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Career in Architecture and Interior Design….?

Q: I have appeared for my class 12 exams. I am interested in interior design. Can I get a break in the field after an architecture degree? What is the difference between interior design and interior decoration?

A: Interior design is concerned with creating functional and beautiful interior spaces in houses, public buildings and commercial properties, such as shops, restaurants, leisure venues and offices. Interior decoration is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. While interior designers may decorate interiors, interior decorators cannot function as designers of functional spaces. CEPT University, Ahmedabad offers a professional course in interior design lasting five years, like the B.Arch degree. Otherwise it is offered as a three and four year long duration degree course in a few universities. The most common option is a two or three year diploma after class 10 or class 12. Architecture colleges may offer interior design as a specialization in B.Arch or at the M.Arch level. Interior decoration may be a specialization in a fine art degree.

Source: youth incorporated magazine, issue 12, june 2012, pg. 36

Ar. Guneet Singh Khurana is a visionary architect, author, educator and currently working in Design Arch as Principal Architect. He holds degree Bachelor's in Architecture from Department of Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. His creative approach and interest in designing inspired him to pursue future in field of architecture. He has over five years of extensive experience in the field of architecture and urban design. He is the founder of Archistudent.net (a resource portal, founded in June 2008, dedicated to providing information and knowledge to the growing community of architecture, interior design, landscape and planning). He is recipient of the PAFE Award for excellence in the field of Environment friendly architecture and University Scholarship for excellence in academics.

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