The school of Fashion Design at FDDI offers students a matchless introduction to the Fast-Paced, Creative, and Energetic Fashion Industry. Fashion education under this program aims to nurture creativity while providing a rigorous grounding in the practical and technical skills needed for career success. Our close ties with the Industry let us immerse the students in what’s happening now in this fast-changing field exposing them to the real demands and practices of the fashion world preparing students for success at every level, from haute couture to ready-to-wear to mass market.


Career Prospects in Apparel Sector:

The apparel Industry is the second largest Industry in India. More than 81% of the population below 45 years of the age is fashion conscious. Fashion designers and management experts foresee an average growth of about 10-15% for the Indian fashion Industry in the coming years.


Also the onset of the International fashion market in India has given an impetus to the fashion Industry which has emerged as the booming Industry and a career as a fashion designer is like a pot of gold. Because of this wide reach of fashion Industry, it is estimated that plentiful employment opportunities will be created in the field of fashion technology in recent future. This makes fashion Industry the dream destination of many young women and men who aspire for a glamorous and well-paid job.


Fashion designing is one of the most lucrative, appealing, glamorous and exciting career options in today's world. If you have a penchant for creativity, style and originality, a career in fashion designing is the one tailor made for you. On one hand, the fashion Industry satisfies both the creative fancies and the materialistic needs of the people. On the other hand, it promises glamour, fame, success and a high pay package to the talented people.

As a professional fashion designer you can also work as:
• Costume Designer
• Fashion Consultant
• Personal Stylist
• Technical Designer
• Graphic Designer
• Fashion Coordinator
• Fashion Journalist
• Freelance Designer
• Fashion Merchandiser
• Visual Merchandiser
• Quality controller
• Fashion Faculty
• Entrepreneurs and form their own company.


Experiential Immersion:

With our close ties to the Industry the curriculum is designed to nurture creativity while providing a rigorous grounding in the practical and technical skills needed for career success, exposing the students to the real demands and practices of the fashion world.


The curriculum includes a fashion show which is organized by the students each year. The students get hands on experience of designing, stitching, styling and organizing a fashion show. For craft documentation the students travel to different part of the country and stay there with the craftsmen, to understand and learn our native crafts and embroideries.


Also the students get ample opportunities to work backstage with designers learning the entire look and feel required for professional models for the ramp shows. They also visit factories, printing and textile mills, and designer showrooms to enhance classroom studies.



Programme Details

01. UG (Fashion Design)

Course Code: 06
Duration: 3 Years (Six Semesters)
Eligibility: 10+2 / Intermediate (Candidates appearing in 10+2/ Intermediate may also apply.)
Age Limit: Max. 25 years as on 31st July 2015

Number of Seats: Noida campus – 60, Fursatganj campus – 60, Chennai campus -60, Kolkata campus - 60 & Rohtak Campus-60 & Jodhpur campus - 30

Course Aim:

This is a four years course for the development of creative talent of young minds, who plan to become Professional Fashion Designers. It widens their abilities through Research, Observation of the methods for the creation of an innovative and individual fashion collections. This programme is intended to create Design professionals who can understand the new dynamics of global business environment within a framework of business ethics and corporate governance and meet the ever growing demand of the Apparel and Design sector in a highly modernized setup.

Course Structure:

This is a Four years programme in fashion design teaching the knowledge and skills involved in design, Production, and Visualization of fashion. The conceptual approach to design work is developed via exploration of Styling, Material Skills and Constructional as well as Technical Production Requirements, and then implemented in artistic projects.

First year is planned to prepare the broad spectrum of skills and design concept understanding required to progress for specific areas in Fashion, Textile and Communication. Develop understanding and awareness of Historical, Social and Cultural context of fashion with emphasis on design techniques.

Second year is devoted to promote Technical Expertise and Design Excellence, Introduce students to various commercial aspects of the apparel Industry. Developing skills and knowledge in technical areas of garment manufacturing.

Third year students learn to produce patterns and construct garments for fashion design Industry using advanced techniques, besides providing them the knowledge and skills in Merchandising and Pricing Policies, Global study of cultural, Economic and Scientific aspects of textile and Apparel Industry.

In the Fourth year students are exposed to advanced technical insights in various design spheres. It prepares students to integrate the trends/ designs with the demands of the Industry. They are familiarized with the actual professional practice and culture of the apparel Industry.

Course Contents:

Elements of Design, Principles of Design, Colors, Material Exploration, CAD, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Forecasting, Portfolio Development, Kids, Women, Men’s Collection, Surface Ornamentation, Communication Skills, Design Drawing, Fashion Studies, Cultural Studies, Communication, Computer, Photography, Textile Studies, Fashion Management, Fashion Retailing, Pattern Making & garment construction draping/grading, Fashion & Apparel Merchandising, Production Methods & Quality Control, Visual Merchandising, Accessory Design & Home Furnishings.

Career Prospects:

This programme prepare students to start their career as Designers with Garment Manufacturers, Export Houses, Retail Organizations, Brands and Lifestyle Products etc Fashion Stylist, Product Development Design Houses, Fashion Coordinators, Fashion Publishers.


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