B. Des. in Accessory Design is a 4-year undergraduate Fashion and Interior Design course. Accessory Design is a supportive activity of fashion; it has to do with apparel and apparel-based products.
The discipline also includes design with items like jewelry, shoes, footwear, or bags. Students enrolled to the course are imparted specialized learning in
The discipline has gradually evolved to address the entire spectrum of accessories and lifestyle products, precious and costume jewelry, leather goods, footwear, watches, giftware, tableware, silverware, other lifestyle products, and visual merchandising.
Some of the institutes that offer the course in India are listed here:
Some of the top entrance tests conducted for admission to the course in India are:
The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing the course is a 10+2 or equivalent qualification in any stream, from a recognized educational Board, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, or merit obtained in the last qualifying exam.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 2,000 to 5,0,000 for a span of 3 years.
Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 4 to 10,00,000 as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.
Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as:
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 in any stream|
|Admission Process||based on entrance exam|
|Course Fee||INR 2,000 to 5,00,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 4 to 10,00,000 per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Gitanjali Jewelry Pvt. Ltd., VIP Luggage, Tanishq, Pantaloons, Titan, ITC Wills Lifestyle, Ravisaant, Frazer & Haws, Snapdeal, Caratlane, Jabong, Flipkart, Amazon, etc.|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Corporate Houses, Shopping Malls, Fashion Marketing, Design Production Management, Homes, Offices, Furniture Manufacturing Units & Accessories, Fashion Media, Boutiques, Fashion Accessory Design, Fashion Show Management, Garment Manufacturing Unit, and such.|
|Job Positions||Giftware Maker, Visual Merchandiser, Designer Brand Manager, Product Manager & Entrepreneur, Leather Goods Maker, Footwear Designer, Handicrafts & Lifestyle Products Maker, Teacher, Accessory Designer, CNC Milling Operator, Retail Store Manager, among others.|
The designing-based course deals with the designing of a part or whole structure of a shape, configuration, etc. Besides theory classes, the curriculum also includes practical exposure by means of exhibitions, fashion shows, workshops, seminars, and such activities.
Such candidates would be needed to spend a fair amount of time investigating current trends, future modes, competitors’ products, and pricing strategies prior to creating accessory designs. They are required to possess creative, practical, business, and technical skills.
Ideally, such candidates would possess good communication skills to express concepts and ideas through design, reflecting a given vision and idea.
Upon successful completion of the course, such graduates can go for pursuing higher courses in the discipline, or run their own apparel and fashion shops, etc.
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN||AHMEDABAD||INR 2,22,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, NAVI MUMBAI||NAVI MUMBAI||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, NEW DELHI||NEW DELHI||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
|PEARL ACADEMY||NEW DELHI||INR 3,20,000 (course)|
|SYMBIOSIS INSTITUTE OF DESIGN||PUNE||INR 3,30,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, HYDERABAD||HYDERABAD||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, KANNUR||KANNUR||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, BANGALORE||BANGALORE||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, BHUBANESWAR||BHUBANESWAR||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, CHENNAI||CHENNAI||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, SRINAGAR||SRINAGAR||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, SHILLONG||SHILLONG||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
|NORTHERN INDIA INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY||MOHALI||INR 88,500 (course)|
|INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, CHANDIGARH||CHANDIGARH||INR 38,667 (course)|
|SATYAM FASHION INSTITUTE||NOIDA||INR 1,30,000 (course)|
|JD INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY||MUMBAI||INR 100,000 (course)|
|PEARL ACADEMY||MUMBAI||INR 3,07,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, GANDHI NAGAR||GANDHI NAGAR||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, BHOPAL||BHOPAL||INR 2,14,000 (course)|
|VOGUE INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY||BANGALORE||INR 1,99,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, RAE BARELI||RAE BARELI||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, KANGRA||KANGRA||INR 2,15,000 (course)|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested, such as National Institute of Design (NID).
A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level.
Some such entrance tests held in the country for admission to the course are:
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Drawing I||Drawing II|
|Geometric Construction||Computer & Digital Presentation Techniques|
|Introduction To Computers||Photography|
|Elements & principals of Design||Design Process|
|Material Exploration I||Fashion Studies|
|History of Art & Design||Fabric Embellishment Techniques|
|Communication Skills||Textile Studies I|
|Essential of management||History of Fashion|
|Environmental Studies||Business Communication I|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Fashion Illustration I||Fashion Illustration II|
|Machinery & Equipment||Production Methods & Quality Control|
|Pattern Making I (Basic & Kids)||Pattern making II- Women Wear|
|Garment Construction I||Garment Construction II|
|Fashion Forecasting||Tradition Embroidery Surface Ornamentation|
|Consumer Behavior & Marketing||Business Communication II|
|Fabric Embellishment Techniques II||Craft Cluster|
|Semester V||Semester Vi|
|Fashion and Apparel Merchandising||Event management, Media and PR|
|Visual Merchandising||Smart Textiles|
|Fashion Retailing||Leather Pattern Making Skirt|
|Accessory Design||Leather Garment Construction Skirt|
|Fashion Illustration III (Stylization)||Home Furnishing|
|Pattern Making III (Men’s Wear)||Fashion Styling & Makeup|
|Garment Construction III||Draping & Grading|
|Semester VII||Semester VIII|
|Entrepreneurship||Final Design Collection (Research, Portfolio, Project)|
|Creative Pattern Making (Couture Wear)||Portfolio|
|Market Survey (Design Project)||-|
Aside from the regular line of work, such graduates can also professionally take part in exhibitions and auctions of their creative works, that can be organized in various parts of the world.
As Graphic Designers, such professionals may create graphics for advertisements, publishing houses, and such. They may also opt for teaching jobs in various reputed colleges and institutes of the country.
Some top recruiters in this field are Mindtree Ltd., Book My Show, Aapna Infotech, Multia Studio, Camphire, and many others.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Teacher||Teachers make lesson plans, and impart them to the whole class, assess and track students’ performance, and take and grade tests in a given subject.||3,01,462|
|Brand Manager||A Brand Manager screens market trends and supervises promoting and advertising exercises to guarantee the correct message is conveyed through their item or service.||9,14,699|
|Shoe Designer||A Shoe Designer is a type of fashion designer who designs different patterns of shoes, boots, and such footwear.||3,58,011|