The Textile, Fashion and Jewellery programme at BNU, is continuously evolving to meet global and regional expectations. The department meets its objectives with a multi-fold approach; it actively assists students in exploring their potential as design professionals, who can conceptualize creative ideas and translate them into creative solutions for industrial as well as artistic practice. Current, local and international design trends are introduced in response to changing global developments focusing on “green” design solutions. Students are encouraged to contextualize their design-identity in a wider communal fabric, where the socially conscious thinker-designer must give back to the community in a positive way. The programme combines active research and practice, relying heavily on the rich cultural traditions of South Asia and universal art and design practices.
Courses are structured to stimulate learning through a multidisciplinary mode of study, thereby questioning, exploring, developing and realizing ideas and concepts. Through discussion and debate with distinguished academia, artists, designers, craftspeople and professionals in the industry, students learn to extend their observational, analytical, technical and communication skills to become innovators in their fields.
The department offers a multi-faceted approach. Students interact with faculty from fashion, textile, fibre and accessory design, thereby learning holistically, before specializing in their area of interest to emerge with a unique skill set. Studies are closely linked to the industry to provide opportunities to actively engage in live projects, competitions, design fairs and art exhibitions. In their final year of study, students are mentored by leading designers and artists leading up to the development of a portfolio of bespoke designs for jewellery, textiles and fashion.
B.Des Textile & Fibre Studies
B.Des Fashion & Fibre Studies
B. Des Jewellery & Accessory Design