M.Sc. (Costume Design and Fashion)

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 Master of Science in Costume Design and Fashion is postgraduate Fashion and Interior Designing. Students have hands-on exposure to sewing, dyeing, printing and recent trends in fashion. The work of costume designers is part art, part fashion design, part history, and part drama. It's about capturing someone's essence, representing life in a particular time or place, and making a statement about performers that inspires fantasy and distinguishes them from the rest of us. The duration of the course is two years and it is career orienting.

How is M.Sc. Costume Design and Fashion Course Beneficial?

  • Beneficial to increase the knowledge base, enhance research aptitude and to provide the students with inbuilt confidence in their professional field and cutting edge in the global scenario.
  • Degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as Ph.D. and M.Phil. for research work.
  • They can offer ideas regularly on how to further develop a product to be readily absorbed in a market.
  • They should be a sharp observer sensitive to changing trends.
  • Students can become teachers in schools on private basis.


  • Candidate with an overall average of B Grade or equivalent (55%) marks in B.Sc. Textile Science & Apparel Design. The students with the following undergraduate degrees viz., B.Sc. Apparel Design, B.Sc. Textiles & Clothing, B.Sc. Fashion Design, B.Sc. Fashion Apparel Design, B.Sc. Composite (Home Science) are also eligible provided they complete the required prerequisites by the end of Semester II i.e. FY M.Sc.
  • Prerequisites required: Textile Testing, Textile Chemistry, Weaving (theory & practical).

The below mentioned syllabus is provided by the Bharthiar University, Coimbatore.

  • Research Methodology and Statistics
  • Costumes and Textiles of the World
  • Indian Textile Industry
  • Fashion Illustrations
  • Draping for Fashion Design
  • Paper I


  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Apparel Quality Standard and Implementation
  • Designs with Prints
  • CAD in Fashion Designing
  • Advanced Garment Construction
  • Paper II


  • International Trade and Documentation
  • Technical Textiles
  • Textile Testing
  • Textile Testing
  • CAD in Pattern Making
  • Ornaments and Accessories
  • Paper III


  • Project work & Viva voice
  • Paper IV

M.Sc. Costume Design and Fashion Colleges

  • Bharthiar University
  • Bharathidasan University
  • Anna University Chennai
  • C.S.I. Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science

M.Sc. Costume Design and Fashion Course Suitability

  • Those who want to have practical skills related to fashion. The students develop visual awareness, practical skills and knowledge in theory or design.
  • They should have been knowledge about construction, dyeing, printing, fashion illustration, portfolio presentation etc.
  • They should be hard worker, team work spirit and can take decision independently in the required situation.
  • Candidates willing for further Doctorate studies also can go for it.

 Employment Areas

  • Garment Industry
  • Textile Testing Industry
  • Teaching/ Research

 Job Types

  • Fashion Designer
  • Merchandiser
  • Quality controller
  • Supervisor
  • Color Matching Advisor
  • Teaching in colleges and fashion design institutes
  • Costume / Artificial Jewellery Designer
  • Community Manager-Fashion

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