A good Fashion Design programme, like the one offered at my alma mater IIAD (Indian Institute of Art and Design), can help you explore and refine your creative identity. Since Fashion Designing is a practical discipline, the course ensures that you get plenty of hands-on experience during your three-year specialisation. You would get a chance to materialise your ideas through a series of collaborative projects and internships that you would be required to complete during the course. The programme would help you develop your creative problem solving and design thinking skills.
IIAD offers two different programmes for Fashion Designing, one at an undergraduate level and the other at the postgraduate level. At the undergraduate level, all students are required to complete a one-year Foundation Diploma in Design, before they begin their three-year specialisation programme. The diploma course would introduce you to the basics of design that would come in handy during your undergraduate course. Once you begin your specialisation, you would be introduced to conceptual frameworks along with other skills that are aligned to the Fashion Industry.
At the core of IIAD’s learning and teaching philosophy is experiential learning. Concepts would not just be taught in the classroom, but you would also be required to put them at work during projects throughout the course. To deepen your understanding of fashion and the design process, you would also be required to complete a 16-week industry internship that would further offer more training in the field of your choice.
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