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Indian university offers extensive fashion design program

on Thursday,July 22,2010 21:07

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Today is the first day of Bangalore Fashion Week in Bangaluru, India. The four-day event will showcase collections on world-famous models, with many celebrities in attendance. However, the clothing designers are the stars of show.

Freelance fashion designers can work either for themselves, creating collections for their own line, or in fashion houses, shops and apparel manufacturers. Some self-employed designers work for famous clients making custom outfits.

Many of these individuals have a traditional postsecondary education from established universities. Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), for example, offers a bachelors degree in apparel and fashion merchandising through its distance education (DE) program. Coursework focuses on elements of pattern techniques and the fundamentals of design, as well as aspects of marketing and advertising.

Faculty for this program have extensive industry experience, and demonstrate techniques using case studies, real life examples and visual aids. The six-semester degree track features practical sessions, industry mentoring and internships. Graduates of the SMU-DE program are currently working in some of the world's leading apparel houses.

Universities with creative programs can provide aspiring fashion designers with a solid foundation of knowledge, as well as experience and networking opportunities.

According to an annual report from the Ministry of Textiles in India, the country's clothing market is expected to expand significantly, resulting in the potential creation of 12 to 17 million jobs.
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