B.Des. in Fashion DesignNational Institute of Fashion Technology
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-The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination. -General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level. -3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
To meet the dynamics of fashion education, a Foundation Programme, common to all 4 year bachelor programmes in Design is designed to orient and sensitise students towards understanding of fundamentals of fashion business namely design, technology and management in the right socio-cultural perspective. The programme will focus on building the base for future learning of the design and technology function in the subsequent years.
·The Design and Technology core will encompass a strong integrated skill and knowledge base essential to the fashion industry. An overview of apparel industry shall provide inputs on the socio-economic, traditional and cultural aspects of the industry, which would lead to ideation, conceptualisation and communication. Exploration with various materials and study of general and material science will enhance basic understanding and appreciation of manufacturing process leading to product realisation. To understand the intricacies of design, inputs in geometry and visualisation and representation shall be part of the Foundation Programme.
·The Management core will focus on the close nexus between the manufacturer, consumer and the commercial environment on one hand and the various infrastructure, administrative and human resource management on the other. The inputs in fundamentals of computer science shall be a part of the Foundation Programme.
·The Communications and Liberal Arts core will address the essential socio-cultural perceptions and contexts: the evaluation and development. Envisioning and inculcating ethical and aesthetic values would lead to understanding and expression of physical, psychological and ergonomic concerns.
Students will be introduced to various aspects of Fashion Design education through subjects like Fashion Illustration and Design, Fashion Studies, Elements of Textiles, Surface Development Techniques and History of Costumes. Introduction to Pattern Making and Garment Construction contributes to Integrated Term Project.
The third year builds on learning from the previous year with greater departmental specialisation. The focus is on greater exposure to the complexities and nuances of different segments of the apparel industry. An industry internship during the year is an invaluable experience for students to interface between design and technicalities of production.
The final year focuses on niche specialisations and electives with emphasis on Research and Development. The final semester culminates in a Design Collection, where students present their collections in a show.