Diploma in Interior Design is a 1-year basic level certificate course in the domain of interior designing. The course is offered to aspirants who have completed their 10+2 or equivalent level education from a recognized board/institute. Those who have done a diploma after class 10th as a part of 10 +3 pattern of education can also apply for admission to the course.
Some of the popular institutes/colleges offering the diploma level course are:
The fee for the course varies from INR 18,000 to 2,20,000 across various colleges and universities across the country. The variation in the fee is based on the location and type of university that is private/deemed or government.
Admissions to the course are mainly done on merit basis that is the percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in class 12th or equivalent level examinations followed by a qualifying entrance exam conduct by respective college/institute. Colleges/Institutes offering the course demand a minimum of 50% marks (Relaxable for reserved category candidates) at 10+2 or equivalent level in order to accord admissions in the course.
The course is an initial level certification in the domain of interior designing. Hence the focus is on imparting holistic knowledge in regards to the fundamental concept and principles of the subject. A student can opt for enhancement in skill and knowledge set by going for an advanced level diploma in the long run. The course is structured to dissipate practical level skills in the subject to the students along with the theoretical understanding of the same.
Diploma in Interior Design course pass out student can look for a variety of options in terms of his/her career. He/she can opt for a career in the domain/with firms such as Film and TV industry, Theater, Exhibition Centers, Construction firms, Event management companies, etc.
|Duration of the Course||1 year|
|Examination Type||Semester/Final exams at the end of year|
|Eligibility||10+2 or equivalent pass out students with a minimum of 50% in class 12th board or equivalent level examination from any recognized board/institute.|
|Admission Process||Merit Based/ Entrance exam based (May also look at graduation percentage)|
|Course Fee||Between Rs.18,000 and Rs.2,20,000|
|Average Starting Salary||Rs.10000 to 14000|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Film and TV industry, Theater, Exhibition Centers, Construction firms, Event management companies etc.|
|Job Positions||Wedding decorator, Draftsman, Assistant Manager, Business Head, setup designer, Automotive interior designer etc.|
Designing is an art of structuring and arrangement of things in a manner so as to reflect synchronization and authenticity of the designed area in consonance with its surrounding. Designing has been a crucial area of study and application as seen construction, decoration, tourism, film, and TV industry.
Over the years there has been a need for professionals specialized in the skills of designing indoor areas or setups rather than traditional construction designer or architects. This demand of industry led to the categorization of interior designing as a separate academic program that can be offered to students at the different level.
A diploma level certification program in the domain is accustomed to the fundamental needs of the industry and tries to maintain a supply and demand mechanism in case of industrial demands and delivering of qualified professionals. The course provides a comprehensive outlook of the subject to the students so that they can withstand the demand of application in the industry as well as they should be able to build on this knowledge base at the advanced level of study in the respective domain.
A significant number of colleges/institutes across the country offer the diploma in the interior design course to candidates who have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized state or central board/institute.
For your reference, we have tabled down a list of various colleges/universities that are offering this course in India.
|IFFA Multimedia||Mumbai||INR 27,000|
|Aakriti Institute of Fine Arts||Jabalpur||INR 50,000|
|Academia Para La Education Professional||Lucknow||INR 29,000|
|Academy of Applied Arts||New Delhi||INR 39,000|
|Academy of Art and Design||Mumbai||INR 40,000|
|Academy of Interior Design||Jaipur||INR 25,000|
|AD The Design School||New Delhi||INR 49,400|
|Aesthetic College of Interior Designing||Calicut||INR 35,000|
|Amor Design Institute||Ahmadabad||INR 30,000|
Candidate must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent level examination with at least 50% (40% to 45% for reserved category candidates) of the marks from a recognized state or central board
The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common to most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.
Diploma in Interior Design course admission is mostly based on a merit-based criterion for a selection with a select few institutes/colleges going for Entrance Exam based admissions.
However, in most of the colleges, the admission process would be a straightforward task which would involve merit-based admission in the course.
The course is structured into a semester-wise system of examination spanning over the duration of one year. The syllabus of the course is designed in a manner so as to teach all the basic aspects of the course to the students in a gradual manner.
The details regarding the syllabus are tabled below for your reference.
|Subjects of Study|
|Design Skills 1|
|Art and Graphics|
|Construction and Design|
|Computer-aided graphic design|
|Design Skill 2|
|Interior Design Theory|
Diploma in Interior Design students have plenty of options to choose from in terms of their career. One can choose to work as Wedding decorator, Draftsman, Assistant Manager, Business Head, setup designer, automotive interior designer etc.
To provide you with a holistic view of the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where diploma pass out students can look for in terms of their career.
|Area/Domain||Role||Average Salary for Fresher’s|
|Wedding Decorator||The job involves designing and decorating a wedding location or setup as per clients demand and with the help of a trained team.||INR 2.25-2.67 Lacs|
|Draftsman||The job involves chalking out detailed technical drawings or plans for buildings, infrastructure, decoration setup, machinery etc.||INR 2.1- 2.2 Lacs|
|Set-Up designer||A set-up designer is involved in designing performance or exhibition related setups like theatres, film studio, auditorium etc.||INR 1.98 – 2.22 Lacs|
|Business Head||A business head is entrusted with the responsibility of growing the business of an interior design firm in the respective area or location.||INR 2.43-2.65 Lacs|
|Assistant Designer||The job involves providing support and assistance to the senior designer in chalking out plans and making arrangements for reorganization.||INR 1.74- 2.16 Lacs|