B.Des. Leather Design

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Bachelor of Design in Leather Design is an undergraduate Fashion and Interior Design course. Leather Design is the process in which it is taught that how many types of designs and embroidery is done on leather. Leather Design caters to the requirements of the leather industry both in terms of goods and apparel. The program offered by the Department of Fashion & Apparel emphasizes on the integration of design concepts in leather apparel and products with material knowledge to respond to the requirements of specific target markets. The multidisciplinary approach including inputs ranging from market research, material and technical knowledge for product development develops an ability in students to handle different materials for different product types in leather. The duration of the course is three years and it is provides many jobs to the candidates after its completion.

How is B.Des. Leather Design Course Beneficial?

  • The program also hones entrepreneurial skills enabling students to set up Manufacturing and Export/Domestic Units.
  • The degree course also provides the candidates a good base for further studies such as Master degree and then for research work.
  • Applicants who have passed their degree from prestigious institutes can get managerial positions in leather firms, export houses and government organizations.
  • They have teaching option at school level and also can teach at higher level after passing certain qualifications like B.Ed. and UGC-NET.


  • 10+2 exam pass or its equivalent


Syllabus of Leather Design as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Year I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Common Foundation Program in Design

Year II


The second year focuses on understanding leather and non-leather materials, development of design skills and product realization concepts. Students will study Fashion Illustration, Pattern Making and Construction, Leather Processing, Surface Techniques, Field Studies, Computer Applications, Retailing and Design Projects in garments and small goods.  

Year III


The third year builds on the learning of the previous year with additional focus on understanding of manufacturing processes, leather processing techniques and further applications of design concepts and skills. Advanced Illustration and Technical Drawings, Advanced Pattern Making and Construction, Merchandising & Supply Chain, Production Systems and Analysis are the other areas of study. Students also undergo an industry internship for hands-on experience.

Year IV


The final year focuses on Research and Development in design with choices in electives. Students will undertake industry sponsored Graduation Project in the areas of design and production.


B.Des. Leather Design Colleges

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology - NIFT Delhi, New Delhi
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology - NIFT Kolkata, Kolkata
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology - NIFT Mumbai, Mumbai

B.Des. Leather Design Course Suitability

  • They should have commitment; dedication and hard work which are the key factors in leather industry.
  • Second, they also possess creativity with an artistic flair and an innovative, unique style of thinking can do wonders for designers.
  • Applicants must be able to work individually or as part of a team. Those in the marketing segment must be alert with the changing trends in the market.
  • Students willing to go for higher studies also are suitable for the course.

 Employment Areas

  • Merchandising
  • Product Development
  • Retail and other areas 
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Contemporary Leathers Pvt. Ltd. - Chennai

 Job Types

  • Craftsman
  • Assist. Craftsman
  • Sample Maker
  • Category Manager
  • Consultant
  • Pattern Makers Executive
  • Tool Designer & Product Developer
  • Retail Store Executive
  • Freelance Fashion Designer
  • Assistant Brand Manager


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