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Written by  Rachit Agrawal, MBA

Published on Fri, October 16, 2020 8:47 AM   Updated on Thu, July 22, 2021 10:16 AM   6 mins read

What is designing?

Are you planning to do a course in design? So don’t worry, you are in the right place. I am going to explain all things which are necessary to know before doing a course in design. Designing is a career or a stream that a student wants to pursue in their undergraduate and post-graduate program to become a designer. These courses are job oriented courses which provide job to students after completion of the courses. There are numerous diploma, graduate, postgraduate and certificate-based courses that provide numerous designing courses.

Today’s time design is an extremely popular course among the students. They want to pursue their career. A student from any educational background can pursue a career in design. There is no special demand for any subjects. Only they have relevant skills and aptitude. Students from any stream can choose a course in designing.

There are many designing courses that a candidate wants to choose in their graduation, post-graduation, or doctorate course with a wide range of specialization, such as fashion designer, interior designer, graphic designer, web design, textile design, apparel design, jewelry design, industrial design, product design, furniture design, etc.

UG design courses

Students who have completed their 10+2 from a recognized board with minimum eligibility criteria are eligible for admission in the UG designing course. It doesn’t matter that you completed your 10+2 from which stream. Students from arts/science/commerce any background can do a course in designing with any specialization.

PG design courses

Students should have completed their undergraduate with a recognized institute or college to take admission to post-graduate design courses. And qualify with the minimum qualifying eligibility criteria. Some colleges for pg level admission prefer designing as their course in graduate.

Entrance exam for designing courses

The top 3 entrance Exam to take admission to popular colleges in India are given below. These Entrance Exams are the best way to kick start their career in designing. 

National Institute of Design – Design Aptitude Test (NID-DAT)

This entrance test offers graduation in designing courses and a diploma in designing courses. Animation film design, apparel design, digital game design, furniture design & interior design, transportation & automobile design, etc. are the colleges’ specialization in this entrance exam.

All India Entrance Examination for Design

It is an online test conducted by the Arch College of Design and Business for graduate design programs, which is affiliated with the University of Rajasthan. Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, etc. are the courses that are offered by the Exam and Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA), Applied Arts, is also the other courses that are offered by the colleges which are listed in this exam.

NIFT Entrance test

It is held by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). And it is conducted once a year in 32 cities to grant you admission into the 16 NIFT colleges all over the country. Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design, Leather Design, Accessory Design, etc., and Bachelor of Fashion Technology are some courses that are offered by the colleges listed on this examination.

Top 5 universities for designing

Royal College of Art

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This college was established in 1837, the Royal College of Art is known as the world’s oldest art and design University, the college is famous for their tradition of innovation and excellence in creative education.
the royal college of art becomes the number one college in 2019 for  Art and Design university in the world – for the row in a fifth consecutive year – by the QS World University Subject Rankings.

University of the arts London


The rank of this university is 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings, for the second consecutive year. In Europe, this university is famous for its specialization in art and design. Across 19000 students from more than 130 countries can pursue their career in designing from this university. This university is Established in 2004, UAL provides different courses esteemed in arts, design, fashion, and media Colleges, which were founded in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Parsons School of Design at the new school

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Parsons School of Design helps students to enhance their skills and knowledge by providing special courses so that they succeed in a rapidly changing society. Students collaborate with peers, industry partners, and communities around the world and in New York City, a global center of art, design, and business.  Parsons,  help students to develop diversification in students to develop critical thinking skills.

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

This university is founded in 1877, it is the oldest college of art and design in the U.S. approximately 2300 students from around the world come to pursue their career in designing in the best-known college of art and designing.

The college is located in Rhode Island and is between the two major cultural center,  Boston and New York. It is the first college of its kind who founded simultaneously with the RISD museum of art.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 

This institution is one of the top private universities in Cambridge, United States. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, MIT has canceled their information session and tour for the students. They assured that whose education has been interrupted by Covid-19 that they will not affect their admission process.


✅ What is the best design school in the world?

Ans. I already explained the top 5 best schools or universities in the world. If you want to make your career in design, you can go to these colleges. These colleges provide almost all courses related to designing and specialization in designing.

✅ Is UAL is a good University?

Ans. University of the Arts London is the top second university in the world for art and design. According to the university’s Q.S ranking, this is the second university in a row for two years. Over 19000 students from more than 130 countries students came to pursue their careers in design.

Is UAL is prestigious?

Ans. This university offers a wide range of courses in art and design. Their graduates go to work in creative industries worldwide. 

✅ Which is the best university for fashion design?

Ans. London College of fashion is the best to pursue your career in fashion design.

About the Author & Expert


Rachit Agrawal

Author • MBA • 20 Years

Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.

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