Diploma in Fashion Design

Bharathiar University
Madras university
Tamilndu open university
Alagappa university
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Diploma in Fashion Design

Fashion designing is a multibillion-industry and a career in fashion design has become the most sought-after option for individuals who want to unleash their creativity. Fashion designing is not just limited to designing clothes, it also includes designing accessories like jewelry, footwear, and more. If you have an eye for creativity and looking for a faster way to get into the grandeur of the fashion designing world, this Diploma in Fashion Design course from Madras Institute of Fashion Technology (MFT) is all that you need.

Our Diploma in Fashion Design course is a blend of culture, technology, and contemporary fashion designed for future fashion designers. Our course helps students develop a solid foundation in fashion designing and aims to impart the essential skill sets necessary in the field. If you wish to opt for a fashion designing course to enter the commercial field of fashion or acquire formal knowledge of design, this course is for you.

Diploma in Fashion Design Curriculum

The main feature of our Diploma in Fashion Design course is our unique curriculum that is skill-based. Our curriculum deals with every aspect of fashion from history to a global perspective of fashion designing. Our curriculum goes beyond formal teaching methodologies to strengthen your skills in the fashion domain. Along with practical exposure, we offer an equal emphasis on encouraging industry-ready skills like decision making, communication skills, empathy, and more.

Our curriculum developed by industry experts has a special emphasis on prepping students for the real world demands of the fashion industry.

PaperSubjectInternal / External / Total Marks / Credit Points
1Fashion Concepts25 / 75 / 100 / 4
2Pattern and Apparel Manufacturing Techniques25 / 75 / 100 / 4
3Visual Merchandising and Retailing25 / 75 / 100 / 4
4Fashion Sketching and Rendering (P)25 / 75 / 100 / 5
5Pattern and Apparel Construction (P)25 / 75 / 100 / 5
6Embellishment and Trims (P)25 / 75 / 100 / 5
7Innovative Garment Design Collection & Industrial Internship (Project)25 / 75 / 100 / 8

Diploma in Fashion Design Course Details

The objective of our course is to educate the students to gain technical and commercial knowledge which makes them readily employable and successful designers in the future. Furthermore, our Diploma in Fashion Design course prepares the students for the various challenges of the fashion industry.

Our course also includes industry internships, interaction with industry professionals, and sponsored projects to give students knowledge on the latest trends in designing and the real-time designing challenges. By the end of this diploma course, you will be ready to pursue a wide range of career prospects which include Fashion Designer, Costume Designer, Merchandising, Stylist, Fashion Blogger, Fashion Journalist, Entrepreneur & more.

Course Duration

Diploma in Fashion Design is a one-year diploma course by MFT, the best institute for fashion designing in Chennai. The course is spread over 2 semesters and covers subjects from the fundamentals of fashion design to the application of design and hands-on projects.

Course Eligibility

For pursuing a Diploma in Fashion Design at MFT you need to have passed 10th from any recognized board of education.

Getting admission for Diploma in Fashion Design at MFT opens many career opportunities after you complete the course.

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Fashion Design Diploma Course FAQs

  • What is the scope of diploma in fashion designing?

    Fashion designing is a trending field and pursuing a diploma in fashion designing has a vast scope in today's world. Studying a diploma in fashion design will provide you with a proper foundation for fashion design and offers vivid opportunities. After completing your diploma in a fashion design course, you can look out for jobs in manufacturing, textile, retail companies, export companies, or you can also start your own fashion brand allowing your creativity to flourish.

  • Can you work in fashion without a degree?

    Technically, yes you can. The good news is that there are people from varying backgrounds who work in fashion without a fashion degree. So, if you haven't attended a fashion institute to complete your UG or PG in fashion designing, you can still work in this industry. However, due to the cutthroat competition in the fashion market, it is recommended that you complete a quick course in fashion designing to know the basics of fashion designing.

  • How can I get a diploma in fashion designing?

    To get through the diploma course in fashion designing, you need to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the chosen institute. Each institute has different eligibility criteria. Before going in for admission in any college, check out their curriculum, course details, fee structure, tie-ups with industry leaders, and placement details. This can help you in finding the best institute that can help in growing your career.