M.Design Fashion Design

M.Design Fashion Design

The Masters programme in Fashion Design creates a unique environment for its students to experience the multi-faceted world of fashion. This degree imparts knowledge of design, illustration, fabrics, surfaces, costume history, pattern making, draping and garment construction, in preparation for a career as a fashion designer/ merchandiser. Exposure to the garment industry and the craft clusters through visits and internship nurtures the student for an exciting and dynamic life in today’s fast paced fashion industry.

School of Fashion Design
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 students are able to create, evaluate, analyse and apply their skills to all areas of chosen research, be it sustainable fashion, craft clusters, denim, lingerie and intimate wear, couture and corsetry, among many others.

Why Study Fashion Design at UID?

  • The course specifically focuses on techniques and technologies in fashion designing. The graduates develop critical, innovative, technical and managerial skills with respect to design sensibilities, values and socio –cultural systems.
  • Students are engaged at each level in understanding and honing knowledge & skills in problem discovery and resolution, critical and imaginative thinking, verbal and visual communication and appropriate technologies.
  • Pedagogy introduces the students to craft, sustainability and fashion tech as an important part of new innovations in fashion and design.
  • The pedagogy engages students in an in-depth industry experience, which includes industry internship followed by a Graduation project. The emphasis is to learn from hands-on experience of professional practices in an industry environment.

Course Structure

  • Design Basics
  • Fundamentals of Fashion Design
  • History of Fashion
  • Contextual Fashion Studies - 1
  • Fashion Studio - 1
  • Materials in Fashion - 1
  • Digital Tools and Presentation - 1
  • Contextual Fashion Studies - 2
  • Digital Tools and Presentation - 2
  • Fashion Studio - 2
  • Fashion Trends Research
  • Materials in Fashion - 2
  • Design Project - 1
  • Portfolio
  • Industry Internship
  • Digital Tools and Presentation - 3
  • Craft and Culture
  • Materials in Fashion - 3
  • Fashion Studio - 3
  • Design Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Design Project - 2
  • Knitwear / Surface Design / Kidswear
  • Graduation Project

Areas of Mastery

– Ethnic wear
– Women’s wear

Career Prospects

The programme prepares students for a wide range of careers in the Fashion Industry like mills, export houses, buying agencies, design studios, handloom and handicraft cooperatives, NGO’s, home and apparel retail brands and online stores as design merchandisers, buyers, managers, Home/Fashion Stylist and trend forecasters and work as independent entrepreneurs.

Learning Model of M.Design Fashion Design

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.

Fashion Design
(School of Fashion Design)

Fashion Design and Fashion Styling & Communication

Fashion Design and Fashion Styling & Communication

Taruna Vasu

Associate Director

PhD (pursuing) in Dept of Fashion and Textiles at IIS University; M.A. Drawing and Painting - Rajasthan University; Undergraduate Diploma in Fashion Design, NIFT Gandhinagar; PGCHE from NTU, UK

Ajay Bisht

Assistant Director

M. Des. (NIFT)

Seema Choudhary

Associate Professor

PG Diploma in Fashion Design; M.A. Fashion & Textiles, B.A. (Hons.) Economics

Anahita Suri

Assistant Professor

B.Des. - Fashion Design (Otago, New Zealand)(Collaborative Learning & Laureate Faculty in the 21st Century, Laureate International University)

Badal Kumar

Assistant Professor

B.Des. Fashion Design, (NIIFT, Punjab)


Assistant Professor

M.Des (NIFT Mumbai); B.Tech. Fashion & Apparel (MDU Rohtak); Diploma in Fashion Design (GPW Faridabad)

Mitali Kapoor

Assistant Professor


Pritam Saha

Assistant Professor

B.Des. Integrated Textile and Apparel Design (NID, Ahmedabad)

Ranjan Kumar

Assistant Professor

B.Des. Fashion Design (NIFT, Gandhinagar)

Rebecca D’Souza

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Pursuing), Fashion Business Management (LIGS University, Hawaii); Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design & Technology (Middlesex University, London)

Sharmishtha Sunil Salunke

Assistant Professor


Priyalakshmi Kanotra

Adjunct Faculty

M.Des. Design Space (NIFT, New Delhi); B.Des. Knitwear Design (NIFT, Kannur)

Tarang Maheshwari

Adjunct Faculty


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

Workshop for Fashion Design