How to choose an interior design courseEditorial Team463|0Last Updated:09:00 am, March 10, 2012
Neha Singh is excited about her new job. The 21-year-old Interior Design graduate has just got an offer with a leading designer in Delhi.
Indiancolleges wanted to know Neha's top five tips for students interested in studying Interior Design. Here's what she had to say:
1. Choose a course with a practical component
- Interior design is practically planning a space for a client rather than reading textbooks
Tip: A 12-month course should have at least two months of practical exposure
2. Understand design principles
- But how can you deliver what the client asks for if your basics in design are not solid?
Tip: The course should include the basics of design from lettering to geometrical construction to Axonometric and Oblique Projections.
3. Work with materials
- One of Neha's first projects involves a client who wants a lot of glass to be used in his new office space
Tip: Choose a course that includes basic building materials ranging from brick to plastics to glass. The chosen course should also teach you how to design for commercial, residential, retail and leisure spaces.
4. Computer skills are essential
- Software packages are an essential part of any Interior Desiging course. Learn to use them well.
Tip: Your chosen course should include a component on Computer Aided Design.
Interior designers have to work different kinds of people like clients, contractors, etc. Therefore, a designer should be able to work with different personality types, should be good listeners and communicate clearly.
Tip: Make sure that the institute selected offers an internship component.
To find out why Neha recommends Academy of Applied Arts, click HERE.
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