Course - Overview

PGFD course provides a broad intake of graduates from any discipline to imbibe an integrated approach to design and technical subjects with thorough market understanding. This course features a dynamic curriculum that fuses creative expression with technical and business aspects to make a signature statement for its creator. Combining technical expertise and contemporary practices with aesthetic skills, sustainability, branding and brand management, meeting consumer aspirations, learning the process of material collation to creating a final product, are key elements of this course.

Features: The PGFD course has a live industry project module which provides exposure to real-time deadlines, target markets, costing besides other aspects. Students also get a rigorous exposure to domestic and international design trends besides understanding the finer aspects of design, textiles, communication and visual representation. Pearl Academy has been associated with Brands and Designers like Liva, Biba, W, FBB, Upasna Studio and Anomaly for a strong industry alliance.

Career Prospects:

Pearl alumni have made their mark in the fashion industry by companies like Orient Craft, Shahi Exports, Chabbrra 555. Others kickstarted their career with designers like Rohit Bal and Neeru Kumar or even established their own label eg- Vaishali Shadangule, Mandira Wirk, Kritika Dawar Ashita Singhal and Abhishek Tibrewal. Students have also marked their presence at international competitions of James McGuire and awarded international funding for business plans. Key career paths include:

As employed professionals, students will enter into positions like:

  • Assistant Designers
  • Stylist
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Freelance Designers
  • Design Consultants
  • Entrepreneurs

Students of this course will have employability in:

  • Design Houses
  • Export Houses
  • Buying Houses
  • Craft Sector
  • NGOs
  • Forecasting Agencies
  • Fashion Enterprise
  • Retail Fashion Brands

Curriculum

Level 1

The first semester of the course deals in laying down the basic design foundation. Students of Semester 1 will deal with the fashion design process, visualisation & presentation techniques, contextual design studies, and communication.

Level 2

This level concentrates on providing students with a holistic understanding and skills of core subjects, such as fashion form & function, traditional textiles & crafts, and portfolio development. The focus is to impart core-based knowledge and acquire relevant skills in fabric development to develop an understanding of the design process, keeping in mind the trends and the forecast.

Level 3

Students take their previous educative principles and evolve it to a higher, complex, and sophisticated stage of understanding. They engage in the application through projects – often sponsored by the industry – and, therefore, coming to terms with reality of the world in the learning space. They also learn about business studies & entrepreneurship and effortlessly integrate these design methodologies with business practices.

Level 4

This semester provides the maximum scope to design one’s own final research brief and implement it successfully. This enables 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.

Students' Work

Have a glance at some of the stellar work executed by our students.

Faculty

An Italian origin fashion designer, he has lived and studied out of England which helped him develop an eclectic signature, accuracy for details, and a new-age approach to design. His curiosity and aptitude to learn about the various facets of design have allowed him to win two prestigious competitions, namely the 2003 Award as the "Young Designer Of The Year" in Bristol and the 2008 Award of being an "Emerging Talent In Rome.

Career Path

Our 360° comprehensive learning-based model opens up multiple avenues and opportunities for students.

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  • Garment Technologist

  • Retail Buyer

  • Fashion Illustrator

  • Merchandisers

  • Textile/Fabric Designers

  • Fashion Stylist

  • Creative Head for Fashion Boutique

  • Fashion Blogger

  • Accessory Designer

  • Fashion Consultant