B.Des.(Knitwear Design)

The programme has been designed to create well-rounded professionals equipped to handle the challenges of circular and flat-bed knitting in the domestic and export fields. They can pursue careers as Designers, Creative Managers, Merchandisers, Production Managers and Entrepreneurs.

The four year Knitwear Design programme is developed towards creating a design professional who can cater to Knitted Apparel- an exclusive segment in fashion. It aims to provide the student with creative thinking, strong technical skills and a dynamic market orientation.

Knitwear Professionals provide value addition to multiple areas for the fashion business; be it Apparel Designers, Fashion Forecasters, Fashion Stylists, Product Developers, Production Managers or Merchandisers. The curriculum likewise is multipronged, with a strong design direction. Students apply their classroom learning to industry simulated environments, and undertake a 8 week industry internship for both flat as well as circular knitting to hone their skills. Their design and technical knowledge culminates with a grand design collection at the end of the 8th semester.

Knitwear design students are exposed to a wide milieu of subjects including Fashion Art and Illustration, Garment Construction, Pattern Making for Knits, Flat and Circular Knitting, Computerized Flat Knitting, Trends and Forecasting, Design Process, Knitwear Production and Planning, Merchandising and Marketing.

Duration
4 Years

Campuses
Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi

Seats
210

Content

Year 1
Common Foundation Programme in Design

Year 2
The student is introduced to the world of knitted apparel through subjects like Basic Pattern Making, Flat knitting, Garment construction, Design application for fashion and History of world costumes. They move into core areas of knitwear with subjects like Digital fashion illustration, Circular knitting, Pattern making for knits (womenswear) and Garment construction for knits (womenswear). Traditional design acumen is honed with a craft survey and documentation at the end of the year.

Year 3
Advanced techniques for knitwear design is introduced with subjects like Digital Illustraiton, Draping, Print design and Computerized flat knitting. Students also learn presentation skills with Portfolio development, and the intricacies of category wise planning for knitwear with Menswear, Sportswear and Fashion Merchandising. The third year culminates with an internship in the industry

Year 4
Students are introduced to elective subjects that offer specialization across multiple areas of industry requirements. These include Retail buying, Retail space design, Product photography, Image and Fashion styling etc. They also study areas in Entrepreneurship, and Lingerie design. The year culminates with an individual design collection or graduation project in industry showcasing the students' strength in conceptual thinking and translation into knitted apparel.

Careers
The programme has been designed to create well-rounded professionals equipped to handle the challenges of circular and flatbed knitting in the domestic and export fields. They can pursue careers as Designers, Creative Managers, Merchandisers, Production Managers and Entrepreneurs.

Star Employers
Madura Garments, ITC LRBD, Gap, Triburg, Raymond, Gupta Exim, Cascade Enterprises, Pratibha Syntex, Nahar Group of Industries, SPL Industries, Rajah Hosiery, Oswal Woollen Mills, Uni Style Images, Indian Terrain, Impulse International, Arvind Brands, Orient Craft, Lakra Brothers, Matrix, RMS Joss, etc.

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