Department of Fashion Design & Technology (FDT)
The department of fashion design & technology prepares students for a career in the highly competitive ready-to-wear fashion sector of the fashion industry by ensuring that graduates have the necessary combination of creative, technical, intellectual and communication skills. Students of this department have a strong work ethic, are energetic, focused and highly motivated, and are drawn from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. The department offers both graduate and undergraduate programs.
These programs give students the creative, technical and professional skills needed to succeed as a fashion designer in the competitive ready-to-wear fashion market. These programs develop the core skills of researching, designing, pattern cutting and realization of menswear, womenswear and childrenwear, including problem solving, to achieve the finished product. As well as learning these skills students gain an intellectual appreciation of fashion and its place in society through studying relevant academic units, and acquire the visual and verbal skills necessary to be successful designers.
These programs consider market levels, from high street to designer, through a range of projects, many of which are in conjunction with specific labels or companies, or are for a particular sector of the market. The short work placement, in undergrad study, enables students to experience the reality of working within a particular company, together with the chance to make useful contacts for your future career.
Students are encouraged through the courses to develop their individual identity through their work, by a fusion of their design direction and the excellent craft skills and knowledge of technological developments that they have acquired. Students understand every aspect of a garment through both the creative detail in the design and the technical skills used in production. By the end of either graduate or undergraduate program students are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to respond creatively to a design brief within the ready-to-wear fashion market.
BUFT graduates are working in high level jobs in the industry, or working as designers with their own label, or pursuing their studies at postgraduate level.
B. Sc. in FDT
B. Sc. in FDT program is mainly the field of study related fashion design and its related techniques & technology and its application. Students who opt for the program complete an identical basic study stage, and then get the opportunity to choose their core study areas in the final year.
Profile of the program
- Name of the Degree: Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design & Technology, abbreviated as B. Sc. in FDT
- Language of Instruction: English
- Courses Start: Spring (January) & Fall (July) each year
- Standard time to attain the Degree: Four years (eight semesters, six months each)
- Minimum grade to attain the Degree: 2.50 in a scale of 4.00
The core study area in fashion design & technology delivers fundamental knowledge and insights extending from fashion illustration via pattern drafting, pattern grading, advanced pattern, draping, e-fashion, CAD through to final dress submission and design studio. Subjects from the fields such as basic sciences, production engineering, business and humanities set the key accents in this program.
Students acquire a particular knowledge of the relevant techniques used in pattern drafting, pattern grading, advanced pattern, draping, e-fashion and CAD.
The BSc in FDT program consists of eight academic semesters and a total of 145 credits. Each semester is subdivided into modules from the fields of: core courses (Fashion Design & Technology) and others (natural sciences, humanities, business and other allied engineering). In addition, students are offered a total of six non-credits English courses. The degree program is completed with an 8-week internship which the students do in a company, followed by the production of a Bachelor’s Thesis (Final Year Project, FYP).
Accreditation of the Programs
All programs offered by the department of fashion design & technology, ICT and Business have been designed by reunion textile and fashion academics as per the guidelines of the National University of Bangladesh, accordingly have been verified and approved by the proper authority nominated by the UGC.
At SMFT, we view faculties and departments as a time for students to explore, exercise curiosity, and discover new interests and abilities.
We provide students with an immersive, collaborative, and inspiring environment where they can develop a broadly informed, highly disciplined intellect that will help them be successful in whatever work they finally choose.
Our students graduate with the values and knowledge they need to pursue meaningful work, find passion in life-long learning, and lead successful and purposeful lives.