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Textile Designer
Fashion design is the art of application of 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.

Duties of a Textile Designer
Carry out design research
Keep abreast with current fashion trends
Study fabric durability, weight, texture, etc.
Designs are created to suit the market
Prepare rough sketches to outline basic ideas
Transfer sketches to detailed technical specifications. The construction of designs is presented on graph paper or through CAD (computer aided design) systems to the production team
Samples are made
Work in liaison with technicians and technologists for making necessary adjustments to the designs
Select samples from the range for the market
Bachelor of Textile Design
B.Des Textile Design
B.Sc. in Textile Designing
Diploma in Textile Design
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Textile Science, Clothing and Fashion Studies (merged course for fashion and textile)
Top Colleges
Textile Designing
GIFT (Gandhi Institute of Fashion and Textile), Ahmedabad
IIFD (Indian Institute of Fashion & Design), Chandigarh
Heights Institute of Fashion and Technology, Jaipur
Opportunities for Further Studies
Master Courses
MA Design - Fashion & Textiles
M.Sc. in Textile Designing

Other courses
BA Luxury Brand Management
Course and Eligibility Criteria
Textile Designing
Course Duration Eligibility Criteria
B.Des Textile Design 4 years 10 + 2 or Equivalent
Diploma in Textile Design 1 year 10 + 2

Fashion & Textile Designing
Course Duration Eligibility Criteria
Millennium Diploma in Fashion and Textile Designing 3 years (36 months) 10+2 from a recognized board.
Advance Diploma in Fashion and Textile Design 2 years (24 months) Based on the marks obtained in 10+2.
Course Fees
Fashion Designing
Colleges Course Estimated Fees per year
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi Ph.D.
U.G. & P.G. Programs
₹ 85,950 per Semester Approx. ₹ 859,300 Total Fees
Entrance Exams
Different colleges have different entrance examinations

NIFT Entrance Exam
Pearl Academy Entrance Exam
NIFT GAT (General Ability Test)
Scholarship/ Loan
NIFT, Delhi:
NIFT Means cum Merit Financial Assistance Scheme
Means cum Merit Financial Assistance Scheme and Education Loan
Role Models
Tarun Tahiliani : Indian Designer

Sabyasachi Mukherjee : Indian Fashion Designer from Kolkata
Interest in Drawing and Illustration
Technical knowledge
Interest in Color concepts
Business acumen
Career Prospects
Graphic designer
Product designer
Retail buyer
Visual merchandiser
Scope/Recruiting Industries
Design studios
Textile mills
Export houses
Textile dyeing and printing units
Fashion garment houses
Export units
Freelancing for government and private firms
Cottage industries, small scale industries
Tentative Starting Salary Range
Textile Designing
Average starting salary for a Textile Designer is generally between ₹ 371,878 per year.
Referred links/Resources
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