Textile and Apparel Design

School Of Textile and Apparel Design

The school of textile and apparel designing intents to train young people as professional designers in the area of textile, apparel, coir and other natural fibers. The school also intends to impart the people from the craft, handloom, MSME and cottage sectors involved with craft of the State with the knowledge of quality awareness, designing, dyeing and marketing through short term training programmes and workshops.

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Textile and Apparel Design

This course fulfils the dream to enter the world of Textile Related Design. The course perfectly integrates the two words contained in its title, Textile and Apparel, into its teaching areas to become a master in decor for the Textile, Apparel and Fashion Industries. This two and a half year intense PG Diploma course is for individuals who are looking to gain an in-depth insight into the theory and techniques of Fabric making, understanding the significant of Textiles and Garment making in both Textile & Apparel Industry. By welding the keys and language of the design courses, each individual will undergo one year of foundation programme where they develop creative potential by studying basics of design and design process irrespective of their parent department. The foundation course strengthens individuals by studying domain specific courses such as trend forecasting, introduction to textiles and apparel, dyeing and printing. The curriculum runs in semester system and the courses offered in each semester is integrated to a total of three projects with equal weightage in both Textile and Apparel Design Developments. All the courses and projects will be presented and evaluated by Jury, which will be later compiled into a personal portfolio. The first year learning is structured based on research and full immersion to gain cultural and technical skill.

While the second year sem 3 & sem 4 of the course concentrates more on personal expression of a master creator on self driven and constructive real life projects after the direct inputs on subjects that are related to the field of Textile and Apparel Design. These two semesters are highly complex and intricately structured to acquire and culminate all knowledge from both the core industrial domain so as to succeed in the field of Textile and Garment Sectors. The programme is set to the outcome of two domain specific teaching areas continuously crossing and linking one to another.

The vast area of the curriculum includes: explorations of the essential disciplines in textile, apparel in both manmade and natural fibres – historic context – from composition to ideation – basic loom structures and loom set ups – to the creation of fabric, surface embellishments and silhouettes. Specific skill development includes cutting, sewing and draping a model all through the basics and advance level of pattern making and garment construction.

In addition to the curriculum projects dedicated to the use of Textiles for clothing, interiors and outdoors, courses also incorporates opportunities to visit craft sectors and encourages individuals to learn and re invent new and innovative designs. The course will also cover a wide range of Textile techniques in garment categories and expose them to design and develop adaptive clothing for Mens, Womens & Kids. The course completes with a 4-6 months of Final Graduation/ Diploma Project with challenging stages of conceptualizing, designing, prototyping and actualizing all through sem5.

S T U D Y   P L A N

The two domains, TEXTILE and APPAREL take concrete form in the subjects like:

Semester 1::Design Overview::Basic Drawing1::Color Form & Structure ::Creative Geometry ::History of Design::Basic Materials & Methods::Environmental Exposure::CAD Training

Semester 2::Basic Drawing 2::Research Methods::Design Process::Communication and Media Studies::Basic Photography::Communication Graphics::Introduction to Indian Culture and Society::introduction to Textile and Apparel / Trend Forecast::Dyeing and Printing::Design Project 1::Industrial Training

Semester 3::Fabric Structure 1::Sewing & Construction Techniques::Introduction to Indian Textiles & Apparel heritage::Material Culture::Pattern Making1::Design Project 2

Semester 4::Craft Documentation::Semiotics::Design management::Pattern Making 2::Fabric Structure 2::Design Project 3

Semester 5::Diploma Project

Curriculum Flowchart for PG Diploma in Integrated Textile and Apparel Design


Ultimately obtaining the diploma, according to one’s personal skills and to the achieved level of acknowledgement in different courses, each individual can aim to a career as Textile Designer, Textile Artist, Fabric analysts, Textile colourist, Fashion Textile Designer, Textile Product Developer, Interior Designer, Apparel Manufacturer, Apparel Designer, Institutional Clothing Designer, Industrial Functional Clothing Designer, Utilitarian Fashion Designer, Fashion Drapist, Consumer Behaviorist, Trend Forecaster, Textile Color and Material Specialists. The Job position can be in Design Studios, Textile Mills, Home Furnishing Companies, Automotive Industry, Export houses, Fashion & Textile Boutiques, Textile dyeing and printing units, Fashion garment houses, Export units, Freelancing for government and private firms, Cottage Industries, Small scale industries, Design Houses, Buying Houses, Textile Merchandising Firms, Designer Label, Fashion Retail Industry, NGOs, Weaving Units etc.