Apparel Design & Construction


Overview of the Apparel Design & Construction Discipline Course

Offered as part of CBCS based BA Programme from AY 2015-16

As much as apparel is a basic necessity, the apparel sector is a vital constituent of the Indian economy and a significant provider of employment and self-employment opportunities. The B.A Programme course in Apparel Design & Construction not only aims at preparing the students for a wide variety of jobs in the garment industry but also focuses on enabling the students to develop and apply their creative mind in the design of apparel and home linen. The theoretical and practical knowledge imparted through this course is also designed and structured to provide a strong foundation for their further studies or professional careers.

The core papers of this course introduce the students to both the art and science of apparel design and construction essential for understanding and applying the relevant theories, principles and techniques. These also aim at developing the requisite theoretical and practical knowledge required for selecting, sourcing and using the fabrics, trims, equipment, tools and instruments required in the apparel design and construction process. As part of the textile science focus, the students learn about the properties as well as the basic production and finishing processes of a variety of textile fibres, yarns, fabrics and garments. For enabling the students to develop and apply creativity, particularly in the apparel design process, the students are provided with an orientation on the elements and principle of design and taken through a complete design development process. Students are also apprised of basic concepts, terminologies and processes associated with fashion design and given a general introduction to the fashion industry. In addition, the students get to learn a variety of textile design concepts and techniques and particularly those which form part of the rich heritage of Indian textiles.

There is also equal focus on imparting practical knowledge and understanding. Students are given the opportunity to gain first hand practical knowledge of stitches and seams and the ways to attach trims besides the techniques used drafting blocks and making basic patterns. The fashion illustration practicals familiarises the students with the techniques of developing designs making use of sketching. The dyeing and printing practicals acquaints them with the art and techniques using a variety of dyeing and printing methods including batik and tie and dye. The discipline specific elective papers build on the knowledge gained by the students from the core papers and familiarises them with the advanced techniques of garment construction including an introduction to draping and computer aided designing. They are also acquainted with the overall structure and functioning of the Indian garment industry including an overview of the different machineries and systems used in industrial scale garment manufacturing. These papers also create an appreciation of the quality and care labelling requirements and the techniques used for manipulating the patterns for achieving desired results. These papers also focus equally on the commercial aspects of the garment industry such as marketing and retailing and the rights of the consumers.

The skill based papers help expand the employability options for the students pursuing B.A Programme course with Apparel Design & Construction. The options available are 1) Fashion event Management, 2) Effective Dressing Skills, 3) Apparel Retail 4) Apparel etail, and 5) Design Development Project.

 

Semester wise Distribution of Papers

Discipline Specific Core Courses (DSC)

Semester I

DSC-ADC-2A Fundamental Textile Science and Apparel Construction –I
Theory + Practical

Semester II

DSC-ADC-2B Fundamental Textile Science and Apparel Construction –I
Theory + Practical

Semester III

DSC-ADC-2C Textile Design Techniques
Theory + Practical

Semester IV

DSC-ADC-2D : Fashion Studies and Design Development
Theory + Practical

 

Discipline Specific Elective Courses (DSE)

Semester V

DSE-ADC -2A: Apparel Industry and Quality Assessment
Theory + Practical
DSE-ADC -2 B: Apparel Construction
(Theory + Practical )

Semester VI

DSE-ADC -2A: Apparel Industry and Quality Assessment
(Theory + Practical)
DSE-ADC -2 B: Apparel Construction
(Theory + Practical )
DSE-FT 4: Project/Dissertation
(Project Work/Dissertation )

 

Skill Enhancement Elective Courses (SEC)

  • SEC-1: Fashion Event Management
  • SEC-2: Effective Dressing Skills
  • SEC-3: Apparel Retail
  • SEC-4: Apparel etail
  • SEC-5: Design Development Project

 

General Elective Courses (GE)

  • GE 1: Fashion: Design and Development
  • GE 2: Fashion Accessories
  • GE 3: Textiles: Care and Conservation
  • GE 4: Appreciation of Textile Crafts

 

B.A.Programme (Pre CBCS format)

Semester III

Textile Design Techniques
Theory + Practical

Semester IV

Fashion Studies and Design Development
Theory
Fashion Illustration
Practical

Semester V

Apparel Industry and Quality Assessment
Theory
Apparel Construction- I
Practical

Semester VI

Apparel Construction
Theory
Apparel Construction- II
Practical