FASHION Design

Focusing primarily on fashion, fashion history and context, the overall course content emphasises the appreciation of context and meaning in the specific field of Fashion design, whilst providing key concepts of fashion evolution and design adaptation. Including theoretical and practical design aspects, the emphasis is placed on research and critical thinking, introducing students to the body of knowledge that supports achievement within a higher education learning environment. Learners are encouraged to record and analyse the key drivers which influence fashion globally, including ecological, environmental, ethical, technological and aesthetic factors.

Students learn about historical and contemporary artists and designers and prepare presentations illustrating how this work inspires and influences current fashion, lifestyle and culture. They are expected to explore and analyse directional influences and challenge methods in fashion forecasting and garment construction. Develop a creative uniqueness by exploring the design process through specific projects.

Establishing individuality in generating concepts is fundamental to developing design ideas and creating a personal visual language to successfully achieving required outcomes in the course. Towards this, learners are encouraged to take the initiative through personal expression and enquiry and utilise their perception and progress to build on creative potential and personal style.

Duration

4 years

Syllabus

  • English Communication
  • General Hindi
  • Environmental Studies
  • Elementary Computer Applications
  • History of Art & Design
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Visualization & Drawing Techniques
  • Material Studies
  • Design Principles
  • Design Methods
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Fashion and Textiles Materials Understanding
  • Garment Construction Techniques
  • Pattern Drafting in Fashion (Kids & Women)
  • CAD / CAM in Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Design Project – Women´s wear / kids ‘wear
  • Industry Exposure
  • Fashion Promotion and Marketing Forecasting
  • Pattern Construction in Fashion (Indian wear & Draping)
  • Design Project – Indian wear
  • Design Project – Men´s wear
  • Design Project – Adaptive Clothing
  • Electives: Product Photography, Fashion Accessory, Visual Merchandising, E-Commerce for Product Life Style (Choice of one)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Brand Development
  • Sustainable Design (Eco Design, Social Cause, Green Marketing) mentored by Industry
  • Professional Practice mentored by Industry and Internship
  • Advanced Design Studies (Final Collection)
  • Design Portfolio
  • Dissertation: Documentation & Visual Presentation
  • Industry Exposure

Career Opportunities

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Costume Designer
  • Creative Pattern Maker
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Blogger and Trend Analyst

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We welcome students from around the world and understand that our international students may have special requirements. Email us at admission@archedu.org

Placements

Finding your Purpose in the New Normal

in conversation with : Smita Mankad

Governing Council Member - Creative Dignity , Former Managing Partner - FabIndia

Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

in conversation with : Aditi Mayer

Fashion Activist and Influencer (LA)