Have you ever had a question about how to start your journey in fashion designing? Then you have come to the correct place.

This blog will guide you through the different fashion design courses available in the market.

Fashion design is like a vast ocean where you need to explore more and be updated with the latest trends. Why so?

As people fashion need changes so do the trends get updated. So to be on par with ongoing trends you need to enroll in a fashion design course.

Fashion designing requires a technical and creative understanding of upcoming fashion trends, leading colour palettes, and much more. It demands you to put in 200% effort in order to become an excellent new-age designer. A well-rounded and detailed fashion design course will aid you in becoming the next Sabyasachi or Manish Malhotra. Let’s explore these courses and discuss what will be a perfect choice for you.

B.Des (Bachelor of Design)

B.des is a full-time course available in various fields such as fashion design, textile design, accessory design and much more. Over time the bachelor of design has broadened its scope and encompassed new courses such as Multimedia design, game design, fashion communication and more. 

Today we will be discussing Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design

  • B.Des in Fashion Design

The diploma in fashion design consists of fashion styling, new trends, science and textile, etc. Below is everything you need to know about the course.

Duration 3-year
Examination type Semester Pattern
Eligibility Candidates in the general category should have 50% in the 10+12 State, CBSE or equivalent board. For the reserved category, it is relaxed up to 45%.
Admission through Entrance of NIFT, NID, Pearl academy
Top colleges INIFD decan, National institute of design(NID), IIT, Pearl academy
Job Profile  Textile designer, Merchandiser, Fashion influencer

 

  • B.Des in Accessory Design

Bachelor in Accessory design contains subject of designing and accessories that can be paired with ethnic and modern attire. Below is everything you need to know about B.des Accessory design.

Duration 4 years
Examination type Semesters
Eligibility The candidate should pass 10+12th like CBSE ICSE or equivalent board. SC/ST/persons with a disability have an upper limit age of 5 years of age relaxation. The candidates who passed from AICTE or a state-recognised university with 4 or 5 years of diploma are eligible for this. General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).
Admission through Entrance – NIFT, UCEED, NID Merits
Admission process Entrance test:

The candidate can appear in NIFT or entrance from college that student has to appear Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT)

Situation Test:

Based on CAT and GAT score, the candidate will be shortlisted

Counselling:

The candidate’s who are shortlisted enters in counselling i.e CAT: 50%, GAT: 30%, and situation test: 20%

Top colleges National Institute Of Fashion Technology, National Institute of Design, Pearl Academy, Symbiosis Institute of Design
Job Profile  Footwear Designer, Brand Manager, Jewellery Design, Visual Merchandiser 

 

  • B.Des in Textile Design

The Bachelor in Textile Design is for those who have a passion for studying the different textures of clothes. This programme assists students in planning and designing the appearance and structure of a fabric. Not only that, they will be able to learn about the latest trends, dyeing methods, and how to make designs according to geographical location. To help the students, below we have created a compact that will help you a better understanding of the course.

Duration 2 years 
Examination type Semester
Eligibility Candidate should pass 10+12th from a recognised board with an aggregate 50%.
Admission through Entrance- NIFT, NID, CEED

 or Merit

Top colleges International Institute of Fashion Design, VOGUE Institute of Art and Design, JD Birla Institute
Job Profile  Apparel garment designer, Textile designer, weaver, Freelance textile artist and many more
Industry Media, Fashion houses, export houses, jewellery houses, Product Designing

 

  • B.Des in Knitwear Design

The bachelor of knitwear design degree is intended for professionals with an interest in knitted clothing. This course will help the student to learn the latest technologies ( Textile Design) and conceptualise the design and translate it into real design. Below is everything you need to know about B.des Knitwear Design

Duration 4 Years
Examination type Semester
Eligibility The candidate should score 50% in 12th class from recognised board
Admission through Entrance: NIFT, CEED, DAT

Merit or direct

Top colleges IIT Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati
Job Profile  Knit fabric Designer, Buyer,  Merchandiser, Visual merchandiser, Stylists

 

  • B.Des in Fashion Communication

The Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication focuses on four domains: Fashion Media, Graphic Design, and Fashion Thinking. This graduation degree will teach the student how to capitalise on the design. Below is everything you need to know about B.des Fashion communication.

Duration 4 years
Examination type Semester pattern
Eligibility The candidate should score 50% in 12th class from recognised board
Admission through Entrance exam: It consists of aptitude and personal round

Merit-based: It is depended on the marks on 10+12th

Top colleges Amity university
Job Profile  Fashion advertiser, Event manager, Fashion consultant and many more
Industry Television industry, Ad agency, design studios, MNCs and many more 

 

B.Sc (Bachelor of Science)

B.Sc is a full-time 3- to 4-year course available in a variety of fields including computer science, information technology, fashion design, textile design, accessory design, and many others. Over time, the Bachelor of Science has broadened its scope and encompassed new courses such as Artificial Intelligence and Educational Technology, fashion technology and more. So let us understand what the graduation courses and requirements are for fashion design.

 

  • B.Sc in Fashion Design

Fashion design is a specialised course that deals with domains such as jewellery design, garment design, footwear design and many more. It involves developing design skills and knowing how to make them saleable in the industry, such as fashion, garments, textiles, etc. We’ve compiled a list of details that will assist you in making your journey easier. 

Duration 3 years
Examination type Semester 
Eligibility Candidates must have a minimum aggregate of 50% in 10+2 from a recognized board. They should clear the entrance exam such as NIFT, CEED, NATA etc. Depending on certain colleges there is relaxation for reserved category (SC/ST).
Admission through Entrance exam and Merit
Top colleges National Institute of Fashion and Technology (Mumbai & Delhi), Symbiosis International University, National Institute of Design and many more
Job Profile  Fashion Coordinator, Fashion Consultant, Pattern Maker
Annual Salary ₹ 300000 to ₹ 1000000

 

  • B.Sc in Fashion and Apparel Design

A Bachelor’s in fashion and apparel design is a study of design, pattern, and how to combine these perfectly to create an artistic design. This undergraduate programme is offered by most state and national-level colleges. Below are the further details of the undergraduate program:

Duration 3 years
Examination type Semester-  2 semesters per year
Eligibility Candidates must have a minimum aggregate of 50% in 10+2 from a recognized board. 
Admission through Entrance exam (NIFT, CEED, NATA) and personal interview
Top colleges National Institute Technology (Mumbai & Delhi), Symbiosis International University, National Institute of Design and many more
Job Profile  Fashion Coordinator, Fashion Consultant, Pattern Maker
Annual Salary ₹ 300000 to ₹ 1000000

 

B.FTech (Bachelor of Fashion Technology)

The Bachelor of Fashion Technology(B.Ftech) curriculum entails an introduction to various techniques such as apparel manufacturing technology, information technology, quality management, artificial intelligence, etc. Apart from this, the course covers various aspects of design, fashion elements, raw materials, and various technologies involved in manufacturing. To get into this course, there are a few criteria, such as

Duration 4 years
Examination type Semester- 2 per year
Eligibility Candidates must have a minimum aggregate of 50% in 10+2 from a recognized board. 
Admission through Entrance exam or Merit
Top colleges National Institute of Fashion Technology,

MGU Kerala – Mahatma Gandhi University, 

Institute of Fashion Technology and Apparel Design Women College

Job Profile  Technical Artist, Pattern Grader, Fashion Merchandiser

 

Master’s Courses

 

  • M.Des (Master of Design):

The Master of Design helps the students to understand 4 curricula, namely: environmental instructional system, methods, narratives, and public. During the 4th semester, students will be equipped with expertise that will help them in their growth. To make you aware of the course details, we have included the following details:

Duration 2 years
Examination type Semester- 2 per year
Eligibility Bachelor’s degree in Design/Architecture/ Interior design/ Fine arts or in any stream with at least 50% marks from a recognized degree.
Admission through Entrance exam or Merit
Top colleges National Institute of Fashion Technology,

MGU Kerala – Mahatma Gandhi University, 

Institute of Fashion Technology and Apparel Design Women College

Job Profile  Sustainable Development Officer, Design Evangelist, Insight Officer, Design Thinker, Visual Designer
Average Salary  3 to 8 LPA
Top recruiting companies  Wipro technologies, Infosys Limited, Godrej & Boyce, Craft canvas

 

  • M.Sc (Master of Science)

A Master of Science degree is a more specialised course that focuses on specific subjects such as design, fashion management, fashion business, design and research, botany, biotechnology, microbiology, environmental sciences, food sciences, life sciences, and so on. To make you aware of the course details, we have included the following details:

Duration 2 years
Examination type Semester- 2 per year
Eligibility Bachelor’s degree in Design/Architecture/ Interior design/ Fine arts or in any stream with at least 50% marks from a recognized degree.
Admission through Entrance exam or Merit
Top colleges National Institute of Fashion Technology,

MGU Kerala – Mahatma Gandhi University, 

Institute of Fashion Technology and Apparel Design Women College

Job Profile  Design Evangelist, Visual Designer, Design Thinker, Insight Officer,  Sustainable Development Officer
Average Salary  3 to 8 LPA
Top recruiting companies  Wipro technologies, Infosys Limited, Godrej & Boyce, Craft canvas

 

  • M.FTech (Master of Fashion Technology)

M.FTech offers a comprehensive package that provides subjects relating to the engineering of patterns using manual methods and computer-aided design and construction of garments. Besides this, students learn the basic mechanisms of new-age automated machinery. The course also gives insights into plant layout, industrial engineering, and maintenance engineering related to the manufacturing of fashion goods.

Duration 2 years
Examination type Semester- 2 per year
Eligibility Bachelor’s degree in any relevant discipline from a recognized college or university with an aggregate of at least 55% marks
Admission through Entrance exam or Merit
Top colleges National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad 
Job Profile  Technical Artist, Pattern Grader, Fashion Merchandiser

 

  • M.F.M (Master of Fashion Management)

This programme will provide the student with unrivalled opportunities all over the world. The courses combine a wide range of business skills that will prepare them for the global fashion and luxury industries. Some institutes provide unique opportunities for meeting with professionals and top companies that help in getting global exposure to fashion trends, management, and new models. To help you, we have created a complete list of things required, colleges and many more.

Duration 2 years
Examination type Semester- 2 per year
Eligibility Bachelor’s degree in any relevant discipline from a recognized college or university with an aggregate of at least 55% marks
Admission through Entrance exam or Merit
Top colleges National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad 
Job Profile  Technical Artist, Pattern Grader, Fashion Merchandiser

 

Diplomas and Certification Courses

The Fashion Design Diploma is a good career for those who want to complete their fashion design studies in one year. The students will be able to understand the technicalities and provide them with training that will point to their portfolio. Some diploma courses are

  • Diploma in Fashion Design: A diploma in fashion design is a skill-based course where students learn about the basics of clothing and manufacturing, dress designing, marketing etc.
  • B.Des in Fashion design: A diploma in fashion design consists of fashion styling, new trends, science and textile, etc. 

 

Conclusion:

Due to the short duration of the diploma course, you may feel it is the best career option, but a degree or B.Des will give you all the necessary skills to succeed in your life.

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