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MA (Fashion & Apparel Design)

Master of Arts (Fashion & Apparel Design)

2 Years – 4 Semesters – Full Time

Fashion is nothing but a choice


The Fashion Design Post Graduation course educational plan depends on a plan sharpening that offsets worldwide style feel with an Indian soul. 

All-encompassing contributions on a nonexclusive plan with an engaged methodology towards attire instill the capacity to create and channelize imagination. A consecutive active encounter empowers students to conceptualize configuration, design making, and development of the article of clothing of flawless quality. 

Admission to our school will ensure even development of homeroom getting ready and realistic application is the element of the course at our Fashion Design Institute. The course aligns customary country craftwork by working with native rustic craftsmen through the bunch program.

Students acquire an important understanding of the wide range that the Indian style incorporates through temporary positions at driving design houses/fabricating units to improve information and defeat the down-to-earth difficulties confronted. This adaptability is clear in the last year through the graduating style assortments, conceptualized and built by the students at the Design Collection graduation.

Outcome On successful completion of MA (Fashion and Apparel Design) programme at VU (A&D) the student will be able to :
1 Apply calculated and down to earth configuration cycles to make imaginative fashion products as per the clients.
2 Comprehend the market structure, operational methods of the business, customer prerequisites, and assumptions as far as national and international market patterns and quality principles winning in the fashion and textile industry.
3 Acquire capabilities in proficient presentations and exhibit the capacity to work with innovative skills and presentation creatively.
4 Acquire skills to comprehend professional challenges, take initiatives, set goals, design and oversee research exercises and review the outcomes.
5 Demonstrate hand skills used for communicating the concepts and designs.
6 Demonstrate managerial skills such as collaboration, communication and presentation.
7 Apply analytical and critical thinking abilities for problem-solving
8 Understand the insights and interfaces with global fashion and design market



Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation Design Thinking & Methods 2
CC Global Fashion Industry Panorama 4
CC Fashion Experimentation & Embellishment 4
Minor Project Design Fundamental Project 4
Open Elective Fabric & Material Exploration /
Fashion Merchandising & Management
Open Elective Indigenous Tribal Art /
Fashion, Culture & Lifestyle
Compulsory Audit Course Research Skills for Design 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation Fashion Accessories Design 2
CC Fashion Visualization 4
CC Fashion Product Development 4
Minor Project Textile design Project 4
Open Elective Fashion Conceptual Design /
Consumer Behavior & Fashion Marketing
Open Elective Creative Textiles /
Sustainable Systems and Craft Studies
Compulsory Audit Course MOOC's- 1 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
CC Retail and Visual Merchandising 4
CC Design Collection 4
Minor Project Design For Social Impact 4
Open Elective Design Innovation /
Fashion & Digital Culture
Open Elective Business of Fashion Luxury /
Fashion Forecast for Indian Retail
Compulsory Audit Course MOOC's- 2 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Major Project Internship/ Graduation Project 16
Compulsory Audit Course MOOC's- 3 2

  • Plan students for different professional roads in the Fashion Industry.
  • This includes Designers, Fashion Merchandisers, and Managers in Fashion Production Units, Fashion Stylists, Fashion Retail Buyers, and Visual merchandisers
  • Accomplish the specialized and viable abilities needed to execute and investigate a plan identified with Fashion and Apparel
  • Attain a strong sense of imagination to flourish in the Fashion and Apparel Industry
  • Learning through diverse pedagogical approaches

Mr. Mandar Naik
Faculty of Art & Design

Mr. Mandar Naik
HOD, Dept of Animation
Dr. Mukta Avachat- Shirke
Faculty of Art & Design

Dr. Mukta Avachat- Shirke
Assistant Professor & HoD
Dr. Reena Sanjay Pandey
Faculty of Art & Design

Dr. Reena Sanjay Pandey
Assistant Professor
Ms. Nisha Khandekar
Faculty of Art & Design

Ms. Nisha Khandekar
Assistant Professor
Ms. Vaishali Wagh
Faculty of Art & Design

Ms. Vaishali Wagh


Indicative Probable Designations:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Visual Merchandiser
  • Production Manager
  • Pattern Maker
  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion and Design Consultant
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Writer/Journalist
  • Fashion buyer
  • Textile designer
  • Fashion Choreographer
  • Fashion Forecaster
  • Fashion Blogger
  • Sampling Coordinator
  • Curator

Indicative probable areas of Career:

  • Fashion merchandising
  • Fashion buying
  • Fashion Marketing & PR
  • Fashion journalism & publishing
  • Apparel Production
  • Couture Design

Indicative probable avenues for Employment / Entrepreneurship:

Fashion Houses, Designer’s Boutique, Export houses dealing with garment/textile, Retail and wholesale garment businesses, Government/Semi-government-handloom/textile manufacturers, Fashion show organizers/Fashion publishers, TV/Film fashion program producers/costume designers, Teaching design etc.


"I am Archana, a student of Vishwakarma University studying M.A in Fashion Designing. The best thing about Vishwakarma is that they emphasize more on practical knowledge rather than a theoretical one. Vishwakarma University has equipped me completely to outshine my talent in the world of fashion, this designing course is just amazing, and it provides us with more career options in the world of fashion. It has helped me a lot in brushing up my designing skills and with their excellent exposure. 

Vishwakarma University is a good example of an ideal place for students who want to pursue excellence in their desired stream. Vishwakarma is a place where you not only find opportunities but also find out what your capabilities are and maximize them to the fullest. I, as a designing student, have found interest in many other things along with fashion itself. It has taught me to be passionate about what I love doing and use that as a goal, for striving better at whatever I take up in life. I would highly recommend Vishwakarma University due to its par excellence in faculty, international exposure, and curriculum, all of which helps mould an individual in various design streams with a focus on aesthetics and international trends."

-Archana Tindwani, MAFAD, Alumna


“Vishwakarma is an excellent place to add on academic valour. It strongly focuses on industry training along with technical education to prepare students for employment opportunities. There is also constant support and guidance to face all challenges."

-Gauri Karanjikar, MAFAD, Alumna


“Vishwakarma University is a place for those who aspire to gain knowledge in their desired field and learn to become professionals with the expertise of excellent mentors one can achieve the same."

-Shraddha Kanetkar, MAFAD, Alumna

  • As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. These rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Vishwakarma University is conferred with the Emerging University of the Year award in Western India by ASSOCHAM in its 13th Higher Education Conclave 2020.
  • Vishwakarma University Pune has been declared Winner for Excellence in Design Education Award at the World Education Award 2021(Higher Education) held on March 6, 2021 for the project “Industry on Campus and Industry Connect”.

Option 1- Online Form Filling

Option 2 – Offline (In Person) Form Filling

Note: Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune charges an application form fee.

  • Basic Qualification Required:
    Passed graduate from any recognized Board / University 
  • Minimum % of marks at Qualifying Exam for Open Category:
  • Minimum marks at Qualifying Exam Reserve category:

Intake : 30

Programme Commencement Date: 1st September 2021.

As applicable for the UG / PG Programme

For Reserved Category Students – Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, and Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, are additionally required (over and above listed documents).

Last date of submitting all / pending documents: 31st August 2024

Separate accommodation and food facility for Boys and Girls on a first come first serve basis.

  • Hostel Charges: Rs 1,05,000/-
  • It includes a Mess (Breakfast + Dinner) and a Refundable Deposit of Rs. 5,000/-.
  • Laundry: Charged separately
  • Transport facility charges (optional and subject to the minimum number of students) are payable separately and will be notified in due course of time.
  • Visit to know more about Hostel.

Note: Refer to photo gallery for Hostel facilities.

Counselling & Admission Officers :

Mr. Ganesh Thite / Mr. Vinayak Shinde

Contact Numbers: 8669908324 / 8669908325

Timings: Monday to Saturday (9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)

Vishwakarma University, Main Building, Room No. 1006, Survey No. 2, 3, 4 Laxmi Nagar,

Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune - 411048.

Maharashtra, India.

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