Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing - 1 Year Course

Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing
Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing is an extensive program which draws, most of the undergraduate fashion curriculum without spending more than a year. This course is aimed to develop professional and creative skills of students towards the aspect of design, technology and merchandise, required to create, produce and market the ever-changing apparel industry. Students are exposed to innovative and practical understanding of contemporary designs to pursue wide ranging career in the global fashion industry. Exposure to textiles enables students to develop sensitivity to the nature and application of cloth. The course and the environment enable students to develop their own philosophy and design identity which could be judged critically and professionally. On completion of our 1 year Advanced Diploma course, students emerge as professionals for a wide range of career in the national and global design industry. Students will pursue career as stylist, forecaster, design interpreter, entrepreneur, manager, visual / promotional merchandiser, illustrator, lecturer and high trendy designers...
Key Facts
   1 year
  80% Practical
  20% Theory
   Offline Course (Study Centre)
   Easy Installment Payments
   Female only
   No Age Limits
   SSLC or Plus 2
   No Uniforms
   Batch 1: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
   Batch 2: 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
   Batch 3: 09:15 AM - 03:15 PM
   Mon - Fri (5 days / week)
   Hostel Facility
   Essential Study Materials
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   Scope of Fashion Designing
   Why choose Waves Institute?
   Syllabus / Subjects
   Job Placements
   Study Centres
   About WIFD
   Students Testimonials
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Scope of Advanced Diploma Course in Fashion Designing

Fashion Design is a blend of creativity, ideas and techniques which include analysis, research and experiments with great technical knowledge. The career opportunities after 1 year Fashion Designing Advanced Diploma course are very vast. As a Fashion Designer you can begin your career in various areas according to your interest and capability, such as:
  • Professional Designer
  • Fashion Coordinator / Stylist
  • Creative Pattern Maker
  • Sketching Assistant
  • Bridal Designer
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Quality Controller
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Production Manager
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Assistant Designer
  • Dress & Costume Designer in Film Industry
  • Establish own Boutique

Be a Fashion Designer - The Innovative Way

Waves Institute of Fashion Designing focuses on the trendy and most innovative way to learn about Fashion Designing. This Advanced Diploma course provides you unique opportunities to take your creativity to the next level. A wide range of learning strategies are applied in this course which helps students to grab potential skills and enhance their learning ability. To make learning experience very interesting, activities such as Seminars, Guided Independent Study, Individual and Group Activities, Brainstorming and Logical thinking sessions, Industrial Visits, Projects, Practical Workshops are carried out from time to time. The class for Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing program is very interesting, in which learning occurs both inside and outside the institutional premises.
Exploring Designs and Patterns
Exploring Designs & Patterns
Fashion Illustration
Fashion Illustration
Industrial Visit
Industrial Visit
Hitting the Fashion Show Ramp
Hitting the Fashion Show Ramp
Kerala Kids Fashion Week
Kerala Kids Fashion Week (Fashion Show)
Fun-filled Game Session
Fun-filled Game Session
Innovative Smart Class Sessions
Innovative Smart Class Sessions
Celebrating Festivals
Celebrating Festivals
Practical Oriented Classes
Practical Oriented Classes
Pattern Drafting Workshop
Pattern Drafting Workshop
Mannequin Draping Challenge
Mannequin Draping Challenge
Interactive Sessions
Interactive Sessions
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Top Reasons to choose Fashion Designing Course at WIFD

Global Education Achievement Awards 2022
International Education Pride Awards 2021
15 years of Outstanding Academic Excellence
International Pride Awards
Google Reviews
  • Waves Institute has been awarded 'Bharat Sevak Award 2024' by National Development Agency, New Delhi.
  • Awarded 'Global Education Achievement Awards 2022' by TopNotch Foundation, Noida for the category 'Most Innovative Fashion Designing Institute of the Year'.
  • Awarded 'International Pride Awards 2021' by Top Gallant Media for the category 'Best Fashion Designing Institute for Women of the Year'.
  • 15 years of Outstanding Academic Excellence.
  • Get mentored by highly experienced faculty with years of experience in the fashion industry.
  • Latest syllabus and updates with respect to the changes in the world of fashion.
  • Practical session begins from 2nd month onwards.
  • Explore rewarding Career Opportunities with Job Placements
  • Placement Assistance with an excellent job placement track record of 95.4 % in the year 2023.
  • Student-friendly campus, College Canteen & Transportation, Students' Bus Concession at our Malaparamba Branch.
  • Practice-based learning with Individual Machines.
  • Activities such as Brainstorming, Logical thinking sessions to enhance knowledge about Fashion & Trend.
  • Hostel facility with Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian food.
  • Safe, Secure and Eco-friendly Campus with enormous Bike / Car parking facility.
  • Google's most rated Fashion Design Institute in Kozhikode.
  • Study centre at the heart of the city with convenient timings for House-wifes, Working Professionals, etc...
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Curriculum / Syllabus for Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing
Advanced Diploma Course in Fashion Designing course encompasses a rich curriculum of 8 subjects, comprising 5 hands-on practical modules and 3 thought-provoking theory subjects. With its emphasis leaning heavily towards practical application, the course maintains an 80% practicality ratio against a 20% theoretical foundation.
Curriculum / Subjects in Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing
Art & Design Research  
  • Introduction of Fashion
  • Art medium & Application
  • Origin of Fashion
  • Evolution of Fashion (4)
  • Fashion Typologies
  • Dresses for Unique Body Shapes
  • Different Types of Wear (3)
  • Fashion Details (4)
  • Elements of Design (9)
  • Color Theories (6)
  • Silhouettes & Figures (7)
  • Psychology of Colours
  • Principles of Design (5)
  • Corrective Designs (2)
  • Classification of Skirts
  • Creative Designs (7+)
Fashion Sketching & Illustration  
  • Free Hand Sketching
  • Pencil Shading
  • Ruffles & Frills
  • Textures
  • Head & Hairstyles
  • Stick & Block figure
  • Fleshing Fashion Figure (Male, Female, Child)
  • Drawing Croquis
  • Poses of Fashion Figures
    • Straight pose
    • Side pose
    • Back pose
  • Block figures in different body actions
  • Weight Distribution
  • Dress Draping, Stylization
  • Colouring & Accessories
  • Basic Garment Shapes
Surface Embellishments  
  • 50+ Different Types of Stitches
  • Traditional Handwork
  • Embroideries of Different States of India
  • Fabric Painting (10+ varients)
  • Most Trending Embroideries like
    • Zardosi / Zari / Metal Embroidery
    • Aari Work & Bead Work
    • Chikankari
    • Patichs Kuttu
  • Smocking
  • Ribbon Work
  • Warli Painting & Batik
  • Tie & Dye
  • Applique Work
Advanced Garment Construction  
  • Sewing Machine
    • Classification
    • Basic Parts of a Sewing Machine
  • Presser Foot Types
  • Upper and Lower Threading
  • Bobbin Winding
  • Faults and Rectifications in a Sewing Machine
  • Sewing Equipment / Stitching Auxiliaries
  • Sewing Mechanism
    • Needle Types
    • Bobbin & Bobbin Case Functions
  • Basic Hand Stitches
  • Stitching Practice on Paper
  • Muslin Cloth Stitching Techniques
  • Different Types of Seams, Pleats, Tucks, Plackets, Pockets, Necklines
  • Contingent / Optional
    Garment Stitching - (Chosen)
    • Saree Petticoat
    • Frock
    • Skirt & Top
    • Salwar & Kameez
    • Saree Blouse
Merchandising & Apparel Industry  
  • Introduction to Garment Industry
  • Levels of Fashion Industry
  • Marker Planning & it's Benefits
  • Introduction to Merchandising
  • Types of Merchandising
  • Definition, Role, Scope of a Merchandiser
  • Market Segmentation & it's Benefits
  • Visual Merchandising & its Types
  • Sustainable Practices in Fashion Industry
  • Quality Controlling
  • Marketing
Pattern Drafting & Manipulation  
  • Standard Measurements
  • Technical terms in Tailoring
  • How to take Body Measurements
  • Drafting the Basic Pattern Set – Child’s Bodice
  • Different Types of Child's Sleeves & Collars
  • Jumpsuit
  • Layout of Frock
  • Petticoat
  • Slash and Spread Technique
  • Different Types of Skirts
  • Adult's Bodice Block
  • Gent's Shirt & Pants
  • Different Types of
    • Sleeves & Collars
    • Salwar & Kameez
    • Nighty & Gown
  • Kurtas, Pyjama
  • Saree Blouse
History of World Costumes  
  • History of Indian Costume
  • Saree, Ghagha
  • Orhna, Sarong
  • Costume of Different India States (20+)
  • American Costume through the ages
  • History of French Traditional Costumes
  • Legacy of Egyptian Attires
  • History of Greek Costume
  • Traditional Jewellery of India (10)
Fabric Science & Textile Process  
  • Introduction to Textile Fibres
  • Definition and Sources of Textile Fibres
  • Classification of Textile Fibres
  • Properties of Textile Fibres
  • Different Types of Fibres (Natural & Manmade)
  • Cotton, Silk, Wool
  • Rayon, Polyester
  • Yarn, Fabric
  • Fabric Finishing
Electives / Activites / Events  
  • Fashion Portfolio
  • Mannequin Draping
  • Fashion Seminars
  • Garment Production
  • Industrial Visit (Tour)
  • Preparation for Job Interviews
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Assessment, Certification & Affiliations
Bharath Sevak Samaj (BSS)
World Skill Council
Students are assessed based on assignments, projects, seminar session and final examination. All students will have to appear for the final examination conducted during the end of the course. Students have to secure a minimum of 40% marks for all subjects separately in their final examination to obtain the certificate. The certificate for Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing course is issued by Central Bharat Sevak Samaj Vocational Education (National Development Agency, Established in 1952 by the Planning Commission, Govt. of India). World Skill Council is the International Standard Skill Training, Skill Assessment and Skill Certification Body of World Skill Corporation, a legal entity, constituted in London, UK, which has worldwide presence of Educators & Skill Masters on various skills who train thousands of skill aspirants across the world.
Recruiters & Placements
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing plays host to many leading fashion ventures from various sectors which includes E-commerce, Wedding Centres, Garment Industries, Fashion Boutiques, Textile Industries and many more. Recruiters represent a wide range of industries, and they offer diverse job roles across various segments. Waves Institute of Fashion Designing had a job placement record of 95.4 % in the year 2023.

French Curve by Anjali Sharma, Kitex Garments Ltd, Louis Philippe, Klum - The Kalamkari Store, Silky Weddings, Teekay - The Bridal Heritage, Kalyan Kendra - Silks & Sarees, Ferra - International Boutique are few of the top companies where our students have proved their excellence...
About Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Waves Institute is a leading Design College in Kerala which was established in 2009 as an independent Design Institute in Kozhikode. WIFD has been offering creative education for the past 15 years. Waves Institute of Fashion Designing has been awarded Global Education Achievement Awards 2022' by TopNotch Foundation, Noida for the category 'Most Innovative Fashion Designing Institute of the Year & International Education Pride Awards 2021 by Top Gallant Media, New Delhi for the category - "Best Fashion Designing Institute for Women of the Year". We started our institute with the aim to fill the gap between industry and design by providing excellent learning atmosphere to our students. Here at our institute, we motivate every individual to fulfill her unique and beautiful dreams and also mould her to be a fashion professional. We conduct Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing, Diploma in Fashion Design, Certificate in Costume & Dress Designing, Certificate in Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management courses.
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years of excellence
Students Testimonials
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Tirur, Malappuram
Ummul Fathla C N's Testimonial'
# Fabulous Experience # Enriched
It was a fabulous experience as a student at WIFD. The institute enriched the abilities in me and definitely the teachers played a big role. A huge applause to the entire team of WIFD.
2017-2018 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Vattakkinar, Calicut
Nidha P C's Testimonial'
# Personal Skills # Friendly
One of my best decision was choosing Waves Institute of Fashion Designing for my fashion studies. The well experienced teachers and friendly atmosphere really helped me a lot to improve not only my designing skills but also my personal skills
2017-2018 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Beypore, Kozhikode
Akshaya N's Testimonial'
# Own Designs # Earnings
My confidence and strength during the course in WIFD was the inspiration I got from the teachers who are my role models. I was able to create my own designs after one month of joining the course. That is my most wonderful achievement in WIFD. Even though I’m a student now, I'm earning in my designing work and I'm completely satisfied for the fees I pay
2019-2020 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Kuttichira, Calicut
Fahima P V's Testimonial'
# Excellent Learning Atmosphere
Good Fashion Institution in Kozhikode with good facilities and excellent atmosphere to learn...
2018-2019 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Thamarassery, Calicut
Rency A J's Testimonial'
# Passion # Experience # Friendly
Owing to my creative streak and the passion to do something different, I was sure I wanted to be an Fashion Designer. WIFD had given me wings to reach my dreams. The overall experience has been amazing and very educational. The institute has the best faculty with lots of experience and knowledge. All faculty members are friendly and helpful with students, and they teach in an interactive way for better understanding. I'm grateful to all the faculties for helping me throughout my journey. I'm happy to be a part of their family. A lot of hard work is required but it is truly the best place to learn...
2017-2018 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Westhill, Kozhikode
Sonia Satheesh's Testimonial'
# Amazing # Talented Faculty
Studying in Waves Institute of Fashion Designing was an amazing experience for me. They have really well desciplined class, experienced and talented faculty. I thank all my faculty for the patience and support showered on me.
2021-2022 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Chithra T S's Testimonial'
# Thankful
I am thankful for all teachers. It's a new journey starting with Waves Institute of Fashion Designing.
2023-2024 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Ammu P S's Testimonial'
# Happy # Nice Experience
I am very happy to be a part of Waves Instituite of Fashion Designing. It was a nice experience and teaching was very dedicated. Thank you.
2017-2018 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Karuvissery, Calicut
Navya P's Testimonial'
# Masterpiece # Eminent Faculty
WIFD is quite a masterpiece. A perfect place for Fashion students, with the most eminent faculty members. This is the best design institute, as it gives the students the best grooming and growth required as an individual and it is the best platform to start a career in fashion. I really enjoyed this course. Thank you so much WIFD
2019-2020 batch
Study Centres for Fashion Designing Course
Chavara Cultural Centre (Head Office), Kozhikode
Chavara Cultural Centre (Head Office), Amalapuri, Kozhikode
Following the footsteps of the founder Fr. St. Chavara, the group of CMI people has been leading educational initiatives with the aim of aiding in social empowerment for several decades. Chavara Cultural Centre is devoted to the synthesis and development of art and culture. This organization has always been in the forefront, organizing programs to prepare the youth to face the challenges of life boldly.

Waves Institute of Fashion Designing has been conducting Fashion and Costume Designing, Art & Craft and Painting courses, since 2009 at its Head Office, Chavara Cultural Centre, Kozhikode.
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Providence Women's College, Malaparamba, Calicut
Providence Women's College, Malaparamba, Calicut
Established in 1952 by the Sisters of Apostolic Carmel, Providence Women's College, Calicut is the oldest and the first Women's Arts and Science College in Kerala's Malabar region. This autonomous college offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral programs. With a strong focus on women's empowerment through education, Providence Women's College provides 7 postgraduate courses, 14 undergraduate courses, and an integrated program. Additionally, the college offers various add-on courses, certificate courses, and diploma programs. Recognized for its excellence, the college boasts an A++ grade accreditation by NAAC and is designated as a CPE (College with Potential for Excellence) by UGC and a DBT Star College. Beyond academics, the college fosters a vibrant environment through qualified teachers, talented students, and a focus on holistic development.

Waves Institute of Fashion Designing has been conducting courses in Fashion and Costume Designing, since 2009 at Providence Women's College, Malaparamba, Calicut.
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