Application status



2 years

Study mode


Entry Requirements

Any bachelor’s degree at the under-graduate level


M.Sc. Fashion and Apparel Design

The M.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design programme at Garden City University imparts in-depth knowledge to students about a particular stream or subject in fashion.

The postgraduate programme at GCU will allow students to attain in-depth knowledge about pattern making, designs, illustrations, manufacturing, construction of clothes, fashion communication, etc.

Fashion design is an applied art dedicated to the design of stylish, trendy clothing and lifestyle accessories, that reflect the social and cultural influences of a specific time. The programme, therefore, aims to make students adaptive towards new, dynamic markets along with creating styles of their own.

On the completion of this postgraduate programme, students will be equipped with a comprehensive idea of all facets of fashion including the administration and the creative side of it.

With extensive knowledge of business practices, client relations, marketing, and agency procedures, students get a spectrum of opportunities in the fashion industry.

Fashion marketing, costume design, fashion show production, retail outlet or personal boutique management, wardrobe design for film and television, fashion retail and apparel industry, are just a few of the options that graduates can choose from.


Entry Requirements

Any bachelor’s degree at the under-graduate level


Fee structure for the Academic year 2023-24

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure


M.Sc. in Fashion & Apparel Design

Course Duration

2 years

1st Instalment

INR 30,000

3 Subsequent Instalments

INR 60,000

International Fee Structure


M.Sc. in Fashion & Apparel Design

Course Duration

2 years

1st Instalment

$ 1500

3 Subsequent Instalments

$ 900


CAUTION DEPOSIT : Rs. 5000/- to be paid by all the students. (Rs. 3000/- will be refunded after successful completion of the course and Rs. 2000/- would be retained towards registration fees for life time Alumni Association Membership)


UG Programs: Rs.3000/-, PG Programs: Rs.3500/-, Research Programs: Rs.5500/-, Diploma Programs: Rs.3000/-, Engineering : Rs. 3500/-

Semester 1

  • Basics of Textile Science
  • Basics of Design
  • Garment Construction - 1
  • CAD in Fashion
  • Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management

Semester 2

  • Advanced Textile Science
  • Creative Designing
  • Garment Construction - 2
  • Surface Ornamentation and Accessory Designing
  • Business Research Methodology

Semester 3

  • Fashion Journalism & Photography (Or) Fashion Event Management
  • Non-Woven and Technical Textiles (Or) Apparel Export Documentation
  • Draping
  • Portfolio Preparation
  • Internship

Semester 4

  • Dissertation Project either in the Industry or Research Project in the Institute

Programme objectives

  • This programme strives to develop and promote academic excellence amongst students in the fields of Fashion Design, Textiles and Apparel Science & Technology.
  • The programme provides and enriches the right education to enter the Global Apparel Market and apply their skills and knowledge to the emerging fashion industry. It also helps to understand the commitment required towards professional ethics and responsibilities in the entire apparel business processes.
  • The programme equips students to pursue careers in the fashion & apparel industry, buying houses, designer boutiques, retailing, research & development, and consultancy in the fashion and apparel industry.
  • The programme also inculcates the capabilities that contributes significantly as an individual and as a team player for students throughout the apparel supply chain.
  • Students are also benefitted with strong academic knowledge to enter as a teaching professional or in research and development area.
  • This program is equipped to help students gain in-depth knowledge about the world of fashion. Students learn the creative process, cultural influences of design, production, marketing, communication skills, and many more.

Career Path

  • Apparel export house or Apparel industry - as assistant designer, assistant technical designers, merchandisers, sample co-coordinators, production planning and control, assistant quality assurance manager, CAD designer / Graphic designer, sourcing manager etc.
  • Retail industry – as visual merchandisers, assistant retail merchandisers, customer relationship manager, business planner, fashion consultant, fashion co-coordinators, store manager
  • Fashion designer – as assistant designer, freelancer, fashion forecast, costume designer in films or serials, fashion choreographer
  • Fashion show coordinators, fashion stylist, fashion photographer, fashion blogger, category head, entrepreneur
  • Institution – As Assistant Professor / Research Assistant

List of companies where UG & PG Fashion & Apparel Design students of GCU got placement opportunities:


Students Speak

Why I Chose GCU


Garden City University is a 28-year-old institution and INTERDISCIPLINARY in nature. The University has eight Schools under it offering courses from Diploma to Bachelor to Post graduation to PhD. The university has students from 81 different countries and every state and union territory in India. The University has the unique mix of Arts, Science and Management Education offered with Technology as the base. Be it Media studies, Life Sciences or Hotel Management, the emphasis is on practical education with the aid of technology tools to enhance learning and equip a student to work in the industry. Not to mention GCU has the credit of awarding graduation certification to 28 Colonels of the Indian Army attached to the Corps of Military Police.

The admission process is based on the courses offered at the UG and PG level.
The student goes online, fills the application with required details and files the same online for registering for the programme of choice. This will be accompanied by paying a registration fee as mentioned in the application form.
However, if the student needs any clarification, be it regarding the programme of choice or GCU as a University, entry criteria etc, the counsellors at the University are just a call away.
Once the registration process is completed, the admissions department shall communicate on further documents required and fee to be paid for the programme of choice.
Post the above process the student shall submit their original certificate to the registrar’s office for validation and verification. Once this process is completed the student gets enroled and an ID card is issued to the student. (Hostel formalities and transportation facilities are addressed in this page)
After enrolment the student shall voluntarily apply for GCU’s talent test which shall be the criteria for availing scholarship for the first year of study. Such talent test shall be conducted year on year to encourage studious students and also set the criteria for a UG student to be the most favoured student of choice for PG programmes. Apply Now

The University runs its own hostels for boys and girls separately. The hostels are in the vicinity of the campus with automated entry and further secure measures. More details on the hostel, fees and terms and conditions may be availed from the admissions office.

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