Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Some general queries of students about course & career?
If you are a person with a fair sense of design and creative imagination and have the skills to understand latest trends with sound technical knowledge, then this is a right career option for you. You can learn everything else while getting trained.
The boom in the gems and jewellery industry has brought innumerable employment opportunities for jewellery designers. After the successful completion of your course, you can easily find vacancies in this industry. You can also start your own freelance designing business or set up your own retail and trading unit.
The global fashion industry welcomes professionally qualified jewellery designers from across the world. There is a perpetual requirement of creative minds that can create designer jewellery and other fashion accessories for fashion shows and for fashion retailing.
With a good experience, you can find a lucrative job in an international jewellery export house or a jewellery designing firm.
- Since vacancies in this field are not advertised, it is practical for a designer to build a good network within the industry by attending trade fairs and exhibitions.
- A strong portfolio is a vital factor in getting a job.
- Outstanding creativity, artistic mind and experience with a topping of a good jewellery designing course can give you a head start in this industry.
- It is good if you have done an internship in a designing studio or assisted a well known jewellery designer.
An Events Management certificate or diploma gives you the opportunity to enter the exciting world of coordinating special events. You can research, design, plan, coordinate and evaluate a variety of events such as conferences, meetings, seminars, weddings, trade shows and festivals. A variety of organizations in tourism, professional associations, wedding planners, event companies, not for profits, venues and government are looking for event management specialists.
With an Events Management certificate or diploma, you could work in a growing list of job opportunities, including:
- Administrative Officers
- Conference and Meeting Planner Assistant
- Conference Services Officer
- Convention Coordinator
- Event Management Assistant
- Event Planner
- Festival Organizer Employee
- Meeting Planner
- Special Events Coordinator
- Tourism Administrators
- Wedding Planner
Besides an Events Management Certificate or Diploma, what other skills will I need to be successful?
As a specialist in event management, you will be working closely with a variety of people, so you will need strong communication and interpersonal skills. Events are often organized during evenings and weekends, so you must have the flexibility in your schedule to be able to work long, non-standard hours. Some other essential skills for success in this profession include the ability to work under pressure, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, confidently solve problems as they arise, and make decisions on the run.
I passed first year from some other university, can i take admission in second year in your institute?
Yes you can take admission in second year, It doesn't mean from which university you are. We call it Lateral Entry Program.
The expected growth for the conference and event planning field is 1.5 to 2.5% each year from 2006-2011 in Alberta. Also, it is expected that 15 to 25 NEW positions will be created each year in addition to job openings created by employment turnover.
Salaries vary depending on years of experience and the employer's salary scale.
India is an emerging fashion capital in global context. People are becoming fashion forward and the awareness for the Fashion Luxury brands is growing. More and more global retail brands are entering the Indian market, giving rise to abundant employment opportunities in this Industry. Students can choose from the following career avenues:
- Fashion designers
- Fashion Merchandisers
- Production Merchandisers
- Fashion Buyers
- Sourcing Managers
- Textile designers
- Interior Designers
- Visual Merchandisers
- Accessory designers
- Fashion Journalists
- Fashion event managers
- Graphic Designers
- Art directors
Many people choose to become fashion designers because they enjoy making clothes and when they were kids they dreamed of becoming fashion designers.
Two of the first steps in becoming a designer are going to a fashion school and being able to listen to directions and sew patterns exactly the way they want you to.
Acting is playing. Remember when you were a child and you played cops and robbers or house or acted like your favortie superhero? You were acting. Actors become completely absorbed in the characters they play, just as children do when they play. While there are many schools of technique available to hone an actor's craft, the essence of acting is the same: You are portraying a life. Your job is to convince your audience that you are the person you are playing. It's a natural process. Just look how easily it came to you as a child!
All the World's a Stage... Any kind of life experience can benefit your acting talent as long as you learn from it. While you need solid, tangible roles and training to build your resume, any project that you undertake that helps you reflect on yourself can be considered a victory. There's no substitute for work experience and training, but life experience adds the seasoning that makes a better actor. Pay attention to all that happens in your life -- good and bad. Living your life fully and with open eyes will make any role you play richer and more real.
The four mainstays of any production are the producer, director, writer, and actor. All of these roles merge and work together to form a solid production. On the outside are casting directors, agents, and managers trying to supply part of the chain. The goal of any actor is to be able to move through the outer layer (or the business end of things), into the inner circle. The key to moving in this direction is to find productions that are at your level of experience. Develop your craft and progress to more challenging roles and productions.
On occasion, an auditioner may wish to talk to you after your technical performance. While many professionals weigh the actor's performance more heavily, the interview is still very important. Whatever you do, don't "act" during an interview. Be yourself. Be professional and courteous. Present yourself well, in terms of both dress and demeanor. Feel free to answer any questions that are put to you in an honest way, but be careful of talking too much. It's always good to leave a little mystery so that they'll want more!
Any material or surface comprising fibers made by weaving, knitting, crocheting or pressing together fibers (felting) is called a textile. Different textiles can be created by altering any of these techniques or creating a new technique altogether. We change the surface of a textile by dyeing, printing, texturing or embroidering. A good course in textile design should mainly equip you with an understanding of all these areas so as to create a textile and also manipulate these techniques to create completely new textiles altogether. Akkireddy Prakash, a student of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad informs, "Textile designers need to understand fabrics and their behaviours and properties extremely well. They also need to possess a good sense of the visual and design principles like colour, composition, patterns, etc. Weaving forms a very important part of textiles. Apparently then, a course in textile designing includes a module that introduces students to various weaving methods so that they can experiment and create new weaves. This, because every weave delivers a different fabric."
A textile designer can be employed in the garment, fashion, home furnishing and the interiors segment among other industries. Aneeth Arora, one of India's emerging designers on the fashion scene, who has a textile education behind her says, "My textile background makes me feel like an artist weaving her own canvas before painting on it. Studying textiles has helped me understand the medium in totality. India has a tradition of rich arts and crafts that one can draw from. Each time I incorporate one textile technique in my work, I am introduced to two three newer ones to work with!"