Top Courses in Design After Your 12th Class

Interacting with Industry mentors to understand workflows and design principles during industry exposure visits.

Are you contemplating joining courses in the creative and design sector after completing your 12th standard? Well, this article could help. In India, there are various courses available in design for creative youngsters. These courses cater to different areas of design such as fashion design, graphic design, product design, interior design, and more. The most popular courses are of course, Bachelor of Design (B.Des.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), and Diploma Courses. But here’s one more course, that is interesting in that, the program is designed to be industry focused at every stage.

The BVoc Program at Srishti Manipal

The Srishti Manipal 3-Year Undergraduate Program assists young people in developing the necessary skills to be job-ready. Through our structured, skill-based, and career-oriented courses, that comply with international standards, you could become part of the next generation of the creative workforce.

The National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) levels 4, 5, 6, and 7 provide the foundation for the BVoc program. A nationally integrated education and competency-based skill framework, the NSQF offers students in each discipline a variety of pathways to success.

The way this program interacts with the industry is distinctive; in addition to preparing students with a particular concentration for a future life in the creative business, it also incorporates industry partners in creating a curriculum relevant to industry requirements – bringing the industry into the classroom and vice versa. By the end of 3 years, the student not only learns professional and technical skills, but has already worked in the industry twice over and enters professional life with additional experience, affirmation, and focus.

What are the specializations offered?

There are various courses offered that are suited to your skills and interests in the BVoc course.

Creative Coding

A field that combines art, design, and programming. Skilling up with this course opens up opportunities in game development, as a front-end developer or media artist.

Digital Filmmaking

In the era of OTT and content, you can learn how to create films using digital technology, which includes everything from writing and pre-production to post-production and distribution.

Digital Media Production

Learn how to design and create digital content such as videos, animations, podcasts, and interactive media using digital technology.

Graphic Arts and Design Practices

Simply put the art of creating visual content to communicate a message or idea. It encompasses a wide range of creative disciplines, including graphic design, typography, illustration, branding, and advertising.

Interior Design and Build

Hone an in-demand skill for the architectural and real estate industry. Learn to create functional and aesthetically pleasing interior spaces. This includes everything from the layout and arrangement of furniture and fixtures to the selection of color schemes, lighting, and décor for either construction or renovation projects.

User Interface and Interaction Engineering

Learn to create intuitive and visually appealing interfaces for digital products or services that are easy to navigate and use. UI/UX are in-demand skills for the development of websites, mobile applications, desktop software, and other interactive digital interfaces, both for tech and non-tech sectors.

How Are Different Courses?

Here are 4 points that make our BVoc Course stand apart:

The Faculty – Both our teaching faculty and adjunct faculty are committed to delivering superior skills through a syllabus that is in line with market developments. They come with years of experience, both in the field of their study as well as industry exposure. Artists, Authors, Filmmakers, and other key Industry Professionals form part of our faculty ecosystem.

The Academic Approach – Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies rooted primarily in practice. This is interesting and important because you get exposure to various schools of thought, work with different media and draw from different experiences to build your own skill.

The Institute – Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore was established in 1996 and is a very respected institute in the design world. Our alumni work across the creative and design industries. A well-equipped cafeteria, sports complex, hospital, and medical facilities are also available at the institute.

Since the academic year 2020-21, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), a Deemed to be University began to admit students to the newly formed “Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology”.

Network and exposure – We conduct a variety of seminars and workshops that educate students on current issues and trends as well as allow them to network with professionals in related industries.

What can you expect as a student of Srishti Manipal’s BVoc program?

Hear from our students and faculty members to understand our courses better.


The Future of Design Belongs to New World Makers

Design is all around us, from the objects we use, and the spaces we visit, to the services we access. But the need of the hour, in this ever so rapidly-changing world, is a new approach to design. One that tackles the years of challenges thrown up by the established norms of social and economic order, that traditional design practices cannot solve. That’s where the New World Makers come in.

A group of designers, thinkers, and change-makers – individuals, collectives, and organizations – who challenge traditional design practices and advocate for a more participatory and socially-oriented approach. Shristi Manipal is committed to creating this new generation of #NewWorldMakers. The courses are consciously designed to nurture innovative and thoughtful solutions for the current issues of our society and communities through young students. If you hold the same vision, Srishti Manipal’s programs are for you.

Admissions are open for the academic year 2023-24

We have just commenced the admission process for the 2023-23 intake for its courses. The entry to our course is through the SMEAT Exam.

What is SMEAT?

Admissions to courses at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology are through the SMEAT 2023 exams. Understanding the SMEAT exam pattern will help the candidates to tackle the exam easily. To know the Admission process at Srishti Manipal at a glance visit its admission portal on its website.


Editorial Team of Mera Xaam.

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