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What is Interior Architecture?

What is Interior Architecture?

Interior architecture is a field of study, which brings interior design and architecture together under one discipline. The subject also explores how interiors of buildings can be changed to meet different needs and to express different functions.

As a course, the Interior architecture deals not just with elements of interior design and decoration but it also focuses on architecture and construction.

Further, it offers professional services in connection with the design and construction of a building's interior.

What do students learn under Interior Architecture programme?

Students pursuing a degree in this field learn about the intersection of architecture, design of the built environment and conservation.

Interior architecture programme addresses the design related issues and transformation of existing structures through an innovative and progressive approach.

The programme enables students to apply architectural principles while designing structural interiors and focuses on ensuring the quality and accuracy of the structures.

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What is Interior Architecture?

Education Options

Programmes are offered both at Bachelor and Master level.

Scope and Career Options for Interior Architecture

  • Interior architects work on variety of residential to commercial or industrial structures
  • Holding a degree in Interior Architecture opens up various avenues for aspirants of interior architecture
  • Interior Architect can also work as an Interior Designer and Interior Decorator
  • The ultimate goal of an Architect is to start his/her own firm and design/create a unique structure. One can start a firm at any point of time in his/her life.

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Pay Scale

  • A fresher in B.Arch can earn a salary of Rs 3,00,000 - 3,60,000 per annum
  • Having experience of 7-8 years can fetch you a salary of 12,00,000 per annum
  • Pursuing career after completing M. Arch will prove lucrative as you will draw Rs 5, 00,000 - 10, 00, 000 per annum
  • If you take up a job in a foreign firm you can earn a salary of $ 55,000 - 60,000 per annum with incentives

Colleges offering B.Arch (Interior Architecture) Programme in India

  • Aalim Muhammed Salegh Academy of Architecture, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman College of Engineering, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
  • Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • Bhagwati Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • C S I Institute of Technology, Secunderbad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Dignity College of Architecture, Durg Chattisgarh
  • Government Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala
  • Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan, Gujarat
  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Howrah, West Bengal

Colleges offering M.Arch (Interior Architecture) Programme in India

  • C S I Institute of Technology, Secunderbad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Dr M G R Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

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