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How to become an Interior Designer?

i) Complete your 10th and 12th with exceeding marks.

ii) Get a degree from a recognised institution for interior designing.

iii) Learn AutoCAD, 3DsMax/Sketchup+Vray

iv) Complete an internship of a minimum duration of 3 months.

v) Make an eye-catching portfolio.

vi) Get a job experience.

What are the skills required to become an interior designer?

i) One must have a knack for design and creativity.

ii) One should hold knowledge regarding color pattern, spatial arrangements and textiles.

iii) Have good communication and understanding with the client.

iv) Patience and Diligence.

v) Time management.

vi) Leadership and Team Coordination.

Is there a difference between an interior designer and decorator?

Yes, there is a clear difference between the both. Anyone with skill and interest in decoration and design of house and interior can be called as a Decorator whereas a person with professional education and knowledge in addition to the skill and interest can be referred to as an Interior Designer. 

What is the educational qualification required to become a professional Interior Designer?

i) Completed 12th grade with a good percentage. Some institutions require students to have Mathematics and Physics as their compulsory subjects in their 10+2.

ii) Degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts(BFA) or any other equivalent degree from a recognised institution.

iii) Masters Degree in the same discipline.

What are the eligibility criteria for NID after 12th grade?

i) Age Limit

Category

Lower Age Limit

(born on or before)

Upper Age Limit

General

1 July 1999

20

OBC/SC/ST

1 July 1996

23

PwD

1 July 1994

25

Supernumerary

1 July 1999

20

ii) Must have completed their 10+2 from any Stream(Science, Commerce, Humanities, etc.) from a recognised board.

Can commerce students appear for NID after 12th?

Yes, they can. Students from any stream can apply for the NID examination.

What is the eligibility for NID for PG Course?

i) Bachelor’s degree of minimum 4 years in any field from a recognised institution or Bachelors degree of minimum 3 years in any field.

ii) Age Limit

Category

Lower Age Limit

(born on or before)

Upper Age Limit

General

1 July 1990

30

OBC/SC/ST

1 July 1987

33

PwD

1 July 1985

35

Supernumerary

1 July 1990

30

 

Can students with humanities stream pursue Interior Designing?

Yes, students from any stream can pursue Interior Designing.

What is the entrance exam for interior designing?

There’s only one entrance exam for design conducted by NID called the Design Aptitude Test. 

What is the syllabus for NID for UG?

i)Prelims:

Developing Observation

Colour Terminology

Outline for beginners

Inspiration & Design Development

Design Awareness

Innovation & Creation

Mood, theme & colour interrelationship

Understanding Light & Shade

Graphics & Pictograms

Story pictures

Design Theory

Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions

Elements & Principles Of Design

Form & Function

3D Visualization

Colour, Pattern & Texture

Natural & Geometrical Form

Theme Development

Innovation in Design

Creative thinking & writing

Imagination & Doodling

Picture Analysis

Principles of Composition

Lateral Thinking

Lettering

Good Design vs. Bad Design

Presentation Techniques

Drawing Fundamentals

Optical Illusion

Visual Logic

Optical Illusion

Use of Measurements, Scale & proportions

Exercises on imagination

Foreshortening & Perspective

Inspiration & Creativity

Developing Themes & Colour Associations

Ornaments & motifs

Memory Drawing

Expression & Emotion

Usage of colour in Compositions


ii)Mains:

Model Making

Doodling

Meeting NID Alumni

How to evolve ideas

Audio-visual exercises

Material Manipulation

Creative Thinking

 

What is the syllabus for NID PG course?

i) Prelims:

Innovation in design

Principles of composition

Inspiration & design development

Theme development

Design theory

Natural & geometrical form

Exercises on imagination

Optical illusion

Colour, pattern & texture

Lateral thinking

Design awareness

Creative thinking & writing

Graphics & pictograms

Form & function

Drawing fundamentals

Ornaments & motifs

Imagination & doodling

Understanding light & shade

Elements & principles of design

Colour psychology & optical illusions

3D visualization

Lettering

Developing observation

Good design vs. bad design

Optical illusion

Mood, theme & colour inter-relationship

Visual logic

Outline for beginners

Colour terminology

Presentation techniques

Memory drawing

Picture analysis

Usage of colour in compositions

Innovation & creation

Story 

Natural & geometrical form

Use of measurements, scale & proportions

Expression & emotion

Developing themes & colour associations

Foreshortening & perspective

Inspiration & creativity

      ii)Mains:

          Model Making

          Doodling

          How to evolve ideas

          Audio-visual exercises

          Material Manipulation

          Creative Thinking

What is the exam pattern for NID UG course?

i) Pen and paper based.

ii) The paper is divided into 2 sections - Section A and Section B.

iii) There are a total of 67 questions. (Section A- 64, Section B-3)

iv) Section A has MCQ based questions whereas Section B consists of Subjective questions.

v) Total maximum marks - 100.

vi) Duration - 2.5hours.

What is the exam pattern for NID PG course?

i) Pen and paper based.

ii) The paper is divided into 2 sections - Section A and Section B.

iii) There are a total of 62 questions. (Section A- 59, Section B-3)

iv) Section A has MCQ based questions whereas Section B consists of Subjective questions.

v) Total maximum marks - 100.

vi) Duration - 3hours.

What are the selection criteria for NID?

Candidates are selected through merit ranking.

What are the top colleges for design?

i) NID, Ahmedabad.

ii) ARCH College of Design and Business, Rajasthan.

iii) Pearl Academy, New Delhi.

iv) CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

v) Sir J J School Of Arts, Mumbai.

vi) MIT ADT University, Maharashtra.

vii) Amity University, Lucknow.

viii) JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Banglore.

ix) AAFT, Noida.

x) IIFT, Chandigarh.

What are the job opportunities for Interior Designing in India?

Interior Designers could either get a job at an Architecture Firm or Freelance. Some of the big architecture firms in the country are:

i) Design in India.

ii) Synergy Corporate Interiors.

iii) The Grid.

iv) Made in India.

v) The Karigars.

What is the salary of an Interior Designer?

Salary of an Interior Design Graduate ranges between Rs. 93k to Rs. 5.9lakhs p.a. Salary of the individual is expected to rise with skill and experience.

How can one get a good job as an Interior Designer?

Getting into renowned institutions like NID, NIFT, Pearl etc., ensures a good job in the future as they provide amazing placement cell.