PEARL ACADEMY

mission statement

TO BE AMONGST THE LEADING GLOBAL INSTITUTES IN ART, DESIGN, FASHION AND RELATED BUSINESS EDUCATION THROUGH CONTINUOUS INNOVATION, HIGH QUALITY STANDARDS AND DELIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE TO STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES AND THE INDUSTRIES THAT WE SERVE.

international role

Pearl Academy (PA), set up in 1993, which over the years, has emerged as one of the top fashion design institution of Higher education in India, for delivery of courses in apparel-textile design, fashion design technology, fashion styling, merchandising, production, fashion media communication, retail, jewellery design, Interior Architecture & design, communication design (graphics, new media, films, animation), product design, retail, luxury brand, banding & advertising and other fashion related programmes. The Academy is spread over five campuses in India - New Delhi, Jaipur, Chennai, Noida and Mumbai. PA is ranked as No. 3 (Perceptual Ranking) and No. 2 (Factual Ranking) by India Today-Nielsen Survey 2013 for Top 10 Institutes under Fashion Category across numerous institutes in India. Hindustan Times (a national daily) has ranked Pearl Academy as No.1 in the Campus-Cfore Survey 2013 in the category of Fashion Technology Institute in Delhi NCR Region for Excellence in Education. Since January 2011, Pearl is a strategic partner of the Laureate International Universities, USA, which is world’s largest international network of quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The LIU network of more than 75 accredited campus-based and online universities offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to nearly 800,000 students around the world. Pearl students are part of an international, academic community that spans 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Pearl Academy encourages its faculty and students towards international / pan-India exposure by affiliating/collaborating with top higher education institutions in the domain of Art, Fashion & Design the world over. Our extensive international tie-ups facilitate over 200 students each year to participate in reciprocal exchanges, international conferences, study tours, summer school programmes, student & faculty exchanges, guest workshops, and joint research projects. Pearl Academy is one of Laureate’s Centers of Excellence in Fashion, Art, Architecture and Design, a network which also includes Media Design School, New Zealand; Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico, USA; New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego, USA; Universidade Anhembi Morumbi in Brazil; Universidad del Valle de México; and Domus and NABA in Milan. Pearl is a select member of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI), an international association of leading higher education institutions dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching and learning in fashion & fashion related programmes. Pearl is on the Executive Committee of the IFFTI. Pearl Academy as a thought leader & body of resources, hosted the prestigious 14th Annual IFFTI Conference at its Jaipur campus in 2012. Collaborations details: ? NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY (NTU), UK: NTU, UK validates all B.A. (Hons.) and Masters Programmes. It is one of the top few institutions in the world of Fashion Education and has been the closest partner of Pearl Academy since 1995. ? DOMUS ACADEMY (DA): Domus Academy validates all our Post Graduate Diploma and PG Professional Diploma courses. With strong Italian beliefs, Domus Academy works with an international perspective to enrich designs by constant innovations. It is a perfect blend of design, fashion and management culture. ? NABA: Founded in Milan in 1980, NABA follows the ideals of Ausonio Zappa, Guido Ballo and Tito Varisco. These leaders aimed at challenging the rigid academic tradition by introducing new vision and languages to contemporary artistic practice and creative professions. ? SANTA FE UNIVERSITY OF ART & DESIGN (SFUAD), NEW MEXICO, USA: SFUAD is the oldest school of higher education in New Mexico. The school traces its roots to 1859 and was first chartered in 1874. Programs at the university combine practical experience with core theory, empowering students to develop a thorough understanding of their professional aspirations. Pearl Academy offers various workshops, summer course, and student exchange programmes with SFUAD. 45 Pearl students have visited SFUAD for ARTFEST’13 Workshops in 2013 on full paid Scholarship. ArtFest is SFUAD’s annual celebration of creativity and innovation. Its mission is to deliver outstanding three-week experiences with the freedom to explore experiment, learn, grow and share ideas with members of one global community. ? TEXTILE INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER: Pearl Academy is a Corporate Member of the Textile Institute, Manchester, which is the world’s largest professional body of textile, apparel, fashion and footwear professionals. ? BERLINER TECHNISCHE KUNSTHOCHSCHULE (BTK), BERLIN: The BTK Academy of Design is a private vocational academy for Communications Design in Berlin, Germany. BTK Academy of Design has been training Communications Designers for successful careers in advertising agencies and design studios. BTK offers courses in Design, Media Design, Interaction Design, Illustration, Photography and Communication Design. Pearl Academy offers the Professional Photography course in collaboration with BTK Academy of Design where Pearl Academy students spend a 4-week module at BTK. International Collaborative partners for reciprocal student & faculty exchanges, joint projects etc: • Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), The Netherlands • Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands • NHL University, The Netherlands • Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, UK • Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan • Saint Thomas University, Japan • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, USA • Kent State University, Ohio, USA • Heriot-Watt University, School of Textile and Design, Scotland, UK • Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU), Hong Kong • London College of Fashion, UK • Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK • Portsmouth University, UK • Ravensbourne College, London, UK • University of the West of England, Bristol, UK • University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, Kent, UK • Donghua University, China • George Brown College, Ontario, Canada • Stamford International University, Bangkok, Thailand • Manchester Metropolitan University, UK • University of Mauritius, Mauritius • Media Design School, New Zealand • University of East London, UK Pearl Academy has been awarded 5 projects under the UK-India Education & Research Initiative (UKIERI) with the following institutions: - Ravensbourne College, UK - Adam Smith College, UK - London College of Fashion, UK - University of East London, UK

national role

Pearl Academy has partnered with Indian industry in fashion, design and media sector for their live project where the Industry expert can guide, mentor and support the students to gain an experience that reaches beyond the classroom. Industry plays a major role in our curriculum design & development with: • Mandatory industry internships (8-10 weeks) and dissertation projects embedded in all programmes • Practicing professionals as visiting faculty • Real life / live projects in classrooms • Seminars and training workshops by industry personnel • Research and consultancy projects in design, product development, production, retail, craft sector, etc. • National and International conferences organised by Pearl Academy • Industry sponsored consultancy projects • National and International research projects which is relevant for the societal, educationist and consumer concept Pearl Academy plays an important role in recognising that creative young minds need to be harnessed by visionary leadership. Talented faculty members play the role of teachers, guides and mentors students to enter the challenging careers in the field of Art, Design and Creative Businesses. Apart from imparting knowledge, they take an active interest in grooming each student; impart soft skills, design thinking & actively encouraging them to push their limits. The academy is certified ISO 9001:2008 for its quality management systems.

main focus

Development of qualified & well trained human resources and man power for art, fashion, design, and lifestyle industries. The offered education matching with international benchmarks.

faculties and departments

1. FASHION DESIGN 2. TEXTILE DESIGN 3. COMMUNICATION DESIGN 4. BUSINESS 5. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN 6. INTERIOR PRODUCT DESIGN 7. JEWELLERY DESIGN 8. FOUNDATION BUSINESS 9. FOUNDATION DESIGN

bachelor level programs

BA (HONS.) DEGREE (4-YEARS) IN: 1. FASHION DESIGN 2. TEXTILE DESIGN 3. COMMUNICATION DESIGN 4. FASHION MARKETING & RETAIL MANAGEMENT 5. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN 6. INTERIOR PRODUCT DESIGN 7. JEWELLERY DESIGN 8. FASHION BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 9. LUXURY BRAND MANAGEMENT 10. BRANDING & ADVERTISING MANAGEMENT 11. FASHION STYLING & IMAGE DESIGN 12. FASHION MEDIA COMMUNICATION

master level programs

2-YEAR MA DESIGN (FASHION & TEXTILES) 2-YEAR MA FASHION MARKETING

research activity and main areas

Yes; Sustainability, Traditional Crafts and their contemporization, Supply Chain dynamics, Organic textiles

doctorate level programs

NOT APPLICABLE

subject areas for exchange students

1. FASHION DESIGN 2. TEXTILE DESIGN 3. COMMUNICATION DESIGN 4. FASHION MARKETING & RETAIL MANAGEMENT 5. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN 6. INTERIOR PRODUCT DESIGN 7. JEWELLERY DESIGN 8. FASHION BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 9. LUXURY BRAND MANAGEMENT 10. BRANDING & ADVERTISING MANAGEMENT 11. FASHION STYLING & IMAGE DESIGN 12. FASHION MEDIA COMMUNICATION

application deadlines

15TH OCTOBER - FOR JAN-MAY SEMESTER 15TH MAY - FOR AUGUST-DECEMBER SEMESTER

teaching languages

ENGLISH

semester dates

FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY TO 31ST MAY FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST TO 25TH DECEMBER

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