I am in class XII (Commerce). I wish to become an Interior designer. Please let me know the qualification, scope, capital required and which institutions offer this course.
Thanks for writing into us. Usually, architects do the work of interiors, but it leaves much scope for free-lance interior decorators. This is so because small jobs such as doing an office or a house would not be given to an architect. An aesthetic sense, colour combinations, a knowledge of art materials available from different States-these are the requirements of an interior designer. A person having a degree in home science or a diploma in interior design can look forward to a career in interior design. However, do not expect a full-time job in the beginning. A talent for such things is an essential pre-requisite for interior design. However, it is not merely art that is required; also needed is a sense of utilising available space for maximum benefit.
One can do a course in interior design from a polytechnic or a design institute. Those with formal qualifications, such as from a premier institute like the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad are rated higher. Ultimately, however, it is talent that matters. A course is also offered by Jenson & Nicholson division Interior-Exteriors in various cities. Other locations offering Interior Designing are:
JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Corporate Office, JD, Ruby Apartment, Near Vishal Hall, M.V. Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai- 400069
Indian Institute of Interior Designers, Sulbha Niwas, Pt. J. Purohit Road, Mumbai- 400016
SNDT Womens University, Nathibai Thakersey Road, Mumbai
The list provided to you is not exhaustive thus please confirm with the institutions