Understanding the Relevance of a Design Course in New India
Bachelor of Design (B.Des) or B.Design is a 4-year duration degree in the design field at the undergraduate level. It’s a full-time programme that offers specialisations in various fields such as Fashion Designing, Interior Designing, Accessory Designing, and much more. The massive shift in the Indian education system has given a contemporary flip to the colleges/universities of India which has resulted in the multi-disciplinary approach being adopted by them. These days, a good university will not just prepare you in that particular degree but also trains you for life by clubbing various subjects with the degree you are pursuing. With this course, students are fostered to understand technologies like AI, IoT, and automation that are transforming the nature of Design. They are enabled to develop a deep sense of empathy with the design’s role in building society.
Though several universities in India offer this course very few provide students with skills that not just will help them enhance their career but will make them become an all-rounder, a global leader. The design curriculum of such universities sits at the crossroads of technology, business, society, culture, and people.
Graphic Designing, Multimedia Designing, VFX Design, Visual Communication, and Game Designing, all fall under the specilisations of a B.Des course. The graduates of B.Des can find jobs in various sectors such as Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, UI/UX Designer, Textile Designer, Product Designer, Industrial Designer, Art Director, and many more.
Some attributes of a reputable university are:
- Evolved classroom learning with the inclusion of online resources contributing to the students’ learning.
- A collaborative approach to knowledge construction through constant partnerships.
- Peer-assessed, industry- evaluated projects to help students to learn from each other.
- Studio based courses with workshop practice to give a perfect amalgamation of theoretical as well as practical learning.
- Skill development through constant thinking and analytical capabilities expansion.
Students should also not fall prey to the false promises and hoax claims made by various universities. They should study about the institution they are planning to get enrolled in thoroughly. Any university that is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), and University Grants Commission (UGC), is a safe option. One such UGC approved university in Rajasthan is JKLU which has created a wave in the market especially in the B.Des course given its international collaborations and multidisciplinary approach.