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The Course

PG Diploma in Fashion Design and Business Management


These undergraduate programmes are designed for participants looking to enter the design world, and provide a complete education allowing participants to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the chosen field.






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 campuses in Bengaluru, Cochin, Hyderabad and Vijayawada offer a two-year postgraduate diploma or PG Diploma in Fashion Design and Business Management. The pedagogy of the program is informed by the integration of theory and practice, and students are equipped with the aptitude to enhance their creative identity and expand the scope of their creative practice. The cohort is trained in the various established and evolving nuances of fashion design from conceptualisation to execution and presentation; with a strong emphasis on challenging the potential, capabilities and significance of fashion and fashion business management in the contemporary context. Students are realised to be leaders of today and tomorrow through a curriculum that engages them in external projects and presentations, along with the development of entrepreneurial and marketing skills.

PG Diploma in Fashion Design and Business Management challenges the understanding of fashion as a phenomenon, a cause and a means; and facilitates the interrogation of the various historical, cultural and social parameters that inform its practice and methodologies. Training students in textile and surface manipulation techniques, along with fashion illustration and technical aspects of pattern making and garment construction they develop an advanced skill and aptitude in realising and executing a fashion collection. Backed by a research-driven design, creative and technical process, the cohort is encouraged to challenge the role that fashion plays in the current climate, regionally and globally. Students also develop the aptitude to interpret trends and formulate forecasts; along with a comprehensive understanding of the cognitive influences that inform fashion and its business. Through the development of digital and entrepreneurial skills, the curriculum fosters a generation of pioneers who are responsible and who hold the capability to lead the future of fashion efficiently and effectively.


  • PG Diploma in Fashion Design and Business Management follows a curriculum that is holistic and interdisciplinary, integrating classroom-lectures with interactive seminars, individual business reports and practice-driven learning.
  • The program module equips students with marketing and entrepreneurial skills to lead an informed practice that is responsive and adaptive to the current climate, and come up with solutions that address the issues and potential concerns of the industry.
  • The course equips students with the aptitude to understand and execute an innovative design process, along with the development of fashion thinking, fabric processes, illustration, garment construction, trend analysis, media, brand identity and management skills.
  • The program integrates creativity with its management; helps develop critical and creative thinking capabilities of the students which enable them to identify current and potential issues in the fashion industry.
  • The students have the opportunity to learn from and be a part of live industry projects, collaborations, guest speaker series, international study tours and visits.

  • Development of strong creative, critical and analytical skills, and rewarding industry relationships.
  • Develop a personal creative identity; gain an advanced understanding of the potential of fashion; understand the scope and responsive nature of the field to the current climate.
  • Students will have an in-depth knowledge on apparel and textile design, production methods, consumer behaviour, supply chain, supply chain management, and the various other parameters that inform its practice.
  • The training obtained from the course promises immense employment opportunities and ensures a successful career in the fashion industry.
  • Development of the skills required for the efficient management and running of a business.

  • Case Studies – explore real-world industry scenarios.
  • Study Trips – teach students industry trends and requirements. These trips are required.
  • Self Directed Study– students explore and analyse subjects independently to support taught principles.
  • Formal Lectures– These lectures provide vital information to the entire cohort.
  • Seminars – encourage students to debate and argue.
  • Studio / Workshop / Laboratory / Practical Sessions – help students develop creative and practical abilities by simulating the industry.
  • Demonstrative– utilised for necessary technical subjects.
  • Group Work – encourages pupils to work as a team and have roles.
  • Summative Assessments – provides an evaluation of a student’s learning progression during the entire course.
  • Constructive feedback– helps to understand the quality of output.
  • Self and Peer Assessment – makes the student an autonomous learner and makes assessments a part of the learning process.
  • Practical Projects– in-class and independent research projects undertaken to demonstrate their depth of understanding of the subject.
  • Examinations– time-based assessment to test subject understanding.
  • Presentations– used in some subjects to assess subject understanding and demonstrate communication skills, professionalism, critical thinking and to argue interpretations/ findings.
  • Portfolio Assessment – used in certain subjects to demonstrate learning from concept to execution.
  • Thesis Assessment – independent research carried out to test/prove the viability of an idea.

    Semester 1

  • Fashion Thinking & Design Process
  • Pattern Making Techniques
  • Garment Making Techniques
  • Fashion Figure Drawing
  • Textile Appreciation
  • Fashion Draping
  • Surface Design Techniques

    Semester 2

  • Pattern Making
  • GMT
  • Textile Processing
  • Textile Processing
  • Fashion Rendering
  • Cadd – I
  • Electives

    Semester 3

  • Research Methodology
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Sustainable Design Practices
  • CAD – II
  • Thesis I

    Semester 4

  • Visual Merchandising & Retailing Styling
  • Marketing & Brand Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Professional Practices
  • Thesis I
  • 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
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