Having a beautiful house is as important as eating good food or wearing good clothes in the present context.
Keeping the demand of time in mind, there is also a lot of furnishing options and a wide range of color options too. But because of these very varied options, people seem overwhelmed and thus are unable to make a pick.
Although, many will have their favorites to choose from while decorating their home, it might not always be the right choice. With this awareness and the want of people to make their homes look extraordinary, the demand for interior designers have increased tremendously over the years.
Many young creative minds are too opting for this career field by pursuing interior design courses. Many private institutes have begun offering various levels of Diploma and Bachelor’s level courses in interior designing. Bonica Karki, counselor of Indian Education Centre (IEC), Bagbazzar, informed that the Interior Design curriculum is a comprehensive program combining theoretical elements of interior design with practical and creative approaches. “It gives solution of functional and aesthetic design problems in the living, working and recreational human environment,” she said.
These programs include architectural drafting, illustration and presentation skills, design proficiency and a working knowledge of the materials, resources and business procedures pertaining to the interior design profession. Also, these programs consist of diploma level (15 months) and bachelors level (15 months).
Karki explained that a diploma often indicates that basic requirements have been completed but there is no specialization. “This course has been designed to equip students with the basic concepts of design mechanics and principles,” she said, adding, “Beautiful interiors, furnishings, fixtures and accessories have become the need of the day.” These courses enable students to do the presentation and drawings for any building, office, residence, hotel, restaurant, or a show-room.
Earning a degree in Interior Design not only recognizes a student as creative but also shows the shows the interest of students in Interior Designing which is something new to the students. During the course, there are plenty of important concepts taught in the classroom to prepare the individual for a variety of different projects. Moreover, these classes also have personality development tuitions.
The eligibility to pursue these courses is minimum. Qualification up to SLC or +2 levels will just serve right. “The interior design program which a student receives prepares them for taking up real design projects and issues in a professional setting,” said Gaurav Shrestha, 22, a student at IEC. Gaurav claims that students of the program are exposed to professional practice of design through internship programs, allowing them to take part in joint efforts to design a project, learn different tricks of the job from different designers, and meet honored individuals in the industry.
Similarly Reshma Siddhi Bajracharya, 30, an interior designer at Reshma Interior Design, New Road, informed that these days interior designers are required not just to decorate houses but also offices and commercial spaces.
“More and more organizations are now becoming aware of having attractive work spaces to keep the environment lively. Thus, there is a need for interior designers in shops, offices and commercial spaces as well,” informed Bajracharya.
Once the course and the training gets over, students have a wide range of options as to where they can work. One can either work with a housing company, or an architect or even an established interior designing firm. There is also an option for one to choose to start work independently or on a freelance basis.
There are many exciting career opportunities in the field of interior designing in Nepal. Students who have an interest in the field can take up the various courses and make a good living out of profession.
source: Sharma, B. (2010),"Interior designing courses ",Republica, 12 July 2010
Interior Design curriculum is a comprehensive program combining theoretical elements of interior design with practical and creative approaches