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106 Interior Design Colleges in 6 Countries Offering 218 Courses

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edinburgh, United Kingdom
Rank : #4
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
20100
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
23200
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
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sydney, Australia
Rank : #4
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
46680
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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wellington, New Zealand
Rank : #5
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
32014
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
35772
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb

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dublin, Ireland
Rank : #6
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
11500
IELTS -  
Band 6
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Sep, Jul, Nov
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
11500
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Sep, Jul, Nov
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lincoln, New Zealand
Rank : #8
Duration -  
1.5 years
1 year Fee -  
13800
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
14500
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Sep
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caulfield, Australia
Rank : #8
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
29900
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
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dublin, Ireland
Rank : #8
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
12000
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep, Jul, Nov
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
12000
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep, Jul, Nov
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
12000
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep, Jul, Nov
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hamilton, New Zealand
Rank : #11
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
21388
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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christchurch, New Zealand
Rank : #13
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
20640
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
20860
IELTS -  
Band 5.5
Intake -  
Feb
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sydney, Australia
Rank : #14
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
39552
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Jan, Jul
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city-campus, Australia
Rank : #15
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
20000
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
36480
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
36480
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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austin, United States
Rank : #15
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
19265
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
3.5 years
1 year Fee -  
25300
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Jan, Sep
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
32800
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
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winnipeg, Canada
Rank : #17
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
32604
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Sep, Oct, Nov
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nelson, New Zealand
Rank : #18
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
18900
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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city-west, Australia
Rank : #20
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
25500
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Sep,Apr, Jul
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
26400
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Sep,Apr, Jul
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
28400
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Sep,Apr, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
28400
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep,Apr, Jul
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Updated on - February 16th 2020 by Piyush Bhartiya

Overview

A monument, an office, a hotel, or even the houses becomes the talk of the town when it has a unique interior or designing. The uniqueness of the interior totally depends upon how creative the designer is. The interior designing is not just about having antiques or expensive paintings on display, it is about how everything in a room or a hall is set up because every piece of art and every decorative items have to be placed in such a way that they make a room or rooms looking a perfect paradise. To have a perfect touch at a place is the job of highly creative interior designer who not only design the art but also select every detail of the interiors. The culture of getting the house, hotels, offices designed by the professionals is increasing day by day. From this perception, the profession of interior designing is flourishing and is one of the most profitable business these days.

Interior designing is the study of creating, designing, decorating, maintaining and managing the arrangement of a particular place. This course is for those who are creative and skillful in managing the arrangements for an event, a house, or a hotel. These are the places where the first impression is must and to make sure that the first impression is good enough to attract people, clients usually seek some expert touch. There are many universities which provides the degree in interior design guiding the students to groom their talents and be perfectionist in the field. The universities around UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand are popular among students who want to pursue interior designing course. A better guidance assures a better chance of getting success in what we aim for. The students should know about the career options available after successful completion of the degree and how to apply for the colleges along with the duration of the course. So that there’s no confusion at the end.

 

The field of interior designing is growing day by day and the market is booming for interior designers. The scope of interior designing is quite wide in terms of career, the students can join private event management firms or interior designing firms or they can start their own firms. There are advantages of pursuing interior designing courses, these are :

  • Increasing demand
  • Growing market for designers
  • Flexible job
  • Endless earning opportunity
  • Dynamic work
  • Creative field
  • Job satisfaction

The advantages are all about how comfortable job it is with endless earning opportunities. Plus the growth in the job prospects is also dynamic. The growing culture of perfect touch in the interiors has paved the way for new heights.

Types of Degree Courses in Interior Designing

The interior designing has become one of the trending courses these days, so the universities around the world have degree/diploma courses available to attract students to pursue their studies in interior designing. They provide best education of the field along with the practical application which will be helpful in improvising the future experiences. The universities provides the courses for both programs that is bachelors and masters. The courses for interior designing are:-

  • Bachelor’s Program 

          The students can go for bachelors in interior designing for the detailed knowledge of the field. The universities at USA, Australia are best in providing bachelor’s degree in the field. The students can make their basics strong by pursuing bachelor's degree. The courses are BA in interior designing, BBA, BSc in interior designing , B.Com in the same to make their career in the field of interior designing.

  • Master’s Program 

          The universities at foreign lands are best known for their master’s degree courses. The students who are profoundly into making arrangements and handling events should do their masters in interior designing courses are MBA in interior designing or MSc in interior designing or MA in the same field.

  • Diploma Program

          There are students who wants to continue the study of interior designing as a part time degree usually go for 6 months to 1 Year diploma programs. This is the easiest way of attaining degree in the field.

There are some universities which can provide certification in interior designing courses too, the university of Oxford has several certification courses for the students who wants to keep it as an option for future.

The students should decide their career priorities before applying for the degree of interior designing. Whether he/she should opt bachelor or masters or diploma or certification course. Then they should move ahead with the process of applying for the college.

A proper way of applications can enhance more chance of getting the admission in the colleges. The students should be very careful while applying for masters, the proficiency in English and proper knowledge of the subject can make it easier to get the admission in such universities. It should be understood that applying in foreign universities is a best way of moulding one's career in a better way, so it is necessary to make the best out of the opportunity presented. The students from the foreign universities are more intelligent, more creative, more sophisticated, and most likely to get better jobs in their future.

Top Colleges Level wise

The universities around the world are providing the best facilities and expert guidance for the students who wants to pursue their studies in interior designing courses. There are a lot of students who look forward for proper guidance in the field, which is possible only when they choose right college for their studies. The colleges around the UK, US and Australia are the best destination for continuing the studies. The fees structure of the institutions may differ from the degree that the students are willing to take up. The fees ranges between 15 lakhs INR to 70 lakhs INR varying with the courses opted. The bachelor degree is usually ending in 3 to 4 Years and the master’s degree tends to end in 1 or 2 years. Following are the institutions along with the course details given below :

  • New York School of Interior Design, USA
  • Pratt University, USA
  • Chelsea College of Arts, UK
  • Dublin Institute of Design, Republic of Ireland
  • Paris College of Arts, France
  • Design Centre College of Design, South Africa
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, USA
  • Meredith College, USA
  • University of Technology Sydney – UTS, Australia
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, USA
  • Arcadia University, USA
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, USA
  • Birmingham City University, UK

 

          Above the top universities in the field of interior designing. They provide best education and supports innovative causes. The above colleges have many degree programs for which the students have to enrol beforehand. The students should know about the career options available after successful completion of the master's degree. There are several companies that are willing to hire the best agents who can fulfil their requirements for organizing events and conferences and to achieve goodwill in the global market. The universities mentioned are renowned for the expertise and the skilled teachers who not only teach the students but also guide them in moving ahead. This course is beneficial for those students who are creative and innovative and have a broad imagination skills.

 

 Course Details Level wise

Degree/level

Duration

Bachelors in Interior designing 

4 years

Master’s in Interior Designing 

1-2 years

Diploma in Interior designing

6-12 months

Certificate courses 

1 month- 1 year

 

  Top universities level wise

 

College Name

Location 

Average/estimate fees per annum

New York school of interior design

USA

$50,000

Chelsea College of Arts

UK

GBP 19,000

Dublin Institute of Design

Ireland

Euro 9,000

Paris college of arts

France 

Euro 28,000

Fashion institute of technology 

USA

$20,000

Birmingham city University 

UK

GBP 16,000

Rocky mountain college of arts and design

USA

$20,000

Fashion Institute of design and merchandising 

USA

$35,000

Pratt University 

USA

$55,000

University of technology Sydney

Australia

AUD 40,000

 

Requirements & Eligibility Level wise

To study interior designing in a top university, the student needs to fulfil some criteria. They should meet all the requirements so as to continue education from their desired college.  Some of the important criteria are- 

 

Academic Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Interior designing

  • Interested students must have completed class 12th with either the CBSE (All-India SSC) or CISCE (ISC) board
  • For CBSE board: CGPA of 9.6 with grade A1 in any subjects relevant to the course applied for
  • For CISCE board: Overall grade of at least 90%, with grades of at least 95% in three subjects (including any relevant to the course applied for) and 85% in the other two subjects.

 Master’s Degree 

  • Student must have passed a Bachelor of interior designing with a minimum of 50% marks.

Exams

  • English proficiency test score such as IELTS or TOEFL depending on the university.

Work Experience

  • Well most of universities don’t ask for Work experience. But it totally depends on the admission process of the university as master’s degree sometime needs work experience.

Others

  • Letter of recommendation
  • State of Purposes
  • Portfolio details (usually needed for art and design related degrees/courses) 

Admission Procedure Level wise

Taking admission to a top university or college can be a tiresome task. It is advised to the students that they should consult an advisor to get admission. Deadlines are one of the most important aspect to take admission as missing these dates can leads to cancellation of the application of the students. 

Entrance exams 

  • Appear for English proficiency exams such as IELTS or TOEFL to get admission. The student should also seek exams required other that this as according to the need of University.
  • Exams like SAT, ACT and other entrance exams as per the university and country.

How To apply 

  • Identifying country, universities and the course of your interest
  • Request universities for Application forms
  • Taking various required tests
  • Arranging and preparing Essays and recommendation letters
  • Completing and Sending Application forms along with required documents
  • Reporting various test scores to the universities

 

Course and Syllabus Details

 

Subject

Topics Covered

Introduction to Design

Definitions and meaning of design, Importance of design. Examples of design from nature. Fundamental elements of design in 2-D and their definitions; point, line, shape, form, space, texture, value, colour and material, Introduction to the principles of design in 2D and 3D - unity, balance, symmetry proportion, scale, hierarchy, rhythm, contrast, harmony, focus, use of grids, creating repetitive patterns.

Concepts of geometry

 Introduction to different 3-D forms and primitive forms, shapes and understand the behaviour when combined. Transformations of 2D to 3D.

Color Psychology

Introduction – Physics, physiology and psychology of colors – visible spectrum, coloured light, color temperature, color interaction, color blindness. Color Systems: Munsell, Ostwald, DIN, CIE, OAS, Kupper, Gerritsen, NCS, Color aid system, and color systems in practice, simplified color system, color terminology, special color issues, mixed color effects, effects of texture, using color systems, Problems with color. Use of color in various functional contexts – Residential interiors, Non Residential interiors. Use of color in special situations – outdoor/indoor spaces, accessories, art works etc.

Color Wheel

Primary, secondary, tertiary colours, color wheel, color schemes color value, intensity, and modification of color hues – tints, shades, neutralization. Color charts – types, making and using. Color harmony, use of color harmony.

Creativity And Problem Solving

Definitions of creativity, Thinking techniques, Tools and techniques of creativity,

Introduction To Art And Interior Design

Purpose and relevance of Art, Development of art, Exploration of art forms, Study of ornament in Interior Design, Introduction to Heritage Interiors, Industrial Revolution and its influence on society and culture, Various elements of society, General understanding of Interior Design and integration with architecture,

Design Drawing And Graphics

Introduction to pencil exercises, Simple exercises of object drawings, Fundamentals of drawing and its practice, Architectural symbols, Measuring and drawing to scale, Interiors and furniture sketching, Building Geometry

Interior Design Materials And Applications

Masonry, Timber, cane, bamboo, Wood, Paints, Varnishes (oil and spirit)

Communication Skills

Orientation for improving the skills of grammar, Written Skills, Formal letters and specifications

WORKSHOP (Ceramics – Clay/ Plaster Of Paris)

Introduction to model making, Introduction to the Ceramic materials used for model making, Hand building techniques, Introduction to moulds

Space Planning

Basic anthropometrics, Introduction to design methodology, Problem statements

 

Average Fees level wise

The Average tuition fees for the course is around 30-40 lakh for most of the colleges in USA, UK and Canada. Apart from the tuition fees there are many other types of charges such as accommodation, stationary and many other.

College Name

Location 

Average/estimate fees per annum

New York school of interior design

USA

$50,000

Chelsea College of Arts

UK

GBP 19,000

Dublin Institute of Design

Ireland

Euro 9,000

Paris college of arts

France 

Euro 28,000

Fashion institute of technology 

USA

$20,000

Birmingham city University 

UK

GBP 16,000

Rocky mountain college of arts and design

USA

$20,000

Fashion Institute of design and merchandising 

USA

$35,000

Pratt University 

USA

$55,000

University of technology Sydney

Australia

AUD 40,000

 

Career Scope

The job opportunities in the field of interior designing are endless. The students can get placed in many companies around the universities itself. There is a lot of competition in the field of interior designing, only the extremely talented people can achieve success. The big business houses require those personnel who are capable of handling events smoothly. The employees are expected to be creative, innovative and influential to arrange and organize the interiors. Jobs related to interior design department are:

  • Starting a firm
  • Work for a firm
  • Furniture Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Graphic designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Interior Elements Business
  • Set designing
  • Temporary Interior designing
  • Portfolio Designer
  • Model Designer
  • Tech designing
  • Photography
  • Blogger
  • Artists
  • Art gallery

The opportunities in the field of interior designing has no limits. Students can get placed in companies for any profile. Apart from the jobs, students usually prefer starting their own venture, they decorate interiors privately for the companies. The business of interior designing has been growing day by day, there is always some events in every city, every towns the business has a lot of profitability scope. The interior designers are always in demand for every small- big events almost every day, thus creating new opportunities every day. For a successful career, the students must understand the value of the time invested in the colleges, they should make the best out of it. The job openings in MNCs can be life altering opportunity for the students, they can get to learn so much about the field. The students who completed their graduation and master’s degree can get hired in best places for the best profiles, if the degree is obtained from the overseas universities. So this is probably the best career options for those who are creative, and have a keen interest in organizing events.

 

Job and Salary Scope

Position

Average salary per annum

Starting level interior designer

$28,000 onwards

Junior Level interior designer 

$30,000 onwards

Mid-Level Interior designer

$37,000 onwards

Senior-Level interior designer 

$50,000 onwards

Top Level Interior designer 

$75,000 onwards

 

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