M.Des. in Fashion Design

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Overview

The textile and garment industry is one of the major sectors in India that contribute to the country’s overall economic development. With advancements in nano and microencapsulation, there is now a new frontier and future for fashion and apparel design and manufacturing. However, traditional textiles, fibres, weaves and fashion are losing their originality due to the vast industrialised output of the textile and garment sectors worldwide.

There is a need to retouch the sensibility of global fashion with a revival in the ancient treasures from across India with trending regional ethnic styles blended in with global designs.

Our postgraduate M. Des. degree program is structured to give students a clear understanding of fashion design. We help our students become skilled and creative professionals.

Objective

  • To impart knowledge and a clear understanding of the field of fashion design
  • To produce creative and skilled professionals equipped to develop fashion outfits and accessories.
  • To prepare skilled professionals and human resources to meet the demands of the regional, national and global organisations in the fashion industry.
  • To encourage the development of new concepts and designs.
  • To create avenues for entrepreneurship.

Highlights

  • International Competitions

    Students can earn 3 or 4 credits by participating in national or international competitions in order to be exempted from elective courses.

  • Exhibition and Shows

    Participating in art and design or fashion related exhibitions and shows both help in exposing students to the real working of industry and account for credits in the grading system.

  • Elective Specialisation

    There are 4 electives in the programme, grouped in a way that students can choose to specialise in a chosen field or stream. However, if the student wishes to opt for an elective module that spans multiple streams, the case may be considered subject to the affordability of academic logistics and approval by the module leader, HODs and Deans.

  • Online Elective

    Students can choose electives through the online mode through MOOCs, SWAYAM, NPTEL and other equivalent platforms, provided they follow guidelines prescribed by the University for such courses.

  • Group Project

    Group projects involve up to 5 students working together on interdisciplinary topics. Students can make teams in consultation with faculty members from across departments. As part of this, students are required to develop a report for assessment and need to demonstrate the working of a product. The IPR rights of all such work lies with the University only.

  • Industry Internship or Project

    Students can opt for an internship in an industry, a business or research organisation during this module. Alternately, students can undertake a mini project that requires self-directed study to be pursued with an affiliated faculty member. It is also necessary for the student to submit a report and make a presentation to the members of the panel constituted by the HoD for assessment.

  • Dissertation and Publication

    This course has two parts – a Dissertation and Publication. Each student has to undertake individual work on a dissertation around a chosen relevant topic. The topic needs to be approved by the committee constituted by HoD. When the dissertation is converted to a technical paper, it can be published in reputed conferences or journals.

Over its 21 years of existence, the Faculty of Fashion Design has ensured that students gain access to the industry while ensuring academic rigour, offering students a program that —

  • Uses application-based learning.
  • Provides interdisciplinary opportunities across engineering, medicine and management faculties.
  • Offers internship, training and placement support with various worldwide universities and industries.
  • Incorporates expert guest lectures from various institutions and industries.
  • Conducts studies in small batches to encourage in-depth learning.
  • Involves Group Projects and a Dissertation as output.
  • Incorporates partnership with the Department and Handloom and Textiles, Government of Karnataka for the setting up of Centre for Garment Design, Manufacturing and Quality Control.

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most.
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi at any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • Focus on projects, dissertations and sponsored research.

Structure

Study Domains

  • Cx

    Core Course

    An introduction towards developing a strong base in the field of design.

  • CC

    Compulsory Course

    A mandatory course in Ability Enhancement.

  • DP

    Dissertation & Publication

    Building the skills to identify issues and learn problem-solving.

  • GP

    Group Project

    An introduction to professional and personal development, language courses and life skills.

  • EC

    Elective Course

    Projects, seminars and internships in industry that requires active participation and output based activities.

  • SEC

    Skill Enhancement Course

    Through exploration, practice and academic reflection, this course will aid in skill enhancement and cater to individual curiosity.

Course Progression

Course Credits Study Domain
Integral Fashion Styles and Illustrations

Theory Practicals

4 Core Course Cx
Concurrent Textiles

Theory Practicals

4 Core Course Cx
Digital Fashion Designing

Theory Practicals

3 Core Course Cx
Fashion Style and Forecasting

Theory Practicals

4 Core Course Cx
Research Methodology

Theory

3 Compulsory Course CC
Skill Enhancement Course

Practicals

3 Skill Enhancement Course SEC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Fashion Photography and Visual Merchandising

Theory Practicals

4 Core Course Cx
Smart and Innovative Fashion

Theory Practicals

4 Core Course Cx
Fashion Design for Environment and Sustainability

Theory Practicals

3 Core Course Cx
Elective Course (1&2)

Theory Practicals

Stream ‑1 (Apparel Design)

  • Textile and Apparel Evaluation

OR

Stream‑2 (Fashion Management)

  • Fashion Merchandising and Boutique Management
4 Elective Course EC
Elective Course (1&2)

Theory Practicals

Stream ‑1 (Apparel Design)

  • Functional and Technical Apparels

OR

Stream‑2 (Fashion Management)

  • Need Based Garment Production
4 Elective Course EC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Internship/ Mini-Project

Practicals

4 Internship INT
Group project

Practicals

10 Group Project GP
Elective Course (1&2)

Theory Practicals

Stream ‑1 (Apparel Design)

• Portfolio Design and Presentation

OR

Stream‑2 (Fashion Management)

• Portfolio Design and Presentation

4 Elective Course EC
Skill Enhancement Course

Practicals

2 Skill Enhancement Course SEC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Dissertation and Publication

Practicals

20 Dissertation & Publication DP

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Teaching and Assessment

During each semester, students’ performance is assessed through Continuous Evaluation (CE) and a Semester End Examination (SEE). CE and SEE carry equal weightage. Students are awarded grades based on the marks scored.

Key Skill Development

  1. Ability to create fashion collections using different materials with knowledge on processes involved in fashion trends, past and present.
  2. Ability to use virtual tools to illustrate designs and create trial pieces of apparel and accessories.
  3. Ability to provide tools and techniques to research and analyse the needs of the consumer.
  4. Ability to conceptualise and create fashion shows with presentation and documentation.
  5. Ability to impart training on manual techniques and digital tools for accurate modeling, visualisation, and simulation of multiple alternative solutions towards satisfying consumer needs.
  6. Ability to develop the leadership and entrepreneurial skills required for a foray into the world of fashion design.
  7. Ability to provide a general perspective and opportunities for a career in fashion design and to train the students in teamwork, lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

Careers

  • Consulting

  • Fashion Designer

  • Textile Designer

  • Production/​Merchandising

Admissions

Eligibility

Full-time

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technology, Design, Fine Arts, Fashion, Arts, Science with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA.

or

  • Allied disciplines related to fashion design with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA.
  • SC/ST category candidates can apply with a lower aggregate as per government notification.

Part-time: Only working graduates are eligible.

Application Process

Indian nationals students seeking admissions should contact the Admissions Department of the University for further details.

Fees & Scholarships

Rs 2,13,550 per annum for Indian nationals

Eligibility

  • Must have passed in 12th or equivalent grade in eligibility equivalence from AIU (Association of Indian Universities).
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technology, Design, Fine Arts, Fashion, Arts, Science with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA.

or

  • Allied disciplines related to design with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA.
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8.

Application Process

NRI/​international students seeking admissions should contact the Admissions Department of the University for further details.

Fees & Scholarships

USD 6000 + Other Fee Rs. 38,550 per annum for NRI/​International students.

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Prof. Prasannakumar J P
Mr. S L Narasimhan