Interior designing has turned up as a viable career option for creative individuals who have a flair for home and office design and decor. But then, the professional course demands detailed practical training. In current scenario when technology is evolving constantly, the interior designing students should focus on gaining practical knowledge and working under good firm. A designer must possess knowledge of a multitude of skills.
This multi-faceted profession is not simply facile as many assume but requires practical training and years of practice. Design institutions should try and collaborate with good designing firms where students can undergo their internship and gain practical knowledge. An internship in a good firm could be the ticket to higher grades and a higher starting salary after graduation if one gets to experience challenging aspects of the job. Apart from this institutions can also arrange field trips where they can take students on site where actual work is carried out.
Any professional course today lacks practical knowledge which fresher faces when they go out for work. Institutes should encourage students to visit exhibitions and various events happening in Interior design market. Students should be given tasks of exploring new shops and art which are hidden and exposed too much. This will help them find new products and explore new stuff. The institute can also assist the student to explore and search for design firm online. The students can observe their designs and consequently can try to learn the concept on which the designer worked.
The interior design colleges can assign assignments to the students fostering their creative instinct, such as designing a table and interact with the laborers and negotiate rates with them. This will not only enhance their creativity but also provide them a rough idea regarding the real picture of working as an interior designer.
Design educators need to set the stage for sustainability rather than just assume that students will embrace the concept. It is important that after every class the educators demonstrate a practical influence of the concepts, which will greatly help the students to acquire hands-on training in addition to understanding the in-depth idea of the theoretical concepts. Thus, the various practical training delivered by design institutions in a structure yet open manner shall further allow the aspirants to develop individual talents and potential its highest priority. (As told to HER Team)
Design educators need to set the stage for sustainability rather than just assume that students will embrace the concept.
Anish Motwani is a young entrepreneur who started his venture Anish Motwani Associates in 2009, an architectural firm based in Mumbai. He has completed his education from VES Education Society and Rachana Sansad. His works has been recognized and featured in newspapers and magazines like Times of India, Ideal home and garden magazine, Meri Saheli Magazine, Economic Times, just to name a few.