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Fashion Design Courses


Fashion Design course focuses on providing in-depth knowledge of design.

The artwork of applying design, creativity and natural beauty to clothes and lifestyle accessories is called as Fashion Design. Motivated by using various social and cultural attitudes, fashion design continually progresses over time and from area to area. Putting into use the knowledge in this area, unique types of clothes and adornments are designed. Modern fashion design can be categorized into different classes which include ready to put on (for masses, standard sized) and haute couture (for specific clients, custom sized).

Skills required for Fashion Designing:

  • Drawing Skills
  • Sewing Skills
  • Creativity and Artistic Ability
  • Originality and Inventiveness
  • Effective Communication
  • Visual Imagination etc.

Courses & Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for Fashion Design Course is not typical. There is no specific requirement of 10+2 pass candidate in any particular stream. The eligibility requirements are:

  • Diploma in fashion design: 10+2 (Arts, commerce, science) /P.U.C./Polytechnic/equivalent with 45% marks in aggregate (40% is enough for SC/ST applicants)
  • Reputed institutes like NIFT/ NID pick out applicants on the basis of entrance examination
  • Post Graduate programme in apparel design from NID: Any graduation

Course Curriculum

Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design, course curriculum are given as under:


Foundation Diploma:
Visual Culture
Material Culture
Media Culture & Design Culture


Basic Diploma in Fashion Design:
Contextualisation of fashion
Exploration of different design tools and methods
Fashion Languages and design aptitude
Approach to industrial machinery


Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design:
Professional application of methods and tools
Industry related projects
The relevance of social media
International Lab


Professional Diploma in Fashion Design:
Developing a specialist collection
Advanced garment construction
Career mentoring
Work-integrated learning
Final design project
Making a professional portfolio

Diploma in Fashion Design course curriculum are given as under:


Fashion Designing
Fashion Accessory
Textile science
Pattern Making and Garment Construction
Fashion merchandising and management


Fashion Illustration
Fashion Ornamentation
Product Specification
Computer-Aided Design
Fashion Marketing and Management

Career Prospect

Fashion designing Graduates find employment according to their specializations in the following areas:

  • Fashion houses
  • Accessory Design Houses
  • Export houses
  • E-commerce
  • Fabric organizations
  • Garment manufacturing agencies
  • Film and television industry

Pay & Remuneration

There is no restriction to the amount of money that you can earn in this area. Main designers charge some thousands to a few lakhs for a single design item.

Fresh graduates can start at around 20,000 - 35,000 Rs. per month. With experience and with skills one could easily earn plenty more in very less time.

Famous Personalities

There are many known peoples in the field of Fashion Design. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Manish Malhotra (5 December 1966)
  • Ritu Beri (3 May 1972)
  • JJ Valaya (8 October 1967)
  • Rohit Bal (8 May 1961)
  • Ritu Kumar (11 November 1944)
  • Tom Ford (27 August 1961)
  • Marc Jacobs (9 April 1963)
  • Donna Karan (2 October 1948)
  • Donatella Francesca Versace (2 May 1955)
  • Calvin Klein (19 November 1942)
  • Giorgio Armani (11 July 1934)
  • Coco Chanel (19 August 1883 - 10 January 1971)

Top Colleges in India

There are various colleges available for the course of Bachelor Design across India. Some of the famous colleges are:

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Design
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
MIT Institute of Design, Pune
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai
Indian School of Design and Innovation (ISDI), Mumbai
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru
Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai
National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Patna
Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Mumbai
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad
Department of Design (DOD), Guwahati
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata
Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore
Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune
Pearl Academy, Delhi
Northern Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali
NIFT-Tea College of Knitwear Fashion, Tamil Nadu

Other Details

Post Graduate (PG) Degree after Bachelor of Fashion Course:

  • M. Design – Fashion Design (2 Years)
  • M. Design – Fashion Communication (2 Years)

Diploma in Fashion Course:

  • Diploma in Fashion Design (1 Year)
  • Diploma in Fashion Communication (1 Year)

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