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B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design & Styling is offered as part of Department of Fashion & Lifestyle

B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design & Styling is offered as part of Department of Fashion & Lifestyle

Department of Fashion & Lifestyle
The Fashion Design & Styling programmes at UID enable budding design aspirants to explore and discover their individualistic aesthetic philosophy by creating innovative, ethical and responsible design professionals for a fast-evolving fashion industry. All courses are designed to develop cutting edge product, process and technical understanding narrated by a multidisciplinary and original fashion image and language.  The students have the resources and contextual space to develop a macro perspective of all aspects of fashion including textiles, styling and merchandising whilst augmenting micro expertise through choice based modules in chosen areas such as sustainable fashion, craft based design, denim, lingerie and intimate wear, couture, athleisure, knitwear among many others.

Why Study Fashion Design & Styling at UID?

  • Fashion Students at UID have a distinctive eco-system of learning in a culturally progressive city with a diverse heritage and industry and a multi-disciplinary university having labs equipped with tools and techniques ranging from traditional craft based practice to the latest digital technologies
  • The ethos of all course is driven with a research-oriented, iterative, inquisitive and eclectic approach with overarching critical contextualisation of culture, society, sustainability, ethics, trends, crafts, technology, market and business.
  • Students engage in numerous design processes, analysis of design in various fields, working with various materials and engaging in creating garments for women’s wear, men’s wear or kidswear in all categories of pret, couture and avant garde
  • The pedagogy of design course allows the students to develop a intra-disciplinary and contextual foundation in fashion with strengthening core fashion skillsets with inclusion and prominence on fashion styling, advanced textile expertise, media- make-up, photography, global business practices and social media marketing
  • There is a strong impetus on collaboration and engagement through numerous masterclass, workshops and projects with eminent Indian and International designers and professionals, industry leaders, academic institutions and organizations such as IFFTI, Cumulus, WDO, ADI, WGSN to develop new practice, paradigms and though leaders.
  • The internships and placements are done with top designers and corporations of the garment manufacturing industry. Access to our extensive infrastructure, multidisciplinary workshops in the campus and international collaborations with various international universities with respect to summer schools, summer internships and projects keep the students up to date with fashion forecasts and the world trends.

Course Structure

KU CORE COURSES
  • Professional Communication
  • Leadership Lab
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Art, Design and Culture
  • Visualisation & Representation
  • Material Exploration
  • Digital Tools-1
  • Design Process
  • Basic Design
KU CORE COURSES
  • Thinking Skills
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • 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
KU CORE COURSE
  • Professional Ethics
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Creative Coding
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective - 1 (any one)
    1. Studio- Textile Structure
    2. Studio-Textile Surface
  • Programme Elective - 2(any one)
    1. Studio-Ideation- Womenswear
    2. Studio- Ideation- Menswear
    3. Studio-Ideation- Kidswear
  • KU Open Elective - 1
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Apparel Lab 1- Fundamentals
  • Fashion Materials & Textiles
  • Fashion Design Process
  • Fashion Representation
  • Fashion: Culture & Evolution
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Tinkering Studio
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • 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(any one)
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Creative Surface Techniques
  • Apparel Lab 2- Classics
  • Fashion Image & Identity
  • Fashion Representation & Photography
  • Fashion Critique
KU CORE COURSE
  • Internatonal language -1 (any one)
    1. German-1
    2. Italian-1
    3. Spanish-1
    4. French-1
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective - 5 (any one)
    1. Studio- Active Sportswear
    2. Studio- Adaptive Apparel
  • Programme Elective - 6 (any one)
    1. Studio- Athleisure wear
    2. Studio- Denim wear
  • Programme Open Elective - 1 (any one from below)
    1. Creative Coding
    2. Experience Design
    3. Materials & Technology
    4. Introduction to Universal Design
    5. Typography I
    6. Illustration
    7. Cultural Anthropology
    8. Spatial Perception
    9. Digital Art
    10. Introduction to Sound & Music
    11. Automotive Design Drawing I
    12. Physical Modelling I
    13. Digital Modelling I
    14. Material Based Design
    15. Evolution of Body Adornment
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Apparel Lab 3- Knits & Denim
  • Apparel Merchandising
  • Apparel Merchandising
  • 3D Apparel Modelling
  • Print Design
  • Fashion Promotion & Forecasting
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSES
  • Apprenticeship
KU CORE COURSE
  • Internatonal language -2 (continuing from sem 5)
    1. German-2
    2. Italian-2
    3. Spanish-2
    4. French-2
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • 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 from below)
    1. Data Algorithms & AI
    2. Sensory Design
    3. Reduce-Reuse-Recycle
    4. Design for Special Needs
    5. Branding & Identity Design
    6. Promotional Design
    7. Urban Ethnography
    8. Parametric Design
    9. 2D Digital Animation I
    10. Graphic Narrative
    11. Automotive Design Drawing II
    12. Physical Modelling II
    13. Digital Modelling II
    14. Contextual Evolution of Accessories & Products
    15. Material Processes & Technical Manipulations
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSES
  • Research Methodology
  • Interdisciplinary Design Project
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Apparel Lab 4: Contour & Structure
  • Fashion Portfolio
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Internship
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Design Management
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Creative Direction for Fashion
  • Studio- Haute Couture
  • Sudio- Fashion Forward
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Graduation Project
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Design Research

Areas of Mastery

  • Women’s Wear
  • Men’s Wear
  • Kid’s Wear
  • Intimate Wear
  • Athleisure
  • Denim Wear
  • Haute Couture
  • Fashion Styling
  • Indian Wear
  • Western Wear
  • Craft Study
  • Traditional Textiles
  • Active Sports Wear
  • Adaptive Apparel
  • Structured Apparel
  • Fashion Forward

Career Prospects

The Fashion Design programmes at UID enables budding design aspirants to explore and discover their individualistic aesthetic philosophy. The courses help the students to build on their technical skills; critical thinking and design application. The graduates can work as Fashion Designer, Design Manager, Fashion Merchandiser, Fashion Stylist, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Critic, Fashion Buyer, Fashion Writer, Creative Director, Content Creator, Personal/Celebrity stylist, Fashion Graphics developer, Textile designer, Fashion Forecaster or Entrepreneur across a wide spectrum of export houses, buying agencies, design studios, designer labels, NGO’s and apparel retail brands. The fashion design course at UID is structured to balance theoretical inputs and skill based learning. It also incorporates an intensive co-existence & practice of technical and empathetic creative-exploratory approach to understand the role of ‘fashion’ while offering a hands-on, industry-engaged curriculum to enhance the learning process.

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