Diploma in Fashion Design course , Tips , Jobs


Diploma in Fashion designing course tips, cost, details, duration – I have just completed my Fashion design course from Delhi, and would like to give all you aspirants an inside look at what this course entails, what you all should be ready for ,what to expect and what not to.  These tips on fashion design ,you will not find in any college prospectus or brochure, it is first hand experience.

One can join Fashion Designing course even after 10th grade from many institutes . Which will be for 2 To 3 years. And if you are a Graduate you can join such Diploma courses for the period of 1 to 3 years. 3 years course is mainly a degree course and less than 3 are Diploma courses !


Diploma in Fashion Design Tips

1.Fashion designing is way too good for any girl who is in love with fashion . Whether looking for a  career in it or for just for a fun course.

Diploma in Fashion designing course
One of my designs

2.It opens the doors to freedom of your creativity.

3.Diploma in Fashion designing course does not mean mugging up or copying , or what you see your favorite stars are wearing today . Fashion is what gives you confidence and happiness with whatsoever you are wearing, designing . If you are wearing a short skirt and feel awkward about it, then its not fashion for you because you aren’t confident in it.

4.Diploma in Fashion designing course is not just opens doors for your apparel designing but you can design shoes and jewelry too.

5.In fashion designing course, you learn skills to draw and create designs . Color combos, patterns, Garment construction, apparel designing , and Illustrations will be your subjects.

Diploma in Fashion designing course Subjects

6.Garment construction is  as important as sketching your design on paper . Remember one thing, your tailor cannot stitch just by you providing him a sketch of your design . Knowledge of garment construction is important. Even in an emergency when the tailor is not available or you need to edit anything last minute.

Diploma in Fashion designing course

7.Illustration helps you presenting your designs professionally. And while presenting your fresh designs to your clients as a computer is not available always to help you here .

8.Pattern designing helps you understand patterns of your art.

9.Apparel gives freedom to drawn your art in many ways. Our very own creation with basic tricks with own Variation touch.

10. One needs a heavy pocket for a fashion design course as besides Fees there are many other expenses like Raw materials, Field trips,sketch pens,paper,drawing boards,dress material- which can be quite expensive and other miscellaneous craft products. So be prepared to shell out another Rs.2000 – Rs.3000 per semester minimum over these extras.

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About the course,Eligibility and FEES

You can take up this course directly after class 10,class 12 or even after graduation.There are 5 -6 subjects in an academic year depending on the institute you are doing it from.Normally the diploma course runs for three years.In the final year you have to design your own original creation from start to finish and showcase it in a live show in front of the college and teaching staff.

One of the hardest subjects was Fashion Illustration and i had a hard time clearing it.You need to be slightly naturally gifted with drawing and sketches in order to really succeed at this course.It is not for everybody.


Some of the subjects are:

  • Pattern Making and Garment Construction
  • Fashion Art and Illustration
  • Fabric Painting
  • Dyeing & Printing
  • Textile Science
  • Marketing & Retailing
  • Embroidery
  • Traditional Indian Textiles


Most people think that the only way you can make money with a fashion diploma is by becoming a freelance designer and selling your designs.This is not true,you can get a normal job in the following areas in other companies searching for:

  • Stylists
  • Merchandisers
  • Textile and Fashion Consultants
  • Costume designers


Some of the popular employers are:

  • Zara
  • Allen Solly
  • Pantaloon
  • Diesel
  • Van Heusen
  • UCB
  • Armani Exchange
  • Export Houses
  • Showroom Jobs

If you start as a fresher directly after finishing your diploma,you can expect to get a starting salary of Rs.18,000 a month.The more experience in the industry you get,especially in fashion retail,you can expect to get work in big fashion brand retails chains.These companies will pay you considerably more.

Check the advertisement for the fashion retail outlet job.With even a year of experience in the field,you can get Rs 25,000 a month.


Additional Skills needed to get a good job

  • Knowledge of Coral Draw,Photoshop,Illustrator
  • Should have knowledge of accessories design like handbags,hang tags,embroidary
  • Catalog Knowledge


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