M.Design (M.Des.) Fashion Design is offered as part of Department of Fashion & Lifestyle

M.Design (M.Des.) Fashion Design is offered as part of Department of Fashion & Lifestyle

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.

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