Architects essentially deal with spaces - they effectively manipulate space to accommodate the (human) activity that is to take place there.
An interior architect is more concerned with the interior spaces and focuses on how it is meant to be inhabited, how it will be used and what will be the experience while using it. The aesthetics involved in Interior Designing are a bit more nuanced than those pertinent to exterior composition. So, students are trained to explore and discover creative solutions to optimise the interior built environment. Many a time the user knows what they want as an end product, but need assistance in how to achieve it and convert a vision into visuals. Interior Architecture and Interior Designing demands having knowledge of, but not limited to, an understanding of function, knowledge of aesthetics and an understanding of materials, products, textures, fabrics, colour, lighting and other factors that go into creating the atmosphere and mood of specific environments.
The skills developed by a student while pursuing a course in Interior Architecture and Design at IIAD would adequately equip him/her to work across various platforms like :-
The two vital skill sets that a student would be adept at after graduating in a course in Interior Architecture and Design from IIAD are :-
a. How to think space (how to visualise it and manipulate it)
b. How to achieve it - Virtually (as a drawing, mock up etc.)
- In Reality
In addition to these skills, an IIAD graduate in Interior Architecture and Design will also develop the skill to communicate the idea to the client, contractor, onsite worker, etc.
Students of Interior Architecture and Interior Designing will certainly develop their faculties in and graduate with the following abilities : -
Additional skills like photography, wood work, metal work, calligraphy etc., are encouraged as per the aptitude and interest of the student. The creative and cultural industry are the focus of Interior Architecture and Interior Designing students at IIAD (as opposed to other conventional architecture courses) and they have the option of branching out into separate specializations such as lighting design, theatre set design, visual merchandising and museum and exhibition design, to name a few.
Some key words which constantly define the profession are Scale (human), Dimension, Function, Light & Shade, Material, Zones, Textures, Culture and History
All the skill sets enumerated above have been incorporated into the curricula with an awareness of industry-needs. Our project-based learning approach ensures that real life assignments and projects, as the one listed above, do not come as a surprise for the students. Our teaching methodology and comprehensive curricula ensure that students are adequately equipped to manage the rigours and demands of the design industry once they graduate from the Interior Architecture and Design programme at IIAD.