NMIMS’s Balwant Sheth School of Architecture (BSSA) focuses on various modes of architectural education, research and practice. It emphasizes on the ever changing ethos, behavioral sciences, tools and techniques, and assimilates all in contemporary design expression.
Since its inception in 2007, BSSA has evolved into a platform for experimentation for multi scalar design ranging from furniture to architecture to urban studies.
After 10 years of continuous and rigorous experimentation, the school stands at a threshold to expand. The Center for Interior Environment and Design (CIED) is a natural direction to continue the design philosophy at BSSA to the scale of Interior Environments.
SVKM’s NMIMS BSSA
Interior Environment and Design
The practice of Interior Design is an extremely relevant profession in today's urbanised environments. Interior Spaces within dense urban built environments need to be resource sensitive and environmentally balanced to accommodate varieties of human activities that would take place within.
The design of Interior Spaces play an important role in creating multidisciplinary platforms where people experience new cultural and social scenarios. It is about behaviors, habits, interests and lifestyle of people in the society. Material and immaterial aspects will be continuously analyzed throughout the course including innovative emerging technologies and new perspectives of communication.
A Bachelors in Arts (Honours), Interior Environment and Design would be awarded to students who successfully complete the Full-Time 3 Year / 6 Semester program. The courses are based on a credit structure with 23-26 credit per semester totaling to around 150 credits over for the entire B.A. (Honours) Program
Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
A variety of core, value added and multidisciplinary courses are offered through the course of the program to expose the students to areas from art, history, humanities, sociology, film, journalism apart from the core design, technology and professional studies to create a holistic learning environment and to situate the practice of Interior Design within a larger context.
Continuous Internal Evaluations (CIE) would be conducted by the Internal Faculty through the course of the semester. At the end of the Semester, a Term End Evaluation (TEE) would be conducted jointly by a panel of Internal Subject Faculty and External Examiners in case of design based subjects or Viva conducted by the External Examiners in case of other subjects.
Salient Features of the Program
a) Workshops: Workshops conducted during the Program would enable the student understand the relation between the Natural and Artificial realms and the Human.
b) Design Studios: Studios explore design principles through design problems involving the unique fundamental framework for Interior Environmental Design.
c) Product and Furniture Design
d) Indian and International Study Visits: Study Visits through the course would expose students to various Indian and International sites of historic, heritage and contemporary significance.
e) Advance Computation: Digital Design and Advance Computation courses will engage desktop making tools to foster familiarity with digital fabrication in the design of the Interior environments.
f) Spatial Dynamics: Colour and Light and Acoustics
g) Seminars: These would offer complementary theories to position Interior Environment and Design in a holistic perspective. The Seminars offered in the Program include Humanities, Visual Studies, Elements of Design, Art Appreciation, History of Art and Visual Culture, Theory of Design, Design Research, Traditional and Crafts, Environmental Studies and Professional Practice.
h) Electives: The skills acquired through the elective modules would strengthen their cognitive and abstraction abilities. They would refine their technical abilities and enrich their theoretical base. Elective Courses offered would include Wood Workshop, Pottery, Painting, Object Art, Photography, Printmaking, Photography, Project Management, Cinema: Process and Product and Journalism.
The Program would have an intake of 20 students per Academic Year.
For further details please contact:
Ms. Rita Mascarenhas
Tel: 022-42332084 / 42332083
E-Mail - Rita.Mascarenhas@nmims.edu