Post Graduate Diploma

Interior Design

Enrich your creative thinking with skills to transform spaces of varied needs into aesthetically pleasing and functionally best ones.

Course Overview

Join the Comprehensive Program on Interior Design

The PG Diploma in Interior Design at ICAT is a 1-year, full-time program that provides extensive knowledge on sustainable material practices and spatial innovation. This helps you groom as a competitive Interior Design professional addressing the futuristic needs of clients.

The program provides all-round specialist knowledge on interior designing, right from understanding the building material, interpreting floor plans, drawing and design fundamentals, 3-dimensional visualization of space, and construction services to all related software/tools, acoustics, lighting, parametric modelling, and client presentations.

Why Interior Design?

Get, Set for a Rewarding and Challenging Career

By 2030, India is said to rank third in number of constructions with a target of 11 Million buildings around the country. Also, urbanization, lifestyle modifications, the desire for people to own a unique space, and the high revenue producing furniture market are kindling the growth of interior design in India, making it a highly prospective industry.

This highly prospective industry today calls for n-number of skilled interior design professionals, who takes care of the aesthetics and easy function of the different types of space, including residential, office space, malls, theatres, exhibition areas, hospitals and more. The professionals with specialist skills in building a functional space is highly rewarded in this industry. Just build your skills and grab a career of fortune.

Eligibility

Wondering if You Can Be a Part of PG Diploma in Interior Design?

Once you complete your under graduation in any stream, you become eligible to take up this PG Diploma in Interior Design program.

In addition, if you are the one who have an eye for colors, patterns, and designs around you, appreciates creative fixtures, furniture, and well-managed space, and looks out for a highly appreciative career then this PG Diploma Interior Design Program is your best choice.

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Student’s Works

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Nurturing the skills of specialist Interior Design professional, who can individually design a functional space with right ambience starts with understanding basic design ideologies and concepts along with manual and software rendering skills. The students are guided to explore various construction materials available in the market, research current trends, and understand the methodologies in spatial designing. They are introduced to planning regulations and construction services pertaining to different types of spaces, be it residence, office, hospital, etc. They are given specialist knowledge in EVS, Acoustics, Interior and Exterior Landscape, Lighting, AI, Furniture Design, Furnishing and Accessories, Digital Design, and Parametric Modelling. Further, the students are given hands-on practice in preparing working drawings, both manually and digitally. They get to formulate contracts, tenders, and BOQ that serves as an additional knowledge to their design skills. Finally, the students get to handle a complete design project to understand the nuances in each stage and groom as a better designer. They also get to build an admiring portfolio of skilled works that will help them soon earn a career.

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

To enable students achieve and demonstrate their skills in the best possible way, we handle different teaching methodologies that insist on intense practice, research, and building analytical skills. The classroom sessions along with seminars, workshops, outdoor learning sessions, showcasing events and more help the students in their professional practice.

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.

Assessment Technique

Be Assessed on Your Skills

At ICAT, the learning outcome of each module is assessed through periodical Formative Assessments, Assignments, Research Works, and through the originality, innovation and product of the final Project. Also, continuous monitoring of each student is done throughout the year through peer assessments and internal/external reviews.

Student Awards

At ICAT, we encourage students to participate in various national and international competitions, which help them to rise and shine as they pursue their creative skills and build their team spirit.

Practical Learning Facilities

Learn by Doing – Right from the Basics

Explore your unique ideas at the industry-standard facilities in ICAT to understand the possibilities in interior designing.

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.

Career Opportunities

Get Placed as a...

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 PG Diploma Interior Design student, you can get opportunities in architectural, civil engineering and interior design firms, product design firms, theatrical set designing firms, independent design consultancies, furniture / modular furniture factories, and education sectors. You can seek opportunity as a:

  • Furniture Designer
  • Office Space Planner
  • Product Designer
  • Retail Designer
  • Interior Lighting Consultant
  • Set Designer

Each student can opt for their field of expertise with confidence, as the curriculum at ICAT guides them to build a solid portfolio in their area of interest/specialization.

Why Choose ICAT to Study the Interior Design Course?

Only at ICAT

  • This practical program on Interior Design comes with 100% placement and world-class curriculum.
  • The highly equipped labs, frequent sessions from industry professionals, and showcase events give the best learning experience.
  • 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 create an effective Portfolio of skilled works gives the sheer confidence and a cutting edge as an Interior Design professional.

As a student of ICAT, I am now able to showcase my skills with all that I’ve learned at the college. After my under graduation, I entered ICAT with no idea about any software tool. But today, I’ve gained the best software skills and sheer knowledge in organising any space given to me. I now have vast idea on interior designing and space composition.

Saurav Chauhan

Alumni Success

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Akhil K Attinad Software Pvt. Ltd.
Amal Prakash T P Prana Animation Studios
Janhavi Ramaswamy Zoic Studio
Lekshminarayanan R AnswerPrint
Nivin Vijayan Home Centre
Ravi Krishna Kasumarthy Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver
Sathish Kumar B Technicolor India Pvt. Ltd.
Soumya Nampoothiri AnytimeLoan
Tenil Kumar R Freelance Photographer
Vinodh Kumar M S Nextwave Multimedia
Vishnu Prasad B DigiBrain
Abhiraj K K Base FX
Akshaya S Technicolor Bangalore
Anantha Vishnu Vijayan The Weinstein Company
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Anand Ram M BOT VFX
Anish Sreedhar Mindstein Studios
Arun Ramachandran A Eddyingbay
Charls Thomas Arc Productions
Dino Davidson D Zero Creative
Guna S Centennial College
Jayesh S J RR Donnelley & Sons
Jeba Samuel L Vinformax
Manoj Kumar L V Sursen Films
Manojkumar K Freelancer
Mohamed Abdulla S Take Leap
Mohankumar R Ad2Pro Media Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Monisha Menon Rocksalt Interactive Games Pvt. Ltd.
Raja R Actor
Reshma D Amazon Development Centre
Sarathkumar K Hammerplay Studios
Shafeek Zubair M Cympl Studio
Sriram Prasanna Kumar Manoj Kamal
Vivek C TVC Factory
Vivek V Nair Freelance
Adityan Krishna Rajendran Amazon
Bachu Mahesh Scalene Entertainment Studio Private Limited
Christie Thomas Wipro Limited
Deepak Nair Dhruva Interactive
Kannan M 2Adpro
Manimaran R Mayapuri Graphic Workstation
Mitesh Kumar Tater Future Works Media
Mithun C H India Today Group
Pushpak Dey Technicolor (India) - Moving Picture Company (India)
Sandeep Singh Siddhu India Today Group
Satyajeet MPC
Sriprashanth S Hammerplay Studios
Jayaraj K Amazon
Sandilyan R Amazon
Sidharth Chandran Ansrsource
Alfred Sam Mathews Amazon
Arun M Amazon
Arunkumar P Guna Studios
Deepan R Lapiz Digital Service
Dhrubajyoti Kalita JDA Software Hyderabad
Gairik Saha Next Education India Pvt. Ltd.
Goutham G Popular Vehicles Services
Gowthaman K Wicky Studios
Iyswarya S Highbridz
Arjun M Meraki VFX
Deepraj Basu IZMO Ltd.
Don Elton Solomon J Digitally Inspired Media
Vishnu Kuttikkatt Meraki VFX
Abhishek Bhaskar FreeLancer
Anandha Kumar V Ingage Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Bijayta Mehra Rooster Design Studio
Irfan Khan H Image Creative Education
Moyilla Pramod Kumar DNEG VFX
Pithani Aravind DNEG VFX
Prem Barden Bhagat Symbiosis Technology
Sai keerthi Akaash V Weloadin LLP
Yuvanesh G Weloadin LLP
Surender Maple Walls
Branesh Arvinth SLR Innovate
Abirami Vector
John Wesley Kanha Shanti Vanam
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Knowledge Brigade

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 PG Diploma 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

Student Service

Get in Touch for All Your Needs

Each student is allocated a Personal Mentor to guide through the personal development process, and a Supervisor to support in project and dissertation.

A Students Service Desk is managed at each location with a Student Advisor providing advice to students on all any matters in need, personal or college related. The desk organizes club activities and acts as a point of contact for parents/Guardians.

Campus Location

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

The ICAT campuses are located at the Shores of Bay of Bengal (Chennai), Silicon Valley of India (Bangalore), and the City of Pearls (Hyderabad). The strategically located campuses expose the students to eminent landmarks/events of the metropolitan cities, which is very important for the Creators of Tomorrow to understand the trending world.

Chennai

ICAT Design & Media College 153, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

044 - 4293 4293,

+91 - 95001 28555

Bangalore

ICAT Design & Media College 424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.

080 - 4110 7755,

+91 - 96111 73607

Hyderabad

ICAT Design & Media College 11-9-45/2, Vishal Towers, Kothapet Cross Roads, Near Kothapet Fruit Market, Beside OMNI Hospital, Kothapet, Hyderabad - 500 035.

040 - 4221 7755,

+91 - 88862 33334