Textile Designer specializes in developing concepts & styles of surface as well as structural design of fabrics in a range of colours, textures, hues & patterns, in dyed or knitted or printed or woven/non-woven or embroidered format basis the insights gained from research of end customers, their preferences, tastes, likes/dislikes, socio-cultural factors, market trends and fashion dynamics etc. These fabric finds usage in industries like Fashion, Interiors-upholstery, soft furnishings, Automotive and carpets.
Textile Designer experiments with both natural and man-made fibres to identify the right mix of fabrics in appropriate colour blends, patterns, hues & textures, besides creating samples as well as prototypes.
- The eligibility criteria for admission to undergraduate courses is to clear class 12th with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in any discipline from a recognised board.
- This eligible student will have to appear for entrance exams and on clearing the entrance exam are eligible for group discussion and interview round. Aspirants clearing all three are allowed admission to the textile design course
- The eligibility criteria for admission to post- graduate courses is to pass graduation with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in related discipline from a recognised college/university.
- This eligible student will have to pass the entrance exams along with clearing the group discussion and interview round in order to get admitted to the post-graduation college.
Essential skills that get developed on completion of Textile Design course:
Processes: The aspirants are mentored in use of varied textile processes and techniques, such as:
- Constructed textiles like stitched or knitted or woven etc.
- Digital textiles that are utilized in fashion or interiors
- Mixed media textiles
This proficiency will help in efficient utilization of resources, thereby enhancing efficacy in production methods.
Latest Technology: The curriculum equips student with knowledge about latest technology, tools, processes and softwares like CAD, AI, CLO 3D etc., besides competencies in designing & pattern cutting, etc. The technical skills gained hence will help aspirants craft intricate designs.
Classification of textiles: Students gain an understanding of diverse types of Textiles:
- Natural Fibres
- Plant Based: Environment friendly textile fabrics. Eg: Cotton, Abaca or Manila hemp, Coir, Linen etc.
- Animal Based: Originates from animal’s fur or skin and are knitted or woven to style blazers, coats, jackets etc. While the fibres obtained from pigs, cows, horses etc. are less soft, the fibres from sheep, rabbits, camels & goats are very soft.
- Man-made fibre: Manufacturing process involves usage of toxic materials, thereby damages the environment.
- Cellulosic fibres: The fibres obtained from cellulose in woody plants is integrated with caustic soda and carbon disulphide, which are then processed utilizing spinneret, thus developing these fibres.
- Semi- Synthetic fibres: Developed by chemically processing the natural materials Eg: Triacetate, Promix, Acetate etc.
- Synthetic Fibres: Developed using chemical processes combining gas, water, petroleum & alcohol. Is in huge demand since its cheaper.
Networking & Communication Skills: The course equips students with competencies in communication, presentation & negotiation skills. They are trained in managing stakeholders as well as collaborating with teams from different departments.