- Core Courses
- 84 Credits
- Foundation Courses
- 36 Credits
- Minor and Elective Courses
- 20 Credits
- Portfolio Projects
- 20 Credits
who are constantly observing, questioning and challenging the world they live in by having a critical and creative eye, which is used to develop and redesign the world for a better future.
an innovative programme that combines solid design foundations with real-life projects to take on the world’s complex, fast-changing and unpredictable design challenges.
Students gain a basic understanding of the fields of design and architecture by engaging with a common set of courses taught by designers, theorists and artists from various fields of expertise. It equips the students with practical skills and introduces them to a broad and yet detailed interdisciplinary approach. The programme encourages students to critically analyse the effect of cultural, socio-economical and political factors on the practice of architecture and design. It acquaints students with the following subjects:
Placed at the intersection of design and information, Communication Design trains the young designers to establish a compelling connection between viewers and visuals through communication strategies.
Students learn theories, skills and tactics to inspire and motivate users to respond to communication. The programme teaches thinking techniques, creative and technical skills to convey the message through various media. Students develop knowledge about various subsets of this programme such as graphic design, animation and film-making along with technical subjects such as typography, photography, composition and semiotics.
This programme is for students who want to master practical and sustainable design solutions in fashion and textile for Indian and global markets. The programme encourages students to adopt responsible creativity whilst solving design problems and gaining in-depth knowledge of design concepts such as aesthetics, colour, shape and style.
Students learn to maintain a subtle balance between the self and ecology, and learn to collaborate effectively. The programme trains them to develop a critical understanding of the social, cultural, economic and sustainable factors which influences the environment and design innovation.
This programme is for students who want to understand the mechanics of the interaction between systems and users. They develop the ability to holistically improve the user experience and learn techniques to identify their needs through proper research tools and scientific consumer analysis.
Students use tools and concepts to test the utility of products, explore fundamentals of digital project management and critical analysis of a digital product. Students undertake a portfolio project, which is the key highlight of this programme, to implement their classroom learning in real-life.
Strategic problem-solving processes, innovation, entrepreneurship and designing user-centric products form the crux of the programme. Product design students learn to design innovative products, systems, services and experiences that promote impact through design.
The programme educates designers about prevalent global problems and encourages them to propose path-breaking solutions. It facilitates personal development and allows students to explore practical design solutions through learning-by-doing modules.
This studio-based, research-led practical design course, aims at nurturing space designers as critical thinkers, empathic human beings and innovative makers/do-ers. It offers an array of courses that help designers offer simple, functional and aesthetically appealing solutions to problems related to space design.
The designers also tackle problems pertaining to physical and cognitive well-being. The programme develops student’s ability to connect the dots, think holistically and design simple, functional and aesthetically appealing solutions to problems related to Space Design.
This programme creates designers who have skills related to several fields of design and are passionate about becoming solutionaries in a steadily-complex world. Students are encouraged to cultivate skills and explore working methods that can address pressing issues on a local and global level. This programme offers complete freedom to choose their area of of interest within the design disciplines and chart their own path.
AnantU offers a range of minor and elective courses to make learning multidisciplinary, thus exposing the students to diverse perspectives. These courses offer students an opportunity to try various possibilities, pursue co-curricular interests, discover new passions and change their way of thinking and processing things.
The School of Design offers six minors at the undergraduate level to help students curate their learning paths and enables them to customise their degree. Students in their second year of study are eligible to opt for minors provided they earn the required credits.
Minor in Urban Design:
Students build an understanding of urban problems and find appropriate solutions. It makes them aware of the role and relevance of multiple stakeholders and collaborative efforts required for collective benefits.
Minor in Graphic Design:
This course offers an in-depth study of graphic design. Students learn about typography, visual design, semiotics, identity design, print and production methods, publication design, data visualisation, packaging design, visual ergonomics, signage and wayfinding design.
Minor in Design for Health and Wellbeing:
Students explore the design of spaces, products and services for health and wellbeing. They learn to identify opportunities and innovate solutions for tomorrow’s health and wellbeing challenges.
Minor in Product Design:
Students learn about design processes from contextual design ideas to realising a concept in a product prototype. They undertake assignments based on real-life projects including academic and industry briefings.
Minor in Furniture Design:
Students learn to design furniture and systems that are thoughtful, ergonomic, beautiful and sustainable. It offers them the scope for collaboration with peers in related creative spheres leading to multidisciplinary exposure.
Minor in Sustainable Lifestyle Fashion:
The course teaches students about design concepts of material, composition, form and texture coupled with indigenous Indian textile techniques and global narratives for sustainable space, decor and lifestyle fashion.
To know more about the minors offered, refer to the document here.
Anant National University offers a set of electives under the following:
Online Electives – The Digital Learning Committee(DLC) at AnantU curates elective courses from various online learning platforms. The University appoints an in-house faculty supervisor to facilitate the delivery of these electives. The supervisor supports student learning by conducting different activities such as discussion/seminars, assignments, quiz/tests. The electives offered under DLC are:
Electives under Minors: Minors from design disciplines of School of Design like Space Design, Product Design, Urban Design and others offer various elective courses that enable students to explore and learn from a particular design discipline.
The Office of Academics Affairs assists students with the process of choosing a minor/elective.
The Office of Academic Affairs consolidates a list of minors and electives from different departments before the start of the academic year and circulates it to students in the University along with a registration form.
Students can choose any minor/elective course based on their interests. Students can pick their interests that don’t directly connect or choose subjects that support their major.
If a student fails to understand the minor/elective that s/he wants to choose, the office schedules an appointment between the student, the head of the department offering the elective/minor and the Associate Dean, Academics.
The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) is a student-centric methodology that gives the freedom to choose courses from across disciplines. Students can opt for additional courses and complete more than the minimum required credit-score in any semester. All courses are allotted credits, based on the number of instruction and practice hours. In order to earn their credits, students must obtain a passing grade in that course and maintain a minimum of 80% attendance. Credits are defined based on different parameters, such as student workload, learning outcomes and contact hours.
At AnantU, we are exposed to all kinds of design and have the freedom to chart a path for us. Vast variety of courses, multiple national and international seminars and webinars, University’s initiatives towards sustainability makes this a great place for learning. The makerspace, labs, studios offer ample opportunities to experiment with design. Industry visits and community engagement programmes also help us gain deep insights into the design world. It has been a great experience so far and I cannot wait to explore more.
Transdisciplinary design crosses the boundaries imposed by various other disciplines and creates a holistic approach. It lets you deal with the problems that require your knowledge of more than a single discipline.
My journey as an Interaction Design student has been interesting. Joining this discipline at AnantU was a leap of faith, and it has proved to be beneficial. This field has allowed me to explore various technologies and how to use them to your advantage. The interactive sessions with the faculty and their support throughout makes this programme a great experience.
Within the B.Des. programme, AnantU offers several specialisations such as Product Design, Interaction Design, Space Design, Communication Design, Transdisciplinary Design and Fashion & Textile Design (Sustainable Innovation).
A student applying for the Bachelor of Design programme should have passed his/her 12th-grade board exams with a minimum of 50% marks.
Yes. Anant National University is established as a State Private University under Gujarat Private Universities (Amendment) Act 2016 and is authorised to award degrees as specified by University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 22 of the UGC Act. This list includes B.Des., B.Arch. and M.Des. degrees, which are offered by us.
Interior design predominantly deals with enhancing the interior spaces and adding value by creating an efficient and aesthetically pleasing environment to the user occupying the space in the personal or professional domain.
Space design enlarges the scope to include open, semi-covered and covered spaces. It looks at enhancing transitional spaces too by integrating performance-based design and blurring the boundaries by creating an interactive dialogue between the built environment and its context.
Although Game Design is considered a field on its own, there are many aspects within it that overlap with Interaction Design. For example, interaction designers regularly apply principles of gamification to the design of interactive systems, often to motivate people to behave in a particular way. On the other hand, one of the ways in which game designers apply Interaction Design, especially in the case of digital games, is in the design of the controls, information architecture, task flows and general usability of the game itself.