Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design (B.F.A.D) - Course Overview

Duration: 4.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 50,000 / Year

33 courses | 12 colleges

About Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design (B.F.A.D)

Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design is a four-year undergraduate program that is divided into eight semesters. B.F.A.D program mainly deals with the elements and skillsets required for the design. It offers knowledge about principles of design, customer designing, sketching and drawing, history of costume, pattern making, garment construction, merchandising, surface design, communication and presentation skills.

The curriculum is designed in such a way that it provides both theoretical and practical knowledge about textiles and clothing supply chain, design, innovation, information about manufacturing and pre-production. There is a wide range of subjects in the B.F.A.D course from textile and apparel subjects, to basic drawing research skills for design to garment construction and merchandising.

Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design (B.F.A.D) Eligiblity Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 or equivalent examination
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50%

B.F.A.D Admission Process

  • Admission to the B.F.A.D program is on the basis of candidates score in the national level entrance examination,
  • Some of the colleges and private universities have merit/cut off list as their admission criteria.

Following are the popular entrance exams for B.FAD program:

  • NIFT
  • CEED
  • NID

Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design (B.F.A.D) Syllabus

First Year:

Language 1

Fibre Yarn Analysis

Elements of Fashion Design

Fibre Yarn Science

Elements of Design Fashion

Basics of Pattern Making and Sewing

Language 2

Basics of Garment Construction

Computer Fundamentals


Second Year:

Fashion Art Design

Language 3

Historic Costumes

Pattern Making and Clothing

Language 4

Environmental Studies

Indian Constitution

Traditional Textiles Art

Entrepreneurship Development


Third Year:

Textile Testing

Apparel Export Documentation

Portfolio Presentation

Apparel Production

Apparel Computer-aided Design

Apparel Quality Assurance

Fashion Business Management

Shop Floor Management



Fourth Year:

Fashion Overview

Fashion Retailing

Opportunities and Challenges

Fashion Retailing

Domestic Trades

Export Promotion

Overview of Fashion Industry

Export Promotion

Project Review

Career Options and Job Prospects

Fashion and Apparel Design is a very creative career as apparel designers are always engaged in designing something new like everyday clothing, haute couture line for fashion shows, semi-casual, casual, business attire etc.

Designing today is just not limited to clothing but has extended to designing accessories such as belts, handbags, jewellery and footwear. Apparel designers can also go for specialization in categories like menswear, businesswear, kidswear as per their interests.

The top recruiting companies for apparel design graduates are X and 0 clothing, Apparel Export Manufacturing, Asma Husain Fashion House etc.

The annual salary of a fresher is Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh. Some of the popular job positions for apparel designing graduates are:

  • Apparel Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Assistant
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Product Development Assistant
  • Fashion Stylist