PG/Diploma in Interior Design
& Space Management

from Alagappa University

Diploma in Interior Design

PG/Diploma in Interior Design
& Space Management

from Alagappa University

Cindrebay’s Diploma in Interior Design & Space Management programme is packed with punch and created to take students on an exciting journey of spatial design. With topics ranging from basic design and visual arts, drafting for interior designers, interior space components and furnishing, building material and construction, interior services the course is very intensive and highly focussed.


The studio sessions help students develop and perfect their technical skills (AutoCAD, 3DS Max Design, Photoshop, Revit Architecture, SketchUp with V - ray, and Lumion are some of the softwares included in the syllabus.)


12 Months


Diploma: 10+2 with a minimum 50% aggregate marks
PG: Bachelor's Degree in any Discipline


30 Students per batch

University Certification

Certification from Alagappa University is available for PG Diploma in Interior Design program for students who enroll at our Chennai campus. There is no University certification for Diploma in Interior Design program.


The programme has been especially crafted for those who may have done their degree in another field but are passionate about interior design. While the course isn’t as extensive as a graduate degree course (BSc Interior Design), it gives students a deep understanding of interior design. Unlike with degree students who have the luxury of time to complete their course, diploma students will have continuous classes with more action- packed sessions and less holidays and vacations. Workshops, site visits and entrepreneurship training are an important part of the programme.

Note:Syllabus for PG Diploma and Diploma are different and for detailed information about the course content please visit our campus.
The information given on the website is for indicative purpose only and students are advised to refer the program syllabus available at the admission department.

Unit 1: Theory of Interior Design


  • Introduction to Interior Design and Interior Decoration
  • Qualities and Role of a Good Interior Designer
  • Interior Design as a Career Option
  • Design and Types of Design
  • Different Styles of Interior Designs and Elements
  • Indian History of Interior Styles and Elements
  • Styles and Characteristics of Modern Indian Interiors

Unit 2: Fundamentals of Design

Theory + Practical

  • Introduction to Design
  • Elements of Interior Design and its Applications
  • Principles of Interior Design and its Application in Interiors
  • Colour Theory and Colour Schemes

Unit 1: Interior Graphics

Theory + Practical

  • Introduction to Draftmanship- Tools and Techniques
  • Importance of Technical Drawing
  • Basics in Drafting
  • Orthographic and Isometric Drawings
  • Perspective Views
  • Rendering Techniques

Unit 2: Anthropometry and Ergonomics

Theory + Practical

  • Anthropometric Study and its Need
  • Vitruvian Man Concept
  • Ergonomics
  • Basic Human Functions and their Implication for Space Requirements
  • Minimum and Optimum Areas for Various Function
  • Discovering Commercially Available Sizes of Furniture

Unit 3: Furniture, Furnishing and Furniture Design

Theory + Practical

  • Furniture and Types of Furniture
  • Styles of Furniture
  • Factors Influencing Furniture Design
  • Furniture Material
  • Furniture Design
  • Construction Features of Furniture
  • Upholstering Techniques
  • Joineries in Furniture
  • Furniture Polishes
  • Soft Furnishing

Unit 1: Space planning

Theory + Practical

  • Space Planning
  • Architectural Space - Interior and Exterior Spaces
  • Factors Affecting Space Planning
  • Spatial Qualities
  • Shaping Interior Space
  • Spatial Dimension
  • Types of Space
  • Spatial Transition
  • Universal Concepts Relating to How People Interact with their Environments
  • Spatial Relationships
  • Spatial Organisation
  • Circulation and Circulation Principles

Unit 2: Interior Design-Measured Drawing

Theory + Practical

  • Measured Drawing of a Room
  • Detailed Plan Drafting with Furniture Layout
  • Sectional Elevation Drawing
  • Isometric Drawings

Unit 1: Interior Building Materials


  • Natural and Synthetic Building Materials
  • Detailed Study of Materials
  • Applications in Interiors
  • Advantages and Disadvantages

Unit 2: Fundamentals of Interior Lighting


  • Natural and Artificial Lighting
  • Daylight Factor
  • Guidelines for Good Natural Lighting
  • Different Types of Lighting Arrangements
  • Variety of Lamps
  • Protection Devices
  • Calculation of Artificial Lighting Requirement
  • Economy in Lighting
  • Psychological Aspects of Lighting
  • Guidelines for Lighting Design

Unit 1: Services


  • Electrical Service
  • Water Supply and Plumbing Service
  • HVAC

Unit 2: Interior design- Working Drawing

Theory + Practical

  • Detailed Drawing and its Importance
  • Interior Detailing
  • Partition Wall Design and Detailing
  • False Ceiling Design and Detailing
    1. Function and Importance
    2. Installation and Finishing Procedure

Unit 3: Estimation in Interior Design


  • Purpose of Estimation
  • Types of Estimation
  • Estimation & costing

  • AutoCad 2D - 3D
  • 3D Printing
  • Sketchup with V - ray
  • Photoshop
  • Lumion
  • Revit Architecture
  • 3Ds Max


  • Minor Project- Time bound Design Tasks
  • Major Project- Residential Project/Commercial Project/Institutional Spaces
    1. Design Developing
    2. Interior Planning
    3. Interior Detailing and Visualization
    4. Material Specification and Estimating

Entrepreneurship Training & Placement Assistance

Last 1 month of Course to make them Industry ready

  • How to Brand yourself - create your own logo and Website
  • Projects Management and
  • Negotiation skills - Client Handling
  • Portfolio Creation
  • Marketing
  • Basic Banking and Finance Functions
  • Preparation client service agreement
  • Basic legal - contracts and agreements, guarantee, warranty

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities Diploma in Interior Design

People want creativity in any kind of space they use. Having a designed space tells us about our lifestyle and is a matter of status. There’s been a steep rise in professional opportunities for interior space 'artists'. Here are just a few avenues - working with established interior design or architecture firms, working as -

  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Interior decorator and planner
  • Space planning consultant
  • Decorator consultant
  • 3D visualizer
  • Furniture designer
  • Turnkey designer
  • Academician
  • Exhibition designer
  • Event designer
  • Production designer, theatre / TV / film
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Interior stylist
  • Artist / Blogger / Photographer
  • Furniture curator


Cindrebay combines lectures, audio/visual presentations, studio sessions, workshops, assignments, case studies, and live projects.

Classroom projects

Classroom projects are done with a significant contribution from real - world industry

Proper attention

Proper attention on developing skills in Computer Aided Designing

Design skills

Design skills and cross-functional abilities like software and presentation skills are put into practice

Course duration

Course duration spans from 12 months (Diploma) to 3 years (Under graduate Degree Programme)

Real life project

Real life project works are a significant portion of the curriculum

Student Testimonial

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A Postgraduate Diploma (PG Diploma) in Interior Design and Space Management at Cindrebay School of Design is a 15 month (might extend to18 months depending up the projects) regular porgram plus an optional internship.. The structure of the program will consist of a combination of theoretical knowledge, practical training, and hands-on projects.

The curriculum of a PG Diploma in Interior Design and Space Management at Cindrebay School of Design covers a range of key areas related to interior design and space planning. Some of the common subjects and topics that you might find are Design Principles, History of Interior Design, Architectural Drawing, and Drafting, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Furniture Design, Interior Lighting Design, Space Planning, Colour Psychology, Sustainable Design, Building Codes and Regulations, Interior Decoration, Project Management, Interior Design Portfolio, etc. Additionally, it includes practical workshops, site visits, and internships to provide hands-on experience and exposure to real-world interior design projects.

Admission to Cindrebay's PG Diploma in Interior Design and Space Management program requires candidates to hold a bachelor's degree in any discipline. However, the most crucial prerequisite is a genuine aptitude and passion for design, as interior design demands creativity and a keen eye for crafting aesthetically pleasing and functional spaces. This inclusive approach encourages aspiring designers from diverse academic backgrounds to pursue their design dreams.

Cindrebay School of Design's PG Diploma in Interior Design and Space Management program has incorporated industry collaborations, experts-led activities and guest lectures by noted designs and practitioners to provide students with real-world insights and experiences. These collaborations include partnerships with design firms, manufacturers, or other industry stakeholders, allowing students to work on live projects, gain practical exposure, and build professional networks. Guest lectures from industry experts offer valuable insights, trends, and practical knowledge, enriching the academic curriculum. We make the students visit various industry exhibitions, shows and summits where design is displayed, explained and debated. This is a very important aspect of Cindrebay's academic culture.

A PG/Diploma program in Interior Design and Space Management differs from a regular diploma in interior design by offering a more comprehensive and specialized curriculum. While both programs cover fundamental principles of interior design, the PG/Diploma program goes beyond the basics and delves into advanced concepts related to space planning, utilization, and management. This program focuses on honing skills in creating functional and efficient spaces, considering factors like ergonomics, sustainability, and building regulations. Additionally, it may include modules on project management, budgeting, and client communication to prepare students for higher-level roles in the industry. In contrast, a regular diploma in interior design typically provides a broader overview of design principles without the same depth of focus on space management and advanced professional practices.