Fashion Design Courses

Fashion Design is the art of using concepts of design and technology to create clothing and accessories. In this article, you will be reading about Fashion Design courses, which can be pursued after 10th standard. Fashion industry is rapidly developing in India. Globalization has been a driving factor behind the rapid development of this industry. It is a diverse industry and offers numerous job opportunities to talented and creative people.


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Fashion design is not just about designing clothes! There are different disciplines and fields present within the fashion industry. Apparel Design, Leather Design, Fashion Communication, Textiles, Manufacturing, Sales, Retail Merchandising, Fashion Photography, Fashion Event Management etc are some of the well known parts of fashion industry. Many fashion industry courses are available in India, which focuses on the above mentioned disciplines.


Modern Indian society has become more style conscious. Thanks to the internet, movies and television, people have started following latest trends in the World of fashion! They are even willing to spend more and more on clothes and apparels!


All these factors indicate that the fashion industry will have a bright future in India. A bright future means that more job opportunities will be generated by this industry.


Skills required

Whatever the field may be, you’ll need to have a certain set of skills to make a successful career in it. The field of fashion designing is no different! Possessing certain skills and qualities will help you thrive in this field. They are-

  • Creativity
  • Drawing/Sketching
  • Visualization
  • Fashion Sense
  • Presentation Skills
  • Technical Skills (Knitting, Cutting, Sewing etc)
  • Networking Skills

Fashion Design courses in India after 10th

Right after 10th, students are not eligible to pursue Bachelor’s Degree courses. This means that there are only two choices available in front of 10th passed students-

  1. Diploma courses
  2. Certificate courses


These are the two course formats available in front of those, who want to study fashion designing courses after 10th! Let’s check out some good courses!


1 Diploma courses

  • Diploma in Fashion Technology
  • Diploma in Fashion Design
  • Diploma in Apparel Design
  • Diploma in Jewellery Design
  • Diploma in Fashion Photography
  • Diploma in Retail Merchandising
  • Diploma in Leather Design
  • Diploma in Textile Design
  • Diploma in Visual Merchandising

2 Certificate courses

  • Fashion Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Accessory Design
  • Textile Design
  • Leather Design
  • Footwear Design

Alternative career path

As you can see, right after 10th, you won’t have much choices when it comes to courses. Also, most of the reputed fashion technology and design institutes have 10+2 as the minimum educational qualification required to secure an admission.


I suggest my readers to go for 11th and 12th schooling after 10th standard. After completing your 12th standard board examination, you will become eligible to pursue even better courses, such as- BFT (Bachelor of Fashion Technology), Bachelor of Fashion Communication, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fashion Merchandising etc.


These Bachelor’s Degree programs are much more valuable than the Diploma and Certificate programs, which you folks could pursue after 10th. Thus, if you ask me, I’d say that waiting for 2 more years after 10th and finishing 12th board examination will prove to be beneficial in the long run!


The best part is that you may even pursue these Bachelor’s Degree courses from some of the best fashion and design institutes in India (the likes of NIFT and NID)! You may follow these Bachelor’s Degree courses up with PG courses like- Master’s Degree in Design, PG Diploma programs, PhD program etc.


Career prospects and job opportunities

Depending upon the course one selects, job profiles available are-

  • Fashion Designer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Fashion Forecaster
  • Stylist
  • Textile Designer
  • Merchandiser
  • Creative Designer
  • Technical Designer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Sales Manager
  • Store Manager


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