Choosing Apparel Design as a Course, Get details here

By Sanjeet Nayak

Apparel Design is a part of the Fashion Design Industry, in recent years it has become one of the most popular courses among the youth of the 21st century. This industry is very well known for its competitiveness, moreover, the workplace is enriched with numerous opportunities for being a part of the glamour world. It also provides prosperous and shinning career profiles with lucrative pay scales. Apparel/Clothes affect our lifestyle, personality, and appearance in the society in which we live in. This is where the apparel industry comes into play, providing various designs with the finest materials. An Apparel designer specifically focuses on designing, improving, and creating only one category of the garment. The main focus is on the trending fashion taste & designing, creating products like garments, footwear, ornaments, and things related to the fashion industry. Read the article to know the complete details.

What will the course focus on?

  • Tools and techniques related to design
  • Reworking on old designs
  • Various designing aspects
  • Creating new designs as per the recent trends
  • Creating aesthetic designs 
  • Managing and coordinating activities in a group


Course Name Apparel Design
Examination Type Semester
Course Level  Bachelor
Eligibility Varies with course
Admission Process Meri and Entrance based admission 
Top Recruiters ColorPlus Fashions Ltd., Silver Spark Apparel Ltd., Everblue Apparel Ltd., Raymond Luxury Cottons Ltd, J.K. Helene Curtis Ltd, Ring Plus Aqua Ltd, etc
Top Career Scopes Clothing designers, Footwear designers, Accessory designers, Costume designers, etc

Top Colleges:


Courses Duration Eligibility Entrances
B.Des  4 year Should have completed 10+2 with at least 50% marks in aggregate from any recognized Institution/University, who have completed their diploma course in any stream are also eligible, need to clear any of the Design entrance exams to get admission. CEED, UCEED, AIEED, Pearl Academic entrance exam


  • Knowledge of colors, forms, and patterns that appeal to consumers
  • Detailed, hands-on personalities
  • Creativity and originality
  • Ability to carry out projects independently
  • Well-developed business sense
  • Ability to communicate with other designers when working on a team
  • Knowledge of pattern construction, tailoring, and sewing, as well as computer-aided design software


Bachelor of Design (B. Des) in Apparel  Design

Degree Course Curriculum
Bachelor of Design in Apparel  Design History of Costume and Fashion Design, Science and Liberal Arts
Design Management
Concept Designing
Apparel Quality Procedures and Practices
Apparel Standard & Quality Control
Fabric Manufacturing and Dyeing
Auto CAD and other computer-based applications for designing
Fashion Research and Forecasting
Apparel Production and Management
Apparel Production Techniques
E-commerce in the Fashion Industry
Artificial Intelligence Application
Material Optimizing for Fashion Products 

Bachelor of Fashion Technology in Apparel Production

Degree Course Curriculum
Bachelor of Fashion Technology in Apparel Production Apparel manufacturing technology
Information Technology
Quality management
Artificial Intelligence
Fundamentals governing aesthetic and design elements
Fundamentals of management
Extensive knowledge of raw materials including fabrics and trims
Knowledge of machinery involved in the manufacturing of apparels understanding of production planning, merchandising, work-study, and quality control

Bachelor of Science in Fashion & Apparel Design (B.Sc. – FAD)

Degree Course Curriculum
Bachelor of Science in Fashion & Apparel Design Language I & II Fiber & Yarn science
Elements of Fashion & Design Pattern Making & Garment Construction
Environmental & Public Health CC & EC (Co-curricular and Extension Activities)
History of Textiles & Costumes Textile & Apparel Testing
Apparel Production Life Skills or Personality Development
Fiber Science & Analysis Fashion Illustration & Design
Indian Constitution & Human Rights Fashion Retail, Marketing & Merchandising
Apparel Computer-Aided Design Fashion Accessories
Draping Needle Craft
Textile Wet Processing Fashion Art and Design
Culture, Diversity & Society Entrepreneurship Development
Garment Surface Ornamentation Apparel Total Quality Management
Clothing Culture & Communication Fashion Portfolio & Design Collection
Indian History, Culture and Diversity

B. Des Fashion Design (relevant course including apparel designing as a main subject)

Degree Course Curriculum
B. Des Fashion Design  Introduction to Pattern Making & Draping Introduction to Textiles
Introduction to Fashion Design & Fashion Technology Fashion Theory
Social science Management
Introduction to Fashion Sketching & Illustration History of Fashion
Apparel Development Current Trends and Forecasting
Computer-Aided Design Fashion Illustration
Children wear Design Design Process
Apparel design For Fashion Men's wear Design
Advanced Draping Model & Prototype Development
Research & Communication Element of Colour & Design
Fashion Model Drawing Fashion Accessory
Art Appreciation

Admission Process:

Admission into the Apparel Design course is conducted on the basis marks secured in the marks secured in a particular national level entrance exam. However, some colleges conduct their own entrance examination. There are numerous colleges in India who select candidates on the basis of the marks secured in the last academic session. It is very important for the students to understand the admission process as it generally varies from one college to another. Some of the top entrances are given below

Top Entrances:

  1. Online Registration/Application with late fee: 11th - 17th October 2020
  2. Date of CEED 2020 Examination: 17th January 2021 (9:00 am to 12 pm)
  3. Declaration of Result: 8th March 2021
  1. Registration starts and end date: 9 September - 10 October 2020
  2. UCEED 2021 Exam Date: 17 January 2021 (9 AM - 12 PM)
  3. Result declaration: 10 March 2021
  1. Registration starts: 1st October onwards
  2. Exam slots Booking: 15th January - 30th September 2020
  • Pearl Academy Entrance Exam
  1. Frequency of Exam: 3 times a year
  2. Duration of Exam: 180 minutes

Career Profiles:

Apparel Design provides numerous career opportunities with a lucrative pay scale and a bright future in the Fashion Design Industry. There are many reputed organisations in India that recruit students who have completed the course and also have good knowledge in the field. Some recruiters are regularly invited by the prestigious colleges, to participate in their campus recruitment. Every year thousands of students get selected by the top brands in India for some of the distingusihed career profiles that are mentioned below:

Job Post


Clothing designers 2.4 lacs onwards
Footwear designers 2.5 lacs to 3.5 lacs
Accessory designers up to 9 lacs
Costume designers 1.5 lacs to 6 lacs

Top Recruiters:

  • ColorPlus Fashions Ltd.
  • Silver Spark Apparel Ltd.
  • Everblue Apparel Ltd.
  • Raymond Luxury Cottons Ltd.
  • J.K. Helene Curtis Ltd.
  • Ring Plus Aqua Ltd.

Top Hiring Cities:

  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad


Q: What are the areas of work for a Fashion Designer?
A- Most fashion designers, however, work for apparel manufacturers, creating designs of men's, women's, and children's fashions for the mass market. Designer brands which have a 'name' as their brands such as Calvin Klein or Ralph Lauren are likely to be designed by a team of individual designers under the direction of a designer director.

Q: For whom do the Fashion Designers design?
A-Fashion designers design clothing and accessories also for women. Some high-fashion designers are self-employed and design for individual clients. Other high-fashion designers cater to specialty stores or high-fashion department stores. These designers create original garments, as well as those that follow established fashion trends.

Q: What are the important skills of a Fashion Designer for a successful career?
A- Designers have either combine marketing intelligence and artistic vision themselves or to be able to delegate business duties to hired specialists, agents, etc. while they focus on the art.

Q: What are the top colleges in India who provide Apparel Design as a course?
A- Some of the top colleges are mentioned below:

Q: What are the top entrances for Apparel Design?
A- Some of the top entrances are mentioned below:


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