This Internationally recognized course in Fashion Design combines: cutting edge fashion design processes alongside contemporary design practices, the history of fashion design and professional practice, equipping you with the skills needed to succeed in this exciting global industry.This pioneering courses consists of various design and theory modules, each one provides you with a different aspect to design practice or theory, with an emphasis on practical design skills, industry practices, research and development alongside sustainability and ethics.
Minimum 50% Marks in Higher Secondary or Equivalent examination (CBSE,ISC,A Levels or any other equivalent board exams) with English as a compulsory subject preffered.
Students have to pass the CET and GDPI exams with a creative aptitute in Fashion Design.
This Internationally recognized course in Fashion Design & Management combines: cutting edge fashion design processes alongside contemporary design practices, the history of fashion design & professional practices, equipping you with the skills needed to succeed in this exciting global industry.
This pioneering course consists of various design and theory modules, each one provides you with a different aspect to design practice or theory, with an emphasis on practical design skills, product making & innovations in conceptual fashion design, industry practices, research and development alongside sustainability and ethics.
Students will be exposed to key developments and issues related to the global fashion industry. Core aspects of the course will focus on the fashion business, global challenges and solutions in design, sourcing, production, consumption and sustainability in fashion. The course fuses together research, education, practice and business to inspire students to explore new sustainable solutions within the fashion industry with critical analysis and zero waste design.
You will be taught by professional designers and practitioners to allow you to gain firsthand knowledge and experience of the 21st century fashion design industry. The course includes industry internships, live projects, design mentorship, design competitions and industry experiences.
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).
|Theory||Historical, Contextual & Cultural Studies – I (History of Art)|
|Theory||Sustainable & Ethical Studies -I Issues, Affects & Causes|
|Practical||Visual Interpretation & Communication - I|
|Practical||Pattern making & Garment Construction Techniques (Womenswear) - I|
|Practical||Computer Basics(Word, Excel, PowerPoint)|
|Sessional||Surface Design Development Techniques|
|Sessional||Design Studio – I (Accessory Design Project)|
|Theory||Historical, Contextual & Cultural Studies – II (History of Art Movements)|
|Practical||Visual Interpretation & Communication - II|
|Practical||Pattern making & Garment Construction Techniques (Womenswear) - II|
|Practical||Computer Graphics - I(Corel Draw & Photoshop)|
|Sessional||Apparel Production & Trims Studies|
|Sessional||Design Studio – II (Womenswear Design Project)|
|Theory||Historical, Contextual & Cultural Studies – III(History of Fashion)|
|Theory||Sustainable & Ethical Studies -II (Sustainable Materials, Technologies & Innovations)|
|Practical||Visual Interpretation & Communication - III|
|Practical||Pattern making & Garment Construction Techniques (Womenswear) - III|
|Practical||Computer Graphics - II (Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator)|
|Sessional||Draping Techniques (Womenswear)- I|
|Sessional||Design Studio – III (Womenswear Design Project)|
|Theory||Historical, Contextual & Cultural Studies – IV (History of Fashion Movements)|
|Practical||Visual Interpretation & Communication - IV|
|Practical||Pattern making & Garment Construction Techniques (Menswear) - IV|
|Practical||Pattern making & Garment Construction Techniques (Menswear) - IV|
|Sessional||Draping Techniques (Womenswear)- II|
|Sessional||Surface Design for Textiles & Modern Industry Innovations (3D Printing, Laser Cutting, digital Print Technology, Sustainable Materials Development)|
|Sessional||Design Studio - IV (Menswear Design Project)|
|Theory||Historical, Contextual & Cultural Studies – V (History of Costume Design)|
|Theory||Sustainable & Ethical Studies -III (Sustainable Materials, Production & Processes)|
|Practical||Grading & Indian Apparel Pattern Making|
|Practical||Introduction to Kidswear|
|Sessional||Professional Industry Internship (6 weeks) & Documentation|
|Sessional||Fashion Styling, Photography & Digital Design Communication|
|Sessional||Design Studio - V Kidswear Project|
|Theory||Sustainable & Ethical Studies IV - Case Study/Dissertation (3,000 words)|
|Theory||Fashion Entrepreneurship, Communication & Brand Development|
|Sessional||Professional Portfolio Development|
|Sessional||Design Studio – VI Final Major Project|
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.