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About B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design & Styling

The B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design & Styling Programme focuses on a holistic, dynamic, and individuality-driven approach to prepare creative professionals for the fashion industry. The course breaks new ground as it has a balanced emphasis on conceptual, curatorial, and managerial application of skills with the underlying ethos that marries technical ability with industry and technology. The course design lays an equilibrium between fashion creation, fashion representation, and fashion management with the inclusion of styling, photography, communication, media make-up, global industry practices, and entrepreneurship. The course allows the graduates to develop identity, expertise, and voice in fashion through the choice of immersive projects and specializations aligned to create a deeper and integrative learning experience.

B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design & Styling is offered by the Department of Fashion & Lifestyle

Department of Fashion & Lifestyle
The Fashion Design & Styling program enables our students to explore and discover their individualistic aesthetic philosophy in a fast-evolving fashion industry. All courses are designed to develop cutting-edge products, processes, and technical understanding. Our multidisciplinary program takes students beyond the traditional approach in fashion design and textiles into every aspect of the lifestyle industry – styling, merchandising, marketing, communication, and entrepreneurship. The students have the resources and state-of-the-art labs to develop a macro perspective of all aspects of the fashion industry whilst augmenting micro expertise through choice-based modules in chosen areas such as sustainable fashion, craft-based design, denim, lingerie, and knitwear among many others.

Why study Fashion Design & Styling at UID?

  1. Nestled in the lush green campus, Fashion Design & Styling at UID provides an inspirational ecosystem of learning in a culturally progressive city with diverse heritage and industry.
  2. The pedagogy of the course allows the students to develop an intra-disciplinary, immersive, collaborative, entrepreneurial, research-oriented, and experiential approach
  3. The department boasts state-of-the-art labs with the latest technology in weaving, sewing, dyeing & printing, and knitwear. Professional photography, digital studios, and a one-of-its-kind Craft Centre, which hosts award-winning artisans from all over India- are just some of the reasons for studying fashion design and styling at UID
  4. There is a strong impetus for collaboration and engagement through numerous master classes, workshops, and projects with eminent Indian and International designers and professionals, industry leaders, academic institutions, and organizations such as IFFTI, Cumulus, WDO, ADI, and WGSN to develop new practice, paradigms and thought leaders
  5. The emphasis of the curriculum is on the development of knowledge, skills, and understanding of fashion as per the global industry standards. Every student’s journey into the field of fashion is guided and mentored by experienced and multi-faceted national and international academicians and industry experts
  6. Our students frequently participate in and assist national and international weeks, exhibition installations, and various design competitions throughout the year
  7. The internships and placements are done with top designers and corporations in the garment manufacturing industry. Access to our extensive infrastructure, multidisciplinary workshops on the campus, and international collaborations with various international universities for summer schools, summer internships, and projects keep the students up to date with fashion forecasts and world trends.

Course Structure

Semester 1

KU CORE COURSES

  • Professional Communication
  • Leadership Development Lab

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSES

  • Art, Design and Culture
  • Visualisation & Representation
  • Material Exploration
  • Digital Tools-I
  • Design Process
  • Basic Design

Semester 2

KU CORE COURSES

  • Thinking Skills

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSES

  • Design Criticism and Aesthetics
  • Form Space and Structure
  • Digital Tools-2
  • Discover Design in India

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Figure Drawing & Representation
  • Fashion Construction Basics
  • Integrated Foundation Project – Fashion Design & Styling

Semester 3

KU CORE COURSES

  • Professional Ethics

KU OPEN ELECTIVE- I

  • Principles and Practices of Management

ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Programme Elective- I (Any one)
    1. Studio- Textile Weaving
    2. Studio-Textile knitting
  • Programme Elective- II (Any one)
    1. Studio-Print Design
    2. Studio- Digital Fashion Graphics

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE

  • Creative Coding

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Fashion: Culture & Evolution
  • Fashion Lab-I
  • Fashion Materials & Textiles
  • Fashion Design Process
  • Fashion Representation

Semester 4

KU OPEN ELECTIVE- II (Any one)

  • Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Applied AI

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Tinkering Studio

ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Programme Elective- III (Any one)
    1. Studio- Indian wear
    2. Studio- Western wear
  • Programme Elective- IV (Any one)
    1. Social Immersion- Experiential Craft Study
    2. Social Immersion- Traditional Indian Textiles

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Creative Surface Techniques
  • Fashion Lab II
  • Fashion Image & Identity
  • Fashion Representation & Photography
  • Sustainability in Fashion
  • Apprenticeship (4 weeks)

Semester 5

KU CORE COURSES

  • International Language- I (Any one)
    1. German- I
    2. Italian-I
    3. French-I

PROGRAMME OPEN ELECTIVE- I (Any one)

  • Conceptualization & Characterization
  • Speed Modelling in Clay
  • Fashion Styling Fundamentals
  • Space perception
  • Design Systems
  • Style Statements: Costume Jewellery
  • Concept Sketching
  • Illustration

ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Programme Elective- V (Any one)
    1. Studio- Fashion Jewellery
    2. Studio- Leather Accessories
  • Programme Elective- VI (Any one)
    1. Studio- Athleisurewear
    2. Studio- Denim wear

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Fashion Lab III-Menswear
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • 3D Fashion
  • Fundamentals of Styling
  • Fashion Trends & Forecasting

Semester 6

KU CORE COURSES

  • International Language- II (Any one)
    1. German -II
    2. Italian -II
    3. French -II

PROGRAMME ELECTIVE- II (Any one)

  • 3D Background Design
  • Industrial Design CTG (Color, Trim, Graphics)
  • Surface Design and Development
  • Design with Parametrics
  • Design for all Senses
  • Bespoke Bags
  • Component-Based Design
  • Brand and Identity Design

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE

  • Research Methodology

ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Programme Elective- VII (Any one)
    1. Studio- Intimate Wear
    2. Studio-Structured Apparel
  • Programme Elective- VIII (Any one)
    1. Wearable Art
    2. Visual Merchandising

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Fashion Atelier
  • Fashion Portfolio
  • Interdisciplinary Design Project

Semester 7

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE

  • Design Management

PROGRAMME CORE COURSE

  • Internship
  • Fashion Future
  • Fashion Curation & Styling
  • Studio: Circular Fashion
  • Fashion Marketing

Semester 8

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES

  • Graduation Project

PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE

  • Design Research
Click here to view details about Course Structure along with Course Description

Areas of Specialization

  • – Women’s Wear – Design and Development
  • – Men’s Wear – Design and Development
  • – Innovative Surface Development/ Ornamentation/ Embroidery
  • – Denim Innovation & Design
  • – Traditional Textiles & Crafts- Weaving/ Dyeing/Printing
  • – Fashion Styling & Creative Direction
  • – Fashion Curation & Installations
  • – Fashion Entrepreneurship

Career Prospects

The Fashion Design programme at UID equips the students to build on their technical skills, critical thinking, and design application. The graduates can explore work opportunities as Fashion Designers, Fashion/ Celebrity Stylists, Fashion Consultants, Costume Designers for Films, Fashion Editors, Fashion Buyers, Fashion Writers, Creative Directors, Content Creators, Fashion Merchandisers, Fashion Trend Analysts, Bloggers, and Fashion Entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum of export houses, buying agencies, design studios, designer labels, NGO’s and fashion retail brands. At UID, the Fashion Design course offers students space and scope to collaborate within their course and with other courses across UID giving them a unique multi-disciplinary approach toward their career. With special emphasis on Design Thinking from the foundation year itself, the students are equipped to solve problems with a hands-on approach to creating innovative solutions by prioritizing environmental and consumer needs above all.

Learning Model of B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design and Styling

The learning model at UID is incubated to create and adapt to an appropriate environment of learning that facilitates our students with new experiences. We make sure our learning model engages the learner into new dimensions of work. This model provides an environment for interactive student engagement and enhances the system thinking ability.

At UID, we believe that the experiential knowledge gained while developing and implementing this unique learning model is transferable to other disciplines as well.

Industry experts invited for master class/workshops/seminars
• Julien Roberts, pattern maker
• Shingo Sato, pattern maker
• Pramila Choudhary, sustainable installations
• Janice Mee, lingerie pattern maker
• Kallol Datta, fashion designer
• Lina Tipnis, fashion Designer
• Sunil Sethi, head of FDCI
• Mathilde Charrier, French fashion culture
• Digvijay Singh, fashion designer
• Rohit Dhingra, Fashion photography
• Hemant Jha, Fasttrack
• Krishna Chanda A Nair, Animator

At the heart of Fashion Design are the numerous skills that we teach our students and since we may not have all expertise in house we get people from different places and areas of expertise to conduct workshops with our students. The topics that are covered in the workshops vary from pattern making and draping; animation illustration; Denim and washing; learning skills like Crochet; workshops with practicing designers who start with a brief and continue till product prototypes, Hair and Makeup workshop with the industry like Titan on designing new Time Wear. In house faculties conduct workshops on printing and dying; turban tying etc as part of the curriculum.

FAQs

I have a Bachelor’s degree in a non-design stream. Am I eligible for M. Des. in Fashion Design at UID?

Yes, you are eligible for M. Des. in Fashion Design. All you need is a curious and willing mind!

What should I include in my portfolio for admission to the Fashion Design and Lifestyle department?

Your portfolio should reflect your individual aesthetic and highlight your skills in 2D/3D drawing, 3D model making, the process of design creation, and any other area of interest. You may also include your extracurricular skills like photography, dance, music, poetry, sports, etc. It is advisable to keep the portfolio concise & crisp.

Is drawing skill a requirement to get into the programme?

Basic drawing skills will surely help you in Design Aptitude Test. It is a good idea to practise drawing regularly as it helps you present your design ideas. Start exploring and enjoying different drawing mediums. Fashion-specific drawings and illustration techniques will be taught to you during your classes at UID.

Is stitching skill a requirement to get into the programme?

Knowledge & skills in stitching are not required for admission. The basics of stitching are taught as part of the programme.

What kind of subjects/courses will I study in the Fashion Design and Styling programme?

The Fashion Design and Styling programme at UID offers a well-balanced, hands-on and industry-focused curriculum of theory and practical courses, taught over 4 years in an Undergraduate programme; and 2 years in Post graduate programme. The details of semester-wise subjects/courses are shared on the website in the department section. The B. Des. Fashion & Styling & M. Des. Fashion Design programmes include subjects covering design conceptualizing, design process, pattern making & garment realization, material exploration, textiles, craft study, merchandising, entrepreneurship and research methodology. Students get the opportunity to study an International language as well as opt from a bouquet of Interdisciplinary electives. Internship & Graduation projects are offered to gain an understanding of the workings of the fashion industry.

Do you organize study trips?

Study trips are organized for students to sensitize them to the cultural influences and the fashion industry. The trips may include visits to heritage places, craft clusters, fashion houses, design studios, garment production units, etc. for an immersive experience as per the requirement of the courses. The trips may vary from local visits to outstation travels for a couple of days. Faculty members accompany the students on the study trips.

What companies have the students go to for Internships and Graduation Projects?

Our students have pursued their internships with premium designers like Rahul Mishra, Tarun Tahiliani, Meera & Muzaffar Ali, Pero by Aneeth Arora, Samant Chauhan, Nachiket Barve & national level brands like Shoppers Stop, Arvind, Vero Moda, Lee. Students have also undertaken projects with NGOs & Craft sector social enterprises like Gaatha, Craftroots, Jharkhand State Khadi & Village Industries Board & Central Silk Board among others.

What are the options after graduation & what support is available from the institute?

The students upon completion of their degree choose one of the following,

  1. Have their start-up & be entrepreneurs. The Corporate Resource Centre at UID guides as required.
  2. Go overseas for higher education. The International Relations Office at UID guides and supports the admission & visa process.
  3. Get a job in the industry. The Corporate Resource Centre at UID works with the students from their Internship onwards for aspiration mapping & placement accordingly.

What is the examination/ evaluation system?

The evaluation for each course has the following parts-

  1. Continuous Evaluation- It comprises marking regular assignments during the semester. There are points for attendance too.
  2. Mid-Term Exam- Students are evaluated through written exams and an internal jury during the mid-semester.
  3. End Term Exam- The final exam comprises of written paper for theory courses and an external jury for practical courses.

What infrastructure is available on campus?

UID provides world-class facilities at its sprawling campus. The infrastructure includes technologically advanced pattern-making and garment construction labs, a knitwear lab, a textile dyeing and printing lab, a weaving lab, a leather lab, a ceramic lab, audio-visual rooms, a library, and an auditorium. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment that provide an extensive experience in art and design. The campus also houses a Centre for Craft Innovation where students can engage in a symbiotic learning model with craftsmen & artisans from across the country for product development & diversification.

What are the class timings?

Classes are scheduled from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays. Labs are kept open after hours at the request of students if required.

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