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Diploma in Interior Design – 3 Years

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 10th/SSLC/SSC from the recognised boards

Availability: Bangalore | Cochin | Hyderabad | Vijayawada

Diploma issuing authority: Sunrise University


Diploma in Interior Design is a three-year program offered by the JD Institute of Fashion Technology centres in Bengaluru, Cochin, Hyderabad and Vijayawada. The experimental and innovative pedagogy of the program follows a structure that enriches the creative identity of the students, and helps them identify and develop areas of interest and specialisation within the evolving and broad field of interior design. Familiarising the cohort with the fundamentals of the field, the program emphasises on the advanced application and development of these established methodologies in expanding and challenging the innovative scope of the student’s specialisation. The program supports a holistic education by encouraging the students to work on external projects and enquires the application of their classroom learning in the real-world setting, fostering the spirit of collaboration and the development of a creative practice that supports an interdisciplinary approach.

Diploma in Interior Design breaks down and analyses the multifaceted and interdisciplinary parameters that inform interior design. Through the analysis of its historical, cultural and social parameters, the program supports an environment where students are encouraged to think creatively and understand the current condition of the interior design industry. This enables them to lead a creative practice that situate themselves within the contemporary context and offer effective and innovative solutions that are relevant and responsive to the current climate. The program addresses the wide and evolving application of interior design and explores the relation between function, utility and aesthetics. Through various technical exploration, creative thinking development and external projects, the program prepares students for the challenging demands of the interior design industry.

The 3-year Diploma course in Interior Design offered by JD Institute of Fashion Technology:

  • Equips student with an understanding of various established interior design methodologies, and develops them to formulate new methodologies of practice.
  • Help identify and develop areas of specialisation and enhance creative identity.
  • Includes an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on a methodological and technical approach towards the practice of interior design.
  • Develops the analytic and reasoning ability of students to create solutions that meet the functional and aesthetic standards, based on an empathic approach towards design.
  • Provides comprehensive knowledge in the field of interior design via the study of various elements of architecture, material sourcing, lighting and decorations, soft furnishings, lifestyle and cultural preferences etc., and enquires their innovative application.
  • Helps students gain a thorough understanding of the constantly evolving landscape of interior design by keeping in mind the varying tastes and preferences of different demographics, cultures and heritage.

Post completion of the Advanced Diploma course in Interior Design, the student will be able to:

  • Conceptualise and design interiors for residences, retails, hotels, offices, museums, and public spaces, including entertainment spaces, with an awareness of the differences between their requirements and demands.
  • Develop creative and critical thinking abilities, and expand the scope of their specialisation.
  • Find employment in diverse industries such as interior designers, event designers/consultants, freelance designers, space planners, visualiser, set designer, and interior decorators.
  • Understand the synergy created between an individual and his/her surrounding space.
  • Create functional concepts that will enhance the visual appeal and the comfort of the space.

The 3-year Diploma in Interior Design offered by JD Institute of Fashion Technology prepares its graduates for meeting the challenges of the real-world industry. Students can find employment opportunities in Architectural Firms, Hotels, Builders, Town Planning Bureaus, Private Consultancies, Hospitals, Public Works Department, Museums, Studios, Theatres, and Stores. They can also choose to work as a Freelance Design Consultant, Residential Interior Designer, Exhibition Designer, and in its related fields.

  • Develop a deep understanding of the various parameters that inform the practice of interior design, to identify issues faced by the current interior design industry and to provide solutions that are innovative and ergonomic.
  • Develop an understanding of how history, culture and community inform the practice of interior design.
  • Understand various materials and their processes, along with new innovative technological and digital mediums that help in interior design practice.
  • Undertake collaborative projects with other departments.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the real-world workings of the interior design industry through field visits and gain experience through industry exposure supported by the institute.
  • Ability to create a portfolio that is upto industry standards.


  • Foundation Art & Material Studies
  • Basic Design
  • Anthropometry & Ergonomics
  • Introduction to Space Design
  • Interior Drating & Standards
  • History of Interior Design
  • Construction Material I
  • Design Thinking & Process
  • Interior Styling & Accessories
  • Space Design
  • Construction Material II
  • Lighting Design
  • Sustainability & Climatology
  • CAD I – AutoCAD
  • Services – Plumbing, Electrical & HVAC I
  • Estimation & Costing
  • Interior Working Drawing & Detailing I
  • Space Design II
  • CAD II – SketchUp & V-Ray
  • Project I – Residence
  • Services – Plumbing, Electrical & HVAC II
  • Interior Working Drawing & Detailing II
  • Professional Practices & Ethics
  • Furniture Design & Construction
  • Project II – Office Design
  • Internship / Industry Project
  • Professional Communication & Marketing
  • Portfolio Development
  • Business of Interior Design
  • Design Trends & Advancement
  • Project III – Retail Design
  • JD Design Awards



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