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Fashion Designing Courses: Duration, Fees and Colleges

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: January 07, 2021

If you have a creative mind when it comes to clothing and attire, fashion designing can be a good career choice for you.There are various fashion designing courses that you can choose depending on your interests and education requirements.

Fashion Designing Course Details

Fashion Designing is one of the most popular fields amongst students who are on the lookout for creative courses. If you are aspiring to study fashion design it is important that you find out about the different types of fashion designing courses, their duration and fees.

Apart from that, it is also essential to understand that curriculum and course structure of different fashion designing courses vary from institute to institute. Fashion design courses will also depend on the credit awarded at the end of the course i.e. degree, diploma or certificate.

If you are seeking admission to design courses basis the NIFT entrance exam, the detailed NIFT 2020 Paper Analysis will give you a fair idea of what to expect from the entrance exam. Check the NIFT exam analysis here after the successful conduct of the exam.

What is Fashion Designing?

Fashion Designing is a specialisation of humanities that covers the wide spectrum of fabrics, styles, patterns, colours and trends that define the fashion of a particular era. It is not just limited to clothes and trends but also includes the area of accessories, handbags and footwear. The combined study of all these aspects come under a fashion designing course.

Fashion Designing Course Required Skills

In order to become a successful Fashion Designer, one has to possess certain skills to justify the course. Here is a list of skills one must have to be a successful designer:

  • Good Drawing Skills
  • Creativity
  • Artistic Thinking
  • Innovative Skills
  • Observation skills to look for Detailing
  • Competitiveness
  • Good Communication Skills

Also Read: NIFT: Colleges, Eligibility and Entrance Exams

Fashion Designing Degrees

There are different types of fashion designing degrees available in India, have a look at the most popular degree types:

Course Type


Diploma Courses

Fashion Design

Fashion Communication

Fashion Accessories

Fashion Illustration

Fashion Marketing

Fashion Management

Bachelors Degree

Fashion Design

Fashion Styling and Image Designing

Leather Design

Jewellery Design

Communication Design

Masters Degree

Fashion Design

Fashion Design and Business Management

Textile Management

Fashion Communication

Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management

Fashion Designing Courses

Following table comprises the list of different fashion designing courses along with the eligibility criteria that you can consider in order to foray in the fashion industry: Fashion Accessories

Name of the Course

Eligibility Criteria


Annual Fees (Approx.)

B.Design in Fashion

  • Minimum 50% marks in 10+2
  • Valid score in DAT, LPU NEST, etc.

4 years

Rs. 1.15 to Rs. 1.20 lakh

Bachelors of Fashion Design

  • Minimum 50% marks in 10+2
  • Valid score in NIFT Entrance Test, AIEED, etc.

4 years

Rs. 3.12 lakh

B.Sc. in Fashion and Design

  • Minimum 45% marks in 10+2

3 years

Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000

B.A. in Fashion Design

  • Minimum 50% marks in 10+2
  • Valid score in Pearl Academy entrance test or others.

3 years

Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 2 lakh

B.Sc. in Fashion and Apparel Designing

  • Minimum 45% marks in 10+2

3 years

Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000

Diploma In Fashion Design

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% marks

1 year to 3 years

Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 80,000

Computer-Aided Diploma in Fashion Designing

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2, however, graduates can also apply for the course

4 months to 1 year

Rs. 75,000

Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design and Management

  • Candidates must have successfully cleared 10+2 in order to apply

2 years

Rs. 90,000

M. Design in Fashion & Textiles

  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Design (for NID)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design with minimum qualifying marks

2 years

Rs. 97,000 to Rs. 1.39 lakh

M.Sc. in Fashion Designing

  • Graduation Degree in Fashion Design

2 years

Rs. 1.19 lakh

M.A. in Fashion Design

  • Graduation Degree in Fashion Design

2 years

Rs. 1.63 lakh

Masters of Fashion Management

  • Bachelors of Fashion Design with a minimum of 50%
  • A valid score in NIFT PG Entrance Test, AIEED PG Test, etc.

2 years

Rs. 3.12 lakh

P.G. Diploma in Fashion Design

  • Candidates must have pursued graduation (preferably in fashion designing)

1 year to 18 months

Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 90,000

Certificate Course in Fashion Designing

  • Aspirants can apply after passing 10+2

6 months to 1 year

Rs. 14,000 to Rs. 60,000

Also Read:CEED 2020 Exam Analysis, UCEED 2020 Exam Analysis

Fashion Designing Top Colleges

CollegeDekho has prepared a list of top Fashion Designing Colleges in India, have a look at it:

Name of College


National Institute of Design (NID)


Shyam Institute of Engineering & Technology (SIET)Rajasthan

Pearl Academy

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Parul UniversityGujarat

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

New Delhi

Apeejay Institute of Design (AID)New Delhi

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)


Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD)Patiala
Amritsar Group of Colleges (AGC)Amritsar
LISAA School of Design (LISAA)Bangalore
Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID)Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology (VIFT)


Suresh Gyan Vihar University (SGVU)Jaipur
Institute of Innovative Designs and Technology (IIDT)Nagpur
Dr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute (DRMGRERI)Chennai
Amity University ManesarGurgaon

Mount Carmel College (MCC)


Karnavati University (KU)Gandhinagar
NSHM Knowledge CampusKolkata
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS)Chennai

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)


Arch Academy of Design


Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID)Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)


Lovely Professional University (LPU)


Also Read: Best Fashion Colleges in India

Fashion Designing Job Opportunities

The fashion industry of Indian caters to the clothing needs of billions of people. Being the second-largest populated country in the world, India has a good demand for clothes and fashion apparels. Therefore, there is a need for fashion designers in the industry who can come up with innovative designs for fashion-savvy people.

If you really have the talent for designing, there are uncountable jobs for you in the field. Here is the list of popular careers that students take up after completing the fashion designing course:

Fashion Designing Top Recruiters

Fresh graduates can start their careers by working with big fashion houses, brands and designers to gain experience. Here are some of the top recruiters that heir graduates:

  • Shoppers Stop
  • Raymonds
  • Pantaloon
  • Levis
  • Proline
  • Snapdeal
  • Sabyasachi Mukherjee
  • Rohit Bal

Also Read:Career Path for B.F.Tech: Eligibility, Colleges and Salary Scope

On graduating from reputed colleges, fashion designers can get starting salaries varying from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 40,000 per month. Candidates who pursue an MBA after fashion designing get the best packages in the industry.

If you are aspiring to study Fashion Designing, you may check the list of Fashion Designing Entrance Exams and also the NIFT 2020 Exam Details. For any query related to fashion designing, you can write to us at Question and Answer at CollegeDekho.

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