This flagship program of WUD gets students to understand the various approaches, processes and systems to address human needs by creating tangible products, systems and services; to be used in homes, workplaces, institutions, places of leisure and outdoor public spaces. The emphasis of the course is on learning-by-doing and it follows a comprehensive process. With the curriculum covering concepts like Design Process, Design Research, Ergonomics, Materials, History of Design, Design Ethnography, Green & Sustainable design and System Design.
Careers: The graduates from Product Design discipline will find career in Design Studios, SMEs, or large organizations across diverse B2B and B2C market segments i.e. organization dealing with services, infrastructure and amenities like water treatment, waste treatment, thermal management, building Technologies etc on one hand and companies manufacturing Consumer Durables, Consumer Electronics, Automotives, Personal Products, Craft products and Toys etc. on the other. Alternatively, they could also become Entrepreneurs by joining hands with graduates from other design disciplines or other professionals like engineering, marketing.
Interior Design program at WUD focuses on designing and planning of interior spaces for all kinds of human needs. Students will learn to design spaces – interior and exterior - according to their functional hierarchies and interrelationships, including components like furniture, seating, storage, lighting etc for added functionality and aesthetics.
Courses would cover a blend of space design as well as design of furniture & lifestyle products within the space. Technical and skill based inputs like Ergonomics, Architectural drawing, Building technology, Prototype making etc will enable the students to look at spaces in holistic manner and design the interiors and furniture to enhance its functionality. There will be an extensive exposure to digital methods like AutoCAD, RHINO, Google Sketchup and Solid works. Central to the curriculum are advanced design projects providing insights into various specialized fields. The curriculum also includes the study of art and design history, theory of spatial manipulation, drawing, structures, materials and processes, lighting and technology, typography, human factors, and the theory and specifics of designing commercial/ retail spaces.
The school offers two degrees in Interior Design - the undergraduate program (4 years) focuses on Interior and furniture, the post graduate program (2 years) focuses on interior & retail design. Retail Design lies at the intersection of architecture, marketing, strategy and design of the built environment. The program takes an innovative and progressive approach to addressing design issues intrinsic to the evolution and transformation of retail environments. India is the second largest retail market in the world. The program is aligned to the typical needs of the Indian retail scenario and design brand spaces, but also for exhibitions, events, museums and film.
Careers: An aspiring and professional interior designer will find placements in architecture and interior design firms as well as in the industries dealing in furniture, lighting, fitments and fixtures. The program also provides inputs to be a design entrepreneur.
Industrial Design as a profession empowers the professional to design consumer centric products and systems related to industry, medical, computer, electronics, environment, and many such verticals. An industrial designer is not just well versed in aesthetics but also has the engineering point of perspective to enable a better production technology for the product.
The masters program is designed to build a critical mind that has basic design, visualization, communication and engineering skills. Students learn through free hand sketches, computer aided design (using Adobe Creative Cloud, Alias, Sketchbook, RHINO 3D etc.) various studio workshops (Metal, Plastic, Automotive Clay, Wood, Paint etc.), visiting lectures, and practical hands-on working with the materials. Students are encouraged to learn not only from the course material but also from the various disciplines related to the same. The program maintains close links with the industry, both in order to keep in touch with the latest developments in industrial processes, and to ensure that the course remains relevant and comprehensive.
Careers: The opportunities out of this programme are varied. It includes working for the industry, design or architectural studio or setting up an independent practice. Industrial Design imparts the learner with artistic bent, technological approach and marketing knowledge. He/she can be a designer at a manufacturer, a design consultant or even an entrepreneur. You can end up with designations such as - Product Designer, Design Consultant, Accessory Designer, Furniture Designer, Electronics Equipment Designer etc.
Mobility has always been a basic human need. The rapid economic growth of India demands a corresponding growth in its infrastructure, especially so in the field of transportation – of goods and people. The transportation design programs at WUD focuses not only on automotive and car design but also on transportation systems across land, water, air or even space; which enhance mobility for humans and commodities.
The program considers transportation products in the context of present day economic and social needs, success or failure of existing systems and devices, and propositions for future transport solutions. It seeks to cover practical problem-solving as also solutions relevant to our future society and the environment. While topics like Emerging Technologies, Composites, Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Automobile engineering, Automotive Modeling, Transportation for Specific Needs, Vehicle Packaging Design and Use of Automotive Clay & GFRP will equip them with relevant knowledge, diverse practical projects will help students link their developmental skills, with knowledge and understanding.
Careers: This specialist industrial design course offered by WUD aims to provide students with the skills and understanding required of a creative designer in the transportation industry whether motorized or non motorized, rural or urban, public or personal.
This diploma program prepare you for employment as a 3D modeler in the transportation and product design industries. Coursework includes the essential techniques of hand modeling for pre-visualizing final products in clay. The program prepares you for high demand positions at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the auto and product industries. This course is designed to give you the chance to develop the skills and understanding to work as a modeler in all fields of Automotive and Transport Design. This includes cars, motorbikes, boats, vehicles and vehicle interiors, as well as emerging areas such as electric vehicles.
Careers: Graduates from this course can find leading positions in the automotive and transport industry as modelers, sculptors or professionals within established automotive companies, in-house design teams at leading design companies or setting up their own creative business. The career paths for successful graduates are flexible and diverse.