Duration of Program 4 Years (8 Semesters)


Seats 240*

*Total Seats in B.Des. 

The Lifestyle Accessory Design programme builds competency in you to take on challenges of a rapidly developing industry, markets of neo-luxury products and consumers who aspire for ever-changing lifestyle. The programme is structured to inculcate various aspects of design as a value addition tool and the way design operates at various levels such as aesthetics, markets, management, strategic as well as technology. 

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.


  • Interior Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Architectural Designer
  • Design Architect
  • Jewellery Designer

Examination Pathway:

UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT) followed by a personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio.


Name of Program

Name of Test

Mode of Test

Test Dates


Last Date to Apply




22nd Apr To 24th Apr 2022

1 Hour.

19th Apr 2022

Non-Examination Pathway:

On the basis of valid Board Merit, NIFT, NID and UCEED ranking, candidates will directly go for the personal interview and presentation on the work portfolio.

The date of the interview and portfolio presentation will be announced the post-UPES-DAT result.

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary Level (X and XII any Stream)



Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1014 Sketching Drawing 1   5
SDCS 1026 Elements of Design   3
SDCS 1027 Colour   4
SDCS 1028 Geometry   5
SDCS 1018 SLA   2
SDCS 1006 Material exploration I   2
SLLS0101 Living Conversations School of Life 2
SLLS0102 Learning how to learn School of Life 2
  Total   25





Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1019 Sketching Drawing 2   5
SDCS 1020 Principles of Design   5
SDCS 1021 Design Process   6
SDCS 1023 Computer Applications   2
SDCS 1010 Material exploration II   2
SLLS 0103 Leadership and Teamwork School of Life 2
SLSG 0101 Critical Thinking and Writing School of Life 3
  Total   25





Subject Code Subject Credits
SDTD 2028 Materials & Processes 3
SDLA 2001 Technical Studies 3
SDLA 2002 Rendering and Representation Techniques 3
SDPJ 2142 Project 1 : Advanced Visual Studies 5
SLLS 0201 Design Thinking 2
SLSG 0201 Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3
  Exploratory Elective 1 3
  Total 22





Subject Code Subject Credits
SDLA 2003 History & Philosophy of Design 3
SDLA 2004 Trends and Influences 3
SDLA 2005 Human factors and Ergonomics in Design 3
SDPJ 2143 Project 2 : Design Thinking 5
SLLS 0202 Working with Data 2
SLSG 0202 Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship 3
  Exploratory Elective 2 3
  Program Elective 1 3
SDLA 2006P Working with Bamboo  
SDLA 2007P Working with Glass  
SDLA 2008P Working with Ceramics  
  Total 25





Subject Code Subject Credits
SDID 3028 Design Research Methodology 3
SDLA 3001 Cultural Studies 3
SDLA 3002 Color; Material and Finish 3
SDPJ 3146 Project 3: Precious Metal Accessories 5
SLLS 0301 Persuasive Presence 2
SLSG 0301 Start Your Start-up 3
  Exploratory Elective 3 3
  Program Elective 2 3
SDLA 3003P Mix Material  
SDID 3027P BioMimicry  
  Total 25





Subject Code Subject Credits
SDLA 3004 Mass Customization 3
SDID 3017 Packaging Design 3
SIIB 3101 Summer Internship 2
SDPJ 3147 Project 4: Craft, Design & Social Impact 5
  Exploratory Elective 4 3
  Choose Anyone of the following 3
SLSG 0302 Solving Complex Problems  
SLSG 0303 Technologies of the Future  
SLSG 0304 Future Casting  
SLSG 0305 Managing Relationships and Being Happy  
  Program Elective 3 3
SDLA 3005P Retail Design  
SDLA 3006P Experience Design  
  Total 22





Subject Code Subject Credits
SDLA 4001 Business Tools for Designers 3
SDLA 4002 Speculative Design 2
SDPJ 4139 Project 5: Footwear and Soft Goods 5
SDPJ 4140 Project 6: Interior Space Accessories 5
  Exploratory Elective 5 3
  Choose Anyone of the following 3
SLSG 0401 India and Its Place in the Contemporary World  
SLSG 0402 Theory of Everything  
SLSG 0403 Digital Transformation  
SLSG 0404 Finding your Purpose in Life  
  Program Elective 4 3
SDLA 4003P Branding and Communication  
SDLA 4004P Digital Maketing & Photography  
  Total 24





Subject Code Subject Credits
SDPJ 4141 Graduation Project 15
  Total 15




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