B.Sc. Interior Design is a 3 year undergraduate course in which students learn to design comfortable spaces and anticipate people’s needs. The basic eligibility of the course is a pass in 10+2 and the approximate tuition fee varies from 3 Lac INR to 15 lac INR.
The course teaches the student with a wide array of structural requirements, health and safety issues and building codes as well.
The course on completion offers a many opportunities to the students where they can earn 15,000 INR to 20,000 INR initially, which increases with experience and students get to work as Interior Designers, Landscape Designers, Furniture Designers or 3D artists.
Interior Designers often need to work in a team of architects, contractors, engineers and craftsmen, thus the program is designed in a way which covers every area required for achieving excellence in the field.
B.Sc. Interior Design is a program which educate students with concepts of planning, designing, organizing and managing a space according to its function. The course includes detailed study about principles and elements of design. Training of 2D and 3D design softwares is an integral part of B.Sc. Interior Design.
It covers all aspects of design including different kinds of places like hotels, corporate spaces, schools, hospitals, commercial spaces and residential spaces.
Students who enjoy indulging in decorating spaces, have an instinct for designing and creativity are apt for B.Sc. interior Design. One must also have effective communication skills and a technical approach, as it adds on to being suitable for this program.
The students should also be flexible enough to work alone or in team, as per the requirement.
Students who complete B.Sc. Interior Design successfully can go for higher studies in the same field for which they can do M.Sc. Interior Design or Post Graduate Diploma or they can opt for MBA or they can even specialize in any sub field of Interior Design like Furniture Design, Kitchen Design or Landscape Design.
Duration of B.Sc. Interior Design is a 3 year long course generally which is divided into 6 semesters, each year has 2 semesters, while in some colleges like Pearl Academy, Noida has 4 years of course in Interior Design which has 8 semesters.
Many Designing colleges in Indiaoffer B.Sc Interior Design or similar courses providing highly qualified faculty who have expertise in this field and great infrastructure. Some of the top colleges are as follows:
JD Institute of Fashion Technology
Hamstech Institute of Fashion and Interior Design
IMS Design and Innovation Academy
JaganNath Institute of Management Sciences
National Institute of Design
Students who have cleared 10+2 with minimum 50% marks are eligible for B.Sc. Interior Design. Along with 10+2 grades, students should also have cleared the entrance exams in order to get admission in the program.
For admission to B.Sc. Interior Design, students have to clear the entrance exam which many colleges conduct separately followed by group discussion round and personal interview round.
Skills tested in the entrance test includes general proficiency, logical reasoning, quantitative analysis and basic Mathematics and the students are judged on parameters like career focus, maturity and confidence, general awareness and intellectuality in the personal interview.
All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED) is an exam conducted for admission to undergraduate exams for designing courses including B.A Interior Design. This exam is carried out in January and April generally.
Some colleges also accept NATA, CAT and MAT scores as well.
Colleges like Pearl Academy, JaganNath Institute of Management Sciences, New Delhi offer admission through lateral entry i.e. in 2nd year to students who have passed 1st year with minimum 50%.