List of Best NID Courses That You Can Opt

National Institute of Design is the prestigious institution recognized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. It has seven campuses in different cities, including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Andhra Pradesh.

NID offers various design programs for graduation and postgraduation to aspirants who want to make a successful career in Design.

Bachelors Programmes in Design

NID courses are offered in 5 streams, including Bachelor’s programs in 20 professional design disciplines in its 5 campuses.

Masters Programmes in Design

NID Masters program in 19 disciplines are offered in its 3 campuses; Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru.

Industrial Design

Industrial Design courses are offered in Ceramic & Glass Design, Furniture & Interior Design, Toy and Game Design, and Product Design. These courses encourage the engagement between materials, technology, human needs, and creative ideas.

Communication Design

The communication design program is offered in various disciplines, namely Film and Video Communication, Exhibition Design, Graphic Design, and Animation Design. These NID courses aim to develop strong visual communication skills in students.

Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle & Accessory Design

This stream offers different specialization fields like Textile Design, Textile and Apparel Design, Lifestyle and Accessory Design, which focuses on developing materials from the industry’s perspective, ensuring its sustainability, and creativity on a large scale.

Interdisciplinary Design

This domain offers two master’s degree courses: Design for Retail Experience and Strategic Design Management. The domain focuses on branding, consumer behavior, market research, product research, etc., for business development.

IT Integrated Design

This stream offers programs that combine creative thinking skills, technology, and artificial intelligence. Digital Game Design, New Media Design, Interaction Design, and Information Design courses are offered under this stream.

How long are the courses in NID?

In NID, 4-year Bachelors in design programs are offered that hold a 2-semester foundation course. After that, students need to select a specific discipline in which they want to specialize. Master in Design is a two-and-a-half-year program offered in 19 different disciplines.

Does NID have online courses?

Yes, all NID campuses offer an online course, ‘Design Fundamentals,’ including 47 pre-recorded videos, 18 downloadable PDFs, and 98 exercises. It provides access for 6 months. After completing the NID online course, design aspirants receive an official certificate through email.