Fashion the place
If you have an artistic bend and flair for designing then interior designing would be the right choice. This field is a blend of artistic talents and creativity. 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 purpose of designing space is to achieve functionality and to create the right kind of atmosphere for the right budget.
Interior designing is a highly popular and lucrative career option today. Earlier this work was done by the architect themselves. But today it has become a specialized field.
With people more aware and conscious of the placement of their interiors or offices, factories as well as residences many opportunities in this field have emerged.
Most interior designers specialize in a particular area. For instance, some may concentrate on business design, while others focus on residential design and landscape designing. Some focus on particular rooms, such as kitchens or baths. With a client’s tastes, needs, and budget in mind, interior designers prepare drawings and specifications for non-load-bearing interior construction, this includes choice and decoration of walls, floors, roofs, choice and placement of furniture and other indoor objects, window treatments and other indoor objects, lighting and control of visual and sound effects. The interior designer has to always keep abreast of the latest trend in the market.
The 4 years Bachelor of fine Arts (BFA) programme offers specialization 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 courses 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 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.
Interior design is an immensely rewarding profession. Earnings for interior designers vary widely depending on the type of design they do. Beginner’s monthly salary range between, Rs. 5000 to Rs. 8000 while established designers get Rs.50, 000 to Rs. 75,000.
There are only a few institutions offering reputed programmes in interior designing in India. School of Interior Design, Ahmedabad offers Five-year programme and J.J School of Arts, Mumbai offers 4 years Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).