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Bengaluru, Cochin, Hyderabad and Vijayawada


2 years (full time)


Any degree from the UGC recognised university

Certificate Type

Postgraduate Degree

Degree Issuing Authority

Sunrise University

Programme Overview

JD Institute of Fashion Technology centres in Bengaluru, Cochin, Hyderabad and Vijayawada offer a two-year Postgraduate Diploma or PG Diploma in Fashion Communication. Following a pedagogy that introduces the cohort to various fundamental methodologies of fashion communication, students gain an understanding in history, design thinking, graphic design, forecasting, styling, packaging design, journalism, typography and photography. Students develop areas of specialisation, gain advanced expertise in it, and realise their individual creative identity. The program structure emphasises on cognitive analysis with relation to consumer behaviour; this realisation equips the students with the ability to practice their work with efficiency and efficacy and to meet the various demands of clients. The program also enquires practices in visual merchandising and explores established and new ways of publication design, along with the development of expertise in various digital mediums.

Classroom Facilities Gain Insights Design Facilities & Studios Technology Training Learn with Experts Learning Out of the Box
Hone skills and strengths The library and resource center Labs and technical spaces Computer lab and 3D printing lab. Specialized tutors and renowned specialists Industry visits, projects, etc.

Program Objective

The two-year PG Diploma in Fashion Communication offered by JD Institute of Fashion Technology:

  • Develops the student’s creative, technical, theoretical and reflective skills that prepare them to meet the demands and challenges of the real-world industry.
  • Equips them with the knowledge of the fundamentals of fashion communication.
  • Identify issues and concerns of the current industry and formulate solutions that are effective and adaptive.
  • Offers an extensive practice-centric, progressive system that encapsulates the wide variety of specialties in the field of fashion communication.
  • Follows a curriculum that is research-based and which enquires various research methodologies.

Learning Outcomes

Post completion of the PG Diploma in Fashion Communication, student will be able to:

  • Apply and enquire the various methodologies and practices that inform the versatile field of fashion communication; and formulate new ways of working.
  • Develop an individual creative identity, and identify areas of interest and specialisation.
  • Interpret trends and have the ability to determine forecasts.
  • Develop both verbal and visual communication skills.
  • Understand consumer behaviour patterns and the various cognitive processes that inform experience.

Semester 1

  • Design Thinking
  • Fashion History
  • Communication Theory
  • Graphic Tools 1
  • Research Methodology
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Project Work

Semester 2


  • Journalism 1
  • Graphic Tools 2
  • Styling 1
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Typography
  • Fashion Law
  • Project Work


Semester 3

  • Journalism 2
  • Graphic Tools 3
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Styling 2
  • Packaging Design
  • Project Work

Semester 4

  • Media Buying & Planning
  • Editorial Content Management
  • Digital Media Marketing
  • Graphic Tools 4
  • Management Practices
  • Final Dissertation


Career Opportunities

  • Fashion Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Stylist
  • Trend Analyst
  • Fashion Product Manager
  • Sewing Technician
  • Educator
  • Blogger
  • Clothing/Textile Technologist
  • Merchandise Planner/Allocator
  • Fabric Researcher
  • Print Designer
  • Pattern Designer


Industry tie-up

International Collaboration


What are the course-specific admission requirements?

Admission to the Bachelor’s Program is based on a reasonable expectation that the student will be able to fulfill the program objectives and standards required for the certification. To know more about admission eligibility and document requirements, please click

Is it compulsory to participate in campus events, displays, and open houses?

Yes, it is compulsory and an integral part of the curriculum.

Will JDSD bear all the expenses for study trips?

The cost of the study trips can be

  • Industry Visits, Field trips and Excursion plans are planned according to the requirement of the curriculum.
  • Study trips planned by students for their research will not be funded by the school if this is not part of the curriculum.
What are the Career Opportunities after the fashion design course?

Students can opt for many career options –

  • Fashion Designer
  • Pattern Maker
  • Illustrator
  • Sourcing Agent
  • Textile Designer
  • Merchandiser
  • Trend Forecaster
  • Educator
  • Sewing Technician
  • Visual Merchandiser
What are the age criteria for the Fashion Design Course?

For Bachelor degree candidates till 37 years of age can apply.

How many seats are available for the BSc Fashion Design and Apparel Course?

There are 25 seats for BSc Fashion Design and Apparel Course.

Can we expect admission beyond limited seats?

Yes, we do provide admissions beyond seats with respect to the availability of the batch. 

Do you provide scholarships for students?

No, we do not provide any scholarship to any student. 

Is there any rebate for Army Personnel?

Yes, we offer a 5% rebate in fees for Army Personnel only.

Do you provide education loans?

We provide all supportive documents that will help students to get education loans. 


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