B.Des. - B.D. Bachelor of Design

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Design is the process of creating or executing a work or plan in an artistic
or highly skilled manner. A Design can be a shape, a configuration or a pattern.
Bachelor of Design is an Undergraduate Academic Degree, awarded for a course or
a program in the field of Design. It is abbreviated as B.Des. or B.D. which
stands for Bachelor of Design or Bachelor in Design. When we speak of Design,
the first thought that comes into our minds is that of Fashion Designing. In
fact, Fashion Designing is a specialisation in B.Des. Designing is a vast field
and its application involves a multitude of mediums, some of which are -
Infrastructure Interior, Graphics, Textiles, Websites, Games etc. B.Des. course
equips the students with the latest in the Design world. Apart from Theory
classes, the course curriculum includes Workshops, Exhibitions, Fashion Shows,
Seminars etc.

Duration - Duration of
B.Des. is 4 years consisting of a number of semesters, which are mostly 8 in
number. However some institutes do offer a 5 year duration course like the one
offered by CEPT University.


  • Bachelor in Design requires a candidate to have cleared 10+2 in any
    stream from a Government recognised Board.

  • Percentage requirement varies from Institute to Institute. Mostly it is
    between 45% - 55%.

  • Some Institutes also conduct Entrance Test for Admission. Example NIFT
    (National Institute of Fashion Technology).

Course Structure

Various Institutes have their own Course Structure. But most follow it
in the following manner:

1.� Foundation Course - The Foundation Course is
of 1 year.

2.� Specialization - After the Foundation Course
students can opt for any one specialization, provided by their respective

B.Des. Courses are also available through Distance Education Programs or
Correspondence in various Design Schools and Colleges in India.

Various Foreign Institutes offer B.Des.

Honours Course. One of them is :

Bachelor of Design (BDes) Single
Honours offered by Liverpool Hope University
. It's duration is 3
years. Eligibility is 10 + 2 Level ( Higher Secondary Certificate- HSC) and Exam
Requirements - IELTS - TOEFL- PBT 550, IBT 79, IELTS - 6.0.

Bachelor of Design Subjects

Bachelor of Design Subjects vary according to one's chosen field of

Foundation Course Subjects / Topics

  • Drawing.
  • Colour.
  • Basic Design.
  • Workshop.
  • History of Art.

Note : These Subjects / Topics may vary from
Institute to Institute.

Bachelor of Design Specialisations

Accessory Design.


Ceramic Design.

Fashion Design.

Game Design.

Graphic Design.

Industrial Design.

Interior Design.

Leather Design.

Jewellery & Metalsmithing.

Knitwear Design.

Multimedia Design.

Textile Design.

Who can and Who should pursue Bachelor
of Design Degree

  • Design Courses are especially meant for gifted individual who aspire to
    unfold their latent talent and get recognition for it, as well.

  • B.Des is also best suited for those who want to make their passion their

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of
Design Degree

  • B.Des can offer a fulfilling professional future and enable one to face
    the challenges in fast changing global scenario.

  • Since it is a field of skill, it equips the youth for a career,
    nationally and internationally.

  • The Course not only provides lucrative self-employment opportunities but
    it also generates jobs for others.

  • One can also go for a higher degree, like M.Des.

Bachelor of Design Jobs

Designing is the core requirement of today's dazzling visual rich world. As
consumers we all like to buy things that have aesthetic value. For creating and
marketing products which have aesthetic value, the services of skilled people is
required. To fulfil the demand, B.Des graduates are the most suited.

Employment Areas

  • Homes.
  • Offices.
  • Hotels.
  • Restaurants.
  • Departmental Stores.
  • Banks.
  • Hospitals.
  • Boutiques.
  • Furniture-Manufacturing Units & Accessories.
  • Fashion Marketing.
  • Design Production Management.
  • Fashion Media.
  • Quality Control.

Job Types

  • Colourists.
  • Costume Designers.
  • Design Managers.
  • Entrepreneurs.
  • Fashion Forecasters.
  • Fashion Merchandisers.
  • Fashion Stylists.
  • Textile Designers.
  • Weaving Consultants.
  • Teachers.
  • Illustrator.
  • Cutting Assistant.
  • Outside Sales Representative.
  • Graphic Designer.


B.Des. Courses India


  • B.Des. (Accessory Design)
  • �B.Des. (Communication Design)
  • B.Des. (Fashion Communication)
  • B.Des. (Fashion Design)
  • B.Des. (Industrial Design)
  • �B.Des. (Interior Design)
  • B.Des. (Knitwear Design)
  • �B.Des. (Leather Design)
  • B.Des. (Life Style Accessories Design)
  • �B.Des. (Products Design)
  • �B.Des. (Textile Design)
  • B.Design.
  • B.Sc. (Dress Designing)
  • B.Sc. (Fashion and Apparel Design)
  • B.Sc. (Fashion Design)
  • B.Sc. (Interior Design)
  • B.Sc. (Jewellery Design & Manufacture)
  • B.Sc. (Residential Space Design and Management)
  • �B.Sc. (Textile Design)
  • B.Sc. (Textiles and Apparel Designing)
  • Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor degree in Printing Press Operator

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