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Fashion Design Course Overview

Course Overview

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design is an opportunity to take up a creative career in clothing. It holds great potential for employment opportunities in the rapidly expanding designer label, luxury brands, apparel retail brands and ready-to-wear fashion industry. In the current competitive environment, a fashion designer needs to be equipped with knowledge, skills and professional attitude to give shape to creative ideas through technical interpretation.

The special feature of the course is that it provides for a broad intake of graduates from any discipline to imbibe an integrated approach to design technical subjects with thorough market understanding. The course provides opportunities to students to gain live experience through industry interaction, internship and live projects to learn and better professional practices. It helps develop students with a holistic perspective of complete product development process right from concept to consumer. Semester Two onwards students undertake “women’s wear” industry projects. Students also understand the practices of the industry better from the industry exposure they come across through industrial visits to design houses, export houses, process houses, and dying printing units. Experts from the industry are often invited for discussions on specific topics and to bring students up to date in the state of art technology implemented and used widely in the industry.

Teaching methods will evolve in this semester to develop students towards greater independence and enable them to embrace the self-study mode and research methods. The final semester provides the maximum scope to design own final research brief and implement it successfully. The students have a unique opportunity to present their representative creative collections through Portfolio, which has emerged as one of the most prestigious fashion shows in Delhi. The event showcases the students’ conceptual skills, creative talent, material & technical knowledge and market awareness. The show provides students a fabulous platform to launch their design careers.


Semester 1 :

The first semester of the course is treated in laying Basic Design Foundation. Students of semester 1 deal with Fashion Design Process, Visualization and Presentation Techniques, Contextual design studies and Communication.

In general, the structure, treatment and content is appropriate to address student preparation for and orientation to the broad spectrum of skills and concepts suitable to the following learning of modules Fashion Form and Function, Traditional Textiles & Crafts, Business Studies, Entrepreneurship, Integrated Project, and producing a coordinated collection for the Final Design Project as planned respectively for Semesters 2, 3 and 4 of the PG Diploma in Fashion Design.

Semester 2 :

In this semester, the learning concentrates on the holistic understanding and skills of core subjects i.e. Fashion Form and Function, Traditional Textiles & Crafts and Portfolio Development. The focus is to impart core-based knowledge to acquire basic skills in fabric developments and understanding of design process keeping in mind trends and forecast. The students learn to conceive design ideas and develop designs as per the design briefs/trend.

Semester 3 :

In third semester, students take their previous learning to a higher, complex and sophisticated stage of understanding and engage in application through projects, often sponsored by industry, and, therefore, coming to terms with reality of the world in the learning space. They also learn about Business Studies & Entrepreneurship and effortlessly learn integrate design with business.

Semester 4 :

Forth semester, a student engages in final work leading to the Post-Graduate Diploma. This semester provides the maximum scope to design own final research brief and implement it successfully. This facilitates a student to achieve a very meritorious final work, and to demonstrate a well-honed, highly specialized, application of significance to the chosen discipline in Fashion.


  • Assistant Designers
  • Stylists
  • Entrepreneurs

Graduates will work with:

  • Design Houses
  • Export Houses
  • Buying Houses
  • Handloom Sector
  • Retail Fashion Brands
  • NGOs and Developmental Sector
  • Forecasting Agencies
  • They are also encouraged to set up own enterprises.

Duration : 2 Year

Eligibility : Graduate in any discipline,

Location : Delhi, Jaipur, Noida, Mumbai

Validation: Domus Academy, Milan


  • Divyam MehtaAlumnus
  • Mr.Ashok VajpeyiFormer Chairman
    Lalit Kala Academy
  • Eminent Chief GuestsPortfolio 2014
    Chief Guests
  • Divya MalikStudent
    MA Fashion Marketing
  • Niharika PandeyAlumni
    Fashion Design
  • Abdul Halder- AlumniAbdul Halder- Alumni
    Fashion Design
  • Vaishali S- AlumniVaishali S- Alumni
    MA Design Fashion and Textile
  • Joyeeta Kar – AlumniJoyita Kar - Alumni
    Fashion Styling & Image Design
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