Interior Designer Course Details


Interior Designers are responsible for making beautiful, functional and safe indoor spaces based on their knowledge on colour schemes, materials, lights and themes.  You will learn to create and read blueprints, drafting skills, proficiency in CAD software, and project administration.

A Diploma in Interior Designing is a short term course of 1 to 2 years (depending in institute).  The course covers general and professional aspects in house/ office interior, core concepts and practical techniques.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 in any stream from a recognized institute.  Admissions are done based on the merit list. But there are few universities that conduct entrance exams for admission. Eg: NIFT, SEED, NID DAT, CEED

Top Institutes

College NameFees*
JD Institute of Fashion Technology, BangaloreINR 80,000
Aligarh Muslim University - [AMU], AligarhINR 1,90,000
Dayalbagh Educational Institute - [DEI], AgraINR 8,000
Suryadatta Group of Institutes Bavdhan, PuneINR 90,000
Mumbai University - [MU], MumbaiINR 40,900
Rizvi College of Architecture, MumbaiINR 60,000
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts UniversityINR 32,000
Royal Global University - [RGU], GuwahatiINR 80,000
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University - [MJPRU], BareillyINR 1,30,000
Sister Nivedita University - [SNU], KolkataINR 1,90,000
Deccan Institute of Technology, KolhapurINR 80,000
SAGE University, IndoreINR 40,000
ITM University, GwaliorINR 50,000
Apeejay Institute of Design, DelhiINR 3,96,000

*Please check with the institute/ college for exact fees structure


The academic curriculum of a Diploma in interior design may vary depending on the university/ institute. The common / core subjects are mentioned below:

Interior Design and ConstructionDesign Elements and Process
Colour and VisualisationFlat rendering and layouts
Auto CAD, Presentation and Communication skillsSpace Layout and Design
Décor and PlanningAnthropometry & Ergonomic Standards
Construction & Construction TechniquesIntroduction to Materials
Drafting PlanMaterial Components & Systems, Software (CAD
Elevation & SectionElectricals & Plumbing
HVAC, Acoustics & Fire FightingAnthropometric Standards/ Residential Mapping
Conceptual DrawingDesign Development
Basics of Building ServicesBasics of Interior Designing

Career Opportunities

Based on your skills, interest and learning, you can opt for below job options:

Freelance Interior DesignerFreelance designers work independently, taking on client projects or collaborating with other professionals on a project-by-project basis.
Exhibition DesignerExhibition designers plan and create displays for events, museums, and trade shows to showcase products or ideas in an engaging and visually appealing manner.
Set DesignerSet designers design the sets for television, film, and theater productions, ensuring that the space complements the storyline and theme.
Furniture DesignerFurniture designers specialize in creating unique and functional furniture pieces. They work on designing prototypes and collaborating with manufacturers.
Interior DecoratorInterior decorators focus on aesthetic aspects, selecting and arranging furniture, accessories, and color schemes to enhance the visual appeal of spaces.
Assistant Interior DesignerAssistants support senior designers in drafting plans, sourcing materials, and communicating with clients and contractors.
Interior DesignerInterior designers plan and create functional and aesthetically pleasing indoor spaces. They work on designing layouts and selecting color schemes, furniture, and decor elements


Interior design involves strategic planning and implementation of various elements, requiring formal education. Interior decoration is more focused on adding visual appeal through furnishings, artwork, and textiles, often interpreting client preferences.

The duration of advanced interior design is typically 2 years.

The average fee for diploma in interior design programme ranges between Rs. 1 Lakhs to Rs. 10 Lakhs per annum.

The average salary for an Interior Designer in India ranges from INR 3.3 LPA to INR 6.5 LPA, depending on experience, with an average annual salary of INR 4.4 LPA. (Indicative numbers)

The top recruiting companies for diploma in interior design graduates are Real estate companies, interior design firms and architecture firms.