Course Details of Exhibition Design, Eligibility, Salary, Jobs

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Exhibition Design is a combination of different design disciplines that come together to communicate different aspects of information, objects, and ideas across 3D environments. It is an art of communication as well as storytelling that is performed in such a way that it informs and entertains the end-users. Being such a prominent specialization of design, Exhibition Design requires candidates to have a certain level of mastery in the narrative, spatial planning, image manipulation, lighting, color, and multimedia. And also, it needs the knowledge of structures and typography with an understanding of the audience.

The courses of Exhibition Design can be pursued at the undergraduate as well as at the postgraduate level. Besides these degree programs, many diploma courses are also available in the field of Exhibition Design which students can pursue depending upon their requirements such as Advanced Diploma in Event and Exhibition Design, Professional Diploma in Event and Exhibition, Diploma in Exhibition Design, etc.

Exhibition Design Course Highlights:

There are different courses available in the field of Exhibition Design. Tabulation below shows the brief about the Exhibition Design course:

Types of Courses Diploma: Diploma in Exhibition Design, Advanced Diploma in Event & Exhibition Design, Professional Diploma in Event and Exhibition
UG: B.Des. Exhibition Design
PG: M.Des. Exhibition Design
Minimum Duration Diploma: 6 months - 1 year
UG: 3 - 4 years
PG: 2 - 3 years
Basic Eligibility
Diploma: Completion of Class 10+2 from any recognized university/ board.
UG: Completion of Class 10+2with at least 50%t aggregate marks.
PG: Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Design courses.
Total Fees
Diploma: 30K – 80K
UG: 30K – 90K
PG: 40K – 1.5 lakhs
Average Salary Diploma: 2 LPA – 3 LPA
UG: 3 LPA – 5LPA
PG: 3 LPA – 7 LPA
Area of Employment Trade exhibitions, industry exhibitions, air shows, outdoor events, conferences, museum displays, showroom displays,  etc.
Job Profiles Exhibition Designer, Graphic Designer, Project Manager, Industrial Designer, Interior Designer, Event Designer, Design Consultant, etc.

Exhibition Design Eligibility:

Apart from possessing the required skill set that will help a candidate in pursuing the course of Exhibition Design, students are also required to have certain educational qualifications that make them eligible for the program. Mentioned below are the minimum eligibility criteria for Exhibition Design courses:

  • Students who have completed their class 12th/ 10+2 or its equivalent from a recognized board of education can apply for the programs at the diploma and undergraduate/ bachelor level as well.
  • Students who have completed their graduation from a recognized university can apply for the programs at the postgraduate level. Generally, students who have a bachelor's degree in the design are considered eligible but some colleges also accept students from other disciplines and fields of study.
  • It is mandatory that the students score passing marks in all the exams of their qualifying degree and their aggregate marks should be at least 50%.

Exhibition Design Admission Process:

The admission process for Exhibition Design courses varies from college to college. The common Exhibition Design admission process that is followed by most of the institutions has been mentioned below.

  • In some colleges, candidates have to go through the entrance exams that are held at the national or state level for admission. Certain colleges accept the scores of these popular design entrance exams for selecting applicants for their programs.
  • There are some design colleges that conduct their individual entrance exam that students have to appear in order to secure admission at that college. 
  • In some colleges, candidates can get admission directly on the basis of their merit in the qualifying degree, if they have cleared the cut-off marks set by the college.
  • And there are some colleges that admit students on a first come first serve basis.

Top Colleges for Exhibition Design:

The tabulation below are some of the top colleges/ institutions or universities that are providing Exhibition Design courses:

Name of College Location Average Fees
National Institute of Design Ahmedabad INR 6,00,000 – 7,00,000
Academy of Applied Arts Delhi INR 75,000
Apeejay Institute of Design Delhi INR 1,00,000 – 3,00,000
JD Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore INR 1,00,000 – 2,00,000
Mewar University Rajasthan INR 35,000


Exhibition Design Syllabus:

The syllabus for Exhibition Design may vary from college to college. Mentioned below are the common subjects of study that are being taught in colleges:

Subjects of Study
Color Theory and Techniques
Design Technology
Drawing (Technical)
Design Practice
Communication Skills
Basics of Interior Design
Environmental Studies
Material Purchase
Furniture Design
Model Making
Fashion psychology
Graphic Design
Visual Merchandising
Fashion forecasting
Retail and brand management
Costing & Budgeting

Exhibition Design Careeraspects:

Having a degree in an Exhibition Design course, candidates are introduced to huge career prospects. Students can also have the option of pursuing higher studies in the same field further if they are interested. There a lot of popular job roles are offered to graduates with a degree in Exhibition Design. Generally, they are hired for trade exhibitions, air shows, outdoor events, industry exhibitions, showroom displays, conferences, and museum displays, etc. The job profile of an Exhibition Designer is such that they are required to create displays as well as fixtures for large exhibitions, shows, businesses, libraries, museums, and galleries. They are trained in the art of creating layouts as well as designs and are often hired to work for a museum, a gallery, or even a private firm.

Exhibition Design Salary:

The average salary of an Exhibition Designer or who holds the degree of Exhibition design course is INR 3 – 4 Lakhs initially in India but it gets increasing with experiences and expertise through the years.

Exhibition Design Job profiles:

After completing a UG level course in Exhibition Design aspirants can either opt to pursue further studies or they can even apply for a job post. After completing an Exhibition Design course, the most popular job profile is to become an Exhibition Designer. They are trained in the art of creating layouts as well as designs and are often hired to work for a museum, a gallery, or even a private firm.

Besides the above-mentioned profile, candidates can also go through other popular design job profiles that they can pursue after completing the Exhibition Design course:

Job Profile Job Description
Graphics Designer They create visual interpretations using the computer, to communicate ideas that inspire and capture consumers. They manage production design and the overall layout for applications such as brochures, advertisements, magazines, etc.
Industrial Designer They are responsible for developing the concepts for manufactured products, such as vehicles, home appliances, etc. They integrate business, art, and engineering to make products that everyone uses in daily life.
Event Designer Event designers begin by interacting with clients to determine their design interests. Some clients are aware of the designs they want, while others leave all the decisions up to the event designer.
Interior Designer They make indoor spaces functional, safe, and beautiful for almost every type of building by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials.
Design Consultant They create product displays, assist in marketing processes, or use relevant software to produce interior space or clothing designs.


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