B.A. Fashion Design

Course Overview

The School of Design, Media, and Creative Arts at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) stands out as one of the best Fashion Designing colleges in Bangalore. A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fashion Design programme is a comprehensive undergraduate course that melds artistic creativity with technical expertise, equipping students with the essential skills and knowledge to thrive in the competitive realm of fashion. Through a curriculum encompassing design principles, fashion history, pattern making, textile science, and trend analysis, students develop the ability to craft unique garments and accessories. With a strong emphasis on portfolio development and industry internships, graduates are prepared for diverse careers as fashion designers, stylists, and entrepreneurs, capable of meeting the evolving demands of the fashion industry while expressing their artistic vision.

B.A. Fashion Design Course Highlights

This programme at one of the best design colleges in Bangalore will lay the foundation for strategic research in the domain, understanding of design attributes, development and realisation of products and accessories for various niche markets

Course Commencement

Date : August 2024

Duration of Study:

4 Years (8 semesters)


The minimum qualification required to apply is a pass in the 10+2 examination in Science or Commerce from PUC / ISC / CBSE or an equivalent board. A course recognized as equivalent thereto by the University.

Career Path

We focus and train students to pick up traits such as:

  1. Fashion Designer
  2. Trend Forecaster
  3. Fashion Buyer
  4. Fashion stylist and Merchandiser
  5. Product Developers
Curriculum Structure

Candidates admitted into the B.A. Fashion Design programme in Communication Design undergo a common Foundation Year. Students are introduced to developing their design sensibilities with several experiential opportunities. The design courses students get to experience the design foundation through are:

Semester 1
  1. Theory of Design
  2. Design Software I
  3. Basics of fashion Illustration
  4. Industry Overview 1: Design and Society
  5. Language Courses
  6. English Communication 1
  7. Mind Management and Human Values 1
Semester 2
  1. Fabric Study
  2. Fashion Illustration I
  3. Apparel Construction I
  4. Language Courses
  5. PCL I
  6. Mind Management and Human Values

Semester 3
  1. Fabric Surface Ornamentation
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Introduction to Fashion Communication
  4. Fashion Communication : History and Theory
  5. History and Fashion Body Culture
  6. Apparel Construction II
Semester 4
  1. Textile Science
  2. Indian Constitution
  3. Fashion Imaging (DIGITAL)
  4. Visual Research Methodologies and Investigation
  5. Key Concepts in Styling
  6. PCL III

Semester 5
  1. Apparel Production
  2. Design Software II
  3. Portfolio Development
  4. Visual Merchandising for Fashion
  5. Fashion Branding and Marketing Strategies
  6. Fashion Trend Forecasting
  7. Indian traditional Textiles
Semester 6
  1. Industry Overview 2 : Intership
  2. Fashion Photography
  3. Personal Project : Fashion Communication
  4. Art Direction in Fashion
  5. PCL III
  6. Project : Sustainable Fashion

Semester 7
  1. Advance Research Methodology 1
  2. Collaborative Project
  3. Foreign Language 1
Semester 8
  1. Advance Research Methodology 2
  2. Foreign Language 2

Courses on offer are subject to change between semesters or academic years depending on relevant recommendations from experts in industry, academia and other important stakeholders

Exploring Opportunities Following B.A

As one of the top design colleges in Bangalore, graduates with a BA in Fashion Design possess a unique skill set that allows them to conceptualise, design, and develop innovative products. They work across industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, and more. Graduates can use their design skills to start their own design firms or product companies, bringing their innovative ideas to the market. Some opportunities and prospective roles that students can pursue after completing a BA in Fashion Design are:

  1. fashion designers
  2. fashion stylists
  3. fashion merchandising
  4. trend analysis
  5. fashion journalism
  6. costume design for film and theater

Moreover, graduates can explore entrepreneurial endeavors by launching their own fashion startups or engaging in fashion marketing and PR roles. With a blend of creativity and technical skills, fashion design graduates are well-equipped for a dynamic and rewarding future in the ever-evolving world of fashion.

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