Frequently Asked Questions

  • BTEC

Who is the chief promoter of the academy?

Terrafirm global academy is envisioned and promoted by eminent Architect George Mathai. He has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry as an Architect, Interior designer, Landscape designer, Project management consultant, Project developer etc. He has designed some of the most iconic architectural campuses and buildings in the state. He has won numerous architecture excellence awards, is an eminent academician, is the professor design chair at KMEA College of Architecture, Kochi and has been key office bearer of the Indian Institute of Architects, Cochin centre and Kerala chapter.

Why are the campuses located in Kochi?

The decision to locate the campuses at Kochi was by choice. Kochi is the commercial capital of Kerala and is home to many multinationals and large corporations. It is the IT capital of Kerala, thanks to the Info Park and with the addition of the smart city will be truly international in its flavour and citizen profile. It boasts of a multi cultural population and hence the cultural diversities are high. It boasts of the largest number of Malls with international brands, multiplex screens, conference centres, five star hotels, International schools, Eateries and restaurants in the state. Its cultural, historical background, legacies and tourism opportunities are varied, rich and diverse. It is situated in close proximity to the famed Vembanad backwaters, pristine beaches etc. It is logically the landing point of the inbound traveller visiting the state for leisure and tourism purpose. It is now increasingly becoming the most popular MICE destination of the state. Design, Media and Communication education is closely linked with the commercial potential, cultural variedness, professional networks and lifestyle quotient of a location and hence Terrafirm is spot on when it took the decision to locate its facilities in Kochi. Kochi has the most modern and largest airport in the state and is home to an international cruise terminal and an International transhipment container terminal. It is one of the 100 smart cities of India and boasts of an advanced metro mass transport and transit system. Kochi provides the largest number of employment in the state as compared to Kozhikode and Thiruvanthapuram.

It is situated almost at the geographical centre of Kerala with high levels of connectivity through rail, road, air and water and thus is most conveniently located.

What are the specialities of the campus?

There are two campuses, Riverside Green Campus & Subsidiary City Campus. The Riverside Green Campus is located just 30 minutes away from Kochi city and is easily accessible by road. It is in very close proximity to the Cochin International Airport. It is a large and extensive 5 acre campus and situated on the banks of the famed river Periyar. It is arguably one amongst the greenest learning environment in the state with its 400 plus trees affording large shades, cool interior spaces and interesting quality outdoor spaces. The students can engage in creative learning in the most inspired manner in such a setting which is a unique for Terrafirm and a key differentiator especially in design education when compared with most other centres of learning. It is next door to Aqua city which is one of the largest residential developments in the state.

The Subsidiary City Campus is situated right inside the city of Kochi and is just a 5 minute walk from the Kadavanthra Metro station and in very close proximity to MG road, Panampilly Nagar etc .This campus is housed within a eco friendly and architecturally aesthetic building amidst an abundance of greenery. It offers a perfect setting for design and creative learning.

How can students access both campuses?

The riverside green campus is just a 10 minute drive away from the Aluva metro station and the NH47 and NH 17. Pick and drop services are provided for students from these key points as well as from key locations in the city. For students using own vehicles, the access roads are convenient and wide, with the facility located just 700 metres off from the main road. The nearest public transport bus stop is only 700 metres away. The students would have no difficulty whatsoever in reaching the campus.

The subsidiary city campus is right inside the city and just 300 Metres from the arterial Sahodaran Ayyapan road. It is walkable distance from the GCDA metro station and just about 1KM from the South Railway station. The nearest public transport bus stop is only 300 metres away.

Would Students have opportunity to choose their preference of campus while enrolling for a program?

Terrafirm gives the luxury of choosing the campus to the students as per their convenience. For students choosing the subsidiary city campus, there will be some occasional sessions, guest lectures, practical labs and workshops in the riverside green campus. For these sessions, there will be transport / conveyance arrangement for students from the city.

How is teaching quality ensured?

The faculty are an optimal mix of permanent and visiting faculties and are professionals with both academic and industry experience. The teaching pedagogy is thought through and aligned to the National Vocational Qualifications Framework of UK to ensure industry relevance and practical applicability. The institution maintains close ties with the design and media industries, Indian Institute of Architects, Institute of Indian Interior Designers etc to ensure periodic industry visits, Industry interface and guest lecturing. The academy ensures that only academically qualified professionals are engaged for theoretical teaching.

What is the role of academic council?

The academic council is a powerful body in Terrafirm. The role of the council is vast and carries utmost relevance in designing the structuring and nature of academic offerings of the institution. It meets frequently, brain storms, interacts, crystallises and charts the course of direction in the academic orientations and student development agendas. All academic council members are professionals with high performance track record and from different creative disciplines bringing a multitude of experiences and expertises into the council’s intellectual and creative thinking potential.

What are the affiliation /Strategic partnerships for Terrafirm?

Terrafirm has entered into strategic partnership with Edexcel, UK to offer the world’s most popular brand of vocational qualifications and suites, BTEC in India.Edexcel is owned by Pearson, UK. Terrafirm is now an approved learning centre of Pearson, UK.


What are the credentials of Pearson?

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company with 40,000 employees working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. Pearson is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognized and benchmarked.

Pearson has been involved in education for over 150 years, and by working across 70 countries in over 100 languages, has built an international reputation for a commitment to high standards and raising achievement through innovation in education.

Pearson owns brands like Financial times press and Penguin.

Pearson provides learning materials, technologies, world class qualifications, assessment and services to teachers and students to help people everywhere aim higher and fulfil their true potential.

Where can we know more about Pearson?

Please refer the following websites

What are the major disciplines in which courses are available?

For the time being the major disciplines available are Art and Design, Interior Design and Fashion Design. However very soon, disciplines like Interaction Design, Film & Video, Advertising & Branding, Visual Communication, Graphic design, Instructional design , Life style & accessories design, Photography, Fashion journalism, Design journalism, Animation, Digital media ,Image Management, Event Management, Design Management etc will be added.

What are the qualifications received by the students?

The students receive BTEC National and Higher National diplomas from Pearson, UK and Certificates & Diplomas from Terrafirm Global Academy.

What is the full expansion of BTEC?

BTEC stands for Business and Technology Education Council

Can we know more details about BTEC?

BTEC qualifications are offered by Pearson and are taken in more than 100 countries at all levels from class 10th to degree equivalent. They are vocational and work related qualifications, designed to meet the needs of the industry.

BTEC courses are offered exclusively by approved learning centres whose staff, faculty and course content are thoroughly vetted and continually monitored for strict quality and process adherence.

BTEC qualifications are national awards, certificates, diplomas and higher national certificates and diplomas which have a real focus on industry skills and are valued by employers as a recognized alternative to university.

BTEC courses are administered to the students through assignments, real time projects, practical works and workshops, interactive sessions and discussions etc that are completed through the course of the program and not through term exams.

BTEC qualifications are developed in cooperation with the relevant sector skill council –SSC- ensuring they meet the needs of the industry and employers.

BTEC takes a practical approach to learning without missing any of the important theory on the subject.

Since BTEC qualifications are accredited by OF QUAL (The office of qualifications and examinations regulations) under the aegis of Government of UK, it offers the most evolved routes for progression to overseas countries for further studies.

BTEC qualifications are delivered in over 85 countries. More than 70 % of degree programs in the UK allow students with a BTEC level 4/5 for progression to the 2nd or 3rd year.

Why should we take BTEC?

They are accepted by Universities of US, UK, Australia & Canada and many more for direct entry into their degree courses. BTEC has been the world’s most widely accepted and successful applied learning brand for over 25 years and the best loved suite for applied qualifications. BTEC is recognised by over 70 professional bodies worldwide & valued by International employers. BTEC is recognized by over 200 prestigious universities across globe including “THE TIME “top 100 universities. BTEC facilitates credit transfers to over 200 universities world wide .BTEC offers a wide range of courses and career options in Art & Design, Creative Media Production, Fashion and Business. BTEC is recognized by global corporations and enterprises, leading design studios, fashion and media houses. BTEC qualifications are chosen by over 1 million learners every year worldwide across various subjects. BTEC s provide evidence that the learner have obtained the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to competently undertake employment within the industry of their specialization. BTEC’s being internationally recognized certificates and diplomas help differentiate the learner in the eyes of the employers supplementing the existing qualification.

How does Team Terrafirm ensure quality education delivery at par with BTEC international standards?

Since Terrafirm is in strategic partnership with Pearson, it has access to all Pearson learning guidelines, delivery technologies & processes, quality norms etc. The international quality assessment department of Pearson allots International standards verifier to visit the centre twice a year to cross check processes, assignment qualities, teaching methodologies, conformances to students’ expectations etc. The faculty are highly experienced practitioners with good academic experience. The academic council is active and closely monitors the faculty quality and student developments. Since Pearson BTEC programs have high emphasis on the vocational content and flavour, there are frequent industry /site visits, guest lectures by industry experts and professionals alongside theoretical impartations and classroom/studio assignments. Projects and assignments which are the major part of the teaching material and content are real time projects and hence conform very close to practical applications and interpretations.

Are these affiliations valid in India?

BTEC vocational qualifications are awarded by Pearson, UK. They are recognized by OF-QUAL, the official body for education of Government of UK. The qualifications conform to the QCF in the UK only and not to any other countries qualifications frame work. The diploma and certificate programs other than BTEC are offered by Terrafirm. These qualifications are not recognized by Association of Indian Universities. In India, for such creative disciplines, the government does not insist on any statutory accreditations or government recognized professional body affiliations. However, acceptance of the quality of design, media and creative education rests more on the teaching institution, its pedagogy, delivery processes, quality of teaching faculty, industry interfacing opportunities, practical knowledge impartations and facilities rather than just the possession of a degree or diploma from an Indian university. Terrafirm programs combines all of the above in its package of offerings and hence are held in high esteem by the design community and the professional fraternity in the said sectors.

What is the vocational content in the programs?

There will be very high level vocational content in the syllabus, teaching materials and assignment construction. The whole program will be structured towards that and would involve practical site visits, material analysis, tool and workshop experiences, exhibition & fair visits and interaction with industry veterans and manufacturers. This is critical since the goal of the institution is to create industry fit, job ready professionals and create successful placements immediately after qualification.

How are subjects taught and what are the scoring norms?

There will be a judicious mix of theoretical and practical assignments. The subjects would be taught through lecturing, assignments & project works, workshops ,Industry visits, Site visits and tool room/lab/studio exposures. The faculty would spend substantial time in assignment brief preparation and the same would be constructed in such manner that the learner would be able to navigate and progress through the assignment process with clear objectives in mind using the directives and methodologies clearly provided. There will be clear indicators provided before each subject/unit is taught for the learner to understand the learning outcomes expected and the work evidences that needs to be produced for achieving pass and higher grades. There will not be tests, but learning levels will be assessed through assignments and project works on a subject/unit basis. This helps the learner keep track of the progress and achievements and accordingly plan his/her learning process .

Assessments are fair & equitable and based on the work quality, outputs and time adherences. Based on these parameters the learner is accorded a Pass, Merit or Distinction on each subject/unit.

Would the academy give an orientation on the demands and methodologies of studies before starting on the program?

There will be a detailed and descriptive orientation program which the learner attends before he commences his learning schedule with Terrafirm. A student handbook would also be provided to all learners. It would include all the details of the qualifications, progression pathways, registration procedures with the international organization, Pearson, the requirements, demands and the methodologies of study, the subjects/units descriptions, the assessment criterion and methodologies, faculty interactions etc. There will not any vagueness on any of these aspects as far as the learner is concerned. Each learner would be provided with a student handbook which would be a guide to most critical aspects, facilities and processes.

What are the help and guidance’s available for the learner?

The faculty in charge would be the primary guide to the learner on all academic matters apart from the student counsellor who would give support and counselling on non academic matters if the learner requires so. The learners are expected to move smoothly through the rigors of the course and progress without any difficulty if time schedules are met and teaching methodologies are imbibed reasonably. However it is understood that there would be certain learners who does find some difficulty in coping with certain topics or assignments. This will not be an issue for the learner since the faculty would give extra counselling and academic guidance’s to the particular learner and within the course schedule and duration, the learner would be handheld and guided to successful completion of the program.

What are the academic grades that the learner should aim for?

BTEC's are prestigious qualifications and requires commitment from the learner. As such we expect all learners to be serious and passionate about the programs they have undertaken. To get your BTEC diploma, a consolidated Pass grade is sufficient for the learner from all units undertaken. A pass grade is sufficient proof that the learner has understood the topic in detail and is quite adept at the applications of the same in a practical manner. However, all learners are encouraged to aim for Merit and possibly Distinction on all units since these higher grades further substantiate the learners knowledge of the topic in terms of deeper & critical analysis and endorses the research capabilities. Progression to international universities is much easier for students with merit and distinction grades.

Are attendances compulsory?

The study mode is both instructive and interactive. Participation in group projects and discussions, lecture attendances, workshop exercises, Peer learning and such engagements are critical in design and creative learning. As such, this requires good attendance from the learners. The program demands a minimum attendance of 80%.

What are the consequences if a program is not completed fully and the learner has to leave midway for some reason?

The BTEC programs are unit based learning methods. Specific number of units/subjects will be covered in each qualification and discipline. The successful completion of units gives the learner credits. The successful completion of all units allows the learner to accumulate the necessary credits required to receive the BTEC qualification. However if a learner is forced to discontinue for some reason at any point during the course of the program, he would be credited with the credits of the units completed. To achieve the BTEC qualification, the learner has to complete the rest of the units successfully even at a deferred date.

What are the major differences between regular Indian universities accredited design and media education and a BTEC qualification in the same streams?

Indian university education is mostly syllabus based with overemphasis on the theoretical content and with very less application orientation. They operate within strict declared syllabuses which are quite often dated and not relevant to industry standards. The teaching faculties in most media and design institutions are theoreticians and not practitioners. As compared to these aspects an international BTEC qualification in these disciplines rest predominantly on the vocational content. It has tremendous emphasis on this, so much so that all assignments are practical, real time projects. The very aim of BTEC's are making an industry ready workforce. Faculty teams are a brilliant mix of practitioners and academicians who offer the much needed vocational flavour in the programs. The syllabuses are formatted as per National Vocational Qualifications Framework and the Sector Skill Council frameworks of UK. These are much matured bodies and researched frameworks, tried and tested internationally. These operate very closely to industry trends and practices and remain dynamic to absorb all the new trending and innovations happening in industry and the market place. Internationally accredited vocational design and media education is far superior to the Indian university accredited regular classroom learning. The BTEC,s acceptance world over is proof of the efficiency of these programs and it is no surprise that close to 1 million learners take BTEC qualifications world over across various disciplines.

What is the relevance, prospects and futures of Interior design as a profession in current times?

India is poised to be the third largest economy in the world in near future. Massive investments in infrastructure are happening in the country and within this investment; the major portion is allotted to housing, IT and commercial spaces. New cities are being envisioned in the country and the Government of India has earmarked 100 cities to be branded and developed as smart cities. The Indian IT industry is on the threshold of an exponential growth and retail, exhibition, hospitality ,office and conference spaces are booming .All of these expansions and newer horizons require quality, usable and efficient spaces for human habitations and operations .Massive urbanization is taking place in India with a large migrant population gravitating towards the urban centres. This would trigger huge requirements in domestic living spaces .The industry which directly and most emphatically involving in all of these dynamic changes are the building material industry and the architecture & interior design profession .The interior design profession is emerging as a specialist discipline and increasingly demanding a trained workforce , right from the concept evolvers & designers to the implementers and to the worker level .This is so because the profession has gained traction in recent times and urges for expertises of high order because of the influx of varied materials in the market, both through domestic manufacturing and through imports , the complexity of the applications and the increased awareness of the Indian consumer and the client who demands designed spaces meeting functional, economic and aesthetic expectations.

The Interior design industry as per latest statistics is growing at a whopping 60 % .There is, as such an enormous demand for qualified Interior designers in the country. So, trained interior design professionals with good communication skills are in high demand to meet this burgeoning requirement.

What is the relevance, prospects and futures of Fashion design as a profession in current times?

International fashion statements are making deep inroads in to the collective psyche of an increasingly urbanized Indian society. The disposable income of an young Indian population is increasing with the GDP growing at an average of 8.5% per annum .The apparel market in India is calculated to be in the region of 80,000 crore . Today India boasts of one among the youngest populations in the world, below 40 years and who is fashion conscious. They are an urban elite type ever in vogue and staying connected to international trends. Management experts and industry watchers foresee an average growth of about 10 to 12 % for the Indian fashion industry in the coming years. The industry is a major exporter of fabrics and accessories for the global fashion industry. The ethnic designs from India are original and tell a cultural narrative. This is ever more so in the fashion industry and is in great demand internationally by the buying houses, fashion houses and garment manufacturers of the world. Today there is a proliferation of cities in India with newer ones to be added in the next 25 years. Cities and malls are home to boutiques, fashion retail outlets by the scores and is home to a multitude of international brands.

The professionally trained fashion designer would be in great demand in the times to come and would indeed be a rewarding engagement both creatively and financially.

Does a learner stand at a disadvantage when compared with a student who has gone through a 3/4 year degree program in the same discipline in India?

In India there are scores of institutions offering degree programs in Interior design and Fashion design .Out of this multitude of offerings only a select few have the quality , class and the much needed industry connectedness .Most operate as just one more kind of institution making more of degree holders than quality designers . Yes, it is a fact that students graduating from premier design institutes like NIFT, NID etc have distinct advantage .But considering the rest of the lot , a Pearson BTEC diploma is way above the run of the mill degree programs offered by most other institutions in the space .There are multiple reasons for this . Please refer to the explanation given earlier citing clear reasons how international education fares much better than Indian education in art and design streams .Apart from the cited reasons earlier , the quality and intensity of students enrolling for a BTEC diploma makes a huge difference .The students are highly focussed and is on a specific career track .They want to be professionals in the truest sense and also effective in the market place the day they graduate .It is a non negotiable in such educational pursuits .This is in stark contrast to a normal degree program wherein a majority of the students join due to parental pressure ,for the purpose of acquiring a mere degree etc .A motivated and focussed student body takes much less time to imbibe the particularities of a discipline as compared to a student body going through the motions and rigors as a mandatory engagement .So even though , the study duration of a BTEC diploma is lesser than a normal degree program ,it is easily offset by many factors like a motivated learner incentive , industry linked curriculum and exercises ,Experiential teaching methodologies , quality intakes, professional networking opportunities and interfacing. Overall, the BTEC diploma stands at no disadvantage when compared with most other typical design education in the degree format.

What is the relevance of a learner acquiring an IGBC Accredited Professional status alongside the Interior design diploma program being pursued?

IGBC stands for Indian green building council .It is the official body in India offering green building certification to qualified buildings. Interiors of buildings also are accorded green ratings. The green ratings are highly sought after and afford tremendous economic sense, energy efficiencies and creature comfort for the built environment .The building construction and the interior design industry is increasingly resorting to make most built environments green .In fact , there is every chance that green buildings become a statutory norm in the days to come . In light of such increased demands for this technical requirement, IGBC is now offering training material and a qualifying exam for professionals keen to be IGBC –AP or Indian green building council accredited professional . Qualified individuals can be involved in projects registered under the IGBC rating programmes like IGBC green homes; Interiors etc.Projects would achieve one credit point “Innovation and Design “category if an IGBC AP is part of the project team. Having an Interior design qualification along with being an IGBC AP is a great combination and will make a most sought after professional in the building industry especially in large scale architectural design studios, Interior design studios and property development companies.

Terrafirm offers training and foundation classes in this direction and helps learners become IGBC AP, s while they acquire their advanced and post graduate diploma in interior design.

What is the admission procedure?

Prospective learners can make a direct enquiry or online enquiry; download e brochure and application form from the website .Students need to fill in the application form and submit it directly at the admissions office or can make an online submission. Initial application should be accompanied by a payment of Rs 500/ which can be paid by cash at the admissions office, or by cheque /draft or by online transfer.

The admissions procedures are simple, but still it is multi staged .There are minor differences in the procedure between various programs .But overall they follow the same pattern, which is normally in the following sequence .Initial application, submission of attested copies of educational documents, statement of purpose, aptitude test, group discussion, interview and final admission procedures along with submission of first installment of fees. For certificate programs and subsidiary diploma in pure art and design, group discussion may not be present. However, depending on certain circumstances and in exceptional situations these patterns and necessities may be changed.

How many intakes are there in a year?

This varies for different programs .But generally speaking, because of the creative nature of the programs which demands high degree of individual attention; the batch size is normally restricted to a maximum of 20.

What are the important months / dates to remember?

For pure art and design programs aimed at students taking academic break after class 12 to prepare for other entrance tests, the course starts in the month of July.

For all other programs, there are three intakes in a year .In the month of April, July and October.

The academy website declares all important dates preceding these months for prospective learners to take note of .Normally the admission procedure start 3 months prior to the actual commencement of classes.

What are the eligibility norms /entry requirements?

For BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary diploma in art and design, minimum qualification is 12th pass or equivalent from any recognized board. For students awaiting results, proof of completion of class durations in 12th also would suffice.

For BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary diploma in art and design +Certificate in design & fashion, minimum qualification is 12th pass or equivalent from any recognized board and a minimum age requirement of 16.

For BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary diploma in art and design +Diploma in design & fashion, minimum qualification is 12th pass or equivalent from any recognized board and a minimum age requirement of 16.

For BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary diploma in art and design +Certificate in Interior design, minimum qualification is 12th pass or equivalent from any recognized board and a minimum age requirement of 16.

For BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in art and design (3D design) +Diploma in Interior design, minimum qualification is 12th pass or equivalent from any recognized board and a minimum age requirement of 16.

For BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in 3D design +Diploma in Interior design, minimum qualification is 12th pass or equivalent from any recognized board and a minimum age requirement of 16.

For BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in 3D design +Post graduate diploma in Interior design, minimum qualification is graduation in any discipline and a minimum age requirement of 19.

Basic English language skills and the successful completion of the multi stage admission procedures are a fundamental requisite.

What is the fee structure?

All details of fee payable for the course and for international certification can be received from the admissions office of the academy directly.

What is the mode of payment?

Full payment is required at the start of the program. In special circumstances, the fee payment structure can be reconfigured as two part payments for which a nominal extra fee would be payable.

Payments can be made by cheque/draft in the name of Terrafirm Global Academy payable at Kochi .Online transfer facility are also available ,for which details may be obtained from the admissions office .Cheques and drafts sent by post have to be by courier only in the following address .

Terrafirm Global Academy

Riverside Green Campus
Alangad- Kottapuram
Off Aluva –Paravoor Road
Near Aqua City, Aluva 683 511
Kochi, Kerala, India

Who can join for these courses?

10 + 2 students and graduates with or without design background aiming for a design course / vocational specialization are most suited to join Terrafirm.

Can I join the course without prior experience in the field of study? Do I need and art, design or technical background?

Yes, you can. We make no assumption about prospective learner’s prior knowledge .Learners from any background with flair towards art and design can join the programs. We have specific course structure to help students develop the required skill.

Is hand drawing a big part of design courses? Is it required to be able to draw / sketch?

Yes, the ability to draw/sketch well is always helpful .Drafting, sketching, shading, perspective construction and rendering are all related to artistic drawings, but are different in several ways .A slice of the course work is designed to teach and develop these skills. Many learners enter the program feeling that they are not good at drawing, but have subsequently excelled in the course. As with any other skill, dedication, passion and practice will quickly lead to enhanced proficiency.

Are there age limits?

There are no upper age limits


Where can I get details of progression routes and possibilities?

Please refer to Pearson websites, [email protected]

What are the job opportunities available after doing program in Interior design?

A learner who has effectively completed the program can be employed as an Interior designer , Commercial Interior designer , Furniture designer , Retail designer , Exhibition space planner , Hospitality space planner , Colour and material consultant , Product designer , Interior lighting consultant , CAD designer ,Interior visualizer ,Project manager ,Architecture and interior journalist etc .The opportunities are wide and varied .

What are the job opportunities available after doing program in Fashion design?

A learner who has effectively completed the program can be employed as a Fashion designer, Fashion manager , Fashion illustrator , Fashion consultant , Fashion coordinator , Cutting assistant , Sketching assistant ,Fashion stylist, Fashion journalist ,Store manager etc.The opportunities are wide and varied .

Are placements guaranteed?

The academy has a 100 % dedicated placement cell .The cell maintains a continuously updated data bank of Architects , Interior Designers , Fashion Designers ,Fashion houses , Retail outlets and concept stores , Manufacturing companies , Garment construction companies , Indian Institute of Architects, Institute of Indian Interior Designers ,Chambers of commerce’s ,Fit out and Contracting firms etc .The placement cell constantly update these bodies , individuals and institutions , details of students taking courses ,their aptitudes , strengths etc .Also ,the academy maintains a system wherein periodical visits of key industry professionals to the academy are effected through guest lectures, interactive forums , product presentations etc . All these measures ensures very high placement opportunities for the learners at Terrafirm .In fact the academy work towards and targets at least 90 % learners being placed or being engaged in their careers as effective professional employees or entrepreneurs immediately after the completion of their studies .

Is there mentorship and start up supports available? Once the design course is over, is it possible to start own business or is it required to take further courses?

Yes , the academy has a very effective incubation and start up support cell .It is an expert and professional team which comprises of an Architect, Interior designer , Legal expert , Fashion designer , Marketing and branding expert, Finance professional , Statutory and legal expert .These professionals are with years of successful track record and highly capable of guiding and technically supporting the start up venture through its successful journey .The start up support is not a one off event but rather a continuous process extending to almost one year of hand holding and mentoring.

It is possible for the learner who has successfully completed his program to venture into own business .Combined with the technical and process know how acquired during the course duration and the possible start up support which can be availed , the chances of a successful foray into entrepreneurship is very high.

What is Graphic Design and what is its relevance?

Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving using one or more of typography, photography and illustration. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and text to form visual representations of ideas and messages. They use typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to create visual compositions. The advantage of being a Graphic Designer is that you have a variety and range of mediums including digital to explore and experiment.

Being a professional Graphic Designer enables you to branch off into other skill sets easily that can dramatically increase your freelance or business growth potential.

What are the Business and Job opportunities for Graphic Designers?

Every enterprise, organization or event in present context has realized the necessity of a Graphic Designer for marketing, brand building and effective communication.

As long as businesses keep growing and new ventures get added on, quality Graphic Designers will be in demand. It is important to get trained technically and professionally to very high levels of competence to stand out and make a mark in the space.

The Career opportunities after doing a course in Graphic Design includes being an Advertising art director, Animator, Creative director, Graphic designer, Illustrator, Printmaker, Production designer, Theatre/television/film /Exhibition designer, Interior and spatial designer ,Multimedia specialist and User experience designer.