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B.Des. Course in Bangalore

Acquire design theories, methods and hone skills through
hands-on experiences, to become leading innovators and
tackle problems in a holistic manner.

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Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) is a degree programme of four-year duration offering Design Foundation in Year 1 and Specialisations in Product Design and Innovation, Designed Environments, Information and Graphic Design and User Experience Design in Years 2, 3 and 4.

Design Foundation (Year 1)

Specialisations (Year 2-3-4)


The Bachelor of Design curriculum would offer a minor in one of the specialisations offered by the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Economics and Finance along with other specialisations offered by the School of Design. In addition, there will be few electives offered by all the three schools.

School of Design and Innovation

  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Space Design
  • User Experience Design

School of Economics

  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Environmental Science
  • Film Making
  • Indology
  • Performing Arts
  • Psychology

School of Business

School of Computer Science and Engineering

Our B.Des course would emphasize on Hand Skills, Digital Skills, Specialization Specific Skills, User Research, Knowledge of Making, Materials, Processes, Sensitivity to Aesthetics, Knowledge of Humans and their behavior, Society, Culture and Environment.

TThe Bachelor of Design programme will enable students to identify significant contemporary problems, inculcate critical thinking, critique conventional solutions, and challenge the status-quo to arrive at creative solutions through collaborative team efforts. For courses like Spatial Design and Graphic Design courses in Bangalore, working in collaborative, dedicated studio spaces, students would acquire & hone skills and learn design theories, methods and processes that would help develop and refine their ideas which would address the problem identified in a holistic manner.

Career Options after B.Des Course

Design is rapidly going through a phase of change and innovation due to the increasing consumer demand of preferred utility and comfort. Building a career after a B.Des course not only provides one with the satisfaction of seeing ideas manifested into shape and form but rewards one with recognition.

  • Design Researcher
  • Digital Modeler
  • Front-End / UI Developer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Information Visualizer
  • Interface Designer
  • Interior and Spatial Designer
  • Model Maker
  • New Media Designer
  • Prototype Developer
  • Product Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • User Researcher
  • Visual Designer

Why B.Des. at RVU

  • Highly qualified Faculty with tremendous academic and industry experience having qualifications from some of the best Design Schools of the world including NID, IDC (IIT Bombay) etc.
  • High quality, affordable global design education
  • World-class infrastructure of studios, workshops, labs, prototyping and incubation facility
  • Design pedagogy that facilitates integrative learning through a multidisciplinary process
  • Experiential learning through short and long internships, programs to discover & explore yourself, your neighbourhood and your country
  • Self-assessment, where students assess their own work first and only then it is assessed by juries and expert faculty
  • International collaborations, master classes
  • Experienced and practicing faculty with an excellent track record
  • Incubation centre through which students gain hands-on experience in innovation and entrepreneurship while being nurtured and encouraged by faculty and industry experts
  • Locational advantage of studying in Bengaluru, which is regarded as the Silicon Valley of India and considered as one of the ‘Next Decade’s Fastest-Growing Cities’ by Forbes Magazine. As the best B.Des College in Bengaluru, RVU offers high quality, affordable global education

B.Des Admission Requirements and Important Dates

RVU does not discriminate based on ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, disability, age, or any factors other than academic matters. The University considers past academic performance/ merit and equity as the guiding principles for admission in the various programmes of the University.

Indian & International Students
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  1. 10+2 or equivalent in any stream; Science, Commerce, Arts, Humanities, etc. (CBSE, ISC, IB, Cambridge, State Boards and other Govt. recognized boards) with minimum aggregate marks of 60%

  2. GCE/IGCSE/GCSE examinations of the approved British Examination Bodies, with Minimum 5 (Five) subjects in A, B, C Grades including English at ORDINARY (“O”) Level and 2/3 subjects at ADVANCED (“A”) LEVEL has been equated with +2 stage qualification.

  3. International Baccalaureate Diploma Courses – Candidates should secure 24 points with a minimum of three subjects at Higher Level (HL) and three subjects at Standard Level (SL).

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Selection Criteria

Based on the performance in RVSAT and RVU’s Selection Process

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Important Dates of RVU Selection Process

March 31st, 2021

How To Apply

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Register for RVSAT* – 2022

(RV Scholastic Admission Test (RVSAT) is the national-level entrance exam for all UG and PG programmes of RV University)
Apply Online to RVSAT here: admissions.rvu.edu.in

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RV University Selection Process

Applicants will undergo the RVU Selection Process depending on the programme they have applied for and their score in RVSAT

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Selection letter

Subject to fulfilment of eligibility and admission criteria, applicants shall be issued a selection letter.

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Programme Registration

Successful applicants in the above selection procedure shall be registered to the programme after receipt of registration fees as specified in the selection letter.

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Provisional Admission Letter

Upon completion of the selection procedure for B.Des. admissions, applicants shall be notified about the admission and a Provisional Admission Letter shall be issued.

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