Design Quest

BENOY THOOMPUNKAL

Director Academics, Partnerships, Research & Innovation, ARCH College After reading Economics at St. Stephens College, Delhi, he went on to specialize in Furniture Design from the Faculty of Industrial Design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. His practice as Design Consultant and Academician for over 30 years, covers a wide expanse of fields in the multifarious world of design.

 

Question1 What is ARCH Business Design Incubator all about?

Answer ARCH Business Design Incubator, a first of its kind initiative in Rajasthan, where you get a chance to convert your creativity into an expandable business opportunity. The ARCH Business Design Incubator is a platform where you are continuously mentored by stalwarts of industry, where you get multiple opportunities to showcase your work, a platform which bridges the gap between you and the industry so that you are nurtured to grow as a Designer. The ARCH Business Design Incubator also provides you the Financial Assistance, which you as a Young Designer may require to set up your own business. The program, thus connects you to the Angel investors who are ready to support your projects financially, so that you can best transform your ideas and work into your own entity. The program & facilities not only give you an opportunity to hone your skills but help you give shape to your inner ideas and develop them into your very own Creative Brand with hands-on experience of the market & a thorough understanding of the latest trends and the integrities needed to have a Successful Business.

Question 2 What is Entrepreneurship? How can a Designer be an Entrepreneur? Do designers make good entrepreneurs?

Answer Entrepreneurship has traditionally been defined as the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which typically begins as a small business, such as a startup company, offering a product, process or service for sale or hire. Anybody can become an entrepreneur but to become a successful entrepreneur one needs to develop entrepreneurship skills first. To understand Entrepreneurship, ARCH provides various business courses. These courses prepare you to be an entrepreneur and help you step up an entity in the competitive era of startups.

Question 3 What are the courses offered at ARCH?

Answer The Academy offers various Undergraduate, Post Graduate and Professional Programs in Design and Business. The courses cover various aspects of Design such as Fashion, Interior, Jewelry, Graphic, Craft Product, Lifestyle Accessory, Design Communication as well as Diploma & Certificate Programs in Visual Merchandising & Gemology. The Academy is affiliated to The University of Rajasthan (State University), India for Undergraduate Programs like Bachelor of Visual arts (Applied Arts), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) & Post Graduate Degree Program in Garment Production & Export Management.

Question 4 I am little late to join for the courses at ARCH? Can I still join?

Answer Yes, you can. ARCH provides many vocational and Short Term Courses. You can apply for them and be a part of our family.

Question 5 I wanted to know about the part-time courses at ARCH?

Answer At ARCH, students not only get the relevant technical expertise to step into a professional world, they also get trained in advanced skills like drawing, draping, pattern making, sewing, haute couture along with training in production.

Question 6 What are the fastest growing Design careers?

Answer some of the careers in Design which are at boom right now and are increasing at a higher rate are Interior Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Web Designer, Product Design, Jewellery Design, Fashion Design Game Design, Animation as well as Art Direction.

Question 7 How can I prepare for AIEED?
Answer AIEED is a design entrance examination at ARCH. To qualify all you need is to be creative. Being creative, having an open mind and knowledge about the surrounding makes you a good designer.
The examination aims to test and assess the following:
• Problem-solving skills
• Lateral thinking
• Comprehension
• Design sensitivity
• Logical reasoning
• Visual ability
• Creative skills
• General knowledge

Question 8 From where will I get the information about all the courses offered by ARCH and other information related to AIEED?
Answer All information about the design programmes, events and AIEED is available at ARCH website www.archedu.org. You can also get your updates from ARCH’s social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

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