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About M.Design Fashion Design

M.Design Fashion Design is offered by the Department of Fashion & Lifestyle

Course Structure

Semester 1

KU Core Courses

  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Development

Programme Common Courses

  • Culture and Environment
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Digital Visualization

Programme Core Courses

  • Fashion & Contextual Perception
  • Textiles for Fashion
  • Fashion Studio Basics
  • Elective I
    1. Fashion Illustration Basics
    2. Personal Styling Basics
    3. Fashion Surface Basics

Semester 2

UID Core Course

  • Professional Development

Programme Core Courses

  • Digital Tools for Fashion
  • Fashion Studio Advanced
  • Fashion Merchandising & Retail
  • Design Project 1
  • Elective 2
    1. Fashion Visualisation
    2. Fashion Surface Advanced
    3. Fashion Styling Fundamentals

Semester 3

UID Core Courses

  • Research Methodology
  • Entrepreneurship Development

Programme Common Course

  • Internship

Programme Core Courses

  • Fashion Innovation & Sustainability
  • Fashion Forecasting & Branding
  • Design Management
  • Portfolio Design
  • Design Project 2
  • Elective 3
    1. Fashion Curation
    2. Fashion Studio Couture
    3. Fashion & Crafts

Semester 4

Programme Common Courses

  • Design Research
  • Graduation Project
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Areas of Mastery

  • master of fashion design - pret indian and western wear design Fashion Illustration
  • master of fashion design - high fashion wear design Textile and Fashion Concepts
  • master of fashion design includes textile design and innovation Fashion Styling and Curation
  • master of fashion design - fashion styling design Merchandising
  • master of fashion design - high fashion wear design Sustainability and Crafts
  • master of fashion design - fashion styling design Digital Prints and Graphics

Career Prospects

  • Learning Model
  • Master Class
  • Workshop
Learning Model
Learning Model of M.Design Fashion Design
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.

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


Workshop for Fashion Design



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 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 programme at UID offers a well-balanced, hands-on and industry-focused curriculum of theory and practical courses, taught over 2 years in Post graduate programme. The details of semester-wise subjects/courses are shared on the website in the department section. M. Des. Fashion Design programme includes subjects covering design conceptualizing, design process, pattern making & garment realization, material exploration, textiles, craft study, merchandising, entrepreneurship and research methodology. 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,
i. Have their start-up & be entrepreneurs. The Corporate Resource Centre at UID guides as required.
ii. Go overseas for higher education. The International Relations Office at UID supports and guides the admission & visa process.
ii. Get a job in the fashion/ styling 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-
i. Continuous Evaluation- It comprises marking regular assignments during the semester. There are points for attendance too.
ii. Mid-Term Exam- Students are evaluated through written exams and an internal jury during mid-semester.
iii. 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.