Duration of Course 4 years (8 Semesters)


Seats 30


Semester I

Semester II


  • sketching Drawing 1
  • Elements of Design
  • Colour
  • Geometry
  • SLA
  • Material Exploration I


  • sketching Drawing 2
  • Principles of Design
  • Design Process
  • Environmental Perception
  • Material Exploration II
  • Computer Applications


Semester III

Semester IV


  • Unlocking Visual Style (Fashion is a visual medium that tells a story)
  • Thinking Like a Designer ('Collection' is a common and foundational concept in the  fashion industry)
  • Open Elective 1: Principles of Creativity and Innovation / Creativity, Innovation, & Foresight (Online)
  • Fashion Materials & Textiles (including knitwear, leather etc)
  • Fashion Sketching 1
  • Design Project 1 (Fashion Studio 1)


  • Visual Culture
  • Form realization
  • Understanding Fashion Production (Garment production  from design to the retail floor)
  • Fashion Sketching 2
  • Open Elective 2: Design Anthropology: Humanizing Technology for Society/ Product and Market Research (Online )
  • Design Project 2:( Fashion Studio 2)

Semester V

Semester VI


  • Fashion Technologies
  • Function and Detail
  • Venture Ideation
  • Working in Fashion Media
  • Open Elective-3: Service Experience Design/ Establishing and Cultivating Customer Markets (Online)/Interaction Design/AI
  • Design Project 3 (Fashion Studio 3)



  • Accessory Design (footwear, jewelry)
  • Overseas Credit Exchange/Summer Internship
  • Industrial Tour
  • Portfolio Creation and Presentation Skills II
  • Open Elective 4: Storytelling with Data: Visualization and Communication (Online)/3D printing/Machine Learning
  • Design Project 4

Semester VII

Semester VIII


  • Visual Merchandising
  • Fashion Marketing and PR skills
  • Program Elective: Future of Fashion
  • Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship (IPR, Ecommerce)
  • Open Elective 5: eCommerce and Digital Marketing/Mobile First Design
  • Design Project 5:


  • Dissertation Project

Minimum of 50% in class 10th and 12th.

Graduation Streams to be as followed:-

B.Tech/ BE/ BFA/ B.Arch/ B.Des/ BVA/Interior Design/Textile/Fashion Design

B.Sc/ BA/ BVA in Applied Arts/Design with 1 year of relevant Industry experience.


Exam Pathway

UPESDAT followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview

Non-Exam Pathway

Valid & Qualified CEED Score followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview

Examination Pathway:

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

Name of Program Name of Test Mode of Test Date of Test Duration
B. Des  UPES-DAT Online 28th -30th April 2019 1 hrs.


  • Last date to apply for B. Des exam Category is 25th April 2019.
  • Date of interview and portfolio presentation will be announced on UPES website in the 2nd week of April 2019. (Venue will be separately communicated to test takers via email.)


Non-Examination Pathway:

On the basis of Board Merit / UCEED Merit, candidates will directly go for the personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio. UCEED scores to be announced.