About the Course
INTERIOR DESIGNING DIPLOMA
Interior designing being popular now a days. This course is drawing attention of young generation. Anyways being a good scope career it deserves this position. The drastical change in the tastes and preferences of people has created special importance to Interior designing. This new importance is bringing up new professional interior designers. This field has greater opportunities for no doubt. A person with little bit creativity will excel in this field.
Actually there are many type of courses which makes you professional interior designer. Choose your best according to the eligibility criteria of yours. BFA(Bachelor of Fine arts) This is a 4 year course after completing 10+2 from any science stream. No need of any entrance exam. you can directly get admission into this. There are numerous part time one year diploma programs where eligibility criteria is only 10+2 it may be of any discipline or stream. Also apart from that there are many Certification courses from Private institutes but this may cost you a bit. for this qualification is just SSLC. After completing anyone of these courses you will get a very good job in some companies.
Apart from that you can start your own practice with your contacts or also you can keep a office regarding this. and grow in your life.
Careers in Interior Designing
Designing is the blend of artistic talents and creativity. Design encompasses a number of different fields. It can be mainly divided into four i.e., Fashion designing, Product designing, Graphic designing and Interior designing. Fashion designing deals with clothing and textiles, product designing with designing the products and graphic designing deals with designing for websites, movies, logos, signage, etc.
Interior designing is the arrangement of living space i.e organizing, managing and planning of the interiors of rooms at homes, offices, retail shops, showrooms, hotels, airports, exhibition halls, conference centers, theatres, TV and film studios and commercial establishments etc. The objective of designing space is to achieve functionality and to create the right kind of atmosphere for the right budget. Interior designing as a specialisation became popular only in the last few years. Earlier architects would do all the design work, both exteriors and interiors themselves. Of late people have become more conscious of the design, layout and placement of their interiors, for offices, factories as well as residences. This has opened the door for a large number of professional interior designers. Most interior designers specialise in a particular area.
The 4 years Bachelor of fine Arts (BFA) programme offers specialisation in Interior Design. The school of Interior design, CEPT, Ahmedabad offers 5 year professional programme in Interior design to candidates who have passed +2 with 55% aggregate in Maths/Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English. Many part time one year diploma course being run in every city, which require very minimal qualification. There are many private institutions offering certificate courses for interior designing, qualification required for such courses is SSLC. Interior designers’ success depend on their ability to satisfy clients for that, they must posses certain skills- artistic, technical interpersonal and management skills. Interior designers need to be imaginative, creative, self-motivated and good at listening. Excellent communication skill is essential for an interior designer, as they need to describe their ideas and requirements to clients and other professionals such as builders and electricians. They should have a high level of technical knowledge about past and present styles of architecture, computer-aided design skills, artworks, building materials and infrastructure, texture and lightings. They should be able to calculate the cost of a design and to work out a budget.
Job Prospects and Career Options
Interior design is one of the fastest growing professional fields. There are lots of employment opportunities for interior designers in various fields. Interior Designers can find employment with architects or architectural firms, builders, public works department, hotel and resort chains, hospitals, town planning bureau, regional and metropolitan development works, private consultancies, studios and theaters and exhibition organizers. etc. They can also set up their own business. Once they make a name, it is a very lucrative profession. Besides new structures, Interior Designers also plan the interiors of existing structures that are undergoing renovation or expansion. The first step in developing a new design or altering an existing one is to determine the needs of the client, the ultimate function for which the design is intended, and its appeal to customers or users. When creating a design, designers often begin by researching the desired design characteristics, such as size, shape, weight, color, materials used, cost, ease of use, fit and safety. After consulting with the client, Designers then prepare sketches or diagrams by hand or with the aid of a computer to illustrate the vision for the design. In big projects, a creative director or a product development team of designers create detailed designs, using drawings, a structural model, computer simulations etc. Interior design offers excellent opportunities for those who wish to be self employed, or work part time. It is one of the few professions where one can operate from home with a minimal investment. Designers sometimes supervise assistants who assist them to carry out their creations. Increasingly, designers are using computers to plan layouts, because computers make it easy to change plans to include ideas received from the client. Computers have become essential for many designers, especially those in industrial and graphic design.