Design is a career stream that candidates pursue at undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), or doctorate (PhD) level to become designers. Design as a career is extremely popular among students having a creative flair. What makes design careers even better is that this stream is vast and offers ample opportunities to students with different talents, skills, and educational background.

To pursue a design course, no subject is mandatory. This means that candidates from any educational background have the liberty to pursue their dream career if they have the required skills and aptitude.

Candidates can pursue UG, PG, and PhD design courses in a range of specialised fields such as fashion design, interior design, graphic design, web design, textile design, apparel design, jewellery design, industrial design, product design, furniture design, and the list continues.

Bachelor of Design (BDes) or BDesign is an established degree in design field at undergraduate level. B.Des degree is a full-time four-year course offered in various specialisations such as Fashion Designing, Interior Designing, Accessory Designing, Textile Designing and much more. Over the years, the BDes degree has evolved and now offered in various design specialisations such as Graphic Designing, Multimedia Designing, VFX Design, Visual Communication, and Game Designing. This broadens the scope of BDesign degree with career options, opportunities in various industries as well as new technology learning. The course curriculum comprises of CAD, CAM, product development, marketing, specialisation specific subjects, vocational subjects, elective subjects as well as personality and skills development subjects. Students who pursue B.Des course get exposure of the design industry with internships, events, exhibitions at national as well as international level.

Popular Design Specializations

Interior Design

Graphic Design

Jewellery Design

Product Design

Popular Design Entrance Exams

Admission in most of the popular design college in India is offered through an entrance exam. Broadly speaking, these design entrance exams shortlist aspirants for admission in the courses offered by them based on a candidate’ performance in the below-mentioned tests/ rounds:

  • Design aptitude test
  • Studio test/ group discussion (GD) round
  • Personal interview (PI)/ portfolio round

Popular design entrance exams that aspirants should consider giving are:





Pearl Academy Entrance Exam

NIFT Entrance Exam

Job Options After Designing Courses

There are a huge variety of career options available for candidates who have completed designing courses, depending upon the specialization they choose. The following section gives various career opportunities available for candidates who completed Designing courses in different streams.

Fashion Designer

After the successful completion of the course in Fashion Designing, candidates could become fashion designers, fashion marketers, quality control manager, fashion coordinators, etc. Top recruiters of Fashion Designing are Raymonds, Levis, Lifestyle, Shoppers stop, Pantaloons.

Average Salary: INR 3-5 LPA

Skills Required

  • High creativity and artistic skills
  • Visualization skill
  • Interest in trends
Textile Designer

After the completion of Textile Designing course, candidates could become Textile designer, fabric resource managers, fabric analysers, embroidery designers, etc. Top recruiters of Textile designing are Arvind Garments, Madura Garments, Orient Craft, Mahajan Overseas.

Average Salary: INR 2-4 LPA

Skills Required

  • Creativity
  • Technical knowledge
  • Analysis and interpretation of materials
  • Awareness of textile industry
Game Designer

After completing the course in Game Design, candidates could become 2D game designer, 3D game designer, 2D web & graphics designers, 3D web & graphic designers, game testers, etc.

Average Salary: INR 3-5 LPA

Skills Required

  • Artistic vision
  • Passion for video games
  • Knowledge of gaming trends
  • Creativity
  • Programming skills
Graphic Designer

After the completion of the graphic designing course, candidates could become web designers, graphic designers, digital imaging specialists, interactive designers, etc.

Average Salary: INR 1-5 LPA

Skills Required

  • IT skills in design and photo editing software
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Attention to detail
Apparel Designer

The main job of the Apparel Designer is to track the current fashion trends and predicting the future trends, sketching new designs, selecting patterns and fabrics to use in garments and overseeing production.

Average Salary: INR 4-6.5 LPA

Skills Required

  • Creativity
  • Competitive spirit
  • Sense of style
  • Team player
  • Strong sewing skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good Business Sense
  • High Innovation and Imagination

Best Colleges in India

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (MSRUAS)
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