Do you have a creative flair for design? Are you inclined towards pursuing career in the dynamic and exciting world of design? If yes, then it is important that you take admission in a good institute. Careers360 lists here top design colleges in south India that includes reputed institutes from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. These design colleges let the students explore their creative side, along with providing them vast industrial exposure as well.
Read below to know top design colleges in south India as passing out from a well-known institute will boost your chances of getting a good career start.
Location- Rajiv Gandhi Salai Taramani
National Institute of Fashion Technology Chennai is known for its state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities. Apart from provision of hostel (equipped with mess facility and a full time warden) for women students, the Institute also has a resource centre that caters to information needs of students, faculty, and fashion, textile, leather and apparel industries.
Fashion Design (FD)
Bachelor of Fashion Technology BFT (Apparel Production)
Accessory Design (AD)
Textile Design (TD)
Fashion Communication (FC)
Master of Fashion Management (MFM)
Master of Fashion Technology (MFT)
Location- Hosur-Sarjapur Road Layout
A pioneer in fashion education in India, NIFT Bangalore brings together critical independence and creative thinking. From the last more than 30 years, the Institute is bringing forth proficient individuals, who have practical knowledge of Design, Technology and Management.
B.Des Fashion Design (FD)
B.Des (Accessory Design)
B.Des (Knitwear Design)
B.Des (Fashion Communication)
B. F. Tech (Apparel Production)
M.Des (Master of Design Space)
Located in God’s own country, Kerala, NIFT Kerala was initially started functioning from a temporary campus in 2008. Later in 2012, it was shifted to its current permanent campus. The serene campus of ten acres is located away from the busy town. The Institute reserves 20% supernumerary seats for the students of the state domicile.
B. F. Tech (Apparel Production)
M.F.M (Fashion Studies)
M.Des (Design Space)
The Hyderabad campus of NIFT is located between India’s IT hub- hi-tech city and the state craft village, Shilparamam. The permanent campus was established in 1999, and is located at a close proximity to the IT companies and lively city sphere. The Institute has all modern amenities that are required for overall learning experience and holistic growth of students.
Bachelors of Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories
Bachelors of Fashion Communication
Bachelors of Fashion Design
Bachelors of Fashion Technology
Bachelors of Knitwear Design
Bachelors of Textile Design
Masters of Fashion Management
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
The Institute was established in 1996 by the Ujwal Trust with the aim of providing art and design education. For experimental use of cutting edge technology, it engages with design centres and studios. Students are exposed to industrial design, craft, contemporary textile practices, user experience and interaction design, visual communication, strategic branding, etc.
Aesthetics and Critical Studies
Contemporary Art Practices
Contemporary Textile Practices
Product & Interface Design
Visual Communication Design
St. Teresa's College
The autonomous college was established in 1925 as the first women college of the erstwhile Cochin State and the second in the whole of Kerala. The College has won numerous accolades in the pursuit of brilliance, the latest being that it has attained the status of “Five Stars” in 1999 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore.
B.Sc. Apparel and Fashion Design
Masters in Fashion Designing
Community College of Fashion Designing
Established in 2003, the fashion design college is affiliated to Kannur University. Well-developed infrastructure of the college aids in imparting higher education to the students. It offers full-time postgraduate course in fashion design.
Diploma in Fashion Designing
LISAA School of Design
The Design School located in Bangalore is a center of LISAA from France. LISAA Bangalore is recognized by the University of Mysore for offering undergraduate design degree courses. CREO Valley group (a fully owned brand of Saipath Education & Film Services Pvt Ltd) owns and operates LISAA School of Design, Bangalore.
Interior & Product Design (Degree)
Fashion & Textile Design (Degree)
Graphic, Illustration & Web Design (Degree)
Foundation Program in Design (Degree)
Fashion & Product Management (One Year)
Interior Design (One Year)
Graphic & Web Design (One Year)
Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology
With its inception in 1996, the Institute is known for imparting industry specific education to its students. It offers varied design, management and technology programmes ranging from vocational to post graduation level. Its technologically advanced smart campus is equipped with specialised labs for pattern making, jewellery making, sewing, etc.
Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion & Apparel Designing
Degree in Fashion Business & Retail Management
Bachelor’s Degree in Life Style & Accessory Design
Graduate Diploma in Fashion Designing & Management
Certificate Course in Computer Aided Fashion Designing
Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts (Textile Design)
Bachelor’s Degree in Garment Manufacturing Technology
Certificate Course in Computer Aided Textile Designing
Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts (Interior & Spatial Design)
Bachelor in Interior Design
Graduate Diploma in Interior Design
Bachelor in Jewellery Designing & Management
Graduate Diploma in Jewellery Designing Manufacturing
Diploma in Jewellery Designing with CAD
Certificate Course in Diamond Grading & Identification
Certificate Course in Gemology
Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts (Product Design)
Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts (Animation & Multimedia)
B.Sc in Animation & Multimedia
Advance Graduate Diploma in VFX Pro
Advance Graduate Diploma in Multimedia
Graduate Diploma in Animation & Multimedia
Graduate Diploma in 3D Animation
Graduate Diploma in Visual Effects
Certificate Program in 3D Animation
Certificate Program in Design Visualization
Degree in Graphic Design & Multimedia
Certificate Program in Graphic Designing
Certificate Program in Web Designing
Graduate Diploma in Graphic & Web Designing
B.Sc in 3D Design & Architecture
MBA in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management
MBA in Fashion Design & Business Management
MBA in Interior Design
MBA in Textile Management
JD Institute of Fashion Technology
The Institute was set up in 1988, and has three campuses. With 36 learning centers, it is considered as one of the top Institute of arts and design. JD educational trust has international associations in Rome, Milan, Moscow, etc.
Undergraduate Diploma In Fashion & Apparel Design
Diploma In Fashion Design
Diploma In Fashion Photography
Diploma In Visual Merchandising
Diploma In Fashion Business Management
Undergraduate Diploma In Interior Design
Diploma In Jewellery Design
BSc In Fashion And Apparel Design
BSc In Interior Design & Decoration
Fine Jewellery Design Course
Diploma In Fashion And Lifestyle Entrepreneurship
Diploma In Interior Design
Post Graduate Diploma In Fashion Communication
Post Graduate Diploma In Interior Design
Post Graduate Diploma In Fashion Design
Note: The colleges listed above are in no particular order.
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