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About B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design

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

Course Structure

Semester 1


  • Professional Communication
  • Leadership Lab


  • Art, Design and Culture
  • Visualisation & Representation
  • Material Exploration
  • Digital Tools-1
  • Design Process
  • Basic Design

Semester 2


  • Thinking Skills


  • Design Criticism and Aesthetics
  • Form Space and Structure
  • Digital Tools-2
  • Discover Design in India
  • Figure Drawing & Representation
  • Yarn Craft Techniques
  • Integrated Foundation Project – Fashion Design & Styling

Semester 3


  • Professional Ethics


  • Creative Coding


  • Programme Elective – 1 (any one)
    1. Studio- Textile Structure
    2. Studio-Textile Surface
  • Programme Elective – 2(any one)
    1. Studio-Ideation- Women’s Wear
    2. Studio- Ideation- Men’s Wear
    3. Studio-Ideation- Kid’s Wear
  • KU Open Elective – 1


  • Apparel Lab 1- Fundamentals
  • Fashion Materials & Textiles
  • Fashion Design Process
  • Fashion Representation
  • Fashion: Culture & Evolution

Semester 4

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Tinkering Studio


    • Programme Elective – 3(any one)
      1. Studio- Indian wear
      2. Studio- Western wear
    • Programme Elective – 4(any one)
      1. Social Immersion- Experiential Craft Study
      2. Social Immersion- Traditional Indian Textiles
    • KU Open Elective – 2


    • Creative Surface Techniques
    • Apparel Lab 2- Classics
    • Fashion Image & Identity
    • Fashion Representation & Photography
    • Sustainability in Fashion

Semester 5


  • Internatonal language – LEVEL 1
    1. German
    2. Italian
    3. Spanish
    4. French


  • Programme Elective – 5 (any one)
    1. Studio- Fashion Jewellery
    2. Studio- Leather Accessories
  • Programme Elective – 6 (any one)
    1. Studio- Athleisure wear
    2. Studio- Denim wear
  • Programme Open Elective – 1 (any one )
    1. Interaction Design (IxD)
      • ID1: Microinteractions
      • ID2: Introduction to Universal Design Systems
    2. Interior and Furniture Design (IFD)
      • IFD1: People and Environment
      • IFD2: Spatial Interaction
    3. Animation and Digital Media (ADM)
      • ADM1: Digital Art
      • ADM2: Introduction to Sound and Music
    4. Automobile and Transportation Design (ATD)
      • ADM1: Automotive Design Drawing-I
      • ADM2: Physical Modelling-I
    5. Visual Communication
      • VC1: Typography 1
      • VC2: Illustration
    6. Product Design (PD)
      • PD1: Materials and Technology
      • PD2: Introduction to Universal Design
    7. Game Deisgn & Simulation
      • GDS1: Character Sculpting
      • GDS2: Matte-painting-I


  • Apparel Lab 3- Knits & Denim
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • 3D Fashion
  • Print Design
  • Fashion Promotion & Forecasting


  • Apprenticeship

Semester 6


  • International Language – LEVEL 2
    1. German
    2. Italian
    3. Spanish
    4. French


  • Programme Elective -7 (any one)
    1. Studio- Intimate Wear
    2. Studio-Structured Apparel
  • Programme Elective – 8 (any one)
    1. 3D Fashion Representation
    2. Strategy & Branding
  • Programme Open Elective -2 (any one )
    1. Interaction Design (IxD)
      • ID3: Social Networks
      • ID4: Digital Bio Application
    2. Interior and Furniture Design (IFD)
      • IFD3: Parametric Design
      • IFD4: Crafted by Nature
    3. Animation and Digital Media (ADM)
      • ADM3: 2D Digital Animation I
      • ADM4: Graphic Narratives
    4. Automobile and Transportation Design (ATD)
      • ATD4: Automotive Design Drawing II
      • ATD5: Physical Modelling II
    5. Visual Communication
      • VC3: Illustration
      • VC4: Infographics
    6. Product Design (PD)
      • PD3: Introduction to Universal Design
      • PD4: Internet of Everything
    7. Game Deisgn & Simulation
      • GDS3: 2D Game Asset Creation and Integration
      • GDS4: Matte-painting-II


  • Research Methodology


  • Interdisciplinary Design Project
  • Apparel Lab 4: Contour & Structure
  • Fashion Portfolio

Semester 7


  • Internship
  • Creative Direction for Fashion
  • Atelier- Luxe
  • Studio- Fashion Forward


  • Design Management

Semester 8


  • Graduation Project


  • 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

  • Learning Model
  • Master Class
  • Workshop
Learning Model
Learning Model of B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design and Styling
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.

Master Class
Master Class

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.



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 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.