Fashion Design

Fashion Design

Degrees offered: B.A., B.A.(Hons), B.B.A, B.Des, B.E /B.Tech, B.F.A., B.Sc.

What is Fashion Design

From the past few years, fashion design has become more of a necessity. It has come to take over our consciousness to the extent that whatever we buy or wear today should definitely make a fashion statement. As the fashion industry is developing in every aspect, courses related to fashion have also emerged and made its place in the academic field. Today there are many Fashion Design courses at UG and PG levels. The courses groom students according to the requirements of the fashion world. Students get to learn a lot about fashion designing, textile industries, fashion management and other such things.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Fashion Design

Colleges and institutes have set certain eligibility criteria that students should meet if they want to apply for admissions in Fashion Design courses. Generally, most of the colleges follow the same eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria for UG Courses:

  • Students seeking admission in Fashion Designing courses at UG level must have passed their class 12th examination with not less than 50 per cent from a recognised board in India.  

  • They may have to appear for entrance exams like NID DAT, UCEED and NIFT Entrance exam.

Eligibility Criteria for PG Courses:

  • Students applying for PG courses in Fashion Designing must have passed bachelor’s programme in a related field with not less than 50 per cent from a recognised college/ university in India.

  • They may have to appear for entrance exams like IIAD, CEED, NID DAT and many others.

Eligibility for Diploma Courses:

  • For admission in Diploma courses, students must have completed 10+2 level from a recognised board in India with not less than 40 - 50 per cent.

Fashion Design Entrance Examination

Many colleges and institutes admit students in various fashion design courses on the basis of the scores fetched in entrance exams conducted by them. The eligibility for appearing in the entrance tests is set by colleges and institutes accordingly. Some of the entrance exams for fashion designing courses are –

1. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Exam: NIFT is one of the most prestigious institutes for fashion and designing. NIFT conducts its entrance exams for various UG and PG courses offered at the institute. NIFT is headquartered in Delhi and has its branches in 15 other major cities of India.

2. National Institute of Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT): NID is one of the pioneers in offering fashion education in India.  NID offers Bachelor of Design and Master of Design courses and students seeking admissions in any of these courses need to clear NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT mains.

3. Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)IIT Bombay conducts the CEED for students seeking admission into Master of Design courses including Master of Design in Fashion Design. A great number of colleges accept CEED scores for admissions.

4. Indian Institute of Art and Design Entrance Exam (IIAD): This is a very popular institute for fashion designing courses like BA in Fashion Design, MA in Fashion Design, BA and MA in Fashion Business Management. It conducts entrance exams and studio or interview rounds for UG and PG courses respectively.

5. Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED): UCEED is taken by a large number of students seeking admission in UG courses for design, including fashion design. The entrance exam is conducted by IIT Bombay, and it covers as many as 24 colleges.

6. Pearl Academy Entrance Exam: Pearl Academy is a very renowned name in fashion education. The academy is famous for its fashion designing courses and various specialisations offered by it. The academy conducts an entrance exam in three cycles every year– January, April and June. Once a student clears the entrance exam, he/ she will have to appear for an interview or studio round.

Scope of Fashion Design in India and Abroad

The Fashion industry and businesses related to it are growing every day, encouraging a global appeal of its services. Its growing prospects have developed high demands of courses related to fashion at various levels of academics. The everyday use of fashion in terms of clothes, interiors, jewellery or products has widened the horizons of the discipline and has been engaging a lot of students and recruiters lately. The international as well as domestic fashion businesses have amplified which have opened career choices for fashion design aspirants. Students who are able to successfully complete their courses in Fashion Design get recruited by international and domestic fashion brands and companies, magazines, big labels and can even start their own independent fashion business.

Course Fees Fashion Design

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
18.40 K
B.Voc. in Fashion Design at ZA Islamia PG College, Siwan
6.80 K
BFD in Fashion Design at Ranchi Women's College, Ranchi
25.04 Lakhs
B.Des in Fashion Design at ISDI School of Design and Innovation, Mumbai
11.36 Lakhs
B.Des in Fashion Design at National Institute of Fashion Technology, Shillong
10.00 K
P.G.D in Fashion Design at Singhania University, Jhunjhunu
2.60 K
M.A. in Fashion Design at University of Allahabad Allahabad
14.49 Lakhs
M.A. in Fashion Design at Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur
9.35 Lakhs
M.Des in Fashion Design at National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar Campus
80.00 K
Diploma in Fashion Design at Baba Saheb Ambedkar Technical Education Society, New Delhi
15.00 K
Diploma in Fashion Design at SR Government Polytechnic College, Sagar
6.64 Lakhs
Ph.D in Fashion Design at Karnavati University, Gandhinagar
15.00 K
Diploma in Fashion Design at SR Government Polytechnic College, Sagar
3.00 K
Diploma in Fashion Design at Arya Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kurukshetra
2.50 K
Diploma in Fashion Design at Government Bilasa Girls PG College, Bilaspur
25.44 Lakhs
Diploma in Fashion Design at Pearl Academy, Kolkata
1.15 Lakhs
Diploma in Fashion Design at University Institute of Engineering and Technology CSJMU, Kanpur

Course Subjects

The subjects of this course are set such that it maximises the candidate’s creativity. They expose one to several new techniques and trends, thus, keeping one on his or her toes. They help one hone the design skills and take it to the next level. Listed below are a few subjects in the course –

  • History of Fashion
  • Fashion Design
  • Apparel Design and Development
  • Design Process
  • Colour in Designing
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Merchandising
  • Knitwear
  • Dyeing and Printing of Fabrics
  • Leather Designing
  • Introduction to Textiles
  • Art Appreciation

Careers in Fashion Design

The course of Fashion Design is not just about fashionable clothes; it is also about textiles, fabrics, knitwear, interior designs, jewellery designs and many more. A fashion design student can become a fashion designer, consultant, entrepreneur, and many other things. A graduate in Fashion Design can be recruited as designers for various labels, companies, and business houses. He/ she can even start his/ her own fashion venture and pave his own way. A Bachelor in Fashion Design, wanting to go for his/ her further studies has a lot of specialisation options to pick and choose from. The global appeal of fashion can even push a Fashion Design student abroad easily.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Fashion Design Job Profiles


Job Profile

Job Description


Fashion Designer

Design apparels and costumes for fashion labels and fashion companies.


Fashion Stylist

Give the best look to the client by choosing the best costume, accessories and makeup.


Fashion Merchandiser

Work on marketing strategies and publicity of the brand/ company one works for.


Fashion Coordinator

Coordinate fashion events of the company and supervise important departments.


Quality Controller

Check the quality standards of fashion products and make sure that the products are processed under the guidelines published by the Quality Control Board.


Top Recruiters:

  • Pantaloons
  • Levi’s
  • Van Heusen
  • Snapdeal
  • Ajio
  • Benetton
  • Swarovski India
  • ITC Limited
  • Sabyasachi Mukerjee
  • Rohit Bal
  • Varun Behl
  • Reid & Taylor
  • AND
  • Lifestyle
  • Allen Solly
  • Global Desi
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Shoppers Stop

Required Skillset for Fashion Design

Fashion Design students can be successful in their courses if they develop certain skills to help in bringing out the fashion expert within them:

1.   Artistic and Creative Mind: A Fashion Design student must have a very artistic and creative mind so that he/ she can be very innovative and, at the same time, very original with ideas and designs.

2.   Business Acumen: A Fashion Design student must know how to design cost-effective and high-in-demand products that will be profitable in the long run for the business.

3.  Strong Imagination: A fashion design student has to visualise a lot before penning down the design which is possible only if he/ she has a very strong imagination which will help him/ her to visualise the design and make modifications as and when necessary.

4.  Great Observation Skills: Students must have the power to observe the requirements, settings, demands and on-going fashion trends before designing a product. They should have an eye for details, not even small details should be missed.

5.  Sketching and Drawing Skills: Fashion designing courses are all about sketching and drawing. Students will have to be absolutely phenomenal with their sketching skills.

6.  Research-oriented: Students must be research-oriented so that they can understand the demands and needs of customers, observe various fashion trends, work on establishing cost-effective methods and researching on adopting new and innovative designs.

Course Curriculum for Fashion Design

The Fashion Design curriculum is primarily based on designing techniques, textile, fashion illustrations, sketching, understanding various technologies used in fashion, analysing recent fashion trends, and lots and lots of drawings.

Questions related to Fashion Design

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how much rank will be needed for fddi noida in fashion design course.and I am from general background

harshita sharan Student Expert 23rd Feb, 2021

Hello Dear,

FDDI stands for Footwear Design and Development Institute, Noida to offer admission into design courses. It offers B. Des. (Footwear Design & Production), B. Des (Leather Goods & Accessories Design), BBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise), B.Des (Fashion Design), M D es (Footwear Design & Production) and M Des (CAD).As the cutoff of every course are different so please mention the name of the course.

Good Luck


fddi AIST 2019,2018, sample paper

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 23rd Feb, 2021


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good afternoon sir/madem I have done B. A. but I should do fashion designer in bachler or master please help me

Neha Kanwar 17th Feb, 2021


Well I would say that it all depends upon your interest areas. As you should never go against your interest and it's never too late. So, if you sre interested in fashion designing and want to make it as a career then you must go on with it. Fashion Designing has great scope and job opportunities in future.

Also, if you are more towards completing your masters then you can do that as well. So, basically it is you who can decide best for yourself.

Hope it helps.

Good Luck!



Ayush 10th Feb, 2021

Hello Candidate,

Fashion technology is one of the imaging and demanded streams in the modern world, because of the modernization in fashion apparels and the highest standard of living.

Here are some of the best colleges in India for fashion technology-

1. National Institute of Fashion Technology Delhi

2. ARCH Jaipur

3. National Institute of Fashion Technology Gandhinagar

4. Indian Institute of Fashion Technology

5. National Institute of Designing

6. National Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore

Hope this information helps you!!


which is the best career option fashion design and chartered accountant? and why?

harshita sharan Student Expert 9th Feb, 2021

Hi Dear,

Both Fashion Designing and Chartered accountancy exposes you to different career option. You can do best in any of these depending on the area of interest. If you are a student from commerce background and believes in working hard and is having a inclination towards accountancy and other subjects then I'll recommend you to choose chartered accountancy. And if you are someone who is interested in fashion designing then go for the best fashion designing schools for great career.

good Luck

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