Advanced Diploma in Interior Design -2 Years

Advanced Diploma in Interior Design -2 Years

Advanced Diploma in Interior Design -2 Years ( 1 Year Manual + 1 Year CAD)

Bigboxx  Professional Academy Chandigarh aims to achieve academic excellence by providing multi-faceted education to students and encourage them to reach the pinnacle of success. The Institute has designed a system that would provide rigorous academic programme with necessary skills to enable them to excel in their careers.

This booklet contains the Programme Structure, the Detailed Curriculum and the Scheme of Examination.

It is hoped that it will help the students study in a planned and a structured manner and promote effective learning. Wishing you an intellectually stimulating stay at Bigboxx Professional Academy.

Syllabus for 1st Year ( Manual)



 Module I: Principles of visual composition

  • Symmetry, Asymmetry, Repetition, Rhythm, Background, Foreground, Sense of Direction, Harmony, Balance and Proportion.

Module II: Free hand skill

  • Exercise to develop free hand skill – i.e. drawing lines, joining points, curves etc.

Module III: Elements of visual composition

  • Dots, Lines, Planes, Patterns, Shapes, Colors, Textures, Levels, Light, and Fenestration, Exploring color schemes, Textures and Texture schemes.

Module IV: Object sketching

  • Object sketching – Still and live

Module V: Shading and Rendering

  • Shading and rendering with different materials

Module VI: Coloring

  • Coloring with different mediums.

Module VII: Anthropometrics Study

  • Anthropometrics Study of human body and activities.

Module VII: Concept of Dimensioning

  • Concept of Dimensioning, Different -Types of Dimensioning, Styles of Dimensioning

Module IX: Lettering

  • Free hand and mechanical lettering

Module X: Terminology of Design

  • Introduction to Plan, View, Elevation, 3D and Elements of Interiors

Module XI: Perspective

  • Perspective view – one point and two point, Perspective of Interiors

Module XII: Design Exercise

  • Design of a single bedroom with minimum space requirements of single unit for a single person and study the interior spaces by making 3-D views (axonometric and isometric) with furniture layout in 2-D drawings including elevations using various principles of design, textures and color schemes.




Module I: Basic construction Materials

  • Mud and Clay Products: Burnt Brinks, Brick Tiles, and Brick Ballest and Surkhi, Stone, Lime, Sand, Surkhi, Cement, Mortar, Concrete:  Classification, Availability, Preparation, Characteristics, Manufacturing and Uses.

Module II: Finishing Materials

Walls, floor, Roof, Furniture

Module III: Construction with bricks

  • Brick Works: Brick Terminology, Simple bonds in Brick work. Detail at   junctions.
  • Arches, Brick, Stone, elementary principles,
  • Definition and centering, Corbelling Coping string Courses, Decorative Brick Work, Brick Jalis. Special Bond, Garden bond etc.

Module IV: Construction with stone

  • Stone work: Elementary Stone Masonry, Types of Joints, Random, Course and Ashlar Stone Work.
  • Foundation: Need, Design criteria, Foundation for load bearing walls of various thicknesses.

Module V: Waterproofing

  • Water Proof Materials: Asphalt, Bitumen, and Synthetic

Module VI: Staircase

  • Staircase using different materials and sizes

Module VII: Windows and Doors

  • Introduction to fully glazed doors, windows and ventilator details of joints etc. Fixed glass and timber louvered windows, Elementary carpentry, common joints, details of ledged and Battern Doors.

Module IX: Space Partitions and False ceiling

  • Partitions of different types and materials, Fixing of partitions with different details Introduction to false ceiling with all kind of materials, types and fixing methods.

Module X: Prefabrication

  • Systems- open prefab system, large panel prefab system, joints, pre-casting methods, materials, on – site and off- site prefabrication, components etc.

Module XI: Glazing

  • Skylights, Curtain walls, Double glazing, Eco Boards, wood and its products

Module XII: Modular Coordination

  • Assembly of components, modules, Standardization in buildings and design their components.

Module XIII: a Case study

  • Formulate a case study of an existing building to study its interiors along with furnishes and finishes used in it.



Module I: Introduction

  • Introduction to estimation, Estimation calculations, types of calculation, special jobs

Module II: Specifications

  • Introduction to specifications and writing a detailed specification for various building materials, building construction works.

Module III: Market Survey

  • Survey in the market to identify the cost of materials along with the specification

Module IV: B.O.Q

  • Working out quantities schedule of rates and Bill of Quantities

Module V: Live Estimation

  • Live estimation on a working drawing and making BOQ for it




Module I: Introduction to Building Services

  • Introduction to Building Services emphasis on Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage, Water supply and distribution system at building level taking the two-story building as an example.

Module II: Sanitation disposal

  • Sanitation disposal at city two industrial level & sanitary layout and fixture set at the building level, Toilet & Kitchen layout of a residential building with sanitary fitting & Fixture, a Market survey of all the sanitary products and presentation in form of the report

Module III: Piping system

  • Interior to Piping system / I.C / G.T. and with all its types, Stormwater drainage system in a building, Pipes and fittings, materials, size, and classification.

Module IV: Water storage

  • Underground, overhead and internal storage tanks and supply lines.


Module I: Introduction and terminology

  • Properties of light, distribution of lighting, control points and layout

Module II: Natural/artificial lighting

  • Natural/artificial lighting, Lighting of spaces, Lighting Equipment, Lighting conditions, Various systems of lighting

Module III: Internal/ external wiring

  • Methods of Internal/ external wiring, Branch distribution boards, Lighting layout, fittings and fixtures


Module I: Introduction and terminology

  • Properties of audible sound, intensity and loudness, frequency and pitch, quality

Module II: Acoustics

  • Common acoustical defects: Echo. Insufficient loudness, external noise, reverberation.
  • Constructional measures for sound insulation of building: Materials, Hollow and composite wall construction, flooring and ceiling.
  • Acoustic design considerations for the following: Auditorium, conference rooms, seminar halls.

Module III: HAVC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)

  • Natural Ventilation, Heating of spaces – local and central heating, Heating Equipment, Comfort conditions
  • Mechanical ventilation

Module IV: Air Conditioning

  • Various systems of air conditioning – Window Unit, split, Chilled water system, Ductwork, and air conditioning layout, fittings, and fixtures


Module I: Introduction to Fire

  • Fire, causes of fire, the spread of fire and related fire-prone materials.

Module II: Fire Regulations

  • Fire resistant and fire retardants materials and their application

Module III: Fire fighting Equipment

  • Fire fighting Equipment, Fire resistant and methods to use, Code of Safety, fire regulations, fire insurance. Wet risers, dry risers, sprinklers, smoke detectors, fire exits, water curtains.

Module IV: Fire fighting Design Requirements

  • Application of the study in designing a space, Case study, and analysis of the existing building.



Module I: Furniture design

  • Introduction to furniture design, Analyzing furniture type, form, and designing

Module II: Concept of Design

  • Analyzing the different concept of furniture

Module III: Furniture materials

  • Introduction to furniture design materials used for finishing and market survey of Types of furniture and Costing

Module IV: Furniture Anthropometry

  • Analyzing working parameters, sizes and visual perception of furniture

Module V: Furniture Style

  • Design and understand Western and Indian Furniture and history

Module VI: Modular Aspect

  • Modular aspect and approach towards all types of furniture cost criteria of design furniture for lower income sector society. (Using waste materials)

Module VII: Working drawings

  • Measuring drawing of a simple furniture and make it in the workshop, Introduction to various typology of furniture.

Module VIII:  Furniture workshop

  • Create a 3D Model of Interior Including all necessary furniture



Module I: Introduction to Design problem

Introduction to design problem with the methodology to proceed with the concept, Case studies and data collection through primary and secondary sources, Formulation of concept with client’s requirements.

Module I: Interior Landscape

  • Interior Flora & Fauna
  • (Potted, Hanging, Creepers, Grasses etc.)
  • Flower arrangements (Ikebana & others, Balance, Color proportion & Harmony)
  • Bonsaiis
  • Fountains, Falls & Sprinklers
  • Dry arrangements  (Rocks, Gravels, Sand, Branches & Types)
  • Tiles, Stones, Ceramics, Fiberglass, Sculptures, Murals etc.
  • Lights
  • Artificial Landscape Materials

Module III: Design Exercise 1(3 BHK)

Design the interiors, Design should be presented in 3D drawings (perspectives, axonometric, isometric views) rendered with textures, colors, patterns etc.

Module IV: Design Exercise 2 (Interior Design of School)

Interior Design for Play school/ Kindergarten/Nursery school (institutional/ training & development building) for a maximum number of students with all the required facilities in terms of infrastructure and services.

Module V: Design Exercise 3 (Exhibition cum Retail Design)

Interior Design for specific ideas and select materials appropriate to intended purpose and to understand the visuals, tactile and functional characteristics, Develop an understanding of structures, special awareness, materials and processes, Develop skills in design development using working drawing, visual, scale models and prototypes followed by effective presentations of proposed design solutions of exhibitions.

Module VI: Design Exercise 4 (Office)

Study and research of all interior elements i.e. furniture, false ceiling, light and other equipment required in an office interior and making a presentation of the same.

Module VII: Presentation

Final presentation of the work done



Module I: Free hand skill

  • Exercise to develop free hand skill – i.e. drawing lines, joining points, curves etc.

Module II: Object sketching

  • Object sketching – Still and live

Module III: Shading and Rendering

  • Shading and rendering with different materials

Module IV: Coloring           

  • Coloring with different mediums

Module V: Traditional Cultural paintings

  • Warli, Madhubani

Module VI: Module Quilling

  • Making quilling art using Quilling Strips and Newspaper

Module VII:  Poster Making

  • Making Posters using colors and Adobe Photoshop

Module VIII: Card Making

  • Making Cards using different materials

Module IX: Graphical representation

  • Graphical representation of furniture, human figures in D2 & D3, Rendering techniques for textures, materials, finishes etc.

Module X: Serigraphy and Mold printing

  • Serigraphy in Interior Spaces & Furniture, Drawings solids, voids

Module XI: POP Art

  • Making Artifacts using POP

Module XII: Collage and murals

  • Preparation of collage and murals for exterior and interior of buildings

Module XIII: Sculpture

  • Making of different sculpture using different materials with some theme and understanding the technology used for making it.

Module XIV: Best out of waste

  • Making something useful by using waste materials

Module XV:  Pottery

  • Learn pottery making and finishing



Module I: Introduction

  • Contract and conditions of engagement for interior projects

Module II: Duties

  • Responsibilities, liabilities and duties of interior designer

Module III: Contract Document

  • Terms and conditions for entering into a Contact, Scale of charges and mode of payment for the professional services to be offered

Module IV: Methods of preparation

  •  Methods of inviting tenders, preparation of tender documents at comparative statement of the projects.

Module V: Methods of operation

  • Operating of tenders, Arbitration clauses and methods to deal in the arbitration situation

Module VI: Project Management

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Time Management

Syllabus for 2nd Year (CAD)

Module 1

  • Fundamental Drawing
  • Design Principles
  • Introduction to design principles
  • Basic design skill
  • Practice of Design
  • Technical Drawing
  • History of Design
  • Visual Delineation
  • Interior Design basic concepts
  • Computer Aided Design 1 (AutoCAD)
  • Computer Aided Design 2 (3D Studio Max)
  • Furniture Science & Construction
  • Furniture Design
  • Building Technology
  • Building Services
  • Professional Practice
  • Live Major Project

Module -2

  • Design Communication
  • Introduction to basic drafting
  • 2D and 3D drawing technologies
  • Orthographic drawing
  • Production drawing and model making
  • Basic structures and materials
  • Presentation drawing
  • Rendering techniques
  • Digital Imaging Skills
  • Integrated design principles
  • Organization and space configuration
  • Advance in Interior Architecture
  • 3 Dimensional Studies
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Specifications & Contracts

Common Core

  • English for Communication – Free Module for every one
  • Critical Studies
  • Photography
  • Industry Attachment
  • Industry Work placement program







Course Features

  • Location: Chandigarh
  • Language: English
  • Start Course: Any Time
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