ALL DISCIPLINES

APPAREL AND TEXTILE DESIGN

B DES

INTRODUCTION

Textile design is a growing field focusing on teaching a wide variety of skills applicable to different areas from home to fashion, handlooms to mill sector and handcrafted printing to digital techniques. It merges artistic aesthetics with technical knowledge along with emphasising on creative innovation. The programme combines theory with handson practice in traditional and contemporary techniques of surface ornamentation, print design, and weave design.

Fashion Design

WHAT IS TEXTILE DESIGN?

Textile design is essentially the process of creating designs for woven, knitted or printed fabrics or surface ornamented fabrics. Textile designers are involved with the production of these designs, which are used, sometimes repetitively, in clothing and interior decor items.

Textiles are anything that is made up of yarns, fabrics, or fibers. To be useful, they must have flexibility, abrasion resistance, strength, and moisture control properties. Sometimes textiles are used in materials meant to be protective, such as bulletproof vests, helmets worn by soldiers, and cut resistant gloves used by butchers. The carpeting on the floor of a school, the gowns worn by nurses and doctors, and the sound absorption wall coverings in a theatre are all examples of textiles. Textile design is a highly creative field that involves the process of creating the designs that are printed on these woven, knitted, or other types of fabrics.

WHAT DOES TEXTILE DESIGNER DO?

Textile designers are highly-creative people who can draw, have a superior eye for color, pattern, and texture, and an appreciation for the fine points of textiles and fashion. They recognize the fluctuations in trends and fashion, understand textile techniques, are good communicators, possess problemsolving skills, and enjoy a challenge, all while staying on budget and deadline.

In other words, a designer will incorporate both their initial creative vision of the finished textile with the technical aspects of production, while keeping in mind the characteristics of certain dyes, fibers, finishes, and yarns. Today, nearly all professional textile designers use CAD (computer-aided software) to create designs on fabrics or other surfaces.

EDUCATION

Students pursuing textile design degrees attend lectures and work in studios, creating their designs on weaving or printing equipment. They also study trends and learn about in-depth coverage of marketing, visual communications, product development, digital imaging, and costume design.

marketability. Additionally, some students may participate in professional internships during their course of study. Graduate programs in textile design are also available and provide more UG courses offered in the field of Textile design are usually 3 to 4 years in duration whereas PG level degree programmes are of 2 years duration.

CAREER FOR APPAREL AND TEXTILE DESIGNERS

Textile design professionals provide value to multiple areas (textile mills, export houses, fashion designer studios, buying houses, craft sector) for the everchanging fashion business. They are employed in the capacities of designers, colorists, trend analysts and stylists in design studios

The two fields are closely related, they are very different, but both are responsible for providing consumers with several products. Textile mills manufacture thread, yarn, and fabric for clothing, but also for carpet, upholstery, wall coverings, etc. Designers are responsible for the patterns of these fabrics. Shortly, employment in the textile design field is expected to see slight employment gain, especially in the design of patterns for carpets and rugs, and other miscellaneous fabricated textile products.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates of a degree program in textile design can go on to create textiles in a variety of industries and at a variety of career levels. Some of these include:

  • Fashion Textile Designer
  • Product Developer For Interior Design
  • Home Furnishing Textile Designer
  • Quality Assurance Inspector for Textiles
  • Weaver
  • Freelancer Textile Artist

Many textile design career options for graduates of a master’s degree program are similar to those options available to graduates of a bachelor’s degree program in the field. Oftentimes, master’s degrees help individuals move more quickly out of entry-level positions and into management-level positions in the industry

  • Textile Supply Chain Manager
  • Textile Marketing Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager of Textiles
  • Researcher and Development Analyst
  • Textile Production Manager



DESIGN STREAMS

APPAREL AND TEXTILE DESIGN

B DES

INTRODUCTION

Textile design is a growing field focusing on teaching a wide variety of skills applicable to different areas from home to fashion, handlooms to mill sector and handcrafted printing to digital techniques. It merges artistic aesthetics with technical knowledge along with emphasising on creative innovation. The programme combines theory with handson practice in traditional and contemporary techniques of surface ornamentation, print design, and weave design.

Fashion Design

WHAT IS TEXTILE DESIGN?

Textile design is essentially the process of creating designs for woven, knitted or printed fabrics or surface ornamented fabrics. Textile designers are involved with the production of these designs, which are used, sometimes repetitively, in clothing and interior decor items.

Textiles are anything that is made up of yarns, fabrics, or fibers. To be useful, they must have flexibility, abrasion resistance, strength, and moisture control properties. Sometimes textiles are used in materials meant to be protective, such as bulletproof vests, helmets worn by soldiers, and cut resistant gloves used by butchers. The carpeting on the floor of a school, the gowns worn by nurses and doctors, and the sound absorption wall coverings in a theatre are all examples of textiles. Textile design is a highly creative field that involves the process of creating the designs that are printed on these woven, knitted, or other types of fabrics.

WHAT DOES TEXTILE DESIGNER DO?

Textile designers are highly-creative people who can draw, have a superior eye for color, pattern, and texture, and an appreciation for the fine points of textiles and fashion. They recognize the fluctuations in trends and fashion, understand textile techniques, are good communicators, possess problemsolving skills, and enjoy a challenge, all while staying on budget and deadline.

In other words, a designer will incorporate both their initial creative vision of the finished textile with the technical aspects of production, while keeping in mind the characteristics of certain dyes, fibers, finishes, and yarns. Today, nearly all professional textile designers use CAD (computer-aided software) to create designs on fabrics or other surfaces.

EDUCATION

Students pursuing textile design degrees attend lectures and work in studios, creating their designs on weaving or printing equipment. They also study trends and learn about in-depth coverage of marketing, visual communications, product development, digital imaging, and costume design.

marketability. Additionally, some students may participate in professional internships during their course of study. Graduate programs in textile design are also available and provide more UG courses offered in the field of Textile design are usually 3 to 4 years in duration whereas PG level degree programmes are of 2 years duration.

CAREER FOR APPAREL AND TEXTILE DESIGNERS

Textile design professionals provide value to multiple areas (textile mills, export houses, fashion designer studios, buying houses, craft sector) for the everchanging fashion business. They are employed in the capacities of designers, colorists, trend analysts and stylists in design studios

The two fields are closely related, they are very different, but both are responsible for providing consumers with several products. Textile mills manufacture thread, yarn, and fabric for clothing, but also for carpet, upholstery, wall coverings, etc. Designers are responsible for the patterns of these fabrics. Shortly, employment in the textile design field is expected to see slight employment gain, especially in the design of patterns for carpets and rugs, and other miscellaneous fabricated textile products.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates of a degree program in textile design can go on to create textiles in a variety of industries and at a variety of career levels. Some of these include:

  • Fashion Textile Designer
  • Product Developer For Interior Design
  • Home Furnishing Textile Designer
  • Quality Assurance Inspector for Textiles
  • Weaver
  • Freelancer Textile Artist

Many textile design career options for graduates of a master’s degree program are similar to those options available to graduates of a bachelor’s degree program in the field. Oftentimes, master’s degrees help individuals move more quickly out of entry-level positions and into management-level positions in the industry

  • Textile Supply Chain Manager
  • Textile Marketing Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager of Textiles
  • Researcher and Development Analyst
  • Textile Production Manager