Saturday, June 8, 2013

Career in Textile Designing

Textile Design forms the core of the whole business of fashion. The rapidly expanding activities in the export and domestic sectors of the Indian apparel and home fashion industry demands professional inputs in design and development of textiles and raw material, which is responsible for 60-80% of the cost of the product. Textile design today is that strategic value adding activity that can make all the difference in transforming a fashion business into an economically viable and profitable proposition.
The Textile Design specialisation offered by Department of Fashion & Textiles equips students with broad-spectrum education in textiles while developing creativity, originality and design application in apparel and home fashion industries.


Year 1
Common Foundation Programme in Design

Year 2
Students will be introduced to textile technology namely, weaving, printing, embroidery and dyeing. It will also lay emphasis on fundamentals of graphic software and its usage for image creation. Field visits and internship with textile mills, printing units and other processing houses will be an important part of the curriculum.

Year 3
The second year will strengthen the knowledge base of students, imparting design, technical marketing and communication skills. Areas of study are Dyeing, Printing & Finishing, Quality Analysis & Assurance, CAD & Weave Design, Print Design and Marketing & Merchandising. The students will also undertake a Craft Survey and Documentation to be exposed to a craft environment.

Year 4
Students will undertake a number of elective subjects to fine tune their understanding of the industry and also an independent research based project. In the final semester, students will undertake a Graduation Project with an industrial client, export house, designer or a NGO. During this period the students will be required to work on the brief given by the sponsor. The programme will culminate into a Graduate show.

The programme prepares students for a wide range of careers in textile mills and export houses, with fashion designers, design studios, mills, buying houses, handloom cooperatives and buying agencies as Design or Fabric Managers, or work independently as Designers or Entrepreneurs.

Star Employers
Arvind Mills, Indian Terrain, Grasim Industries Ltd., Madura Brands, Mafatlal Industries Ltd., Nahar Industries, Shingora International, Ambadi Enterprises, Crew BOS, Himmatsingka Seide, Abhishek Industries, Welspun India, Shades of India, Linenscapes (India) Ltd., Textrade International Pvt. Ltd., Mura Collective, Portico, Creative Mobus Fabrics, Rateria Exports, Mahajan Overseas, Triburg, Bharat Silks, Third World Exports, The Shop, etc.

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