Diversified career options for Fashion Design
A flagship program of NIFT, the Fashion Design program has played an influential role in shaping the Indian fashion ethos through . Over the last 35 years, it continues to create a resource pool of multi-faceted graduates who address the challenges of the dynamic industry by leveraging the transformative capacity of design in fashion and allied areas, creatively and responsibly. Adequate opportunities are offered to each student to envision and develop design abilities by encouraging questions, reflection and experimentation in order to discover one’s unique aesthetic bent of mind. Original interpretations balanced with real-world learning generates fashion that addresses current human needs with a future-facing vision. The overarching objective of the department is to enable integrated development of future professionals so that they contribute to the directional growth of the apparel industry through a global outlook with an Indian soul. This is achieved by a triple-pronged approach towards fashion education through periodic dynamic curricular changes, technical experimentation, and collaborative linkages with the industry. With focus on the specific requirements of the industry in couture, -a-porter, exports, niche segments and handcrafting sectors, the curriculum develops through defined pathways from the second to the fourth year.
The course incorporates traditional rural craftwork by working with indigenous rural artisans via the cluster program. Students gain valuable insight into the broad spectrum that Indian fashion encompasses through internships, Industry based Graduation Project at leading export houses, retail brands, designers, NGOs or a Design Collection based on self –articulated brief to improve knowledge and overcome the practical challenges faced.