Course - Overview

Understanding the futuristic trajectory of textiles through shifting practices, insights and technical expertise are the core elements here. This encourages learners to explore the creative world of contemporary textiles in a cultural context, to expand the traditional understanding of textiles. It fosters responsible design thinkers with a futuristic vision to take the traditional textiles to a global platform by mapping trends, new innovations, tools and techniques.

The main thrust of this course is to shape responsible future leaders and textile professionals. Students undertake projects and learn to channel their creativity to customize consumer demands and establish new business models and innovations, which are sustainable for the people and planet. A blend of traditional and technical practices are the mainstays of this course.

Features: Live projects, international exposure through an exchange program are key features of this course. The curriculum of the textile design program has varied elements: Design 60%, Technical 20%, Business 10%, Communication 10%. Students can work in a wide array of industries from Fashion, Home Furnishing, Craft sector, Automotive and to creating their own ventures.

Career Prospects:

With growing market potential for textile products, there is a wide range of career opportunities for textile designers. They can take up full-time jobs in garment manufacturing companies, fashion designing agencies, textile manufacturers, and the retail world. They can also be hired by a professional textile designer. Export houses also employ a number of textile designers. Growing opportunities are found with government sponsored and private silk, handloom, khadi, jute, and craft development organizations. With some experience, textile designers can work as freelancers by providing their designs to different organizations.

The jobs directly related to the course include:

  • Clothing/ Textile Technologist
  • Color Technologist
  • Interior and Spatial Designer
  • Textile designer
  • Lecturer in Academia
  • Printmaker
  • Product Designer
  • Retail Buyer
  • Visual Merchandiser etc.

Curriculum

Level 1

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

Level 2

The learning involved in this level focuses on providing a broad understanding and developing the skills around core subjects, such as fashion form & function, traditional textiles & crafts, and portfolio development. The focus is to impart core-based knowledge and acquire the fundamental skills in fabric development, while simultaneously understanding the design process as per the trends and forecasts.

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 the 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.

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