The Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) is a contemporary design institute nestled in New Delhi, a city regarded as India’s epicentre of arts, culture, design and business. The independent design school aspires to challenge the boundaries of creativity by offering its students innovative approaches to education that prepares them for careers in Communication Design, Interior Architecture Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Management. IIAD’s learner-centric curriculum and pedagogy is one of the most unique propositions of the Institute. Design, by definition, is about problem solving and requires the practitioner to think of creative, but viable solutions to problems facing the end user, the client, the organization, the community or the country at large. IIAD stands by the belief that identifying a design solution is an intellectual process of undeniable value.
IIAD is distinct in a way that it was conceived with the commitment to provide internationally paralleled design education in India and, an earnest desire to help students fall in love with learning again. To help realise this, the Institute partnered with Kingston School of Art, Kingston University, London, a pioneer in art and design education. This way students enrolling themselves for any design programme at IIAD are assured access to education benchmarked against the best in the world. Kingston University has been ranked with some of the most coveted global forces in the field of Art and Design education by leading global career and education networks like QS World University Rankings, The Complete university Guide and Times Higher Education World University Rankings to name a few.
The Institute’s 75,000 sqft Campus is located in the Okhla Industrial Estate, an industrial suburb of New Delhi in South Delhi. This was established by National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and interestingly was one of 12 such estates being developed across India to encourage small industries.
IIAD shares its neighbourhood with a number of established companies like Jaypore, Fabindia, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), NDTV, Happily Unmarried, Crayons Advertising, Pulp Strategy Communications, 11.11/Eleven. Eleven, Cohn & Wolfe and JCDecaux amongst others. The industrial area is also home to NSIC, a certified Government body that fosters the growth of small and medium enterprises in the country. Nationwide exhibitions and events such as India Art Fair, Amazon India Fashion Week, Delhi Comic Con, India Design and Garment Technology Expo International are organised at the NSIC Exhibition Grounds, which is a mere 10 minute drive from IIAD. The close proximity of the Institute to such events helps students access knowledge and build experiences beyond the confines of the studio spaces.
How is IIAD different from other designing colleges?
Indian Institute of Art and Design in collaboration with Kingston University, London offers new-age design education to its students. The studio-based learning and hands-on Industry experience offers students the knowledge and exposure required to understand how the creative industries function.
Design is an intellectual subject that requires strong creative, visual, logical and critical thinking abilities and keeping that in mind, IIAD ensures a student-teacher ratio of 15:1 so that each student receives equal attention and assistance.
What are the profiles of Faculties at IIAD?
The faculty members at IIAD are acclaimed artists and designers. They are accomplished practitioners in their respective fields. Some members of the faculty maintain their own design studios and consultancies. Academically, they are alumni of top Indian and International design institutes.
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