Graduates will find career opportunities as textile designer for fashion apparel and home interior made-ups; as textile & fashion merchandisers, product developers, fabric / design samplers, buyers, print & embroidery designer and stylist in home life style brands, export, retail, craft and domestic fashion brands. Students who want to strike out on their own are well qualified to start their own enterprise.
The two years diploma course in Fashion Textile Design focuses on creating professionals with proficiency in textiles applicability in fashion industry. This program provides training in usage of suitable textiles for various fashion garments such as women’s wear, menswear, kids wear, ethnic wear etc. The course provides exposure of textiles manufacturing and the apparel industry in detailed manner.
Textile studies include techniques and processes like textile science, surface designing, weaving, knitting, embroideries, yarn craft and print design, whereas Fashion studies cover the garment construction technology along with fashion and art studies.
Students learn and understand textile design through lectures and discussions, observation, practice and application. They will get an insight into the needs of industry through market visits, surveys, master classes, presentations and workshops. At advanced level the Design Pedagogy will focus on learning through real life experience and projects such as in the Industry internship and professional briefed projects. They get exposure to textile & fashion market at international trade fairs and through institutional affiliations.
The first year of The design development process begins with nature & object drawing, elements of design, colour study, textile science, CAD, history of Indian textiles and craft, introduction to Textiles & Fashion industry. The design development process begins with nature & object drawing, elements of design, colour study, textile science, CAD, history of Indian textiles and craft, introduction to Textiles & Fashion industry. Students learn design development and technical skills with hands-on practice and material application for creative innovation and design realization.
In second year, students incorporate multiple skills and techniques for creating designs for textiles, trends and applications along with a range of advanced knowledge of the subjects that allow students to apply innovative ideas to the product brief. Exposure to industry through visits to textiles, made-ups and garment factories, interactions with experts, visits to national trade fairs provide understanding of the commerce and business aspects of textiles. All projects are hands-on practical work undertaken by students individually or in groups. The series of projects will enable students to explore the main textile techniques such as weaving, printing, dyeing, surface ornamentation and finishes.