Minimum Secondary or Equivalent examination (CBSE, ICSE, WBSE or any other equivalent board exams) with English as a compulsory subject preferred.
1Yr Certificate course in Fashion Design is an initial level certification in the domain of fashion designing. The objective of the course is to impart holistic knowledge in regards to the fundamental concepts and principles of Fashion Design. The course is structured to dissipate practical level skills in the subject to the students along with the theoretical understanding.
It is accustomed to the fundamental needs of the industry and maintains a supply and demand mechanism in case of industrial demands and delivering of qualified professionals. The course provides a comprehensive outlook of the subject to the students so that they can withstand the demand of application in the industry as well as they are able to build on this knowledge base for the advanced level of study if they wish to.
It encourages students to develop:
The course begins with an introduction to the discipline, giving you the tools to operate in your specialist design field. Throughout the course of study, each component gives experience in different aspects of design practice and theory, with an emphasis on ethical and sustainable materials and technologies, and the fusion of contemporary and naturally sustainable traditional skills enabling you to build confidence in exploring your subject.
We see this combination of curious enquiry and professional rigour as key to nurturing the designer as a ‘critical professional’, grounded in the specialist field of Fashion Design, but one who understands the need and is equipped to work towards an ethical and sustainable industry. Practical skills are taught throughout the course in workshops and tutorials using traditional and state of the art equipments.
The first year of the design course is dedicated to build up the foundation skills in the students with respect to multifarious cross discipline studies, research and projects. This year focuses strongly to strengthen the core and noncore design base of the students through conducting various seminars, lectures, field visits and studio works giving them a hands on approach to different design skills with a global perspective in terms of design visualization, interpretation, expression. Workshops and tutorial will take place throughout the year to develop the practical skills of the students. Students will also learn the historical and cultural context for fashion.
Students will undertake crafts based work experience in the First year.
YEAR 1 OUTCOME – INDUSTRY SUBMERSION (CROSS DISCIPLINARY WORK EXPERIENCE).
In this year students takes up their knowledge achieved in their inception year to focus strongly on their chosen field of specialisation in design studies evolving into a more creative individual through design exploration and experimentation with specific research processes and techniques with design experts and mentors. They look more into the alternative processes of design ideation, techniques and production through their in-depth knowledge on research and development with interlinked design modules and thinking processes.
Students will undertake work experience – design internship in the second year.
YEAR 2 OUTCOME – DESIGN CONCIOUSNESS (SPECIALIST DESIGN INTERNSHIP).
The final year of this design course will implement critical and rational design thinking into the students bringing out their own individualistic perspective and approach to design through a realisation of a capsule collection, an in-depth evaluative design journal with a design portfolio showcasing the best of their design ideations and skills to the industry with a strong determination to gain an impressive foothold into the global design industry with their own unique design philosophy and identity through creativity, originality, versatility, and professional skills.
YEAR 3 OUTCOME – DESIGN FRUITION (INDUSTRY PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE).
|Pattern Making & Garment Construction|
|Design Process Development|
|Fashion Concept & History|
|Apparel Manufacturing Industry|
Our Design Courses actively encourage you to develop:
The assessment strategy for our design courses uses a perfect balance between summative and formative assessments in order to improve skills not only on core disciplines but also in project planning and time management. Projects are concurrently conducted between all modules in order to improve students’ transferrable skills, allowing them to link skills and competencies from various domains.
An Integral part of the course is the links to profession practitioners and industries, and in particular to this unique course is the connections you will make with ethical and sustainable sectors of the design and textile industry. You will learn how traditional sustainable practices such as ‘ikkat’ textiles, hand loomed weaving, shibori, along with contemporary ethical and sustainable practices such as; ‘peace silk’ and herbal dying can be incorporated into modern contemporary design practices.
Also how organisations such as ‘blue sign’ technologies and ‘Beyond Surface Technologies’ (BST)are working with massive fashion, sports, footwear and apparel companies to create more sustainable products for the mass consumer market.
Students will learn how these important traditional skills and techniques fused with new technologies can provide a design pathway to a sustainable and ethical future.