A career in design ensures the pursuit of creative, innovative, and imaginative approaches to maximize comfort, visual appeal, and utility of products and spaces. The domains of product design and graphic design are currently in very high demand. Their joint usefulness in the new era of technological gadgets puts them high on the list of creative careers with increasingly many job openings. Below is a list of the other design-oriented jobs available to interested candidates:

  • Fine Artist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Photographer
  • Web Designer
  • Art Director (for theatre/TV/film sets)

There are no specific 10+2 requirements to be eligible for design programs in India. However, it is strongly recommended that students at any stage maintain a portfolio that reflects strongly on their visual thinking, creative ideas, drawings, sketches, and general designs. Tips on how to produce the most competent design portfolios can be found here.


Most design colleges will have specific entrance examinations for their programs, although the most common one available for all candidates is the DAT (Design Aptitude Test). The following is a list of top-ranked colleges for students interested in Design:

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