Fashion Designing Admissions in Pakistan


Fashion Designing Admissions in Pakistan

Apprehending the significance of fashion and design in today’s market, Government of Pakistan took an initiative in 2011 and laid the foundation of Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD) under the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design Act, 2011 (Act No X of 2011).Fashion and design has also been the part of curriculum in many public vocational institutes but now many private and public institutes are offering diploma as well as degree courses in Fashion and Designing category.

Duration of the course:

BS or B.DES Fashion and design is a 4-year Degree program (8 Semesters).Admissions are open once a year and are advertised on the institute’s website and in leading newspapers.

The programme enhances skills and creativity and exposes new trends & techniques of creating fashion design. The courses entail both theoretical and practical knowledge .Moreover sufficient research work is also conducted to explore novel features in fashion designing.

Fee Structure:

This is a bit expensive program as it is affiliated with French studies .Charges per semester cost around 1 lac 50 thousands. Private institutes have their own charges available at their official website. Diploma courses are more economical. As fashion designing is a vast field with various subcategories it would be better to survey various fashion designing institute to get the right one for you just within your budget.

Course Content:

Fashion Illustration and history, Draping, Pattern Making, Textile Design and digital designs are some of the course contents. Moreover, the program also includes foreign languages and marketing techniques


  1. Intermediate/A-Level with 50% marks.
  2. A-Level with (Minimum 3 main subjects, no subsidiary) and O-Level with 8 subjects
  3. Intermediate Students awaiting results are also eligible for provisional admission.
  4. Level students awaiting results can also apply.
  5. High School diploma holders have to submit IBCC Equivalence with 50% marks.
  6. Candidates will have to appear in compulsory pre-admission Entry Test followed by an interview.
  7. Diploma courses for short duration are also available at vocational centers and private institutes.
  8. The Duration for such courses in generally 12 months and Matriculate or equivalent with at least 40% marks are eligible to apply.
  9. In some institutes masters programs are also available with specific eligibility criteria.

Career options:

With the global awareness through internet, fashion designing offers diversified fields. Every field has multiple openings for talented fashion designers. The work of a fashion designer does not limit borders and is acclaimed globally therefore a graduate can pick his choice of opportunity within the country or can hunt for better options abroad. In short some opportunities are listed below

  1. Merchandising
  2. Advertising
  3. Boutiques Management
  4. Textile industries
  5. Media
  6. Fashion industries
  7. Teaching
  8. Research
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