BSc Fashion & Apparel Design

Overview of the Programme

BSc Fashion & Apparel Design

Welcome to Garden City University (GCU), the premier destination for aspiring fashion and apparel designers in Bangalore. At GCU, we offer a comprehensive and industry-driven B.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design program that equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic world of fashion. With a focus on practical hands-on learning, industry collaborations, and a holistic approach to education, GCU stands as the best university for pursuing a B.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design course in Bangalore.

Our curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in fashion design while incorporating the latest industry trends and technologies. Key courses such as Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Computer-Aided Design, Pattern Making, Garment Construction, and Textile Science…

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Specialization Courses

Garden City University offers a variety of specialization courses for students to pursue their passions and career goals. These courses cover a wide range of fields, including apparel industry, retail industry, and fashion designing.

Retail industry

  • Visual Merchandisers
  • Assistant Retail Merchandisers
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Business Planner
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Co-coordinators
  • Store manager

Fashion designer

  • Assistant designer
  • Freelancer
  • Fashion forecast
  • Costume Designer in films or serials
  • Fashion Choreographer
  • Fashion show coordinators
  • Fashion Stylist, Blogger and Photographer
  • Category Head and Entrepreneur

Apparel industry

  • Assistant Designer
  • Assistant Technical Designers
  • Merchandisers
  • Sample co-coordinators
  • Production planning and control
  • Assistant quality assurance manager
  • CAD designer / Graphic designer
  • Sourcing Manager

Programme Highlights

Pedagogy and Assessment

At Garden City University, we believe in the power of active teaching methodologies to create a transformative learning environment that prepares our students in the BSc Fashion and Apparel Design discipline to be truly employment-worthy. Our pedagogy encompasses a range of dynamic approaches specifically tailored for the field of fashion and apparel design. Students engage in immersive case study assessments that challenge them to apply their knowledge to real-world fashion scenarios.

Through captivating mini projects, students unleash their creativity, develop problem-solving skills, and foster collaboration, nurturing their innovative thinking and adaptability. We understand the importance of independent study, which is why we provide opportunities for students to explore their areas of interest through online courses and research, empowering them to become well-rounded fashion professionals.

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Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2024-25

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes
B.Sc Fashion & Apparel Design

Course Duration
3 years

1st Installment
INR 30,000

5 Subsequent Installments
INR 56,000

International Fee Structure

Programmes
B.Sc Fashion & Apparel Design

Course Duration
3 years

1st Installment
$ 500

5 Subsequent Installments
$ 800

OTHER FEES

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)

EXAMINATION FEES PER SEMESTER

UG Programs: Rs.3000/-

Job Opportunities

Career Path

After completing a B.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design degree course at GCU, you’ll have a wide range of exciting career paths to explore in the fashion and apparel industry. Here are some of the most trending career paths that open up for graduates:

Fashion Designer: Fashion designers create original clothing and accessory designs. They are involved in the entire design process, from concept development to final production. Recruiting companies: Anita Dongre, Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Ritu Kumar, Tarun Tahiliani.

Fashion Merchandiser: Fashion merchandisers analyze market trends, consumer behavior, and sales data to make informed decisions about product assortment, pricing, and promotion. They play a key role in driving sales and profitability. Recruiting companies: Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, Reliance Brands, Lifestyle, Pantaloons, Shoppers Stop.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for admission to Garden City University?

Apply online through this link https://admissions.gardencity.university/ or Schedule an appointment through the link below to meet with a counselor at the admissions office.
Register and verify your email to initiate the application process.
Submit your application and pay the Rs 2000/- fee.
Receive a conditional offer letter after your application is reviewed, which outlines the conditions for acceptance.
Comply with the conditions stated in the offer letter, meeting eligibility criteria, fulfil specific requirements, complete assigned tasks, and pay the first instalment fee.
Upon meeting the conditions, receive an Enrolment Letter confirming your acceptance into the program.

Are there scholarships or finance options available for students?

Garden City University is committed to supporting students in their academic pursuits through scholarships and finance options.
For information on Scholarship please visit https://www.gardencity.university/scholarship/ or speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.
Garden City University has collaborations with Non-Banking Financial Companies(NBFCs) that offer interest-free student loans specifically for fee payments. For any assistance, please speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.

What are the co-curricular and extracurricular activities practised at GCU?

The University has a highly acclaimed and active NCC unit which organises parades and involves itself in activities at a National level. The NSS wing of the University has human care, sustainable practices, educating the downtrodden as its core activities. The NSS has adopted five villages of Bangalore in line with the vision of the Government of India’s Swachhata Abhiyan mission and being recognised among the top 65 institutions in the country making it the right candidate to be chosen for the hall of fame. The University has 35 clubs ranging from Debate to music to badminton to futsal to frisbee to chess to dance. Core teams comprising of students participate in media coverage of national and international events (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), fashion show which is a part of the fashion and apparel design school with international brands (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), entrepreneurship and management club, incubation club, research club, beekeeping club, catering club and so on. Being an Interdisciplinary studies University there is much emphasis on giving the student a rounded perspective of studies and activities of individual interest.

What is the teaching style at Garden City University?

Garden City University follows a combination of teaching methods, including lectures, interactive sessions, group discussions, case studies, practical demonstrations, blended learning, self-directed study, and more.

Does Garden City University facilitate internships for students?

Absolutely! Garden City University has seamlessly integrated compulsory internships into its curriculum across all programs. GCU has  established collaborations with numerous industries and organizations to offer extensive internship opportunities for our students. These internships play a pivotal role in providing practical exposure, enhancing professional skills, and fostering industry connections, thus preparing students for successful careers.

Does Garden City University provide hostel facilities?

Yes, the university provides separate hostel facilities for male and female students. To know more, please visit https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/accommodation/

Overview of the Programme

BSc Fashion & Apparel Design

Welcome to Garden City University (GCU), the premier destination for aspiring fashion and apparel designers in Bangalore. At GCU, we offer a comprehensive and industry-driven B.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design program that equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic world of fashion. With a focus on practical hands-on learning, industry collaborations, and a holistic approach to education, GCU stands as the best university for pursuing a B.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design course in Bangalore.

Our curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in fashion design while incorporating the latest industry trends and technologies. Key courses such as Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Computer-Aided Design, Pattern Making, Garment Construction, and Textile Science ensure that students gain expertise in every aspect of the fashion industry. We also emphasize courses on Fashion Marketing and Merchandising, Fashion Sustainability, Apparel Quality Management, and Boutique Management, enabling students to understand the business side of fashion.

At GCU, we believe in practical learning and exposure. Students engage in live projects that involve creative designing, draping, product designing, and fashion sustainability. Participating in workshops and engaging with designer collections and exhibitions provides them with valuable real-life exposure, enhancing their practical skills. Additionally, students learn about apparel quality management, window display, and fine art, fostering a well-rounded understanding of the industry.

To ensure that our students stay ahead in the digital age, we provide specialized training in software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, along with hands-on experience with industrial sewing machines. Our skill enhancement courses, participation in renowned fashion events like Femina Stylista 2020, and the opportunity to engage in costume designing for the film industry further enhance their professional growth.

Research-based learning is highly encouraged at GCU. Through collaborations with esteemed organizations like Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Limited, Major Brand India Pvt. Ltd., PVH Arvind Fashion Pvt. Ltd. (Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger), and funded projects with KSCST, students gain valuable industry exposure and research experience. They also have the chance to explore costume designing in the film industry, opening doors to exciting career prospects.

GCU takes pride in its accreditation and collaboration with professional associations. The Graduate Training Programme by Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Limited, Major Brand India Pvt. Ltd., PVH Arvind Fashion Pvt. Ltd. (Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger), Page Industries (Jockey), and Textile Association India testify to the industry relevance of our program. We also collaborate with Anmol Swarn Pvt. Ltd. for Jewellery Designing, Rakhi Fashions, and Raymonds-Silver Spark Pvt. Ltd. for costume designing in the film industry.

Our industry tie-ups with leading export and retail companies like Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd., Arvind Lifestyle Brands, Gokuldas Exports, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, Raymonds, Rakhi Fashions, Page Industry Pvt. Ltd., and Pepe Jeans provide our students with excellent internship and employment opportunities.

At GCU, we strive to provide an industry-driven curriculum that prepares our students for successful careers. Apart from the Graduate Training Programme and internships, students get the opportunity to work backstage in international fashion shows, enhancing their industry exposure. We also regularly invite guest lectures and industry speakers, including renowned professionals like Dr. Vikas Kumar from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Dr. MK Ghandhi from NIFT Chennai, and Ms. Bhavya K S from Kalyan Jewellers, to share valuable insights and inspire our students.

Entrepreneurship opportunities are abundant at GCU, with avenues like the Garden Glam boutique and tie-ups with leading fashion and retail brands. This enables our students to explore their creative and business acumen, turning their passion into successful ventures.

Mentorship programs, on-the-job training, internships, and major projects are integral parts of our B.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design program. These initiatives provide valuable guidance, industry exposure, and practical experience, setting our students on the path to professional success.

GCU offers professional certifications in various specialized areas such as Fashion Styling and Make-up, Fashion in Interiors, Fashion Art and Culture, Apparel Designing, Testing of Functional and Technical Textiles, and Evaluation of Textile Materials. These certifications add value to our students’ profiles and open up diverse career opportunities.

We also encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, enabling students to explore unique combinations such as interior designing with Hotel Management, fashion journalism and social media influencer roles with Media Studies, agritech and geotech with Life Sciences, textile research and cosmetic research with Life Sciences, and medical textiles with Physiotherapy. This interdisciplinary approach broadens their perspectives and equips them with a well-rounded skill set.

GCU takes pride in its international university tie-ups, including associations with Dr. Harishkumar Narayan from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Ms. Rachana Gupta from Cut Japan. These collaborations provide our students with global exposure and opportunities for international learning experiences.

To nurture students’ individual talents and interests, GCU offers specializations in Fashion Design Technology, Textile Science, Fashion Styling and Make-up, Draping, Fashion Event Management, and Fashion Communication. These specializations empower students to focus on their areas of passion and expertise.

Finally, at GCU, we encourage co-curricular activities through various clubs such as Ruffles and Frills, Style Icon of the Year, Portfolio Fashion Show, Navyata Exhibition, and Skill Shows. These clubs provide platforms for students to showcase their creativity, network with industry professionals, and build a strong portfolio.

Garden City University is the ideal destination for students seeking a B.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design course in Bangalore. With our industry-driven curriculum, practical learning approach, industry collaborations, and global exposure, we empower students to become successful professionals in the fashion industry. Join us at GCU and embark on a journey of creativity, innovation, and endless opportunities in the world of fashion and apparel design.

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