If you have made up your mind of building a career for yourself in fashion domain but are still confused about which programme or specialisation to pursue, this article is a must read for you. We have listed out top specialisations in the field on fashion and design. Don’t get blocked in your path towards finding the right answer. Have a clear idea about the future career avenue by choosing the best study option as per current market trends.
Explore the most lucrative specialisations in Fashion & Design below-
Students pursuing this area learn to respond to continually evolving dynamics of the fashion industry. Along with that, they explore opportunities of new career pathways while encouraging entrepreneurial endeavors as well. They develop innovative and critical thinking along with relevant skill competencies. Positions offered by the industry include Design Director, Fashion Director, Style advisor, Fashion buyer, Design manager, Fashion curator, Design Consultant, Fashion blogger, Couturier, Fashion critic, Fashion Illustrator, etc.
This programme focuses on teaching students about wide range of skills that are required in different areas ranging from handcrafted printing to digital techniques and handlooms to mill sector. The students learn to emphasise on creative innovation by combining artistic aesthetics with technical know-how. Traditional and contemporary techniques of print design, weave design and surface ornamentation form a crucial part of this course. The diversified career options include textile designer, carpet & rug designer, textile artist & installation artist, and many more.
An exclusive design programme, it has full-fledged syllabus for development of integrated competence in materials & production process, consumer behavior, design methodology, forecast interpretations, market dynamics trends, etc. in the field of lifestyle and fashion accessories. The whole spectrum of precious and costume jewellery, leather goods, footwear, watches, crystal ware, accessories & lifestyle products, etc. comes under this specialised branch of design.
This field of fashion education includes different aspects of designing such as printing, marketing, merchandising (textiles, apparels, garments, accessories), etc. Students learn to conduct market research, analyse market trends and understand products (quality, cost and standard). A graduate in this field can work as an executive, designer and illustrator in various segments including textile mills, export houses, boutiques, jewellery houses, etc. Mushrooming of textile, apparel and accessory houses & showrooms has resulted in great demand of fashion technology graduates.
This branch of fashion studies helps students in acquiring communication skills relevant to the lifestyle industry. Graphic Design, Visual Merchandising, Retail Space Design, Styling, Photography, Fashion Journalism, PR/Events & Fashion Advertising, etc. are some of the careers that can be pursued after completion of this programme. Fashion Communication is a new and exciting avenue in the dynamic fashion industry. The professionals in this domain are required to develop a unique brand identity in domestic and international markets, and maximise their visibility.
Students learn leadership and managerial skills in order to build competitiveness of the fashion domain. They get exposure of marketing, merchandising, retailing, supply chain management, garment exports, and much more. Along with developing core expertise, the students learn soft skills and basic ethics as well. Some of the career options in fashion management include retail planner, retail merchandiser, export documentation officer, logistics manager, marketing manager, brand manager, e-commerce executive, business analyst, buyer, category manager, etc.
This specialisation of design has emerged as a crucial part of the global industry for fashion apparel. The play of knit and purl has shown its versatility in various areas of fashion. It has become an important part of winter wear, active or sportswear, casual apparel, etc. Career options for graduates of knitwear design include visual merchandising, retail space designing, retail planning & buying, quality control for fabric & apparel, fashion forecasting for knitwear, and many more.
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