The Masters programme in Fashion Design is conceptualized to prepare innovative professionals possessing a creative vision and aesthetic sensibilities with strategic, practical and critical skills to take on responsible roles in the fashion industry. The graduates will develop a distinctive edge and identity through diverse projects and an intra-disciplinary pedagogy with a focus on tactility, form and image through comprehensive inputs and specialization in textiles, bespoke fashion and fashion styling. The impetus is to prepare future leaders who are adaptive, digitally savvy, effective communicators, responsive, dynamic and have a research oriented attitude and critical mind-set to create a niche for themselves in the multi-faceted fashion industry.
M.Design (M.Des.) Fashion Design is offered as part of Department of Fashion & Lifestyle
Department of Fashion & Lifestyle
The Fashion Design programmes at UID enable budding design aspirants to explore and discover their individualistic aesthetic philosophy by creating innovative, ethical and responsible design professionals for a fast-evolving fashion industry. All courses are designed to develop cutting edge product, process and technical understanding narrated by a multidisciplinary and original fashion image and language. The students have the resources and contextual space to develop a macro perspective of all aspects of fashion including textiles, styling and merchandising whilst augmenting micro expertise through choice based modules in chosen areas such as sustainable fashion, craft based design, denim, lingerie and intimate wear, couture, Knitwear among many others.
Why Study Fashion Design at UID?
The course specifically focuses on techniques and technologies in fashion designing. The graduates develop critical, innovative, technical and managerial skills with respect to design sensibilities, values and socio –cultural systems.
Fashion students at UID have a distinctive eco-system of learning in a culturally progressive city with a diverse heritage and industry and a multi-disciplinary university having labs equipped with tools and techniques ranging from traditional craft based practice to the latest digital technologies
The ethos of all courses is driven with a research –oriented, iterative, inquisitive and eclectic approach with overarching critical contextualisation of culture, society, sustainability, ethics, trends, crafts, technology, market and business.
The pedagogy engages students in an in-depth industry experience, which includes industry internship followed by a Graduation project. The emphasis is on experiential learning with hands-on experience of professional practices.
Strong impetus on collaboration and engagement with the prominent Indian and International professionals, industry, academic institutions and organizations such as IFFTI, Cumulus, WDO, ADI, WGSN to develop new practice, paradigms and thought leaders
Areas of Mastery
- Pret Indian Wear / Pret Western Wear
- High Fashion/High Street
- Textile Design and Innovation
- Fashion Styling
The programme prepares graduates who can work as a Fashion Designer, Design Manager, Fashion Merchandiser, Fashion Stylist, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Critic, Fashion Buyer, Fashion Writer, Creative Director, Content Creator, Personal/Celebrity stylist, Fashion Graphics developer, Textile designer, Fashion Forecaster or Entrepreneur across a wide spectrum of export houses, buying agencies, design studios, designer labels, NGO’s and apparel retail brands.