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Course Overview

The UG Degree in Fashion Design at ICAT is a full- time program where you will develop awareness, knowledge and skills through an intensive and stimulating program of study that synthesis theory with practice. It imbibes current fashion trends, global as well as Indian, and allows you to find your identity in the global industry.

I have completed by BA Economic and then joined ICAT design & Media College to pursue my dream to be a Fashion Designer. The faculty here has helped me develop skills for my passion. This college satisfied me completely and I am proud and happy of my decision to choose ICAT.
Catherine Mercy, Level 5, FD

This project-based course is delivered by a team of experienced faculty in fashion, textiles and education systems. The course content is designed as a blend of creative handwork with art-based technology to provide the best designers to the industry.

Our Fashion course focuses on incorporating important and essential skills of the fashion industry. During this program, students will explore and understand fashion through a variety of lectures, workshops and hands-on experiences. Students will use the knowledge gained throughout the course and develop and hone their skills by creating their own final collection in the final year. Working with industry professionals, students get to be a part of the industry during their internship and collaborative project. Students get to develop their own personal signature style and experiment with knitwear, fabric manipulations and technology. This course gives a well-rounded structure that boosts students to enter their chosen fashion pathway with confidence.

Need to Study Fashion Designing

With the trend of modern society looking out for ‘something different’ in everything around them, the field of Fashion Designing has become multidimensional to keep up with the changes in the contemporary world. Hence the need for professionally trained people has increased manifold in this rapidly growing industry.

The UG Fashion Design program at ICAT grooms such professionals to take on the challenges of this dynamic industry.

What will You Learn?

This course is taught through lectures, workshops, seminars, collaborations with the industry and hands-on project experience. You will learn to:

  • Create your own style of Fashion Illustration.
  • Create a range of ensembles in various categories.
  • Select appropriate fabrics for your designs.
  • Select aesthetic color choices.
  • Use and develop a trend and forecast for the upcoming seasons.
  • Use latest software required to be a Fashion Designer.
  • Demonstrate apt pattern making and sewing techniques for various garments.
  • Design new silhouettes.
  • Drape the latest styles.
  • Design graphics for print and printing technology.
  • Design and collaborate other surface ornamentation techniques.
  • Perform fashion marketing.
  • Perform fashion merchandising.
  • Make confident presentations.
  • Be sensitized towards ethical issues of fashion.
  • Write an academic research paper.
  • Develop your own portfolio (physical and e-portfolio).


The curriculum is designed to instill all the knowledge that the industry demands from a fashion designer. It covers historical and cultural studies, galleries and exhibition visits, and theory and practice related to fashion design elements; and helps you to develop critical and reflective writing skills.

Hi, I am Meshak. The staff and faculty help me a lot to improve my skills & techniques to be fit for the Fashion industry. The industrial visits and workshops conducted for us are great and very much useful to learn more about the industry.
Meshak, Alumni, FD

Assessment Technique

The learning outcome of each module is assessed through periodical Formative Assessments, Assignments, Research Works, and through the originality, innovation, and product of the final Project. Also, continuous monitoring of each student is done throughout the year through peer assessments and internal/external reviews.

Industry Collaboration

During the course, you will be exposed to latest industry trends through Workshops, Seminars, and Guest Lectures from professionals in the field; Industrial Visits to fashion related industries; Real-time and Professional Practices at leading organizations; and live streaming of global Seminars.

Our students had worked on many collaborative projects with famous Designer Mandira Bansal,, and award-winning Costume Designers Poornima and Global Desi. Our students have also found good internship opportunities with companies like BNT Connections, Rehana ,Hasbro Clothing - Basics , KG Denims , S&S Apparels , Shelton Shirts, Primetex , S.A Knitwear Pvt Ltd, Prthivi Inner Wear, Arvind Mills, Bonorganik Apparels Pvt Ltd, Baga Clothing Company, GATSBY, E- Land Apparels,, AAdhayaAparells and with Designer Shilpa Vummuti.


ICAT offers its students with a perfectly-equipped Pattern Making lab, Sewing lab, Wet lab for dying and washing, and Weaving, Embroidery and Printing equipments.

Preparation for Employment

The course prepares you for a perfect employment through real-time, industry-standard project works and through the motivation to work with external clients. Above all, your portfolio will be sent to production houses for review and for enhancing the chances of winning a job.

Career Opportunities

This course at ICAT prepares you to design and produce Fashion products for different genres of industries that exist — Export Houses, Designer Labels, Medium Scale Boutiques, Film Industry, Fashion Retail, Luxury Brands are just to name a few. Our Placement service along with the Fashion department helps students to develop niche areas of their interest and develop a portfolio in that area. Job placements are made keeping the students’ best interest in mind. Our placement services will help you grow in your career, even after you become our alumni.

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Being passionate about fashion design​,​ ICAT gave me a broad perspective towards it with its amazing syllabus​ with project based modules​. Icat made me redefine the whole perspective of the fashion world giving me knowledge about pattern making illustration,illustrator etc.
Sri Lakshmi- L6

What can You be?

On completing this course, you can be:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Textile & Graphic Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Product Developer
  • Print and Embroidery Specialist
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Retail Manager
  • Fashion Design Instructor

Where can You be?

On completing this course, you can place yourself in:

  • Export Houses
  • Luxury Designer Brands
  • Fashion Agencies
  • Boutiques
  • Film Industries
  • Textile Mills
  • Media Houses
  • Buying Houses
  • Fashion Retail
  • Luxury Retail
  • Fashion Design Institutions

There have been many interesting collaborative projects some of which are with Designer Mandira Bansal,, Award winning costume designer Poornima and Global desi. Our students have also found good internship opportunities with companies like BNT connections, Rehana ,Hasbro clothing- Basics , KG denims , S&S apparels , Shelton shirts, Primetex , S.A knitwear pvt ltd, Prthivi Inner wear, Arvind Mills, Bonorganik Apparels Pvt Ltd, BAga clothing company, GATSBY, E- Land apparels,, AAdhayaAparells and designer ShilpaVummuti.

Alumni Success

Through 100% placement, we introduce all our students to the industry of their passion. With the knowledge they have gained at ICAT, the students reach more heights in their field of work. Just to mention, many of our students are now a part of the fashion industry in retail and e-commerce domain.

Why Choose ICAT to Study the Fashion Design Course?

Being the India’s largest media college with State-of-art campuses in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, ICAT has been offering various UG courses for around a decade now.

The UG Fashion Design program is a one of its kind program offered from professionals in the industry.

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Pursue at ICAT

Here are few highlighting points that insist why you should pursue the course at ICAT.

  • Offers a degree certifiedcertified by an eminent university
  • Is a 100% placement-oriented course
  • Provides a world-class curriculum formulated by the advisory crew members around the world
  • Provides fully-equipped labs to practice learning
  • Includes Design faculties from reputed universities around the world
  • Includes Guest lecturers from reputed Fashion Design companies and individual Fashion Designers
  • Helps students create Dissertations to explore the latest industry trends
  • Follows constructive teaching methodologies
  • Professional practice with external clients provide direct industry experience
  • Guides the students to develop design portfolios highlighting their individual strength in desired categories
  • Design portfolio is sent to production houses to extend the chance of winning a prominent career

Students Service

  • Students of a batch are allocated a Personal Mentor, who will guide a student through the Personal Development Planning process.
  • Each student will be allocated a supervisor for their studies to provide support for their project and dissertation.
  • A separate Students Service Desk is managed at each location with a Student Advisor as part of the desk. The Student Advisor provides guidance and advice about finance, study skills, personal problems and many other matters.
  • The Student Service Desk organizes club activities and other get together.
  • The Student Service Desk acts as a contact point for parents/Guardians and also they organize for liaison meeting between staff and students.

College Infrastructure

Fashion Design Course
  • Dedicated, Spacious classrooms for each department
  • Membership with British Council Library, American Library
  • Library with essential readings, reference books, latest journals and magazines
  • Air-conditioned hall for seminars and workshops
  • Locker facilities for students to store their study material safe
  • Personal tutoring space, where students can interact with the dedicated personal tutor to discuss their projects and ideas
  • Exclusively designed space for students to work in groups and also as individuals, based on project types
  • Common working zone, where students can work along with other department students
  • Students lounge, for students to relax and recreate

Placement Facilities

ICAT has a separate placement cell that works closely with the various leading companies. Also, with around 50,000 alumni, the number of contacts in the industry is numerous. The placement cell works continuously with the students in finding them a suitable position. So far, the Placement Cell is proud to maintain a record of 100% placement and in reputed Companies in India.

Student Awards

During the tenure at the college, each student is motivated to participate in National Level and International competitions, where they can showcase their talents and personally understand where they stand among the students of rest of the world. In this regard, our students have so far won numerous awards in both National and International Competitions.

Campus Location

With ICAT, you have the opportunity to study at any of our 2 state-of-the-art campuses located at the Shores of Bay of Bengal (Chennai) and Silicon Valley of India (Bangalore)

The ICAT campuses are located at the heart of the Capital cities of three important states in South India. The strategically located campuses expose the students to eminent landmarks/events of the metropolitan cities, which is very important for the Creators of Tomorrow to understand the trending world.

The campuses of ICAT College are loaded with spacious classrooms, library with essential readings, locker facilities for students, air-conditioned halls, personal tutoring space, common working zone, students’ lounge and so on.


ICAT Design & Media College
153, Santhome High Road,
Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

044 - 4293 4293,
+91 - 95001 28555


ICAT Design & Media College
424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road,
Bangalore - 560 068.

080 - 4110 7755,
+91 - 96111 73607

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