Fashion & Textile Design Course

Common information
Start Date
August 2021
UGC recognised degree in Bachelors and Masters in design
How to apply?

Overview of Fashion Design & Textile Design

Fashion and textile design is about bringing cohesiveness and sophistication to the product which can provide a holistic experience, be it an article of clothing, fabric or even the smallest denominator i.e. a yarn. It includes designing, manufacturing and marketing of the clothing, footwear, fabrics and other textile products. With the advancements in technology, such as augmented reality, AI, 3D printing, automated production techniques etc. the meaning and interpretation of fashion and textiles are changing. The push towards sustainability is also driving the major players of the industry to innovate and create new fabrics and techniques. At The Design Village , the Fashion and Textile design programme considers all these factors continuously making TDV amongst the best fashion designing colleges in Delhi.

Overview of Masters in Fashion and Textile Design

The volatility of the changes in this field of Fashion calls for a programme which can develop designers who are capable of dealing with these changes. The Master in Fashion and Textile Designing programme at TDV encompass the two seemingly specialist fields of fashion and textile design into one by highlighting their inherent relationship and enabling students to look at this realm holistically. It questions the stereotypical definitions of Fashion and Fashion design studies. It pushes to discover and embrace the relationship of the fashion sector with other sectors.

The programme follows an integrated approach where students look at the domain in the larger context of India and the world. This helps to bring together the concepts and values of sustainability, environmental studies and living traditions. The curriculum helps in sensitizing students towards consumption and confronts them with the responsibility that has to be taken for this cause. The versatile curriculum of the programme allows it to be the best fashion designing course in Delhi and TDV to be one of the best fashion designing institutes in Delhi.

Areas of focus

The focus of the programme is to equip the students with tools and techniques which can help them to become a fashion designer who doesn’t only solve problems of today but also proposes new ways for the future. Areas of focus include :

  • MAKING: It includes a history of yarn and science of yarn, weaving and knitting, Industrial manufacturing production and processes.
  • SURFACE: It includes learning techniques of dyeing, printing and surface appliqués.
  • Manifestation: This includes illustration, Pattern making, Draping and Construction of Garments and Lifestyle products.

In addition courses like Visual Aesthetics, Spatial and Performative Aesthetics, History Design, Conflicting Concerns, Design for Values and many more are offered as electives alongside.

Graphic design courses

How We Teach

The pedagogy at The Design Village is driven by intrinsic motivation, personal responsibility of the students and lifetime learning attitude, all of which is held together by support of facilitators. The journey of a student is based on the learning manifesto of each student and the itinerary chalked out to achieve it and hence the journey undertaken by every design villager at TDV is unique, and bespoke and it does not have to cease at the end of four years.

Although the journey is individual, the villager is not alone. There is a support system of relevant people, to assist the villagers at every junction.

Each villager charters their own personal learning path. This path is custom made for them with a great mix and match of experiences, projects and tools through three streams of interrelated activities:

  • Taskbox: It includes design problems of various scales and durations derived from real-life situations.
  • Basket: It is a cluster of courses characterized by a common theme, discipline or learning objective.
  • Villaging: It consists of the activities for personal development, with the goal to build the TDV community and oneself.

The pedagogy makes TDV a unique and the best fashion institute in Noida and Delhi.

Curriculum Details Overview

The curriculum for PG courses in Fashion Designing is designed in such a way that over a course of two years, a student will become aware of themselves and their values. They will understand what they consider important and cares about in the world and how to let this drive their design education. This gives students the freedom to choose what kind of fashion designer they want to be as they evolve.

Briefs for villaging and taskbox are mostly the same all the programmes but are manifestation independent. In basket courses, students will understand the entire product cycle through – Making, Surfaces and Manifestation modules. As their names indicate, the modules pan across the entire gamut of fashion and textiles right from understanding the cultural context of the production of yarn, weaving/knitting of fabric, employing various traditional and contemporary practices of surface techniques to the actual manifestation of textiles without being limited to just garments or lifestyle products.

Work Example - Student works

Student Work - Sachin Choyal (Alumni)

Faculty Members

Student Work - Sneha Ravishankar

Sneha Ravishankar

Bachelor of Design in Textile Design, NIFT Bangalore

Master of Design in Textile Design, NID Ahmedabad

Student Work - Vatsal Agrawal

Vatsal Agrawal

Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication, Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune

Master of Arts in Fashion Management, Domus Academy Italy

Student Work - Mohan Kumar

Mohan Kumar Verma

Bachelor of Design, Fashion and Lifestyle Accessory Design, NIFT Kangra

Student Work - Mridu Sahai

Mridu Sahai

Master of Arts, Fashion, University for the Creative Arts, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Design, Leather Design, NIFT New Delhi

Student Work - Shambhavi Tiwari

Shambhavi Tiwari

Bachelor of Design - Textile Design, NID

Student Work - Hiten Noonwal

Hiten Noonwal

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Applied Art, College of Art, New Delhi

Master of Design - Apparel Design and Merchandising, National institute of Design, Gujarat

Student Work - Manish Barsel

Manish Barsel

Bachelor of Design, Fashion Design, NIFT Kangra

Student Work - Dharun P Rao

Dharun P Rao

Career Options and Opportunities

India holds around 14 percent share in the production of textile fibres and yarn, and around 63 percent share in loom production in the global market. These figures indicate the scope in Indian market. After graduating as Master of Fashion Design, a student can choose to engage in their career as:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Lifestyle Designer
  • Fashion Blogger
  • Brand Manager
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Fashion Publicist
  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Curator
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Design Entrepreneur
  • Strategy Designer
  • Design Researcher
  • Systems Designer
  • Social Designer
  • Chief Design Officer
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Design Thinker
  • Design Manager

Necessary and intense support is provided by TDV facilitators to help kickstart careers of Design Villagers.

Resources and Facilities:

  • On campus Material Library
  • Design Publications library
  • IT Lab
  • Concrete Workshop and Lab
  • Wood & Metal Workshop
  • Pottery Workshop and Lab


  • Sewing Machines
  • Leather Machine
  • Interlock Machine
  • Heavy Duty Iron
  • Measuring scale
  • Mannequins
  • Weaving Looms
  • Lathe Machine
  • Milling Machine’
  • Drill Machine
  • Patta grinder Machine
  • Tool grinder Machine
  • Buffing cum Grinder Machine
  • Wood Hacksaw Machine
  • Scroll Saw
  • Welding Setups
  • Air Compressor
  • Router Machine
  • 3D printer
  • DSLR Cameras and tripod set up available on request
  • 3D Projection Mapping Cameras available on request


What is a Masters in Fashion and Textile Designing Course?

The Master in Fashion and Textile Design is an postgraduate programme in which students gain in-depth knowledge of fashion and textile design. They are also exposed to the process of designing fabric and fashion products and the factors which influence the design of it. The Fashion and textile Designing Course at TDV helps to understand fashion design, its making, marketing, manufacturing and communication in context with factors affecting the world like sustainability, big data and much more.

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