Design especially further branches out in second year into two specializations viz.

  • Product Design
  • Interior Space Design

This gives a student an opportunity to excel his/her skills and design talents to prove his/her area of interest and thereby upgrade himself/herself to synchronize with the industry standards of Design.


Course Structure (Batch 2016 - 20)
BACHELOR OF DESIGN – FOUNDATION PROGRAMME (BATCH 2016 - 20)
Code Courses Credits
Semester 1*
Orientation Programme
050221101FN Sketching and Drawing - 1 8
050221102FN Design Fundamentals - 1 8
050221103FN History of Art and Design 3
050221104FN Craft Design Studies - 1 4
050221105FN Culture and Design Studies 2
Total 25
Semester 2*
050221201FN Sketching and Drawing - 2 6
050221202FN Design Fundamentals - 2 8
050221203FN Visualization Techniques 6
050221204FN Society, Environment and Design 2
050221205FN Craft Design Studies - 2 3
Total 25

*Foundation Program comprising of Semester 1 & 2 – Common for all disciplines of B. Des Program (Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Communication and Fashion Design).