The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), India’s first institute offering UG and PG degrees in fashion design and technology, has announced the results of its written admission test. It consists of a Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) and a General Aptitude Test (GAT).
This national level test is compulsory for admission to NIFT courses. After qualifying for the written admission exam, applicants opting for UG courses must pass another round known as the situational test, where their material handling skills are assessed. Applicants for PG courses, on the other hand, must qualify for the group discussion / interview round. The final results are published on the official NIFT website after these rounds. The situation test and group discussion / interview will take place between April and May of this year and final results are expected towards the end of May or June 2021. Shortlisted applicants will need to go through a pre-admission counseling session which is expected to take place. to start. from May or June of this year. Each course has a separate counseling process.
UG DESIGN COURSE
Each NIFT UG Design (B.Des.) Program spans 4 years and is divided into 8 semesters. Alongside the main or main subjects, students in each course are offered specializations, interdisciplinary minors (IDM) and general elective courses. UG programs also include an industry internship (2-8 weeks) and a 16-week final project. Here is an overview of all the B.Des courses that NIFT offers with specializations.
B.Des. (Fashion design)
The core of this course includes topics such as fashion design and illustration, pattern making, draping, garment construction, fabric fundamentals, sustainable crafts and fashion, history of Indian textiles, clothing history, value-added exports, retail and tailoring, among others.
Specializations: NIFT’s UG course for fashion design also offers a specialization in luxury and tailoring as well as imagery and style. This Luxury & Couture specialization equips students with the aesthetic and commercial know-how of luxury fashion products and helps them understand construction procedures. It also helps them develop skills like sewing, trims, embellishments, machine sewing, etc. fashion design, costume for performing arts and celebrity tailoring. It allows students to work in practical and real-life situations and helps them understand the needs of the business.
B.Des. (Leather design)
The main subjects of this course include material studies (leather and non-leather), design and fashion studies, clothing production and ergonomics, luxury, product design and marketing, clothing design studio, digital drawing and design and craft cluster initiatives.
Specializations: The specializations offered are Product Design Studio and Footwear Design Studio. In Product Design Studio, students learn to design, understand and interpret a wide range of products, including flat and novelty items, small leather goods, bags and solid leather goods. It also gives them knowledge of models through geometry and spatial understanding of manufacturing techniques and procedures. The specialization on Footwear Design Studio helps students understand the anatomy of the foot, the different categories of footwear, and the anthropometry involved in the design and construction of shoes, enabling them to understand designs and translate them into patterns.
B.Des. (Accessory design)
This program offers knowledge about jewelry, crafts, personal accessories, housewares and work equipment.
Specializations: Specializations are offered in jewelry design, fashion products and work equipment, and decoration and design. While Jewelery Design provides students with traditional knowledge and technical know-how in jewelry making, Fashion Products & Work Gear equips them with a deep understanding of fashion accessories in terms of form and function. Décor & Design, on the other hand, helps students understand the dynamics and nuances of living spaces and create products (luxury bath, fine kitchen accessories, etc.) that match a specific environment.
B.Des. (Textile design)
The main areas of this topic include weaving, print design and surface embellishment, emerging textile technologies and innovations in the field, among others. It aims to offer an in-depth knowledge of materials and fabric structures while helping students explore a digital and non-traditional approach to design through software learning.
Specializations: This course offers specializations in textiles for clothing and fashion accessories as well as textiles for home and spaces. With a specialization in textiles for apparel and fashion, students will have an in-depth understanding of clothing categories, details and trims used in clothing and accessories. Textiles for Home & Spaces, on the other hand, focuses on home textile products for the bed, bathroom, kitchen and other interior living spaces, as well as other interior spaces, providing students a thorough understanding of regional variations in home fashion in terms of color. , patterns, patterns and sizes of products.
B.Des. (Knitwear design)
The main subjects of this course cover knitting, flat design and construction, fabric technology, illustration and presentation techniques. In B.Des. (Knitwear Design) students gain in-depth knowledge of craftsmanship.
Specializations: Intimate clothing and sportswear are the specializations offered with this course. The first subject teaches students to design clothing collections keeping in mind the latest design trends and aesthetics. It gives students an in-depth knowledge of the requirements for fabrics and trims used for intimate clothing and construction techniques. The Sportswear specialization allows students to develop an in-depth understanding of the various performance needs of users as well as the functional and aesthetic aspects of various types of these garments. They also learn the techniques of sports clothing construction and specialized handling.
B.Des. (Fashion communication)
This UG program offers comprehensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics specific to the fashion and lifestyle industry. Main subjects include graphic design, advertising space design, visual merchandising, fashion design, fashion photography, fashion journalism, style and fashion thinking, interaction design and communication. new media design.
Specializations: The two specializations that B.Des. The offers (Fashion Communication) are Visual Communication and Fashion Media. The first helps students master the technique of making short films while the second allows the development of trend detection and communication skills related to the fashion industry.