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BSc Fashion & Apparel Design


This Programme is approved by University Grants Commission.

Fashion designing is an eclectic arrangement of several skills. It consists of 60% design, 20% vision, 10% communication skills and 10% business acumen. The current generation of young, talented, and creative potential designers have shown a colossal amount of interest in taking up courses in fashion to enhance their creativity and gain first-hand knowledge on the workings of the fashion industry. The programme focuses in the areas of...

  1. Fashion designing and illustration
  2. Pattern making and garment construction
  3. Textile technology

Also inputs on fashion merchandising, CAD, draping, apparel quality assurance, visual merchandising, fashion accessories, fashion photography and surface ornamentation are added in this curriculum. Candidates may pursue Postgraduate degree or higher education in all the areas. Students are given hands-on training on all these aspects with the help of latest teaching methods like workshops, educational tours, industrial visits, webinars, seminars, and conferences.

Key Benefit

  • A holistic approach towards fashion design with a strong foundation in the core areas and the opportunity to choose and specialize in areas of interest.
  • Industry endorsed curriculum ensures relevance to the current scenarios of the fashion world.
  • Research inclined curriculum and micro-projects incorporated in every module encourages critical analysis and inquisitiveness on a wide range of contemporary Fashion issues
  • An international environment that is created with students from over 81 countries ensures learning experience from a diverse range of perspectives.
  • Bangalore provides an excellent learning ground with its multinational corporates and fashion houses offering opportunities to engage with the latest in the fashion sectors.
  • Our excellent placement records stand testimonial to the employability of our graduates, with our alumni spread across various sectors.
  • Our students are imbibed with qualities to learn scientifically and act professionally.
  • GCU employs ARM pedagogy which fuels ambition in students, thus providing ample resources to excel through holistic mentoring, for students to achieve their goal.

Our Fashion and Apparel Design programme is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the domain of the fashion and apparel sector to make them industry ready. To encourage the innovative ideas of the students, we organize an annual International Conference “IMPRESSIONS” where each student gets an equal opportunity to portray their research skills and innovations. Rigorous guest lectures and workshops under the series of “FASHION STUDIO” by industry professionals give our students an industry focused education.

Our teaching pedagogy consists of a student friendly blend of teaching styles including traditional lectures, small and large tutorial groups, practical laboratories, individual and group projects. We also provide opportunities for students to speak to their mentors individually, so as to help identify their strength and weaknesses, and help them fulfill their true potentials.

This programme includes flexible choices for students to follow their interests, in the final year. Assessment is made using a blend of conventional examinations, courseworks, presentations, and laboratory exercises.

Programme Prospects are as follows:

With 28 years of legacy and strong placement initiatives, GCU has ensured that the graduates from here are highly employable. Moreover, the strong alumni base also provides hand holding for a smooth transition from classroom to the corporate.

The course curriculum has been structured to meet requirements of the fashion industry and targets to upgrade skills of professionals working in the industry.

The course prepares candidates to get absorbed in the following areas of the fashion world:

  1. Apparel industry – as Assistant Designer, Assistant Technical Designers, Merchandisers, Sample co-coordinators, Production planning and control, Assistant quality assurance manager, CAD designer / Graphic designer, Sourcing Manager
  2. Retail industry – as Visual Merchandisers, Assistant Retail Merchandisers, Customer Relationship Manager, Business Planner, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Co-coordinators, Store manager
  3. Fashion designer – as Assistant designer, Freelancer, Fashion forecast, Costume Designer in films or serials, Fashion Choreographer
  4. Fashion show coordinators, Fashion Stylist, Fashion Photographer, Fashion Blogger, Category Head, Entrepreneur

Regular recruiters on our campus include:

At Garden City University, we conduct various placement drives resulting in increased student success rate in the job market. Placements in the past have been with companies and brands like LEVIS, Indian Designs Pvt. Ltd- IDENTITY, Major brands – ALDO, CHARLES & KEITH, Reliance Pvt. Ltd. – GAS, DIESEL, MUJI, STEVE MADDEN, Page Industries Pvt. Ltd – JOCKEY, Arvind Limited – US POLO, ARROW, UNLIMITED / MEGA MART, Aditya Birla – PETER ENGLAND, JEALOUS 21 ...etc.

Course Structure

Semester I

  • Textile Science
  • Fashion Design: Elements and Concepts
  • Basics of Garment Construction

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Semester II

  • Fabric Structure and Design
  • Apparel Machineries
  • Fashion Illustration

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Semester III

  • Textile Processing and Finishing
  • Pattern Making and Garment Construction
  • Historic Costumes

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Semester IV

  • Textile Testing
  • Apparel Production
  • Computer Application in Fashion Designing

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Semester V

  • Industrial Engineering / Apparel Quality Management
  • Visual Merchandising and Marketing Survey / Fashion Advertisin
  • Indian Embroidery / Inspirational Design Development

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Semester VI

  • Portfolio Presentation / Fashion Photography
  • Fashion Accessories / Textile Recycling and Fashion Up-Cycling
  • Dissertation Project

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Fee structure for the Academic year 2021-22

Programmes Course Duration 1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
B.Sc Fashion & Apparel Design 3 years 25000 56000

1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 800
DOUBLE SHARING 95000 110000 120000 95000 95000
SINGLE SHARING 135000 155000 165000 135000 135000
SINGLE WITH AC & REFRIDGERATOR - 180000 190000 - 180000

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Application status : Open

Duration : Three years

Study mode : Full-time

Entry Requirements : Pass in 10+2 / Equivalent with minimum of five subjects

Fee structure 2021

1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
25000 56000
1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 800

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Entry Requirements

Pass in 10+2 / Equivalent with minimum of five subjects.

Wherever grading system or any other system is followed for evaluating the performance of the candidate in the qualifying examination, the applicant should ensure that a certificate indicating the percentage obtained has to be submitted through the University / Board last studied. Applicants passing GCE / O / A level examination should have passed 4 + 3 or 5 + 2 subjects at the O & A level respectively.

The examination approved by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) only will be considered by the Garden City University, others who have passed the examination which is not in the AIU approved list shall obtain equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities.

About Admissions

"Our graduates believe in Professionally Doing and Scientifically Knowing." Garden City University established under sub section (3) of Section 1 of Garden City University Act, 2013 (Karnataka Act No. 47 of 2013).

The admissions desk here at Garden City University, maintains a pragmatic approach towards prospective students. Our focus is not on quantity of students rather; it’s their willingness to align themselves with our values and belief systems, while maintaining very clear-cut academic standards. The process of applying to the best programmes offered at GCU, is facilitated in an organized and effortless manner by our admissions team, who are always willing to assist you with your queries.

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The legacy of Garden City University comes from the Garden City Group of Institutions established in 1992 and proud of its 45000+ strong Alumni spread across the globe.

The Garden City Group of Institutions has been a home for students from 81 nations to this day and the family is growing...

Please note: The above data need not be misread as that of Garden City University which commenced its operations in 2017; however GCU is a part of the Garden City Group of Institutions established in 1992.

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