Bachelor's Degree inInterior Design ( Chennai )

Practice sustainable and innovative use of varied materials and methodologies to create the best contemporary space around, and grow as an unconventional Interior Designer.

Course Overview

Roll Up for Versatile Careers

The Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design at ICAT is a full-time program that offers peerless knowledge and skills in crafting functional interior designs that improve the human quality of life.

The program ensures that students groom as a well-rounded interior design professional by providing profound understanding of everything related, right from construction materials and building plan interpretation to space planning as per usability needs, lighting techniques, furnishing, and creating digital 3D space models. The students are provided with a perfect experience that prepares them to work on designs for varied space, including residential, office, theatre, exhibition, hospital, school, and more, opening wide the opportunities for the students

Why Interior Design?

Join the In-Demand Industry

Next to Agriculture, the Real Estate industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India. Such a boom in the field of Real Estate and the growing attentiveness among people for right ambience in every place has set a rapid growth in the field of Interior Designing. This has led to a need for 100,000 Interior Designers in India, combining freelance projects as well as the jobs available in Architectural and Construction firms, and Furniture companies.

Such a huge need for Interior Design professionals also come from business houses realizing the importance of spatial design in creating the right impression with the customer and the exposure to global lifestyles. It’s now the right time for creative thinkers to pitch in this area of design, which will provide assured career, both rewarding and passionate.

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Semester - I
  • Language Practical (Tamil/Hindi/French I)
  • Language Practical - English -Prose And Communication Skills
  • This module discusses the standards of visual communication and craftsmanship in designing small interior products.

  • This module helps students to understand the different types of materials used in a building construction and the process of construction.

  • Introduction to the basics of hand drawing and the various techniques involved in it is provided in this module

  • Exploring the students’ creativity in designing is the aim of this module. This enables students to develop a small scale design by using the basic design elements and principles.

Semester - II
  • Language Practical (Tamil/Hindi/French II)
  • Language Practical - English - Prose, Extensive Reading And Communication Skills
  • This module is an extension of the “Materials and Construction” module that gives a clear understanding of various degrees of spatial enclosure, their relationship with spaces and the various effects that could be created by changing these enclosing elements.

  • This module helps students understand the complexity in the community and the various social issues, such as global warming, pollution etc

  • The trendy and modern materials that can be applied to interior components are focused in this module.

  • Role of light in interiors and the effect created by the same is dwelled through in this module.

  • This Module guides the students on the key aspects, that need to be focused on while designing a residence.

Semester - III
  • ’Language Practical – English - III - Communication Skills
  • The services that support the smooth functioning of a building are focused in this module.

  • Introduction to computer aided designing is provided in this module to help students create their designs in digital format.

  • Introducing students to various anthropometric aspects, human factors and other design criteria involved in designing furniture is the aim of this module.

  • This module guides the students to develop design ideas and concepts for public gathering spaces, considering the multiple preferences of users, function of the spaces and the period of visit or stay

Semester - IV
  • ’Language Practical – English IV - Employability Skills
  • This module helps the students to develop awareness towards values of life and guide them through developing themselves as a well-balanced personality.

  • This module enables students to understand and successfully apply lighting effects along with right colours.

  • The different services like air conditioning, electrification and mechanical services in a building are discussed here

  • Here the focus is on the construction process involved in building interiors and developing construction drawings with details required for the execution of the design in site

  • This module guides students to work on projects that concentrate on large-scale spaces with an emphasis on commercial spaces, such as flagship stores, shopping malls, exhibition stalls and any merchandising space.

Semester - V
  • This module insists students to join a renowned company in the Interior Design field for an internship and experience the process of design in real-time.

Semester - VI
  • This module guides students to manage a project from the proposal stage to execution.

    • Interior Scape and Gardening Studio
    • Art Design Studio
    • Craft and Design Studio
  • This is a very important module as the students get the liberty to select a topic of their interest. Students have to do a deep research on the selected topic to understand and justify the need for the topic.

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Skills to Build

Skills to Seek as an Interior Design Professional

  • Construction Materials
  • Sustainable Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Residential Design
  • Office Design
  • Estimation, Specification, and BOQ
  • Retail Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Research & Design
  • Software Skills
Teaching Methodology

Learning Beyond the Walls

Research Based Learning

Raising the innovators of tomorrow, the students are guided to proceed through all aspects of research process right from inception to the dissemination of the research, on every key concept in each module.

Learn as You Do

Practice-based tasks are a part of every module that gives hands-on understanding of the techniques, mediums, methodologies, and technologies pertaining to creating interior design and related products.

Know from the Professionals

For a perfect insight of the industry requirements, technology used, techniques followed, and more, students are presented with seminars and interactive sessions from eminent professionals in the field. The students are also taken to professional conferences, industry expos etc to gain knowledge on trending works.

Practice the Professionals’ Way

In order to provide a cutting-edge to the young designers, they are offered with hands-on workshops from professionals on various techniques like brick laying, material application, furniture making, art installations, carpentry, clay modeling, etc.

Get the Art Impulse Outdoor

Students are taken outdoors to various monuments, significant buildings, and popular landmarks, where they get to practice live sketching and understand the spatial qualities of spaces.

Observe from the Real Sites

Visiting live construction sites to gain knowledge gives the students the utmost exposure towards industrial realities

Get Your Early Professional Training

ICAT students are insisted to undergo an internship at any related organization where they will get to know the working format of an organization and gain thorough insight of the specialization they are planning for.

Student Awards

Rise and Shine

ICAT Student Won First Prize

GAFX CONFERENCE

ICAT Alumni Wins a Million

Pocket Gamer Connects

ICAT Student Won 2nd prize - ‘Black Hole’

Gamehack

ICAT Students Won Runner-up Award

La Fete Cultural Fest

ICAT Student Won Runner-up

IPGAF Competition

Learning Facilities

Practical Learning

Learn by Doing – Right from the Basics

ICAT provides best-in-class facilities to set the right mood for exploration and to amplify students’ ideas in the right direction.

Give the First Shape to Ideas at Design Studio

Interior design studio serves as the place for students to probe into the core principles and skills of their chosen field of study.

Showcase the Design in a Tangible Form

The Model Making Lab at ICAT campus lets students make their miniature models of the space they have it in papers.

Show Your Visualization in 3D

Computer lab with well-configured machines housing industry-standard software and tools opens the digital space for students to give life to their ideas in 3D form.

Experience the Techniques

The exclusive workshop allows students to experience the physical tasks like carpentry, brick laying, etc.

Explore Your Drawing Skills

Access to Art studio helps students experiment their drawing skills that are important to seek a cutting edge as an Interior Designer

Be Acquainted with the Materials

A specialist Material Library for the students of Interior Design presents them with a number of different materials that are used in the field of Interior Designing.

The Knowledge Repository

Right from history of art and design to techniques with latest technology, the students have access to all interior design information through 100s of books and magazines. This helps them research beyond the classroom lectures and gain immense knowledge on the industry and current trends.

Common to All Departments

In addition to the specific facilities for each department, the campuses of ICAT College are loaded with spacious classrooms, common library with essential readings, locker facilities for students, air-conditioned halls, personal tutoring space, common working zone, students’ lounge, and so on.

Student Testimonial

Our Students Say

ICAT rightly taught me to get inspiration from everything I come across, not to replicate but to Innovate and Design, ICAT motivated us to explore and believe that design does not happen within walls.

Fathima Rinza,UG Interior Design

Studying at ICAT has been a phenomenal and informative experience for me. It gave me the platform to turn my passion, something that I love and enjoy doing, into a career

Arwa Kitabi,UG Interior Design

The college molded us for great heights of achievements in the industry. The friendly atmosphere, creative workshops, assignments, case studies had always helped me to gain much

Nidhi Ravi,UG Interior Design

ICAT rightly taught me to get inspiration from everything I come across, not to replicate but to Innovate and Design, ICAT motivated us to explore and believe that design does not happen within walls.

Fathima Rinza,UG Interior Design

Studying at ICAT has been a phenomenal and informative experience for me. It gave me the platform to turn my passion, something that I love and enjoy doing, into a career

Arwa Kitabi,UG Interior Design

The college molded us for great heights of achievements in the industry. The friendly atmosphere, creative workshops, assignments, case studies had always helped me to gain much

Nidhi Ravi,UG Interior Design
Student's Works

Outstanding works of ICATians

Career Opportunities

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With an exclusive Placement Cell that holds a record of 100% placement, till date, we assure best jobs for every student who have gathered their skills and are ready to take up challenges of the industry. As a Bachelor's Degree Interior Design graduate, students can seek an opportunity as:

  • Residential Interior Designer
  • Business Interior Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Kitchen Designer
  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Office Space Planner
  • Interior Product Designer
  • Retail Designer
  • Furnishing & Color Consultant
  • Built Environment Consultant
  • Interior Lighting Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Set Designer
Why Choose ICAT

Only at ICAT

The focus the program gives towards futuristic technologies and the global knowledge that veterans in our knowledge brigade brings help students stand apart as best in the industry.

Above these, the opportunity to work on Dissertations, create Portfolio, and take up Internship with renowned companies gives the sheer confidence and a cutting edge as an animation professional.

  • 100% placement
  • world-class curriculum
  • Degree certified by eminent university
  • Highly equipped labs
  • frequent sessions from industry professionals
  • showcase events give the best learning experience
Top Recruiters

We Collaborate with 500+ Leading companies

Application Process

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Step 1 : Fill the application form

Apply by Filling Application form.

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Step 2 : Interview Process

Go through a direct communication with the Admission Team

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Step 3 : Join ICAT

An offer letter will be send. Secure your seat by paying the admission fee.

International Professionals

Learn from the Veterans’ Perspective

The curriculum and teaching strategies at ICAT is never an instant thought. They are all an outcome of research and brainstorming of ideas from renowned professionals in the field. The knowledge brigade that guides us through the curriculum delivery of Bachelor's Degree Interior Design includes:

Name Designation
Prof. JAKKIE DEHNN Internationally-acclaimed expert on Sustainable Materials; Retired University's Reader in Sustainable Product Design, Kingston University, UK
Prof. RICHARD SNELL Furniture Designer and Teacher at Birmingham City University, UK
Dr. PANCH SUNTHARALINGAM Course Director, MA Design Visualisation, Birmingham City University, UK
Prof. RICHARD JONES Senior Lecturer of Interior Design, Birmingham City University, UK
Prof. SOLOMON VEDAMUTHU
Ar. BENNY KURIAKOSE Principal Architect at Benny Kuriakose Architects - Vernacular Art and Architecture
Ar. CHETAN K S Principal Designer & Mentor, Kham Designs - Biomimicry (Sustainability)
Ar. DHRUV FUTNANI Managing Director at Green - Green Building Techniques
V. SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN Glass Sculptor - DakshinChitra
MARLENE LITTLE Birmingham City University, UK
JACKIE Birmingham City University, UK
Ar. NAGARAJ S Principal Architect - Artiature
Ar. ANOOP MENON Principal Architect - AM Studio
Mr. SALAMAN Principal Artist - Fine Art
AR. YUVARANI Junior Architect - Murali Architects
AR. SANKEERANI SRINIVASAN Associate Professor - SEED
Ar. THARIKA Assistant Professor, Mohamed Sathak A.J. Academy of Architecture
Ar. SRANYA NS Principal Architect - Artiature
Ar. VIVEK Assistant Professor, Mohamed Sathak A.J. Academy of Architecture
AR. JENITA Assistant Professor, Mohamed Sathak A.J. Academy of Architecture
Ar. MALAVIKA Assistant Professor, Mohamed Sathak A.J. Academy of Architecture
Campus Location

Study at Any of Our 3 State-of-the-Art Campuses

  • Chennai

    53, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

    044 - 4293 4293, +91 - 95001 28555

  • Bangalore

    424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.

    080 - 4110 7755, +91 - 96111 73607

  • Hyderabad

    H.NO.3-1-30, S.Y.No:34/2 and 35, Bahadurguda, Saroornagar, L.B.Nagar, R.R.District, Hyderabad - 500 074

    040 - 2447 7755, +91 - 88862 33334

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