Duration of Program 4 years (8 Semesters)


Seats 240*

*Total Seats in B.Des. 

UPES School of Design’s Under Graduate Programme, B.Des. in Fashion Design introduces students to a combination of traditional craft techniques with digital technologies to transform concepts from two-dimensional fabrics into three-dimensional forms. The programme covers all aspects of the design process, from trend analysis, research and design development, drawing and illustration, colour and fabric development, historical and cultural studies, translation of ideas from 2D to 3D through to presentation, marketing and business development.  

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.


  • Fashion Designer
  • Personal Designer
  • Fashion Blogger/Journalist
  • Retail Buyer
  • Fabric designer
  • Footwear designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Visual Merchandiser

Examination Pathway:

UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT) followed by a personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio.


Name of Program

Name of Test

Mode of Test

Test Dates


Last Date to Apply




22nd Apr To 24th Apr 2022

1 Hour.

19th Apr 2022

Non-Examination Pathway:

On the basis of valid Board Merit, NIFT, NID and UCEED ranking, candidates will directly go for the personal interview and presentation on the work portfolio.

The date of the interview and portfolio presentation will be announced the post-UPES-DAT result.

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary Level (X and XII any Stream)



Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1014 Sketching Drawing 1   5
SDCS 1026 Elements of Design   3
SDCS 1027 Colour   4
SDCS 1028 Geometry   5
SDCS 1018 SLA   2
SDCS 1006 Material exploration I   2
SLLS0101 Living Conversations School of Life 2
SLLS0102 Learning how to learn School of Life 2
  Total   25




Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1019 Sketching Drawing 2   5
SDCS 1020 Principles of Design   5
SDCS 1021 Design Process   6
SDCS 1023 Computer Applications   2
SDCS 1010 Material exploration II   2
SLLS 0103 Leadership and Teamwork School of Life 2
SLSG 0101 Critical Thinking and Writing School of Life 3
  Total   25





Subject Code Subject Credits
SDFD 2020 Fashion Design Process & Representation 3
SDFD 2010 Evolution of Fashion 2
SDFD 2021 Fabric Study & Fashion Material 1 2
SDFD 2012 Pattern Making, Garment Construction & Draping 01 4
SDPJ 2123 Fashion Project 1 : Basic Dress / Skirts & Blouse 5
SLLS 0201 Design Thinking 2
SLSG 0201 Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3
  Exploratory Elective 1 3
  Total 24




Subject Code Subject Credits
SDFD 2025 Visual Culture & Craft Documentation 4
SDFD 2015 Pattern Making, Garment Construction & Draping 02 4
SDFD 2016 Fashion Ideation & Visual Representation 2
SDFD 2027 Fabric Study & Fashion Material 2 2
SLLS 0202 Working with Data 2
SLSG 0202 Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship 3
  Exploratory Elective 2 3
  Professional Elective 1 : Project 2 5
SDPJ 2124P Project 2 : Indian Wear  
SDPJ 2141P Project 2 : Knitwear  




Subject Code Subject Credits
SDFD 3016 Global Fashion Industry, Processes & Supply Chain 2
SDFD 3023 Pattern Making, Garment Construction & Draping 03 4
SDFD 3008 Graphics in Fashion 2
SDPJ 3127 Fashion Project 3 : Menswear 5
SLLS 0301 Persuasive Presence 2
SLSG 0301 Start Your Start-up 3
  Exploratory Elective 3 3
  Professional Elective 2 2
SDFD 3026P Fashion Art  
SDFD 3027P Stylized Fashion Illustration  
  Professional Elective 3 2
SDFD 3028P Digital Printing  
SDFD 3029P Laser Surface Treatments  
  Total 25





Subject Code Subject Credits
SDFD 3024 Pattern Making, Garment Construction & Draping 04 4
SDFD 3025 Fashion Marketing ,Retail& Visual Merchandising 2
SIIB 3101 Summer Internship 2
  Exploratory Elective 4 3
  Choose Anyone of the following 3
SLSG 0302 Solving Complex Problems  
SLSG 0303 Technologies of the Future  
SLSG 0304 Future Casting  
SLSG 0305 Managing Relationships and Being Happy  
  Professional Elective 4 2
SDFD 3030P Technology Interface in Creative Surfaces  
SDFD 3031 Technology interface in Garment Construction & Production  
  Professional Elective 5 : Project 4 5
SDPJ 3144P Women's Evening Wear  
SDPJ 3145P Women's Outer Wear  
  Total 21





Subject Code Subject Credits
SDID 4013 Design Research Methodology 2
SDFD 4005 Fashion Quality Control & Assurance 2
SDFD 4009 Fashion Styling & Promotion 2
SDPJ 4137 Fashion Project 5 : Business Plan for Startup 4
  Exploratory Elective 5 3
  Choose Anyone of the following 3
SLSG 0401 India and Its Place in the Contemporary World  
SLSG 0402 Theory of Everything  
SLSG 0403 Digital Transformation  
SLSG 0404 Finding your Purpose in Life  
  Professional Elective 6 2
SDFD 4012P Fashion future  
SDFD 4013P Sustainable Design Materials and Processes of the Future Fashion Industry  
  Professional Elective 7 2
SDFD 4014P Smart Clothing  
SDFD 4015P Smart Textiles  
  Total 20





Subject Code Subject Credits
SDPJ 4138 Graduation Project- Fashion Design 15
  Total 15




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