M.Design Fashion Design

M.Design Fashion Design

The Masters programme in Fashion Design is conceptualized to prepare innovative professionals possessing a creative vision and aesthetic sensibilities with strategic, practical and critical skills to take on responsible roles in the fashion industry. The graduates will develop a distinctive edge and identity through diverse projects and an intra-disciplinary pedagogy with a focus on tactility, form and image through comprehensive inputs and specialization in textiles, bespoke fashion and fashion styling. The impetus is to prepare future leaders who are adaptive, digitally savvy, effective communicators, responsive, dynamic and have a research oriented attitude and critical mind-set to create a niche for themselves in the multi-faceted fashion industry.

School of Fashion Design
The Fashion Design 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, Knitwear 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.
  • 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 courses 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.
  • The pedagogy engages students in an in-depth industry experience, which includes industry internship followed by a Graduation project. The emphasis is on experiential learning with hands-on experience of professional practices.
  • Strong impetus on collaboration and engagement with the prominent Indian and International professionals, industry, academic institutions and organizations such as IFFTI, Cumulus, WDO, ADI, WGSN to develop new practice, paradigms and thought leaders

Course Structure

  • Basic Design
  • Digital Lab
  • Fashion and Contextual Perception
  • Textiles for Fashion
  • Personal Styling
  • Fashion Studio Basics
  • Fundamentals of Fashion Styling
  • Fashion Studio Advanced
  • Fashion Visualization
  • Advanced Surfaced Development
  • Fashion Merchandising and Retail
  • Advanced Digital Lab
  • Design Project - 1
  • Industry Internship
  • Bespoke Fashion Studio
  • Textile Innovation and Sustainability
  • Fashion Forecasting and Branding
  • Design Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Research Seminar
  • Design Project - 2
  • Graduation Project
  • Fashion Curation
  • Fashion Innovation Lab

Areas of Mastery

  • Pret Indian Wear / Pret Western Wear
  • High Fashion/High Street
    • Textile Design and Innovation
    • Fashion Styling

Career Prospects

The programme prepares graduates who can work as a 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.

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

Fashion Design

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

M.Des. Apparel Design (NID); B.Des. Fashion Design (NIFT)

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

MA Illustration; BA English; Fashion Design (INIFD); Fashion Styling (LST, London); UG Product Design

Priyalakshmi Kanotra

Adjunct Faculty

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

Tarang Maheshwari

Adjunct Faculty

Diploma in Fashion Design (NIFT, New Delhi)

Lifestyle Accessory Design

Lifestyle Accessory Design

Ajay Chaudhary

Associate Director

M.Des. (Textile Design), NID Ahmedabad

Rudrajit Bose

Assistant Director

Design Graduate, (NIFT, New Delhi); Graduate Gemologist (GIA, California)

Manu Joshi

Associate Professor

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (P.G.C.H.E.), Nottingham Trent University (U.K.); B.A., Lifestyle and Accessory, NIFT Delhi

Sudeep Rawat

Associate Professor

Masters in Leather Garment Design & Technology (NIFT, Delhi); B.Com, University of Pune

Aritra Roy

Assistant Professor

M.Des. – Industrial Design (Ceramic and Glass) (NID, Ahmedabad); B.F.A. – Ceramic and Glass, Shanti Niketan, Viswa Bharati University

Sarban Chowdhury

Assistant Professor

M.F.A, Ceramic and Glass Design, Kolkata; B.F.A ,Ceramic Art and Design (Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata)

Shweta Rai

Assistant Professor

B.Des. - Jewellery Design (Pearl Academy, Jaipur)

Kavita Chauhan

Adjunct Faculty

Graduate in Fashion & Lifestyle Accessory, NIFT, Gandhinagar



B.Des. - Fashion and Lifestyle (NIFT, Gandhinagar)

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



200 - 250 Fashion design is an art form that is dedicated to the creation of clothing and other accessories. A fashion design course imparts knowledge of fabrics, design, illustration, costume history, draping, and garment construction. At UID, we offer UG and PG courses in fashion design.
200 - 250 The core subjects of fashion design course at UID are design basics, history of fashion, fundamentals of fashion design, fashion trends research, fashion studio, craft and culture, materials in fashion, entrepreneurship and design business management.
The salary of a fashion designer depends on the location, hands-on experience, performance, skill set, and company. It is an excellent career option with good prospects and handsome salaries. Students can even launch their own clothing brand.
200 - 250 We don’t offer diploma in accessory fashion designing at UID. Our M Des in Fashion Styling & Communication is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in fashion styling. Graduate students with 50% marks from any discipline can apply for the course.
200 - 250 At UID, the duration of UG and PG courses in fashion designing is four years and two years respectively. Admission into the UG course requires completion of minimum 10+2 with minimum 50% (any stream). For PG course, students shall complete Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50%. Clearance of design aptitude test is mandatory.
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