Fashion and Apparel Design Course Details

By Sanjeet Nayak

Fashion and Apparel Design programs are designed to aim at a detailed study of the Fashion Industry ranging from textile making, designing, production, and marketing.  Over the course period, students will be taught about technical aspects, designs, and management skills to the advanced levels to meet the current industry requirement. This course aims at developing excellent craftsmen for the industry. After successful completion of the course, students can gather an insight into the existing working environment and culture of the industry.

During this course, students are encouraged to participate in various fashion shows. These shows are generally organized and managed by the famous fashion brands or the students themselves.

What you will focus on?

  • Scientific aspects related to various designs.
  • Tools and Techniques for crafting new designs.
  • Analyzing recent fashion trends.
  • Working on old designs.
  • Creating unique and aesthetic designs.


Course Name Fashion and Apparel Design
Course Level

Undergraduate/Bachelor Degree:

  • B.Sc in Fashion and Apparel Design
  • Bachelor in Fashion Design (BAFD)

Postgraduate/Master's Degree: 

  • M.Sc Fashion and Apparel Design

Undergraduate/Bachelor Degree:

  • B.Sc in Fashion and Apparel Design: 3 Years
  • Bachelor in Fashion Design (BAFD): 4 Years 

Postgraduate/Master's Degree: 

  • M.Sc Fashion and Apparel Design: 2 Years
Examination Type Semester wise
Eligibility Varies with Degree
Top Recruiters Textile Companies, Famous Fashion Brands, Apparel Manufacturing Units, Boutiques, Film Industry, Media Houses, Fashion Magazines, Educational Institutions
Top Career/Job Profiles Fashion Designer, Quality Control Manager, Lecturer, Fashion Coordinator, Fashion Stylist, Fashion Merchandiser, etc

Top Colleges:

Eligibility Criteria:

Course Name

Duration Eligibility
B.Sc in Fashion and Apparel Design 3 Years
  • The student should have completed 10+2 qualification in any discipline from a recognized educational Board.
  • Minimum marks should be 55% or above.
Bachelor in Fashion Design (BAFD) 4 Years
  • Students should have completed their 10+2 from a recognised board in any discipline.
  • The minimum marks in 10+2 should be 55% or above.
M.Sc Fashion and Apparel Design 2 Years
  • Students should have completed their Graduation/Bachelor's degree from a recognised board in any discipline.
  • The minimum marks in Graduation/Bachelor's degree should be 50% or above.

Skills Required:

  • A good eye for the details.
  • Well-developed technical and more creative skills.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.


B.Sc in Fashion and Apparel Design

Subject/Topic Name Subject/Topic Name
Fibre & Yarn Science Basics of Pattern Making & Sewing
Elements of Fashion & Design Fabric Analysis
Basics of Garment Construction Fashion Art & Design
Pattern Making & Clothing Construction Wet Processing
Traditional Textile Art Historic Costumes
Entrepreneurship Development Fashion Accessories
Garment Surface Ornamentation Apparel Production
Textile Testing Apparel Computer-Aided Design
Fashion Business Management Apparel Quality Assurance
Portfolio Presentation Non-woven & Technical Textiles
Apparel Export Documentation Shop Floor Management
Project & Viva Voce

M.Sc Fashion and Apparel Design

Semester 1 Semester 2
Basics of Textile Science Advanced Textile Science
Basics of Design Creative Designing
Garment Construction - 1 Garment Construction - 2
CAD in Fashion Surface Ornamentation and Accessory Designing
Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management Business Research Methodology
Semester 3 Semester 4
Fashion Journalism & Photography (Or) Fashion Event Management Dissertation Project either in the Industry or Research Project in the Institute
Non-Woven and Technical Textiles (Or) Apparel Export Documentation
Portfolio Preparation

Bachelor in Fashion and Apparel Design:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Language I Language I
Language II Language II
Fiber yarn science Fabric analysis
Elements of design fashion Basics of garment construction
Basics of pattern making and sewing  Computer fundamentals
Semester 3 Semester 4
Language I Language I
Language II Language II
Fashion art design Traditional textiles art
Pattern making and clothing Historic costumes
Wet processing Entrepreneurship development
Indian constitution Environmental studies
Semester 5 Semester 6
Fashion accessories Apparel quality assurance
Garment surface ornamentation Portfolio presentation
Textile testing Non-woven technical textiles
Apparel production Apparel export documentation
Apparel computer-aided design Shop floor management
Fashion business management Project
Semester 7 Semester 8
Fashion overview Opportunities and challenges
Fashion trade Export and Import
Overview of fashion industry Domestic trades
Fashion retailing Export promotion
Role of professionals in fashion industry Project review

Admission Process:

The admission process here generally varies across the colleges here. Most institutes offering the course prefer to admit students based on the performance in the relevant entrance test often followed with a round of personal interviews. Here there is admission is based on the general aptitude for the course which is tested. A few of the institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level.

Top Entrances:

NIFT Entrance Exam

  • Duration of the Exam: 180 minutes/3 hours
  • Number of Questions: 150
  • Stages of Exam: Written Test, Situation Test, and Group Discussion/Personal Interview


  • Registration starts: 1st October onwards
  • Exam slots Booking: 15th January - 30th September 2020


  • Online Registration/Application with late fee: 11th - 30th October 2020
  • Date of CEED 2020 Examination: 17th January 2021 (9:00 am to 12 pm)
  • Declaration of Result: 8th March 2021


  • Registration starts and end date: 9th September - 30th October 2020
  • UCEED 2021 Exam Date: 17th January 2021 (9 AM - 12 PM)
  • Result declaration: 10th March 2021

NID Entrance Examination

  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
  • Mode of Exam: Pen and Paper-based (PBT)
  • Mode of Application: Online

Career and Job prospects:

Career/Job Profile Average Salary per Annum
Fashion Designer Rs 3 to 8 Lakhs
Quality Control Manager Rs 2.5 to 7 Lakhs
Lecturer Rs 3 to 6 Lakhs
Fashion Coordinator Rs 3 to 8 Lakhs
Fashion Stylist Rs 3 to 12 Lakhs
Fashion Merchandiser Rs 4 to 10 Lakhs

Top Recruiters:

  • Textile Companies
  • Famous Fashion Brands
  • Apparel Manufacturing Units
  • Boutiques
  • Film Industry
  • Media Houses
  • Fashion Magazines
  • Educational Institutions

Top Hiring Cities in India

  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Bengaluru


Q: What is the difference between Fashion Designer and Fashion Merchandiser?
 A Fashion Merchandiser is a person who is responsible for stocking merchandise, creating displays, and promoting positive customer experience. However, a Fashion Designer's main job is to designs various merchandise and assists in the production of clothing, shoes, and accessories to identify trends.

Q: What is the duration of a course in Fashion and Apparel Design?
 The duration of a degree in this course is mentioned below:

  • B.Sc in Fashion and Apparel Design: 3 Years
  • Bachelor in Fashion Design (BAFD): 4 Years 
  • M.Sc Fashion and Apparel Design: 2 Years

Q: Which are the good colleges to pursue Fashion and Apparel Design?
 Some of the top colleges are mentioned below:

Q: What is the starting salary in a career in Fashion and Apparel Design?
 The starting salary is around 2.5 - 3 lakhs per annum.

Q: What is the minimum qualification required for Fashion and Apparel Design?
 The minimum qualification is mentioned below:

  • The student should have completed 10+2 qualification in any discipline from a recognized educational Board.
  • Minimum marks should be 55%


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