M.A. (Fashion & Apparel Design)

Programme Highlights

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREER PATH WAYS :

  • Career opportunities as a Fashion Designer, Visual Merchandiser, Production Manager, Pattern Maker, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Stylist & so on
  • Opportunities in a wide variety of fields such as Apparel Production, Retail Sector, Creative Design, Pret-a-Porter, Couture Design & so on
  • Pursue careers in academics & research, government and semi-government undertakings & management of not-for-profit businesses.
  • Entrepreneurship

IN NUMBERS

08-Foundation Courses
12-Core Courses
08-Generic Elective Courses
04-Specialization Core Courses  
04-Specialization Elective Courses
12-Audit Courses

QUICK FACTS

  • 2 Years – 4 Semesters – Full Time
  • Outcome Based Education (OBE)
  • Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)
  • Credit and grading system
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PROGRAMME DIFFERENTIATORS

  • Education that prepares you for life.
  • Enriched programme structure with a fine blend of core, elective, audit and foundation courses designed to provide in-depth knowledge and requisite skills.
  • Experiential and blended learning that enhances effectiveness of classical teaching – learning methods.
  • Expertise – led by in house faculty and augmented by visiting, guest and adjunct faculty as well as accomplished advisory board members.
  • Employability focus integrated through the curriculum, right from the first semester.
  • Enabling environment for nurturing Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Ecosystem that enables holistic development of learners through focused curricular, research co-curricular, extra-curricular, industry connect professional development and extension and CSR initiatives.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information, but makes our life in harmony with all existence” - Faculty / Quote by educationist

CURRICULUM

Create the lifestyle you desire

The M.A. in Fashion & Apparel Design this is a creative, project-based course focusing on the dynamic between creativity, technology and business awareness. The course develops the critical and creative, and technical and professional skills necessary to advance practice and stimulate innovation in the fashion industry. Students will explore the boundaries of creative fashion design and develop digital skills utilizing a range of prototyping technologies. The course will challenge you to re-examine the underpinning methodologies and ways of working that characterize creative practice in fashion. You will be encouraged to challenge the boundaries of traditional & contemporary fashion design, practice, manufacture, and explore the creative opportunities offered by new ways of working.

The course will equip you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the international fashion business and marketing, enabling you to apply and integrate this into the creative design and making process.

Throughout the course, you will develop new experimental approaches to fashion and Apparel design, strengthening your own practice and developing new creative, technological and commercial skills.

PEO1: Prepare graduates for careers in, but not limited to - the Fashion Design, Design Managers, Apparel Production, Fashion Stylist, Freelance designers and Visual merchandisers.

PEO2: Familiarize students with computational techniques and software typically used in the Design arena.

PEO3: Provide a good grounding in the best practice of collating and disseminating information.

PEO4: Teach students to explore various Trend Analysis & Product Conceptualization of Fashion and Technology in the real-world.

At the end of the programme the learner will be able to

PO1: Integrate knowledge, skill and attitude that will sustain an environment of learning and creativity.

PO2: Develop an understanding of various Trend Analysis & Product Conceptualization.

PO3: Apply critical and contextual solutions on variety of Visual Merchandising and Promotion Strategies subject matter.

PO4: Develop logical and creative thinking for the solutions for Apparel Manufacturing & Merchandising

PO5: Develop self-confidence and awareness of general issues prevailing in the society.

GA1 : Deep knowledge of Fashion Design and Technology

GA2 : Conventional and Digital media tools and techniques and Presentational skills

GA3 : Research Skills

GA4 : Independent, strategic thinking

GA5 : Effective and Confident Designer

GA6 : Ethical and Social Awareness

GA7 : Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurship

GA8 : Life Skills

The method of instruction (pedagogy or teaching-learning processes) shall be determined by the requirements of a course, the learning objectives, learning outcomes & the learner’s context. However, the following methods of instruction shall be commonly used: Lecture Sessions, Practical, Simulations, Field Work, Group Exercises, Projects, Self-Learning Materials (SLMs), Self-study, Seminars, Study Tours, Training Programmes, Workshops.

During the course students are encouraged to opt for dissertation in lieu of a generic elective course. During semester III and IV, as a part of generic core courses, students are required to take up live projects in an industry to align their theoretical knowledge and its application. Industry based live projects allow students to gain valuable work experience while they’re still studying in college. They pave way for self-empowerment through skill building and hands-on-training.

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