GD Goenka SOFD announces admission to following programmes in Fashion Design, Communication Design, Interior Design and Product Design.
Bachelors Degree Programmes
BSc (3 Years)/ BDes (4 Years)
The degree courses in fashion design does not form a free artist isolated in his own talent but a designer who is inspired from – and in professional relationship with the fashion system and its constraints. The designers of fashion does not address design only from the point of view of style as a fashion product but consider the “space” of the body, object characterized by performance and features of use, as well as a bearer of symbolic and cultural values.
Therefore, the degree courses in Fashion Design presents a didactic that is able to transfer to the students, tools to understand the change of behavioral patterns and cultural values; the characteristics of processes, materials, technologies and processes typical of the industry; as well as the logic of competition, market positioning and sales processes, sales and communication.
Students are offered the opportunity to choose their study areas among various fashion products, which refer to the textile, knits, apparel for men, women and children.
Students graduating from the Degree courses in Industrial Product Design will have strong knowledge of design disciplines; they will be familiar with formal and functional product representation (manual and technical drawing, photography and three dimensional product modeling) and have a good grasp of the different techniques of production of digital techniques of production of digital images, visual languages, the perspective mechanisms.
Graduates will have a firm understanding of technologies for the transformation of products into prototypes and after that their industrial production. Historical context and knowledge of traditional techniques are also important, allowing students to critically evaluate products and their evolution with an eye to semiotics and aesthetics, sociology and psychology. The most important modules comprise of a project in order to allow the student to experience different parts of the development of a product and develop vital problem solving skills. This ensures the graduate has the competencies to undertake various tasks, from product and system engineering to mass production and market penetration.
The Degree courses in Communication Design guarantees a solid foundation in communication design discipline as well as competency in methodology and technical-operations. The study of theories and methods is considered as important a part of didactic experience as design concept and actualization in workshops. In particular instrumental, technical and technological competencies are acquired in communication projects such as visual, graphical, photographic, typographic and video techniques, treatment of images, visual and audiovisual representations and mechanisms. The intention is to provide necessary competencies to manage communication design practice in its full spectrum: editorial, media, image, packaging and also interactive and multimedia communication systems supported by digital technologies
The degree courses in Interior Design ensures that the graduates of this curse possess a solid foundation in design methodology as well as the technical and operational areas. In particular, an interior designer must know the tools and techniques to represent interior design and its various components (such as manual drawing, technical drawing, photography, three dimensional object and space management). S/He must be able to compose given spaces aesthetically, functionally and culturally adequate. Particular importance is given to the knowledge of functional distribution of activities, of design and control of micro-environmental factors (light, colour, sound), to the choice and criteria for material selection and techniques for the interventions on interiors and installation, to the economic aspects of these activities, and also to historical, cultural, sociological, sensorial and communication aspects in order to facilitate the human-spatial interaction.
The degree programme in Digital Design aims to prepare designers for the fast expanding digital world of apps, interfaces, IoT enabled products, digital products, systems and services. With a strong industry connect that brings real life projects into the classroom, the programme will train students to not only learn the nuances of design for digital, but also bring in strong project management and creative leadership aspects which will prove invaluable once they graduate. The programme will empower students with the latest tools and approaches in imagining and executing digital transformation projects, with the focus being on teamwork and collaboration. Mentorship by industry professionals is also an integral part of the learning process, which will be supported by internships at various points in the programme so that the student is industry ready by the time of graduation.
Game Design is an emerging area that holds immense potential for the future. In the degree programme, students will learn the structure and contents of the game development process, including various roles that a typical game developer would play. Supported by a strong industry connect, the programme will help students venture deep into the process and develop games that can be launched commercially on established platforms. The programme also exposes students to development of serious gaming such as simulators, AR and VR as well as training modules. The graduate would be well equipped to enter the industry with good knowledge of gaming and gamification, thereby ensuring a good placement.
- Fashion Design
- Interior Design
- Product design (Additive Technology)
- Textile & Apparel Design
- Retail design