FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about Fashion Design

Answers of few frequently asked questions are listed below. We hope that you are able to find the answers for your queries.

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1.  Is there any uniform at Waves Institute of Fashion Designing?
No, Waves Institute does not have any uniform, except that 'all students must be dressed appropriately'.
2.  Do I need to have a sewing machine at home?
No, most of the practical sessions are conducted at institute itself. Still, it is always recommended to have a sewing machine at home, so that students can practice more. Always remember the quote.. 'Practice makes a man perfect'.
3.  Can I join a Fashion Designing course even if I'm not good at English?
Yes, we have different courses for you. For most of the courses, only the basic knowledge in English is required. Candidate should be able to follow the lectures / notes given in the class.
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4.  What is the minimum qualification required for a Fashion Designer?
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing provides different courses for those who are interested to pursue a career in Designing. SSLC / 10th is the minimum qualification for short term and online courses whereas Plus 2 / 12th standard for Advanced Diploma and 3 Year Degree courses.
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5.  What job will I get after completing Fashion Designing course?
There are many opportunities for a Fashion Designer. You can become a Professional Fashion Designer or a Fashion Merchandiser after doing the course. You can join the Quality Control Department or Production Department as well. You can either work with a reputed Fashion Designer or pursue your career at Fashion Export Houses, Design Studios or Fashion Buying Houses etc. The opportunities never end in the fashion field...
6.  What is taught in Fashion Designing?
Fashion Designing course includes Sketching, Aspects of Designing, Production, Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales of a Garment. Everything related to the garment in an Apparel Industry is taught starting from the concept of designs till the sales of the final product.
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7.  What are the skills required to become a Fashion Designer?
You should have a combination of creative abilities, technical knowledge and the right business sense. Fashion Designers should be able to plan and explore ideas to create trendy designs with an eye on the competitive global fashion industry.
8.  What should I do, to become a Fashion Designer?
For a career in Fashion Designing, you need to have Secondary Schooling. A majority of designers choose specialized fashion institutes whereas there are others who prefer to attend regular universities or colleges. After attaining required knowledge about designing, you can begin to create your own garments. The next most important aspect is to socialize in various social networking sites and to get your designs more popular among others.
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9.  What experience do I need to join Waves Institute of Fashion Designing?
No previous Sewing or Fashion experience is required to join a course at WIFD. The minimum qualification is SSLC / 10th.
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10.  Do you need the ability in drawing to become a Fashion Designer?
No, drawing is not a necessary skill to become a Fashion Designer. Presently most of the advanced firms use CAD (Computer Aided Designing) softwares and programs to create their designs instead of traditional hand drawn patterns.
11.  What are the subjects taught in Fashion designing?
The subjects completely depend on the course you choose. You can pursue
  • Degree in Fashion Designing (3 Years)
  • Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing (1 Year)
  • Certificate in Costume & Dress Designing (6 Months)
  • Certificate in Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management (2 Months)
The subjects differ from course to course, but the basic subjects consist of Art & Design Research, Fashion Illustration, Surface Embellishments, Garment Construction, Garment Industry, Pattern Making, History of World Costumes, Textile Science.
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12.  What tools do Fashion Designers use?
Fashion designers have unique tools that they use during each stage of the designing process. During sketching and design concept, they require pencils, then they need sewing tools, fabric and sewing machines to produce a sample prototype design and so on...
13.  Can I open my own Boutique after pursuing course at WIFD?
Courses at WIFD are designed in such a way that it provide in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge. This experience would help them to gain confidence to manage their own venture.
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14.  Which course in Fashion is best for me?
Please contact us and our course coordinator will guide you to choose the best option for you.
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15.  Does Waves Institute provide Job Placements?
Yes, we assist our students in getting placements in leading and reputed firms all over India. We have an excellent placement track record in the previous years.
16.  Can I join a course in Fashion Designing even if I don't know stitching?
Yes, you can join a course even without knowing the basics of stitching.
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17.  How are the practical sessions conducted?
Practical session starts from the 2nd month onwards. Each student is provided with a individual sewing machine to be used in class, so that they themselves can get hands on experience.
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18.  Can I join a Designing course after SSLC / 10th?
Yes, you can join our Certificate course to gain all essential knowledge to pursue a career in Designing.
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19.  Can I join Fashion Designing, if I have chosen Commerce / Humanities / Arts for my Plus 2?
Yes, you can join a Fashion Designing course after your Plus 2 inspite of any stream you have chosen.
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20.  How can I apply for a course conducted at Waves Institute?
You can either Register Online by completing all the steps or registration can be done by visiting our Head Office (Chavara Cultural Centre). If the registration is done online, it will only be accepted if all the steps are completed successfully. In case of any queries, please contact us or leave your details in the enquiry form.
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21.  How can I do a Fashion Designing course?
Fashion Designing is a very creative field. There are lots of courses and career options to choose from. As per your requirement, you can enrol the right course you wish you pursue.
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22.  How are the classes for Fashion Designing conducted during Covid-19 pandemic?
Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal lifestyle of students all over the world. We make a continuous effort to provide customized teaching environment suitable for online classes. Both our online / offline classes are planned in a strategic way that students make the best even during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of days per week and class timings are adjusted in order to complete the portions without sacrificing the great learning experience. We make sure that students do not miss the real time practical environment.
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23.  What should I do after my 10th / SSLC to pursue a career in Fashion Design?
There are a lot of courses in Fashion Designing in which you can join after your 10th / SSLC, but it is always recommended that you complete your Plus 2 / 12th before you join a specialized course.
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24.  What are the eligibility criteria for the courses at Waves Institute of Fashion Designing (WIFD)?
Waves Institute provides opportunity for all fashion aspirants, and we have courses suitable for those who have passed SSLC / 10th standard. We conduct multiple courses and the eligibility criteria is different for each course.
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25.  Can I join a Fashion Designing course even if I don't know Malayalam?
Yes, we have different courses for you. Since the medium of teaching is English, anyone having the minimum qualification can join the course even if the candidate does not know Malayalam.
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26.  What is the fee for Fashion Designing course?
We believe in providing education for everyone and hence we have courses starting with the Total Course Fee as low as Rs.14,000 onwards.
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27.  What are the different courses offered by Waves Fashion Institute?
WIFD conducts various programmes in the field of Designing.
  • 1 Year Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing
  • 6 Months Certificate in Costume & Dress Designing
  • 2 Months Certificate in Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management
  • 3 Year B.Voc Degree in Fashion Designing
28.  Can I take admission for a Fashion Designing course despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic issues?
Yes, you can take admission for any course at the Waves Institute of Fashion Designing despite the present pandemic crisis. We manage our classes strategically, scheduling both theoretical and practical sessions, taking care of all the Covid-19 norms.
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29.  Who can apply for Fashion Designing courses at Waves Institute of Fashion Designing (WIFD)?
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing is a Women's only Institute. Female candidates of any age can join.
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30.  What level of Certification do I receive at WIFD?
Waves Institute offers different programmes with different certifications such as Advanced Diploma, Certificate etc. You can choose the course of your choice.
31.  How bright is the future of a Fashion Designer?
The statistics and global researches report that the job demand in the field of fashion has a great potential in the coming years. Jobs in specialized Design Firms are expected to increase in the coming years.
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32.  Can I do a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma course in Fashion Designing after B.Tech / B.E?
Yes, Fashion Designing is a creative field where you get lot more to explore like in Engineering. There are many students who have pursued a course in Fashion Design after their B.Tech / B.E and excelled in the fashion world.
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33.  What is the best course to become a Fashion Designer?
To become a Fashion Designer, you have lot of options to choose from such as:
  • Degree in Fashion Designing (3 Years)
  • Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing (1 Year)
  • Certificate in Costume & Dress Designing (6 Months)
  • Certificate in Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management (2 Months)
The best option is always to go for a 3 year Degree programme, but if you are already a Graduate you can opt for a 1 year Advanced Diploma course. To discuss the options that best suit your needs, please contact us and our experienced team will help you choose the course which is right for you.
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34.  How is the transportation and connectivity to WIFD?
Waves Institute is situated in the heart of the city and is well-connected to Railway station, KSTRC bus stand and Private bus stand. College buses are available for students at our Malaparamba Branch.
35.  Are study materials provided by Waves Institute of Fashion Designing?
It depends upon the course you have opted. For few courses, we do provide the essential study materials.
36.  What is the duration of Fashion Designing course?
You have various options in the field of Fashion Designing. You can choose from a basic course of 2 months duration to a 3 year Degree programme.
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37.  How can I become a Fashion Designer after Plus 2 / 12th?
After Plus 2, you can pursue Diploma, Advanced Diploma or a 3 Year Degree course which will help you to gain all the essential technical and practical knowledge required to become a successful Fashion Designer.
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38.  Is there an entrance exam for joining a Fashion Designing course at WIFD?
No, there is no entrance exam for joining a Fashion Designing course at Waves Institute of Fashion Designing. The admissions are based on 'first cum first served basis'.
39.  What are the different courses in Fashion Designing?
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing conducts various courses in the field of Designing.
  • Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing (1 Year)
  • Certificate in Costume & Dress Designing (6 Months)
  • Certificate in Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management (2 Months)
  • B.Voc Degree in Fashion Designing (3 Years)
40.  What are the subjects in Fashion Designing?
Syllabus for Fashion Designing varies at different institutes. There are different subjects taught under the umbrella of Fashion Designing. Major subjects in general courses include Design Concept, Surface Ornamentation, History of Costumes, Garment Industry, Textile Science, Illustration, Clothing Construction and Pattern Making.
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41.  Is an online course for Fashion Designing beneficial?
Currently with the ease of availability and increase in usage of internet, there are a lot of universities and colleges offering online fashion designing programs. You can opt for your choice of course and pursue it online. Fashion Designing being a practical oriented course, it is always recommended pursuing a regular campus program than an online one.
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42.  How essential is it to pursue a Fashion Designing course to become a Fashion Designer?
When is comes to career in Designing field like Fashion Design, Jewellery Design or Interior Design, a good course would help you to build the right foundation necessary for your career growth. The appropriate course would help you to mould your skills in the right direction with the help of professional guidance and practical training.
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43.  Can I do a Fashion Designing course after 10th / SSLC?
Yes, there are few options for you to choose.
  • Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing (1 Year)
  • Certificate in Costume & Dress Designing (6 Months)
  • Certificate in Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management (2 Months)
44.  Is it difficult to become a Fashion Designer?
Fashion Designing is a very competitive career. It is very crucial that you dedicate ample time and effort to create unique designs that stand out of the rest. You should make sure that you spend a lot of time to maintain the appeal of your designs.
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45.  What is Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing?
A 1 year Fashion Designing Advanced Diploma is a fast track programme which will help you to gain the essential practical & technical knowledge required to become a successful Fashion Designer.
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46.  How hard is it to learn Fashion Designing?
Fashion Designing begins from the concept of designs to illustration, drafting to pattern making and production to finishing. It all depends on your interest towards the fashion field. Learning any subject becomes very easy if you are really interested in it. You just have to find the right course and focus towards your goals.
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47.  Can I do a course in Fashion as Part-time?
Yes, we also provide part-time courses in Fashion.
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48.  Is drawing or artistic skills required for all courses in Fashion?
No, Fashion Design is a very vast field. There are many courses in Fashion such as Fashion Merchandising, Boutique Management etc which do not require drawing or artistic skills.
49.  Is basic knowledge in stitching required to join Fashion Designing?
No, it is not necessary to have any basic knowledge in stitching to pursue Fashion Designing. Waves Institute provides you hands-on training in stitching right from the basics.
50.  Can I join a Fashion Designing course if I am not good at Drawing?
Yes, you can pursue a Fashion Designing course even without the basic knowledge in drawing. During the course you will learn how to draw figures using pencils and rulers.
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51.  Can I join Fashion Designing course if English is not my main language?
For most of our courses, you need not be an expert in English, but the basic knowledge in English is required.
52.  How are the Fashion Designing course at WIFD designed?
Our courses have been carefully designed to provide an up-to-date and practical experience to ensure that our students are primed to succeed on completion of the programme.
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53.  How much does a Fashion Designer earn? What is the average salary of a Fashion Designer?
There is no limit on how much Fashion Designer earns. It completely depends on his / her capability, skill and quality of work. Average salary differs from location to location as it varies from metros to cities. The salary for a fresher in Kerala ranges between Rs. 10,000 - 25,000 where as in Mumbai, it ranges between Rs. 25,000 - 45,000. Our students have been placed for various job roles at leading and recognized fashion ventures all over South India.
54.  Does Waves Institute provide Hostel facility to outstation candidates?
Yes, Hostel facility is provided. We provide hostel facility within campus at our Providence College branch, and we also have tie-ups with other hostels outside the campus.
55.  When can I enrol for a course at Waves Institute of Fashion Designing (WIFD)?
We intake students for regular courses during the month of June and August every year. There are few other courses for which the intakes are different.
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56.  Is prior knowledge about sketching necessary to join the course?
No, sketching skills are not necessary. Our courses are designed in such a way, that you attain drawing skills right from the basics.
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57.  How many students will be there in each batch?
We focus on practical based learning and hence the enrolment in each batch is limited to 25 students.
58.  What career options do I have after Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing?
Unlike other courses, Fashion Designing is a Creative field which is completely based on your talents. We assist our students in getting placements at various leading fashion firms which can help them to shine and build a great career in the world of fashion.
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59.  Which recognition and approvals do Waves Institute of Fashion Designing have?
We have multiple courses and certifications and the recognition for each course is different. Please check the courses page for more details.
60.  How would be my career after attending course at WIFD?
We are committed to excellence in education in the field of fashion. We make sure that students gain the best theoretical and practical knowledge to become successful fashion designers. WIFD plays a vital role in providing the best job placements in leading fashion firms.
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