B. Des Fashion Design

Course Intent

Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design, a specialized course of 4 years duration at ARCH. It is a degree course affiliated to University of Rajasthan. The course aims to build responsible Fashion professionals through holistic learning of Design and technical skills required in apparel industry. Immense growth of retail sector, rising influence of technology, concerns regarding sustainability- all need to be understood and addressed aesthetically and in cultural and socio- economic context. Study of Fashion Design in this course empowers students to ideate and co-create products that will contribute to the evolution of a sustainable future of Fashion industry.

No. of Seats 25
Eligibility 12th (any stream)
Duration 4 years
Award Bachelor of Design (B.Des) from University of Rajasthan


  • University of Rajasthan

    University of Rajasthan

Be a Design Thinker

Learning Outcome

  • Articulate understanding of the Indian Fashion industry and effects of cultural & global influences on contemporary Fashion through a report or a document
  • Research, explore and draw conclusions for a given design or a creative problem.
  • Conceptualize and communicate Design ideas through illustrations and specifications.
  • Exhibit skills of garment creation using pattern making and construction techniques.
  • Identify manufacturing and production process in various apparel types.
  • Apply marketing and promotion skills for brand development.
  • Establish industry connections through classroom projects, seminars and internship.

Course Content

The curriculum imparts understanding and experience of fashion environment along with language and computer skills. Fundamentals and nuances of design are attended to through group discussions, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, study tours, visits to galleries & museums and industry visits.

Year 1

Learners in foundation year are sensitized to Art and Design concepts through observation, visualization, research & representation, exploration of materials & techniques, and environmental studies. Design methods and principles are applied in each project that the learner undertakes. Computer Application, languages and communication skills form the basis of Design learning.

Year 2

Learners get initiated into skills and knowledge pertinent to Fashion Design education. Exploration of various Design skills like Fashion illustration, pattern drafting, draping, garment construction and CAD along with significant knowledge about fabrics and other textile materials help them to build remarkable portfolio. Industry exposure is given through knowledge on merchandising, manufacturing technology and various classroom projects based on the brief from the fashion industry.

Year 3

Industry orientation is incorporated in the learning through knowledge on marketing, brand building and promotion. The course facilitates a significant understanding of Fashion trends and forecasts. The acquired skills and knowledge are thus, applied to various design projects in women's wear, kids wear, Indian wear, western wear, men's wear etc.

Year 4

Learners in their final year are encouraged to realize and build individual style of expression while developing concepts and design collection culminating into a strong Design Portfolio. They are also exposed to important aspects of fashion business like Entrepreneurship, Brand Development and Professional Practice. Industry mentored project on Sustainable Design evokes the responsibility a Designer has towards the environment and society.

Career Opportunities

  • Fashion Designer with Design Studios/ export houses/retail brands
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Costume Designer for theatre and movies
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Fashion Researcher
  • Fashion Blogger
  • Fashion Content Writer
  • Product development merchandiser
  • Fashion illustrators
  • Independent Design Consultant

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