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Bachelors in Fashion Designing

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Bachelors in Fashion Designing in Nepal is provided through 2 different programs:

  • Bachelor of Fashion Design and Management (BFDM)
  • BA (Hons) in Fashion and Retailing

Bachelors in Fashion Design and Management (BFDM)

Overview

Bachelors in Fashion Design and Management (BFDM) is a newly introduced course that is a successor to Bachelors of Fashion Design (BFDM). Under the school of Management, this course is designed to be an exceptional and international standard curriculum that stimulates creativity and innovation among students and prepares them for professional excellence in this challenging and growing industry of fashion. Intense theoretical, practical, and technical training is provided to the students to achieve excellence in coming up with innovative design concepts along with proficiency for basic as well as advanced processes and techniques in areas such as sketching, pattern making, draping, embroidery, apparel design, clothing construction, textile design/analysis, computer-aided design, etc.

This program will also provide students a strong understanding of the historical perspectives and theories of fashion along with the global concepts and practices of the business/marketing side of it. The graduated students will have transformed into versatile fashion specialists equipped for success in fashion’s incredibly creative and exciting world.

Course Duration

BFDM is a 4-year (8 semesters) course. This course was introduced by Namuna College of Fashion Technology which is affiliated with Purbanchal University.

Curriculum

This curriculum is provided by Namuna College of Fashion Technology:

Semester I

  • Clothing Technology I
  • Garment Technology I
  • Textile Material and Design
  • Elements of Design and Fashion I
  • Basics of Computer
  • Business Communication

Semester II

  • Clothing Technology II
  • Elements of Design and Fashion II
  • Garment Technology II
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Textile Design and Fabric Manufacturer

Semester III

  • Clothing Technology III
  • Textile Chemistry
  • Embroideries I
  • Apparel Designing
  • History of Costume and Illustration

Semester IV

  • Clothing Technology IV
  • Fabric Design and Analysis
  • Embroideries II
  • Principle of Management
  • Apparel and Accessories Designing

Semester V

  • Clothing Technology V
  • Fashion Sketching
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Draping, Pattern Making, and Grading

Semester VI

  • Clothing Technology VI
  • Fashion Styling
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personality and Career Development

Semester VII

  • Internship
  • Portfolio Development
  • Fashion Trend Analysis and Forecasting

Semester VII

  • Fashion Show
  • Design Collection (Catalogue)

Admission Eligibility

The willing candidate must have completed +2 or equivalent exams with a minimum of 35% aggregate marks or 2.00 CGPA in any faculty from any college/ board recognized by the Purbanchal University. Students who are waiting for their +2 results can also apply on a provisional basis. Students need not have previous fashion design training.

BA (Hons) in Fashion and Retailing

Overview

BA (Hons) in Fashion and Retailing is a program designed for students who want to pursue Fashion Designing from the school of Arts. This course is designed in a way that it blends state-of-art technology, basic concepts, and constant interaction with global attitudes and trends. Blend of disciplinary skills, creative stimulation, and intensive practical application this course provides the best advantage to make a successful career in the growing industry of fashion. The students are exposed to creative merchandising, marketing, CAD orientation of fashion trends through field visits and project presentations with stress on multimedia instructions method.  The training and course structure focuses on software orientation, competence, and professional excellence which will provide the students constant innovation and creative versatility through computer-aided course structure which is proving to be mandatory for the students of fashion.

This course will help students evaluate, predict ad respond to fast-changing fashion trends and remain ahead of cut and curve. It will help students develop their creative capabilities as they move forward in the world of the Global Fashion Industry. The course will help students understand the structure and design principles that are crucial in the industry while they also learn about merchandising, retail and display.

Course Duration

BA (Hons) in Fashion and Retailing is a 3-year (6-semester) course provided by IEC college of Art and Fashion affiliated with Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia.

Curriculum

This curriculum is provided by the IEC college of Art and Fashion:

Semester I

  • Fundamentals of sociology
  • Principles of Retailing
  • Design Management Principle 1 (EOD/POD)
  • Introduction to Management
  • English Language 1
  • Fashion Model Drawing
  • Pattern Making 1
  • Construction Technique 1
  • Surface Ornamentation I (NC)
  • Performance (UCC)

Semester II

  • Principle of Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Retail and Logistics
  • Creative Development
  • English Language 2
  • Pattern Making 2
  • Construction Techniques 2
  • Fashion Illustration 1
  • Performance (UCC)
  • Surface Ornamentation II (NC)

Semester III

  • Fashion Design and Visualization: Design 1
  • Fashion Design and Visualization: Production 1
  • Hair and Face Design
  • Fashion Styling and Coordination: Red Carpet Glamour
  • Textile Design
  • English Language 3
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Accessory Design 1
  • Computer Application (NC)
  • Performance (UCC)

Semester IV

  • Fashion Design and Visualization: Design 2
  • Fashion Design and Visualization: Production 2
  • Creative Retail Design
  • English Language 4
  • Draping
  • Women’s Wear
  • Accessory Design 2
  • History of Fashion (NC)
  • Performance (UCC)

Semester V

  • Human Resource Management
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Brand Management
  • English Language 5
  • Fashion Event Management
  • Industry Training
  • Men’s Wear
  • Kid’s Wear
  • Draping and Grading 2
  • Garment Construction
  • CAD II (NC)
  • Performance (UCC)

Semester VI

  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Product Development
  • Retail Operation
  • Merchandising and Technology
  • Professional Practice
  • CAD
  • Global Classroom
  • Portfolio Development and Thesis
  • Creative Pattern Making (NC)
  • Performance (UCC)

Admission Eligibility

The willing candidate must have completed +2 or equivalent exams with a minimum of 35% aggregate marks or 2.00 CGPA in any faculty from any college/ board. Admission is provided to the students who pass the Aptitude Test provided by the college.

Job Prospects

As the students of Fashion, bachelors’ course will open doors for the following jobs:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion and Retail Designer
  • Fashion PR
  • Fashion Communication
  • Fashion & Retail Manager
  • Fashion Journalism
  • Fashion Photography
  • Fashion Promotion
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Brand Management
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Textile Designer
  • Accessories Designer
  • Fashion Franchiser
  • Tailor/ Seamstress
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Production Manager
  • Business Development

Conclusion

Fashion Designing is a growing industry that has much to offer for the world of versatile art. If you have the creativity and passion to pursue this world of art, choosing the right course and the right sector is important. Nepal, today provides 2 programs for fashion designing, although having the common goal to teach fashion designing to the next generation, both the courses differ from one another. Thus, understanding both curriculum structures will help you clarify what you prefer to choose for your profession and further studies.   We hope, this Gurubaa blog will help you choose a program that fits your prospect career and plans.

 

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