MIT Institute of Design
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Retail Design Courses

Retail Design lies at the intersection of architecture, marketing, strategy and design of the built environment. The program at MITID™ takes an innovative and progressive approach to addressing design issues intrinsic to the evolution and transformation of retail environments.
The Department offers two degrees for the exploration of this subject. The undergraduate program for school leavers (4 years) and a post graduate program (2 years)
Central to the curriculum in both programs, advanced design projects provide insights into various specialized fields. The core curriculum includes the study of art and design history, theory of spatial manipulation, drawing, structures, materials and processes, lighting and technology, typography, human factors, and the theory and specifics of retail design, all of which ensures that students fully understand the concerns of the retail industry and its allied fields.
India is the second largest retail market in the world. The program is aligned to the typical needs of the Indian retail scenario and design brand spaces, but also for exhibitions, events, museums and film.

Faculty
Prof. Rajan Iyer   Sandeep Anjara   Arshiya Kapoor
Prof. Rajan Iyer
H.O.D. Retail Design
Asst. Prof. Sandeep Anjara
Retail Design
Asst. Prof. Avinash Bhise
Retail Design

Course Structure
Under Graduate Programme
Semester 1 Semester 5
Semester 2 Semester 6
Semester 3 Semester 7
Semester 4 Semester 8

Semester 1

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Overview  35
2 Design Drawing 1  140
3 Fundamentals of Design 1 (Colour) 105
4 Fundamentals of Design 2 (Geometry) 70
5 Fundamentals of Design 3 (Materials) 140
6 Fundamentals of Design 4 (Form Space and Structure) 105
7 Digital Methods 1 35
8 Inter Design Studies 1 (Environ Exposure) 70
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Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Drawing 2 105
2 Fundamentals of Design 5 (Colour) 70
3 Fundamentals of Design 6 (Solid Geometry) 70
4 Fundamentals of Design 7 (3D Form Space and Structure) 105
5 Fundamentals of Design 8 (Materials) 140
6 Inter Design Studies 2 (Urban Environ Exposure) 70
7 Problem Solving 105
8 Digital Methods 2 35
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Semester 3


Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Drawing 3 ORTHOGRAPHY 140/105
2 Digital Methods: Introduction to autocad 35
3 Form & Space Studies 1: SPACE COMPOSITION 105
4 Fundamentals of design:  photography 70
5 Fundamentals of design: Basic Typography + Panel Graphics  70
6 Fundamentals of design: Introduction to Ergonomics 35
7 Technology 1: Materials & Processes 105
8 Inter Design Studies 3: Fundamentals of retail 70/35
9 Design process & methods 140
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Semester 4


Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Drawing 4: Visualisation of exterior and interior space 70
2 Digital Methods: introduction to 3DS MAX 70/105
3 Form & Space studies: NATURE & FORM 140/175
4  Design Project 1: SPACE ANALYSIS  140
5 Fundamentals of design: History of Art, Architecture & Design 70
6 Technology 2: Structures & Joinery 105
7 Technology 3: Basic Mechanisms 70
8 Documentation Project: Retail Study (in vacation)  
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Semester 5

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Form & Space Studies: Tensile forms and structures 140
2 Technology 4: materials & processes 70
3 Communication theory & media studies 70
4 Digital Methods: Advanced 3DS MAX 70
5 Technology 4: Lighting & Illumination 35
6 Technology 5: accoustics and sound 35
7 Design Project 2: Exhibition Design 140
8 Design Project 3: Event Design 105
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Semester 6

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Environmental graphics & Printing processes 105
2 Production planning 35
3 Electives 70
4 Inter Design Studies: Theatre & performances 35
5 Design project 4: Techno Aesthetic Detailing: Visual Merchandising 140
6 Design project 5: Green design/ appropriate Technologies 105
7 Digital Methods: Advanced 3DSMAX 70
8 Design Project 6: Design of retail Space 140
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Semester 7

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Technically complex retail project 140
2 Museum Design 140
3 Inter Design Studies: Trend Studies 35
4 Design Management 105
5 Systems Design  280
6 Colloquium Paper  
7 Pre Graduation jury  
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Semester 8

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Graduation Project
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Post Graduate Programme
Semester 1  
Semester 2  
Semester 3  
Semester 4  

Semester 1

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Overview 35
2 Design Drawing 1: Freehand / Analytical & Perspective drwg 140
3 Fundamentals of design: Space, Form & Stuctures 105
4 Fundamentals of design: Color 105
5 Fundamentals of design: Geometry  35
6 Inter Design Studies1: Film Appreciation 35
7 Technology 1: Materials & Processes 105
8 Inter Design Studies 3: Fundamentals of retail 35
9 Design process & methods 140
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Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Drawing 2: Orthography + Autocad 105
2 Basic Photography 70
3 Form & Space studies: NATURE & FORM 140
4 Fundamentals of design: History of Art, Architecture & Design 70
5 Technology 2: Structures & Joinery 105
6 Technology 3: Basic Mechanisms 70
7  Design Project 1: SPACE ANALYSIS + EXHIBITION DESIGN 140
8 Documentation Project: Retail Study (in vacation)  
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Semester 3

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Form & Space Studies: Tensile forms and structures 105
2 Design Project 2: TYPOGRAPHY + PRINT TECH + ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS 105
3 Digital Methods: Advanced 3DS MAX 70
4 Technology 4: Lighting & Illumination 35
5 Technology 5: accoustics and sound 35
6 Design Project 3: Techno Aesthetic Detailing : Visual Merchandising 140
7 Design Project 4: SYSTEMS DESIGN : Design of Retail Space 210
8 Colloquium Paper  
9 Pre Graduation Jury  
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Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Graduation Project 560
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Scope

FITCH, Yashraj Studios, DY Works, Eureka Moment, Grey Worldwide, Madison – these are a just a few who have hired great interns and employees among the students of the retail Design program.
Students chose from five sub specialisations in the program- exhibition design, visual merchandising, design for film and moving image, museum design and design for retail. This unique specializations gives recruiters and students to opt from a range of job opportunities in both corporate and studio environments.
Retail students have thus far been instrumental in designing brand spaces to large format events and exhibitions to production design for Bollywood blockbusters.