After creating benchmarks in Design Education in India and abroad as a pre-eminent design school for more than 17 years in the Heritage city of Jaipur, the ARCH ACADEMY OF DESIGN has set up its 2nd campus in the Tech-City of Gurgaon with the aim to be a platform for students of pluralistic identities to pursue challenging career options in the field of design.
“Arch Academy of Design aims to be a specialist design institute. We will cater to the demands of the industry. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive design education with a focus on the relationship between the designed product and the consumer. It seeks to enable graduates who are able to combine design capability with manufacturing dexterity to create products that are functional and aesthetically appealing. It will equip the students with necessary management and marketing tools in order to promote these products in markets around the world. The institute endeavors to create a new generation of creative designers and highly skilled entrepreneurs to cater to meet the demands of the new millennium.” Said Ms Surana.
“The ARCH Gurgaon Campus is being set up under the leadership of Ms. Nien Siao with 27 years of experience in design education and practice. An NID graduate, her experience as a design educator, practitioner, Design Thinking trainer and Design Researcher has been in the domain of Fashion & Textiles, Product Development, Sustainable Design and Lifestyle Industry.” Said Ms Surana.
The new campus was inaugurated by DR IAN W KING, PROFESSOR OF AESTHETICS & MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON & LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION and PROF. ANNICK SCHRAMME, PRESIDENT OF ENCATC, PROFESSOR at UNIVERSITY Of ANTWERP, MANAGEMENT SCHOOL OF ANTWERP (BELGIUM)
Dr Ian W King, author of ‘The Aesthetics of Dress,’ has closely worked with many international acts ranging from: the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Granada TV to Tina Turner, Elton John and Michael Jackson. While inaugurating the campus he said, “Dress compliments our language and speaks a non verbal language. The dress restores the balance between appearance and feel.”
“The Arch Academy of Design is being set up in the IT hub of Gurgaon. Arch is reputed as a center for education with global faculty to inspire and prepare future leaders in design characterized by creative thinking, innovation and the ability to transform the future. Fashion & Lifestyle are some of the most creative industries in the world with more than 50 million people involved world wide having a turnover in excess of 3 trillion dollars” he added.
The ARCH Academy of Design will offer courses in design from 4 years to 1 year. The courses are accredited by Pearson BTEC of UK for providing degrees. Pearson is the largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked.