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Textile design is a design specialisation that involves creating designs for printed, woven, knitted or surface ornamented fabrics. Textile design as a field encompasses the entire process in which raw material is used to make finished products. In order to make a future in the field of textile design, aspirants can pursue degree, diploma and certificate programmes. Popular courses offered in the field of textile design at the undergraduate (UG) level are BDes, BSc, BA, BE/ BTechBFA and BVA whereas at the PG level candidates can pursue courses such as MDes, MSc, MBA/ PGDMMA and MFA.

UG courses offered in the field of Textile design are usually 3 to 4 years in duration whereas PG level degree programmes are of 2 years duration.

Textile Design Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates who want to pursue a UG degree course in Textile Design need to have completed their Class 12/ HSC/ 10+2 (or equivalent exam) from a recognised board with passing marks. Most colleges specify that candidates need to have secured at least 50% marks in their 10+2 exams if they belong to general category and 45% if they are from SC/ ST/ OBC category. Aspirants from any stream, Humanities/ CommerceScience are eligible to pursue a course in Textile Design.

To secure admission in PG level Textile Design course, candidates should have completed their graduation from a recognised college/ institute. Most colleges prefer design graduates to apply for courses offered at the PG level, however, aspirants from other streams can also apply for admission if they possess the required skill-set and aptitude.

To join the Textile Design industry candidates need to have a creative personality and they should possess adequate knowledge of different fabrics and weaves. Candidates who aspire to pursue a Textile Design programme need to possess the below mentioned skill-set:

Textile Design Skills 

Have Creative and artistic taste

Knowledge of colours, shades and tones

Good communication skills

Have Originality and innovativeness

Interest and skill in drawing and illustration

Should be goal oriented

Be Fashion conscious

Have an eye for detail

Have visual imagination

Good observation skills

Have Persuasiveness

Understand the market and customer lifestyle

Most popular design colleges/ institutes require aspirants to clear a two or three tiered admission process in order to secure admission in a textile design course. As part of this admission process, candidates need to first of all clear a design aptitude test which is a written entrance exam. Next, candidates need to appear for a material handling test or a group discussion round. Finally, candidates need to appear for a personal interview round in which they usually need to carry a design portfolio containing their work. Some popular textile design entrance examinations aspirants should consider giving are:

NIFT Entrance Exam

NID Entrance Exam


Pearl Academy Entrance Exam

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Textile Design Course Curriculum

The syllabus taught as part of a textile design course is known to vary from college to college. Apart from this, the course curriculum also depends on the degree that aspirants secure on completion of the course. Some of the common topics that are taught in a textile design course offered at the UG level are:

Textile Design Course Curriculum for UG Courses



BDes Textile Design

  • Applied Art on Textiles
  • Basics of Computer Science Application
  • Colour Mixing
  • Communication and Graphic Design
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) & Weave Design
  • Design, Art and Basic Design
  • Design Elements and Principles
  • Dueing Embroidery
  • Exhibition Design
  • Fine Arts- Drawing Sculpture and Painting
  • Foundation Programme in Design
  • Graphic Software And Its Usage For Image Creation
  • History Of Art
  • Marketing And Merchandising
  • Print Design
  • Printing & Finishing
  • Principles Of Resource Management
  • Professional Management
  • Properties Of Materials
  • Quality Analysis & Assurance
  • Surface Development Techniques
  • Textiles And Clothing
  • Textile Design And Applied Arts
  • Textile Dyeing And Pattern Making

Bachelors in Textile Design

  • Elements of Design
  • Geometry
  • Visualisation Representation
  • Overview of Fashion
  • Material Studies
  • Computer Application
  • Field Study
  • Integrated Term Project
  • Design Methodology
  • Fashion Studies
  • Surface Techniques
  • Textile Science
  • Introduction to Weaving Skills & Knitting Skills
  • Appreciation of Traditional Textiles
  • Computer Aided Design for Print
  • Digital Imaging & Editing Techniques
  • Textile Design Development Project
  • Dyeing
  • Printing and Finishing
  • Quality Analysis & Assurance
  • CAD and Weave Design
  • Print Design
  • Styling for Apparel & Home Furnishings
  • Woven Design Project
  • Dobby & Jacquard Design
  • Marketing & Merchandising

BA Textile Design

  • Weaving
  • Dyeing & Printing
  • Weaving/ Dyeing & Printing
  • Weaving/ Printing

BA (Hons) Textile Design

  • Principles of Design and Fashion
  • Fashion Model Drawing
  • Communication Skills & Personality Development
  • Introduction to Textiles
  • Pattern Making
  • Instruction Techniques
  • Technical Drawing
  • Construction Techniques
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Machinery & Equipments
  • Surface Ornamentation
  • Computer Application
  • Fashion Studies- Woven
  • History of Design
  • Principles of Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Colour Theory
  • Fundamentals of Fashion Marketing & Merchandising
  • Fashion Studies - Knit
  • Traditional Textiles & Embroidery of India
  • Dyeing and Printing
  • Textile Garment Quality Analysis and Assurance
  • Yarn Craft
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Design Management


The course curriculum of PG level textile design courses is mentioned below:

Textile Design Course Curriculum for PG Courses

Textile Theory

Fiber Theory

Yarn Process

Textile Texture

Textile chemistry

Weaves process

Loom’s process

Textile science (printing & dying)

Introduction to finishing advance weaving process

Finishing process articles on printing industrial visit

Market Dynamics

Knitting Industrial Visits

Project on woven & knitting fabrics

Advance Diploma in Textile Design – 2 year

Textile Design Job Profiles

After pursuing a course in textile design, candidates are usually involved in the process of creating designs for knitted, woven or printed fabrics.  Some popular job profiles that candidates can pursue on completing a textile design course are as mentioned below:

  • Textile Designer: In such a job profile, individuals are involved in the process of designing sarees, bed linings, towels etc. Textiles Designers are involved with the task of weaving or knitting fabrics. Textile designers also produce printed fabrics. Textile Designers usually develop fabrics, yarns, trims as well as prints. They often manage production timelines. They are responsible for testing the finished materials.
  • Design Consultant: In such a job profile one offers advice about fabrics, weaves, prints and artworks to other designers.
  • Fabric Resource Manager: In such a job profile aspirants require adequate artistic skills as well as knowledge of marketing. In such a job profile aspirants are usually hired by Fashion Designers, Bedding and Bath Suppliers, Rug Makers and Furniture Manufacturers.
  • Fabric Analyser: In such a job profile, aspirants usually choose fabrics and thereafter create a prototype to show clients. Fabric Analysers need to review and provide information on whether a particular fabric is apt to use for a specific weave or pattern. He/ she is responsible to ensure that the end product is apt for use or not. 

Popular Textile Design Colleges in India

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Popular Private Textile Design Colleges in India

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Top 15 in Pune

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Top 15 in Maharashtra

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Top 20 in Delhi

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Popular Textile Design UG Courses in India

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UG Courses

Popular Textile Design PG Courses in India

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PG Courses



Lakshmi Priyanka

2022-02-15 21:42:07

I want to know that my nativity was textile district andrapradesh I want to study B.Tech in Chennai?

Reply to Lakshmi Priyanka


Rahul Airi

Beginner-Level 1

2 weeks ago

Yes, you can totally do it. Look for your dream college in Chennai and the course you're interested in.



Beginner-Level 1

2 weeks ago

Yes you can study in channi.


Kaushal Baghel

2022-01-20 11:34:37

Can i do B.Sc in textile designing from distance from this college?

Reply to Kaushal Baghel


Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

If you want to do Bsc in textile designing from distance learning then you should go with college NIFT, not Dift.



2021-12-21 15:22:18

My son dropped science in 10th. Is he eligible for textile courses?

Reply to Urvi

veenu chhabra

Contributor-Level 6

2 months ago

Yes but mainly the fashion designing courses can be opted for he cannot apply for B.Tech in textile technology or Diploma (not counting the backdoor ways).

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