About Fashion Designing Courses

Choosing an education stream for your personal and professional growth is always a tedious task. Choices and tastes differs from one person to another. Fashion Designing is one of the most alluring, elegant and charismatic education stream which you can choose as an exciting career option. If you are keen about research and love creativity, Designing could be the right path for your career. The art of designing clothes is both exciting and rewarding at the same time. Pursuing any course in Fashion Designing is not only enough but you also should acquire all the necessary skill sets essential for the profession.

Every passing year the Fashion Designing course is becoming more and more popular. There are plenty of undergraduates, post graduate, diploma, post graduate diploma and certificate courses offered by several institutions in India to choose from.

Here we are, to provide you an idea about what you would be learning in fashion designing and about are the subjects in fashion designing courses.
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Courses in Fashion Designing

Master's Degree -
Post Graduation (PG) Courses
Course Name Duration Admission Process
Master of Fashion Technology (MFT) 2 Years Entrance Exam, CAT and GAT
Master of Design in Fashion & Textiles (M.Des F & T) 2 Years Entrance Exam, CAT and GAT
M.Voc in Fashion Designing (M.Voc FD) 2 Years Merit Based - Graduation
Bachelors Degree -
Undergraduate (UG) Courses
Course Name Duration Admission Process
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B F.Tech) 4 Years Entrance Exam, CAT and GAT
B.Voc in Fashion Designing (B.Voc FD) 3 Years Merit Based - Plus 2
B.Voc in Fashion Design & Technology (B.Voc FDT) 3 Years Merit Based - Plus 2
B.Sc Costume & Fashion Designing (B.Sc CFD) 3 Years Merit Based - Plus 2
Advanced Diploma & Diploma Courses
(1 Year)
Course Name Duration Admission Process
Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing (ADFD) 1 Year Direct Admission (No Entrance Exam)
Diploma in Fashion Design (DFD) 1 Year Direct Admission (No Entrance Exam)
Short Duration Courses
Course Name Duration Admission Process
Certificate in Costume and Dress Designing (CCDD) 6 Months Direct Admission (No Entrance Exam)
Online Courses
Course Name Duration Admission Process
Certificate in Fashion Merchandising and Boutique Management (CFMBM) 2 Months Online Admission (No Entrance Exam)
Other Courses in Design
Course Name Duration Admission Process
Bachelor of Design (B.Des) 4 Years Entrance Exam, CAT and GAT
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Subjects in Fashion Designing

1. Pattern Making 
Pattern Making Subject
Pattern Making is the art of controlling, shaping and moulding a piece of fabric to comply with one or more curves of the human figure. It is the major bridge between design and production. It deals with patterns, grains and different formulae to make pieces of clothing for various body sizes. It starts with a prototype (sketch) which is turned into a garment via a pattern which interprets the design in the form of the garment components. It is very useful for mass production of garments as it is based on standard measurements and formulae. Pattern making helps you in obtaining a perfect fit for a garment and saves a lot of time for repeated usage. The procedure known as "Grading" can be used for making new patterns, proportionately larger or smaller in size which saves time and effort.
2. Fashion Illustration 
Fashion Illustration Subject
Illustration also known as Sketching or Fashion Illustration is the art of communicating ideas into a visual form with the help of drawings, sketching and coloring. As soon as an idea develops in the mind of a fashion designer, he sketches it on a piece of paper. Further necessary changes are made to this sketch, to form a perfect design. This illustration makes it easier and helps to communicate your ideas with your team. It helps in reducing wastage as designers visualize thoughts and make alterations before going to actual clothing. Flat sketches are black and white drawings of garments with details like stitching, styling etc and later the colors are added to represent the complete garment. Nowadays Adobe Illustrator is included as the part of Computer-aided design (CAD) that helps artists to create professional standard vector graphics.
3. Design Concept 
Design Concept Subject
The term Concept in Design Concept literally means an abstract idea. But for designers, it is a set of steps of how to ideate a design. It involves research, analysis, visualization and thorough understanding of the customer. Design concept helps you in developing design strategies to approach garment design in a conceptual way. It allows you to understand a variety of design processes which enhances your imagination to create better designs. Through discussions, conceptualization and inspiration you gain ability to visualize a garment 3-dimensionally and helps students to think and re-explore conceptual design ideas with respect to the current fashion trends.
4. Garment / Clothing Construction 
Clothing Construction Subject
Clothing Construction also known as Garment Construction is basically the skill to sew a garment. It requires in-depth knowledge about fabrics, principles of construction to make it fit well. A costume is constructed by cutting the fabric into different parts according to a finalized pattern which fit the human form and then joining the different parts together by sewing. Clothing construction includes cutting, pattern use, fabric layout, machine sewing, hand stitches as well as finishing to create perfectly good looking garments.
5. Surface Ornamentation 
Surface Ornamentation Subject
Surface Ornamentation is the decorative art used on the surface of the garment which makes the garment look more attractive and beautiful. The main idea of decorating fabric is to add an element of interest. Sequins, beads, threads, mirrors, wires, tubes, buttons, nets etc are the materials used to enhance the look of a costume. It not only includes different kind of traditional embroideries and stitches but also focuses on other areas like ribbon work, mirror work, fabric painting, warli painting, tie and dye, patch work etc. Additions to fabric can take the form of nearly anything, from the addition of pure stitching to other fabrics, glasses, precious stones, metals, wood and animal products.
6. Textile Science 
Textile Science Subject
Textile Science deals with production and properties of various synthetic, natural fibres, apparels, fabrics and different types of yarns. It helps you to learn more about the manufacturing aspects of clothing and textiles. You also get an in-depth knowledge about the various testing techniques for different types of fabrics. The other areas where Textile Science focus are sustainability, waste management and keeping the environment safe by the use of eco-friendly materials. When it comes to textile designing you also learn different types of printing and dyeing methods.
7. Garment Industry 
Garment Industry Subject
Garment Industry is the complete life-cycle of a garment. It is responsible for taking a raw material like cotton, wool or silk and spinning it into yarn that is later used to create a fabric. The process includes Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing, Printing, Finishing and manufacturing of garments. In this subject you get an in-depth knowledge about the flow in a garment industry starting from starting from the initial stages of sketching an idea or a design. The next steps after sketching are pattern design, sample making, creating production pattern, grading, marker planning, spreading, cutting, sorting, bundling, sewing, inspection, pressing, finishing, final inspection and packing.
8. History of Costumes 
History of Fashion Subject
The evolution of costumes began when humans needed a layer of protection from the climatic changes. The Chinese and the Greek play a major role in the theory of Origin of fashion. People started using animal skin and fur to protect their body from the cold atmosphere. The history what we know today has emerged after a long process of evolution. The evolution of costume changed drastically after the 1st World War. History of fashion generally considers fashion synonymous with stylistic change. In this subject you learn the history of Indian costume and traditional jewellery. It also covers details about the history of French, Greek, American and Egyptian costumes.
9. Fashion Merchandising 
Fashion Merchandising Subject
The growth of the Fashion Industry not only depends on the production of latest and innovative designs which could attract consumers. The right kind of product should be introduced to the appropriate market which requires planning. The promotion of sales is carried out by organized and skillful advertisement through various methods like sign displays, hoardings, magazines, commercial audio and video advertisements in televisions, radios channels etc. The role of a merchandiser is very crucial as the success of any industry depends on the performance and coordination skills of merchandiser.
10. Computer Aided Design (CAD) 
Computer Aided Design Software
Computer Aided Design also known as CAD is the use of computer technology for the process of design development. The CAD system is useful for performing fashion sketches, pattern making, flat drawing, marker planning etc. Variety of new patterns, prints, and sketches can be developed with accuracy using CAD software's which can save a lot of time. CAD systems helps you in exploring different color combinations to bring out the perfect color for your designs. You can also try out various patterns and prints in the CAD system itself which saves raw material cost.
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Brainstorming & Interactive Sessions
Brainstorming Sessions
Group activities such as Brainstorming are conducted to figure out a solution from generating ideas on a particular topic. Group activity makes it interesting as students join together to think critically and imaginatively to come up with solutions. Each student gets a chance to share his/her view points, discuss and clarify over other's thoughts. This helps in the development of practical thoughts and creative thinking which is most important to resolve issues.
Industrial Visit
Industrial Visit
Industrial Visit is one of the most important part of the Fashion Designing course, during which students visit garment industries and get insight knowledge on the internal working environment of the company. It also provides an idea on how industries work and students learn useful information related to the practical aspects of the course which cannot be visualized from lectures in classrooms. It helps students to gain hands-on experience of the internal working environment. They learn how operations are executed in industries which resolve the gap between theoretical training and practical learning in a real-life environment. Students are also able to identify their prospective areas of work as they become more aware of industry’s practices and regulations. Industrial visits widen the outlook of students with exposure of different roles in various industries.
Mannequin Draping Session
Mannequin Draping Session
Draping is a technique that has been used from a very long time. Draping is the art of transforming a fabric design into a three-dimensional form which is evolved and nothing is strictly defined. Draping is considered as a creative method of Pattern making as the designs come to life. Fashion Designers love the art of draping as they innovate the designs from design sketch.
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Students Seminars
Students conduct seminar sessions which help them to attain information about the latest trends, designs and technologies in the Fashion Industry. They share their views and thoughts on topics outside the curriculum related to the Fashion World. It also is the right platform by which students can build skills for public speaking and presentations.
Eligibility for Fashion Designing Courses
There are a lot of courses in the field of Fashion Designing. The eligibility criteria for Fashion Designing Courses differs from one to another. The minimum eligibility is Class 10 / SSLC for basic courses were as you need to clear Class 12 / HSE / Plus 2 to join any Under Graduate course. Admission to a Post Graduation course requires the minimum qualification of being a Graduate.
Detailed Syllabus for Fashion Designing Courses
Syllabus for Master of Fashion Technology - MFT
(Mahatma Gandhi University)
2 Years - 4 Semesters
Sl No Subjects T P
SEMESTER 1
1
Research Methodology & Statistics 
Module 1
Research: Meaning & Objectives of Research.
Types of Research: Descriptive, Applied, Quantitative, Qualitative ,Conceptual & Empirical.
Research Process: Procedural guideline for a research process, defining Research Problem.
Module 2
Research Designs: Meaning, Need for Research Design & Concepts relating to Research Design.
Methods of Data Collection: Interview, Observation, Questionnaire & Schedules.
Sampling: Meaning, Importance & Types, Random (Simple, Stratified, Cluster) & Non-random (Incidental, Purposive, Quota).
Module 3
Processing and Analysis of Data: Editing, Coding, Classification & Tabulation.
Statistics: Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median & Mode.
Measures of Dispersion: Range, Mean Deviation, Standard Deviation, Root Mean Square Deviation, Variance, Skewness & Kurtosis.
Module 4
Parameter & Statistics: Sampling Distribution and Sampling Error & Standard Error.
Null Hypothesis and Tests of Significance. The Chi Square Test, T-Test, F-Test & Z-Test
Module 5
Research Report Writing: Steps in writing a Report, Basic Components of Research report, Layout of Research Report & precautions of writing a report.
2
Artistic Fashion Illustration 
Module 1
  • Basic Fashion Figure Proportions.
  • Model Drawing.
  • Fashion Figure Elongation & Stylization.
Module 2
  • Usage of Art Brushes - Flat & Round (different sizes).
  • Exploring Mediums-Pencils, Colour Pencils, Art Pens, Water Colour Pencils, Water Colors, Wax Crayons, Poster Paints, Indian Ink, Gel Pen, Acrylic Colours, Colouring Inks, Photo Inks, Oil Pastels, Dry Pastels, Charcoal.
  • Different kinds of Textured Papers are to be used for Fashion Sketching.
Module 3
  • Rendering Flesh tones.
  • High-end Fabric Rendering Techniques - Wools, Furs and Skins, Denim / Twill, Shine & Iridescence, Sheerness and Transparency, Lacy & Layered, Beads & Sequins, Prints & Patterns.
  • Surface Ornamentation Renderings.
Module 4
  • Creative Art Presentation: Fashion Collages, Stylish & Expressive Collages by exploring mediums and novelty techniques.
3
Design Draping 
Module 1
Introduction to Draping, Dress Forms & Preparation of Fabric.
Module 2
  • Basic Front & Back Bodice.
  • Bodice Variations, Dart Manipulation – French Dart / Straight Side Dart.
  • Basic Front & Back Skirt.
  • Basic Front & Back Torso.
Module 3
  • Princess bodice, Asymmetric bodice.
  • Collars: Mandarin, Peter-pan.
  • Skirts: Peg skirt.
  • Dress Variation (Any one).
Module 4
Design and Draping of a Garment using Draping Techniques.
4
Fashion Advertising & Visual Merchandising 
Module 1
  • What & Why should be Advertised?
  • Promotion, Benefits, Ethical Issues, Advertising in Fashion Marketing.
  • Advertising Models: AIDA Model, Lavidge and Steiner Model, Innovation and Adoption Model, Operation Model.
  • Advertising Media: Types, Characteristics, Media Selections and Media Scheduling.
Module 2
  • Advertising Appropriation: Methods
  • Production Creative Strategy & Execution
  • Advertising Agency: Function, Selection and Co-ordination.
  • Advertising Effectiveness, Evaluation.
Module 3
  • Role of Visual Merchandiser.
  • Day to Day routine of a Visual Merchandiser.
  • Visual Merchandising as Career, Training, Visual Merchandising in Departmental Stores.
  • Visual Merchandising of multiple chain stores.
  • Visual Merchandising of Small, Retail Outlets, Store Design.
  • Setting Floor Layouts.
Module 4
  • Display, Themes & Schemes.
  • Designing a Window Display & Types of Window Displays.
  • Wall Display and other types of displays.
  • Fixture, Floor Fixtures and Types
  • Mannequins and it's types and Props
Module 5
  • Lighting and Types.
  • Signage, Types, Materials and Graphics.
  • Point of Purchase and Add-on Sales, Clearance and Merchandise, Signage and Tagging.
  • Virtual Visual Merchandising.
  • Sculpting.
  • Window Calendar.
5
Ethnic Textiles 
Module 1
Textile – A Historical Perspective
History of Clothing and Textiles, Techniques of Textile Decoration.
Module 2
African Textiles
Akwete Cloth, Ukara Dyed Indigo Cloth, Bark Cloth, Kuba Textiles, Moroccan Textiles: Rugs and Carpets.
Module 3
Textiles from China: Miao Textiles, Chinese Silk and Brocades.
Textiles from Japan: Katazome, Shibori, Zanshi Weaving, Sakiori Weaving, Kasuri, Sarasa, Fingernail Tapestry.
Textiles from Indonesia: Indonesian Ikat, Suzani Textiles, Batik, Malaysia Songket, Iban Textiles.
Module 4
Textiles from Persia: Persian Silks & Velvet, Persian Rugs & Carpets.
Textiles from Iran: Termeh, Tabriz Rugs, Qalamkar.
Textiles from Egypt: Coptic Textiles, Tiraz Tapestry, Khayamiya (Tent Fabric), Egyptian Tapestries.
Textiles from Turkey: Ottoman Textiles, Kilim Rugs & Carpets.
Module 5
Indian Textiles
Printed & Painted Textiles: Block Printing (Ajrakh, Sangner, Bagru), Pachedi, Roghan Work, Kalamkari, Pabuji Par.
Resist Dyed Textiles: Bandha Sarees, Patola, Bandhini, Leheriya, Pochampalli, Telia Rumal, Mashru, Batik.
Woven Textiles: Kashmir Shawls, Brocades of Varanasi, Dacca Muslin Jamdani, Baluchari, Shawl Weaving of North Eastern States, Himru, Paithani, Chanderi, Maheswari, Ilkal Sarees & Kanchipruam.
SEMESTER 2
6
Fashion Accessory Designing 
Module 1
Introduction and a brief history of Fashion Accessories.
Module 2
  • Study of basic types and popular brands of Fashion Accessories – Bags, Footwear & Jewellery.
  • Basic Product Croquis Sketching & Rendering.
  • Material Exploration.
Module 3
Developing Design Ideas: Tribal, Traditional, Fusion, Innovative.
Mood Board, Fabrication Information, Spec Drawings.
Module 4
Prototypes: Sampling, Different Types, Theme based Collection Development.
Final Presentation.
7
Fabric Manipulation & Adornment 
Module 1
Developing new textures using different techniques.
Manipulating the fabric by trying textures on different types of fabrics like Cotton, Silk, Jute, Wool, Linen, Chiffon, Georgette, Nylon.
Developing motifs using various materials on fabric like Safety Pins, Paper Clips, Buttons and Zippers.
Module 2
Fabric Adornment using various techniques like Pearl Work, Ribbon Work, Sequence.
Module 3
Fabric adornment using techniques like Crochet, Draw Thread, Cut-work, Quilting.
8
Fashion Retailing 
Module 1
Retailing: Introduction to Retailing.
Retail Market Structure: Types of Retailers, Classification of Retailers based on retail mix, Types of Retail Ownership.
Module 2
Retail Market Strategy: Retail Market Strategy, Building Sustainable Competitive Advantage, Steps in Strategic Retail Planning Process.
Store Location: Location & Types of Retail Location, Site Evaluation.
Module 3
Store Layout & Design: Store Layout, Types of Store Layout Design, Space Planning.
Planning Merchandise Assortments: Buying Process, Stock Balance, Planning Tools for Merchandise, Developing Sales Forecast, Measuring Inventory Turnover.
Module 4
Buying System: Merchandise Budget Plan, Steps involved in Merchandise Plan, Open to Buy.
Purchasing Merchandise: Types of Vendors, Types of Vendor-Buyer Relationships.
Loss Prevention: Shrinkage, Types of Shrinkage.
Module 5
Pricing: Pricing Strategies, Mark-ups and Types, Markdowns and Types, Causes of Markdowns.
The Retail Organization: Types of Retail Organization, Functional & Various Functional Divisions.
Managing Store Employees: Responsibilities of Store Manager, How to manage store employees, Ethical and Legal issues in managing store employees.
9
Textile Designing for Home Furnishing 
Module 1
Introduction: Overview about various Traditional Textile Prints and its significance practiced through ages in India, Eastern countries, Middle East, African and in Western countries and how innovative designs could be applied in home furnishings.
Module 2
Indian Ikat, Kalamkari, Madhubani, Warli.
Module 3
Eastern Countries Traditional Prints: Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian.
Russian Traditional Prints.
Module 4
Middle East Traditional Prints: Turkey, Persian and African Traditional Prints.
Module 5
Western Countries Traditional Prints.
Module 6
Art Movement. Barque Rocco, Cubism, Pop-art.
10
Introduction to E-Marketing 
Module 1
E-Marketing: Definition, Introduction, Types, Inter-organisational, Intra-organisational, Business-to-Consumer, E- Marketing Transactions – Buyer / Seller Transaction, Producer / Consumer Transaction, Importance of E- Marketing, Advantages & Disadvantages of consumer E-Marketing, E-Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Place), Future of E-Marketing.
Module 2
Search Engine & Portals: History of Search Engine, Types of Search Engines, Searching and Marketing Potential, Web Portals, Types of Portals-consumer Portals, Vertical Portals, Enterprise Portals, Emergence of Branding in Portals.
Module 3
Promoting E- Marketing, Introduction to Online Shopping, online Shopping Solutions, Legal issue for Internet E-Marketing.
11 One Month of Internship after 2nd Semester
SEMESTER 3
12
Computer Aided Fashion Designing (CAD) 
Module 1
Software Practice: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.
Module 2
Advanced Spec Drawing of Garments and Fashion Accessories.
Module 3
Fashion Figure Elongation & Stylization.
Module 4
Creative Art Presentation: Fashion Collages, Stylish & Expressive Collages by exploring colours & novelty techniques with the help of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop tools.
13
Design Collection 
Presentation:
Each student has to conceptualize and develop a collection of at least five garments.
14
Advanced Pattern Making 
Module 1
Pattern Making Principles:
Added Fullness – Contouring.
Fullness at dart leg of the bodice.
Module 2
Fullness at Skirt.
Module 3
Contour Guide Pattern: Off-shoulder dress / Strapless Dress/ Drop Shoulder Dress.
Module 4
Culotte with Wide: Sweeping Hemline, Cowl Pant.
15
Advanced Garment Construction 
Module 1
Construction of Bodice with Fullness at Dart Leg.
Module 2
Construction of Skirt with fullness.
Module 3
Construction of off-shoulder dress / strapless dress/ drop shoulder dress.
Module 4
Construction of Culotte with wide sweeping hemline / Cowl Pant.
SEMESTER 4
16
Environmental Fashion Design 
Module 1
Environmental Issues in Fashion: Environmentalism, Waste Couture, Environmental impact of the Clothing Industry, Occupational hazards in the clothing industry, Environmental effects of textile fibers and textile production, Trashion, Natural as well as recycled fibers in the clothing industry.
Module 2
Sustainable Fashion: Introduction to sustainability, Brief history of sustainable fashion, Sustainable designs in the fashion industry, Sustainable marketing, Sustainable textiles, Future of fashion sustainability.
Module 3
Ecological Sensitivity: Eco-fashion, Eco-fashion brands, Ethical fashion, Animal exploitation in fashion industry, Textile Recycling, Reuse and Recyle, Clean and Green Fibers.
Module 4
Environmental Laws and Regulations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ethical Fashion Forum, Fair Trade Certification, Green Product Certification, Scientific Certification Systems, Eco-labels.
17
Fashion Styling 
Module 1
Introduction to Fashion Styling
Styling Types: Personal Styling, Editorial Styling, Wardrobe Styling, Commercial Styling, Corporate Styling, Catalog Styling, Fashion Show Styling ,Photographic Styling, Merchandise Styling.
Personal Requirements & Related Careers in Fashion Field.
18
Creative Fashion Choreography & Fashion Modeling 
Module 1
Fashion Choreography:
  • Selection of theme Music
  • Ramp and Creative Stage Settings
  • Models
  • Grooming
19
Portfolio Making 
The students have to document all their best presentable work done through all the semesters and those that portray the student's area of interest.
20 Dissertation / Thesis
21 Comprehensive Viva
22 Internship (Viva will be conducted along with 4th Semester Examination)
ELECTIVES
23
Fashion Communication 
Module 1
Introduction to Fashion
Need for Communication Process.
Communication through different mediums.
Module 2
Fashion Writing:
  • Creative Writing, Advertising and Public Relations.
  • Brand Management.
  • Typography and Layout Designing.
Module 3
  • Visual Communication.
  • Visual Merchandising.
  • Introduction to Photography.
  • Fashion Show, Fashion Styling.
Module 4
  • Designing Catalogs & Brochures.
  • Event Planning: Designing & Execution.
24
Socio-Psycho Aspects of Clothing 
Module 1
Introduction to Clothing Behaviour:
Purpose of Clothing: Modesty Theory, Adornment Theory and Protection Theory.
Factors affecting Basic Clothing Needs: Comfort, Social Participation, Conformity, Prestige, Self Expression, Attracting the opposite sex, Aesthetic expressions and values.
Clothing: A non-verbal communication.
Significance of Clothing.
Module 2
Self Concepts and Clothing Behaviour:
  • Definition of self concept.
  • Various aspects of self.
  • Self concept and clothing.
Module 3
Demographic Trends: Effect of age, sex, income, social class, economic status and ethnicity on clothing.
Module 4
Psychographic Trends: Effects of Personality, Attitude, Lifestyle and Peer group on Clothing.
Syllabus for Master of Design in Fashion & Textiles
(IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar)
2 Years - 4 Semesters
Sl No Subjects T P
SEMESTER 1
1
Apparel & Fashion Appreciation 
Module 1
Global Apparel Study & it's Consumption:
  • Understanding of work ethics, importance of discipline, health and hygiene.
  • Safety precautions in garment industry.
  • Importance of Quality & Quality Control.
  • Measurement and Quality Principles.
  • Fabric Quality Requirement & Inspection
  • Concept of AQL and other garment inspection systems.
  • Code of conduct.
Module 2
China and India, Big Market Opportunity:
  • It's contribution in Apparel Sector.
  • Strengths & Weaknesses.
  • Scope for Improvement.
  • Impact of the rising Chinese Domestic Market.
Module 3
Need of Advanced Garment Industry for growth in Apparel Sector:
  • Factory Audits & monitoring process.
2
Digital Design & Appreciation 
Module 1
  • Definitions, Artistic Roles, and Visual Thinking.
  • Introduction and Definitions, Form and Content, Aesthetics, Subjective and Objective Perspectives.
  • Artistic Roles, Artistic Categories, Artistic Styles, Cultural Styles.
  • Ideas of Perception and Visual Awareness.
Working with Images and Basic Selections:
  • Working with Multiple Images, Rulers, Guides & Grids.
  • Adjusting Color with the New Adjustments Panel.
  • Cropping & Straightening an Image.
  • Adjusting Canvas Size & Canvas Rotation.
Module 2
  • Process and Training.
  • Artistic Process Primer, The Artistic Process, The Individual Artist, Artistic.
  • Training Methods, Art as a Social Activity.
  • Photo Retouching and Color Correction.
    • The Red Eye Tool.
    • The Clone Stamp Tool.
    • The Patch Tool & the Healing Brush Tool.
    • The Spot Healing Brush Tool.
    • The Color Replacement Tool.
    • Adjusting Levels.
    • Adjust Curves, Non-Destructively, with Adjustment Layers.
Module 3
  • How Art Speaks.
  • Finding Meaning in Art Primer, Introduction: Objective v/s Subjective Meaning,
  • The First Level of Meaning: Formal, The Second Level of Meaning: Subject.
  • The Third Level of Meaning: Context, The Fourth Level of Meaning.
  • Iconography.
  • Critical Perspectives.
  • Painting In Photoshop
    • Using the Brush Tool.
    • Working with Colors & Swatches.
    • Creating & Using Gradients.
    • Creating & Working with Brushes.
Module 4
  • How Art Works.
  • The Elements and Principles of Visual Language.
  • Artistic Media.
  • Two-Dimensional Media, The Camera, Three-Dimensional Media.
Getting Started with Layers and Painting Commands
  • Understanding the Background Layer.
  • Creating, Selecting, Linking & Deleting Layers.
  • Introduction to Blending Modes.
  • Blending Modes, Opacity & Fill.
  • Creating & Modifying Text
Module 5
  • Art in various Timeline and Place.
  • Introduction to Prehistoric Art, Egyptian Art, Greek and Roman Art, Medieval.
  • Europe: The birth of two major religions - Christianity and Islam, The Renaissance and it’s masters, Mannerism and Baroque and Realism, Impressionism and Post Impressionist Cubism, Fauvism, Surrealism, Modern Art.
  • Indian Art (Indus Valley, Mauryan, Gupta, Gandhar, Medieval Art, Contemporary Indian Art).
3
Advanced Design Philosophy 
Module 1
Concept and Definition, Types and Role of Design, 3 facets of successful designs. (Basic knowledge of design, color, terms, application of designs with different type of color schemes).
Module 2
Principles & Elements of Apparel and Textile Design, Prints, Patterns etc. (Definition, Types, Flat Sketches, Colored derivatives of apparel categories that help to make a garment).
Module 3
Different Types of Accessories
Module 4
Aspects and Qualities of Colors. (Different meaning conveyed through different colors & color schemes, meaning of color in other fields).
Module 5
Creation of a Visual Diary comprising various apparel & Textile design elements & accessories.
4
Industrial Pattern Making & Grading for Lingerie 
Module 1
Introduction, Basic Block Development, Lingerie - Underwear, Waist Petticoats (Slim & Straight, Flared & Frilled, Yoked), Camisole Top.
Module 2
Bras, Corset, Bikini Panties, Variation - Simplified Shape.
Module 3
Lingerie - Nightwear, Night Dress, Night Shirt, Dressing Gown, Bathrobe, Kimono.
Module 4
Beach & Leisure Wear, One piece swim suit, Bikini, Strapless bodice, Short blocks, Beach wrap & beach pajamas
5
Fashion Forecasting & Product Development 
Module 1
  • Introduction of Fashion Forecasting.
  • Trend analysis for the different seasons.
  • Interpretation of various forecast stories in Fashion Journal.
Module 2
Making trend boards based on market and consumer research:
  • Research Process in Forecasting.
  • Market Research: Consumer Research, Shopping, Sales Records, Primary.
  • Sources: Secondary Sources, Tertiary Sources, Tracking Sales, Competition.
  • Demographics, Value and Life Style, Publication Forecasting Services.
  • Influences, Observation Posts, the new technology, Fashion Involvement.
  • New uses of product, related industries and networking.
Process of Reporting.
Module 3
Reporting qualitative content, quantitative content, evaluating collection / Product development.
6
Media & Culture Studies 
Module 1
The Physical Features of India and the underlying Unity. Main geographical divisions of India, influence of geography upon Indian Culture, Unity in Diversity, influence of climatic factors on culture.
Module 2
The Indian Society
The Ancient Period, The Impact of Islam, The Mughal Influence, The British Raj & Indian Culture, Modernization.
Module 3
Important Religions of India and their contribution – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity etc... Major Festival of Indian and their Significance.
Module 4
Evolution of Indian languages and Literature Through Various Periods in Indian History.
Module 5
Major performing arts of India and their Association with Culture, Folk and Classical Dance forms, Drama, & Music.
7
Advanced Traditional Indian Textiles & Embroideries 
Module 1
Introduction & Historical Background. Folk and Tribal Art – Warli, Madhubani, Saura, Kalamkari, Patchitra, Gond, Kurumbha, Chittar. Floor Art – Aipan, Rangoli, Mandana, Alpana.
Students to be able to identify and implement the various techniques / stitches:
  • Used on fabric samples to imitate the traditional textiles and crafts.
  • Study of the woven textiles.
  • Shawls
  • Brocade - Banaras, South India, Baluchar, Paithani
  • Tangail- Jamdani
Module 2
Saris of India: Woven, Study of Printed and Painted Textiles, Kalamkari, Block Printing (Gujrat & Rajasthan), Madhubani.
Module 3
Indian Miniatures, Sarees of India, Worli Art, Pichhwais. Study of Resist - Dyed Textiles. Patola, Ikat, Pochampalli, Sambalpuri, Bandhani (Rajasthan & Gujrat).
Module 4
  • Metal Craft: Brass, Copper, Iron.
  • Wood Craft: Bamboo and other Wood Art Forms.
  • Paper Craft: Stencil, Sculpture, Paper Mashie, Leather and Jute Craft.
8
History Of World Textiles 
Module 1
  • Tapestries
  • Laces
  • Carpets
Module 2
  • Embroideries
  • Brocades
  • Chinese and Japanese Textiles
Module 3
  • Fabric of South East Asia
  • African Textiles
  • American Textiles
9
Advance Study of Color Theory 
Module 1
Subjective Color:
Module 2
Emotional / Symbolic Color
Module 3
Additive Color (Light Theory)
Module 4
Subtractive Color (Pigment Theory)
Module 5
Theories of Joseph Albers and Color and other Colorist
Module 6
Color as a Compositional Device
10
Garment Construction for Lingerie 
Module 1
Introduction, Lingerie - Underwear, Waist Petticoats (Slim & Straight, Flared & Frilled, Yoked), Camisole Top
Module 2
Bras, Corset, Bikini Panties, Variation - Simplified shape.
Module 3
Lingerie - Nightwear, Night Dress, Night Shirt, Dressing Gown, Bathrobe, Kimono.
Module 4
Beach & Leisure Wear, One piece Swim Suit, Bikini, Strapless Bodice, Beach wrap & beach pajamas.
11
Study Of Statistics for Apparel And Textiles 
Module 1
  • Presentation & analysis of Statistical Data – Bar & Column Graphs, Pie Charts, Histograms, Ogives, Lorenz Curve.
  • Measures of Central Tendency and dispersion: Mean, Median, Mode, range, Mean deviation.
Module 2
  • Standard deviations, coefficient of variations.
  • Correlation & Regression.
Module 3
  • Probability Theory and Distributions, Theorem of Addition and Multiplication, Normal, Binomial and Poisson distribution.
  • Theory of Sampling and Sampling Distributions – Mean, Differences of Means, Differences of proportions.
Module 4
  • Test of Hypotheses: Z-test, T-test, Chi (x) Square Test.
SEMESTER 2
12
Sustainable Design 
Module 1
Introduction to Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles
  • Sustainability - Concepts and Definitions & Case Study.
  • Textile & Fashion Industry and the Sustainability.
  • Eco-fibers and Textiles
  • Tools in assessing the Sustainability (Product Life Cycle Analysis)
Module 2
Sustainable Research & Analysis: To understand the principles of deep ecology, develop research skills, become aware of the product lifecycle and to look critically at and reflect on the consumer culture in which we live and practice. The critical investigation fostered here forms an essential foundation for design and studio prototyping.
Module 3
Design and Studio Prototyping: The emphasis shifts from 'knowing to doing' with weight given equally to process, outcome and reflection. Here, the purpose is to use the research from previous units on socio-ecological impacts as a method of inquiry to inform the design process itself; to offer students the opportunity to experience different approaches to creative making with sustainability as the core directive; and to allow a new aesthetic, reflecting the values of sustainability, to emerge. Rigorous interdisciplinary research and discursive application to design are a constant, but students are free to develop their own areas of interest, so the prototype outcomes for all projects are inevitably diverse.
13
Design Research & Methods 
Module 1
Research and Research Design: Introduction to research and its objects; types of research (Exploratory, Descriptive, Explanatory, Experimental), Qualitative v/s Quantitative research, Research process, Significance of research, Techniques of selecting research problem. Introduction to Research Design, Need of Research Design, Significance of a good research design, Terms related to Research Design, Types of Research Designs including experimental design, How to develop a research plan
Module 2
Sampling and Measurement: Concept of census and sample, Steps in sample design, Sampling procedure, Types of sampling design, Characteristics of good sampling design. Measurements and Scaling Techniques (Nominal, Ordinal, Interval and Ratio), Errors in measurement, Test of validity and reliability, Different scales to measure attitude.
Module 3
Data Collection and Analysis: Methods of Primary Data Collection (Observation, Interview, Questionnaire, Scheduling, Content Analysis), Collection of Secondary Data, Analysis of Case Study, Data Analysis (Editing, Coding, Processing, Tailgating, Classification, Tabulating, Percentages etc), Interpretations and its techniques.
Module 5
Preparation of Report: Steps in report writing, layout of research report, types of report, significance of report writing.
14
Industrial Pattern Making & Grading for Evening Wear 
Module 1
Styles, Types of Evening Dresses (depending on your cut, shape, flow and silhouette evening dresses are generally classified into following types or styles). Sheath Style Gown: The sheath style evening gown is designed to fit the body tightly. It is unbelted, carries a straight drape. It can be shoulder strapped or strapless.
Module 2
Mermaid Style Evening Dress: The evening gown is shaped like a mermaid. Form-fitting at the bodice, the skirt is designed to resemble a mermaid’stail.The skirtmayof the different color or texture. A-line Evening Gown: The A-line style evening gown is generally bell-shaped, close fitting at the top and widen stapering at the bottom, without gathers or pleats. This showcases a simple but elegant appearance.
Module 3
Trumpet Style Evening Gown: It is tight-fitting until it reaches the knees, where it flares for an elegant appearance. Empire Styled Gown: The waist line comes up to just below the bust, there on the skirt hangs straight and loose, giving it a breezy style.
Module 4
Dropped Waist Evening Dress: The waist line in this dress is dropped below the actual waistline. The skirt can be variable, fitted or flared. Princess Evening Gown: This evening gown is also tight, cut in single pieces, and hang in an unbroken line from the shoulder.
15
Garment Construction for Evening Wear 
Evening Dress Details:
  • Styles
  • Types of Evening Dresses
    • Sheath Style Gown
    • Mermaid Style Evening Dress
    • A-line Evening Gown
    • Trumpet Style Evening Gown
    • Empire Styled Gown
    • Dropped Waist Evening Dress
16
Technical Textiles 
Module 1
Introduction, Definition and Scope of Technical Textiles, Application of Technical Textiles.
Module 2
  • Technical Fibers – Introduction & Properties
  • Technical Yarns - Introduction & Properties
  • Technical Fabrics - Woven, Non-woven, Knitted - Introduction & Properties
Module 3
Geo Textiles: Introduction, Properties of Geo Textiles, Fibers used, Engineering Properties, Soil strengthening, frictional resistance & applications.
Module 4
Medical Textiles, Defense Textiles, Protective Garments against fire, chemicals, ballistic, rain & static electricity.
Module 5
Textiles in Sports & Recreation - Space Textiles.
17
Appreciation of World Costumes 
Module 1
Study of The Ancient World: Related to Costumes and other art movements.
  • The Ancient Middle East
  • Greece, Rome
  • Anatomy of Cinema or Play during above mentioned Era.
  • Storyline, Characters, Background, Art Direction, Production House
  • Direction, Music & Choreography
The Middle Ages:
  • The Early Middle Ages
  • The Late Middle Ages
Module 2
The Renaissance
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • The Northern Renaissance
  • Baroque and Rococo
  • The Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century
Module 3
  • From the Twentieth to the Twenty-first Century
  • The Edwardian Period and World War I
  • The Twenties, Thirties and World War II
  • The New Look: Fashion Conformity Prevails
  • The Sixties and Seventies: Style Tribe Emerge
  • The Eighties, the Nineties and the Twenty-first Century
Module 4
  • Understanding the Characters (Through Movies / Plays / Theatre / Cinemas)
  • Costume Design for Film and Television / Play / Magazine / Brand
18
Laundry and Care for Textiles 
Module 1
  • Laundry Science: Laundry Essentials, Building Laundry Skills
  • Stains: Classification and Methods of removal
  • Soaps and Detergents: Composition, Manufacturing, Application, Merits and Limitations.
  • Whitening Agents: Types and Functions.
  • Dry cleaning agents, Methods, Advantage & Disadvantage.
Module 2
  • Fabric Finishing Methods: Singeing or Grassing, Bleaching, Mercerizing, Slack Mercerizing, Shrinking, Tentering, Crabbing, Decanting, Stiffening
Module 3
  • Weighting, Calendaring, Embossing, Moire.
  • Beetling, Napping, Gigging, Shearing.
Module 4
  • Special Purpose Finish: Water Repellency, Waterproofing, Flame Proofing, Moth proofing, Mildew proofing, Anti bacterial finishes, Slip resistance, Heat-reflecting finishes, Foam Laminating and Fabric Bonding.
  • Decoding Care Symbols, Consumer Guide to Care Symbols
19
Material Handling 
Module 1
Ceramics
Module 2
Jewelry
Module 3
Sculpture
Module 4
Textiles
20
Fashion Styling 
Module 1
  • Brief Introduction of Historical Costumes of World
  • World Art Appreciation
Module 2
  • Study of various national and international eminent personalities related to their origin history professional work and signature style.
  • International personalities may includes politician, theater artist, movie stars, sportsperson, social activist, famous researcher of any field.
Module 3
Personal (Styling for Individual Clients)
Module 4
  • Editorial (Aspirational styling for magazines and designer’s look book and similar media in both printed and digital forms)
  • Commercial (Styling for advertisements, films, fashion shows and other promotional platforms)
21
Design Anthropology 
Module 1
Concepts, Methods and Practices: The Social Life of Concepts in Design Anthropology.
  • Transforming Knowledge, Pieces into Design Concepts, Creative Montage at Design Workshops
  • Tools and Movements of Engagement: Design Anthropology as a particular style of knowing
  • The evolution of Design Anthropology
Module 2
The Materiality of Design
  • Designing by Doing
  • Anatomical Design: Making and Using Three-Dimensional Models of the Human Body
  • Designing Heritage for a Digital Culture
Module 3
The Temporality of Design
  • From Description to Correspondence
  • Conceptions of innovation and Practices of inhabiting indoor climate
  • Ethnographies of the Possible
Module 4
The Relationality of Design
  • Generating 'Publics' Through Design Research
  • Bridging Disciplines and Sectors: An Industry-academic Partnership in Design Anthropology
  • Decolonizing Design Innovation: Design Anthropology, Critical Anthropology and Indigenous Knowledge
  • Epilogue
  • Ethnography and Design
SEMESTER 3
22
Cognitive & Intuitive Design 
Module 1
  • History of technology development, influences on society and design
  • Information on technology, past, present and future
Module 2
  • Influences from other media
  • New trends in interaction design
  • Interaction design in the context of India
  • Design for future needs
Module 3
  • Study of how people perceive, understand, use and experience interactive objects and spaces.
  • Gathering user data through Contextual inquiry techniques, interpreting interviews within groups, creating work Models (flow, sequence, culture, physical, artifact etc)
  • Sensation and perception
  • Cognitive psychology
Module 4
  • Design methodology for complex products, services and events
  • Design of integrated systems, products for future use, products to be used in groups, devices used in public places, design of multi-modal interfaces, expressive interfaces, products that enrich user experience
23
Design for Special Needs 
  • Physically Dependent
  • Deaf / Blind
  • Moderate to Severe Profound Intellectual Disability
  • Physical Disabilities or Chronic Health Impairments
  • Visual Impairment
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Autism
  • Intensive Behavior Interventions / Serious Mental Illness
  • Mild Intellectual Disability
  • Gifted
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Moderate Behaviors Support / Mental Illness
24
Pattern Making & Grading for Functional Clothing 
Module 1
Drafting of ease fit bodice, Front, Back and Sleeve. Ease fit skirt.
Module 2
Sleeves: Definition, Types of Sleeves - Set-in sleeve, Plain, Puff Sleeve, Bishop Sleeve, Bell, Circular, Squared Armhole, Cap sleeve. Sleeve and bodice combined: Raglan, Kimono. Collars: Definition, Full sleeve shirt collar, Peter pan collar, Stand collar.
Module 3
Grading
Module 4
How to draft functional garments – one ensemble.
25
Garment Construction for Functional Clothing 
Module 1
Detailed understanding of all the above mentioned. Functional clothing with slide presentation and sewing details.
Module 2
Implementation / Preparation of the Design developed using selected material.
  • Development of specification sheets for the finalized design.
  • Designs will be extension from the range developed in the design class.
Module 3
To construct one complete ensemble in the appropriate weight of fabric chosen for one category - "Clothing for Special Needs".
Module 4
Power-point presentation of developed garments including the complete design process / pattern development / specification sheets / costing / sewing details.
26 Industrial Internship
27
Principles of Fashion Marketing & Management 
Module 1
  • Introduction, Meaning, Nature, functions, Importance, Marketing Environment
  • Definitions of Marketing, Concept of Marketing
  • Marketing Mix
  • Segmentation
  • Targeting & Positing
  • Analysis of consumer markets and buyer behavior
Module 2
  • Product Mix, Product Life Cycle, New Product Development.
  • Pricing Objectives & Pricing Methods.
  • Distribution Channels: Types, Levels, Development.
  • Promotion Mix.
  • Marketing channels, retailing and its types, Wholesaling.
Module 3
  • Merchandising: Definition, Role and Responsibilities of a Merchandiser.
  • 6 months merchandising plan - Buying Calendar
  • Retail Fashion Promotion – Sales Promotion, Advertising, Branding, Public relation, Special events.
  • Retailing - Types of Retail Operations.
Module 4
  • Digital Marketing and Packaging - Role of Digital Marketing
  • Internet: Internet Retailing and Promotion
  • Concepts and Principles of Packaging
  • Materials used for packaging in the Apparel Industry
28
Production Planning & Control 
Module 1
Introduction
Module 2
Sequencing
Module 3
Work Study: Method Study, Basic Procedure, Selection, Recording of Process, Critical Analysis, Development, Implementation, Micro Motion and Memo Motion Study, Work Measurement, Techniques of Work Measurement, Time Study, Production Study, Work Sampling, Synthesis From Standard Data, Predetermined Motion Time Standards.
29
Fashion Advertising & Sales Promotion 
Module 1
Fashion as a unique product and why it needs to be promoted differently. What and why advertising and promotion, benefits, ethical issues in advertising. Advertising in Fashion Marketing.
Module 2
  • Advertising Models (AIDA model, Lavidge and Steiner model, Innovation adoption model, Operation model).
  • Advertising Media (Types, Characteristics, Media Selection, and Media Scheduling).
  • Advertising Appropriation – Methods
  • Production Creative Strategy, Execution
Module 3
  • Advertising Agency – Function, Selection and Co-ordination
  • Advertising Effectiveness, Evaluation
  • Fashion Promotion through fashion shows visual merchandising, special events and sales promotion techniques.
30
Fashion Entrepreneurship 
Module 1
  • Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Focus of this paper would be on the following areas
  • Philosophical Aspects of Intellectual Property Laws
  • Basic Principles of Patent Law
  • Patent Application procedure
  • Drafting of Patent Specification
  • Understanding Copyright Law
  • Basic Principles of Trade Mark
  • Basic Principles of Design Rights
Module 2
International Background of Intellectual Property
Module 3
  • Ownership and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Patents- Objectives, Rights, Assignments, Defenses in case of Infringement.
  • Copyright-Objectives, Rights, Transfer of Copyright, work of employment.
  • Infringement, Defenses for infringement.
  • Trademarks-Objectives, Rights, Protection of goodwill, Infringement, Passing off, Defenses.
  • Designs-Objectives, Rights, Assignments, Infringements, Defenses of Design, Infringement.
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights - Civil Remedies, Criminal Remedies.
  • Border Security
Module 4
  • Measures
  • Practical Aspects of Licensing -Benefits, Determinative factors, important clauses, licensing clauses.
Module 5
  • Entrepreneurship: Concept and Definitions, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • Classification and Types of Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurial Competencies, Factor Affecting
  • Entrepreneurial Growth: EDP Programmer, Entrepreneurial Training, Traits / Qualities of Entrepreneurs.
Module 6
  • Small Enterprises and Enterprise Launching Formalities: Definition of Small Scale, Rationale, Objective
  • Scope, Role of SME in Economic Development of India, SME, Registration, NOC from Pollution Board
  • Machinery and Equipment Selection, Project Report Preparation, Preparing Project Report, Project Planning and Scheduling.
31
Trade Documentation 
Module 1
  • GATT – What it is and what it does.
  • Multi fiber Agreement and bilateral Textile Agreements signed by India with importing quota countries.
  • Govt. of India’s Export entitlement policy on garment exports.
Module 2
  • AEPC role in the administration of export entitlement policy.
  • Export promotional activities of A.E.P.C.
  • Facilities available for garment exporters.
Module 3
How to start a Garment Exporting Company, Export Contracts.
SEMESTER 4
32
Thesis M.Des (Fashion & Textiles) 
Writing Master’s Design Thesis
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Literature Review / Case Study Analysis
  • Chapter 3: Design Project / Proposal
  • Chapter 4: Recommendations / Conclusion
Syllabus for M.Voc in Fashion Designing (M.Voc FD)
(University of Allahabad)
2 Years - 4 Semesters
Sl No Subjects T P
SEMESTER 1
1
Concept Development 
Module 1
Tools for Concept Development: Products division, Quality Function Deployment, Concept Engineering.
Tools for Design Development: Design failure mode and Design Analysis.
Reliability Prediction: Tools for Design Optimization.
Module 2
Concept Domain
  • Concept development is incomplete without idea generation and communication of the same.
  • Concept development involves the basic aspects of thinking visually which a part of visual literacy.
  • Realizing the potential of creativity by being observant and inquisitive about our immediate surroundings and being in the state of responding to any aesthetical configuration the material world.
Module 3
Knowledge Domain
  • To be able to practice the conceptualisation and ideation process as the first step of design process.
  • To develop visual perceptual skills in order to document visual observations and ideas from creative mental imagery.
  • To be able to use visual metaphor as a means to communicate and cultivate design ideas.
Module 4
Skill Domain
  • To be able to generate creative ideas in terms of key concepts in the form of crisp keywords and visual representations.
  • To be able to link visual, verbal, auditory content and convert it into ideas which could be considered for design conceptualisation.
Module 4
Thinker Domain Develop & Create a Design Challenge and facilitate the solution.
2
Fashion Retail Management 
Module 1
Introduction: Meaning, Functions, Type – Organized & Unorganized Theories, Formats of Retail Outlets, Retail Channels.
Module 2
Concept of Merchandising, Marketing, Segmentation, Human Resource, Customer Relationship, Inventory and Logistics, Supply Chain Management.
Module 3
Retail Strategy: The Target Market, The Retail Format, Sustainable Competitive Advantage.
Growth Strategies of Retailing: Market Penetration, Market Expansion, Format Development, Diversification, Classification & Categories.
Retail Branding: Levels, Decisions, Image.
Module 4
Merchandising Planning Process: Forecast Category Sale, Developing Assortment Plan, Setting Inventory and Product Availability Level, Managing Inventory or Control System, Allocating Merchandise to Store, Buying Merchandise, Monitoring and Evaluating Performances and Making Adjustments.
Merchandising Policies: Fashion Cycle Stage, Quality of Merchandise, Price Range Offered, Breadth & Depth Of Merchandise Assortments, Brand Policies, Exclusivity.
Module 5
Retail Buying Behavior & Process: Merchandise Planning, Assortment Planning, Actual Buying & Rearrangement, Vendor Selection.
Costing & Pricing: Strategies, Type Store layout & Visual Merchandising.
Fashion Retail Market: Indian & Global Scenario.
3
Introduction to Couture 
Module 1
Introduction to Clothing Behavior
  • Significance of Clothing.
  • Factors affecting Basic Clothing Needs.
  • General Values & Clothing Behavior.
  • Society & Clothing.
  • Culture & Society.
  • Dresses among Societies.
  • Globalization of Dresses.
Module 2
Types of Collection
Ready-to-wear, Haute couture, Semi-couture, Capsule Collection, Resort Wear, Active Wear, Cruise Collection.
Module 3
Design development after the identification of a particular society and its way of dressing.
Module 4
Demographic Trends: Effect of Age, Sex, Income, Social Class, Economic Status and Ethnicity on Couture.
Psychographic Trends: Effects of Personality, Attitude, Lifestyle and Peer Group on Couture.
Module 5
Dress & Technology: Designing a couture range with the help of dedicated softwares.
4
Elective Papers - Trend Forecasting & Analysis / Visual & Design Culture (Any one) 
Trend Forecasting & Analysis
Module 1
Introduction to Trend Research
Module 2
Consumer Preferences & Research Consumer research through
  • Segmentation
  • Brand awareness
  • Relation to forecasting
  • Connection to Marketing / Business Initiatives
Module 3
Trend Analysis
  • Identification / Selection of Target Market.
  • Trend Spotting Methods.
  • Trend Lifecycles.
Module 4
Forecast Interpretation
  • Current & Subsequent Season.
Module 5
Trend Reporting & Data Analysis
  • Visualization as a tool of analysis.
  • Data Communication.
Visual & Design Culture
Module 1
Design Process For Visual Culture
Achieving an understanding of design and the design process for visual culture, inclusive of various Art, Music, Tradition & Craft forms across the globe.
Module 2
Elements and Principles of Visual Culture
Exploring the basic elements and principles of visual culture-appreciation and understanding of visual language, principles and issues of design through creative assignments, readings, and discussions.
Module 3
Analysis of Contemporary Issues in Visual Culture.
Module 4
New Media Design Creating an appreciation of graphic and new media design: visual medium: graphic design, illustration and interactive media.
Developing an understanding of information hierarchy: It examines visual language focusing on the role designers have in shaping culture and the interconnected relationship of visual communication to disciplines across the humanities.
Module 5
Building the basic vocabulary of typography, design, and compositional elements visual communication in print and digital design through the lens of theories of organization; interpretation and evaluation; processes and methodologies of creation; and issues of dissemination.
SEMESTER 2
5
Fashion Image 
Module 1
Introduction to Fashion Styling
Fashion Styling, Influence of Stylists, Specialities of Styling, Areas of Styling, Misconceptions about Styling, Personality traits of a successful Stylist.
Module 2
Image Management
Image Management Process, Styling for Print, Editorial Styling, Lifestyle Styling, Fashion PR, Styling for Entertainment Industry, Wardrobe Styling.
Module 3
Image Building, Branding & Networking
Portfolio Basics, Image Consulting, Personal Styling, Celebrity Styling, Career Diversity, Runway Styling, Prop Styling, Food Styling, Visual Merchandising.
Module 4
Wardrobe Preparation
Anatomy of Wardrobe Department, Duplicate Costumes, Green Room Understanding Fabric Care, Importance of Script, Anatomy of Apparel Phases of Production.
Module 5
Freelance Styling
Basics of Freelance Styling, Essential Business Documents, Agency Representation v/s Freelance, Building a freelance Business Plan, Studio, Office & Financials.
6
Fashion Communication 
Module 1
Communication, Communication Plan, Ways of Communication, Fashion Vocabulary.
Module 2
Fashion Communication: Essentials of Communication, Objectives, Barriers and Purpose of effective communication.
Types of Communication: Oral, Written, Gesture, Needs and functions.
Business Letter: Layout and Importance along with drafting.
Media and public relation in Fashion Communication.
Module 3
Fashion Presentation Skills: Importance of Interview, Techniques, Fashion Dialogues, Group Discussions.
Styling, body language and self presentation skills.
Module 4
Fashion Campaigns, Brochure Designs, Cover Stories, Theme Pavilion at Fairs.
Public relation communication effectiveness, formal and informal.
Communication ability, inter personal skills and rapport.
Common Fashion Terminologies across the world.
Module 5
Fashion Advertising
Objectives and Types of Advertising, Semiotics Study, Fashion Photography, Media Planning.
7
Entrepreneurship Development 
Module 1
Entrepreneurship: Concept, Innovation, Type, Process, Competencies, Management Skill, Importance & Economic Development.
Module 2
Funds: Sources, Ecosystem, Ownership, Type of Company, Role of CFO.
Accountancy: Important terms, Chart of account, Balance sheet, Income statement, Cash flow statement.
Module 3
Small Scale Industry & Government Schemes: Growth of small scale industries in developing Countries, role of small scale industries in the national economy, characteristics and types of small scale industries, Government policy for small scale industry in India.
Module 4
Project Planning, Formulation & Control Planning, Identification & Formulation, Evaluation, Analysis, Preparation of Project Report, Marketing and HRM, Laws Concerning Entrepreneur, Role of Various National and State Agencies which Render Assistance to Small Scale Industries.
Module 4
Women Entrepreneurship: Meaning, Characteristic, Features, Problems of Women Entrepreneurship in India, Government Schemes.
8
Elective Papers - Digital Design / Ultra Materials (Any one) 
Elective Paper - Digital Design
Module 1
Adobe Photoshop
Principles and practices for production of digital illustration and design. Fundamental tools and techniques of bitmap software.
Module 2
Adobe Illustrator Vector manipulation tool used by leading designers within the industry. Animation techniques using typography, graphic elements, photography, and / or video, along with rhythm and timing to create high-quality animation.
Module 3
Interactive Design
  • Sub-disciplines of Interactive Design.
  • Competitive Analysis.
  • Information Design.
  • Interaction Design.
  • Visual Interface Design.
Module 4
3D Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of 3D workflows.
  • Modelling, Texturing, Lighting.
  • Animation.
  • Rendering using a professional 3D Software solution.
  • Introductory Tools and Techniques of 3D animation.
Module 5
Emerging Ideas
  • Typography.
  • Graphic Elements.
  • Rhythm and Timing to create high-quality animation.
  • After effects 3D Layer mode.
Elective Paper - Ultra Materials
Module 1
Understanding Materials and it's Behaviour
Module 2
Ultra Materials
  • Metals
  • Polymers
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Naturals
Module 3
Material Intelligence & its exploration in
  • Textiles
  • Fashion
  • Art
  • Product Design
Module 4 & 5
Functional Textiles
  • Medical Textiles
  • Protective Textiles
  • Chemical Protective Textiles
  • Protection from Radiation
  • Protection from Extreme Cold
  • Clean Room Textiles
  • High Visibility Textiles
  • Nano Technology Applied
  • Wrinkle Resistant
  • Anti Bacterial Textiles
  • Anti Static Textiles
  • UV Protection Textiles
SEMESTER 3
9
Commercial Design Studies 
Module 1
Introduction to Dress & Culture
Dress Codes, Body Rituals, Cultural Identity, Dress as a Non-verbal Communication.
Module 2
Fashion as a Dynamic Process
Fashion System and its impact, Change in fashion scenario, Ethnicity & it's influence, Body Image.
Module 3
Appearance of Gender, Race & Ethnicity
Meaning of Modesty, Appearance of Gender, Race & Ethnicity, Fashion, Status & Inequality in dress, Dress in Workplace.
Module 4
Fashion Markets
Global Fashion Markets, Global Sourcing & Merchandising, Global Retailing, Policies & Strategies, Fashion Auxiliary Services.
Module 5
IPR & Fashion
Definition, Concept, IPR & Law, Trademark & Copyright, Process of filing for Copyright.
10
Fashion & Luxury Brand Management 
Module 1
Product: Concept, Types, Product Line, Assortment, Dimensions, Concept of 4 P's.
Module 2
Product Management: Product Life Cycle (PLC), Appraisal of each product and product line, Decision on Packaging, Product Differentiation and Positioning, Managing Brands, Product Quality.
Module 3
Brand: Concept of Brand, Brands v/s Products, Benefits of branding, Brand Equity, Levels of branding, Decision of Branding.
Brand Management: Strategy, Principles & Role Major Luxury Brand labels of India.
Module 4
Marketing of Luxury Brand:
Promotion Techniques, Distribution System Management & Communication.
Module 3
Consumer Behaviour and Market Research, Pricing Strategy, Luxury Brand at Global Level.
11
Design Innovation 
Module 1
Introduction to Design Innovation:
Significance of Product Design, Product Design and Development Process, Sequential Engineering Design Method, The Challenges of Product Development, What is Design, Innovation Past, Present, Future, Engineers as Global Innovators, Innovation Types, Innovation Methods & Methodologies.
Module 2
Ideation
Morphology of Design, Product Planning, Identifying Opportunities, Evaluate and Prioritize Projects, Product Design Process, Idea v/s Opportunity, Keys to Creativity, Pattern Recognition, Creativity Tools.
Module 3
Conceive and Create
Product Engineering, Innovation Outcomes, Environmental & Social Impacts, Identifying Customer Needs, Interpret Raw Data in terms of customers need, organize needs in hierarchy and establish the relative importance of needs, IP’s Role in Innovation.
Module 4
Product Specifications
Establish Target Specifications, Setting Final Specifications.
Module 5
21st Century Innovation
Think and Act Globally, Local Challenges - work with unconventional material, The Future of Global Engineering Innovation, Pattern Breaking.
12
Elective Paper - Fashion Ergonomics / Craft Studies / Sustainable Design / Costume Studies (Any one) 
Elective Paper - Fashion Ergonomics
Module 1
Introduction to Fundamentals of Ergonomics
  • Principles of Ergonomics
  • Application of Ergonomic Principles
Module 2
Human Aspects of Systems.
Design Human Characteristics.
Anatomy and Physiology: Skeletal System, Muscles, Energy and Force Production, Antropometry.
Module 3
  • Interface of Ergonomics and Universal Design for Accessibility to Fashion.
  • Principles of Universal Design in developing Fashion Products and Clothing.
Module 4
Common Ergonomic Problems and Solutions in the Clothing Industry
Module 5
Designing for Special Needs
Elective Paper - Craft Studies
Module 1
Philosophy and Aesthetics.
Module 2
Materials, Processes and Techniques.
Module 3
Environment & Resource Management.
Module 4
Social Structures.
Module 5
Economy and Marketing.
Elective Paper - Sustainable Design
Module 1
Introduction to Sustainable Product Design, Recognize the pre-conceptions about society, economic value, and the environment and how to overcome frailties in the system through design.
Module 2
Explore the role of the industrial designer in relation to the environmental and ecological demands of the 21st Century with the intent of preparing the design student to address product design from a broader, holistic perspective.
Module 3
Will explore the environmental origins of sustainability, theory of sustainability and specific environmentally-responsive design methodologies and topics including industrial ecology, dematerialization, design for disassembly, design for recycling, alternative energy, alternative materials, sustainable packaging and appropriate life-cycle assessment methods for the industrial designer.
Module 4
Address, product design from a broader, holistic perspective, integrating environmental responsibility into the core of the design process.
Module 5
Equipped with the knowledge, rationale and skills to discuss inform and collaborate with their piers, potential clients, employers and other design professionals in the pursuit of sustainable product solutions.
Elective Paper - Costume Studies
Module 1
Designers as Celebrity.
Module 2
Defining Women for a New Generation.
Module 3
Artisans.
Module 4
Futurists: Concept, Designers & their work.
Modernists v/s Post-modernists: Concept, Designers & their work;
Module 5
Conceptualists.
SEMESTER 4
13 Seminar
14 Dissertation
Syllabus for Bachelor of Fashion Technology - B F.Tech
(National Institute of Fashion Technology)
4 Years - 8 Semesters
Sl No Subjects T P
SEMESTER 1
1 Fundamentals of Fashion Design
2 History of Costumes
3 Principles & Elements of Design
4 Fundamentals of Computers
5 Fashion Communication
6 Fundamentals of Textile Fibres & Yarns
7 Introduction to Pattern Making & Stitching
8 Fashion Illustration
SEMESTER 2
9 Pattern Making through Drafting & Flat Pattern Technique
10 Garment Construction
11 Fabric Formation & Processing
12 Indian Constitution
13 Customer Relations Management
14 Surface Ornamentation
15 Import & Export
16 Financial & Management Accounting
SEMESTER 3
17 Dyeing & Printing
18 Human Resource Management
19 MIS
20 Garment Construction – 1
21 Pattern Making – 1
22 Sewn Products Machinery & Equipments
23 VB.net
SEMESTER 4
24 Spreading & Cutting of Apparel Products
25 Apparel Standards, Specifications & Quality Control
26 Fabric & Garment Finishing
27 Garment Construction – 2
28 Pattern Making – 2
29 Sewn Products Machinery & Equipments ‐ 2
30 Web Technologies
SEMESTER 5
31 Production & Operation Management
32 Work Study for Apparel Manufacturing
33 Apparel Quality Management
34 Fashion Merchandising
35 Pattern Making ‐ 3
36 Garment Construction - 3
37 Department Elective
SEMESTER 6
38 Textile Internship (2 Weeks)
39 Maintenance Management
40 Apparel Production Planning & Control
41 Enterpreneurship Management
42 Costing of Apparel Products
43 Enterprise Resource Planning
44 Computer Aided Production Planning
45 Auto CAD
46 Department Elective 1 / 2 / 3
SEMESTER 7
47 Apparel Internship
48 Plant Layout
49 Apparel CAD & Grading
50 Product Analysis & Development
51 Ergonomics
SEMESTER 8
52 Research Methodology
53 Lean Manufacturing
54 Research Project
Syllabus for B.Voc in Fashion Designing (B.Voc FD)
3 Years - 6 Semesters
Sl No Subjects T P
SEMESTER 1
1 English - 1
2 Language - 1 : French / Hindi / Malayalam (Any one)
3 Mathematics
4
Introduction to Fashion 
Module 1
Business of Fashion: Importance of Fashion, Economic Importance of Fashion Business, Four levels of Fashion (Primary Level, Secondary Level, Retail Level & Auxiliary Level)
Module 2
Nature of Fashion: Definition of Fashion, Evolution of Fashion, Terminology of Fashion, Principles of Fashion Movement, Theory of Clothing Origin, Fashion Cycle, Theories of Fashion Adoption, Principles of Fashion, International Fashion centres.
Module 3
Environment of Fashion: Market Segmentation (Demographics, Geographic, Psychographics & Behavioural), Economic Environment, Social Environment.
Module 4
Fashion Categories: Men’s Wear, Women’s Wear, Kid’s wear.
Factors Influencing Fashion: Political influence, Social influence, Environmental influence, Geographical influence, Cultural influence, Influence from Movies / Music Bands.
Module 5
Designer Study: Study of any 5 International / National Level fashion designers and brands based on following criteria:
  • Introduction of the Designer.
  • Education.
  • Specialty.
  • Brand / Label.
  • Contribution to Fashion.
  • Product Range.
  • Outlets.
  • Collection Showcase.
5
Fundamentals of Sewing Technology 
Module 1
Introduction to various Sewing Machines.
Module 2
Classification and basic parts of a machine, stitching auxiliaries, presser foot types, upper and lower threading, bobbin winding.
Module 3
Sewing Mechanism: Stitch mechanism and Feed mechanism, looper and spreader, needle types, bobbin and bobbin case functions, Machine variable and machine speed.
Module 4
Sewing Machine: Appearance, Performance options, Basic Sewing Machines, General Sewing Machine, Overlock - Blind Stitching, Buttonholes - Bar tack - Button Sewing.
Pressing: Introduction, Equipment.
Module 5
Spreading: Types of spread, spreading equipment and tools used for spreading, spreading methods.
6
Fashion Drawing 
Module 1
Basic Line & Shading Exercise: Lines & Shading exercises using various Pencil & Colour mediums - Grade pencils, Colour pencils, Poster colour / Water colour.
Nature Study: Nature in form, Nature in print, Nature in texture.
Module 2
Sketching of natural forms from nature like flowers, leaves, branches, plants etc. Conversion of natural forms into design forms, Copying various textures from nature.
Module 3
Introduction to Perspective - Point Perspective.
Module 4
Object Drawing: Drawing of 3D Geometrical shapes in different angles, such as Cube, Pyramid, Cuboids, Cylindrical forms. Drawing manmade objects in different angles. Such as Bottles, Sharpener, Glass, Pencil, Pen etc.
Module 5
Facial Features: Face, Eyes, Nose, Ears & Lips.
Fashion Faces: Basics figure forms, Drawing legs, arms, hands & feet.
7
Design Essentials 
Module 1
Introduction to Elements of Design: Lines & Shading exercises using various Pencil & Colour mediums, Grade pencils.
Space, Line, Shape, Form, Colour and Texture.
Importance in Designing: Principles of Design - Proportion, Balance, Formal, Informal & Radial, Unity, Emphasis, Rhythm and Harmony.
Module 2
Functions of Lines, Silhouettes, Different Types of Lines & it's characteristics, use of line in clothing according to body shapes. Optical illusions created by various combination of lines.
Module 3
Colour Theory: Prang Colour System & Munsell Colour Dimensions - Hue, Value and Chroma Colour Harmony / Scene, Seasonal Colours, Psychology of Colours.
Module 4
Fashion Terminologies: Fashion, Apparel, Style, Trend, Runway, Haute couture, Pret-a-Porter, Off-the-rack, FAD, Classic, Hemline, Label, Accessories, Advertising, Alta Moda, Balance, Boutique, Classic, Collection, CAD, CAM, CIM, Consumer, Custom made, Designer, Fashion retailing, Grading, Market, Silhouette & Texture.
Module 5
Fashion Theory: Fashion Cycle, Adoption Theories of Fashion - Trickle up, Trickle down, Trickle across.
Century changes in 20th Century Fashion: Haute couture by Charles Frederick Worth, Victorian fashion, Flappers, Punk Style, Hippie Style, Hip hop Fashion, Gothic Fashion, Street Style Fashion.
8 Audit Course - 1 : Environment Studies
SEMESTER 2
9 English 2
10 Language - 2 : French / Hindi / Malayalam (Any one)
11
Fashion Forecasting 
Module 1
Fashion Forecasting & it's types, Forecasting (Time based), Short term forecasting, Long term forecasting, Forecasting (Technique based), Judgmental forecasting, Intuitive forecasting, Delphi technique.
Module 2
Boards & it's Types: Theme Board, Mood Board, Colour Board, Client Board, Silhouette Board, Swatch Board, Story Board.
Module 3
Colour Forecasting: It's importance, it's impact on fashion scenario, 24 moods categorization.
Module 4
Trend Analysis: Identification / Selection of target market, Trend analysis of earlier seasons to understand trend spotting methods & trend lifecycles. Forecast interpretation of the current / subsequent season. Developing style directions based on selected markets. Trend reporting & data presentation.
Module 5
National & International Trend Spotting
12
Design Ideology 
Module 1
Concept and Definition, Types and Role of Design, 3 facets of successful designs. (Basic knowledge of design, Colour, Terms & Terminology, application of designs with different type of colour schemes).
Module 2
Apparel design elements such as necklines, collars, sleeves, silhouettes, trousers, skirts, embellishments (pleats, frills, flounces, laces, buttons, fasteners, prints, patterns etc). Definition, types, flat sketches, coloured derivatives of apparel categories that help to make a garment.
Module 3
Designing accessories such as hats, shoes, handbags, boots.
Module 4
Aspects and Qualities of Colours: Different meaning conveyed through different colours & colour schemes, meaning of colour in other fields.
Module 5
Creation of a Visual Diary comprising of various apparel design elements & accessories.
13
Fashion Illustration 
Module 1
Perspective Drawing: 1-point, 2-point, 3-point perspective. Illustrating different type of ornaments and accessories.
Module 2
Poses of Fashion Figures: Straight pose, Side pose, Back pose. Developing block figures in different body actions.
Module 3
Basics types of Silhouettes.
Illustrating various Pattern Details: Pockets, Sleeves, Yokes, Skirts, Trousers, Tops etc.
Module 4
Illustrating details of Ruffles, Cowls, Shirring, Smocking, Draping, Gathers, Pleats and Flounces.
Module 5
Basics types of Silhouettes.
Human Figure Study: Basic drawing of Male & Female figure with appropriate proportions.
14
Traditional Indian Textiles & Costumes 
Module 1
History of Indian Textile Production.
Module 2
Textiles of Western Region: Brocade weave, Embroidery styles, Mochi, Applique, Bead work, Block Printing, Screen Printing, Tie & Die, Bandhini and Laharia, Patola, Himrus, Amrus, Pithani, Pitabar.
Textiles of Southern Region: Pochampalli, Kalamkari, Banjara Embroidery Kancheepuram silk, Erezha Thorthu, Balaramapuram Sarees, Chendamangalam Sarees, Kuthampully Sarees, Kannur Handloom, Kasuti, Mysore Silk and Kunbi Sarees.
Module 3
Textiles of Eastern Region: Dacca sarees and it's types, Baluchari buttedar and Kantha and it's types.
Textiles of Northern Region: Brocades of Varanasi & it's types, Phulkari & it's types.
Kashmiri Embroidery: Carpet & Shawl weaving, Kullu Shawls, Chamba Roomals, Chikankari work & it's types and Block Printing of Uttar Pradesh.
Module 4
Costumes and Accessories during: Indus valley, Vedic period, Mauryan & Sunga period and Satavahana period.
Module 5
Costumes and Accessories during: Kushan period, Guptha period, Mugal period and British period.
15
Basic Principles of Garment Technology 
Module 1
Stitching practice on paper - Geometrical patterns.
Stitching practice on Muslin - Geometrical patterns.
Module 2
Drafting the Basic Pattern Set – Basic bodice front and back - Basic skirt front and back, Basic Sleeve, Basic Trouser.
Module 3
Basic Hand Stitches - Even basting, Uneven basting, Hemming, Over casting, Blanket stitch, Open herring bone and types of fringes. Basic Machine Seams - Flat Seam, Bound Seam, Lapped Seam, French Seam.
Module 4
Basic Product Operations: Quilting, Darts, Tucks, Pleats, Gathers, Shirring, Ruffles, Facing, Plackets, Interfacing, Piping etc.
Closures: Zippers, Buttons & Holes, Hooks & Eye, Snap Fasteners.
Module 5
Drafting and Construction of Home Furnishing items.
16 Audit Course 2 - Disaster Management
17
Mini Project 
Mini Project
Based on the knowledge attained on topics related to garment construction, each student has to submit a minimum of 4 home furnishing items completed by themselves under the guidance of faculty at the department.
SEMESTER 3
18 Basic Mathematics and General Awareness
19 Professional Business Skills
20
Basics of Management 
Module 1
Management: Concept, Definition, Skills, Administration & Levels.
Functional Areas: Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Finance Management, Production & Operation Management.
Module 2
Functions of Management:
Planning: Concept, Importance, objectives, Principles of Planning Process.
Classification of Planning:Strategic Plan & Operational Plan.
Important Terms: Authority, Decision Making, Vision, Goal, Budget, Projects, Policies.
Organization: Concept, Purpose, Ownership, Types of Organization, Principles of Organization.
Classification of Organization: Tylor’s, Line, Line and Staff, Committee.
Departments: Functional, Product, Customer.
Project Staffing:Concept, Importance & Process.
Directing, Concept, Importance Components – Leadership, Communication & Motivation.
Coordination: Concept, Need & Techniques, Controlling: Concept, Process, Type & Techniques.
Module 3
Functional Areas of Management:
Human Resource Management (HRM): Concept, Objectives, importance & Functions Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, Performance appraisal, Wage and Salary, Incentive payments, Benefits, Executive compensation, Bonus Financial Management: Concept, Objectives, Accounting terms, Planning, Forecasting Production & Operation Management: Nature, Functions, Planning & Controlling, Role of Managers, Store & Material Management, Type of Manufacturing System, Office Management Marketing Management: Concept, Market Research, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Mix Decision.
Module 4
Total Quality Management (TQM), Concept, Importance & Techniques.
Skill Development: Business Letter Writing, Communication, Report writing Skills, Presentation Skills.
Module 5
Other Emerging Dimensions of Management: Time Management, Environment Management, Transport Management, International Management, Forex Management.
21
Elements of Textiles 
Module 1
Introduction of Textile Science and Textile Industry.
Overview on – Ginning, Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Finishing. Classification of Fibres: Natural and Manmade, Properties of different Fibres, Identification of different Fibres.
Module 2
Yarn Formation Process: Cotton Ginning, Carding, Combing, drawing out, Roving, Twisting & Winding.
Directions of Twisting: S Twist / Z twist, Spun yarn, Filament Yarn, Blended yarn, Yarn Counting – Direct / Indirect System.
Type of Yarns: Ply yarn, Cabled yarn, Slub yarn, Spiral yarn, Knot yarn.
Module 3
Fabric Construction: Weaving, Knitting, Braiding, Knotting, Warp / Weft, Coarse / Wale.
Type of Looms: Handloom / Power loom, Parts of Loom – Shuttle, Harness, Reed.
Process of Weaving: Motions of Weaving - Primary, Secondary, Auxiliary, Design / Draft / Lifting Plan.
Type of Basic Weaves: Plain, Twill, Satin / Sateen, Fancy weaves, Pile weave, Tufting & variety of fabrics, Selvedge line / Grain line, Balance of Cloth, Thread counting.
Module 4
Gray goods, Objectives, Pre-treatments – Rinsing, Scouring, Bleaching, Mercerizing, De-sizing, Degumming.
Type of Dyeing: Stock, Piece, Yarn, Top, Fabric dyeing, Type of dyeing machines, Type of dyes.
Type of Printing: Roller printing, Stencil printing, Screen printing, Emboss, Digital printing, Discharge printing, Resist Printing. Type of Finishing: Mechanical and Chemical.
Module 5
Fabric Care & Maintenance: Airing, Brushing, Stain Removal, Laundering, Storing.
22
Computer Aided Design – Paper 1 
Module 1
Introduction to Corel Draw, Terminology & Concept, Overview of the Software Object, Drawing, Vector Graphic, Bitmap, Flyouts, Artistic Text, Paragraph Text, Title Bar, Menu Bar, Toolbar, Toolbox, Drawing Window, Property Bar, Editing Tools, Curve a Line, Closed Objects, Mirror, Rotate, Pen Tool, Outline Tool, Drawing Rectangles and Squares, Drawing Ellipses, Circles, Arcs, Drawing Polygons and Stars, Drawing Spirals, Drawing Grids, Drawing Predefined Shapes, Digitization of Necklines and Sleeves, Shaping Objects, Basic & Advance Shapes, Drawing Shapes.
Module 2
Working with filling Objects, Symbol, Colours Applying Uniform Fills, Fountain Fills, Pattern Fills, Texture Fills, Postscript Texture Fills, Using Symbols In Drawings, Managing Collections And Libraries, Sharing Symbols Between Drawings, Choosing Colours, Creating Custom Colour Palettes, to Choose a Colour Using a Fixed Or Custom Colour Palette, Adding Three Dimensional Effects to Objects, Changing the Transparency of Objects, Adding & Formatting Text, Shifting And Rotating Text, Fitting Text To A Path, Theme Based Conceptualization of croquis and Corresponding Jewellery Set, Four Theme Based croquis, Female croquis with Help of Measurement, Jewellery, Gold Shading, Kundan, Stones, Diamond, Rings, Necklace and Earrings.
Module 3
Photoshop terminology & concept, Over view of the software. Creating a new document, opening an image to edit, cropping an image, using brush & pencil, Adding & creating gradient, making different shapes, making selection with different selection tools, Elliptical marquee, Rectangle marquee, Lasso Tool (Polygonal & Magnetic Lasso tool), Magic wand, Add to Selection, subtract from selection, Intersect with selection & Feathering.
Module 4
Layers: Working with layers, Creating new layer (Layer via cut & copy), Duplicate layer, Renaming a layer, Deleting layer, Rearranging layers , Advanced Practice of Layers, Layer style, Merging Layers(merge down, merge visible), Linking layers, Flatten image, Locking & unlocking background layer, blending modes, Changing opacity of layers, Creating layer set, Attributes of an Image (Sizing & transforming images).
Module 5
Repairing & Retouching Tools: Healing Brush, Patch tool, Clone stamp, Pattern stamp, Eraser Tool, Dodge, Burn & Sponge tool, Warping text, Rasterizing text layer, Changing the transparency of objects. Creating Pattern like Khadi, Silk, Denim, Jute, Cotton etc. Collage Making, Poster Making, Composition & Calendar, Applying makeup on a face. Setting up the Project Database, Assigning and Copying Object Data, Viewing an Object Data Summary, Making Composition & Posters based on various themes.
23
Drafting Adaptation & Clothing Construction 
Module 1
Dart Manipulation: Using Slash and Spread technique and Pivotal Transfer technique.
Single Dart Series: Mid shoulder dart, centre front dart, French dart, mid armhole dart and bust dart.
Double Dart Series: Slash and Spread Method - Waist & Side Dart, Mid Shoulder & Waist Dart, Mid Armhole & Waist Dart.
Pivotal Method: Shoulder Tip & Waist, Centre Front & Waist Dart.
Module 2
Seams: Plain, Lapped, Bound, French, Mock French, Flat fell, Turn and stitch.
Seam Finishes: Pinked, Hand Overcast, Over Locked.
Module 3
Hem Finishes:
Hand Hemming: Visible and Invisible.
Decorative Hem: Facing, Piping, Binding.
Fullness: Blind Tucks, Space Tucks, Pin Tucks.
Module 4
Plackets: Continuous Placket, Tailored Placket, Bound Placket, Faced Placket.
Pleats: Knife Pleat, Box Pleat, Inverted Box Pleat. Gathering, Ruffles, Godets.
Module 5
Fasteners (By hand): Hooks and Eye, Press Studs, Buttons and button Holes.
Zipper Application: Centre Standard Zipper, Lapped, Concealed Zipper, Open Ended Zipper.
24
Application of Fashion Illustration 
Module 1
Drawing: Male Fashion Figure - Front, Back, 3/4 & Side Views, Stick Figures.
Male Facial Features: Eyes, Nose, Lips, Ears.
Male Hairstyles: Co-ordination of Male figures.
Module 2
Fabric Representation: Rendering different fabrics - Solids, Prints, Checks, Stripes, Floral, Dots.
Module 3
Drawing & Rendering various clothing categories including their specifications with colour, fall, fit, fabric and proportion - such as Casual wear, Formal wear, Ethnic wear, Beach wear, Lounge wear, Functional wear.
Module 4
Presentation based on Fashion Seasons: Spring-Summer & Autumn-Winter. Report on Forecast, Designer's collection, creation & rendering of new designs.
Module 5
Drawing Flats & Specs, Stylized Croquis, Marking large cut outs.
25
Psychology of Designs 
Module 1
Introduction to Clothing :
Understanding clothing.
Purpose of Clothing: Protection, Modesty, Attraction.
Module 2
Clothing values, Clothing culture, men and women clothing and ornamentation, groups, Role and status of clothing.
Clothing according to Climatic Conditions - Artic Region - African, Asia and Arabs.
Module 3
Modern Clothing: Youth style and fashion, Teddy boy, skins modes, hippies, punks, taste of youth and their life style. Ancient to modern clothing, unisex, fit women, glamorous woman. Casual and formal clothing. Fashion for all, ready to wear fashion, mass marketing of fashion.
Module 4
Selection of Clothes: Clothes for children, middle age, adults, Types of clothes according to human figure, Different materials for different clothes. Colours suitable for different garments. Kids to teenage clothing.
Module 5
Planning for clothing needs, clothes for school, clothes for parties, clothes for sports, clothes for resting.
Social and Psychological Aspects of Fashion.
26 Audit Course 3 - Consumer Protection
SEMESTER 4
27 Entrepreneurship Development
28 Public Health Sanitation & Safety
29
Basics of Photography 
Module 1
Introduction to Photography, Camera parts and Types. Menu items and shooting modes (Auto v/s Scene v/s Priority), Image show and Presentation of influential black and white photographers Black & White conversion practice Exposure compensation.
Module 2
Image show and tell Presentation of photographers who primarily work in portraiture. Discussion of portrait genres and lighting techniques (studio, natural) Review aperture, shutter speed, ISO. Practice editing and cropping. Studio session, Image show and Discuss composition tips and seeing exercises. Experiment with night photography and low light shooting. Shoot outside during class time in groups.
Module 3
Image show and tell presentation on Photography as Contemporary Art Discussion about conceptual practices Brainstorm ideas, Image Show and tell Presentation and discussion on how to create a successful body of work Sequence editing Trouble shooting.
Module 4
Introduction to Photoshop covering the basics of editing, fixing blemishes, colour correcting, and selective edits.
Module 5
Student will select a subject of their choice and spend time working on it to make the final project.
30
Visual Merchandising & Marketing 
Module 1
Introduction to Visual Merchandising, Objectives, Concept of Visual Merchandising, Growth of Visual Merchandising, Scope of visual merchandising in India, Challenges in Visual Merchandising, Ways to overcome the visual merchandising challenges.
Module 2
Introduction to Retailing: Definition, functions performed by retailers. The concept of retailing, Role of retailing in merchandising, Retail environment, Types of Retail stores, multi-channel retailing, store channel, Catalogue channel, Internet channel.
Module 3
Store Management: Introduction, Objectives, Location of a Store, Types of retail locations, planning a Store Layout, Various Types of Store Layouts, Grid layout, Forced-path layout, Free-form layout, Boutique layout, Combined layout, Store Space Allocation.
Module 4
Store Design and Display: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Store Design and Display, Objectives of store design, Purpose and importance of display, Exterior of a store, Interior of a store, Fixtures, Shelves, Signage.
Module 5
Window Display: Types, Benefits, Importance of window display in fashion business, Materials used, Lighting, Colour, Texture.
Mannequins: Types of mannequins, Dress forms.
31
Advanced Drafting & Garment Construction 
Module 1
Construction of the following Necklines - Round neck, V neck, Square, Boat neck.
Module 2
Construction of the following Pockets: Patch Pocket, Patch pocket with Separate Flap, Inseam Pocket and Hip Pocket.
Module 3
Drafting patterns and construction of the following: Basic Bodice - Front and Back.
Module 4
Drafting patterns and construction of different types of Skirts - Basic Skirt, A- line skirt, gathered skirt, Pleated skirt, Layered skirt.
Module 5
Drafting pattern and construction of the following Sleeves - Plain sleeve, Puff sleeve, Circular sleeve.
32
Computer Aided Design – Paper 2 
Module 1
Introduction to Computerized Pattern Making and Grading.
Module 2
Pattern Preparation: The Basic Pattern Set (Basic Front Bodice, Basic Back Bodice, Basic Sleeve, Basic Front Skirt, Basic Back Skirt).
Module 3
Pattern Preparation: Garments (Bib, A-Line Frock, T-Shirt).
Module 4
Pattern Grading.
33
Craft Traditions & Dyeing 
Module 1
Concept of Design, Motif & Placement, Geometrical Design, Abstract Design, Traditional Design, Stylized Design, Natural & Nursery Design, Various type of Placements for Textile Surface Designing.
Module 2
Traditional Dyeing & Printing Techniques.
Tie & Dye, Block Printing, Batik Printing, Fabric Painting.
Module 3
Introduction to World Textile.
Module 4
Traditional Indian Weaving Techniques: Brocade, Ikat, Indian Sarees – Chanderi, Kanchivaram, Varanasi.
Module 5
Traditional Indian Embroidery: Kashmiri, Kantha, Chikenkari, Kantha, Kasuti, Toda, Phulkari work Appliqué work, Zardozi work.
34 Audit Course 4 - Gender Studies
35 Internship / Project
SEMESTER 5
36
Fashion Business Management 
Module 1
Fashion Business Management: Concept & Definition.
Marketing Management: Concept, Types of market, understanding of needs, wants & demands, Market Research, Market Segmentation, Marketing Mix - 4 P's.
Module 2
Human Resources Development: Introduction, Recruitment Training / Re-training, Finance Management, Funding / Sources, Financial institution, Budgetary planning & Control.
Module 3
Fashion Global Market: Concept, International Marketing – Procedure, Export / Import Documentation, Mode of Payments, International Commercial term Export / Import Documentation.
Module 4
Fashion Merchandising: Concept, Role & Responsibility, Type, Process of Line Development, Sourcing, Visual Merchandising.
Module 5
Brand Management Image, Equity, Levels & Brand Decisions.
Introduction to Retail Management: Concept, Formats, Strategy, Policies.
37
Apparel Production & Quality Control 
Module 1
Introduction to Garment Manufacturing Sampling (working step in sampling, types of sampling and its import ants), Merchandising, Role of merchandiser, R & D-role of R & D Department.
Module 2
Fabric Sourcing & Inspection:
Sourcing: Objective, make or buy decisions, cost, production activity & quality.
Inspection: Fabric defects, defect classification & defect identification.
Fabric checking, Advantages & disadvantages of different fabric inspection systems.
Module 3
Spreading & Cutting: Spreading - Objectives, process, types, modes, parameters, lay planning, Marker making (Manual & Machine), Cutting-Objective, cutting parameters, cutting types.
Module 4
Production Department: Production planning, introduction to sewing machines, classification seams (types, formation, application), stitches (types, formation, application) needle and work aids.
Module 5
Finishing and packing department.
Finishing: Introduction of finishing, flow chart of finishing department, washing (objective, different types of washing), thread trimming, spotting, measurement checking, defect identification. Packaging- flow chart of packaging, garment folding, pre packing, size labelling, needle detection, carton packing, audit checking, shipment.
38
Pattern Manipulation 
Module 1
Pattern Drafting and Construction of Bibs (variation in shape).
Pattern Drafting and Construction of Jabla (front open, sleeveless) for the age group of 6 months to 1 year.
Module 2
Pattern Drafting and Construction of a dress or a frock with peter pan collar and a yoke for a 3-year-old child.
Pattern Drafting and Construction of a frock with yoke at chest line, puff sleeve and gathered waist for a 3-year-old child
Module 3
Pattern Drafting and Construction of a Skirt (Straight skirt or Circular skirt) for a 3-year-old child.
Pattern Drafting and Construction of a Salwar & Kameez for an adult with chest 34 inches.
Module 4
Pattern Drafting and Construction of a shirt with collar and half sleeve or a 3-year-old boy.
Module 5
Pattern Drafting and Construction of a Saree Blouse.
39
Textile and Fabric Artistry 
Basic Hand Stitches.
Running stitch, Back stitch, Stem stitch, Split stitch, Chain stitch, magic chain stitch, Herringbone stitch, Feather stitch, Buttonhole stitch, Chevron stitch, Satin stitch, Lazy daisy, French knots, Bullion knots.
Traditional embroidery like Kutch embroidery of Gujarat, Kasuti of Karnataka, Chikankari of Lucknow, Kantha of West Bengal.
Other techniques of Ornamentation like Smocking, Beadwork, Sequins work, Pearl work, Fabric painting.
40
Garment Finishing & Clothing Care 
Module 1
Water - Hard & Soft water, Methods of softening water.
Laundry Soaps: Manufacture of Soap (Hot process, cold process), composition of soap, types of soap, soap less detergents, chemical action, detergent manufacture, advantages of detergents.
Module 2
Finishes: Stiffening Agents – Starch (cold water & hot water), other stiffening agents, preparation of starch. Laundry blues, their application.
Module 3
Laundry Equipment: For storage, for steeping and Washing – Wash board, suction washer, wash boiler, washing machine. Drying equipment’s – outdoor and indoor types. Irons and ironing board – types of iron (box, flat, automatic, steam iron). Ironing board – different types.
Module 4
Principles of Washing: Suction washing, washing by kneading and squeezing, washing by machine - Process details and machine details. Laundering of different fabrics – cotton and linen, woollen, coloured fabrics, silks, rayon and nylon.
Module 5
Special Types of Laundry:
Water proof coats, silk ties, leather goods, furs, plastics, lace. Dry cleaning – using absorbents, using grease solvents. Storing – points to be noted. Stain removal – food stains, lead pencil, lipstick, nose drops, paint, perfume, perspiration / mildew, tar, turmeric and kum- kum.
Care Labels: Washing, bleaching, Drying, ironing and different placements of label in garments.
41
Design Research & Range Development 
  • Selection of Theme.
  • Research.
  • Board Presentation.
  • Design & Forecast Analysis.
  • Selection of Design & other details.
42
Theatre Costume Designing 
Module 1
Introduction to Evolution of Theatre Costume with examples of Greek Theatre costume.
Module 2
Study of selected theatre costumes around the world- Greek, Roman, India, Egyptian, Chinese Theatre, 19th Century Theatre.
Module 3
Sketch and Colour: Costume, Mask, Footwear’s, Accessories and Jewellery of the following theatres. Greek, Egypt, Roman, China and 19th century.
Module 4
The difference in theatre costume from that of everyday costume / fashion costume. Study and preparation of any one variety of theatre costume based on Movie or book.
43
Seminar 
Each student should present a seminar before a group of faculty members on any one topic related to the fashion industry. The faculty members would can various questions regarding to the chosen topic and student must be able to clear all their doubts.
SEMESTER 6
44
Internship & Main Project 
All students are required to complete an Industrial visit or project with the help of a supervising teacher. The project or Industrial report, viva evaluation will be conducted at the end of the 6th semester and the evaluation process follows 80% external assessment and 20 % internal assessment. Students are required to make the presentations of their work and present it before the panel of examiners. A viva will be conducted based on the report and the students are supposed to clarify queries regarding their report.
Syllabus for B.Voc in Fashion Design & Technology (B.Voc FDT)
(University of Allahabad)
3 Years - 6 Semesters
Sl No Subjects T P
SEMESTER 1
1
Introduction to Fashion Industry 
Module 1
Business of Fashion
Importance of Fashion, Economic Importance of Fashion Business, Four Levels of Fashion Industry (Primary Level, Secondary Level, Retail Level & Auxiliary Level).
Module 2
Nature of Fashion
Definition of Fashion, Evolution of Fashion, Terminology of Fashion, Principles of Fashion Movement, Theory of Clothing Origin, Fashion Cycle, Theories of Fashion Adoption, Principles of Fashion, International Fashion Centres.
Module 3
Environment of Fashion
Market Segmentation (Demographics, Geographic, Psychographics & Behavioural), Economic Environment, Social Environment.
Module 4
Fashion Categories:
Men’s Wear, Women’s Wear, Kid’s Wear. Factors influencing Fashion:
Political Influence, Social Influence, Environmental Influence, Geographical Influence, Cultural Influence.
Module 5
Designer Study
Study of any 5 International / National level Fashion Designers and brands based on following criteria:
  • Introduction of the Designer.
  • Education.
  • Specialty.
  • Brand / Label.
  • Contribution to Fashion.
  • Product Range.
  • Outlets
  • Collection Showcase
2
Design Thinking & Idea Generation 
Module 1
Introduction to Design Thinking
Mind Mapping, Examples & case studies. Techniques of Idea Generation. Scamper Technique, Brainstorming, Understanding Human Needs.
Module 2
Design Process
Design brief or Parti, Analysis, Research, Specification Problem Solving, Conceptualizing & Documenting, Presentation.
Development, Testing, Implementation, Evaluation and Conclusion.
Constructive Criticism, Redesign.
Module 3
Approaches to Design
Module 4
Methods of Designing
Exploring, Redefining, Managing, Trend Spotting.
Module 5
Presentation
3
Fashion Drawing 
Module 1
Basic Line & Shading Exercise
Lines & Shading exercises using various Pencil & Color mediums, such as
  • Grade Pencils
  • Color Pencils
  • Poster Color / Water Color
Nature Study: Nature in Form, Nature in Print, Nature in Texture.
Module 2
Sketching of Natural forms from nature like Flowers, Leaves, Branches, Plants etc.
Conversion of Natural Forms into Design Forms.
Copying various Textures from nature.
Module 3
Introduction to Perspective
  • 1 Point Perspective
  • 2 Point Perspective
  • 3 Point Perspective
Module 3
Object Drawing
Drawing of 3D Geometrical Shapes in different angles: Cube, Pyramid, Cuboids, Cylindrical Forms.
Drawing manmade objects in different angles: Bottles, Sharpener, Glass, Pencil, Pen.
Module 4
Human Figure Study
Basic Drawing of Male & Female Figure with appropriate proportions.
Basic Female Fashion Figure Block, Fleshing Female Figure - Front View, Back View, 3/4 View, Side View.
Stick Figures, Balance & Movement.
4
Design Essentials 
Module 1
Introduction to Design
What is Design, Types of Design , Design Basics, Design Basics Terminology, Elements of Design.
Module 2
Lines
Study of Lines - Types of Lines & their role in Designing, Psychological & Visual Association.
Shapes
Study of Shapes - Types Shapes & their role in Designing, Psychological & Visual Association.
Module 3
Colors
What is Color, Dimensions of Colors, Properties of colors, Psychology of Colors, Color Wheel, Color Schemes, Visual Effects, Color related terminology, Role of colors in Designing & their Application, Color Key Chart.
Texture
Types of Textures, Categories of Texture, Psychological & Visual Association.
Module 4
Aesthetic Qualities of Design Elements
Formal Qualities, Expressive Qualities, Symbolic Qualities.
Module 5
Principles of Design
Balance Proportion Rhythm Emphasis Unity.
5 Hindi - 1
6
Mathematics 
Module 1
Measurements
Different Types of Counting Principles, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division in different systems.
Inter-conversion from one Algebraic system to others.
Module 2
Elementary Geometry
Different types of Geometrical Shapes, their characteristics and properties.
Module 3
Geometrical Constructions
Basic concept, study of some standard geometrical constructions, inter-conversion, construction of parallel lines, angles, squares, triangles, construction of figures, equivalent (area wise) to a given figure.
Module 4
Ratio and Proportion
Basic idea of ratio and proportion, different types of ratios, their properties and applications, percentage and simple interest, profit and loss.
Module 5
Algebraic Equations
Equation of one variable, their solutions applications, linear equations, methods of solution and applications.
7
Indian Land & People - 1 
Module 1
The physical features of India and the underlying unity. Main geographical divisions of India, influence of geography upon Indian Culture. Unity in Diversity, influence of climatic factors on culture.
Module 2
The Indian Society
The Ancient Period, The Impact of Islam ,The Mughal Influence The British Raj & Indian Culture, Modernization.
Module 3
Important Religions of India and their contribution – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity.
Major Festival of Indian and their Significance.
Module 4
Evolution of Indian languages and literature through various periods in Indian History.
Module 5
Major performing arts of India and their association with Culture Folk and Classical Dance forms, Drama, & Music.
8 Development of Foundation Skills
SEMESTER 2
9
Design Idea 
Module 1
Concept and Definition, Types and Role of Design, 3 Facets of Successful Designs.
(Basic knowledge of Design, Color, Terms & Terminology, Application of Designs with different type of Color Schemes)
Module 2
Apparel Design Elements
Necklines, Collars, Sleeves, Silhouettes, Trousers, Skirts, Embellishments (Pleats, Frills, Flounces, Laces, Buttons, Fasteners, Prints, Patterns).
Definition, Types, Flat Sketches, Colored Derivatives of Apparel categories that help to make a garment).
Module 3
Types of Accessories
Hats, Shoes, Handbags, Boots.
Module 4
Aspects and Qualities of Colors
Different meaning conveyed through different Colors & Color Schemes, meaning of Color in other fields such as Medical, Engineering, Sports).
Module 5
Creation of a Visual Diary comprising of various Apparel Design Elements & Accessories.
10
Basic Principles of Garment Technology 
Module 1
A brief overview of garment Manufacturing (Design Study, Sample Garments, Costing of products).
Terminologies of Garment Manufacturing. Measuring & Drafting tools, Bodylines, System Chart, the 8 Head Theory, Measuring Devices, Marking Devices, Cutting Tools.
Module 2
Drafting & Pattern making Techniques, Paper Pattern, Pattern Terms and Pattern Grain lines.
Marker Planning (Layout), Sewing Machine & its components (Types of Machines, Components & Uses), Stitches & Seams (Machine & Hand) and their uses.
Module 3
Drafting of Basic Blocks: Child & Adults Bodice, Sleeve, Skirt, Trouser blocks.
Upper Garment: Child Bodice Block, Adult Bodice Block (1/4 scale), A-line Kurta.
Lower Garment: Straight Skirt, Half Circular Skirt, Full Circular Skirt.
Trouser: Types of Trouser Length, Trouser Block, Churidar, Salwar.
Sleeve Blocks: Loose Sleeve, Fitted Sleeve, Fitted Sleeve with Dart.
Module 4
Basic Hand Stitches: Even Basting, Uneven Basting, Hemming, Over Casting, Blanket Stitch, Open Herring Bone and Types of Fringes, Ten types of Smocking.
Basic Machine Seams: Flat Seam, Bound Seam, Lapped Seam, French Seam.
Module 5
Basic Product Operations: Quilting, Darts, Tucks, Pleats, Gathers, Shirring, Ruffles, Facing, Plackets, Interlacing, Piping.
Additional Product Operation: Pockets, Belts & Bands, Cuffs.
Closures: Zippers, Buttons & Holes, Hooks & Eye, Snaps, Fasteners.
11
Fashion Illustration 
Module 1
Facial Features: Face, Eyes, Nose, Ears & Lips.
Fashion Faces.
Basics Figure Forms: Drawing Legs, Arms, Hands & Feet.
Module 2
Fashion Heads
Drawing the Head: Full front head, three-quarter turned head, the profile head.
Drawing Hair: Out line for hair, Sketching hairstyle.
Module 3
Prints
Enlargement of Prints, Reduction of Prints, Arrangement of Prints.
Module 4
Drawing Accessories
Fashion Hairstyles & Makeup.
Module 5
Presentation
  • Urban & Rural Costumes.
  • Traditional Costume of Different States.
  • World Costumes.
  • Client and Movie Project.
12
Computer Aided Fashion Design - 1 
Module 1
Introduction to Corel Draw, Terminology & Concept, Overview of the Software Object, Drawing, Vector Graphic, Bitmap, Flyouts, Artistic Text, Paragraph Text, Title Bar, Menu Bar, Toolbar, Toolbox, Drawing Window, Property Bar, Editing Tools, Curve a Line, Closed Objects, Mirror, Rotate, Pen Tool, Outline Tool, Drawing Rectangles and Squares, Drawing Ellipses, Circles, Arcs, Drawing Polygons and Stars, Drawing Spirals, Drawing Grids, Drawing Predefined Shapes, Digitization of Necklines and Sleeves. Shaping Objects, Basic & Advance Shapes, Drawing Shapes.
Module 2
Working with filling objects, symbol, colors applying uniform fills, fountain fills, pattern fills, texture fills, postscript texture fills, using symbols in drawings, managing collections and libraries, sharing symbols between drawings, choosing colors, creating custom color palettes, to choose a color using a fixed or custom color palette, adding 3d effects to objects, changing the transparency of objects, adding & formatting text, shifting and rotating text, fitting text to a path, theme based conceptualization of croquie and corresponding jewelry set, four theme based croquie, female croquie with help of measurement, jewelry, gold shading, kundan, stones, diamond, rings, necklace, earings.
Module 3
Photoshop terminology & concept, over view of the software creating a new document, opening an image to edit, cropping an image, using brush & pencil, adding & creating gradient, making different shapes, making selection with different selection tools, elliptical marquee, rectangle marquee, lasso tool (polygonal & magnetic lasso tool), magic wand, add to selection, subtract from selection, intersect with selection & feathering.
Module 4
Layers: Working with layers, creating new layer (layer via cut & copy), duplicate layer, renaming a layer, deleting layer, rearranging layers , advanced practice of layers, layer style, merging layers(merge down, merge visible), linking layers, flatten image, locking & unlocking background layer, blending modes, changing opacity of layers, creating layer set, attributes of an image (sizing & transforming images).
Module 5
Repairing & Retouching Tools: Healing Brush, Patch Tool, Clone Stamp, Pattern Stamp, Eraser Tool, Dodge, Burn & Sponge Tool, Warping Text, Rasterizing Text Layer, changing the transparency of objects. Creating pattern like Khadi, Silk, Denim, Jute, Cotton. Collage Making, Poster Making, Composition & Calendar, applying makeup on a face. Setting up the Project Database, assigning and copying Object Data, viewing an Object Data Summary, making Composition & Posters based on various themes.
13 English - 1
14 General Science
15 Environmental Studies
SEMESTER 3
16
Fashion Illustration & Application 
Module 1
Drawing Men
Male Fashion Figure: Front, Back, 3/4 & Side View, Stick Figures.
Male Facial Features: Eyes, Nose, Lips, Ears.
Male Hairstyles.
Co-ordination of Male & Female Figures.
Module 2
Fabric Representation: Rendering different Fabrics and Solids, Prints, Checks, Stripes, Floral, Dots.
Module 3
Drawing & Rendering various clothing categories including their specifications with color, fall, fit, fabric, and proportion such as, Casual wear, Formal wear, Ethnic wear, Beach wear, Lounge wear, Functional wear. Uniforms.
Module 4
Presentation
Based on Fashion Seasons: Spring-Summer & Autumn-Winter
  • Report on forecast.
  • Report on Designer’s Collection.
  • Creation & Rendering of new designs.
Module 5
Drawing Flats & Specs. Stylized Crouqies, marking large cut-outs.
17
Elements of Textile 
Module 1
Introduction of Textile Science
Textile Industry, an overview on different Textile Departments – Ginning, Spinning, Weaving / Knitting, Finishing.
Classification of Fibers: Natural and Manmade, Properties of Different Fibers, Identification of Different Fibers.
Module 2
Yarn Formation Process – Cotton
Ginning, Carding, Combing, Drawing out, Roving, Twisting & Winding Directions of Twisting – S Twist / Z twist, Spun Yarn, Filament Yarn, Blended yarn, Yarn Counting – Direct / Indirect System.
Type of Yarns – Ply yarn, Cabled Yarn, Slub Yarn, Spiral Yarn, Knot Yarn.
Module 3
Fabric Construction
Weaving, Knitting, Braiding, Knotting, Warp / Weft, Coarse / Wale.
Type of Looms: Handloom / Powerloom.
Parts of Loom: Shuttle, Harness, Reed.
Process of Weaving: Motions of Weaving - Primary, Secondary, Auxiliary, Design / Draft / Lifting Plan.
Type of Basic Weaves: Plain, Twill, Satin / Sateen, Fancy Weaves, Pile Weave, Tufting & Variety of Fabrics, Selvedge Line / Grain Line, Balance of Cloth, Thread Counting.
Module 4
Finishing Process
Gray goods and Objectives.
Pre-treatments: Rinsing, Scouring, Bleaching, Mercerizing, De-sizing, Degumming.
Types of Dyeing: Stock, Piece, Yarn, Top, Fabric Dyeing, Type of Dyeing Machines, Type of Dyes.
Type of Printing: Roller Printing, Stencil Printing, Screen Printing, Emboss, Digital Printing, Discharge Printing, Resist Printing.
Type of Finishing: Mechanical and Chemical.
Module 5
Fabric Care & Maintenance
Airing, Brushing, Stain Removal, Laundering, Storing.
18
Drafting Adaptation and Clothing Construction 
Module 1
Introduction to Dart Manipulation and it’s uses on different garments.
Types of Dart Manipulation, Types of Dart Position, Types of Princess Line, Types of Bodice Style.
Module 2
Types of Basic Collars:
Convertible Collar: Peter Pan Collar, Round Collar, Sailor Collar, Square Collar.
Non-Convertible Collar: One Piece Shirt Collar, Two Piece Shirt Collar, Stand Collar, Mandarin Collar & Chines Collar (Nehru Collar).
Sleeves
Introduction to Sleeve Types and Sleeve Lengths: Bishop Sleeve, Leg-O-Mutton Sleeve, Puff Sleeve, Cap Sleeve, Bell Sleeve, Cowl Sleeve.
Module 3
Basic Adult Bodice Block Variation & Garment Construction
Bodice Style, Basic Female Shirt (Positioning Buttons, Button Holes & Plackets), Neckline Shaping, Facing, Princess Line Bodice, Halter Top, Waist Top, Dress Block, Cowl Top. Basic Jacket Blocks Drafting.
Module 4
Basic Collar Drafting & Construction
Collar: Peter-Pan Collar, Round Collar, Sailor Collar, Square Collar, Two Piece Shirt Collar, One Piece Shirt Collar, Mandarin Collar (Nehru Collar, Stand Collar).
Basic Sleeve Drafting & Construction: Basic Sleeve Block, Semi-Fitted Sleeve Block, Tightly Fitted Sleeve Blocks Construction.
Set-in Sleeve Variation:
Bishop Sleeve, Leg-O-Mutton Sleeve, Puff Sleeve, Cap Sleeve, Bell Sleeve, Cowl Sleeve.
Module 5
Basic Skirt Drafting & Construction
Different Skirt Types: Circular Skirt, Semi-Circular Skirt, Four Gore Skirt, Eight Gore Skirt, Princess Line Skirt, Skirt with Flounce, Skirt with Inverted Pleats, Skirt with Box Pleats, Skirts with Knife Pleats, Skirt with Yoke Skirt with Set in Pleats.
Basic Trouser Block.
19
Fashion Forecasting 
Module 1
Fashion Forecasting & it's Types
Forecasting (Time based), Short term forecasting, Long term forecasting, Forecasting (Technique based), Judgmental forecasting, Intuitive forecasting, Delphi technique.
Module 2
Boards & it's Types
Theme Board, Mood Board, Color Board, Client Board, Silhouette Board, Swatch Board, Story Board.
Module 3
Color Forecasting
It's importance, it's impact on Fashion Scenario, 24 Moods Categorization.
Module 4
Trend Analysis
  • Identification / Selection of Target Market.
  • Trend Analysis of earlier seasons to understand trend spotting methods & trend life cycles.
  • Forecast interpretation of the current / subsequent season.
  • Developing style directions based on selected markets.
  • Trend Reporting & Data Presentation.
Module 4
National & International Trend Spotting.
20
India Land & People - 2 
Module 1
Introduction & Historical Background.
Folk and Tribal Art: Warli, Madhubani, Saura, Kalamkari, Patchitra, Gond, Kurumbha, Chittar.
Floor Art: Aipan, Rangoli, Mandana, Alpana.
Module 2
Metal Craft: Brass, Copper, Iron.
Wood Craft: Bamboo and other wood art forms.
Paper Craft: Stencil, Sculpture, Paper mashie.
Module 3
Clay work / Terracotta.
Pottery work: Black, Blue & Red.
Stone work: Marvel Stone, Red Stone
Module 4
Leather Craft, Jute Craft.
Module 5
Textile Craft: Weaving, Printing, Embroidery.
21
Sociology 
  • Society & Sociology.
  • Basic Concepts.
  • Social Institutions.
  • Understanding society.
  • Social change.
22 Home Science
SEMESTER 4
23
Textile & Fabric Artistry 
Module 1
Concept of Design, Motif & Placement
Geometrical Design, Abstract Design, Traditional Design, Stylized Design, Natural & Nursery Design, various type of placements for textile surface designing.
Module 2
Traditional Dyeing & Printing Techniques
Tie & Dye, Block Printing, Batik Printing, Fabric Painting.
Module 3
Introduction to World Textile.
Module 4
Traditional Indian Weaving Techniques
Brocade, Ikat.
Indian Sarees: Chanderi, Paithani, Balucheri, Kanchivaram, Varanasi.
Module 5
Traditional Indian Embroidery
Kashmiri, Kantha, Chamba Rumal, Chikenkari, Kantha, Kasuti, Toda, Phulkari Work, Gujarati / Rajasthani, Bihari, Applique work, Zardozi.
24
Apparel Production & Quality Control 
Module 1
Concept of Design, Motif & Placement
Introduction to Garment Manufacturing Sampling (working step in sampling, types of sampling and its import ants), Merchandising, Role of merchandiser, Research and Development, Role of R & D department.
Module 2
Fabric Sourcing & Inspection
Sourcing: Objective, make or buy decisions, cost, production activity & quality.
Inspection: Fabric defects, defect classification & defect identification, fabric checking, advantages & disadvantages of different fabric inspection systems.
Module 3
Spreading & Cutting
Spreading: (Objectives, Process, Types, Modes, Parameters, Lay Planning, Marker making (Manual & Machine).
Cutting: Objective, Cutting Parameters, Cutting Types.
Module 4
Production Department
Production Planning, Introduction to Sewing Machines, Classification Seams (Types, Formation, Application).
Stitches (Types, Formation, Application) needle and work aids.
Module 5
Finishing and Packing Department
Finishing: Introduction of finishing, flow chart of finishing department, washing (objective, different types of washing), thread trimming, spotting, measurement checking, defect identification.
Packaging: Flow chart of packaging, garment folding, pre packing, size labeling, needle detection, carton packing, audit checking, shipment.
25
Computer Aided Fashion Design - 2 
Module 1
Introduction to RFS, Menu Commands & Working Area.
Module 2
E-Style Studio, E- Photo Studio & E-Material Studio.
Module 3
Introduction to Wilcom, Menu Commands.
Module 4
Stitch Effects
Module 5
Stitch Types
26
Pattern Development & Construction - 1 (Women's Wear) 
Module 1
Pattern making uses in different pattern, how to create new pattern according to design, Pattern making of Bodice, Sleeve, Skirt, Pant & Dresses Terminology's.
Module 2
Pattern making of Sleeve Variation: According To the Design & Measurement and its Production.
Introduction to Sleeve: Bodice combinations, Kimono Sleeve, Raglan Sleeve, Drop Shoulder Sleeve, Kaftan, Butterfly Sleeve.
Module 3
Pattern making of Bodice block (According to the Design & Measurement and it's Production).
Female blouse variation, Princess line bodice variation, Peasant top design, Band top, Female Shirt with yoke, Surplice (or wrap) designs, Off-shoulder designs.
Module 4
Pattern making of skirt (according To the Design & Measurement and it's Production.
Ra-Ra skirt with yoke, Tiers skirt, Wrap skirt, Mermaid skirt, Circles, peplums, and cascades.
Module 5
Pattern making of One-Piece Dress variations (according to the Design & Measurement and it's Production).
27
Pattern Development & Construction - 2 (Men's Wear) 
Module 1
Drafting & Pattern making techniques for Male Garment.
Pattern making uses in different patterns.
How to create new pattern according to design.
Module 2
Pattern making of Male Bodice, Sleeve and Pants.
Module 3
Drafting of Male Basic Blocks: Male Bodice Block, Male Sleeve, Male Trouser, Male Casual Shirt with Yoke, ancient over sizing of the Male shirts.
Pattern Making of Male Garment (According To the Design & Measurement and it's Production).
Additional Product Operation: Pockets, Belts & Bands, Cuffs.
Closures: Zippers, Buttons & Holes, &Snaps, Fasteners.
Module 4
Pattern Making of Sleeve Variation: According To the Design & Measurement and it's Production.
Introduction to Sleeve: Bodice combinations - Kimono Sleeve, Raglan Sleeve.
Module 5
Pattern Making of Male Trousers (According To the Design & Measurement and it's Production. Pattern making of Male Jackets.
Design Exploration.
28
India: Land & People - 3 (Ancient Jewelry) 
Module 1
Indus Valley period.
Module 2
Vedic Period.
Module 3
Mauryan and Gupta Period.
Module 4
Rajput Period.
Module 5
Mughal Period.
29
Basics of Management 
Module 1
Management: Concept
Definition, Functions, Skills, Administration & Levels.
Functional Areas: Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Finance Management, Production & Operation Management.
Module 2
Functions of Management
Planning: Concept, Importance, Objectives, Principles of Planning Process.
Classification of Planning: Strategic Plan & Operational Plan.
Important Terms.
Module 3
Functional Areas of Management
Human Resource Management (HRM): Concept, Objectives, Importance & Functions, Recruitment & Selection, Training & Development, Performance Appraisal, Wage & Salary, Incentive Payments, Benefits, Executive Compensation, Bonus.
Financial Management: Concept, Objectives, Accounting terms, Planning, Forecasting.
Production & Operation Management: Nature, Functions, Planning & Controlling, Role of Managers, Store & Material Management, Type of Manufacturing System, Office Management.
Marketing Management: Concept, Market Research, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Mix Decision.
Module 4
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Concept, Importance & Techniques, Skill Development: Business Letter Writing, Communication, Report Writing Skills, Presentation Skills.
Module 5
Other Emerging Dimensions of Management
Time Management, Environment Management, Transport Management, International Management, Forex Management.
30 Psychology
SEMESTER 5
31
Costume Design 
Module 1
Anatomy of Cinema
Storyline, Characters, Background, Art Direction, Production House, Direction, Music & Choreography.
Module 2
Understanding the Characters (Through Movies)
Basic study of various characters and their behavior. Study the connection of characters with the background.
Module 3
Costume Design for Film and Television
How the system works, Cheat Sheets, Clothing Kit, Check Sourcing and Renting.
Module 4
Preparation of the Shoot
Using storyboard to communicate visually, Ironing / Steaming clothing, Shoot Etiquettes, Keeping Track of Clothing.
Module 5
Terminology
ABC's of Fashion, Design Terms, Terminology of the Shoot.
32
Advance Garment Making Techniques 
Module 1
Draping Techniques
Draping Tools and Equipments, Draping principles and fitting methods, Draping Terminology, Concept and Uses, What is Fashion Draping, Equipment details, Muslin preparation (Blocking), Principles of balanced patterns, Plumb theory.
Module 2
Draping For Bodice Block (Male, Female), Draping For Sleeve Block, Draping for Skirt Block (Female), Draping for Trouser Block.
Module 3
Grading Techniques
Grading tools and equipments, Grading techniques, concept and uses.
Module 4
Grading For Bodice Block (Male, Female), Grading For Sleeve Block, Grading For Skirt Block (Female), Grading For Trouser Block.
Module 5
Introduction to Gerber Software (for grading) in a modular form, Design Development trough Grading and Draping.
33
Fashion Business Management 
Module 1
Fashion Business Management
Concept & Definition.
Marketing Management
Concept, Types of Market, understanding of needs, wants & demands, Market Research, Market Segmentation, Marketing Mix - 4P's.
Module 2
Human Resources Development
Introduction, Recruitment Training / Re-training.
Finance Management
Funding / Sources, Financial Institution, Budgetary Planning & Control.
Module 3
Fashion Global Market
Concept, International Marketing: Procedure, Export / Import Documentation, Mode of Payments, International Commercial Terms.
Module 4
Fashion Merchandising
Merchandising: Concept, Role & Responsibility, Type, Process of Line Development, Sourcing, Visual Merchandising.
Module 5
Brand Management
Image, Equity, Levels & Brand Decisions.
Introduction to Retail Management Concept, Formats, Strategy, Policies.
34
Elective Papers - (Accessory Design / Pattern Exploration) (Any one) 
Elective Paper - Accessory Design
Module 1
Introduction to Accessories
Importance of Accessories, Terminology of Accessories.
Components of Accessories
Gems & Settings, Laces & Braids, Leather, Fur, Feather, Straw & Straw like materials, Other components of Accessories.
Module 2
Accessories
History & Significance to Fashion, Anatomy & Types.
Belts, Eyewear, Footwear, Gloves, Handbags, Headwear, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, Jewellery, Luggage, Shawl, Scarves & Ties, Neckwear, Umbrella, Handkerchiefs, Veils, Watches, Wigs & Hairpieces.
Module 3
Costume Jewellery.
Module 4
Handbags.
Module 5
Headgears.
Elective Paper - Pattern Exploration
Module 1
Basic Jacket & Coats, Foundations terms, inner support terms and definition.
Jacket and Coat Sleeves: Cap ease, Coat Sleeve Tailor and Two piece Sleeve.
Collar / Lapel Designs: Basic notch collar lapel.
Module 2
Double breasted jacket and design variation.
Shawl Foundation: Shawl Collar Variation, Wide Shawl Collar, Shawl Collar with separate under collar and facing, Jacket construction.
Module 3
Mullet, Leotard, and Resort Wear: Draft, Construction and develop different patterns.
Module 4
Trouser: Analysis of the pants length and pants terminology.
Different Types of Pants: Culottes, Trouser, Slack, Jeans and Pant variation.
Draft and design Dungarees and Jumpsuit.
Module 5
Zero Wastage Garments and Variation.
35 Art History
36 Global Culture Tradition
37 Economics
SEMESTER 6
38
Portfolio Development 
Module 1
Theme Based Portfolio
Development of a portfolio using mind mapping & different boards.
Module 2
Portfolio based on a Theme
Theme Selection, Design Developments, Compilation.
Module 3
Portfolio of best work.
Module 4
Portfolio on Forecast.
Module 5
Portfolio according to the range assigned.
39
Range Development 
  • Selection of Theme.
  • Research.
  • Board Presentation.
  • Design & Forecast Analysis.
  • Selection of Design & other details.
40 Professional Practices
41 Basics of Photography
42 Art Appreciation
Syllabus for B.Sc Costume & Fashion Designing
(University of Calicut)
3 Years - 6 Semesters
Sl No Subjects T P
SEMESTER 1
1 English - 1
2 English - 2
3 Second Language
4
Textile Manufacture 
Module 1
Introduction To Textile Fibers: Definition of Fibers, Classification of fibers - Natural and Manmade.
Properties of Textile Fibres: Primary and Secondary.
Module 2
Manufacturing Process and Properties of Different Fibers: Cotton, Jute, Silk, Wool, Rayon, Nylon, Polyester.
Manmade Fibers Spinning Methods: Dry Spinning, Melt Spinning, Wet Spinning.
Module 3
Yarn Manufacturing Process: Objectives, Working Principles of Blow Room, Carding, Drawing, Combing, Spinning - Definition & Types of Spinning, Working Principles of Ring Spinning, Rotor Spinning, Airjet Spinning Sewing Threads, Properties.
Module 4
Texturisation: Definition, Properties, Types & Uses.
Yarn Numbering System: Direct and Indirect system.
Module 5
Fabric Construction Techniques: Weaving, Knitting, Non woven - Definition, Comparisons of Basic Properties of Woven & Knitted Fabric.
Important features of Warp and Weft knitting, Types of non-woven.
5
Basics of Fashion & Design 
Module 1
Introduction to Elements of Design: Space, Line, Shape, Form, Colour and Texture.
Importance in Designing: Principles of Design - Proportion, Balance - Formal, Informal and Radial, Unity, Emphasis, Rhythm and Harmony.
Module 2
Functions of Lines.
Silhouettes.
Different Types of Lines & its characteristics.
Use of line in clothing according to body shapes.
Optical illusions created by various combination of lines.
Module 3
Colour Theory: Prang Colour System & Munsell Colour Dimensions. Hue, Value and Chroma. Colour Harmony / Scheme, Seasonal Colours, Psychology of Colors.
Module 4
Fashion Terminologies: Fashion, Apparel, Style, Trend, Bespoke, Runway, Haute couture, Pret-a-Porter, Ensemble, Off-the-rack, FAD, Classic, Hemline, Label, Accessories, Advertising, Alta moda, Balance, Boutique, Classic, Collection, CAD, CAM, CIM, Consumer, Custom made, Designer, Fashion Retailing, Grading, Market, Silhouette and Texture.
Module 5
Fashion Theory: Fashion Cycle, Adoption Theories of Fashion - Trickle up, Trickle down, trickle across.
Century changes in 20th century fashion.
Haute couture by Charles Frederick Worth, Victorian Fashion, Flappers, Punk Style, Hippie Style, Hip-hop Fashion.
Gothic Fashion: Street Style Fashion.
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Pattern Making - 1 
Module 1
Basic Principles of Flat Pattern Making – Tools, Industrial Dress Form, Workroom terms and definitions.
How to take Body measurement - Standard measurement, UK and US chart for Children, Women and Men – Conversion Chart
Module 2
Draft Basic Bodice Blocks - Front and Back for Women and Children - Dart and Dartless slopers.
Module 3
Draft Basic Sleeve Block for Women and Children - Draft Basic Skirt Block.
Module 4
Draft basic Trouser block
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Basic Sketching - 1 
Module 1
Introduction to Pencil Sketching: Types of Pencil – Graphite, Charcoal Hard and Black.
Drawing different Shapes and Forms: Two & three dimensional forms.
Object drawing and perspective view drawings.
Enlarging and reducing motifs - Shading and Hatching.
Still Life Drawings – Introduction: Poster Paints, Watercolors, Colour Pencils
Module 2
Elements of Design: Lines, Types, Straight, Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal, Zigzag, Dotted, Dashed, Opaque, Curved, Spiral, Arabesque, Parabola, Serpentine.
Colour: Colour Wheel and Colour Dimensions, Tints, Tones and Shades.
Colour Harmony: Relative and Contrast.
Shape: Geometric and Natural.
Pencil, Oil Pastels and Water Colour.
Texture Creation – Different medium - Pencil, Oil Pastels and Water colour.
Free Hand Drawing Techniques & related exercises.
Free hand practice of brush & pencil.
Module 3
Introduction to Illustration: Stick Figure Drawing, Basic 8 Head Croqui, Basic 10 head Croqui, ¾ Pose, Side Pose & Back Poses, Movements, Flesh Figure 8 head
Module 4
Body and Face Features: Face Block – Front, Side and 3/4 view.
Fashion Face-eyes, ears, nose, mouth & head – hands and legs.
Module 5
Construction Details: Necklines: Square, round, Scalloped, Sweet heart, Scoop, Boat, Assymetrical.
Collars: Peter-pan, Mandarin, Shirt, Roll Collar.
Sleeves: Plain, Puff, Leg-o-mutton, Bishop, Cap, Bell, Circular, Kimono, Raglan.
Skirts: Basic Skirt, A-line, Layered, Circular, Godet, Pants, Coats.
Fashion Accessory Drawings: Bags, Shoes, Goggles, Belts.
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Fabric Construction Techniques 
Module 1
Loom: Definition and types - Pit loom, Handloom, Powerloom, Shuttle and Shuttleless loom, dobby loom and jacquard loom.
Module 2
Woven Fabric Formation – Objectives and working principles of weaving, preparatory process - cone winding, cheese winding, pirn winding, warping , sizing.
Module 3
Elements of Woven and Knitted Structure: Basic Weaves and its derivatives, Fancy Weaves – Honeycomb, Pile, Extra warp and weft figure, leno and double cloth.
Weft Knitting - Types / names and end uses.
Warp Knitting - Types / names and end uses.
Comparision of Woven and Knitted fabrics.
Module 4
Non Wovens: Definition and end uses of dry laid non woven, wet laid non woven-melt blown technology - Spun Bond Technology and Felts.
Module 5
Colour Theory: Light and Pigment Theory, Colour Combination / Modification and application, Colour and Weave / Knit effect.
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Apparel Machinery & Equipments 
Module 1
Introduction to Apparel Industry, Various Types of Garment Manufacturing Units - Domestic and Exports.
Organizational charts of garment unit, various department of garment unit.
Module 2
Marker Making: Definition, Types, Plotting, Digitizing.
Spreading: Methods of spreading - Manual, Spreading Carriage and Automatic Spreading Machine.
Cutting Machines: Parts and working of Straight knife, Round knife, Band knife, Notches, Drills, Thread Makers and Die Cutting.
Computerised Cutting Machines: Air jet, Laser beam cutting, Water jet, Plasma Cutting.
Bundling and Ticketing.
Module 3
Sewing Machine Fundamentals - The casting.
Bed types: Flat, Cylinder, Feed off the arm, Post, Raised, Lubricating Systems.
Stitch Forming Mechanisms: Various stitch forming parts, thread control devices, lower stitch forming devices.
Material Feeding Systems: The presser foot, the throat plate and the feed mechanisms - Feed dog, Types of feed mechanisms in sewing machine - Drop feed, Differential feed, needle feed or compound feed, unison feed, puller or roller feed and cup feed, speed potential.
Module 4
Special Sewing Machines: Over lock, Flat lock, Blind Stitching, Buttonholes, Button Sewing, Bartack and Computerized sewing machine.
Sewing Machine Needles: Parts of the needle, special needles, round point needle, cutting or leather point needle, needle size.
Module 5
Stitch Classes: Seam Classes, Super imposed seam class, Flat seam class, Bound seam class, Lapped seam class.
Pressing: Elements of Pressing, Types of Pressing equipment, Pressing accessories.
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Fabric Analysis 
  • Crimp Testing
  • Count Testing
  • Twist Testing
  • Stiffness Testing
  • Crease Testing
  • Abrasion Testing
  • Drape Testing
  • Identification of Woven & Knitted Structures
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Basic Sewing Techniques 
Module 1
Sewing Machine and it's Parts. Seams: Plain Seam, Top Stitch Seam, Welt Seam, Lapped Seam, Slot Seam, Run and Felt Seam, French Seam.
Seam Finishes: Pinked Finish, Edge Stitched Finish, Double Stitch Finish, Herring bone Finish.
Module 2
Fullness: Darts: Standard, Two-point
Tucks: Pin, Cross, Group, Scalloped.
Pleats: Knife, Box, Inverted Box Pleat, Pinch.
Gathers: Gathering by hand, Gathering by machine, Gathering by elastic.
Ruffles: Double, Circular
Module 3
Plackets: Continuous bound placket, bound and faced (2-piece) placket, Zipper plackets - Standard, Invisible, Kurtha placket.
Module 4
Pockets: Patch pocket, Patch Pocket with Flap, Bound Pocket, Front hip Pocket, Inseam pocket.
Module 5
New Born Set: Panties, Jabla, Bib, Napkin.
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Basic Numerical Methods 
Module 1
Numerical Expressions and Equations: Simultaneous Linear Equations (upto three variables), Quadratic equations in one variable. Factorization and Quadratic Formula
Module 2
Matrices: Introduction, Type of Matrices, trace, transpose and determinants.
Matrix Operations: Adjoint & Inverse Rank Solving Equations by Matrices: Cramer’s Rule.
Module 3
Sequence, Series and Progression: Concepts and Differences - Arithmetic Progression-n'th term and sum of n'terms of an AP, Insertion of Arithmetic means in AP, Geometric progression - ‘n’th term and sum of n'terms of an GP, Insertion of Geometric Mean in GP, Harmonic Progression.
Module 4
Interest and Time value: Concept of interest.
Types of Interest: Simple Interest and Compound Interest. Nominal, Real and Effective rate of interest.
Future value and Present Value; Annuity and Perpetuity. Computing future and present values of annuity, Multi and growing period perpetuity. Compound annual growth rate - Computation of Equated Monthly Instalments(EMI).
Module 5
Descriptive Statistics: Measures of Central Tendency.
Mean: Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean and Harmonic Mean.
Median, Mode and other position values. Measures of Dispersion: Mean.
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Professional Business Skills 
Module 1
Professionalism: Meaning, Definition, Characteristics, Traits and Qualities of a good professionals.
Professionalism in Business. Professional Skills: Important Soft Skills for business success.
Professionalism in Communication. Verbal Communication.
Professional Presentation: Different Presentation Postures - Written Communication: Email - Significance of Email in Business – Email Etiquette: Format, Rules, Do's and Don’ts. Technical Documentation: Standards, Types.
Module 2
E-Learning: Introduction of Electronic Learning, Benefits and Drawbacks of E-Learning.
Online Education: Digital Age Learners, Knowledge Resources on Internet, E-books, Audio, Video and other means for E-learning.
Introduction to E-content Development and Tools, Online Libraries, MOOC's.
The E-learning as a Service Industry, Major Technologies used in E-earning. Different approaches for E-Learning Delivery, E-learning in India.
Module 3
Business Data Analysis: Features of New Generation Computers, Concept of Data Analysis.
Business Data Analysis: Data Analyst, Types of Analysts, Organisation and Source of Data, Importance of Data Quality, Dealing with missing or incomplete data.
Social Networking Analysis: Big Data Analysis, Role of Data Scientist in Business & Society.
Role of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents in E-business. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Business Analytics
Module 4
Socio-Cyber Informatics: IT and Society, Digital Divide, Digital Natives Cyber space. New Opportunities and Threats, Cyber ethics, Cyber Crimes, Cyber Laws – Organisations related with cyber laws, Cyber Addictions - Information overload, Health issues, E-waste and Green Computing, Recent E-governance initiatives in India
Module 5
Digital Marketing: Introduction to Digital Marketing Environment, Meaning & Concept.
Need for Digital Marketing: Advantages and Disadvantages of Digital Marketing. Trends in Digital Marketing.
Types of Digital Marketing: Business models in Digital Marketing, Business to Business (B2B), Business to Customer (B2C), Customer to Customer (C2C), Business to Employees (B2E), Business to Government (B2G).
Online Advertising: Types of Online Advertising. Top E-commerce Websites around the world and its scenario in India. PPC (Pay Per Click) Advertising – Search engine Analytics, Search Engine Ads, Social Media Channels and Ads.
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Traditional Indian Textiles and Costumes 
Module 1
Introduction to History of Indian Textiles.
Techniques of Textile Decoration.
Study on Traditional Dyed Fabrics, Printed Fabrics and Embroidered Fabrics.
Module 2
Textiles of Western Region: Gujarat - Embroidery Style: Mochi, Kutch work, Applique.
Tie & Dye, Bhandini, Leharia and Patola.
Block Printing - Ajarakh, Maharashtra: Paithani, Mashru & Himru. Textiles of Southern Region: Andhra Pradesh: Kalamkari. Tamilnadu: Kancheepuram Silks, Fabrics of Kerala, Karnataka: Banjara Embroidery.
Module 3
Textiles of Eastern Region: West Bengal - Dacca Sarees, Baluchar Buttedar and Kanthas, Orissa: Sambalpuri Ikat & Saktapar / Pasapali. Textiles of Northern Region: Himachal Pradesh - Chamba Rumal.
Jammu & Kashmir: Kashmiri Embroidery, Shawl Weaving, Punjab - Phulkari, Rajasthan: Block Printing. Bagru, Sanganeri - Uttar Pradesh: Brocades of Varanasi, Chickenkari work.
Module 4
Costumes & Accessories during - Indus Valley, Vedic Period, Mauryan & Sunga Period and Satavahana period.
Module 5
Costumes and Accessories during - Kushan Period, Gupta Period and Mughal Period.
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Textile Processing 
Module 1
Preparatory process in Wet Processing: Sequence of processes used in Textile wet processing for cotton, polyester and cotton blend, Singeing, De-sizing - Definition, Types and Methods, Mercerization.
Scouring: Definition, Types and Methods.
Bleaching: Types of Bleaching Agents, Advantages and Disadvantages of Hydrogen peroxide, Sodium hypochlorite and calcium hypochlorite.
Module 2
Dyeing: Different types used for cellulosic, protein and synthetic fibres.
Dyeing methods of cellulosic fibre with reactive and vat dye, dyeing of polyester with disperse dyes, hank dyeing, beam dyeing, jigger dyeing, winch dyeing , padding mangle, natural dyes.
Module 3
Dyeing Machines: Hank Dyeing, Beam Dyeing, Jigger Dyeing, Winch Dyeing, Padding Mangle. Natural dyes.
Module 4
Printing: Styles of Textile Printing, Steaming and Curing. Printing of Cellulosic Fibre with Reactive dyes, Polyester with disperse dyes, Printing of Synthetics. Roller Printing, Screen Printing, Tie and Dye, Flock Printing, Transfer Printing, Sublimation Transfer Printing.
Module 5
Fabric and Garment Finishing.
Basic and Functional Finishes: Basic Finishes - Brushing, Shearing, Singeing, Sanforisation, Carbonizing, Crabbing.
Functional Finishes: Water Repellency, Water proofing, Flame Retardant, Anti-shrinkage, Glazing, Embossing and Moireing.
Durable: Press Finish, Wash and wear.
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Fashion Illustration 
Module 1
Croqui Analysis: Analyzing figures from Fashion Magazines.
Women’s Wear Designs (Formal, Casual & Ethnic).
Lingerie Drawings on Fashion Figures.
Module 2
Introduction to Fashion Details: Various Silhouettes, Various Hair styles.
Module 3
Color rendering for the following Fabrics: Denim, Satin, Velvet, Chiffon and Lace.
Introducing Color Rendering for the following: Solids, Prints, Checks, Stripes and Florals.
Module 4
Introduction to Male Figure: Men’s Casual / Formal Wear Designs.
Module 5
Development of Kid’s Figure, Kid’s Play Wear / School Uniform Designs.
Introduction to Flat Sketches.
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Textile Processing 
  • Identification of Different Fibres.
  • Scouring of Cotton.
  • Bleaching of Cotton.
  • Mercerization of Cotton.
  • Dyeing of Cotton with Direct Dye.
  • Dyeing of Cotton with reactive hot and cold brand dye.
  • Dyeing of Cotton with vat dye.
  • Dyeing of Cotton with sulphur dye.
  • Printing on Cotton using block, stencil, screen, resist methods.
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Pattern Making - 2 
Module 1
Dart Manipulation: Slash and Spread Method and Pivot and Transfer Method.
Darts into Style Lines – Classic and Armhole Princess Line.
Module 2
Variations of the Basic Sleeve: Cap Sleeve, Puff Sleeves, Circular Sleeve, Petal Sleeve, Leg-o-mutton Sleeve, Bishop Sleeve.
Sleeve Bodies Combination: Kimono Sleeve, Raglan Sleeve.
Module 3
Skirt Variations: A-line Skirt, Gathered Skirt, Gored skirt, Forgore Skirt, Pegged Skirt, Skirt with Yoke, Full Circle Skirt, Warp Skirt, Culotte.
Module 4
Collar: Basic Shirt Collar, Flat Collars: Peter-pan, Sailor, Mandarian Collar / Chinese, Roll collar: Turtle Neck.
Module 5
Trouser Design Variations: Pleated Trouser, Pant with Flares, Shorts, Bermudas.
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Entrepreneurship Development 
Module 1
Concepts of Entrepreneur: Entrepreneur, Definitions, Characteristics of Entrepreneur, Classification of Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial Traits, Entrepreneurial Functions, Role of Entrepreneurs in the Economic Development, Factor Effecting Entrepreneurial Growth.
Entrepreneurship: Meaning & Definition.
Entrepreneur v/s Intrapreneur - Women Entrepreneurs, Recent Development, Problems.
Entrepreneurial Development Programmes: Objectives of EDP, Methods of Training, Phases of EDP.
Module 2
Institutional Support and Incentives to Entrepreneurs, Functions of Department of Industries and Commerce (DIC), Activities of Small Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCO), Functions of National Small Industries Corporation(NSIC), Functions of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Khadi Village Industry Commission (KVIC), Small Industries Service Institute (SISI), Functions and Services of Kerala Industrial Technical Consultancy Organisation (KITCO), Activities of Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Project (STEDP), Strategies of National Entrepreneurship Development Board (NEDB), Objectives of National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Techno Park - Functions of Techno Park.
Incentives: Importance, Classification of Incentives, Subsidy, Types of Subsidy.
Module 3
Micro Small and Medium Enterprises: Features, Objectives, Importance, Role of SME in the Economic Development, MSME Act 2006 - Salient Features, Credit Guarantee Fund Trust Scheme for MSMEs, Industrial Estates, Classification, Benefits, Green Channel - Bridge Capital - Seed Capital Assistance, Margin Money Schemes, Single Window System, Sickness, Causes, Remedies, Registration of SSI.
Module 4
Setting up of Industrial Unit: Environment for Entrepreneurship, Criteria for selecting particular project, Generating project ideas, Market and demand analysis, Feasibility study, Scope of Technical Feasibility, Financial Feasibility, Social Cost Benefit Analysis, Government regulations for project clearance, Import of capital goods, Approval of Foreign Collaboration, Pollution control clearances, Setting up of micro small and medium enterprises, Location decision, Significance.
Module 5
Project Report: Meaning, Definition, Purpose of Project Reports, Requirements of Good Report, Methods of Reporting, General Principles of a Good Reporting System, Performa of a project report, Sample project report.
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Banking and Insurance 
Module 1
Introduction to Banking: Meaning and Definition, Origin and Development of Banking, Customer of a bank, Structure of banking in India, Banks and Economic Development, Functions of Commercial Banks (Conventional and Innovative Functions), Emerging trends in banking.
Module 2
Negotiable Instruments: Definition, Characteristics, Types, Parties to Negotiable Instruments.
Cheques: Types of Cheques, Crossing of Cheques, Drafts, Cheque v/s Draft.
Endorsement: Significance, Regularity of Endorsement, Liability of Endorser, Electronic Payments.
Module 3
E-Banking: Centralized Online Real Time, Electronic Banking (CORE), Electronic Clearing Service(ECS), Electronic Fund Transfer, Real Time Gross Settlement(RTGS), National Electronic Fund Transfer(NEFT), Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication(SWIFT), E-Cheque, ATM's, Credit Card, Debit Card, Smart Card, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, Tele-banking.
Financial Inclusion: Recent initiatives in financial inclusion.
Module 4
Introduction to Insurance: Concept, Need of Insurance, Insurance as a Social Security Tool, Insurance and Economic Development, Principles of Insurance, Various kinds of Insurance, Life and General Insurance (Fire, Marine, Medical, Personal Accident, Property and Motor Vehicle Insurance), Features, Life Insurance v/s General Insurance.
Module 5
Life Insurance: Law relating to life insurance, General principles of life insurance contract, Proposal and Policy, Assignment and Nomination, Title and Claims, General Insurance, Law relating to general Insurance - IRDA, powers and functions, insurance business in India.
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Garment Finishing & Clothing Care 
Module 1
Water: Determination of Hardness, Treatment of Softening Water.
Washing: Study of Soaps and Detergents, it's difference, Principles of Laundering, Laundry Equipment, Different methods of washing, Application of Friction by rubbing and scrubbing, study of different types of Washing Machines - Household and Industrial.
Module 2
Whitening and Stiffening Agents: Different Types of Blues, it's application, types, preparation and application of different stiffening agents.
Module 3
Study Of Stain Removal: Definition of Stain and Stain Removal, Method of Stain Removal for Blood, tea, coffee, rust, nail polish, oil and grease, henna, ink, lipstick, perfume and shoe polish.
Module 4
Finishing: Ironing, Damping, Pressing, Types and Parts of Iron, Dry Cleaning, special finishes given to Denim - Stone wash, Acid wash, Enzyme wash.
Module 5
Care and Storage of Different Fabrics and Garments: Care Labels, Definition, Types and Different systems. Storage of Cotton, Silk, Wool, Acetate, Rayon, Nylon, Sarees, Lingeries, Coat, Suits, Jackets, Knitted Fabrics.
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Apparel Production & Quality Control 
Module 1
Production Systems in Apparel Industry: Definition, Types, Advantages and Limitations.
Production Control: Objectives, Elements of Production Control System, Production Pre-planning.
Module 2
Productivity: Definition, Measurement. Work Study: Introduction, Definition, Objectives.
Steps in Work Study: Time & Method Study, Definition, Objectives.
Inventory Control: Definition, Models of Inventory Control: EOQ, ABC, VED.
Module 3
Meaning of Quality, Testing and Standard and their Importance in Apparel Industry – Quality Terminologies, Quality of Sewing Threads, Zippers, Fusible Interlinings, Buttons and Fasteners.
Module 4
In-process / Online Inspection: Process, Advantages – Online inspection during Spreading, Pattern Making, Cutting, Sewing and Finishing, Ironing.
Module 5
Final Inspection: Sampling Plans and AQL charts – Level of Final Inspection. A, B and C zones in a garment with respect to defects. Care labelling ISO Standards. Introduction to Total Quality Management.
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Mini Project– Garment Construction 
Module 1
Skirts: Gathered Skirt, Layered Skirt, 'A'-line Skirt, Pleated Skirt, Forgore Skirt, Full Circular Skirt.
Module 2
Sleeves: Set-in Sleeve, Plain Sleeve, Puff Sleeve, Bell Sleeve, Cap Sleeve, Circular Sleeve, Leg-o-mutton Sleeve.
Sleeve Bodice Combination: Kimono Sleeve, Raglan Sleeve.
Module 3
Collars: Peter-pan Collar, Chelsea Collar, Bishop Collar, Sailor Collar, Turtle Neck collar, Shawl Collar.
Module 4
Yokes: Bodice with Yoke (Midriff), Skirt with Yoke.
Module 5
Mini Project: Frock (3 - 5 years).
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Advanced Pattern Making and Grading 
Module 1
Contour Guide Pattern, The Classic Empire: Empire with Shirred Midriff, Off-shoulder Designs, Halter.
Module 2
Basic Torso Foundation.
Dress Categories: The three basic dress foundation, Jacket & coat Foundation.
Capes: A-line Cape Foundation.
Hood: Contoured Hood Foundation.
Module 3
History of Grading, Sizing survey of the market (Anthropometrical Research), Body Analysis, Grading Terminology.
Principles of Grading, Working methods, Introduction to Nest or Stack Grade Method.
Module 4
Grading Applications, Basic Bodice Grading - Back & Front, Grading the Basic Sleeve, Grading the Basic Collar and Basic Skirt.
Module 5
Fitting & Alterations: Definition, Basic Principles of Fitting Techniques, Causes of poor fit, Principles of pattern alterations, alteration of pattern for irregular figures.
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Needle Craft 
Module 1
Embroidery: Embroidery Tools and Techniques, Embroidery Threads and their Classification, Selection of Threads, Needle and Cloth, Tracing Techniques, Ironing and Finishing of Embroidered Articles.
Basic Hand Embroidery and their two variations: Running Stitch, Back Stitch, Stem Stitch, Chain Stitch, Button-hole Stitch.
Module 2
Basic and two variations of: Lazy Daisy Stitch, Feather Stitch, Herring-bone Stitch, Knot Stitch, Satin Stitch.
Module 3
Traditional Embroidery: Origin & Application: Kantha, Kausti, Mirror work, Zardosi, Kutch, Chikankari.
Module 4
Value Added Techniques: Quilting, Smoking, Bead Work, Sequin Work.
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World Costumes 
Module 1
Evolution of Costumes: Body Decoration, Body Ornamentation.
Dress for Protection, Invention of the Needle, Development of Sewing, Spinning & Weaving, Discovery of Natural Fibers and Development of Garment Styles.
Module 2
Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Babylonian Costumes.
Module 3
Ancient: Egyptian, Greek, Roman Costumes, Head dresses, Ornaments & Footwears.
Module 4
Medieval & Renaissance: Europe Costumes in Middle Ages. French Costumes in Renaissance.
Module 5
Costumes & Accessories: China, Japan & Thailand.
Costumes & Accessories: Africa – (Nigeria, Zambia), Sri Lanka.
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Fashion Merchandising, Marketing and Management 
Module 1
Introduction to Merchandising, Fashion Marketing, Marketing Concepts, Marketing Managements.
Marketing: Types, Four P‘s, Marketing Mix, Buying Behavior, Buying Process, Market Segmentation and Target Marketing.
Module 2
New Product Development, Product Life Cycle, Fashion Promotion, Trade Shows, Market weeks, Exhibitions, Fashion Shows, Market Survey and Research.
Advertising: Scope, Importance, Types, Merits & De-merits, Sales Promotion, Personal Selling.
Introduction to Customer Relationship Management, Measuring Customer Relationship Management.
Module 3
Merchandising: Merchandise, Introduction, Meaning, Types of Merchandising, Apparel and Fashion Merchandising, Buying Houses Merchandising Calendar.
Merchandisers: Types of Merchandisers, Roles of a Merchandiser, Functions of a Merchandiser.
Module 4
Process flow of merchandising in Apparel Industry, Buyer Sourcing and Communication, Merchandising Correspondence orders, Enquiry, Order Confirmation, Planning and Programming, Handling of Orders and Dealing with Manufacturers, Samples and Types of Samples.
Module 5
Documentation: Need for Document Invoice, Order Sheet Packing List, Invoice Bill of Exchange, Bill of Lading, GR form, INCO terms, Payment Terms, L/C.
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Industrial Management 
Module 1
Principles and Functions Of Management: Introduction, Concept and Scope of Industrial Management, Industrial Ownership.
Introduction to Human Resources Management: Nature of HRM, Functions and Importance of HRM.
Module 2
Factory Design and Layout: Importance of Factory Design, Factors affecting Factory Design, Types of Buildings (Single and Multi –storey), Advantages and Limitations. Factory Layout – Process, Product and combined layout. Design Requirement: Requirements relating to health, safety and welfare.
Module 3
Production systems in Garment Industry. Types of Production System, Measurement methods for improvement, Plant Capacity, Available Capacity, Potential capacity, Required capacity, Plant Maintenance And it's Importance.
Module 4
Industrial Disputes: Causes, Strikes and Lockouts.
Preventive Machinery of Industrial Disputes: Schemes of Workers Participation in Management, Works Committee.
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Fashion Accessories Making 
Module 1
An introduction to Jewellery Making: Various Types of Jewellery, Materials used for making Jewellery, Metals and Stones, Types of Jewelleries, Neck Ornament, Earrings, Hair Ornaments, Hand Ornaments, Leg Ornaments, Waist Ornaments and Headgears.
Module 2
Designing of three different jewelleries on the basis of a selective theme - Preparation of theme board, Mood board, Design board, color.
Module 3
Product development using the below themes:
  • Traditional Style Jewellery
  • Contemporary Style Jewellery
  • Fusion Style Jewellery
Module 4
Material Exploration: Develop a set of Eco-friendly Jewellery.
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Garment Assembling - Women's Wear 
Module 1
Construct a Stylized Salwar with Waist band and Pleats.
Module 2
Construct a Stylized Churidar with / without waist band.
Module 3
Construct a Stylized Kameez with dart / princess cut.
Module 4
Construct a Stylized Saree Blouse with three darts, yoke.
Module 5
  • Construct a Stylized Bra top: Bra bodice with Flared Top.
  • Construct a Stylized Night Dress: with or without yoke.
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Basic Draping 
Module 1
Introduction to Draping and Dress Forms: Preparation of Fabrics.
Module 2
Basic Bodice: Basic Front with waist dart, marking, trueing and test fit.
Basic Back bodice with waist dart and shoulder dart, marking, trueing and test fit - Basic double dart bodice, Bodice with yoke.
Module 3
Basic Sleeve: Back Skirt with yoke.
Module 4
Princess Line Dress: Construct a full size garment using Basic Techniques of Draping.
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Computer Aided Designing (CAD) 
Module 1
Introduction on Textile Prints: Print development and their application.
Prints: Manipulation of Motif - Floral Designs, Traditional, Abstract
Module 2
One way designs, two way designs, four way designs, tossed designs.
Module 3
Checks: 2 types each.
Stripes: 2 types each.
Module 4
Presentations: Inspiration board, based on the Inspiration board 2 women’s / men’s costume.
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Apparel Costing 
Module 1
Introduction to Cost Accounting: Responsibility Accounting, Uses of Cost Accounting.
Cost: Types of Cost, Fixed Cost, Variable Cost, Semi-Variable Cost, Conversion Cost, Differential Cost
Module 2
Elements of Cost: Direct Material Cost, Direct Expenses, Direct Wages, Indirect Materials, Indirect Expenses, Indirect Labour, Overheads, Production Overhead, Administrative Overhead, Selling Overhead, Distribution Overhead, Components of Cost Sheet. Various factors to be considered in costing for Domestic Products & International Products in Apparel Industry.
Module 3
Cost Estimation of Process: Fabric Dyeing, Printing & Finishing. Arriving of Cost Estimation for Cutting, Stitching, Checking, Packing – Woven and Knitted fabrics.
Module 4
Cost Volume Profit Analysis: Break even analysis, Contribution margin, variable cost ratio and marginal income, Price / volume analysis, Price elasticity of demand and supply, marginal revenue and marginal cost, cost plus pricing, variable cost pricing, direct cost pricing.
Module 5
Budget: Definition, Principles of Budget, Types of Budget - Time, Activity and Function. The budgeting process, Budgetary Control: Definition, Requirement, Steps.
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Fashion Retail and Visual Merchandising 
Module 1
Introduction to Retailing: Definition and Evolution, Functions performed by Retailers - The Indian retail industry.
Retail Store Formats: Store based, Specialty Stores, Department Stores and Mass Merchants.
Non-Store Based Retailers: Mail order merchants, E-commerce, Television shopping.
Module 2
Introduction to Visual Merchandising: Elements of Visual Merchandising, Importance of Visual Merchandising in Fashion Industry, Benefits and Objectives of Visual Merchandising.
Module 3
Introduction to Window Display: Types of Window display, Materials used, Lighting, Colour and Texture, Benefits and Importance of Window Display in Fashion Industry.
Module 4
Store Layout Planning: Interior and Exterior of Stores, Various Types of Store Layouts, Grid layout, Forced-path layout, Free-form layout, Boutique layout, Combined layout, Store Space Allocation Uses of fixture, Uses of Mannequins, Types of Mannequin and Dress forms.
Module 5
Fashion Show: Introduction, Importance, Planning for Fashion Show, Types of Fashion Shows, Benefits.
41
Personal Grooming and Stylizing 
Module 1
Introduction to Fashion Styling, Roles of a Stylist.
Types of Styling: Editorial Fashion Styling, Commercial Styling, Personal / Celebrity Styling, Fashion Show Styling, Merchandise Styling.
Module 2
An introduction to Personal Grooming and Styling: Colour Theory, Body Types, Garment Types and Accessories.
Type of Fashion Accessories: Jewellery (Necklace, Earrings, Rings), Bags and Hair Accessories, Hats, Umbrella, Shoes.
Module 3
Personal Styling: Understand the a Client, Wardrobe, Profession, Personal Interest, Hobbies, New styling based on Personality.
Module 4
Product or Merchandise Styling: Definition, Importance, Commercial Styling, Types of Products, Importance of Style in Marketing of the Product, Advertising Campaigns.
Module 5
Editorial Fashion Styling: Definition, Work of an Editorial Stylist, Importance of Styling for Magazine Photoshoot, Styling based on Theme.
Case Study: Various Styles Cover Page of Magazines.
42
Garment Assembling - Men's Wear 
Module 1
Construct a Stylized Full Sleeve Shirt with Patch Pocket, Shirt Collar, Kurtha Placket and Cuff.
Module 2
Construct a Stylized Narrow Bottom Trousers with Fly Zipper, Front Hip Pockets and Belt loops.
Module 3
Construct a Stylized Kalidar Kurtha with Stand Collar.
Module 4
Construct a Stylized Vest with 4 Welt Pockets.
Module 5
Construct a Stylized Coat with Notch Collar, one upper Welt Pocket and 2 lower pockets with flap.
43
Portfolio 
  • A theme based portfolio presentation.
  • The portfolio should have a thematic collections of 5 garments and should include development of Inspiration Board, Mood Board, Colour Board, Fabric Board, Illustrations and Flat sketches.
  • The students also have to document all their best presentable works done throughout the course of study that portray their individual area of interest.
  • The creativity of students will be judged based on the selection of theme, Portfolio preparation, Contents of portfolio, presentation skills and Material management.
  • The students are required to submit the portfolio as abound record during the external evaluation.
  • The evaluation of the Portfolio will be done by an External Examiner appointed by the University.
44
Project 
Each student shall do an individual Project and submit towards the end of the internship under the supervision of a guide. The products should be based on fashion and textile. Each student should submit a synopsis of the project work they indent to do to their concerned guide for approval before the commencement of their project. Minimum four products should be developed under the supervision of the guide. All students shall submit 2 copies of the research to the department before the commencement of the 6th semester exam. The evaluation of the Project will be done by an External Examiner appointed by the University.
Syllabus for B.Sc in Fashion Designing
3 Years - 6 Semesters
Sl No Subjects T P
SEMESTER 1
1 Language - 1
2 English - 1
3 Fundamentals of Apparel Designing
4 Principles of Pattern Making
5 Basic Illustration
6 Environmental Studies
SEMESTER 2
7 Language - 2
8 English - 2
9 Care and Maintenance of Textile
10 Fashion Sketching
11 Children's Apparel Practical
12 Allied 2 - Sewing Technology
13 Value Education - Human Rights
14 Internship - 10 Days in Garment Unit
SEMESTER 3
15 Historic Costumes & Textiles of India
16 Fashion Designing
17 Fiber to Fabric
18 Fashion Business and Clothing Psychology
19 Basic Draping Practical (Skill Based)
20 Yoga for Human Excellence / Women's Rights / Language - 3
SEMESTER 4
21 Women's Apparel
22 Fabric Structure & Design
23 Fabric Structure & Design
24 Textile Processing
25 Garment Quality Control & Management
26 Surface Embellishments
27 10 Days Internship in any Textile Processing Unit/ Designer House / Buying House
SEMESTER 5
28 Computers in the Garment Industry
29 Textile Finishing
30 Men's Apparel
31 Computer Aided Design
32 Textile Printing
SEMESTER 6
33 Home Textiles
34 Knitting
35 Computer Aided Design (CAD)
36 Fashion Portfolio
Syllabus for Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing (ADFD)
1 Year
Sl No Subjects T P
1
Art & Design Research 
  • Introduction of Fashion.
  • Art medium & Application.
  • Pencils, Colour Pencils, Pastels, Water Colour, Acrylic Colour, Fabric Colour.
  • Origin of Fashion.
  • Evolution: Fashion Cycles, Fashion Theories, Fashion Terminologies, Colours & Colour Theory.
  • Different Types of Wear: Men's, Women's, Kid's
  • Fashion Details: Skirts, Sleeves, Collars, Necklines.
  • Elements of Design: Line Illustration, Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal Lines, Line, Shape, Colour, Size, Texture.
  • Colours: Prank’s Colour Wheel, Tint, Tone, Shade, Warm and Cool Colours.
  • Silhouettes & Figures.
  • Psychology of Colours.
  • Principles of Design: Proportion, Balance, Unity or Harmony, Rhythm, Emphasis.
  • Corrective Designs: Bust larger than Hip, Hip larger than Bust.
  • Classification of Skirts.
  • Own Creative Designs: Festival, Red Carpet, Street Fashion, Valentine, Black & White, Fusion, Designer Saree, Frocks, Salwar Kameez.
2
Fashion Sketching & Illustration 
  • Free Hand Sketching.
  • Pencil Shading.
  • Ruffles & Frills.
  • Textures.
  • Draw Head and Hairstyles.
  • Stick & Block figure.
  • Fleshing the Fashion Figure (Male, Female, Child).
  • Poses of Fashion Figures: Straight pose, Side pose, Back pose
  • Developing block figures in different body actions.
  • Weight Distribution.
  • Dress Draping, Stylization.
  • Colouring & Accessories.
  • Basic Garment Shapes.
3
Fabric Science & Textile Processing 
  • Introduction to Textile Fibres.
  • Definition and Sources of Textile Fibres.
  • Classification of Textile Fibres.
  • Properties of Textile Fibres.
  • Different Types of Fibres: Natural Fibres, Manmade Fibres.
  • Cotton, Silk, Wool, Rayon, Polyester, Yarn, Fabric.
  • Fabric Finishing
4
Surface Embellishments 
  • Basic Embroidery Stitches (50 numbers)
    Running, Whipped Running, Interlacing, Double thread interlacing, Chain, Cable Chain, Herring Bone, Closed Herring Bone, Back stitch, Button Hole, Feather, etc...
  • Traditional Handwork & Embroidery of different States of India:
    (Kantha, Kasuthi, Kashida, Kutch, Phulkari, Mirror, Chikankari, Kundan, Zardosi, Pearl work, Aari work, etc...
  • Decorative Stitches:
    Kamal, Lavangam, American, Decorative Cloud Filling, Shadow Work, Patchis Kuttu, etc...
  • Metal Embroidery.
  • Fabric Painting (10 variants).
  • Warli Painting.
  • Ribbon Work, Ballon Stitch, Applic Work.
  • Smocking.
  • Tie & Dye.
  • Batik Painting.
5
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 and Bobbin Case Functions
  • Basic Hand Stitches
  • Stitching Practice on Paper - Geometrical patterns
  • Stitching Practice on Muslin- Geometrical patterns
  • Seams: 7 different types of Seams.
  • Pleats: 4 different types of Pleats.
  • Tucks: 4 different types of Tucks.
  • Plackets: 4 different types of Plackets.
  • Pockets: 6 different types of Pockets.
  • Necklines: 6 different types of Necklines.
  • Garment Stitching of Saree Petticoat.
  • Garment Stitching of Frock, Skirt & Top, Salwar & Kameez, Saree Blouse.
6
Merchandising & Apparel Industry 
  • Introduction to Garment Industry.
  • Levels of Fashion Industry (Primary Level, Secondary Level, Retail Level & Auxiliary Level).
  • Marker planning and it's benefits.
  • Introduction to Merchandising.
  • Types of Merchandising.
  • Definition, Role, Scope of a Merchandiser.
  • Market Segmentation and its benefits.
  • Visual Merchandising and it's types.
  • Quality Controlling.
  • Marketing.
7
Pattern Drafting and Manipulation 
  • Standard Measurements.
  • Technical terms in Tailoring.
  • How to take Body Measurements.
  • Drafting the Basic Pattern Set – Child’s Bodice (Front & Back).
  • 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.
8
History of World Costumes 
  • History of Indian Costume.
  • Saree, Ghagha, Orhna, Sarong.
  • Costume in Different States of India
  • History of American Costume
  • History of French Costume
  • History of Greek Costume
  • History of Egyptian Costume
  • Traditional Jewellery of India: Sarpech, Kada, Nath or Nathini, Oodiyanam, Karamphool Jumka, Hath Phool Jhumka, Jada Nagam, Pazeb, Linga Patanka Muthu Mala, Chandrahar, Vanki, Shinka
Syllabus for Diploma in Fashion Design (DFD)
1 Year
Sl No Subjects T P
1 Design Concept
2 Pattern Making
3 Illustration
4 Surface Ornamentation
5 Textile Science
6 Clothing Construction
7 Garment Industry
8 History of Fashion
Syllabus for Costume and Dress Designing (CCDD)
6 Months
Sl No Subjects T P
1 Pattern Making
2 Surface Ornamentation
3 Clothing Construction
Syllabus for Certificate in Fashion Merchandising and Boutique Management (CFMBM)
2 Months
Sl No Subjects T P
1
Merchandising 
  • What is Merchandising.
  • Identifying the Scope of Merchandising.
  • Practical Aspects of Merchandising Communication.
  • Functions of Merchandiser.
  • Merchandising Department Organization Chart.
  • Merchandising Communication.
  • Merchandise Mix Management and Strategies.
  • Lifestyle of a Merchandiser.
  • Classification of Merchandising.
  • Roles of a Merchandiser.
  • Definition, Scope Prospects of Merchandise Calendar.
  • Advantages of Merchandise Calendar.
  • Working & Planning process as per Merchandise Calendar.
2
Visual Merchandising 
  • Advantages of Visual Merchandising.
  • Signs, Marquees, Outdoor Display.
  • Types of Window Displays.
  • Importance of Lights (Primary, Secondary, Coloured and Filtered).
  • Mannequins and Dimensional Forms.
  • Floor Plans & Display Types.
3
Skill Development 
  • Interview Attending Techniques.
  • Importance & Steps in Decision Making.
  • Ethics & Social Responsibility of Management.
4
Sampling & Scheduling 
  • Different Types of Samples.
  • Pattern Approvals.
  • Pre-production Follow Up.
  • Reporting./li>
  • Order break-up.
  • CMP and TNA preparation.
  • Preparation of Tech Pack Interpretation.
  • Stock List Preparation.
  • Advantage & Importance of TNA.
  • Exercise on TNA Planning.
5
Costing 
  • What is an Estimate.
  • Estimation & Aims of Estimation.
  • Costing & Aims of Costing.
  • Difference between Estimating and Costing.
  • Types of Estimates.
  • Elements of Cost / Material Cost / Labour Cost.
  • Different Type of Expenses.
  • Product Costing.
  • Advertisement Cost.
6
Communication 
  • Introduction to Business Communication.
  • Types of Communication.
  • 7’C of Communication.
  • Role of Communication.
  • Types of Buyers.
  • Buyer Communication.
7
Fashion Forecasting 
  • What is Fashion Forecasting.
  • Fashion Cycle.
  • Identifying the scope of importance of the Fashion Industry.
  • Interpret the process of Fashion Forecasting.
  • Identifying major Fashion Centres.
  • Types of Designers & Price Market Categories.
  • Recognize current fashion trends.
8
Marketing 
  • Concept of Marketing in Fashion.
  • Types of Fashion Retailers.
  • Identify the components of the Promotional Mix.
  • Fashion Promotion / Fashion Advertising.
  • Essential Promotional Mix Elements.
9
Assignment & Project 
Creating a Fashion Promotion Plan.
Syllabus for Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
(Dr. Abdul Kalam Technical University)
4 Years - 8 Semesters
Sl No Subjects T P
SEMESTER 1
1
Introduction to Design 
Module 1
Orientation
History & Evolution of Design, Landmark Discoveries & Inventions, Design & it's relationship with environment, Various domains in design and Design Profession's.
Module 2
Creative Thinking
Logical Thinking v/s Creative Thinking, Exploring creativity through various mediums, Interpreting creativity through Navrasa.
Module 3
Problem Identification
Methods & Techniques, Observation, Identification & Analysis of a problem.
Module 4
Design Process
Understanding the Design Process, Exposure to various Design Terminologies, Case studies on Design process, Overview of System Design.
Module 4
Design - Beyond Product Design
Introduction to Experience Design, Service Design, System Design etc.
2
Elements of Design 
Module 1
Line, Dot, Shape, Texture, Space, Form, Unity / Harmony, Color.
It's types and characteristics, characteristics of a shape, concepts of positive and negative space, types of shapes, visual and emotional interpretations.
Module 2
Coloring Primer
Primary Colors and Pure Hues, Introduction to Colors, Pigment & Light, Additive & Subtractive models. Shades of greys. Understanding warm and cold greys, Emotions and Colors Perception of Colors, Emotion and Colors, Pantone Colors, Colour Wheel.
Module 3
Pattern Recognition and Creation
Pattern Recognition, Abstraction and Construction. Developing patterns by repetition of points, dots, rectilinear elements, curvilinear elements, shapes, Regular and Irregular patterns.
Module 4
Gradation and Texturing
Understanding of Flat Surfaces. Material and process based textures, construction based textures, pigmented textures. Gradation on flat surfaces.
Module 5
Creative Art Development with Elements of Design
Representation of elements in Visual Communication.
3
Materials & Processes in Design - 1 
Module 1
Introduction to Materials
Classification of Materials, History of Significant Materials.
Module 2
Properties & Applications of Materials
Properties and Applications Wood, Bamboo, Cane, Leather, Fabric, Jute, Steel, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Aluminium, Nickel, Tin, Lead, Zinc and Alloys etc.
Module 3
Exploration of Materials
Exploration of materials such as Fabrics, Leather, Wood and Metals, Steel, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Aluminium, Nickel, Tin, Lead, Zinc and Alloys.
Module 4
Conventional Manufacturing Processes
Manufacturing Process Introduction - Casting, Forging, Lathe, Drilling, Milling, Welding, Grinding, Knurling, Foundry Tools and Equipments, Metal Cutting and other Industrial Practices.
Module 5
Basic Hands on Practices
Primary importance of hands-on practices in Product Design.
Working with Wood, Paper, Fabric, Leather Thread, Wire, Acrylic Sheets, Sun Board, Fiber Board.
Introduction to making Material Boards.
4
Communication Studies in Design - 1 
Module 1
Understanding Role of Communication in Culture
Defining and Investigating Communication, Social Communication, Intercultural Communication, Technology and Culture, Effect of Culture in Communication, Models of Communication, Ethics.
Module 2
Communication Theories and Application
Communication Accommodation Theory, Symbolic Convergence Theory, Relational Dialectics, Agenda Setting Theory, Uncertainty Reduction Theory, Speech Codes Theory, Expectancy Violation Theory, Rhetoric, Cultivation Theory.
Module 3
Storytelling in Communication
Speech Codes, Interviews, Folk Stories, Advertisements, TV Shows and Films, Creating Narratives etc.
Module 4
Practicing different mediums of Communication
Basics of Photography, Video, Verbal & Written Language, Gestures, Audio, Visual Art.
Module 5
Final Project
Taking a topic & developing Communication Ideas for a Community.
5
Creative Visualization Techniques 
Module 1
Warm Up Exercises and Rapid Sketching
Representing the Observed, Representing Concepts: Sketching for Ideation, Lines, Geometric Shapes, Introduction to Colour & Texture.
Module 2
Drawing Techniques
Grid based drawing, Analytical Representation, Inside-out Sketching; Construction Drawing.
Module 3
Rendering and Sciography
Studies in light and shadow of 3-dimensional form representations: Pencil Rendering.
Representing reality Mimetic Imagery and Abstraction.
Module 4
Representing Imagination
Memory & Imagination, Object representation, Nature & Life representing Nature. Figure drawing gestures and movements.
Module 5
Perspective Projection
One point, two point and three-point Perspective.
6
Design Drawing 
Module 1
Introduction
Importance of Design Drawing, Conventions & Standards - ISO, Scales, Line Types, Line Weights, Hatching Types, Lettering.
Introduction to AutoCad.
Module 2
Projections of Points, Lines, Planes
Projection, Orthographic Projections - Points, Lines, Planes.
Module 3
Projection of Solids
Orthographic Projections: Solids (on paper & AutoCad)
Module 4
Sectioning & Intersection
Section of Solids, Intersection of Solids (on paper & AutoCad)
Module 5
Axonometric Views & Development of Surfaces
Isometric View, Development of Surfaces (on paper & Autocad)
SEMESTER 2
7
Design Thinking 
Module 1
Design Thinking Process
Understanding Design Thinking Process and it's stages, Various types of Design approaches (models like double diamond, Stanford, IDEO, Deep Dive, Etc), Convergent and Divergent.
Module 2
Tools & Techniques (Convergent)
3 “I”s (Influence, Importance, Imagination), ALU (Advantages, Limitations, Unique Potential), Evaluation Matrix etc.
Module 3
Tools & Techniques (Divergent)
Brainstorming, Mind mapping, Story Boarding, Point (Pluses, Opportunities, Issues & New Thinking), Empathy Map, Group Doodle, Forced Connections.
Module 4
Case Studies for Implementation & Application
Product Design, Service Design, System Design.
8
Principles of Design 
Module 1
Principles of Visual Design
Principles of Design, Unity / Harmony, Balance, Alignment, Hierarchy, Emphasis, Similarity & Contrast, Gestalt Laws.
Module 2
Morphology
Scale, Proportions, Movement, Repetition, Pattern, Rhythm, Variety.
Module 3
Colour Psychology
Theory of Perception of Colours, Emotion of Colours and Psychology, Color Psychology - Study of Hues as a determinant of human behavior.
Module 4
Grays
Understanding the Grayscale, Gradation Methods, Composition with Grays, Black & White.
Module 5
Theory of Colour Mixing
The Science of Colour Theories (Light & Pigment Theories), Colour Wheel, Tints, Tones and Shades, Colour Charts, Colour Mixing Models, Colour Palettes.
9
Indian Art & Craft 
Module 1
Introduction to Art & Craft History in India
Art & Craft and the Interpretation of India’s Past.
Module 2
Indian Art Movements
Introduction to Gandhara School of Art, Mathura School of Art.
Module 3
Art & Craft in Different States and GI Marks
Indian Art & craft mapped through different states and GI Marks (like Bidiri, Wood Carving, Dhokra, Krishna Shilla, Enamelling).
Module 4
Indian Painting
An introduction to Indian Paintings (Deccan Painting, Miniature Paintings).
Modern and Contemporary Painters.
Module 5
Changing Perspectives
Changing Perspectives with Globalization, Field visits and Report Making.
10
Physical Ergonomics 
Module 1
Introduction to Ergonomics
Definitions of Ergonomics and it's classification, Application & Overview, Concept of Man Machine Environment System.
Module 2
Human Body & it's System
Overview of the Human Body and it's subsystems, Understanding musculoskeletal system and its function in terms of manual activities, Understanding nervous system, human sensory organs and their limitations.
Module 3
Anthropometry
Understanding and applications of anthropometry, Basic anatomy, measurement system and it's Types - Static, Dynamic, Posture, Joint, Movement.
Study of work posture and its impact on human performance.
Physical environment and their impact on human performance.
Module 4
Product Ergonomics
Understanding of Product Ergonomics, Man, Machine and Interaction.
Module 5
Safety
Injury Prevention, Safety, Vibration, Shock, Fatigue and Occupational Hazard, Error Handling.
11
Form Studies 
Module 1
Understanding of Form
Definition of form, Evolution of a Flat Shape into a Volume, Classification of form 2D & 3D, Solids (Platonic, Archimedean).
Module 2
Volume Relationships
Dominant, Sub-dominant & Sub-ordinate.
Module 3
Transformation
Radii-manipulation, Form transition (Addition & Subtraction).
Module 4
Form, Emotions & Identity
Abstraction & Expression of Form, Identity Experimentations with Form, Texture & Colour, Family of Forms.
Module 5
Form Explorations
Through different Materials (Paper Mache, Thread, Plaster of Paris, Clay).
12 Technical Communication
13
Rendering & Illustration 
Module 1
Introduction to Rendering
Types of Drawing & Rendering, Importance of Rendering.
Module 2
Lights and it's Effects
Interaction with Light Highlights, Shadow & Reflection Study of Objects, Direct & Indirect Illumination.
Module 3
Photorealistic Visualization
Photorealistic Visualization, Rendering objects by Observation, Rapid Sketching Techniques, Visual Compositions of Objects.
Module 4
Digital Techniques in Rendering & Illustration
Digital Sketching, Vector Illustrations, Raster Illustrations, Introduction to Image Processing/
Softwares like Adobe, Corel Draw, Inkscape, GIMP.
Digital Illustration Techniques, Exposure and Demonstration of Illustration and Rendering Softwares.
Module 5
Illustrations
Importance of text in Illustrations, Story telling by Illustrations, Illustrated Drawings.
SEMESTER 3
14
Architectural Studies in Design - 1 : Space 
Module 1
Understanding Space
Typology of Spaces, Concept of Visual and Spatial Continuity & Space Hierarchy.
Translation from 2D Drawing / Illustration to 3D space.
Module 2
Art, Architecture & Design
  • Relationship in Architecture and Design.
  • Why history is important?
  • How design evolves?
  • Different Art & Design Movements
Module 3
Space & Human Behaviour
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Elements of Spatial Quality (Colour, Pattern, Texture, Openings)
  • Various Effects in Space (Cathedral Effect, Biophilia Effect, Proxemics)
Module 4
Space Design Overview
Basics of Interior Design, Exhibition Design, Scenic / Stage Design.
Case Studies.
Module 5
Space Study
Documentation of Space using Framework (AEIOU Framework: Activities, Environments, Interactions, Objects, Users).
15
Communication Studies in Design - 2 
Module 1
Information Processing
Coding & Decoding - Sender, Channel and Receiver.
Drawing as method of Interaction, Observation and Documentation.
Module 2
Indirect Communication
Study of relationships between Signifier, Signified and Context, Denotation & Connotation.
Communicating through Gestures, Voice, Type and Visuals.
Module 3
Introduction to Semiotic Perspective
Visual Perception & Semiotics.
Sign: Concept & Types.
Codes: Concepts, Types and Sharing.
Usage of Visual Semiotics.
Module 4
Semiotic Interpretations and Cultural Metaphors
  • Myths: Concepts and Debates
  • Communication as Text / Discourse
  • Ideology
  • Link to Meaning Making
  • Calendrical Events
  • Understanding of Festivals and Rituals
  • Signs and their meanings in Indian Cultures
Module 5
Introduction to Rhetoric Perspective Origin & Evolution
Functions of Rhetoric, Key Elements of Rhetoric, Elements and Analyzation of Rhetorical Presentation.
16
Model Making & Hand Tools Workshop 
Module 1
Workshop Tools & Practices
Introduction to Workshop Practices & Tools.
Machines & Workshop work ethos.
Importance of PPE, Safety Procedures and First Aid's.
Module 2
Working with Plastics & Elastomers
  • Working with Thermo-plastics and Thermosets.
  • Limitations.
  • Environmental Impact.
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of working with Plastics.
Module 3
Working with Ceramics & Glass
Ceramics Types and Properties, Processing and use of Ceramics and Glass.
Module 4
Working with Wood
Wood working joints, Carving and Finishing.
Module 5
Working with Wood
Working with flat products and long products of steel, aluminium copper, Sizes and Availability, Joining Techniques.
17
Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing - 1 
Module 1
Computer as an Aid to the Designer
Role of Computer in Designing, Computer Graphics, Systems and Hardware, Graphics Standards.
Different types of Geometric Modeling Software.
Module 2
Modeling and Generation of Curves & Surfaces
Geometric figures and their representation, Types of curves and surfaces, Scanning and tracing Sketches, Modeling of curves and surfaces using software, Freeform surface modelling, Generating 2D designs using computers (Engraving and Routing).
Module 3
Solid Modeling
Representation of Solids: Wireframe, B-rep and CSG.
Modeling of simple solids using software.
Modeling of complex solids using software.
Generation of 2D drawings from 3D models.
Module 4
3D Modeling of Assemblies
Modeling of Machine Elements, Modeling of Assemblies, Modeling of moving systems, Animation.
Module 5
Computer Aided Manufacturing & Project Work
Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing, Project Work in Modeling of a Product.
18 Universal Human Values & Professional Ethics
19 Design Documentation
20
Design Project 1 - Simple Product Design 
Module 1
Overview of Design Process and it's Ecosystem
Design Relevance: Exposure & Analysis, Case studies.
Module 2
Ideation
Brainstorming, Differential Discussion, Group Methods to Generate Ideas, Solitary Methods to generate Ideas, Lateral Thinking.
Module 3
Concept Detailing
User Journey Maps, User Stories, Activity Mapping.
Module 4
Design Project
Design and Development of Product as per the brief.
21 Cyber Security
SEMESTER 4
22
Design Management - 1 
Module 1
Design Management (Scope for Research)
Introduction of DM, Design Manager and it's roles, Objectives of DM, Pillars of Design Management, Strategy & Supply Chain Techniques, Roles of Design in Supply Chain, Impact of Design on Business Performance, Scope for Research & Development in Design Management.
Module 2
An introduction to Consumer Psychology
Definition and Understanding of Consumer, Consumer Needs, Identification of Problems and User needs and Driving Factors.
Emotional Design, Analysis of an existing problem in a given context.
Social Ethics and Concerns.
Module 3
Market Study
Definition of Market, Consumer, Buyer.
Consumer v/s Buyer, Consumer Groups, Buyer Groups, Market Trends, Market Gaps.
Module 4
Business Communication
Explaining ideas through briefs, detailed briefs and concept notes, Informal and Formal Business Communication.
Module 5
Project Management
Managing projects, project organisation, project factor, project breakdown structure, project planning and phasing, project risk, project management tools.
23
Kinetic Art & Automata Design 
Module 1
History of Kinetic Art and Automata
History & Development of Kinetic Art & Automata.
Art Tradition to Modern, Interactive Art and Artistic, Optical Art, Visual Perception, Creation Bicycle Wheel, Kinetic Construction, Moving Folk Toys.
Module 2
Kinematics of Particles and Rigid Bodies
Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies, System of particles, Translation, Fixed, Axis Rotational, General plane motion, rectilinear motion, curvilinear motion, Relative and constrained motion, Space curvilinear motion.
Module 3
Kinetics of Particles and Rigid Bodies
Kinetics of Particles and Rigid Bodies, Force, Work and Energy, Impulse and Momentum, Impact Problems, Work energy, Power, Impulse-momentum and associated conservation principles.
Module 4
Practical Mechanics
Exploring mechanical properties of model making materials through experiments, Introduction to DIY culture, Building mechanisms using workable materials.
Exploring degrees of freedom, joints and links through experiments. 4 Bar Mechanisms, Cams, Gears and followers, Levers and Linkages, Cranks, Wheels, Springs, Pulleys, Ratchets and Pawls, Mechanism.
Module 5
Bio Mechanics
Skeletal Mechanisms of Animal Limbs, Skeletal Mechanisms of Human.
24
Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing - 2 
Module 1
Computer Aided Manufacturing
Details of different types of Computer Aided Manufacturing Systems, Role of CAM in today’s world, Recent Advances in CAM.
Module 2
Geometric Modeling Using Point Cloud
Point Cloud Data Acquisition, Point Cloud Data Handling, Fitting curves and surfaces through point Clouds, Design modification of 3D models from point cloud data.
Module 3
Rapid Prototyping (3D Printing)
Introduction to Rapid Prototyping (3D Printing), Rapid Prototyping Data Formats, Rapid Tooling.
Module 4
Rapid Prototyping Systems
Liquid based RP systems, Solid based RP systems, Powder based RP systems.
Module 5
Product Design and Manufacturing
Using Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping.
Project Work.
25
Nature and Form 
Module 1
Understanding Nature & it's Design
Evolution of form in nature, Pattern & Symmetry, Fibonacci Series & the Golden Ratio.
Module 2
Form & Metaphor
Understanding Metaphors, Use of Visual Metaphor in Product, Metamorphism.
Module 3
Nature inspired Design
Understanding Biomimicry through Form, Features and it's Application.
Case studies.
Module 4
Mini Project
Hands-on Project / Assignments.
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Tinkering Studio 
Module 1
Programming
Basic Programming Concepts in C.
Programming with open hardware systems like - Arduino, Raspberry Pi.
Processing IDE.
Module 2
Electronics
Introduction to Electronics and Components, Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Switches, Diodes, Transistors, Sensors and Actuators. Their Usage & Applications. Integration of sensors with Programmable Logic Controllers like Arduino, Raspberry Pi.
Module 3
Control Systems
Open Loop & Closed Loop, Feedback Control Systems, PID Control Systems, Logical controls, On-Off Controls, Physical realization of the controllers, hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic controllersm Using programmable Logic controllers.
Module 4
Lateral Thinking
Lateral thinking by creating puzzle / game board's designs and working solutions using newer or available technology / DIY kits.
Creative thinking by solutions to an existing real world problem.
Module 5
Tinkering Projects
Tinkering with Soft and easily cut and moldable Materials; Thinking innovatively within resources.
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Design Project 2 - Display & Control Design 
Module 1
Orientation
Need of Display & Control Systems, Role of Human Senses, Components of Display & Control Systems (Input channels, Response Mechanisms, Gratification Models, Action – Reward).
Module 2
Interaction Design
About Interaction Design, User Interface and User Experience, Usability Evaluation, Heuristics, Fitts Law, Hick's law, Prototyping Tools / Techniques – Physical & Digital.
Module 3
Ergonomics Overview
Human Factors – Physical & Cognitive Ergonomics, Visual Hierarchy & Structure of Information, Display & Controls composition through – Color, Placement, Orientation.
Module 4
Design Project.
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Creative Narration 
Module 1
Story
Story, Narrative and Meaning making, Metaphors.
Module 2
Objective
Premise and problem statement, Context.
Module 3
Protagonist
Characters and Personas, Examples of Don Quixote, Karna.
Module 4
Chain of Events
Plot and Scenarios.
Module 5
Dynamics
Relationship between problems, need and conflict, rationalization of need, rationalization of conflict, Action and Resolution.
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Humanities & Social Studies 
Module 1
Artistic Creation
Complete understanding of Perception, Communication, Imagination, Expression and Creativity for Artistic Creation.
Module 2
Expression through Art & Design Movements
Understand the thoughts and techniques involved in important Art Movements - Impressionism, Cubism, Constructivism, Surrealism, Romanticism.
Module 3
Anthropology
Defining Anthropology, Branches of Anthropology - Physical Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Archaeological Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology, Anthropology and Methods of Research.
Module 4
Ethnography
  • Observations / Analysis.
  • Community - Based Ethnographic Research.
  • Activity Theory
  • Empathy in Design
  • Value Sensitive Design
  • Historical Development of Fieldwork
Relations between field methods and dominant theoretical orientations.
Module 4
Introductory Sociology & Psychology
Sociology as a Science of Human Society:
  • Introduction
  • Basic Concepts (Roles, Norms, Values, Groups and Institutions)
  • Social Structure & Culture
  • Perspectives (Functionalist, Conflict & Interactionist)
  • Psychological Perspectives and Approaches
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Design Management - 2 
Module 1
Product Lifecycle Management
Introduction to Design Management, Understanding & Importance of PLM, Phases of PLM, Understanding of steps of Product Life Cycle, Procurement, Process Monitoring, Quality Assurance, Guarantee Statement, Warranty Statement.
Module 2
Business Development
Understanding of Business, Forecasting, Importance and needs of Forecasting, Process of Forecasting, Product Planning for the future, Disruptive Innovation. Observations, Insights and the Opportunities.
Module 3
Marketable Design Development and it's Accounting
Design development for the market, measuring value of design, types of budget, budget planning, cost calculation for pricing structure, measuring performance.
Module 4
Activities in Business Management
Discussion on Knowledge Management, Induction, Scale & Scope of Work, Work Distribution, Time Management, Scheduling, Feedback, Information Loops, Updates, Record keeping documentation.
Module 5
Intellectual Property Rights
Overview of Intellectual Property Rights and its Importance, Patent, Copyright, Trademark, Trade Secrets, Industrial Design, Geographical Identification, IPR Registration Processes.
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Design Research Methodology - 1 
Module 1
Why Do We Do Research?
Research: An integral part of your practice (Basic introduction to research).
Module 2
Basic Techniques
The Research Process, A Quick Glance, Deciding what to research, Planning a research study.
Module 3
Literature Review
Reviewing the Literature.
Module 4
Problem Identification
Formulating a Research problem by Identifying Scope for Research.
Module 5
Report / Paper Writing
An Introduction, Colloquium Paper Writing.
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Architectural Studies in Design 2 - Connectivity & Mobility 
Module 1
Connectivity
Communication Channels, Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication, Public Information Systems, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence.
Module 2
Movement
Modes of Transportation, Individual Movement, Mass Movement, Transportation as Service, Transit Systems, Commuter Centric Design.
Module 3
Planning Concepts & Infrastructure
Planning concepts related to City, Remote Area Connectivity, Rural Transportation, Rural Road Networks, Urban Connectivity, High Density Transportation, Transit Oriented Development, Public Safety, Accessible Design, Universal Design in Public Transportation.
Module 4
Roads and Traffic Studies
Awareness of concepts related to various traffic problems in India, Understanding of PCU, Traffic Volume, Road Capacities, Road Types, their sections and intersections, Traffic calming as per IRC guidelines.
Module 5
Sustainable and Futuristic Transportation
Structure and design flaws of Public Transportation, Alternative Energy resources for transportation, Introduction of Electric Vehicles.
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Electives 1 & 2 
Elective - 1 : Papers
  • Technology for Digital Experience
  • Animation Design
  • Product Ergonomics & Styling
Elective - 2 : Papers
  • UI Design and Development
  • Graphics and Typography
  • Furniture and Interior Design
35
Design Workshop 
Module 1
Inspiration and Theme Selection.
Module 2
Design Boards and References.
Module 3
Form and Concept Generation.
Module 4
Concept Exploration and Development.
Module 5
Concept Detailing in Products and Final Project.
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Design Project - 3 : User Interface Design 
Module 1
Context, Content & User
Understanding Context, Content & User (Contextual Enquiry, Interviews) for understanding the user and his requirements. Understanding the segmentation in and need of various user groups.
Module 2
Physio-Psychology
Physio-Psychological Constraints in Designing, User Experiences Research understanding the factors that define user experience.
Module 3
Personas
Creating Personas, Quantitative and Qualitative Study, Understanding the representative user, Understanding Personalities, Using models and tools to create personas, Typical Representative Tasks.
Module 4
Mapping Hierarchy
Understanding the needs-hierarchy of the user, Identification and Stratification of the users need in the interface, Information and control grouping and labeling; need to self-actualise.
Module 5
Design & Optimization
Design of Visual Interfaces, Expressive Interfaces, Audio Interfaces, Testing and Optimizing the user interfaces, Personality Traits. Design of interactive systems, products for future use, Collaborative products to be used in groups, devices for rural applications and devices for use in public places.
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Product Branding & Identity 
Module 1
Principles of Visual Design Refresher
Understanding Visual Culture, Visual Theories, Visual Design, Symbolism, Time, Sound, Point of View.
Module 2
Visual Art
Visual Art History, Sculpture, Artistic Styles.
Module 3
Aesthetic Experience
Modes of Aesthetic Experience, Basics of Aesthetic Values, Aesthetics of Thinking and Creativity, Taste and Aesthetes, Aesthetics of Symbols and Language.
Module 4
Visual Experience
Photography & Moving Images, Historical, Technical & Cultural Perspective, Ethical & Critical Perspective, Motion Pictures, Television & Video; Reality Shows.
Module 5
Branding and Identity
History of Branding, Structure of a Brand, Brand Language, Logos, Copywriting, Typeface, Brand Placement, Brand Guidelines, Structure of Identity, Visual Abstraction, Metaphors, Communication, Representativeness, Evolution.
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Materials & Processes in Design - 2 
Module 1
Introduction to Non-conventional Manufacturing Processes
Introduction to Non-Conventional Manufacturing Processes and their classification, their role in design and industry.
Module 2
Additive and Material Deposition Processes
Laser Deposition, Micro-Plasma Powder Deposition, Chemical vapor Deposition, Micro Welding, Powder Casting, Metal 3D Printing, Powder Deposition 3D Printing, Extruded Filament 3D Printing, Clay 3D Printing, Stereolithography.
Module 3
Subtractive & Cutting Processes
Electro-chemical Machining, Electro-Discharge Machining, Ultrasonic Machining, Laser Beam Machining, Water Jet Machining, Abrasive Jet Machining, Plasma Arc Machining, Water Jet Cutting, Plasma Cutting, Laser Cutting, Electro-Discharge Wire Cutting, Abrasive Jet Cutting.
Module 4
Special Purpose Manufacturing Processes
Roto Molding, Layer Compression, Sheet Contouring, Friction Welding.
Module 5
Surface Treatment Processes
Laser Etching, Acid / Base Etching, Electro-chemical Etching, Sandblast Etching, Ultra-violet Etching, Photo-chemical Machining, Electrochemical Polishing.
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Sustainable Design 
Module 1
Basics of Sustainable Design
Introduction of Sustainability, Sustainable Design Principles. R’s Approach - Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Cultural, Social, Ethical and Economic issues in Designing for Sustainability, Planet Centric Design, C2C Approach.
Module 2
Impact of Unsustainable Practices on Environment
Ecological Footprints, Ecosystem Impact.
Module 3
Issues in Design with Respect to Environment
Design and Social Concerns.
Module 4
Sustainable Design & Innovation
Frugal Design, Design for Environment / Eco Design, Design for Sustainability, Design from Waste, Eco Innovation, System-wide product / service strategies.
Module 5
Lean Manufacturing
About Lean manufacturing and it's principles, Tools & Techniques, Understanding through Success stories – Toyota, Nike, Intel.
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Electives 3 & 4 
Elective - 3 : Papers
  • Gamification and UX
  • Photography and Image Processing
  • Toy and Games Design
Elective - 4 : Papers
  • Usability Testing
  • Film and Documentary
  • Mobility and Vehicle Design
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Design Project - 4 : Technically Complex Product Design 
Module 1
Orientation
Product Integration, Forward Integration, Backward Integration, Top – Down Design Approach, Bottom-Up Design Approach, Reverse Engineering, Proof of Concept.
Module 2
Development of Creative Concepts
With explorations of alternative solutions by mapping the functional requirements.
Module 3
Design Project
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Professional Practice in Design 
Module 1
Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship, Business Entrepreneurship, Trading Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Entrepreneurship.
Module 2
Business Foundation
Timmons Model of Entrepreneurship, Investment Models, Startup Business Models, Business Plans, Pitch Presentations, Small Business Models.
Module 3
Legal Aspects of Business
Contracts and Agreements, Conflict Resolution, Arbitration.
Module 4
Running a Design Business
Set up of an Independent Design Business, Hiring Processes, Project Scheduling & Work Delegation, Cost Estimation, Billing, Salaries and Taxation.
Module 5
Professional Ethics
Ethics in Profession, Code of conduct.
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Universal Design 
Module 1
Orientation
What is Universal Design? It's Origin and Emergence, Need and it's relevance today, Examples of UD.
Module 2
Principles and Goals
Principles of Universal Design, Goals of Universal Design, Understanding above from various design spectrums - Product, Building, Information, Service.
Module 3
Deep Dive
Universal, Inclusive, Accessible Design, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Use of Assistive Technologies, Research Techniques like AGNES (Age gain now empathy system simulation suit), Current ecosystem, Government Initiatives & Policies.
Module 4
Accessibility Standards and Guidelines
Physical accessibility standards for Barrier free environment, Web accessibility, WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Module 5
Mini Project
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Packaging Design 
Module 1
Introduction
  • Introduction to different kinds of Packaging Material.
  • Studying about requirements of different Products.
  • Exposure of Products.
  • Services & Packaging in Stores and Similar Environments.
Module 2
Case Studies
Module 3
Project Selection
Module 4
Project Development
Module 5
Final Packaging and it's Branding
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Elective 5 
Elective - 5 : Papers
  • Omni-channel Experience Design.
  • Image, Text and Sound.
  • Display and Space Design.
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Design Documentation - 2 
Module 1
Introduction Introduction to Site Specific Study; Studying about various sites like museums, historical sites, market places, villages. Understanding aspects to be covered and documentation details, compilation.
Module 2
Case Studies
Studying case studies for different site - Specific projects already done, understanding various aspects, how the project started and its relevance.
Module 3
Project
Module 4
Site Visit
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Design Project - 5 : Systems Thinking in Design 
Module 1
Orientation Design thinking & System thinking, System thinking in Design, Understanding Systems and it's typology.
Module 2
Theories and Approaches
The fifth discipline approach, Role of Organizational Ergonomics.
Module 3
Design Project
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#NOTE: The above listed syllabus is taken from various sources. Every year, the course contents are modified / updated with respect to the latest requirements in the fashion industry.
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