M.A. Fashion Design

Course Overview

The Master of Arts (MA) in Fashion Design program is an advanced and specialized graduate course that caters to the needs of aspiring fashion designers looking to elevate their creative skills and industry knowledge. This program offers an immersive experience, allowing students to delve deep into design principles, advanced garment construction techniques, sustainable fashion practices, and innovative technologies. With an emphasis on conceptual design, trend forecasting, and critical analysis, the MA in Fashion Design equips graduates to become leaders in the fashion industry, fostering their ability to create groundbreaking collections, contribute to sustainability in fashion, and excel as visionary designers.

Course Highlights
  1. Discover the world of fashion design and business which will enable them to enhance their practical skills for Fashion Design and illustration.
  2. Acquire more specific and appreciation of all factors that influence fashion, trends analysis, garment design and production, fashion styling and branding.
  3. Fashion sector is in constant evolution and people desire to show their strong identities through what they wear.
  4. The program is apt for people with passion to work in the fashion world.
Course Commencement

Date : August 2024

Eligibility

The qualification required to apply for the program is a minimum of 50% marks in the respective bachelor's degree from a recognized university

Career Path

At the end of this course students acquire managerial skills to enable them to succeed in managerial roles in highly competitive multi-chain organization.

Career Opportunities include:
  1. Fashion Designer
  2. Trend Forecaster
  3. Fashion Buyer
  4. Fashion stylist and Merchandiser
Curriculum Structure

Courses across the Semesters for M.A. Fashion Design are as below:

Semester 1
  1. DESIGN STUDY AND VISUAL RESEARCH
  2. FUNDAMENTALS OF FASHION AND APPAREL
  3. FASHION ILLUSTRATION
  4. TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF INDIA
  5. CULTURAL STUDIES AND ETHNOGRAPHY
  6. PRINTING, DYEING AND WET PROCESSING
  7. INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA
  8. RESEARCH ARTICLE I
Semester 2
  1. PATTERN DRAFTING AND GARMENT CONSTRUCTION
  2. FABRIC STUDIES
  3. DESIGN PROCESS AND MANAGEMENT
  4. FASHION RETAIL MANAGEMENT
  5. APPAREL MERCHANDISING
  6. FASHION TEXTILES: CRAFT AND TECHNIQUES
  7. TECHNICAL DESIGN METHODOLOGY FOR FASHION
  8. PC1 I : RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECT
  9. RESEARCH ARTICLE II
  10. SOCIAL NETWORKING

Semester 3
  1. PATTERN DRAFTING & GARMENT CONSTRUCTION 2
  2. FASHION COLLECTION REALISATION
  3. TREND RESEARCH AND FASHION FORECAST
  4. IP RIGHTS IN FASHION
  5. FASHION VISUAL MERCHANDISING
  6. DIGITAL MARKETING FOR FASHION
  7. PCL II - RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECT
Semester 4
  1. FASHION PORTFOLIO
  2. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - INTERNSHIP
  3. MAJOR PROJECT - FASHION COLLECTION
  4. PCL III - RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECT
  5. RESEARCH ARTICLE III

Note:
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 M.A

Upon completing the MA in Fashion Design program, graduates have a wealth of exciting opportunities at their fingertips. They can pursue careers as -

  1. creative directors
  2. head designers
  3. design consultants
  4. fashion educators or researchers

Opportunities also exist in sustainable fashion, trend analysis, and design entrepreneurship, enabling graduates to shape the future of fashion while making a meaningful impact on the industry and society as a whole. Furthermore, they can apply for PhD programs too if their inclination is towards teaching or research related work


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