Careers after class 12: Interior Designing

Industry: Designing and Planning

What is Interior Designing?

Interior designing is the art and science dealing with creative and technical solutions to enhance interior environments. It is a multi-faceted profession including conceptual development, space planning, site inspections and construction management to achieve an aesthetically pleasing environment and enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants. The interior design process follows a systematic methodology with the creative process, whereby the needs and resources of the client are coordinated and satisfied to produce an interior space that fulfills the project goals.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities of an interior designer include visualising and designing sketches/plans for interior spaces
  • Undertaking design projects from conception to completion
  • Interpreting and translating client needs into project plans
  • Undertaking research on product sourcing, space planning and site inspections

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Science stream with mathematics and physics as core subjects

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.Des. in Interior Design
  • B.Sc. in Interior Designing
  • B.A. in Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Interior Design

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Interior Designing

Top Institutes for Interior Designing courses

1. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Value for Money- 4.9/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Des. in Furniture & Interior Design

Tenure- 4 years


2. CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Value for Money- 4.9/5

Bachelor Courses- Bachelor Of Interior Design

Tenure- 5 years


3. NAFDI- School of Interior Design, Mumbai

Value for Money- 4.8/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Interior Design

Tenure- 3 years


4. SPARK School of Design, Mumbai

Value for Money- 4.8/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Interior Design

Tenure- 4 years


5. JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru

Value for Money- 3.9/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Interior Design & Decoration 

Tenure- 3 years


Career Progression

Career Progression Interior Design


Pay Interior Design

Expert View

Albert Hadley“The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live. It is about the realities of what makes for an attractive, civilized, meaningful environment, not about fashion or what’s in or what’s out. This is is not an easy job.”

— Albert Hadley,
Famous American interior designer and decorator

Shabnam Gupta“Design is not just about creating good looking spaces. As architects and designers, you have a certain responsibility towards society at large and the evolution of people’s perception through your work.”

— Shabnam Gupta,
Famous interior designer, founder of award-winning design firm The Orange Lane

Also read: Interior design: Increasing opportunities

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