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Master of Design is a two year post graduate programme. Fashion design is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social latitudes, and has varied over time and place. The course will enable you to apply advanced theory and practice to your chosen specialisms. As a student, you'll explore original conceptual design principles and methodologies in response to global fashion needs. This will enable you to create, develop and manage your portfolio and present a finished product, collection or prototypes which demonstrate research and technical design prowess. You will be able to develop your thinking and skills in the following areas:

  • Research skills for fashion
  • Experimental practice
  • Construction techniques and materials
  • Product development
  • CAD for Fashion
  • Capsule collections
  • Fashion portfolio skills

How is Master of Design Beneficial?
Course enables the students to go for various Fashion Designing Industry, Film Industry and teaching related jobs. Candidates can go for higher degree programs in respective subjects such as M.Phil., etc. They can become teacher in schools and lecturer in colleges after having passed UGC-NET exam. They have also the option of starting their own business and can also start it in partnership with others.


  • Bachelor degree with minimum 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC / ST candidate) or any other equivalent qualification.
  • Some of the very reputed universities and institutes conduct entrance examination to get admission to the degree course.


  • National Institute of Fashion Technology- NIFT
  • Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Guwahati
  • CEPT University
  • Apeejay Stya University (ASU)
  • Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Kanpur
  • Sharda University (SU)

Subjects to be studied in M.Des.

  • Design- An introduction
  • Visual Design- Principles and Applications
  • Ergonomics
  • Design Methods
  • Form Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Design Project
  • Elective I
  • Summer Project
  • Elective II
  • Elective III
  • Elective IV
  • Thesis Project- Phase I
  • Elective V
  • Thesis Project- Phase II

Master of Design Course Suitability
Course is suitable for those who are willing to go for teaching fields at higher level i.e. college and university level both in private and government institutions. They should be able to understand concepts related to costume, jewellery, leather goods and many other similar products where fashion matters. Candidates should also have know-how of laboratories, workshops, design and research centres, libraries, computers and information about the latest development in the industry.

 Employment Area/ Job Type

  • Apparel Production Manager
  • Cutting Assistant
  • Cutting Assistant
  • Costume Designer
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Show Organizers
  • Fabric Buyer
  • Fabric Quality Control Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Outside Sales Representative
  • Personal Stylist
  • Production Pattern Maker
  • Show Room Sales Representative
  • Technical Designer

Advance Courses in Master of Design

  • M.B.A. (Fashion Design Management)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Designing

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