There are many career opportunities in every area of education. Hence, the choice is wide. Students think ‘out of the box’ in choosing a career, with great planning- based on their skills and the higher scope of job opportunities open for them.
Fashion Designing is one such career option. In this session, we will discuss broadly this wonderful career in designing.
Fashion Design is an art of implementing the design, attractiveness, and the beauty to clothing and respective accessories. Designing is influenced by cultural and social perspectives, having evolved over time and place.
Designers have their own innovative ways of designing the clothes as well as related accessories such as the bracelets and necklace. Due to the time taken for the garment or the costume to get launched in the market, the designer must expect certain changes in the tastes and likes of the consumer.
Street fashion is completely different from luxury fashion.
A thorough research is done by the designers on the latest trends and illustrated to their audience. These designs are then used by the manufacturers.
Clothes are designed, which are both functional and appealingly pleasing. Factors such as who would wear the costume, the context for wearing it are considered. Designers have a great range and a combination of materials to create a costume, also a great choice of colors, patterns and styles.
Certain clothes are customized according to the person’s choice. Presently, most costumes are designed for the commercial purpose, more specifically casual and daily wear called the ready-to-wear.
Let us have a look at the course details.
Fashion designing can be chosen as a graduation or a diploma course. Most students choose this career option after 12th.
There are related courses in Fashion Designing you could choose from, after 12th. Here is the list of the most recommended Fashion designing courses, with eligibility:
|B.Sc. Fashion Designing||3 years|
|B.Des. in Fashion Designing||4 years|
|B.A. in Fashion Designing||3 years|
|BFA- Fashion Design(B.F.A)||4 years|
|B.A (Hons.) in Fashion Design||3 years|
|Bachelor of Fashion & Apparel Design||4 years|
|BBA- Fashion Design||3 years|
|Integrated: B.Sc with M.Sc (Design)- Fashion Design||5 years|
|B.Sc. (Hons). In Fashion Designing||4 years|
|Bachelor of Fashion Design||3 years|
|Dual: Diploma with B.Design in Fashion||6 years|
An aspirant must have passed 12th in any stream with an aggregate of 50% marks. There would also be a written test, group discussion and interview, through which you need to get into the merit list.
On completion of any of these courses in Fashion designing, aspirants would get into training, that comprises internship to acquire the current demand in the international market. The top colleges where you can get the best knowledge on Fashion designing are NIFT, NID, IIFT, IIAFT, and IEC.
There are a few courses suitable for students who passed 12th in Commerce. They are as follows:
Moreover, there are a few job-oriented courses in Fashion Designing after completing 12th.
A few years ago, there were limited traditional courses in Fashion designing. As time passed, more professional courses were added to provide more and better job opportunities to maximum aspirants. Following are the top job-oriented courses:
Textile designing is the most basic course in the fashion domain, without which the industry will not succeed. The B.Design is the abbreviation of Bachelor of Design.
The duration of this course is 4 years, helping the students learn the basics of the fashion industry, comprising production methods, textile fabricating, instruments, raw materials, techniques etc.
On completion of the course, there are plenty of opportunities for the aspirants to choose from; textile factories are one of them.
One of the prominent branches in Fashion designing, it deals with promoting, branding and marketing. The course is completed in a span of 4 years, which is split into 8 semesters.
As you complete the course, there would be a lot of job opportunities, out of which you can choose to work as Fashion Assistants, Fashion Advisers, Stylists, Designers, Sales Executive, Area Operation Manager, Fashion Journalist etc. You could expect an average salary of 0.8 to 8 lakhs, depending on the skills and experience.
This is a unique programme, enabling students to learn the concepts and the business level skills required in the fashion industry. This course comprises knowledge about the entire process of taking the clothes from the designers to the retailers and finally to the consumers.
Through this course, aspirants are given a deep knowledge of advertising, store-planning, visual marketing and promotions. When considering the job opportunities on completion of this course, you could get into retail departmental stores, importing companies, boutiques, wholesale stores etc.
The job profiles you could look for are Design Development Coordinator, Visual Marketer, Assistant Buyer, Product Line Manager etc.
This is a Post-Graduate Diploma course in Fashion Designing. A diploma course is a great opportunity for aspirants who dream of a career in a creative area. The course enables you to work for luxurious brands, retail fashion chains, designing labels etc.
As you complete this creative course, a lot of doors with opportunities will be open, such as the Design Houses, Export houses, handloom industries, Universities & Colleges, Retail Fashion Brands etc., where you could work as Stylist, Costume Designer, Visual Journalist, Fashion Photographer, and Apparels Marketer.
Besides, there are colleges and universities which accept aspirants through entrance exams. Let us discuss the entrance exams to be taken up for seeking admission in Fashion Designing.
|Name of Entrance Exam||Conducting Authority||Programmes Offered|
|NIFT Entrance Exam||National Institute of Fashion Technology||Fashion Design Leather Design Accessory Design Textile Design Knitwear Design Fashion Communication BFTech Apparel Production MFTech|
|Pearl Academy Entrance Exam||Pearl Academy||Fashion Design Fashion Styling & Image Design Fashion Media Communication Communication Design Fashion & Lifestyle Business Management Global Luxury Brands Management Fashion & Lifestyle Ecommerce Interior Architecture & Design Product Design Jewellery Design|
|NID Entrance Exam||National Institute of Design||Bachelor of Design Master of Design|
|CEED||IIT Bombay||Master of Design|
|UCEED||IIT Bombay||Bachelor of Design|
|AIEED ( All India Entrance Exam for Design)||Arch Academy of Design||
BVA ( Bachelor in Visual
|SOFT Entrance Exam||School of Fashion Technology||Fashion Design Fashion Communication Textile Design Fashion Apparel Design + BSc FD Bachelor in Fashion Design Knowledge Force|
|AIFD WAT||Army Institute of Fashion Design||BSc FAD MFAD MFRM|
|FDDI AIST||Footwear Design and Development Institute||Bachelor of Design- Footwear Bachelor of Design- Fashion Leather Accessory Design Bachelor of Design- Fashion Design Bachelor of Design- Retail & Fashion Merchandise Integrated Design Programme MBA –Retail & Fashion Merchandise MBA- Footwear Design & Producation M. Des. Creative Design CAD/CAM|
|IICD Entrance Exam||Indian Institute of Crafts and Design||Diploma in Soft Material Application Diploma in Hard Material Application Diploma in Fired Material Application|
|SET for Design||Symbiosis Institute of Design||Communication Design Industrial Design Fashion Communication Fashion Design|
|SEAT||Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology||3 year UG technical programme 4 year UG professional programme 1 year PG diploma programme 2 year PG professional programme 2 year PG arts programme PhD programme|
|UID Aptitude Test||Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID)||Bachelor of design Master of Design|
The duration completely depends on the type of the course you have chosen; such as the Bachelor’s degree, Integrated programme, diploma, or a Masters degree. You can choose any of these, based on the career prospects offered by each course.
In this session, we discussed different courses related to Fashion designing, eligibility to apply for the course after 12th, different entrance exams and the duration of the course. Hope you choose the right programme under this creative course.