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List of Design Courses After 12th

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaPublished On: September 21, 2021

Are you looking for an apt design course to choose after completing class 12th? Here is the elaborated list of design courses after 12th along with their eligibility, selection criteria, entrance exams & top colleges.

List of Design Courses After 12th

The world is evolving and so are the career options in the field of design. At present, there are countless design courses after 12th that can be explored and candidates can opt for any desired programme as per their interests. Aspirants can either go for undergraduate or diploma/ certificate level courses in design after class 12th.

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Design is a wide stream with various specialisations and students who are confused about which course to choose after class 12th are on the right page. In this article, we have gathered the list of top design courses that can be pursued after class 12th. Also, mentioned below are the eligibility criteria, selection process, skills, entrance exams and top colleges for design courses. Read on, to find out everything about admission in Design Courses After 12th.

List of Top Design Courses After 12th

Here is the detailed list of top design courses after class 12th in undergraduate and certificate/ diploma level

B.Des Degree (4 Years)

B.Des in Fashion Design

B.Des in Textile Design

B.Des in Product Design

B.Des in Graphic Design

B.Des in Interior Design

B.Des in Jewellery Design

B.Sc Degree (3 Years)

B.Sc in Fashion Design

B.Sc in Interior Design

B.Sc in Fashion & Apparel Design

B.Sc in Game Design

B.Sc in Graphic Design

B.Sc in Textile Design

B.A. Degree (3 Years)

B.A. Animation

B.A. Product Design

B.A. Fashion Design

B.A. Communication Design

B.A. Interior Design

B.A. Graphic Design

B.F.Tech, B.F.A.D., BFA, BVA Degrees (3 to 4 Years)



BFA in Animation

BFA Applied Art

BFA Textile Design

BFA Graphics

BVA in Textile Design

BVA in Painting

BVA in Graphic & Communication Design

BVA in Interior & Spatial Design

Diploma/ Certificate (2 Months- 2 Years)

Diploma in Fashion Design

Diploma in Graphic Design

Diploma in Interior Design

Diploma in Jewellery Designing with CAD

Diploma in Textile Design

Diploma in Game Designing

Certificate in Fashion Design

Certificate in Jewellery Design

Certificate in Interior Design

Certificate in Web Designing

Certificate in Graphic Design

Certificate in Textile Designing & Printing

Also Read:

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Skills Required to Pursue Design Courses After 12th

Here are a few important skills required to pursue design courses after the 12th.

Good sketching skills

Creative and artistic taste

Good communication skills

Basic understanding of colours, shades, and tones

Sound Visualisation Skills

Keen observation skills


Innovative Approach

Eye for detail

Skills Required for a Successful Career in Design

Eligibility Criteria of Design Courses After 12th

The eligibility criteria for admission to design courses after the 12th is different in each college. Provided below is a quick glimpse of the general eligibility criteria encountered by the candidates.

  • Students must have completed 10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognized board of education.

  • There is no specific stream required for admission. Candidates hailing from any academic stream can apply for admission.

  • The minimum aggregate usually ranges from 45% to 55%. Most of the colleges offer 5% to 10% relaxation to the reserved category candidates.

  • The upper age limit may be anywhere between 25 to 30 years. Some colleges do not have any age criteria at all.

Selection Process for Design Courses After 12th

Candidates are offered admission to design courses after 12th either through marks acquired in the qualifying exam or as per their performance in the entrance exam organised by the institute.

The entrance exam of design may include any of the selection rounds, namely, written aptitude test, portfolio evaluation, studio round, personal interview or situation test. Candidates need to go through the official website of the desired institute to check out the selection process and prepare for it accordingly.

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Popular Entrance Exam for Design Courses After 12th

Enlisted below are the popular entrance exams for admission to design courses after the 12th:

Entrance Exam

Application Form

Preparation Tips

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED)

UCEED Application Form

UCEED Preparation Tips

Indian Institute of Art and Design Entrance Exam (IIAD Entrance Exam)

IIAD Entrance Exam Application Form

IIAD Entrance Exam Preparation Tips

All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)

AIEED Application Form

AIEED Preparation Tips

Parul Institute of Design  Design Aptitude Test (PID DAT)



National Institute of Design Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)

NID DAT Application Form

NID DAT Preparation Tips

National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam (NIFT Entrance Exam)

NIFT Entrance Exam Application Form

NIFT Entrance Exam Preparation Tips

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Design Aptitude Test (UPES DAT)

UPES DAT Application Form

UPES DAT Preparation Tips

Army Institute of Fashion & Design Online Admission Test (AIFD OAT)

AIFD OAT Application Form

AIFD OAT Preparation Tips

Footwear Design and Development Institute All India Selection Tes (FDDI AIST)

FDDI AIST Application Form

FDDI AIST Preparation Tips

Andhra Pradesh Art & Design Common Entrance Test (AP ADCET)

AP ADCET Application Form

AP ADCET Preparation Tips (To be Updated)

Also Read:

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Top Colleges Offering Design Courses After 12th

Provided below is the list of top colleges that offer design courses after the 12th. Candidates can also check out the list of popular private colleges that offer scholarships for design admissions in India:



College Fee (Annual)

Jagannath University

Jaipur, Rajasthan

INR 1,30,000

Dr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute (DRMGRERI)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

INR 80,000

Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID)

Gandhinagar, Gujarat

INR 4,50,000

Indian Institute of Art & Design (IIAD)

Delhi, Delhi

INR 4,50,000 to INR 4,68,000

NIMS University

Jaipur, Rajasthan

INR 80,000

Satyam Fashion Institute (SFI)

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

INR 1,53,000

Sharda University

Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

INR 1,85,000

ARCH College of Design & Business

Jaipur, Rajasthan

INR 3,35,000 to INR 3,95,000

Vogue Institute of Art and Design (VIAD)

Bengaluru, Karnataka

INR 2,60,000 to INR 3,60,000

Lingaya's Vidyapeeth (LV)

Faridabad, Haryana

INR 82,500

Also Read:

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Career Options after Design Courses in India

Design is a vast stream with a great many career opportunities for everyone. If the candidates are skilled and educated, they can easily get recruited by top companies spread across the world. 

Students with undergraduate, postgraduate or diploma/ certificate courses in design can look for jobs in a variety of areas including marketing & advertising, media houses, colleges/ universities, healthcare, publishing and digital communications to name a few. Freshers can extract an annual salary of around INR 3,00,000 to INR 6,00,000 depending on their aptitude and skill set. After an experience of 3-4 years, they may earn up to INR 12,00,00. The annual salary package keeps increasing with the time and experience of the professionals.

Click on the links below to find out more about career opportunities after design courses in India:

Popular Career Options for Graphic Designers in India

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Popular Career Options for Interior Designers in India

Popular Career Options for Fashion Designers in India

Popular Career Options for Footwear Designers in India

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-ZoiUpdated on October 14, 2021 03:57 PM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Since you have completed class 12th, you can go for undergraduate programmes in Fashion Design. You can also pursue a certificate in Fashion Illustration. Some of the popular courses for you are provided below.

B.Sc in Fashion Design

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Few of the popular colleges offering these courses are JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Navi MumbaiEllen School of Art And Design, JaipurSandip University, Nashik,INIFD BhubaneswarNIMS University, Jaipur etc.

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Hello Student,

Since you are willing to be an interior designer, there are numerous interior design courses including B.Des Interior Design, B.Sc Interior Design that you can consider after class 12th. Some of the popular design entrance exams for Interior Design after class 12th are IIAD Entrance Exam, AIEED, LPUNEST, etc. Here are a few links exploring the most popular interior design courses in India:

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Dear Student,

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