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)
The Soft Material Design (SMD) students at IICD employ traditional and innovative skills, while exploring constantly evolving soft materials and technology, to create diverse solutions that span many disciplines and sectors.
The creative interface between the materials and the making, demands a challenging and dynamic environment, which frequently employs multidisciplinary and collaborative methods to express the width of Soft Materials through the context of ‘Body’ and ‘Space’. The course structure enshrines a balanced and meaningful amalgamation of theory and hands on, research and application, novelty with tradition.
The core materials of study are Textiles, Paper and Leather. The course components dealing in textile design emphasize on the history and evolution of the textiles and their techniques in their socio cultural milieu. The fundamentals of textile design like print development; weaving; surface development in terms of embroideries, surface manipulation and dyed textiles; design process, and technical strength offered by textile science lie at the nuclei of this course. Paper making, paper-mache, paper origami and kirigami are dedicated to the handling of Paper as a material. Leather component focuses on surface development, surface finishes, pattern making and construction for leather accessories.
Material exploration builds the capabilities and understanding of natural fibres like sabai grass, madur grass, etc; natural dyes like indigo, manjistha, harshringar, turmeric, etc.; and techniques like block printing, shibori, tie and dye, felting, etc. Dedicated design projects translate the semester learning into innovative design solutions and prototyping.
Programme encourages the convergence of multiple media for increasingly inclusive and innovative design. It takes into consideration the relevant contemporary issues such as continuously changing market dynamics, availability of natural resources, sustainable practices, eco-designs, optimum usages, ease of manufacturing resonating with the wisdom of our cultural diversity and the expression of our crafts. The course provides soft material oriented design solutions for built-in environments, interiors, home furnishings, textile furniture, fashion and lifestyle accessories and apparels.