Knitwear Design and Technology
Duration : 3 Years
Centres : Ludhiana
Total Seats : 60 at Ludhiana
Fashion Design (Knits) is a three years specialized Gra duate Degree program, it caters to the requirements of knitwear industry. It has a well defined curriculum for developing integrated expertise in design methodology in knitwear apparel and products with material knowledge to respond to the requirement of specific target markets The multidisciplinary approach including inputs ranging from market research ,material & technical knowledge for product development develops an ability in students to handle different materials for different product types in knits. A logical, sequential hand on experience enables students to conceptualize designs, make patterns, drape and construct garments of impeccable quality.
Phase 1: Development of Basic Skills
To establish a stable foundation on issues relating to the industry, the students firstly acquire the design skills such as Elements of Design, Elements of Fashion and Fashion Art etc. Emphasis is also on Computer Application, Tradition Textiles, Surface Techniques, Basic Weaving & Knitting Skills, Pattern Making & Construction, and History of Costumes etc.
Phase 2: Development of Design Skills
The thrust is to give specialized inputs in all the essential subjects such as Design Process, Thematic Approach to Design, Draping, Fashion Art & Illustration, Pattern Making & Construction, Computerized & Circular Knitting Techniques, Product Realization, and Marketing & Merchandising, Production Planning & Control etc.
Phase 3: Development of Professional Skills
Students will undertake a number of elective subjects such as Buying & Merchandising, Quality Assurance in Knits, Processing techniques etc to fine tune their understanding of the industry and also an independent research based project. In the final semester, students will undertake a Graduation Project with an industrial client, export house, or a designer. During this period the students will be required to work on the brief given by the sponsor. The program will culminate with a Design Collection showcased on the ramp.
The intrinsic features of this program also help in the development of personality and professional traits.
The three years of study include 6 weeks of internship program. This is intended to impart students with an appreciation and working knowledge of the industry. Students get first hand exposure of the work environment of the apparel manufacturing system. Thus they are prepared to accept the challenges of the industry and can correlate the theory with practice. Workshops, trade Fairs, Conferences and Seminars are important elements of the study program.
The course has been designed to create well rounded professionals, equipped to handle the challenges of knitted fabric and garment design & development for domestic and export markets. They can pursue careers as designers, merchandisers, Quality controller in the domestic and export garment units.