Arts And Design

Course Details

If you are an artist at heart there are lot of rewarding career opportunities in art and design, colors, computer graphics, animation and many more. From the look and feel of our living spaces to the colours displayed in advertisements to the layouts of websites, art & design impact our lives in different ways.

In today’s world there are lot of career opportunities for art & design careers people. If you are a design person you can find work in nearly every industry imaginable, in niche roles that didn’t even exist ten or fifteen years ago. They are separate concepts. The degree counterpart in design is B.Des. The Bachelor of Design is a more professional course that offers specialisations like animation, graphic design, fashion design and interaction design.


Arts can be specialized in two ways Fine Arts and Performing Arts:

  • Fine Arts- Fine Arts essentially is an art form, which includes objects mainly created for concept or aesthetic value rather than utility.
  • Performing Arts- Performing arts are art forms in which artists use their body, voice, or objects to convey artistic expression.
  • Design
  • Visual Communication- Visual Communication Design is a form of communication that takes place with the use of a visual aid.
  • Fashion Designing- A career in fashion designing is right for you if you are talented and exude style in everything you do.
  • Animation -Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images to create an illusion of movement. Game Design -Game design starts with an idea and the entire process is about giving shape to that idea.
  • Game Design -Game design starts with an idea and the entire process is about giving shape to that idea.
  • Interior Designing- Interior design involves turning an interior space into an effective setting for the range of human activities that are to be conducted there.


Eligibility For Arts 

Here too, students should have secured a minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (lOth& 12th) (Any Stream) after which they will have to appear for entrance tests.

Eligibility For Design 

In order to get admission into a Fashion college, students should first clear the  en- trance exam, which would check  their  aptitude and  eagerness  towards  that  course. The test can either  be a DAT- Design Aptitude Test or GAT- General Aptitude Test.

Eligibility For Interior Design 

A student who aspires to  join  interior design  courses  must  have  cleared  their  class 12 in any stream. The candidate may also be required to clear an entrance test for drawing and designing skills. Candidates need to present a portfolio that  displays their drawing  skills as well as ideas.

Career Opportunities

Fashion Design

Fashion design deals with designing of clothes and lifestyle accessories. This evolves from cultural and social attitudes. Apart from having a keen sense of colour i.e. combination of shades and tones, visual imagination & knowledge of market trends, fashion designers need to be artistic, creative and must possess ability to convert ideas into sketches.
Fashion designers can find employment with professional designers as apprentices, with manufacturing units, export houses, boutiques, media as costume designers, freelancing for fashion houses and boutiques and at the same time it is a rewarding possibility for self-employment by opening your own boutique.

Interior Design

Interior design uses various architectural, technical and creative skills to create an aesthetically pleasing environment according to a client's needs and specifications. It mostly deals with furnishing the interiors of a place. An interior design degree opens up numerous opportunities in the residential and commercial design sectors as well as outdoor landscaping and designing.
An Interior Designer should have good Drawing and sketching skills. Apart from having good networking and interpersonal skills to get projects, interior designers should also be resourceful. Also, technical knowledge regarding the latest software required in designing as well as the latest additions in home improvement products are must for an interior designer.

Entrance Exams

Top Colleges for Art and Design

Some of the top colleges whose courses are highly reputed in India.

National Institute of Design (NID) 

NID offers professional education programmes at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level with five faculty streams and 18 diverse design domains. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) 

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a fashion institute of design, management and technology for the international fashion business was set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology is a non-residential institution. Admission is based on the rank in entrance exam conducted by the institute (SEAT). Apart from passing 12th, a portfolio is also required for the admission followed by an Interview. Admission at this institute is purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

Pearl Academy 

Pearl Academy is also one of the top art and design institutes in India. It is situated in Delhi and was formerly known as Pearl Academy of Fashion. The institute is affiliated to the Nottingham Trent University, UK.

The Industrial Design Centre, lIT Bombay 

The Industrial Design Centre, lIT Bombay is also a highly reputed institution to pursue studies in design. It offers Master of Design degree programs in industrial design, visual communication, animation design, interaction design & mobility and vehicle design as well as a Ph.D program in Design.