In India, the mainstream question after a child has given his 12th board examination is whether they will become an engineer or a doctor? There also exist some sought-out courses that help shape people’s careers while not following the pre-set mindset which has been taught to us since childhood.
We usually get so busy in our day-to-day lives that we forget to look out of the ordinary, think of other options, or feel out of the box. We don’t pay attention to the minute details or to the things happening around us, which ends up becoming a reason for us to follow the herd mentality and follow the career paths which have been pre-designed or most of the people around us are following, be it engineering or an MBA.
Looking around our surroundings can be as small as – we wear clothes, well who doesn’t love to play dress up and wear funky outfits when we go out, maybe try out our favourite influencer’s wardrobe ideas as well, but do we ever stop to think, what if I designed these clothes?
If you stop and think about it, how cool would it be to wear your own designed top to a club? Well, it doesn’t end here; imagine how cool it would be to see people wearing a top designed by you at a house party? It indeed sounds overwhelming at first sight; to be honest, it is possible and within your reach.
Today all the things you read above and are imagining can become a reality if you become a Fashion Designer, but how do I become one?
Well, for starters, many Fashion Designing Courses are waiting around the corner for you; there are courses curated specifically for people like us by SGT University.
It is not one of the most sought-after courses in India; hence differentiates you from the crowd, helps you connect with like-minded creative people around the block, who’re also doing similar courses, it allows you to gain knowledge about how much effort it takes to design a single outfit which you may discard in a few seconds at a store saying you don’t like it.
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Now it’s time to take charge; through a Fashion Designer course, you can get skills like an eye for detail, understanding of the market and consumers of different segments, and sensitivity to shades, colours, and tones.
When acquired by an individual, all these accounts for a great Fashion Designer. As an art student, one needs to acquire them slowly over time, which is a process. These are qualitative skills, not quantitative hence takes time to build them. Individuals studying at SGT University by the end of their fashion designer course, tend to have acquired all such skills.
Now that we know what course one can pursue after school, which may bring out their creative side and also not be a generic course, let’s dive into some details –
How long does it take to become a Fashion Designer?
Well, it does take four years like any other undergraduate program. However, various Master’s courses are also available; they take two years depending upon the course.
However, it focuses only on certain aspects and is much more suited for people who already have a specific niche. Hence, a Bachelor of Design is much more suited for people who have just completed their schooling.
How do I find jobs once I become a Fashion Designer?
Well, most reputed colleges provide campus placements; however, if you still want to try somewhere else, you will create a portfolio during the course to help you land jobs.
What are the earning prospects?
After doing a fashion designing course, one can start from around 4,80,000 + rupees a year which is much higher than what entry-level engineers or people from other professions earn. However, if you’re good enough, in maybe 3-4 years, you can start making around 12-15 lakh a year.
What are the eligibility criteria?
Aspirants who have cleared their Class 12 from any stream (Science/Commerce / Arts) can pursue a Fashion Design course at graduation.
However, if you’re currently enrolled in another course or have already completed your bachelor’s, you can also enrol in a master’s program at some universities.
They believe art is for everyone and hence leave no door closed for aspirants, there are different courses at this level, but all are of 2 years length.
The fashion industry was badly hit by the pandemic and is recovering at a fast pace. Now is the time to be a part of this 40+ billion USD industry where people like us, Individual Designers, are set to prosper due to the paradigm shift from offline to online. It brings down huge investments, cuts down risks and gives new, young and emerging talents to showcase their skills in front of the world.
People won’t stop loving clothes, be it metaverse or real life, and people at SGT University know that hence come and be a part of an everlasting community that is growing at an unprecedented pace.
We discussed how the Fashion Designer Course is different and suitable for people with a creative mindset. We discussed their work and how to become one. We also discussed the eligibility criteria and the earning prospects after becoming one. This would have given a thorough idea of what the career path looks like, and also, we discussed how SGT University is there to help one at all miles, and it will be better if one completes their courses from SGT University itself.
Faculty of Fashion and Designing