Bachelor of Design

The Bachelor of Design (B. Des) is a four years duration, 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 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.

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

This 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 2019 - 23)
BACHELOR OF DESIGN – FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
Code Courses Credits
Semester 1*
Orientation Programme
050221101 Sketching and Drawing - 1 7
050221102 Design Fundamentals - 1 7
050221103 Craft Design Studies - 1 2
050221104 History of Art and Design 2
050221105 Culture and Design 2
Total 20
Semester 2*
050221201 Design Fundamentals - 2 6
050221202 Visualization Techniques 4
050221203 Sketching and Drawing - 2 4
050221204 Craft Design Studies - 2 2
050221205 Society, Environment and Design 1
Total 17

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