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UG Diploma in Fashion Design is a one year course custom-made for individuals from various backgrounds of education who have their interest and skills on fashion and apparel designing.

UG Diploma Fashion At DOT!

The course is framed in a non-semester pattern. Students get to learn the basic and intermediate skills needed to visualize a concept, convert it into a 2D pattern draft and then further translate it into an actual garment. They will be introduced to the basic idea of design & aesthetics, followed by the intermediate level of skills on conceptualization, exploration, sample development and garment construction. The students will be trained with hands-on practical sessions supported with a strong knowledge on the theories of fashion concepts. Students are supposed to finish with a diploma project which showcases their skills & knowledge that they learnt via the course

A male and female fashin design student checking measurement on their notes,


A student with UG diploma in Fashion Design from DOT is well equipped to practice on their own as an apparel designer or to be placed as an intern in a design boutique, or under a costume designer/stylist. The students can also find employment opportunities in the retail sector such as ready- made garment dealers, buying houses and apparel manufacturers.

  • Basic Design Theory
  • Embellishments And Trims
  • Fashion Concepts
  • Visual Merchandising And Retailing
  • Fashion Sketching And Illustration
  • Diploma Project
  • Pattern And Garment Construction

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.

D- SPRAC: A Design incubation & research initiation

D-SPARC is a design-focused community of ambitious and passionate problem solvers who have a pragmatic yet futuristic approach to research and development.D-SPARC aspires to mold and shape its members to be responsible creators, participative collaborators and successful leaders.


In order to enroll in the Fashion Design course at DOT, which has a limited number of seats, we require certain competencies from our students. Such as

  • Visualization techniques,
  • Innovation And Creativity,
  • Very good eye for detail,
  • Observational Techniques,
  • Communication Proficiency,
  • Business knowledge,
  • Visual thinking,
  • Persuasiveness,
  • understanding of both traditional and contemporary fashion trends.


What can I do after a diploma in fashion design?

The course offers many new opportunities to those who wish to begin a career in the fashion industry. Here's a list of some of the available options you can take up after completing a Diploma in Fashion Design.

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Blogger
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Pattern Maker, and more
Do you need to be able to sketch to become a fashion designer?

For admission into any fashion course, basic sketching abilities will be tested, but is not the only aspect on which a student is admitted into the program. Sketching can be developed later as well. The students will be trained to render fashion sketches on paper and digitally during their term here. The skill of bringing your ideas to paper is an essential part of Fashion Designing which will be taught during your course.

What is the eligibility for joining a one-year diploma course in Fashion Design?
The students are required to possess the following minimum qualification to be able to pursue a UG 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) & Portfolio Submission
  • PREREQUISITE/ELIGIBILITY - Successful completion of 10th std / Secondary school
What are the Selection Criteria to Join UG Diploma in Fashion Design in DOTS?

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 - Creative Quotient Test (CQ Test)
    Round 2 - On Table Test
  • Portfolio Submission

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

Who are all suitable for Diploma in Fashion Design Course

This program emphasizes on innovation and creativity in Fashion Design while providing students with the technical know-how for a successful career in the fashion industry. Students who want to nurture specific skills related to fashion design, such as Fashion sketching, Pattern making, Draping techniques & Garment construction can join this course.

Can Fashion Design Be Done After 10th?

Yes, you can pursue this one-year diploma course in Fashion Design after the 10th standard.

What is the fee and are there any financial assistance programs for the students?

For this diploma program, the fee of the entire course is Rs.75,000/-. Deserving candidates from underprivileged backgrounds are eligible for Scholarships through our outreach program, the CLAP initiative. Click here for more details.

What is my future after completing a UG diploma in Fashion Design at DOT School of Design?

The students have a plethora of opportunities awaiting them after their graduation. Because of a graduate certification from a recognized institute, the students have more credibility once they enter the industry. Also, DOT offers various Industry connect programs that help the students get internships or placement options along with a strong foothold & contact database in the industry, even before entering it. Kindly refer to the career opportunities section on this page for more details.

Will we have any expert training sessions, workshops and internships?

As DOT believes in imparting hands-on knowledge to the students, the curriculum includes frequent expert training sessions, practical sessions, guest lectures from industry experts, workshops & internship opportunities.

DOT also offers assistance programs to the students such as,

INCO - Industry Connect, which facilitates the students to directly interact & work with the industry professionals.

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.

Fablab - A fully equipped high-tech workspace that is accessible to the students as well as to any designer from the industry. The designers can also enlist the students as interns for their projects.

Is there accommodation available for stay in the college?

Yes, the college has its accommodation facility with a canteen.

How many seats are allocated for the Fashion Design UG Diploma course?

A total of 30 seats are available for this one-year UG Diploma Course.

What are the facilities offered by DOT School of Design for the students of the UG Diploma course 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.

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