International Degree Program (3+1)
Rapid urbanisation in metro cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune, has dramatically changed the Indian lifestyle, and ignited the need of conceptual interior design. There is also significant growth in the income and socioeconomic status of people in India, and this includes homeowners.
The housing and retail industries in India have emerged as the most dynamic and fast paced industrial sectors with several big players entering into the market. In India, the vast middle class and almost untapped retail industry are the key forces of attraction for global retail giants waiting to enter new markets. This attraction has stimulated the growth of the retail industry which is growing at a faster rate. The construction industry, which accounts for approximately 11% of the GDP, has an estimated investment of US $500 billion, and is growing at around 34 % annually. The Indian retail industry is the fifth largest in the world, and contributes about 22% of the GDP and generates 8 % of employment in the country today. It is expected to grow 25 per cent annually, to be worth US$ 175- 200 billion by 2016.
Heritage properties and other hospitality properties have began demanding a great amount of inputs in the creation of dreams. The key factor driving the demand for Interior Design is the growth & expansion of housing & commercial development in both the major and smaller cities in India. Rising income levels are leading to a demand for creative individuals to support the vision of the Incredible India Campaign. Thus there is an increase in demand for Interior space visualisers and designers to plan & create attractive, practical & desirable spaces for living, display and commercial activity.
The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design programme at ARCH nourishes minds with a spirit of inquiry, sensitivity and responsibility, inculcating professionalism, design excellence, ethics and critical appraisal. The course fulfills the ascending levels of subject complexity in a progressive manner. It links intensive core-specific courses in interior design with a strong liberal arts component.
Learners are encouraged to develop an understanding of design development processes and research methods appropriate to interior design practice.
Besides familiarising themselves with aesthetic principles, learners develop technical skills essential for creating and planning interior spaces. Studio classes develop competence in space planning, drawing to communicate ideas, orthographic drawing, CAD where appropriate, making specifications, model making, photography, video etc.
Learners gain an understanding of contemporary professional practice through lectures and assignments delivered by practising architects and designers, and other professionals and guest speakers. Visits to design studios and appropriate industrial sites and architectural sites and professional studios contribute towards contextualising theoretical studies.
ARCH maintains close links with architects, designers and other professionals in order to benefit learners in building work experience and for future employment. After the successful completion of two years at ARCH Jaipur Campus, the final year (level 6) degree year is undertaken as an International Degree with a study abroad opportunity at a university/institution with which ARCH or PEARSON has an agreement.
Year 1 Common Foundation Studies in Art & Design
The Foundation Studies Programme is common to all BTEC programmes in design for undergraduates. The preparatory course aims to develop within students the aesthetic and social sense and sensibilities that go beyond learning the skills and techniques of a discipline. The content helps to evolve design perception, enrich conceptual thinking, understand design processes, and prepares one to challenge their own preconceptions through critical understanding and exploration of new ideas towards developing eventual solutions.
Elements & Principles of Design/ Contextual Studies/ Visual Communication and Representation Techniques (Nature Drawing / Human Figure Drawing/ Object Drawing/ Geometry/ Perspective Drawing/ Isometric Drawing/ Orthographic Drawing)/ Basic Photography/ Basic Material Studies/ Experiments in 3D Geometry/ Computer Fundamentals/ Ideas Generation and Development/ Techniques & Processes/ Design Process/ Professional Development/ Individual Project (Pearson-set)
Techniques & Processes
Individual Project (Pearson-set)
Critical Study in Art and Design
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Materials & Structures
Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)
Advanced Interior Design Studies
Year 4 B.A Degree Level 6
|No. of Seats||20|
|Eligibility||12th (any stream)|
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) from a foreign university with whom ARCH/PEARSON has an agreement.
Pearson BTEC HND Level 5
ARCH UG Level Diploma>
There are innumerable career opportunities for working with established Interior Designers and Architectural firms as well as large builders; Working as Specialists or Consultants for Exhibition Designers, Museum Designers, Graphic Designers, and Freelance Designers; working for Retailers, Super Markets, Emporiums, Advertising Agencies, Visual Merchandisers, etc. Entrepreneurial enthusiasts can set up their own Interior Design Firm or even an Event Management company or Production Design House