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GLS Institute of Design

GLS Institute of Design for Academic Year 2017-18

About GLS Institute of Design

GLS Institute of Design is a noticeable establishment under GLS University, Ahmedabad offering Design courses identified with different innovative fields. The Institute of Design offers 4 years Bachelors of Design Program and 5 years Integrated Masters of Design Program with specialization in the streams of Product, Environment, Communication and Fashion Design.

Primary purpose of  GLS University is to give a perfect and imaginative learning Environment and to proceed with the convention of magnificence in training of the supporting body of the University, viz., Gujarat Law Society (GLS).

At GLSInstitute of Design understudies will be prepared to make the association between their way of life, the general public around them and the bigger world.

Culture is the act of present, convention is the act of past and innovation is the training for tomorrow. At the end of the day, culture interfaces, custom affirms and innovation enables. For any Design Institute it is essential to instill, receive, advance and practice every one of these components to make their work more adequate.

GLSID unequivocally trusts in the theory of learning by doing. It is basic for any Design Institute to make an Environment for investigation and experimentation on the grounds that these are the way to advancements. Taking a social root to Design, GLSID imagines to embrace, try, investigate, acclimatize and enhance to make a special Environment of Design learning.

Courses Offered at GLSID

Fashion Design

  • Apparel and Textile Design
  • Leather Design
  • Accessory (gems and jewellery) Design

Communication Design

  • Graphic Design
  • Animation Design
  • Digital film making

Environment Design

  • Interior & Space Design

Industrial Design

  • Product Design

In these programmes the focus will be:

  • Innovative Design techniques
  • Creative Skills
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Critical Analysis and Practical exposure
  • In- depth Research for Design Opportunity Mapping
  • Exploration and Experimentation as key to Innovation
  • Connecting and relating for contextual understanding
  • Interaction and Team Work


Admission Stages

Stage 1: Written Admission Test
Stage 2: Personal Interview (including portfolio evaluation)

Global Opportunities

Theprogramme will connect the students with the best Design Institutes from around the world. Students are proposed for exchange in Paris, London, New York, Canada, Toronto, Auckland, Sydney, Hong- Kong and Amsterdam


Design Tracks at GLS Institute of Design

Apparel and Textile Design

Apparel and textile are the most vital elements of Fashion Design. GLS Institute of Design offers specialized study on apparel and textile design to the Fashion Design students aiming to shape their career in apparel designing. Students get ample benefit of Fashion industry linkages in order to understand global trends and present their designs on an appropriate platform. The Design course trains the students through live projects, external competitions, assisting industry experts, and detailed class room discussions under the mentorship of renowned Fashion experts. The Design Institute provides internship and live project opportunities with leading Fashion Houses to get multidimensional Fashion exposure.

  • Programme Coverage
    Study of draping & garment quality; students understand the characteristic of various kinds of fabric, structures and stitching and manufacturing processes. Study of pattern Design and textiles characteristics allows students to understand the fabric manufacturing techniques as well as garment developing technique as per the body shapes to bring elegance of garments. The course also covers the most essential feature of Fashion forecast along with digital skill building for various tools & techniques such as Photoshop, and Fashion CAD and Corel DRAW.
    Digital Presentation techniques with essential business & management skills enables students to be independent professionals.


  • Future Prospects
    Students completing the course have broader scope to shape their careers by getting associated with leading Design Studios, Fashion House, and Fashion Brands etc. Students can also start their own ventures and become Fashion entrepreneur to create distinct identity in the Fashion world. They can become leading Fashion Coordinator, Merchandiser, Product Developer, Fashion Critics, Fashion Creators, Design Consultant, Fashion Illustrator, Fashion Editor & Journalists, Costume Designer, Trend Forecast analysts.


Leather Design

Cowhide Design obliges the requests of the calfskin business, both as far as embellishments and attire. GLS Institute of Design offers specific investigation on calfskin Design to the understudies of Fashion Design. The program concentrates on the reconciliation of Design ideas in calfskin attire and items with inside and out material information to address the necessities of the objective markets.

To give far reaching taking in, the course joins live activities, guide help, field visits, and industry temporary job. The multidisciplinary learning approach with extraordinary concentrate on Design research, and material and specialized information obtaining empowers understudies to wind up cowhide Design experts toward the finish of the course.


Program Coverage

Understudies contemplate Fashion Product Illustration, Pattern Making and Construction, Leather Processing methods, Surface Techniques, Field Studies, Retailing and Design Projects. Extra concentrate is on comprehension of assembling forms, calfskin handling methods and further plan ideas and abilities. Propelled Illustration and Technical Drawings, Advanced Pattern Making and Construction, Merchandising and Supply Chain. Configuration Research, Material Analysis, fabricating forms, Production Systems and Digital introduction alongside programming ability.


Future Prospects

Calfskin outlining is thought to be a requesting work in which one needs particular learning for separating cowhide and non-calfskin material; yet in the meantime it is similarly fulfilling. On effective fulfillment of the course, understudies can be free calfskin architects. Some the assigned parts are Product fashioner, adornments planner, calfskin merchandise creator, cowhide Design specialist, attire originator and so on.


Graphic Design

Visual Communication is thought to be the most effective Communication medium. Illustrations offer flexibility to associations and people to build up their exceptional personality. The fast development in computerized and print media with custom bundling requests have augmented the open doors for visual originators. Corporates over the business verticals consider designs as imperative part to characterize and speak to their personality and advance the items. GLS Institute of Design offers Graphic Design as a particular report range under the Communication Design Program. The understudies having distinct fascination in visual communication can pick the particular territory and can take profit of figuring out how to conceptualize their thoughts in an organized way. The program expects to prepare all the inventive people craving a vocation in visual Communication (realistic) Design to end up plainly Graphic Design proficient. Notwithstanding mentorship of driving fashioners and live industry assignments, the course covers all apparatuses and advances required for realistic planning.

  • Programme Coverage
    Colour, form and composition, Typography, Illustration, Advance photography for advertising & marketing Visual Language and Media Appreciation, Identity and Branding, Packaging Design with consumer behaviour and Visual merchandising, Printing and Publication Digital Methods – VFX & Motion Graphics. Key digital techniques and tool exposure covering essential software. History of graphic Design and its evolution Exposure to global graphic Design trends. Various graphic Design softwares.


  • Future Prospects
    Graphic is an essential element for any Product, service, and corporate; so the graphic Design professionals have an option of choosing any industry vertical to Design their career. Print media, digital media, packaging industry, advertising & marketing, computer gaming, leading corporate are only few names where these professionals are high in demand. They even have the option of being Design entrepreneurs by launching Design consulting firms.

Animation Design

The Communication Design understudies having enthusiasm for moving pictures and characters can take movement Design as particular zone to shape their ideas into inventive activitys. Activity is tied in with offering life to items to express and clarify the ideas. Alongside movement designs, 2D and 3D developments, embellishments, and intelligent media; the activity fortifies the Communication procedure. At GLS Institute of Design, innovative people can learn diverse strategies of movement to express ideas. This program covers all types of movement going from the character Design to movement illustrations crosswise over direct and intuitive situations. Under the direction of senior Design coaches, the course prepares understudies for imaginative considering, top to bottom Design inquire about for scholarly examination and theoretical advancement. Understudies in this course, aside from the hypothetical comprehension, learn computerized advances and programming which are required for activity Design. Likewise, competitors take live activities under the direction of industry specialists to get reasonable presentation. Understudies likewise access industry arrange which encourages them in molding their profession.


  • Programme Coverage
    Drawing for Animation, Animation Principles & Techniques and Preproduction Principles Visual Language and Media Appreciation Post production techniques Illustration, Photography, Character Design Sound Design Techniques, Introduction to Computer Graphics for, Animation and Computer Animation Production. Producing for Animation & Visual Effects and Colour Fundamentals. Editing for Animation & VFX.


  • Future Prospects
    Animation professionals get variety of national and international career opportunities with leading Design firms and studios. Various roles for 3D visualisers, animation professionals include animators, character designers, motion graphics designers, pre-production artists, game designers, UX/UI designers, web designers, art directors, digital artists, teachers, and visual effects artists etc.


Digital Film Making

The innovation headways and fast Internet development have opened up new roads for advanced media experts. The computerized media alludes to intuitive media, video, sound or situations so as to picture the Communication in advanced organization. GLS Institute of Design offers computerized film influencing specialization for the understudies of Communication To outline who want their vocation in advanced media. The course covers fundamental abilities of computerized film making through learning by doing methods. Every one of the hopefuls are given different live assignments and ventures notwithstanding worldwide understudy trade program for careful learning of advanced film making. The course likewise covers fundamental advanced devices and programming required for film making alongside nitty gritty investigation of different computerized mediums accessible for the creators. Computerized media is thought to be the most unique and quickly changing field where experts require consistent updates. To address this test, the course structure is outlined separately to present reports on general premise.

  • Programme Coverage
    Communication Studies, Visual Language and Media, Appreciation, Photography, History of Cinema
    Writing for Visual Media. Concept of Story Boarding and Production Design. Basics of Documentary Film Making / Short Films/Webisodes (Independent cinema), Types of Narrative, Elements of Cinematography, Importance of Sound & Sound Special Effects. Editing Concepts with Concepts of Post Production & Computer Graphics. Introduction to Direction for Films and Media Theory Understanding Advertisement Film Making and Documentary Film Making. Film Making Workshops. Exposure to Digital Film Making Softwares.


  • Future Prospects
    Every Industry segment considers digital media as the most effective Communication medium and hence opportunities for the digital media professionals are endless. The digital media graduates will be equipped to grab market opportunities shaping their careers in this most dynamic field. Some of the roles digital media professionals can choose are web and interactive designer, user interface designer, mobile gaming Design, digital content producer, digital Environment and production designer and digital consultant.


Interior & Space Design

The current life stipulates joined connection between the indoor and the open air conditions with an approach that coordinates instead of isolate the spaces people possess. An Environmental viewpoint additionally empowers us to understand our association to the building itself, as well as to the land, to the group, to the general public, and to the planet which thusly supports a feeling of obligation for the welfare of everything and everybody influenced by our Design decision. GLS Institute of Design offers Environment Design program keeping in mind the end goal to develop imaginative people into dependable planners which can address Design challenges without hurting the Environment. Understudies will likewise pick up learning of how Interior Design converges with other spatial teaches in the Design of the constructed Environment. Understudies pick Interior and Space Designing as specific zone of concentrate under Environment Design.


Inside and Space planning has turned out to be fundamental and vital piece of the present current family and expert life. With uniquely designed Interior outlining, the experts fulfill requirements of Space where people live or work. The Interior originators join two fields, compositional and idea Design, keeping in mind the end goal to understand the creative ability. The Interior Design has widened roads appropriate from house to corporate workplaces, shopping centers, theaters, inns, eateries et cetera. The prime part of Interior Design is to give important vibe by utilizing useful part of Space arranging. With quick globalization and culture trade, the originators have opportunity of brining creative thoughts past customary plans. The Interior Design calling will stay a standout amongst the most looked for after callings over the globe for a considerable length of time to come. The Interior and Space Design program is all around furnished with inventive Design think about, abundant live venture exposures, direction of worldwide Interior architects, and world class Interior planning framework to bring development. The point of program is to change innovative people into proficient architect keeping in mind the end goal to light up their vocation.


  • Programme Coverage
    In-depth foundation for the best practices in environmentally informed designs for the Space & Interior designing. Rigorous professional training covering various essentials areas of sustainable Design with special emphasize on the Interior Environment. Students will be given exposure of variety of Space topics, research methods, integrated Design methodologies, and sustainable project management practices. History and theory of sustainable Environment, principles of sustainable materials, natural and artificial lighting systems, and integrated environmental systems Design. Essential skill building for Environment Design which include site identification, technical & raw material acquaintance, socio-cultural & contextual issues, functional requirements, spatial & tectonic skills, building systems, and professional Communication skills. In-depth training of architectural and Space Design related modelling software.


  • Future Prospects
    Students successfully completing the course get ample opportunities in India and abroad for various Design projects ranging from private homes to commercial complexes, hotels, clubs, public domain offices, theme parks, amusement parks etc. The Design professionals can also take up role of consultant with various multinational construction firms building smart cities and large scale colonies. In addition to these roles, one can become Environment Design specialist, government advisor, trend analyst, and Environment friendly Design journalist.


Product Design

There is an expanding weight from world commercial centers for items which are practical as well as which can be conveyed to the market always quickly through cutting edge improvement and assembling forms. Enterprises which create, make and market the present items require graduates prepared to deal with these procedures with administrative and inventive aptitudes. Item Design program consolidates the investigation of hypothesis with the procedure of direct understanding. The program investigates social, administration, perceptual, process and social needs, offering an educational programs significant to the necessities of industry and a comprehension of the part of the Product planner in the public eye. GLS Institute of Design offers Product Design specialization to hopefuls meaning to make a vocation in this field and other unified territories. The program is all around furnished with inventive Design examine, sufficient live undertaking exposures, direction of worldwide creators, and all around prepared Product Design foundation to bring development. Other than sharpening the "critical thinking" aptitudes that each originator needs, understudies of Product Design will likewise build up an "issue characterizing" approach: the capacity to decide the genuine parameters of each Design challenge. As the understudy figures out how to take after the instinct and advance a tasteful vision inside those parameters, s/he will develop more attention to the explanations for the settled on Design decisions, and those of others.

They will access world class framework including Product Design studio, exhibitions, advanced foundation to conceptualize their contemplations, and solid industry associations with comprehend worldwide Design inclines under the direction of driving Design coaches. They will approach best in class Product Design prototyping and fabricating forms. The program will interface understudies with the best Design Institutes from around the globe.


Program Coverage

Components of Form, Material and Process, Representation Technique, Workshop aptitudes, Ergonomics, Technical investigation, Technological Study Value Engineering , System Design, Green Design


Future Prospects

Understudies can work together with prominent experts from nearby studios and business houses, and will have the range to try different things with Design techniques as they build up a more profound comprehension of Product Design and its part in our reality. They can be independent specialists, and business people by propelling their own particular Design consultancy firms or Product based new businesses. They can likewise be Product engineers in different ventures. Interdisciplinary approach and use of Product Design area can enable them to connect with different ventures to like toy, diversion, transportation, prototyping, UX, IOT. Medicinal services and others.


Admissions Calendar

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Last Date of Application

Mid of April


Entrance Test and Interviews

Last week of April


Higher Secondary (10+2) from State Board/CBSE/CISCE/IB or equivalent. With minimum 50% marks in qualifying exam


  • Form Filling 
    Collect the Form from the Institute or the Official Centers. 
    Fill up the form carefully, attach documents and submit at GLS Institute of Design
  • Entrance Test
    Appear for the Design Aptitude Test as per the schedule.
  • Short Listing – Stage 1
    Based on the performance in the test you would be short listed for further process.
  • Interaction
    Selected applicants would be called for interaction at GLS Campus.
  • Short Listing – Stage 2
    Based on the interaction the final short listing will be done and offer letters shall be issued.
  • Selection
    The acceptance of the other by payment of fees will confirm the admission of the applicant

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