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Want to be an interior designer? I’ll guide you how!

Hello Guys, I know a lot of you people out there are searching that how to get in interior designing business and set your career in this very creative and fun loving field. So here I am for you to sharing all my knowledge about this topic.

If you want to pursue your career in interior design, then check out the requirements for design professionals for India. They vary around the globe. What works in the USA may not apply in another country. So if you are in India and want to pursue interior designing then I am going to discuss the basic requirements which you have to fulfill in terms to get the admission successfully here in India.

Feel free to ask any questions via comment box and I’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.

Introduction to Interior Designing

Interior Design is undoubtedly one of the most sought after professions in India today. The popularity of interior design is not just limited to the urban cities but it rapidly spreading into small towns and cities as well. Now a day’s our living spaces shrinking correspondingly and because of this efficient use of available space has become a necessity for all of us.

Currently, there is a need for 100000 interior designers in India alone, which includes freelance projects as well as the jobs available in architectural and construction firms, and furniture companies. The industry is growing at a rate of 20% and is expected to do so until 2018. If you are one of those design aspirants who want to jump into interior design as a career, here’s a list of things you must and should know about this popular design domain.

Job Prospects and Career Options:

So before you start preparing to get admission in interior design course you should know the job prospects and career options in this respective field.

The scope of employment opportunities for interior designers is extensive. There are many areas that the interior designer may want to specialize in such as residential (houses, flats, canal boats, and anywhere else used for domestic accommodation), workplaces (includes factories, offices, and any number of other settings), temporary exhibition designing (museums, galleries, and a wide range of other private and public settings), commercial (includes retail shops and shopping malls, warehouses, conference centers), leisure (cinemas, theatres, and gyms), hospitality (hotels, restaurants, pubs, cafes, and nightclubs), education (schools and universities), healthcare (local health centers, hospitals, nursing and care homes, and private clinics).

Interior designer has good career opportunities like: 

•CAD Designer
•Commercial Interior Designer
•Design Consultant
•Exhibition Designer
•Furniture Designer
•Institutional Interior Designer
•Lighting Designer
•Residential Interior Designer
•Design Educator
•Facility Manager


A lot of reputed institutions all over India are offering study programs in interior designing. The basic qualification to get into most of these programs is a 10+2. You are also supposed to get through an entrance examination that judges your drawing and design skills.

So if you really are a creative person then I would like to suggest you prepare a portfolio of your creative work and show it at the time of admission to these study programs.

How to get there:

  1. The 4 years Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program offers specialization in Interior Design.
  2. The school of Interior design, CEPT, Ahmadabad offers 5-year professional programme in Interior design to candidates who have passed +2 with 55% aggregate in Maths/Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English.
  3. For Short Term Courses, there are various 2-3 years diploma courses available that are conducted by vocational institutes and polytechnics.


You might be interested in:


  1. National Institute of Design (NID)
    Location: Delhi
    Courses Offered:
    1. 4-year B.Des courses in Furniture, Textile, Ceramic & Glass Design
    2. 2.5-year M.Des courses in Furniture, Textile, Ceramic & Glass, and Lifestyle Accessory Design
    Strong Point: India’s top most design school in terms of faculty, exposure and placements
  2. Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology
    Location: Bangalore
    Courses Offered:
    1. MBA in Interior Design and Management
    2. 3-year B.Sc in Interior Design
    3. 1-year Graduate Diploma in Interior Design
    Strong Point: Versatile choice of interior design courses and includes CAD as a part of the curriculum
  3. CEPT University
    Location: Ahmedabad
    Courses Offered:
    1. 5-year B.Sc in Interior Design
    2. 2-year M.Des in Furniture Design
    3. Master of Interior Architecture & Design
    4. International Master of Interior Architecture & Design
    Strong Point: One of the first Indian colleges to offer internationally oriented PG courses
  4. Sai School of Interior Design
    Location: New Delhi
    Courses Offered:
    1. Certificate in Furniture Samadhan
    2. Certificate in Vastu Shastra
    3. 1-year Professional course in Interior Design
    4. 2-year Advanced Professional course in Interior Design
    Strong Point: Known for its specialized certificate courses and placements
  5. Sir JJ School of Art
    Location: Mumbai
    Courses Offered: 4 year BFA program in Interior Decoration
    Strong Point: Known for its rich history (established in 1857) and notable alumni
  6. Arch Academy of Design
    Location: Jaipur
    Courses Offered:
    1. 4-year Undergraduate program in Interior Design
    2. 2-year Postgraduate program in Interior Design
    3. 3-year Vocational program in Interior Design
    4. 1 year Short Term course in Interior Design
    Strong Point: Known for its choice of courses and international programs and affiliations
  7. IILM School of Design
    Location: Gurgaon
    Courses Offered: 4-year Undergraduate program in Interior and Furniture Design
    Strong Point: Offers scholarships to its students based on the performance in the Aptitude/Analytical Test and Personal Interview conducted by the Institute
  8. Shri Devi College of Interior Designing
    Location: Mangalore
    Courses Offered:
    1. 3-year B.Sc in Interior Design and Decoration
    2. Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration
    Strong Point: Known for its contemporary curriculum and the second college in South India to offer Interior Design courses
  9. Exterior Interiors Pvt. Ltd
    Location: Cochin
    Courses Offered: 1 year National Diploma Course in Interior Design
    Strong Point: Run by an Indian corporate architectural firm collaborated with one of the largest architectural firms in the UK
  10. College of Architecture
    Location: Nashik
    Courses Offered: 4-year B.Des program in Interior Design, Set Design and Furniture Design
    Strong Point: One of the most reputed colleges for architecture and interior design studies
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  1. hello, I am looking for interior Designer College . I have knowlegde about interior but big problem is that which one is perfect for me.. I just read your article and got a big list of colleges and important information . Thank you for sharing this article.

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