Textile is a product, as old as the man civilization. Textile designing is a four year Bachelor Degree Program incorporating current and classical traditions in the profession. It is an interface between materials and making that creates a challenging and dynamic environment. Patterns, weaves, knits, embroidery, embellishment and value addition through motifs, colors, materials, fashion trends and visual merchandising are some of the areas of textile design. The young textile designers are trained to face challenges pertaining to industry and economics, individual and society, techniques and technologies. The department trains the students to weave new ideas into industry or industry into their ideas, by making them work around a rigorous routine of industry-based internship programmes. The department maintains handlooms, block printing, manual screen printing, and dying of fabric and yarn facilities as well as a computer lab for technological solutions. Ecological and environmentally sustainable design issues are made an important concern of the course.
Hence courses and workshops on naturally extracted dyes and their applicability are an important part of the curriculum. Fabric construction, surface treatments, color, pattern and trend forecast are the basics for a textile designer. But an ethical and conscientious design practice is also a must for a textile designer. History and theory courses are compulsory in the foundation year. Project-based studio courses include Sculpture, Drawing, Drafting, and Design. The aim is to develop technical and critical skills by the introduction of essential media, basic techniques, creative expression and the use of tools and equipment. Personal understanding and insight are developed through tutorials, seminars, and critiques. Musicology and Film & Television have their own foundation year courses that are specific to their disciplines.
Textile Designing Courses Eligibility Criteria Career and Scope in Pakistan
- Higher Secondary/Intermediate or its Equivalent Certificate
- Certificate with details of Marks obtained.
- Documents in support of additional qualifications (If any)
- Domicile Certificate
- Pages 1 to 5 passport (International Students only)
- National identity card
- Five attested passport size recent photographs.
- Bank draft as applicable
In Pakistan, there is a huge requirement for textile designers, which in turn has increased the demand for such degree holders. The textile design industry of Pakistan offers various job roles to the professional textile design professionals. Following are some of the popular most designations, which describe the varied job roles that can be offered to a person, who have got a degree in textile design:
Colorists Design coordinators, Design consultant, Director of design, Entrepreneurs, Embroidery designers, Fabric analyzer, Fashion designer, Fabric resource manager, Furnishing designers, Freelance designers, Garment designer, Home stylists.