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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.

Department of Fashion & Lifestyle
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

(KU Common Courses)
  • Communicative English
  • Leadership Development LAB 1
Core (Common Foundation)
  • Culture and Environment
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Digital Visualization
Core (Departmental Specific)
  • Fashion & Contextual Perception
  • Textiles for Fashion
  • Fashion Studio Basics
  • Elective I
    1. Fashion Illustration Basics
    2. Personal Styling Basics
    3. Fashion Surface Basics
Core (Common)
  • Professional Development
Core (Departmental Specfic)
  • 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
Core (Common)
  • Research Methodology
  • Entrepreneurship Development
Core (Departmental Specfic)
  • Fashion Innovation & Sustainability
  • Fashion Forecasting & Branding
  • Design Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Portfolio Design
  • Design Project 2
  • Elective 3
    1. Fashion Curation
    2. Fashion Studio Couture
    3. Fashion & Crafts
Core (Common)
  • Design Research
  • Graduation Project
  • Internship

Areas of Mastery

– Fashion Styling
– Pret Fashion
– High Street
– Textile Design and Innovation
– Fashion Forecasting & Branding
– Fashion Curation

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.

Department of Fashion & Lifestyle

Department of Fashion & Lifestyle

Department of Fashion & Lifestyle - 19

Taruna Vasu

Associate Director - HOD

Diploma in Fashion Design, NIFT, Ghandhinagar; PGCHE from NTU, UK; M.A. Drawing and Painting - Rajasthan University; B.A (GPEM, Drawing and Painting & History), Rajasthan University

Anu Jain

Assistant Professor & Additional Director

MBA (Marketing), Pondicherry University; B.Des. (Fashion Design), National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi

Member of Karnavati University

Vivek Karmokar


Master of Fine Art, College of Art, Delhi University; Bachelor of Fine Art, College of Art, Delhi University

Sweta Dhruvit Dalal


B. Des (Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories),National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar

Karolina Piech

Assistant Professor

MA of Fine Arts (Fashion Design), Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium; BA of Fine Arts (Fashion Design), Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Paresh Jayhari Chatterjee

Mentor -Associate Director

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Vishwa Bharti University, Shantiniketan, West Bengal; PG in Textile (Industrial Design) National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Ajay Bisht

Assistant Director

B.A.(History) Hindu College, Delhi University; PG Diploma in Garment Manufacturing Technology, NIFT, Mumbai

Kakoli Biswas - Faculty of Karnavati University

Kakoli Biswas

Associate Professor

Bachelor of Fine Arts Textile Design Banaras Hindu University M.Des in Textile Design and Development, NIFT, Delhi

Sudeep Balbir Singh Rawat

Associate Professor

M. Des, NIFT, New Delhi; PG Diploma Program (Leather Garment Design and Technology), NIFT, New Delhi B.Com.,Ness Wadia College of Commerce, University of Pune

Aditya Chauhan

Assistant Professor

B.Des National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar

Akhil Tamta

Assistant Professor

Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design National Institute of Fashion Technology Delhi.

Anahita Suri

Assistant Professor

B. Des Fashion Design, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

Kavita Aditya Chauhan

Assistant Professor

B. Des (Fashion & Lifestyle Accessory Design), National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar

Kiran Jha

Assistant professor

M.Phil. - Diaspora Studies (Central University of Gujarat); M.F.M. (NIFT, Bhubneshwar); M.A. (Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata); B.A. (University Of Burdwan)

Krupa Mistry

Assistant Professor

M.V.A, Creative Sculpture (MSU, Vadodara); B.V.A, Sculpture (MSU, Vadodara)

Kumud K.

Assistant Professor

M.Design in Fashion Design, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar B.Design (Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Mahima Nand

Assistant Professor

MBA (Fashion Management) NIFT, Bhopal; Bachelor of Fashion Design, INIFD, Dehradun; Diploma in Textile Designing,ONGC Academy, Dehradun

Meenakshi Omprakash Verma

Assistant Professor

M.Des (Design space) NIFT, Mumbai; B.Tech in Fashion & Apparel Engineering, The Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences, Bhiwani

Pritam Saha

Assistant Professor

M.Des in Fashion Design, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar; B.Des in Integrated Textile & Apparel Design, NID, Ahmedabad

Ranjan Kumar

Assistant Professor

B.Des in Fashion Design, NIFT, Gandhinagar M.Des in Fashion Design, Karnavati University

Sanya Jain

Assistant Professor

B.Des, National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi

Shweta Rai

Assistant Professor

MBA (Strategic Management), Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur B.A. (Hons) Jewellery Design, Nottingham Trent University, Pearl Academy, Jaipur

Susmita Dutta

Assistant professor

M.Des. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; Bachelor of Visual Arts, Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata

Dr. Vibha Kalaiya

Assistant Professor

Ph D (Clothing & Textiles),The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodra M.F.C.Sc (Clothing & Textiles), MSU, Baroda: B.F.C.Sc (Clothing & Textiles) MSU, Baroda

Mansee Khera

Assistant Professor

B.Des., National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar; Master in Luxury Brand Management - MLBM, Domus Academy, Milan, Italy

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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