IICD OFFERS THE FOLLOWING DEGREES IN CRAFTS & DESIGN IN AFFILATION WITH RAJASTHAN ILD SKILLS UNIVERSITY.
- 4 YEARS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (B.Des.)
- 2 YEARS POSTGRADUATE DEGREE (M.Des.)
- 3 YEARS POSTGRADUATE DEGREE ( M.Voc.) (for non- design graduates)
Clay, being one of the oldest materials used by humans, terracotta craft is one of major contributors in unravelling the evolution of human society. Humans have used the craft of making fired clay products for their day-to-day needs set in their cultural environment. Fired Material Design course at IICD explores all those materials which require processing through high temperatures to be formed in aesthetically pleasing functional products.
Learning ceramic craft involves formulating different clay bodies i.e. terracotta, earthenware, stoneware and porcelain from natural minerals. These clay bodies are formed by traditional techniques like pinching, coiling, slabing and wheel throwing as well as industrial processes like mould making, slip casting, jigger- jolly, ram pressing, etc. Learning to develop glazes is an essential part during the study. Decorating techniques like Sgraffito, nerikomi, marbling, feathering, resist and painting gives freedom to create end number of textures and patterns. Art of firing is the final stage where clay is converted into ceramic. During the study different firing techniques are taught like pit firing, oxidation and reduction firing in gas kiln and electric kiln.
Study of Glass involves working with compatible glass which is colored glass as well as window transparent glass. The processes are divided into hot processes like slumping, fusing, pat de vierre; mould casting; and cold processes like cutting, polishing, etching, sand blasting and engraving. The input on casted metals involves, understanding of different metals and alloys like aluminium and different copper alloys. Sand casting, lost wax casting (traditional, fine art and jewellery casting) and surface treatments like patina, buffing, different kind of texturing and plating are taught during the course.
The design work produced encompasses utility objects, lifestyle products for interior and exterior spaces as well as contemporary expressions of crafts. The Institute has fully functioning laboratory and workshop facilities. Classroom projects are also carried out in craft clusters, ceramic factories, design studios, etc.