Ceramic and Glass Design Course Details, Career Scopes

By Sanjeet Nayak

Ceramic and Glass Design is a design-oriented course with a mix of different aspects of science, art, and creativity. This course is devised to focus on teaching and training its students, about the different types of materials that are used and the techniques or process of crafting a genuine artistic sculpture or design. Moreover, it also covers many technical aspects and science involved in the crafting and designing process. The beginning of this industry can be traced back to the ancient times of crafting. However, being such a historic thing, this course still has endless career scope in Engineering, Housing/Real estate and Construction, Industrial Manufacturing, etc. In the current decade, the demand for aesthetically designed products has increased, making it an integral part of the luxurious and artistic population.

What does the course focus on?

  • Designing, Creating, and Manufacturing of ceramic materials
  • Conducting research on ceramic materials
  • Testing the chemical, physical, and heat-resisting properties of materials
  • Testing the texture, durability, glazing, color, and refractory properties of finished materials


Course Name  Ceramic and Glass Design
Course Level Masters (PG), Diploma, Bachelors (UG)
  • Diploma in Design: 1 year
  • B.F.A in Design: 4 years
  • Bachelor in Design: 3 years
  • Master in Design: 2 years
Examination Type Semester
Eligibility Varies with course
Admission Process Merit and Entrance based admission 
Top Recruiters Titan, Good Earth, Dovetail, Ekmatra Fashion, Micheal Aram, TATA Ceramics, Clay craft, etc
Top Career Scopes Ceramics and Glass designer, AAVARAN, Ceramic Engineer, Tata ceramics, etc

Top Colleges:


Course  Duration Eligibility Entrance
Diploma in Design 1 year
  • The student should have completed 10+2 from a recognized board.
  • The student should have physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects
  • The minimum marks in the last academic session should be 50% or above.
College Entrance
B.F.A in Design 4 years
  • The student should have completed 10+2 from a recognized board.
  • The student should have physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects
  • The minimum marks in the last academic session should be 50% or above.
College Entrance, NID Entrance Exam
Bachelor in Design 3 years
  • The student should have completed 10+2 from a recognized board.
  • The student should have physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects
  • The minimum marks in the last academic session should be 50% or above.
College Entrance, NID Entrance Exam
Master in Design 2 years
  • The student should have completed their graduation from a recognized board.
  • The student should have physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects
  • The minimum marks in the last academic session should be 50% or above.
College Entrance, NID Entrance Exam

Skills Required:

  • Leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Forward Planning skills
  • Creative and zest for uniqueness
  •  Model making and Manufacturing


The core subjects associated with the course are mentioned below:

Subject Name Subject Name
Enhancing the sensibility and sensitivity towards aesthetic & function of design Fundamentals of design including form, colour, structure, space, light, etc.
Inputs in ergonomics for awareness in usability aspects Work within a variety of industry, producing tableware, tiles, sanitary ware as part of Industrial Training
Exposure to allied materials, such as bamboo, wood, metal & leather besides core materials Engineering Mathematics
Engineering Thermodynamics Manufacturing Practice
Engineering Drawing Universal Human Values - I: Self and Family
Basic Ceramic Practices Manufacturing Practice - II
Materials Science Ceramic Raw Materials
Particle Mechanics and Fluid Flow Process Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria in Ceramic Systems
Mathematical Methods Exploratory Project(Philosophy /Education and Self)
Heat and Mass Transfer Structure and Properties of Ceramic Materials
Ceramic Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformation Techniques for Materials Characterization
Glass and Glass Ceramics Refractories Advanced Ceramics
Process Calculations Ceramic White wares
Glass Engineering/Advanced Refractories Nano Technology
Fuel, Furnace & Pyrometry Plant, Equipment, and Furnace Design
Glass Technology & Application Steel Plant Refractories
Advanced Electro-ceramics Bio-Ceramics
Non-Oxide & Structural Ceramics Cement and Concrete
Ceramic Coating & High Temperature Ceramic Processes
Pollution Control in Ceramic Industries Industrial white wares 
Ceramic Composites

Admission Process:

The interested students can apply by filling up the admission form in online/offline mode. The admission process will start after the completion of the application process. The students will then be selected through the online/offline entrance exam that will be conducted by the university or college. Only the candidates who qualify the cut-off mark will be invited for the interview and counseling rounds. However, some institutions have a merit-based admission process where the students with good marks will be given first preference.

Top Entrances:

NID Entrance

  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
  • Mode of Exam: Pen and Paper-based (PBT)
  • Mode of Application: Online

Career Scope:

Job Profile Average Annual salary
Ceramics and Glass designer Rs 3 - 5 lakhs
Ceramist Rs 3 - 4 lakhs
Entrepreneur Rs 5 lakhs onwards
Ceramic Engineer Rs 2.5 - 3.5 lakhs

Top Recruiters:

  • Titan
  • Good Earth
  • Dovetail
  • Micheal Aram
  • Tata ceramics
  • Clay craft
  • Ekmatra Fashion
  • Srijani
  • Tripura Bamboo Mission Industries 

Top Hiring Cities:

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkatta


Q: What is the difference between ceramic engineering and ceramic and glass design?
Ceramic engineering is the science and technology of creating objects from inorganic, non-metallic materials. This is done either by the action of heat or at lower temperatures using precipitation reactions from high-purity chemical solutions while the Ceramic and Glass Design course offers tremendous expressive qualities in the domain of art and creativity as well as functional possibilities in the realm of craft, architectural spaces, healthcare, hospitality industry, home décor, hi-tech products, and lifestyle product categories.

Q: What is the scope of the Ceramic and glass design course?
A:  opportunities regarding this course. Job prospective  is vast and a graduate can land a job in many MNC companies as well as can work as a consultant

Q: Can a Candidate pursue a Design Degree without a science background?
A: Yes absolutely a nonscience background student can make a career in designing irrespective of the previous background.

Q: What is ceramic?
 The products of ceramic are penetrable, hard, and delicate. So they are used to make pottery, bricks, tiles, cement, and glass. They are also used in gas turbine engines space shuttle program, ballistic protection, bio-medical implants, etc.

Q: What are the top entrances for ceramic and glass design?
A: The top entrance for ceramic and glass design is-

  • NID Entrance Exam



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