BDes in Fashion Design | (4 Years)

School of fashion
Programme Specifications

Duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent from any Recognized Board/University
Awarded By: Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (Institution of National Importance by Act of Parliament No.35/2012)
Entrance Process: General Aptitude Test, Creative Ability Test, Statement of Purpose & Interview

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

 

The Fashion Design programme at the Whistling Woods International School of Fashion aims at creating a strong foundation in various aspects of Fashion Design. Students benefit from a rich educational experience that equips them to succeed in the global fashion industry. Our priority is to encourage each of our students to develop their personal brand of imagination, creativity and style; to help them acquire knowledge, skills and experience needed to realise personal ambitions and to find their unique voice as Fashion Designers.

The curriculum is a blend of fixed learning outcomes with ample room for upgrades as required to keep with the changing industry scenario.

In addition to regular on-campus/online classes, we incorporate practicals and live training on and off the campus. This is aided with an adequately equipped Resource Centre and Design Labs, interactions with other Schools within the college and specifically curated Guest Lectures and Masterclasses which are delivered by a dedicated team of experts which include practicing designers/industry specialists.

Modules are led by experienced faculty with specific knowledge in their respective fields. Students are taken on field visits to work with artisans and clusters as well as manufacturing units. This training enhances their insight into the genesis of garments, textiles, weaves, trims and crafts and thus are well-trained to create garments of every type and form. Students are taught textiles and craft, and a module on Indian Textiles and heritage gives them a comprehensive idea of what it entails to be a well-rounded Fashion Designer.

Out-of-classroom learning includes internships that are sought through the college employment team as well as self-sourced. Ranging from 4 months extensive industry experience to short-term projects students are encouraged to gain as much experience as they can to help them hit the ground running as soon as they graduate.

The campus is a conducive hub where creativity and talent come together whether in common spaces daily or at annual college festivals and sports events that students are encouraged to participate in. Students can find spaces that boost their thought process, find inspiration for a number of elements around, nature being one of the foremost.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES

India is the second largest producer of textiles and garments in the world. The Indian textiles and apparel industry is expected to grow to a size of US$ 223 billion by 2021, according to a report by Technopak Advisors. Abundant availability of raw materials such as cotton, wool, silk, jute, including sustainable fibres like banana fibre and woodbark, coupled with a skilled workforce has made the country a sourcing hub.

The textiles industry has made a major contribution to the national economy in terms of direct and indirect employment generation and net foreign exchange earnings. The sector contributes about 14% to industrial production, 4% to the gross domestic product (GDP), and 27% to the country’s foreign exchange inflows. Thus, growth and all-round development of this industry has a direct bearing on the improvement of India’s economy.

Textiles and Apparel industry provides direct employment to over 45 million people. Textiles sector is the second largest provider of employment after agriculture. Cotton production supports 5.8 million farmers and 40-50 million people in allied sectors.

The textiles and apparel industry in India has strengths across the entire value chain from fiber, yarn, fabric to apparel. The Indian textile and apparel industry is highly diversified with a wide range of segments ranging from products of traditional handloom, handicrafts, wool, and silk products to the organized textile industry in India. The domestic textiles and apparel industry stood at $108.5 bn in 2019-20 of which $75 bn was domestically consumed while the remaining portion worth $28.4 bn was exported to the world market.

Further, the domestic consumption of $75 bn was divided into apparel at $55 bn, technical textiles at $15 bn and home furnishings at $5 bn.

While exports comprised of apparel exports at $12 bn; home textiles exports at $4.8 bn; fabric exports at $4 bn; yarn exports at $3.8 bn; fiber exports at $1.8 bn and others at $2 bn.

Export of Cotton Yarn/Fabrics/Made ups, Handloom Products Etc. was valued at $1297.82 bn in August 2021 with a positive growth of 55.62% over exports of $833.95 bn in August 2020.

Export of RMG Of All Textiles was valued at $1235.11 bn in August 2021 with a positive growth of 13.99% over exports of $1083.53 bn in August 2020.

Fashion Design graduates may set up their own fashion house or work with a reputed designer, couture house or brand . Graduates can also work as Costume designers or Fashion Stylists for various streams of media. Visual Merchandisers, Fashion Show Coordinators, Fashion Photographers, Fashion Illustrators and Pattern makers are other areas where our Fashion Design graduates find employability. Pursuing a Masters program is also an eventuality.

Semester I Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Foundation Design 1
2 Introduction to Design Culture
3 Introduction to Semiotics/Semiology
4 Art and Aesthetics I
5 Theory1
6 Foundation Drawing 1
7 Colour and Composition 1
8 Digital Tools and Media 1
9 Workshops 1
10 Projects 1
11 Introduction to design Methodologies
12 English Language
13 Creative Writing
14 Personality Development, Makeup and Grooming
15 Pattern Making and Garment Construction I

Semester II Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Foundation Design II
2 Art and Aesthetics II
3 Theory 2
4 Foundation Drawing II
5 Colour and Composition II
6 Digital Tools and Media II
7 Workshops II
8 Projects II
9 Textiles 1
10 Fashion Illustration and digital design 1
11 History of fashion clothing 1
12 Pattern making and apparel construction 2
13 English Literature
14 Culture Studies I

Semester III Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Art and Aesthetics 3
2 Basics of Production Design
3 Culture Studies II
4 Textiles 2 (Indian)
5 Fashion Illustration and digital design 2
6 History of Fashion clothing 2
7 Pattern Making and Apparel Construction 3
8 Business of Fashion I

Semester IV Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Fashion Futures
2 Trend Forecasting
3 Introduction to Design Culture
4 Fashion Media 1
5 Advance Pattern Making & Couture Finishes – 1
6 Advance Illustration and digital design 1
7 Business of Fashion 2
8 Fashion Studio

Semester V Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Fashion Media II
2 Advance Pattern Making & Couture Finishes – II
3 Advance Illustration and digital design II
4 Business of Fashion 3
5 Professional Portfolio Development
6 Business of Fashion 3
7 Fashion Studio

Semester VI Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Advance Pattern Making & Couture Finishes – 3
2 Professional Portfolio Development II
3 Tech Fashion
4 Internship

Semester VII Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Business of Fashion 4
2 Pathway to Film making
3 Research for Final Project
4 Entrepreneurship and Business of Fashion.

Semester VIII Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Filan Collection
2 Fashion Collection
3 Fashion Film
4 Design Thesis
Students’ Work
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2019
Visual Merchandising
Quick Links
Industry Speak
Masterclass with Daniela Ciancio
Masterclass with Gavin Miguel