Some Frequently Ask questions.
B. Arch., B.Des. and M.Des. are the creative streams available in various disciplines and subdisciplines apart from any M.F.A. / B.F.A.
Bachelor’s in Design is a established four year degree course offered in more than 38 universities across India excluding about 17 Government recognised schools.
Almost 19 disciplines for specialisation in broadly 5 categories of Design exist some are for Bachelor’s degree and some for Master’s.
5 broad categories of design disciplines
It has more to do with creative thinking and communication through visuals rather than just copying painting or drawing. Design Thinking is the next Buzz word for 2020.
It plays a vital role, One has to apply much learnt in 10+2 sciences and mathematics. But scores of 12th are not taken into consideration for creating the merit list. it is purely on basis of Interviews, hands on Studio tests and thoughtful creative works from past in the Portfolio.
Yes, there is lot of scope for a stable career and room for growth.
Architects can convert all the abilities mentioned earier into wealth.
A student from M.Des. from one of the Government Schools was offered a 72 lakhs package by Mc Kinsey in year 2015 in campuses.
And one student from a fashion institute was given a 45.6 lakhs per annum package while getting selected through campus interviews.
Sky is the limit. I won’t say much after this.
I can say remuneration is pretty descent for both genders.
You can be a professional consultant, freelance or get into jobs if it suits you. With engineering or many other degrees it is not possible to run a full fledged consultancy.
You are not restricted from going in other discipline classes. You can sit anywhere you wish in the design school campuses.
Girls find the degree more empowering because wherever on this earth they have to move with their families they always find a decent job.
As it is Globally in demand place doesn’t matter.
Design Thinking and Creative Thinking.
Cracking competitive exams like CEED / UCEED / NID-DAT / NIFT.
Also private colleges exams like Pearl / SEED etc.
Analyse and assimilate what you see.
Observe, get out of comfort zone and routine life.
Exercise both sides of brain.
Aptitude can’t be built overnight nor in a week, nor a month, it needs constant food for thought. Do you agree? Yes or No.
Kids who see encyclopaedias, read non-academic books, novels, see movies, Build structures from very initial days of childhood have different outlook towards things.
It starts building the day you are exposed to this world …. The day “Seeing” happens that very day till the day you give the aptitude test each and every day counts and contributes.
I mentor students for exposing themselves to good food for thought rather than junk available on the net.
I did not take an informed decision while selecting a career, I did not know then what is the raw material needed for being a designer or being an architect.
Being married in a family of Designers and Architects, now, I closely know the traits.
After being in the Design industry and education industry for say 11 years now, practicing / Teaching in colleges like Symbiosis Institute of Design / IDEAS and SMMCA Iknow what lacks in some students, Why they are also misinformed while deciding to become an architect/designer.
Designer Friends and colleagues add to the pool of knowledge.
You have to connect with me one on one.
Design has to be learnt as till 10th syllabus doesn’t include it.
And main reason is that you as a student need to scrap off all your conditioning of the brain done in the 10+2 system of education and start afresh. We call first year of architecture or design as the kindergarten of design school.