Hello, so you got your career aptitude test done and the results are in favour of design or architecture stream. But still the dilemma is which discipline to choose? Welcome to Mosaic Juniors! A platform that helps you choose the most suitable discipline in Art, Design or Architecture stream. We provide you with all the information so that you can make an intelligent choice for a fulfilling and successful future. All the best!
FAQs for Design Courses
Q. Why should I study Design?
Ans. If you have an aptitude for design, working in the field will be more fun than work. You will be paid to do what you really love doing. Few careers provide the satisfaction and sense of achievement, which is experienced by designers. There is an unrivalled sense of thrill and accomplishment when you see your ideas and designs come to life in the final product.
Designing work requires a lot of creativity. Being "creative" is something that most designers have developed a special interest in during their studies, pursued as a hobby, or have always enjoyed doing as they grew up. They are paid to think creatively at all times.
Also in terms of career growth and salaries, Design is one of the hottest professions in today’s times.
Q. What qualities or qualifications do you need to be a designer?
Ans. It helps a design aspirant to possess good creative & imagination skills as they are the backbone of design profession. The ability to draw well is beneficial as it helps to put across your ideas, but is not mandatory. A good sense of aesthetics and an eye for detail are also some required skills for a designer.
Q. What are different type of design courses and which one is the best?
Ans. Design aspirants have a wide range of courses like Interior, Fashion, Graphic Design etc to choose from. To say that one course is better than the other, is not justified. But before the choice-making, the aspirants should be well informed about all the different streams in design, so they can make an intelligent choice according to their interests and aptitude. The major design disciplines are as follows:
- Interior Design
- Fashion Design
- Graphic Design
- Animation Design
- Product Design
- Urban Design
- Game Design
- Interaction Design
- Film Design
- New Media Design
- Universal Design
- Retail Design
- Information Design
- Footwear Design
- Textile Design
- Knitwear Design
- Exhibition Design
- Toy Design
- Photography Design
- Ceramic Design
- Accessory Design
- Strategic Design
- Transportation Design
- Furniture Design
Q. Do I need a degree to become a designer?
Ans. Time and again we’ve come across designers, who achieved fame and success in their careers without any formal education. But such talents are few & limited. In most cases, being equipped with a professional degree gives you a lot of exposure and does make a lot of difference. Investing in a four year B.Des degree is worth your time and effort and is the basic pre-requisite to start a career in design industry.
Q. What do you study in design?
Ans. Some of the common subjects taught in all design streams are Elements & Principles of Design, Design Fundamentals, Studio, History of Arts & Culture, Form & Function etc.
Q. What are the steps to become a designer?
Ans. Almost all institutes & colleges offering design education, offer admissions on basis of entrance exams. So, start preparing for the exams, which are basically aptitude tests in design. Some of the reputed design entrance exams in India are: NID, NIFT, CEPT, MIT etc
Q. What are the career opportunities in design?
Ans. With the nation’s progress, spending power & lifestyle of people is also increasing, and so is the need of skilled designers. Opportunities in the field of design can be with design firms and corporations, in manufacturing sector, entrepreneurial venture, government sector and as a freelancer. Great scope & healthy career prospects await talented designers in the field of design.