career In Interior Designing

career In Interior Designing

In India, Depending on the employer and one's experience the salary, including bonuses and commission for assistant interior designers ranges between Rs. 30,000 to Rs.40,000 per month. For senior interior designers, the salary, including bonuses and commission is approximately Rs. 800,000 to Rs. 3,000,000 per annum. 

Courses

BACHELOR’S DEGREE COURSES

Some of the well known Bachelor’s Degree courses related to interior design education are-

  • BA Interior Design- Duration is 3 years
  • Bachelor of Architecture Interior Design- Duration is 5 years
  • Bachelor of Interior Design- Duration is 5 years (CEPT course)
  • BA Interior Architecture and Design- Duration is 3 years
  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) Interior Design- Duration is 4 years
  • B.Sc. Interior Design- Duration is 3 years
  • In case of almost all the courses mentioned above, 10+2 passed (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board is the minimum qualification required. Minimum marks criteria may exist in case of many institutes. Usually it is around 45-50% aggregate marks.
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  • In case of Bachelor of Interior Design course offered by CEPT, 10+2 passed in Science stream with PCM subjects is the minimum qualification required.
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  • Admission process: To secure admission in reputed institutes, one must appear for relevant entrance examinations. Some of the well known relevant entrance tests include- NATA, CEED, NID, CEPT entrance test, state-wise entrance tests etc.

 

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 Arun Kallarackal  Last updated on: May 17, 2016  Courses  3 Comments

Interior Designing, as a profession, is gaining huge popularity in India. It is a profession that lets one express his/her creativity through work! Do you want to pursue Interior Designing course after 12th or after graduation? If yes, this article will be of help to you. I’ve listed down good interior design courses in this article. The article also covers topics like course details, eligibility criteria, admission process, syllabus, pg courses, career prospects and salary details.

 

Interior design deals with design and decoration of rooms, buildings and built environment in general. It also focuses on design and decoration of exteriors of buildings and built environment.

 

It is an art that focuses on appropriate use of space, architecture and design to make built environment more attractive, comfortable and ultimately more useful to human beings! Architecture and creative design combines to form the base of interior design. Take the example of a home. It has to be well designed, comfortable and must cater to the basic needs of human beings living in it.

 

Not only does this art focuses on design and architecture of rooms and built environment, it also covers topics like furniture design, product design, coloring techniques and anything that adds to the style and usability of built environment.

 

Different types of buildings and their exteriors have a unique style and design. Consider the following examples- homes, offices, bars, hotels, hospitals, gyms, shopping malls and movie theatres- each built environment has its own unique style and design. The design adds to the functionality and usefulness of that building.

 

In short, principles of interior design are not just limited to decorating homes. Concepts of interior design is applied and used in wide variety of buildings!

 

An interior designer’s tasks include- site survey, plan reading and analysis, design drawing, client interaction, layout design, material purchase (furniture and other useful products), model creation and project management.

 

Let us now move to the ‘courses’ section. In the next section, we will be checking out details about interior design courses available in India after 12th and after graduation.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN COURSES

In India, when it comes to undergraduate interior design education, three main course formats are available. They are-

  • Bachelor’s Degree courses
  • Diploma courses
  • Certificate courses

 

Let us check out popular interior design courses and check out vital information about them-

 

1 BACHELOR’S DEGREE COURSES

Some of the well known Bachelor’s Degree courses related to interior design education are-

  • BA Interior Design- Duration is 3 years
  • Bachelor of Architecture Interior Design- Duration is 5 years
  • Bachelor of Interior Design- Duration is 5 years (CEPT course)
  • BA Interior Architecture and Design- Duration is 3 years
  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) Interior Design- Duration is 4 years
  • B.Sc. Interior Design- Duration is 3 years

 

Duration: As mentioned above, BA and B.Sc. programs are 3 years long, each. B.Arch. Interior Design course is 5 years long. Bachelor of Interior Design course offered by CEPT institute is 5 years long. Other institutes are known to offer shorter variants of this course, lasting for 3-4 years. Bachelor of Design course is 4 years long.

 

Eligibility criteria: In case of almost all the courses mentioned above, 10+2 passed (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board is the minimum qualification required. Minimum marks criteria may exist in case of many institutes. Usually it is around 45-50% aggregate marks.

In case of Bachelor of Interior Design course offered by CEPT, 10+2 passed in Science stream with PCM subjects is the minimum qualification required.

 Admission process: To secure admission in reputed institutes, one must appear for relevant entrance examinations. Some of the well-known relevant entrance tests include- NATA, CEED, NID, CEPT entrance test, state-wise entrance tests etc.

 Most institutes follow ‘merit based admission’ process. Marks scored by students in relevant entrance test and marks scored in board examination are taken into consideration, when it comes to merit based admission. Some institutes are also known to follow ‘direct admission’ process.

 PG courses and further studies– Graduates may go for relevant Master’s programs such as- MA, M.Sc., Master of Interior Design, Master of Design or M.Arch. Program related to interior design and planning. Other than Master’s Degree programs, graduates may also go for PG Diploma as well as PG Certificate courses.

MA and M.Sc. programs are 2 years long, each. Master of Design program is 2½ years long. PG courses can be used to specialize in sub disciplines of interior design field such as landscape design, building design, product design, building energy efficiency, sustainable design and technology etc.

DIPLOMA COURSES

Some of the well known Diploma courses related to interior design education are-

  • Diploma in Interior Design
  • Diploma in Interior Design and Architecture

 

Duration: Depending upon the institute and the nature of the program, course duration could be between 1-2 years.

 

Eligibility criteria: 10+2 passed (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board is the minimum qualification required. Minimum marks criteria may exist in case of many institutes. Usually it is around 45-50% aggregate marks.

CERTIFICATE COURSES

Other than the above mentioned Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma courses, there also exist many certificate courses related to interior design. Certificate courses are not as valuable as its Degree and Diploma counterparts. But course duration is quite short, when it comes to certificate programs.

 

Some of the popular certificate interior design courses available in India include-

  • Certificate in Interior Design
  • Certificate in Interior Design and Decoration

 

Duration: Course duration could be anywhere between 6 months to 1 year.

 

Eligibility criteria: 10+2 passed (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board. Some institutes also accept 10th passed students.

 

Admission process: Most institutes follow direct admission process.

 

Subjects

  • Construction Technology
  • Materials and Finishes
  • Colour Theory and Techniques
  • Design Technology
  • Drawing (Technical)
  • Design Practice
  • Design Theory
  • Communication Skills
  • Basics of Interior Design
  • Environmental Studies
  • Cost Estimation
  • Material Purchase
  • Furniture Design
  • Model Making

 

 

NID Ahmadabad, through DAT

  • Product Design (2½ years)
  • Furniture & Interior Design (2½ years)
  • Ceramic & Glass Design (2½ years)
  • Graphic Design (2½ years)
  • Animation Film Design (2½ years)
  • Film & Video Communication (2½ years)
  • Textile Design (2½ years)

Programmes offered at NID's PG Campus, Gandhinagar are as follows:

  • Transportation & Automobile Design (2½ years)
  • Toy & Game Design (2½ years)
  • Photography Design (2½ years)
  • Apparel Design (2½ years)
  • Lifestyle Accessory Design (2½ years)
  • New Media Design (2½ years)
  • Strategic Design Management (2½ years)

Programmes offered at R&D Campus, Bengaluru are as follows:

  • Information & Interface Design (2½ years)
  • Design for Digital Experience (2½ years)
  • Design for Retail Experience (2½ years)

 

CEPT University Gujarat

Courses Offered:

  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Master of Interior Architecture & Design
  • International Master of Interior Architectural Design

 

Arch Academy of Design Jaipur

Programmes which are of two year duration are as follows:

  • Critical Study in Art and Design, Materials & Construction Techniques-2
  • Wood in Art & Design, Glass in Art and Design, Interior Furnishing-2
  • Furniture Design-I (Ergonomics, Anthropometry), Building Services-I
  • 2D, 3D and Time-based Digital Applications, SketchUp, AutoCAD-I
  • Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation, Home Styling
  • Design Project (Residential)

Programmes which are of three year duration are as follows:

  • Research Project, Building Services-2, Light Metals in Art & Design
  • AutoCad- 2, Furniture Design-2, Advanced Construction Techniques
  • Estimation & Costing-1, 3Ds Max Software, Landscape Design
  • Design Project (Commercial)

Programmes which are of four year duration are as follows:

  • Estimation & Costing –2, Commercial Model Making, Design Project (Industrial)
  • Exhibition & Retail Design, Entrepreneurship Skills Development
  • Professional Practice in Art & Design, Internship

Certificate courses offered are as follows:

  • Foundation Studies Certificate in Art & Design
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from KSOU
  • Pearson Edexcel Btec Level 5 Hnd (3D Design)
  • Arch Diploma in Interior Design

 

JJ School of Arts on the basis of their performance in MH-AAC-CET (Maharashtra Applied Arts and Crafts Common Entrance Test).

Courses Offered:

  • BFA Painting
  • BFA Sculpture
  • BFA Metal Work
  • BFA Ceramics
  • BFA Textile Design
  • BFA Interior Decoration
  • MFA Painting in Portrait
  • MFA Painting in Creative Painting
  • MFA Painting in Graphics
  • MFA Painting in Mural
  • Diploma Culture and Modelling
  • Art Teacher Diploma
  • Diploma in Art Education
  • Art Master Certificate

 

College of architecture and design Mumbai based on MH-CET

  • BArch
  • BDes Interior Design
  • BDes Set Design
  • BDes Product Design
  • BDes Furniture Design

 

Exterior Interior pvt ltd

Design courses offered at the college include:

  • Interior Design
  • Vaastu
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Technician
  • Jewellery Design

List of interior Designing courses offered at this college include:

  • Certificate course in Interior design              
  • Diploma in Interior Design                            
  • Advance Diploma in Interior Design              
  • BSc in interior Design                                    
  • MSc in Interior Design    

 

Pearl Academy

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Styling & Image Design
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Media Communication
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
  • BA (Hons) Product Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • BA (Hons) Jewellery Design
  • BA (Hons) Communication Design
  • BA (Hons) Fashion & Lifestyle Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Fashion & Lifestyle E-commerce
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Styling & Image Design
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Communication
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Interior Design & Styling
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Jewellery Design
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Communication design
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Business – Marketing and Merchandising
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Business (Lifestyle Retail)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion & Lifestyle E-commerce
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Luxury Brands

 

Vogue Institute

Programmes on offer at Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology are as follows:

  • Master degree programmes in Fashion
  • Fashion Designing
  • Interior Designing
  • Jewellery Designing
  • Animation and Multimedia
  • Graphic Design

Interior design programmes offered at Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology are as follows:

  • Interior Design & Management – MBA (IDM)
  • Degree programme ins Interior Design BSc (ID)
  • Graduate Diploma in Interior Design (GDID)
  • Weekend Batches for Interior Designing

 

IIFA Bangalore

NIFT

Institute of Indian Interior Designers, New Delhi

Sai School of Interior Design

Symbiosis institute of design

JD institute

Indian institute of interior design

IIFT

Key Skills of an Interior Designer

Creative bent of mind: The ability to think design elements creatively is of high importance while working as an Interior Designer

Sense of Style: Interior designer should have a great sense of style so as to create design that is pleasing to the senses

Visualization: Interior designing professionals must have the power to visualize an entire design of a space appropriately well before working on the project

Interpersonal Skills: Interpersonal skills is a critical parameter in becoming a successful Interior Designer. As they need to discuss with clients, deal with different groups, vendors, design professionals and other workers on a regular basis, to create an impeccable living or working space.

Time Management: Interior Designer may face multiple challenges due to unavailability of desired accessories, limited manpower and delays in construction. He/she needs to coordinate with everyone and solve the problems to complete a project on time. Time management plays a crucial role to succeed in any career.

 

There are short-term and long-term Interior Designing courses e.g. 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 year and 3 years. So the Interior Design course fees varies from course to course and institute to institute. On an average the course fees range between INR 25,000 – INR 1,00,000 and above. If you plan to take up the Interior Design course in abroad, the fees would be much higher.

Source:- Internet & Various Books

 

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