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CURRICULAM

We have broadly divided the five year programme in two phases. During the first three years, students are encouraged to discover forms, materials and cultural ethos. Thus in the first year they primarily explore forms through modules like Architectural Studio, Design Principles and Processes, Humanities, etc. While through Skill modules, they acquire and hone their skills for drawing and model-making, Theory-based modules enhance their mind-eye coordination and refine aesthetic sense. The first year studios initiate students into observing their environs, and observe how people use them for daily activities. They interact with them, sketch, and make three dimensional models individually as well as in a group. Students explore materials and forms by articulating them for light and shadows, human movement, and site contexts to create suitable architectonic experiences. In parallel modules (design principles & practices, humanities) they will study modern art movements and artists (Constructivism, Mondrian, Purism, etc.), media (collage, montage, etc.) and theoretical constructs (chiaroscuro, transparency, etc.).

The second phase of academic plan aims to help students to synthesize and integrate what they learnt in the school in three years with the current developments and attitudes in the profession. With the completion of this phase students develop not only the analytical ability to explore and understand design issues, they are also ready to synthesize them in a creative manner to address concerns beyond those of local contexts and are prepared to collaborate with other professionals.