Fashion Designing is the natural beauty to clothing and accessories and the art of application of design and aesthetics. Fashion designing is influenced by cultural and social attitudes and has varied over time and place. They work in a number of ways in designing accessories such as bracelets, necklaces, and clothing.
Fashion designing is challenging, creative field that requires business, art and design skills. Because of the time required to bring a garment into the market, Designers must at times anticipate these changes and work accordingly to meet customer needs.
Students of Fashion design can choose to specialize in areas like Apparel Design , Lifestyle Accessory Design , Leather Design, Textile Design, Jewellery Design, Knitwear Design & Fashion Communication. Colleges other than NIFT’s offer other streams as well.
Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech or M.F.Tech) in Apparel Production is related to the technical aspects of real world problems associated with Apparel Design & Development, Manufacturing Technology, Production and other allied areas. These students typically get employment at Large fashion Production houses.
Fashion Management (M.F.M) aspirants are exposed to the application of Knowledge and Skills to manage areas like – Brand Management, Fashion Merchandizing, Intellectual Property, Social Media Marketing, Luxury Management Services marketing, e-Commerce, Entrepreneurship and other areas. These students typically get employment at Large fashion design studios and corporate organizations.
|Bachelor Of Design||CAT
|Master Of Design||CAT
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|Master Of Fashion Technology||GAT
|Master Of Fashion Management||GAT
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Path to become a Fashion Designer
One can become a Fashion Designer at an undergraduate level
Fashion Design Exams to prepare for & Universities to Target:
All NIFT Design colleges have a 3 stage admission process - Design Aptitude Test (DAT), Studio Test & Interview with Portfolio review. So aspirants must have a significant approach to their preparation.
NIFT exam consist of two rounds.
1. Round 1: Written Test
2. Round 2: Situation Test / Group Discussion / Interview
GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT):
This test will comprise of various sections as given below:
The CAT judges the power of observation in concept development, intuitive ability, and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of CAT is the innovative and creative use of color and illustration skills.
The aspirants shortlisted for B.Des from the prelims written exam need to give a situation test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for innovative ability and material handling on a given situation with a given set of materials. No additional material will be allowed/provided. The model will be evaluated on space visualization, creative use of given material, innovative, construction skill, the composition of elements, color scheme, the finesse of the model, and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept behind the model constructed. The write-up will be in English Since the medium of instruction in NIFT Exam is English. For write-up in any other language, No marks will be given.
Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). GD will be of around 15 to 20 minutes which will be the discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will judge the candidates on various parameters including:
Candidates shall be evaluated on the various parameters as listed below by a panel, in the Personal Interview:
Generally, the first year is common and students choose their specializations in their subsequent academic years. various specialization courses are listed below:
Bachelor Programmes - Bachelor of Design (B.Des) - Design
Bachelor Programme - Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.) - Technology
Note:Fashion Design has its own programmes classified into various courses which are covered in detail on our Fashion Design Page.
Design Quotient Labs (DQ LABS) provides unique Design Training Programs in which we successfully train creative students to get admission into their dream university. Students from DQ Labs have secured admissions into various ivy league design universities like NIFT (UG /PG), India; Carnegie Melon University, USA; Instituto Europo di Design, Italy etc amongst others.
DQ LABS teaching methodology and study material for Fashion Design(NIFT) entrance exam preparation is a result of years of experience which we have gained through mentoring thousands of aspirants at our design studios in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, and Mangalore.
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