The Department of Design, a University Teaching Department, Manipal Academy of Higher Education was established in 2012 and aims at fostering design education in India. From the academic year 2021-2022, B.Des Fashion Design, B.Des Interior Design, and M.Des Interior Design are approved by AICTE in terms of the provisions under the All India Council for Technical Education (Grant of Approvals for Technical Institutions) Regulations, 2021 notified on 4th February 2020 and amended on 24th February 2021.
Undergraduate and Post-graduate design programs are offered and in each, there is a convergence of artistic and scientific principles coupled with technical knowledge.
The department focuses on interdisciplinary research with innovative programs at different levels making the Department of Design one of the most desirable places for a degree in design.
- Best-in-class infrastructure
- Tie-up with International Design Colleges
- Designing collections/portfolios evaluated by professional designers
- Designing projects that stir the design thinking process with sensitisation towards ecology, green fashions and ergonomics.
- Design studios
- Textile lab
- Pattern Making and Sewing Lab
- Computer aided designing and VR lab
- Model Making Lab
- Laser Cutting Lab
The Department of Design, Manipal offers the following programs:
B.Des. - Bachelor of Design- Interior Design
B.Des. - Bachelor of Design- Fashion Design
M.Des. - Master of Design (Interior Design)
M.A. - Master of Arts (Fashion Management)
My skills have been enhanced by the best of faculties who have guided me to find my path. I have fully been supported to explore my potential and utilise it. Studying here has broadened my horizon.
Jovita Lora Braganza
"Manipal Academy of Higher Education has been a generous educational destination for a professional course like B.Des. ID. With the right amount of exposure and guidance, I have become more confident and independent with my creative and logical thinking and expression. Design processes involving case studies and market survey integrated into the curriculum helped get a deeper sense of my subjects. The interactive and open relation with the faculty members provided me with a sense of comfort through these 4 years. All the required facilities permeate through the interactive infrastructure creating a lovely environment for knowledge gain. The institute has inspired me to explore more and always stay inquisitive. I only have gratitude to express to the institute for empowering me with the knowledge I needed."
Thinking about my studies in MAHE (MSAP-DOD), several keywords come to my mind: mind-opening, personal and professional development, education, knowledge, accomplishment, career, influential and with this campus, friends and a lot of memories. MAHE is a platform for not only professional escalation but also personal and integrated growth.
The M.A FM at MAHE addresses a huge gap in industry. The course offers the best of theoretical and practical knowledge. I was able to excel in my position right from the get-go and grow, which is a testament to a well curated curriculum handled by top faculty.
Immanuel Dev Sharan
It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the Department of Design, MSAP. During my degree, I was fortunate to receive guidance from my teachers who were not only proficient in their field but were a constant support throughout my course. Furthermore, I received a life-changing opportunity to take part in an international exchange program with RMIT Australia. My experience at MU has been a rollercoaster ride with many ups and downs. It has been a journey of self-discovery, acquiring new skills, networking and making friends for life. To this day, I continue to take forward those skills and apply them as I pursue my Master's degree at one of the top 10 fashion business schools in the world.
Neha Anna D'sa
Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Fashion Design
2015-2019 FD Batch
"Being a part of Manipal Academy of Higher Education is a privilege in itself for its student-friendly environment. Taking up B.Des- Fashion Design degree at MSAP, Manipal is undoubtedly one of the best decisions I've ever made. Whether it's the suitable facilities provided by the college or adequate infrastructure, both of these have greatly contributed to having a wonderful learning experience for four years. Furthermore, the college has also provided me with a glut of opportunities in terms of co-curricular activities. Utilising these opportunities to its maximum potential has personally led to an overall development. Besides, full-time support and guidance from faculty has been the constant source of motivation throughout this journey."
MAHE has best-in-class facilities for students of all constituent institutes
Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print
Student hostels are their homes away from homes
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research
Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium