Bachelor of Design (B.Des) – Fashion Design is an Undergraduate degree of 4 years duration. The Bachelor of Design educates students to have a voice in the development of a sustainable world. The program provides students with experiences in using established and emerging technologies in a collaborative atmosphere, where integration is perceived as the driver for responsible and innovative design.
The program teaches that it is the responsibility of the designer to integrate design elements within appropriate social, cultural, ethical and environmental contexts. In their courses, students re-imagine the boundaries of everyday life and bring new vision to objects, graphics, environments, ceramics, jewellery and textiles. The program encourages students to adopt innovative approaches by challenging conventional applications of materials, systems, processes and technologies.
Bachelor of Design (B.Des) degree has an integrated approach to design rather than producing specialists, graduates are flexible with a broad range of skills allowing them to work across a wide range of design disciplines.
Fashion Design provides a holistic input on generic design with more focused approach towards apparel inculcates the ability to develop and channelize creativity. The curriculum hones design sensitization, which balances global fashion aesthetics with an Indian soul. It addresses needs of the export market as well as both couture and prêt a porter clothing in India, expanding and categorizing apparel design into niche segments.
 The Bachelor of Design is a four-year full-time degree course offered at IFTK with the affiliation of University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
Aims of the Programme: Bachelor of Design - (B. Des) – Fashion Design
(a) Aims
Bachelor of Design (B.Des) – Fashion Design is a four years (8 Semesters) full time programme which employs the best practices and methods which will guide the students to discover and explore the individual style and talent they can offer in this high profile industry.
The rapid changes due to globalisation, advance technology and communication are affecting the nature of science at large. Fashion Design belongs to a transient moment in history, continuously evolving and conditioned by the country’s socio-cultural and economic environment. Suspended between tradition and modernity, art and technology, craftsmanship and industrialisation, design education in India is characterised by a two–fold trust harnessing available and indigenous human, material and technological resources on the one hand and aligning itself with global trends and influences on the other hand.
It is towards this objective of providing a sound foundation in design and fashion with a strong industry orientation programme that will create competent and professional designers and managers in the field of fashion. It will also lead to enhancement of core-content through an integrated approach to design, technology, management and communication.
Introduces students to basic concepts of Fashion Design education through subjects such as Elements of Design, Color theory, Fashion Illustration and Design, Fashion Studies, Elements of Textiles, Surface Development Techniques and History of Costumes. Introduction to Pattern Making and Garment Construction contributes to Integrated Term Project. Builds on the learning from the previous year with greater subject specialisation. The focus is on greater exposure to the complexities and nuances of different segments of the Apparel Industry. An industry internship during the year is an invaluable experience for students to interface between design and technicalities of production. Focuses on niche specialisations and electives with a focus on Research and Development. The final semester culminates in a Design Collection, where students present their collections in a Fashion Show.
The programme prepares students to pursue careers as Designers, Freelance Design Consultants, Design Managers, Stylists, Exhibition and Visual Display Experts, Forecasting and Fashion Trends Forum Organisers, Costume Designers, illustrators, Pattern Engineers and Entrepreneurs.