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Looking forward to get into the creative world of designing fashion accessories or products like cars and computers? Is designing your passion? Then look no further. Get here the details of many such courses in design, the institutes where you can pursue your studies and most important, the career prospects.

Designing courses

To bring out your creativity in front of the whole world, many academic institutions in the country are offering quality education in various fields of design. Some of these are - fashion, products, graphics, retail, interiors and industrial design. Those passionate about the subject can choose from a host of courses, ranging from certification courses to diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Eligibility criteria and course durations

The basic qualification needed to enter this field is a pass in class 12th in any stream, preferably with more than 50% marks. However, some of the courses which are concerned with engineering design may necessitate a science background. Every institute may have its own admission criteria depending upon the course and its contents. Duration of the courses varies from course to course. Certificate courses range from few months to a year, whereas diploma and bachelors courses are of 3-4 years duration.

Designing Courses

Click on a course name below to find the list of colleges offering Designing courses in India.

1. B.Arch Interior Design
2. B.Des Accessory Design
3. B.Des Apparel Production
4. B.Des Communication Design
5. B.Des Fashion Communication
6. B.Des Fashion Design
7. B.Des Knitwear Design
8. B.Des Leather Design
9. B.Des Product Design
10. B.Des. Textile Design
11. B.Sc Costume Design & Fashion
12. B.Sc Fashion Technology and Costume Designing
13. B.Sc. Interior Design
14. B.Sc. Textile Design
15. B.Tech. Fashion Technology
16. CAD for Footwear Certification
17. CCD
18. Certificate in Graphic Designing
19. Certification Basic Design Skills
20. Certification in CAPM
21. Certification Surface Ornamentation on Textiles
22. Diploma Costume Design and Beauty Care (DCDBC)
23. Diploma Digital Design
24. Diploma Fashion Design
25. Diploma Interior Design & Decoration
26. Diploma Textile Design
27. Diploma Textile Designing & CAD
28. Diploma Tools & Die Making
29. M.A. Visual Arts
30. M.Arch Habitat Design
31. M.E Product Design and Development
32. M.Phil Costume Design & Fashion
33. M.Tech Product Design and Manufacture
34. Master of Industrial Design

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General requirements for undergoing designing courses

Designing is a field which is quite different from other regular ones. Here, more than academics, attributes like creativity, aptitude, attitude, personae play a decisive role in one's success in this field. A few such attributes for becoming a successful designer are:
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Presenting one's creations to clients in a favourable way.
  • Conversant with computer aided designing techniques like AutoCAD, Photoshop and other such software applications.
  • Good knowledge of building regulations for retail and interior designers.
  • Organised and having strong attention to detail.

Jobs in designing

A plethora of jobs are available in this dynamic field. Rapid development and consumerism has led to a heavy demand for designers in every field. A designer influences everything we touch. Razors, computers, cars; everything is designed by them. Their work is everywhere. A good designer will hardly have to struggle for jobs. Anyone with talent and skills will find it easy to make a decent living. Designers either work for some firms or work on their own. With many construction works coming up, there's no dearth of jobs for building, retail and interior designers. Fashion and product designers are in great demand too. New generation Indians are splurging on the latest fashion designs, gadgets and other lucrative products. With India growing at a fast rate, this boom is likely to last a long time and designers will continue to get paid handsomely.