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Top Specialisations in Design: Colleges & Courses

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: October 13, 2021

Design is a broad stream with multiple specialisations under its umbrella. Read through the page to explore different popular specializations in Design. Also, find out the top degrees and colleges.

Top Specialisations in Design

Design is a very popular industry and numerous aspirants are willing to build a career in it. An individual opting for a designing course has a range of options to choose from. They can go for any design specialisation depending on their aptitude, skill-set and area of interest. 

From web to interior, from textile to furniture, designing is a necessity in all walks of life. We have listed some of the top specialisations of Design along with the most popular design colleges offering the course. Read further to learn more about the top design specialisations in India.

Top Design Specialisations in India

Given below are the most sought-after and popular specialisations in the sphere of Design. Candidates can go through the information mentioned here to understand the Design specialisations better.

Name of the Specialisation

Details

Popular Degrees

Interior Design

  • Talks about the appropriate use of spaces through design and architecture.

  • To make the environment more comfortable, attractive and ultimately more useful

Communication Design

  • Includes the art of combining communication with language, moving images, visuals and experiences.

  • To create messages for visual communication.

Fashion Design

  • Comprises the art of lending visualisation, fashion and beauty to lifestyle accessories and costumes.

Product Design

  • Consists of the process of curating and iterating products in a manner that make users’ experience better.

  • Also, analyses and addresses the specific needs of the product in a given market.

  • B.Des
  • B.A.
  • B.Sc
  • M.Des
  • M.A.
  • M.Sc

Textile Design

  • Covers the process of imagining, planning and producing a structure, design and appearance of the fabric.

Exhibition Design

  • Talks about the converting of information through visual/3D storytelling and environment.

  • B.Des

Graphic Design

  • Is the craft where visual and interactive content is created by utilising photography, typography,  iconography and illustration.

Web Design

  • Is about designing and planning the layout, appearance and content of a website.

  • B.Des
  • B.Sc
  • B.Voc.

Jewellery and Accessory Design

  • Talks about every process that revolves around Jewellery Designing such as identifying and experimenting & casting and moulding. 

  • B.Des
  • B.A.
  • B.Sc
  • B.Voc.
  • M.Des
  • M.Sc

Multimedia Design

  • Includes the art of designing visual images audios and graphics for informational videos, advertisements etc.

  • B.Des
  • M.Des

Interaction Design

  • It involves the process of designing interactive services and products to make the experience of the user easy and enriching 

  • B.Des
  • M.Des

Industrial Design

  • Talks about the process of design for the products that are needed to be manufactured through mass production.

Furniture Design

  • Is about designing those pieces of furniture that lend practicality, personality and functionality to the provided space.

  • B.Des
  • M.Des

Transportation Design

  • To develop the appearance of an automobile and create the product concept.

  • B.Des
  • M.Des

Ceramic and Glass Design

  • Offers expressive qualities in the domain of creativity and art

  • Talks about the colour, composition and understanding of the designs and core materials that are an integral part of Ceramic Design. 

  • B.Des
  • M.Des

Also Read: Top B.Des Specialisations in 2021 - What to Choose? Scope and Top Colleges

Fee Structure for Top Design Specialisations in India

Provided below are the popular design colleges for each design specialisation. Also mentioned alongside is the annual fee structure for top design specialisation in India:

Name of the Specialisation

Popular Design Colleges

Annual Course Fees (Approx.)

Interior Design

INR 15,000 to INR 5,00,000

Communication Design

INR 10,000 to INR 4,60,000

Fashion Design

INR 30,000 to INR 5,70,000

Product Design

INR 40,000 to INR 4,70,000

Textile Design

INR 10,000 to INR 3,00,000

Exhibition Design

INR 50,000 to INR 3,00,000

Graphic Design

INR 10,000 to INR 2,50,000

Web Design

INR 15,000 to INR 3,00,000

Jewellery and Accessory Design

INR 50,000 to INR 4,00,000

Multimedia Design

INR 50,000 to INR 3,00,000

Interaction Design

INR 1,00,000 to INR 4,50,000

Industrial Design

INR 1,00,000 to INR 4,50,000

Furniture Design

INR 1,00,000 to INR 3,00,000

Transportation Design

INR 80,000 to INR 4,50,000

Ceramic and Glass Design

INR 30,000 to INR 5,70,000

Fee Structure of Top Design Colleges in India

Also Read: Features to be Considered Before Choosing a Design School

Popular Colleges for Top Design Specialisations in India

Provided below are the popular Design colleges in India. Candidates are required to go through the list and take a pick as per their interests and convenience.

College Name

Location

Design Course Fees

Koshys Animation & Media School (KAMS)

Bangalore, Karnataka

INR 45,000 to INR 1,24,000

KIIT University

Bhubaneswar, Odisha

INR 1,16,000

International Institute of Fashion Design, West Delhi (INIFD)

New Delhi, Delhi

INR 1,15,000 to INR 1,61,000

Istituto Marangoni (Marangoni Mumbai)

Mumbai, Maharashtra

INR 1,66,000 to INR 9,99,000

Sanskriti University

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

INR 50,000

IES University

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

INR 65,000

Lovely Professional University (LPU)

Jalandhar, Punjab

INR 1,20,000 to INR 2,40,000

Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT)

Bangalore, Karnataka

INR 40,000 to INR 90,000

T. John Group of Institutions

Bangalore, Karnataka

INR 86,000

JD Institute of Fashion Technology Bhubaneswar (JD Institute)

Bhubaneswar, Odisha

INR 30,000 to INR 1,00,000

Check the Entire List of Top Design Colleges Here!

Also Read:Top 10 Design Entrance Exams in India

Design is a flourishing field that guarantees personal growth and vivid career opportunities. Aspirants willing to build a career in the design sphere must choose the right course and college so that they can understand the requirement of the industry and develop the right designing skills for the same.

If you are in need of any admission related assistance, feel free to reach out to us by either filling up the Common Application Form or dialling 1800-572-9877 (toll-free). In case of any questions related to design, you can drop your queries on the QnA zone.

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Dear Student,

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