BDes Textile, Fashion And Accessory Design Specialisation: Fashion

BNU's Fashion program educates highly skilled designers and entrepreneurs, acknowledging fashion's cultural influence. It meets local and international demands while setting trends responsibly. Rooted in indigenous culture and informed by global trends, the curriculum prepares designers to meet the diverse fashion needs of today's global citizens.

Focus Areas:

Fashion Designer, Fashion Visual Merchandiser, Digital Apparel Designer, Accessory Designer, Colour & Trend Forecast, Fashion Choreography, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Journalist, Knitwear Designer, Fabrication Developer, Stylist. etc.

Duration:
  • F.A/FSc or equivalent with 45% marks, eight pass subjects of O level and three pass subjects of A level, HSD and IB equivalent.
  • Admission decisions will be based on academic records, performance in the admission test, and the interview conducted by the respective department.

Note:

O-levels (at least 6 subjects for International students and 8 subjects for local students with IBCC equivalence) and 3 complete pass subjects of A-levels. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) will not be taken into account.

High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate (IB) result with at least 2.5 CGPA.

Equivalence Certificate form IBCC is mandatory for all international qualifications i.e. O Levels/A-Levels, High School Diploma, and International Baccalaureate, or equivalent.

In case of A level result awaited additional documents required:

- Statement of Entry

- A-Level School Transcripts

- As-level grades (If Any)

- An application for Provisional Admission Request

In case of Inter result awaited additional documents required:

- Inter Part II Roll number slip

- Hope Certificate (In case of School registered Candidates)

- Inter part 1 result

- An application for Provisional Admission Request

In case of Inter result awaited additional documents required:

After confirming your eligibility, you must choose a department from within MDSVAD. Regardless of your choice of department, all successful applicants are admitted to the Foundation Studies programme. The Foundation Studies programme provides each student the opportunity to investigate the possibilities offered by all degree programmes at SVAD. You must indicate the programme of your preference on the application form, which will be your major for the duration of your degree. In special cases, you may be able to apply for another programme at the end of the Foundation Year. The faculty, who are not obligated to entertain a change of department application, on rare occasions may approve requests at their discretion.

Application Form

You can find the online application form at BNU's online portal: www.bnu.edu.pk www.bnu.edu.pk

You must complete the application form online, following all the instructions. Once you submit it, you will receive a confirmation. You must then submit all required documents (mentioned in the application form) to the Admissions Office on campus. When the Office receives your documents, they will hand over instructions for the Entrance Test to you.

Entrance Test

The admission test for the School of Visual Arts and Design is an online, open-book test that can be completed from home. Students will be given 24 hours to complete all the tasks. Candidates will be tested for reading comprehension, visual comprehension, general knowledge, research etc. Further details about the test will be provided to you upon application submission.

Interview

After the Test, you will be interviewed by a panel of SVAD faculty members. The interviews will be conducted online on Zoom, for which candidates are encouraged to be familiar with.

At SVAD, we look for motivated, observant, curious individuals, with visual intelligence and an interest in reading. The Entrance Test and interview act as a catalyst for us to assess your strengths and aptitude. We will evaluate your potential for development in the programmes that SVAD offers, as well as your research into your desired area of study. The interview is also your chance to ask us questions about SVAD. A portfolio is encouraged, and will help us recognize your passion and commitment.

BNU is a non-profit educational institution and our tuition fee covers the cost of the extraordinary opportunity that a BNU education provides within and beyond the classroom.


Per Semester Fee Structure far FY 2024-2025

BNU
Graduate & Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate Programs Master of Art and Design Studies School of Education Graduate Programs
All schools except art and Design (MDSVAD) and Architecture MDSVAD and RHSA MDSVAD SE
Tuitions Fee (PKR) 254,000 354,500 447,000 127,000


Additional Charges

One-time Admission Fee: Rs. 25,000

One-time Security Deposit (Refundable): Rs. 35,000

One-time Deposit for Hostel (Refundable): Rs. 25,000

Medical Insurance (per semester): Rs. 2,000

Hostel Charge (per semester): Rs. 114,000



Additional Charges for Hostel (per semester)

Following appliances are not provided in rooms by BNU but can be installed by a staudent at their own expense:

Room Refrigerator: Rs. 10,200

Room Electric Heater: Rs. 18,000

Air Conditioner: Rs. 54,000


Fee Policy & Details

Below is BNU's Fee Policy that contains the terms and conditions and arrangements for paying fees, refunds and administrative charges. All prospective students are advised to read and understand this policy before accepting a place at the University.

Note: Students are advised to pay their dues as per the schedule announced by their respective school/department. If the student fails to pay the fee on time, his/her name may be struck off the rolls of the university.

Fee Policy & Details

Note: Fee is subject to change every year with the approval of the Board of Governors.

Note:
  • Pay application processing fee via bank deposit through your processing fee challan (Rs. 4000 for all degree programs) at any branch of UBL bank. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Alternatively, you can pay the application fee online through the Blinq app.
  • For queries regarding transport fee and bus routes, you may contact transporter Mr. Akram (0321-8487828).

Step into a future brimming with promise and potential with the BNU Scholarships 2024. We believe in empowering the dreams of bright minds, offering new avenues of opportunity to prospective students. With a legacy spanning two decades, we've illuminated the paths of countless individuals with over 1.1 Billion Rupees in scholarships. At BNU, we're not just investing in education; we're investing in the architects of tomorrow, nurturing talent, and fostering innovation. Join us in shaping a world where aspirations know no bounds, where every dreamer has the chance to soar. Apply now and let your journey to greatness begin.

VC Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

- 3A* (all three complete subjects in A-level) or 90% or above in Intermediate or an equivalent with a personal statement - To retain the scholarship, the applicant must maintain a minimum qualifying CGPA prescribed by the relevant department

Percentage Coverage

100% Scholarship

Submission Date (Early Round)

Friday, September 6, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Early Round)

Monday, September 16, 2024

Submission Date (Regular Round)

Friday, September 6, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Regular Round)

Monday, September 16, 2024

Dean’s Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

35% weightage to Matric/O level, 35% to Intermediate/A level, 30% BNU Admissions Test/Interview and portfolio.

To be eligible for the scholarship, aggregate score of the aforementioned criteria should be more than 80%.

BNU will offer need/merit based scholarships to students who meet the set criteria of BNU selection process, ensuring they also maintain minimum qualifying CGPA to retain the scholarship.

Demonstrating need is a prerequisite to qualify for this scholarship.

Eligibility criteria will be assessed for determination.

Merit for the scholarship will be decided by the BNU scholarship committee.

Percentage Coverage

100% Scholarship

Submission Date (Early Round)

Friday, June 28, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Early Round)

Monday, July 22, 2024

Submission Date (Regular Round)

Friday, August 16, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Regular Round)

Monday, September 02, 2024

Merit Based Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants with 90% or above marks in their FA/FSc examination; or 3As in A level or equivalent will be eligible for 75% merit scholarship.

Applicants with 80% or above marks in their FA/FSc examination; or 2As in A level or equivalent will be eligible for 50% merit scholarship.

Applicants applying for this scholarship will be eligible for other scholarships.

Percentage Coverage

Up to 75% Scholarship

Need Based Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is for students who belong to a low-income family.

Scholarships equal to 25%-50% of tuition fee may be granted upon verification of financial hardship on the recommendation of Scholarship Committee.

This scholarship will automatically renew each semester if the candidate maintains 2.65 CGPA.

Percentage Coverage

Up to 50% Scholarship

Submission Date (Early Round)

Friday, June 28, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Early Round)

Monday, July 22, 2024

Submission Date (Regular Round)

Friday, August 16, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Regular Round)

Monday, September 02, 2024

Sports Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Students who have won single medals (Gold/Silver/Bronze) at national or provincial levels are eligible for consideration.

Applicants applying for this scholarship will be eligible for other scholarships.

Must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5.

Percentage Coverage

50% scholarship to 2 male & 2 female applicants

Submission Date (Early Round)

Friday, June 28, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Early Round)

Monday, July 22, 2024

Submission Date (Regular Round)

Friday, August 16, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Regular Round)

Monday, September 02, 2024

Transgender Inclusion Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Valid CNIC with marked X category.

50% scholarship will be awarded to two selected applicants.

Out of station students will receive a hostel stipend equivalent to the BNU hostel fee.

Applicants applying for this scholarship should meet the BNU eligibility criteria.

Percentage Coverage

50% Scholarship

Submission Date (Early Round)

Friday, June 28, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Early Round)

Monday, July 22, 2024

Submission Date (Regular Round)

Friday, August 16, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Regular Round)

Monday, September 02, 2024

BNU Institutional Support

Eligibility Criteria

Students attending public sector, non-profit, and trust schools are eligible to apply.

Applicants from the aforementioned schools are encouraged to apply and complete the BNU admission process.

75% or above percentage in Secondary School (Matric/O level or equivalent) and in Higher Secondary School (Intermediate/ A level or equivalent).

To retain this scholarship throughout their undergraduate degree, applicants must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Applicants applying for this scholarship will be eligible for other scholarships.

Percentage Coverage

25% Scholarship

Submission Date (Early Round)

Friday, June 28, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Early Round)

Monday, July 22, 2024

Submission Date (Regular Round)

Friday, August 16, 2024

Decision Announcement Date (Regular Round)

Monday, September 02, 2024

NEST Scholarships for Arts & Culture

BNU is pleased to announce the National Endowment Scholarship for Talent in Arts & Culture for enrolled students under a welcome initiative by the Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training. The scholarship was inaugurated by the former Federal Minister of Federal Education & Professional Training, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, on January 16, 2020, in Islamabad. Also present at the occasion was the former Vice Chancellor, Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar.

Under the NEST scholarship program, 100% tuition fee-waiver (including hostel fees, wherever applicable) on the understanding that 50% will be contributed by BNU in accordance with its present criteria for determining eligibility for a need based scholarship.

The scholarship is competitive and only selected slots under the program are available to full-time registered students of the undergraduate programs at Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design, Department of Theater, Film and TV of the School of Media & Mass Communication, and Department of Liberal Arts at Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

The NEST Eligibility Criteria for the students is as follows:

  • The applicant must be a Pakistani National.
  • Students must secure admission in the approved discipline at the participating institution as per admission policy of the institution and be enrolled in Undergraduate (4 or 5 Years) program.
  • The eligibility of a candidate is linked to neediness of the candidate as determined by the financial background of his/her family (in accordance with the due diligence processes of BNU already shared with and endorsed by NEST).
  • Not availing any other educational scholarship during the current academic year.

For more information contact:

Ms. Somia maqsood

Assistant Registrar

Email: somia.maqsood@bnu.edu.pk

Phone: 042-38100156, Ext: 301

All completed applications must be submitted to the Registrar's Office at BNU by the deadline set by the Registrar's Office

Madanjeet Singh Art Scholarships

The South Asia Foundation awards the Madanjeet Singh Art Scholarships to talented students from South Asia. Sixteen students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are fully funded and are part of the BNU family.

Rahimeen Ahmad Scholarship Fund

Rahimeen Ahmad Scholarship Fund (RASF) was established in 2022 in loving memory of BNU alumni and Fulbright scholar, Rahimeen Ahmad.
The fund aims to provide a 100% scholarship for at least 1 female student for a four year undergraduate degree at BNU, on an ongoing basis.
Rahimeen (May God grant her the highest levels of Paradise) was a brilliant, empathic dreamer with many plans to give back to Pakistan. In particular, she believed education to be a key vehicle for both personal growth and social progress.
In this spirit she continuously sought opportunities to learn, both, inside and outside the classroom. She strove for knowledge not just for herself but also to enrich others. Rahimeen’s family and friends hope this scholarship will continue Rahimeen’s light, pass on her torch and fulfill her dreams of helping others actualize their potential through the gift of education.

Notes:

  • For applying for scholarships, students can collect the scholarship form from the Registrar Office.
  • No student will be provided a scholarship if he/she does not complete full workload for a semester as prescribed by the School/Institute for the postgraduate, graduate and for undergraduate degree program.
  • Since scholarships offered at BNU are subject to funding and availability, the University reserves the right to amend its scholarship policy without prior notification.
  • The University reserves the right to withdraw, terminate or suspend any scholarship on disciplinary grounds or in case of academic failure.
  • Scholars will be required to assist the University with its marketing and publicity activities as appropriate.

Friends of BNU

BNU is grateful for the support from benefactors and donors, and the following Friends of BNU for providing scholarships for our students:

  • M/s Karvan Publishers
  • M/s Aliel Jewellers
  • Madanjeet Singh Trust and South Asia Foundation
  • M/s Sang-e-Meel Publishers
  • Zavia Trust, London
  • Zohra and ZZ Ahmed Foundation
  • Mausammary Lawn
  • Mrs Nighat Ali, LGS
  • Maqbool Academy
  • Packages Ltd
  • Mrs. Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri
  • Mr. Nooruddin Zahid
  • Mrs Salima Hashmi
  • Mr. Omar Qaiser – New York
  • Prof. Dr. Masoom A. Haider - Toronto
  • Prof. Dr. Mansoor A. Haider - Raleigh-Durham
  • Prof. Dr. Ziauddin Sardar -London
  • Dr. Mazahir Najfi, FRCS - Hamilton
  • Architect Mukhtar Khalil - Chicago
  • Pakistan Education Endowment Fund (PEEF)

How can I apply? Please share the application process.

  • Please visit the BNU website and click on the “Fall 2024 Admissions Open” tab.
  • Use a valid email ID to fill out your admission application form.
  • After completing your Admission Application Form online, please upload scanned copies of your attested educational documents(PDF) and final submit.

What are the degrees on offer?

BNU offers a wide range of degree programs in various disciplines. Please click the link below to know about the degree programs offered at BNU:

Programs of Study

How can I pay the application processing fee?

The Admission Application Processing Fee can be paid through bank deposit A/c. # 00211650512685 at any branch of the UBL Bank. OR you can pay via blinq app (procedure is available in your application in the ‘processing fee’ section OR you can pay via fund transfer using 1Bill option from your mobile banking app.

What to do after payment of the application processing and uploading of the processing fee details?

Complete the remaining sections of your online application and upload scanned copies (PDF)of your attested documents in the ‘upload documents’ section and click ’final submit ‘to complete your online application.

Do we need to visit the campus to submit the documents?

Applicants can visit campus for general information or to have one-on-one interaction with staff and faculty.In-person visits to the campus are not mandatory since the complete application process is online.

What is the fee for one semester?

Fees structure is subject to the program you’re interested in. Please visit the page below to know about the per semester fees for 2024-25 session.

Programs of Study

Is BNU's admissions office open, so we can visit and submit the documents?

Applicants don’t need to submit their application or documents in person to the admission office as the complete admission procedure is Online. However, it is preferred to sort your query with us over the Admissions UAN: 042-111-BNU-LHR (042-111-268-547) or via our Social Media:

Facebook:.


You can also write to us on

admissions@bnu.edu.pk.

Since I'm in another city, how can I take the entry test if I can't travel?

It depends on the program you’re applying for. Most of the departments are conducting the on-campus test/ interview. However, you must check our website by scrolling down for the schedule to the program you’re applying for.

Please visit the page below link for the admission schedule details:

Admissions Schedule

9-What is the admission merit/ criteria for FA/ F.Sc. / Intermediate students?

Please visit the page below for the admission criteria for all degree programs:

Admissions Criteria

What is the admission merit/ criteria for A-level students?

Applicants with eight pass subjects of O levels (including compulsory subjects) and three pass subjects of A levels (full credit subjects) are eligible to apply.

Note: The IBCC equivalence certificate score should meet the eligibility criteria requirement for the applied degree program.

Please visit the page below for the admission criteria of all degree programs:

Admissions Criteria

What is the scholarship criteria?

BNU offers multiple scholarships in various disciplines. Please visit the page below for the scholarship information:

Admissions Schedule

Does BNU offer sports-based scholarships?

Yes, we do offer Sport-based scholarships. Applicants have the option to apply for this scholarship from their applicant portal. The complete application should reach the admission office by the deadline as mentioned on the application for.

Please visit the page below for information on scholarships:

Scholarships

I can't submit the online application form for admissions because I don't have the equivalence certificate or marks yet since I don't have A-level results at the moment. Can you help me with this?

You can choose the ' waiting’ option to complete this section, also you can upload the equivalence certificate on your applicant portal before the commencement of classes in September.

Will I receive confirmation once the application process is complete? Will there be notifications?

You will receive a confirmation via text message on the provided contact number. Or you must check your student portal for confirmation.

Can I apply to BNU if I've failed a subject in intermediate part 1?

If you expect to receive your full intermediate result (with no supplementary exams) before classes begin, you can apply for provisional admission, provided you meet BNU's admission criteria and pass the admission test and interview.

Where is the campus situated?

Beaconhouse National University, Tarogil Campus,

13 Km Off Thokar Niazbeg, Raiwind Road, Tarogil, Lahore - 53700, Pakistan.


Am I eligible to apply for any MS degree program in Psychology at BNU if I have a Bachelor’s degree?

To apply for an MS program in Psychology, you must have finished an undergraduate degree in the relevant field. For the MS in Clinical Psychology, you must have completed a 4-year (Honors) degree in Psychology from an HEC recognized university.

What will be the entry test pattern?

Please scroll down to the respective department you’re applying for, and you can download the entry test pattern from the page:

Admissions Schedule

I applied for early admissions but could not secure an admission. Can I apply in the same department again, or another department during the regular admissions intake?

No, you cannot apply to any other degree program offered by the same department. However, you are eligible to apply (subject to completing the eligibility requirements) for the degree programs offered by other departments of the University.

Do you have any campus in Karachi/ Islamabad?

We’re only located in Lahore, Pakistan.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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Courses

Semester I - year 1 (foundation year)

Course Title Course Code Credit Hrs.
Course Title

2 Dimensionality: Drawing & Surface Tensions

Course Code

FDY-101

Credit Hrs.

3

Course Title

3 Dimensionality: Space & Form

Course Code

FDY-102

Credit Hrs.

3

Course Title

4 Dimensionality: Time, and Virtuality

Course Code

FDY-103

Credit Hrs.

3

Course Title

Contextuality: Theory & Practice

Course Code

FDY-104

Credit Hrs.

3

Course Title

Visuality: Form and Content

Course Code

FDY-105

Credit Hrs.

3

Course Title

Memory: Visual Culture Through Time

Course Code

FDY-106

Credit Hrs.

3

Course Title

Remedial English and Writing Theory

Course Code

FDY-107

Credit Hrs.

0

Total 18

Semester II - year 1 (foundation year)

Course Title Course Code Credit Hrs.
Course Title

Foundational Studio Elective

Course Code

See List

Credit Hrs.

3

Course Title

Foundational Studio Elective

Course Code

See List

Credit Hrs.

3

Course Title

Foundational Studio Elective

Course Code

See List

Credit Hrs.

3

Course Title

Foundational Studio Elective

Course Code

See List

Credit Hrs.

3

Course Title

Foundational Theory Elective

Course Code

Research Methods in Art & Design
OR
Academic Writing and Critical Reading
FDY-115
FDY-116

Credit Hrs.

3

Course Title

Foundational Theory Elective

Course Code

History of Art
or
History of Communication Design
or
History of Textile, Fashion and Accessory Design
See List
FDY-117
FDY-118
FDY-119

Credit Hrs.

3

Total 18

Semester III - year 2

Semester III - year 2
No. Course Code Course Title Credit hrs
No

1

Course Code

IDE-202

Course Title

Integrated Studio

Credit hrs

3

No

2

Course Code

IDE-201

Course Title

History of Ideas

Credit hrs

3

No

3

Course Code

See List

Course Title

SVAD Studio Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

4

Course Code

See List

Course Title

SVAD Studio Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

5

Course Code

See List

Course Title

SVAD Theory Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

6

Course Code

SLA-102

Course Title

Pakistan Studies

Credit hrs

1.5

Total 16.5

Semester IV - year 2

Semester IV - Year 2
No. Course Code Course Title Credit hrs
No

1

Course Code

TFA-230

Course Title

Integrated Textile Fashion and Accessory Design Studio

Credit hrs

3

No

2

Course Code

See List

Course Title

TFA Studio Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

3

Course Code

See List

Course Title

TFA Studio Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

4

Course Code

See List

Course Title

TFA Studio Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

5

Course Code

See List

Course Title

TFA Studio Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

6

Course Code

SLA-103

Course Title

Islamic Studies

Credit hrs

1.5

Total 16.5

Semester V - year 3

Semester V - year 3
No. Course Code Course Title Credit hrs
No

1

Course Code

TFA-305

Course Title

Major Studio I (Jewellery and Accessories)

Credit hrs

6

No

2

Course Code

See List

Course Title

TFA Studio Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

3

Course Code

See List

Course Title

TFA Theory Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

4

Course Code

See List

Course Title

SVAD Theory Elective

Credit hrs

3

Total 15

Semester VI - year 3

Semester VI - Year 3
No. Course Code Course Title Credit hrs
No. Course Code Course Title Credit hrs
No. Course Code Course Title Credit hrs
No

1

Course Code

TFA-305

Course Title

Major Studio I (Jewellery and Accessories)

Credit hrs

6

No

2

Course Code

See List

Course Title

TFA Studio Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

3

Course Code

See List

Course Title

TFA Theory Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

4

Course Code

See List

Course Title

SVAD Theory Elective

Credit hrs

3

Total 15

Summer - Year 3

Summer - Year 3
No. Course Code Course Title Credit hrs
No

1

Course Code

TFA-231

Course Title

Internship for Professional Practice

Credit hrs

2

Semester VII - year 4

Semester VII - year 4
No. Course Code Course Title Credit hrs
No

1

Course Code

TFA-405

Course Title

Major Studio III (Jewellery and Accessories)

Credit hrs

9

No

2

Course Code

See List

Course Title

SVAD Studio Elective

Credit hrs

3

No

3

Course Code

TFA-407

Course Title

Current Discourse in Textile, Fashion and Accessory Design

Credit hrs

3

Total 15

Semester VIII - year 4

Semester VIII - year 4
No. Course Code Course Title Credit hrs
No

1

Course Code

TFA-406

Course Title

1. Major Studio IV (Jewellery and Accessories)

Credit hrs

12

No

2

Course Code

TFA-408

Course Title

Professional Practices in Textile, Fashion and Accessory Design

Credit hrs

3

Total 15

Mandatory Courses For Fashion Specialisation

History of Ideas | Semester 3
Course Code: IDE-201 | Contact Time: 3 Hours Per Week | Credits: 3 | Theory

This course is an introduction to progression of change in human thought and modes of being. It focuses on developments beginning in the late 1700s till present, although the content often cuts across linearity. The course foregrounds intellectual development mentioned above but in conversation with social, political, economic and technological shifts which influence the creation of new world orders. It is proposed that such intellectual threads may be grasped from the territories of many disciplines thus providing a deep but flexible grounding of theory to practice.

Integrated Studio | Semester 3
Course Code: IDE-202 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

From the shifting coordinates of art, design and other creative fields, what does it mean to be “practicing” today? What are some actions and indications of it? This course tackles these questions from an interdisciplinary context, borrowing from poetics, functionality, and research. Students begin to define the idea of practice for themselves through rigorous coursework in which they are asked to consider this question from varying lenses. As a result, they are expected to understand production as having relevance in more than one arena including aesthetic, cultural, social, utilitarian and political.

Integrated Textile, Fashion & Accessory Design Studio | Semester 4
Course Code: TFA-230 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

In this course, students from Textile, Fashion and Accessory work on open-ended projects. Tasks are designed through identifying meaningful ideas which help students to respond to complex notions such as identity, communication and others. The multidisciplinary nature of this course actively engages students, allowing all textile, accessory and fashion students to interact with each other. This leads to a unique dialogue that encourages sharing of ideas and culminates in diverse design trends. Idea and concept development are the focus of this course to develop an individualized signature style.

Integrated Textile, Fashion & Accessories Design Studio | Semester 4
Course Code: TFA-230 Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

In this course, students from Textile, Fashion and Accessories work on open-ended projects. Tasks are designed through identifying meaningful ideas which help students to respond to complex notions such as identity, communication and others. The multidisciplinary nature of this course actively engages students, allowing all textile, accessories and fashion students to interact with each other. This leads to a unique dialogue that encourages sharing of ideas and culminates in diverse design trends. Idea and concept development are the focus of this course to develop an individualised signature style.

Fashion Major Studio I | Semester 5
Course Code: TFA-303 | Contact Time: 12 Hours per week | Credits: 6 | Studio

This fashion course will immerse students in the world of fashion and will help them understand the design process and develop their ideas from extensive research. It introduces students to the methods of developing their skills in the use of fabrications, style boards and color palettes according to contemporary trends. Projects are designed so that students understand the fundamentals of fashion vocabulary and silhouette. The aim is to give students ideas and guidelines in a step-by-step approach to develop a fashion collection

Fashion Major Studio II | Semester 6
Course Code: TFA-304 | Contact Time: 12 Hours per week | Credits: 6 | Studio

This course emphasizes on building the language, vocabulary and terminology of fashion in students. It focuses on visual recognition of fashion styles, looks and trend research journals. The course will enable students to develop collections using their prior knowledge of research, styling and apparel construction. Students discover how to build fashion collections that are well balanced, logical and innovative through advanced visual design processes in various projects.

Fashion Major Studio III | Semester 7

(Summer internship included)

Course Code: TFA-403 | Contact Time: 18 Hours per week | Credits: 9 | Studio

This course encourages students to conceptualize research and materialize their ideas through a selected theme for their thesis project. Fashion knowledge and garment construction are applied to make a collection. Working with a set of themes students are guided through a series of exercises designed to spark imagination, encourage wide-ranging and thorough investigation, inspire ambition and presentation skills. Students develop a collection according to the criteria specified and corresponding to the norms of the industry and demands of the target market.

Fashion Major Studio IV | Semester 8
Course Code: TFA-404 | Contact Time: 24 Hours per week | Credits: 12 | Studio

Students create a collection by integrating all they have learned in the major studio courses thus far. They harness their creative energy and cultural influences for their final collection. In this course, students explore areas of personal interest, and go on to research and develop an in-depth knowledge on the concept they finalize. This self-directed project requires rigorous discipline and innovative solutions, leading to a final fashion collection and exhibition.

Current Discourse in Textile, Fashion & Accessory Design | Semester 7
Course Code: TFA-407 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

Current local as well as international trends and pioneers in fields of contemporary design will be introduced in this course in response to changing global trends with a focus on ‘green’ design solutions. The course aims to formulate critical design questions reflecting on work done by artists and designers with a view to consider possible research questions, theoretical frameworks and approaches. The course will help develop an ability to critique and evaluate contemporary design beyond textile, fashion or accessory.

Professional Practices in Textile, Fashion & Accessory Design | Semester 8
Course Code: TFA-408 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

This course aims to equip students to enter the professional world beyond the shelters of academia while training them in academic report writing, CVs and resumes, cover letters, teamwork, leadership and networking. The course responds to the changing dynamics of the design world thus facilitating students to build original and effective communication strategies through insights of the industry. Students would be able to construct their professional identity through visual essays, websites, blogs, and portfolios in digital and hardbound formats shared through relevant art and design platforms.

Fashion Studio Electives

Fibre Revisited
Course Code: TFA-210 Contact Time: 6 hours per week Credits: 3 I Studio

Textile art, one of the oldest forms, at its inception was more focused on utilitarian purposes. Fibre has, over centuries, refined its usage, context and language. This course will explore the journey fibre has undertaken to become a material that becomes a narrative for stories. It will consider the fibre artist as a thinker designer who sensitive to the environment and the is context they inhabit. This course will delve into the takes by revisiting the very notion of fibre as a material.

Fashion Illustration
Course Code: TFA-211 Contact Time: 6 hours per week Credits: 3 I Studio

In this course students develop an advanced application of fundamental skills in fashion drawing. It teaches fashion hand drawn techniques mainly from live fashion models. It will focus on body proportions, body details, and body proportions and then move on to concentrating on the stylised fashion figure, allowing students to synthesise and create their own ideas. It provides a platform to learn various skill sets, ranging from illustration to fashion drawing and encourages students to experiment and develop creative responses.

Digital Textile and Fashion
Course Code: TFA-212 Contact Time: 6 hours per week Credits: 3 I Studio

This course uses contemporary digital technologies to realise textile, fashion and accessories ideas into marketable accomplishments. The course will serve as a maker-space to visualise and apply digital solutions to create high-performance pieces. It introduces new approaches to create responsive and adaptive digital assemblies. Students will be encouraged to collaborate and make links with the appropriate audiences and industries.

Style Assemblage
Course Code: TFA-219 Contact Time: 6 hours per week Credits: 3 I Studio

In this course, students will learn the mechanics of style and fashion and its application in the industry. The course aims to form fashion stylists who can conceptualise creatively

in terms of fashion trends and functional approaches in the fashion industry by analysing prior trends and predicting new ones. The main focus of the course is to develop students’ ability to identify, collect, assemble, communicate and present fashion and style trends as a forecaster and stylist within the dominion of the fashion industry.

Drawing for Textile, Fashion and Accessories
Course Code: TFA-220 Contact Time: 6 hours per week Credits: 3 I Studio

This course explores advanced levels of three-dimensional object drawing that will enable designers to translate their unique vision and ideas into a comprehensive visual understanding with an emphasis on anatomy, perspective and materiality. Students will explore advanced rendering techniques using a variety of mediums including watercolors, acrylics, markers and mix-mediums that will enable them to communicate their designs as vivid and detailed illustrations that effectively communicate elements like materials, texture and print. The course provides and essential guide to product development and fabrication for designers and that encompasses a variety of spectrums including textiles, home ware, accessories, and fashion.

3D Digital Design
Course Code: TFA-221 Contact Time: 6 hours per week Credits: 3 I Studio

3D Digital Design is an advance learning module for 3D Prototyping, CNC/RP processing and animated design forms. By using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Blender, This course is focused on teaching students how to use digital tools and software to create designs for textiles and fashion. By integrated learning of fashion, accessories and technology enrich the command upon new age style. The course is engaged with the aesthetics of the tech-savvy contemporary age. It mainly emphasis on the production of the sample prototypes through the application of advanced technological skill. The course also covers topics such as preparing files for print and production. Students will learn Vector-based illustrations and patterns and will learn transformation of 2D design into 3D digital ideas.

Thinking through Draping
Course Code: TFA-206 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

In this course, couture is approached with a broader perspective exploring traditional techniques and new technologies. The objective of this course is to understand the dynamics between fabric and volume. Fashion design thrives on the friction between form and material when it is sculpted and manipulated in a three-dimensional form. In this intensive course students will have the opportunity to explore the art of draping and techniques of couture fashion. The course will focus on the rules and techniques of draping, from subcontinent bias cut to Madame Grès jupe ‘a godets.

Couture Practicum
Course Code: TFA-207 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

This course is an introduction to the craft of haute couture. Students will learn garment construction and finishing techniques through couture specifics that demonstrate perfection and expertise in the creation of a garment. This course develops students’ skills to comprehend haute couture fashion in terms of context, exposes them to specialized finishes, trains them in hand sewing techniques, and helps them develop flat patterns from draping. The course also aims to give students exposure to the methodical process of stitching a couture garment so as to understand the behavior of materials through diversity of fabrics.

Fashion Recollections
Course Code: TFA-215 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

The objective of this course is to develop critical tools to appreciate and contextualize fashion design from couture runway to street fashion through multiple dimensions using draping and pattern skills. The course will enable students to draw parallels from history in terms of silhouette, style, fabrication and cut lines over time, and discover how they have been recreated and revisited. Students will explore and investigate costume through significant developments in politics, economy and culture and evaluate how these events impacted and redefined fashion trends.

Fashion Construction
Course Code: TFA-216 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

This course incorporates advanced level techniques of draping, pattern-making, couture stitching and pret finishes providing creative solutions for the construction of a garment. The course aims to give the expertise and skill to create garments using industrial equipment and make students understand the garment flow process comprising of cutting, stitching and finishing details. Students learn standard fabric cutting, hand stitching, seam and hem finishes of various fabrics, bustier, pants and skirt construction, steaming, pressing and presentation skills of the fashion industry.

Fashion Theory Electives

Semiotics of Fashion
Course Code: TFA-223 | Contact Time: 3 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Theory

This course provides a comprehensive study of costume history from prehistoric time, to the Industrial Revolution and finally leading up to the 21st century. Students will be made to closely investigate women’s fashion silhouettes and their fabric constructions, garment details, accessories and the cultural context of each costume. The course will strengthen the ability of students to investigate garments from historical to contemporary perspectives and learn how historical, economic, social and cultural connotations influence fashion trends and lifestyle.

History of Costume
Course Code: TFA-228 | Contact Time: 3 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Theory

This course explores the visual history of costume and fashion starting from Greek civilization to the Industrial Revolution leading up to the 21st Century discovering the key moments in fashion history. Students will be made to explore silhouettes, textile fabrics, costume details, embellishments and body ornamentation in context to geographical, cultural and spiritual aspects. The course will provide a detailed study of fashion trends over history and how fashion designers have translated the language of style embedded in fashion history.

Fashion Integrated Theory Electives

Social Fabric
Course Code: TFA-225 | Contact Time: 3 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Theory

This course aims to enlighten students on the changing dynamics of the world in regard to social justice movements and the impact of these developments on global shifts of values. The idea is to develop an understanding of equitable practices and an awareness of structural inequalities that are worsened by unconscious prejudices and bias. The course, thus, facilitates students in maintaining a balanced and empathetic perspective. In a rapidly changing world, it is important to take note of how we perceive societal norms and periodically reassess whether these could be fairer.

Marketing Strategies & Leadership; Entrepreneurship and Branding
Course Code: TFA-226 | Contact Time: 3 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Theory

In this course, students are exposed to strategy, branding and entrepreneurship amongst other concepts of marketing improving their ability to make effective decisions, including assessing opportunities and developing strategies and implementation plans. This course helps students understand the value of a brand, and how to build, manage, and protect it. It also explores how digital and social media have created new opportunities and risks for brands. Through essentials of entrepreneurship they are exposed to the dynamics of an entrepreneur’s route; from the birth of ‘the idea,’ to generating funds and getting a grip in the market.

Degree Requirement

Foundation: 36 credits | 12 courses

6 Mandatory Courses: 3 Studio + 2 Theory + 1 Studio Theory Hybrid + 1 Zero Credit course through advisement.

6 Elective Courses: 4 Studio + 2 Theory

Post-Foundation: 96 credits | 26 Courses

11 Mandatory Courses (51 credits): 6 Major Studio + 5 mandatory Theory Courses

15 Elective Courses (45 credits): 10 Studio Electives (min. 4 major specific) + 5 Theory Courses Electives (min. 2 major specific)

TOTAL: 131 | 38 Courses + Degree Show, along with an Extended Essay
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