Certificate Courses: Fashion Design

Unleash your creativity in fashion design with INIFD Kalyan.


Unleash your creativity in fashion design with INIFD Kalyan. The Fashion Design program offered by INIFD Kalyan provides a variety of diploma courses, such as the 1-year diploma, 2-year diploma, 3-year diploma, and Super Specialization program. The courses focus on both theoretical knowledge and practical training, enabling students to have a successful career in the fashion industry. INIFD Kalyan offers four specializations, namely Apparel Design, Fashion Communication, Lifestyle Accessory Design, and Textile Design, which are customized to cater to students’ unique interests and career aspirations. Students can join INIFD Kalyan to discover their creativity and develop the necessary skills to make a name for themselves in the fashion industry.

1-Year Fashion Design Course

INIFD Kalyan’s one-year Fashion Design course is an excellent opportunity to explore your passion for fashion. The Foundation Program provides hands-on experience in line and design through a range of projects. The course includes exciting modules and courseware, such as Fashion Illustration, Textile and Art Studies, Techniques for Fabric Enhancement, Basics of Pattern Drafting, and Garment Construction, which help students explore the world of kids’ and women’s fashion.

Upon successful completion of the first year, students will have a comprehensive understanding of kids’ wear and an introduction to women’s wear.

Understand the basics of fashion and design theories, and appreciate the fundamentals of design. Students will develop a strong foundation in fashion design by exploring and applying various design elements and principles, including interaction and their attributes. Fashion forecasting will also be covered to help students stay ahead of trends.

Get a comprehensive overview of all major textile processing steps and develop a solid working knowledge of the terminology. This subject will provide an in-depth understanding of different fibers, yarns, fabrics, and the processes involved in textile construction.

This introductory subject covers techniques and basic construction details for women's and kids' clothing for different age groups, from infants to teenagers. Students will study pattern-making and garment construction techniques for kids' and women's clothing.

This subject lays the foundation for a student's work as a fashion designer by introducing them to the basics of kids' and women's illustrations. Students will also learn to use different drawing tools and color mediums, and develop an understanding of figure proportions for kids and women.

Inculcate an appreciation for art, culture, and clothing of different states of India with this subject.

Learn the different techniques used to enhance the fabric and create texture. This subject will cover the various types of machines and hand embroideries.

2-Year Fashion Design Course

INIFD Kalyan’s Fashion Design program offers a variety of diploma courses, including a 2-Year Advance Program that prepares students to excel in the fashion industry. With hands-on experience and a focus on research methods and design processes, students are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in real-life situations. This program is suitable for aspiring Research Assistants, Freelance Designers, Pattern Makers, and Sourcing Assistants.

Understand the functioning and significance of various departments in the apparel industry to gain a comprehensive understanding of its structural mechanism.

Develop a range of fashion illustration techniques by learning to illustrate male and female croquis with stylized croquis.

Gain an understanding of pattern development and various draping styles for men and women. Learn to create patterns for different types of garments.

Acquire knowledge of advanced tailoring techniques for women's and men's clothing construction. Learn how to create well-constructed garments.

Explore Indian traditional textiles, embroideries, motifs, and techniques, and learn about the different types of Indian embroidery and how to use them in designs.

Learn the basics of research and its tools to conduct research and use it to create a strong design concept. Gain exposure to the various processes involved in design development.

3-Year Fashion Design Course

The INIFD Kalyan offers a comprehensive three-year fashion design course that provides students with a holistic understanding of the fashion industry. The program covers various aspects of the industry, including product development, sourcing, buying, marketing, retailing, and merchandising.

The course emphasizes the importance of draping in fashion design, and students will have the opportunity to construct garments such as corset dresses and jackets using high-end draping techniques. They will also develop an individual collection that reflects their unique design philosophy and strengths.

Upon completion of the course, students will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in various roles in the fashion industry, including designer, visual merchandiser, visual artist, production designer, pattern coordinator, and editor.

This course module is designed to introduce you to the fine art of soft dressmaking and help you understand the high-end draping techniques used in couture tailoring.

As a fashion designer, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of global embroidery, embellishment, and manipulation techniques. This module will enable you to create innovative and contemporary textiles by teaching you these techniques.

In this module, you will learn about the various decorative fabrics, materials, and techniques used in garment-making. You will also explore the fabrics and techniques used by different designers for couture tailoring.

This module provides an introduction to the preliminaries of portfolio development and aims to teach you all the skills and knowledge required to become a professional designer.

This module will help you gain an appreciation of the unique aspects and concepts of marketing, retail marketing, and visual merchandising in the apparel business, providing you with comprehensive knowledge of merchandising.

This module aims to create awareness of finishing and care techniques for different types of textiles.

This module will equip you with skills to create an effective brand identity and develop product insights. You will also learn about the exploration processes of promotions and more, which are essential in developing successful promotional products and services.

Super Specialization in Fashion Design

The fashion design super specialization program offered by INIFD Kalyan aims to develop both theoretical and practical skills in the areas of clothing, textiles, and fashion. The program focuses on demonstrating practical applications of the knowledge and skills gained through personal and work-related projects.

The program has several goals, including developing a knowledge base for buying practices, understanding technological advances in the industry, exploring career opportunities in the field, developing practical clothing skills, and developing entrepreneurial skills.

Overall, the program aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to succeed in the clothing, textiles, and fashion industry.

This subject is designed to equip students with both technical and creative skills required for garment construction. The course covers both traditional and modern aspects of garment construction techniques, including handcraft tailoring, couture-inspired fashion, and contemporary design for the modern wardrobe.

Through this subject, students will gain technical expertise in fashion illustration and conceptual thinking. They will explore a variety of media and learn to consider both the creative core and the progressive peripheries of fashion.



In this subject, students will be introduced to various textile surface embellishment techniques used in the fashion industry to enhance the look of garments and fabrics.

This subject aims to inspire students to look back into the past to shape the future by researching the historical genre of draping, accessorizing, and beautification of the body. They will study world costumes and textiles and gain a deeper understanding of how they have influenced modern fashion.

Through independent research and evaluation of fabric properties, students will gain an understanding of the importance of fabric knowledge. They will learn to select appropriate materials in relation to their quality, performance, characteristics, and design intentions. This subject also aims to develop technical skills using creative drape practices.


In this subject, students will conduct in-depth research on material and technical experiments for clothing. They will learn to approach the principle of physical needs, not as performing gender, but as performing the body.

Through this subject, students will be exposed to the research, visual, creative, and practical skills required in contemporary professional practice. They will gain an understanding of the unique fusion of traditional skills in embroidering, dyeing, printing, weaving, and non-woven textiles. This subject also covers innovative materials-based textile design in fashion and its forecasting.

In this subject, students will examine emergent new media design methods in the broader context of evolving cultural, technological, sociological, and scientific developments. They will develop collective and personal communication skills to convey complex ideas and apply methods for crafting messages, presentation techniques, and personal web communication. The course will also address marketing and public relations for design firms as an extension of the designer’s voice.

Through this subject, students will develop an understanding of how to handle and care for various fabrics used in fashion.

This project will expose students to a wide array of world crafts or Indian crafts, which are integral parts of fashion. The project will assist students in understanding various crafts, and they will be required to develop products using their design skills.