Textile designing covers a wide range of lifestyle accessories. Creative students can learn diverse crafts ranging from technical design to aesthetic work and can earn a bright future as textile industry is in high demand. Garments, beddings and home furnishings all are included in textile which always demands fresh designers for its different varieties.
The Textile Design programme aims to prepare students to work in the textile industry, for designing and furnishing fabrics, accessories and relative crafts. Textile design skills are implemented on a wide range of printed, knitted and embroidered textile products.
Introduction to Textile Design, Drawing, Communication, History of Asian Designs, Construction Textiles and Computer Textiles are some of the course titles taught in textile designing program.
The course includes learning in Block and screen-printing, dyeing, weaving on looms etc. Digital textile designing is very common in this computerized era. .Internship and workshop are also included in the curriculum. Contemporary research in traditional and modern textile processes has introduced innovative aspects in textile designing prospects.
This is generally a 4-year bachelor’s degree program. Pakistani Institutes conducted BS, B.A and B.F.A degree programs in textile design. Some diploma and certificate courses are also introduced in this discipline. Both public and private universities/institutions offer these courses. Textile designing is a category of visual art studies.
Candidates with exceptional aptitude for the visual arts and reputable standard in general education are invited to apply.
Admission tests are held in all the provinces of Pakistan. Candidates wishing to join the faculty of design are required to obtain high grades in the drawing and aptitude tests.
Students who have passed the Higher Secondary/Intermediate Examination or its equivalent from any recognized board with a minimum of 45% Marks can apply.
Students with third division are generally not eligible to apply. However for diploma or certificate course the eligibility is different and relaxed.
Fee structure in public universities ranges between PRs. 15000-20,000 per semester with an added Admission Fee of PRs. 1,500/- this price become high in private institutions. The fee structure is subjected to change every year therefore it is recommended o check the latest notice at the institute’s website or personally visit the admission office to get the latest update.
Textile designers can work in the different fields. Primarily they have openings in the Textile industry. Pakistan has various textile industry setups therefore good opportunities are at hand for textile engineers. They can work as Merchandisers. The digital studies can help them to pursue their career in visual arts and similar fields. Educational fields like teaching and research also employ textile designers in their relative fields. Textile designers can also work in the mass communication departments related with design and fashion.
International destinations where textile industries are flourishing welcome textile designers with good offers. These personnel can work as textile technologist, Color experts, Interior and spatial designer and Fashion designer