PG Diploma - One year
PG Diploma - Two year
PG Diploma - One year
PG Diploma - Two year


one year course

This one-year PG Diploma in Fashion Design is custom-made for individuals from various backgrounds of education who have their interests and skills aligned in the field of fashion and apparel design. The course is framed in a non-semester pattern. Students get to learn the basic and intermediate skills needed to visualize a concept, convert that into a 2D pattern draft and then further develop it into a fully finished garment. They will be introduced to the basic idea of design & aesthetics, followed by the intermediate level of skills on concept exploration and development, sampling and garment construction, taught with advanced knowledge on the standards, materials & processes. Students are supposed to finish with a diploma project which showcases the skills & knowledge that they learnt via the course.

A female fashion design student taking hip measurement of a mannequin
  • Basic Design Theory
  • Fashion Concepts
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Trend Analysis
  • Draping And Pattern Making
  • Garment Construction
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Diploma Project

Skills Required For Fashion Design

DOT provides ample opportunities for creative minds that have an affinity for fashion. We offer B.Des in Fashion Design, a four-year undergraduate course that deals with the basics of fashion, colour, design, sketching, material procession, and so much more.

Fashion Design in DOT is a course with limited seats, and we expect our students to exhibit certain skills to learn the course. We look for:

Creativity And Innovation.
Excellent Eye For Detail.
Observation Skills.
Communication Skills.
Business Acumen.
Visual Imagination.
Knowledge Of Traditional And Latest Trends In Fashion.


A graduate with a PG diploma in Fashion Design from DOT is well equipped to practice on their own as an apparel designer, set up their own boutique, fashion store, or even practice as an independent designer for costume and styling in the film and photography industry. A student can also find ample opportunities to work as a freelance designer with handloom and craft sectors, sourcing and merchandising for the retail sector or even start their own clothing/accessories line.


This course is an extension of the undergraduate diploma program where the students are taught advanced draping & garment construction techniques. With continuous exposure to the fierce requirements of the industry through our INCO Programs, the students progress in skill & experience exponentially throughout this course. The skills you’ll be gaining via this one-year PG Diploma programs are as follow :

  • Fabric forming techniques & material study
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Pattern, Draping & Garment Construction
  • Fashion Portfolio & Industrial training
  • Digital Technology in Fashion
  • Merchandising & Branding


What are the eligibility criteria for joining a postgraduate diploma course in Fashion Design?
The students are required to possess the following minimum qualification to be able to pursue a PG Diploma in Fashion Design. In addition, one needs to pass the DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) to qualify. Know more details at admissions/.
  • MODE OF SELECTION - DOT-DAT(Design Aptitude Test) Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission
    • Successful completion of Undergraduate program of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization or Successful completion of Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design after 10+2 system from any university or institute recognized by the government of India.
    • A strong portfolio in the specific field of application is mandatory.
What are the Selection Criteria for a PG Diploma in Fashion Design?

DOT School of Design conducts DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) applicable for students interested to start their Design education at DOT. DOT-DAT comprises two levels –

  • Written Examination :
    Round 1 - Technical Test
    Round 2 - On Table Test
  • Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission

The students qualifying both the levels are selected for further counseling & admission procedures. For more information on DOT-DAT, Click here.

How many seats are allocated for the PG Diploma in Fashion Design Course?

A total of 15 seats are allocated for PG Diploma in Fashion Design

What about Placements and Internships?

At DOT School of Design, we have different programs to assist students in shaping their careers. One of the assistance programs is INCO - Industry Connect, which connects industry experts and students. Multiple organizations & companies have signed MOUs with DOT offering placement & internship opportunities to the students. Another assistance program is IRC - Incubation Research Centre, where the students are given 360° guidance to start up their own practice and to be entrepreneurs in this effervescent field.

What are the facilities offered by DOT for PG Diploma in Fashion Design?

DOT School of Design is equipped with a state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to train and inspire students. Students are provided with

  • open studios and lecture halls.
  • Fully equipped laboratories and research facilities.
  • Workshops & advanced equipments
  • Experienced faculties.
  • State of the art AV Room & Amphitheatre
  • Library & Interaction spaces
  • Locker storage
  • Hostel & Transportation Facilities
  • Wifi-enabled campus

To know more about the infrastructure at DOT, click here.

Why DOT School Of Design ?
  • DOT School of Design is the first exclusive design college in Chennai which offers multidisciplinary courses in the fields of Industrial design, Interior Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design & Fine Arts.
  • The Design ethics & the learning culture at DOT results in mature & conscious designers & leaders.
  • The various Industry connect programs and Jury Panels comprising Industry practitioners increase the students’ exposure to the industry while they learn.
  • Faculties from renowned institutes & advisory panels consisting of Industry experts.
  • Well-equipped laboratories & workshops.
What is the Course Duration for PG Diploma in Fashion Design?

The course duration for the PG diploma in Fashion design is one year.

What is the fee structure for this course?

The fee prescribed for this course is Rs.90,000/- which is inclusive of the entire course of study.

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