Chattogram BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology

Department of Bachelor of Fashion Design (FD)

About Bachelor of Fashion Design (FD)

As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, we will need new skills, knowledge, practices, and paradigms to stay ahead of the fashion industry. The Department of Fashion Design prepares the students for the future by nurturing ambitious fashion creators under the motto "RE-DESIGN THE WORLD." As a fashion institution, we envisage how to implement design, sustainability, future production techniques, and practices that protect users and use a combination of technology, local craftsmanship, and quality over novelty and speed to connect with our users. We are looking at ways to protect the planet or decolonize and empower the fashion industry. The resurgence of fashion, how we support non-binary fashion collections and the impact we want our work to have on the fashion industry and the world today, tomorrow, and the next seven generations. The Fashion Department will continue to build on the legacy of its CBUFT leadership in the fashion industry by putting new worldviews and behaviors at its center.

Fashion is a fast-changing and diverse international industry. It has historical and social significance and is often underpinned by one's cultural values. CBUFT's Bachelor of Fashion Design program recognizes this atmosphere of diversity and cultural significance. This course encourages innovation and originality and supports students' creative, practical, and intellectual development. This allows the students to take advantage of the industry's vast opportunities.

The Bachelor of Fashion Design integrates a holistic, decolonized, sustainable perspective into our curriculum, research, creative practice, and industry and community partnerships. By encouraging creativity and connecting with the global fashion industry, we develop the students into leading fashion designers and innovative business leaders.

The Bachelor of Fashion Design curriculum provides opportunities for interdisciplinary work and collaboration. It is presented to provide a microcosm of professional fashion design. The nature of this job gives students valuable insight into their future roles in the industry. The curriculum is also flexible and provides space for professional networking. The Bachelor of Fashion Design focuses on active learning through project-based research. Collaborative projects include sponsoring companies and organizations in collaboration with outside experts and the Cross-Pathway team.

The program consists of 8 academic semesters and a total of 151 credits. This program creates a learning environment that promotes innovation through four closely related routes. This system fosters versatile fashion specialists who can creatively solve problems. We aim to make the students acquire deep knowledge of the selected fields and the industry's wide species. In addition to specialized orientations, the students of this program can find out the social, economic, and cultural factors that affect later technical fields.

The structured OBE curriculum focuses on increasing students' industrial interaction through face-to-face lectures, tutorials, projects, excursions/factory tours, in-house training/internships, and partial trades in an industrial setting.

Program Educational Objectives [PEOs] of FD

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Fashion Design program are as follows:


To produce innovative graduates with deep knowledge of the industry and the capability of effectively communicating their ideas in the related field.


To critically assess the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry on a national and global scale, addressing ethical and ecological considerations, traditional crafts, and society when developing design concepts.


The ability to analyze problems and devise problem-solving and conceptual approaches required by the fashion industry for graduate employment or graduate training by applying current and emerging technologies, to demonstrate various applications for the contemporary fashion industry.

Program Learning Outcomes [PLOs] of FD

Bachelor of Fashion Design graduates will be able to:

PLO 1:

Technical and General knowledge: Apply the knowledge of 2D and 3D design, garment construction, and related technologies to solve complex technical problems.

PLO 2:

Problem analysis: Identify and analyze complex technical problems reaching substantiated conclusions using technical knowledge.

PLO 3:

Design/development of solutions: Conduct accurate analysis of the market, trends, materials, and fabrics, as well as translate ideas and inspiration derived from any form, concept, or art, or simply from their own experiences, successfully combining a personal vision with industry needs or brand design strategies.

PLO 4:

Business knowledge: Use management, marketing, and entrepreneurship knowledge to realize their fashion ideas.

PLO 5:

Usage of modern technology: Learn and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and current technical and IT tools, including analysis of 3D modeling technologies to advance the industry and its efforts.

PLO 6:

Fashion and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional design practices.

PLO 7:

Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of fashion on the environment and create designs that will improve these conditions.

PLO 8:

Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit them to professional growth, responsibilities, and norms of the technical practices.

PLO 9:

Collaborative work: Function effectively as an individual, member, or leader in diverse teams and multidisciplinary settings.

PLO 10:

Communication: Communicate effectively on complex activities related to fashion and design with the community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PLO 11:

Adaptability: Demonstrate the ability to rapidly learn new skills and behaviors in response to changing circumstances.

PLO 12:

Life-long learning: Recognize the need to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Category of courses: FD

General Education Courses:

Course Code and Title Credit Category
1 1/1 ENG0232-1101: English Speaking and Listening 3 Arts,
2 1/1 BANG0232-1101: Bangla Language and Literature 3
3 1/2 ENG0232-1201: English Reading and Writing 3
4 1/2 ECO0311-1201: Economics 3
5 2/1 HISB0222-2101: History of the Emergence of Independent Bangladesh 3
6 2/1 MGT0413-2101: Management 3
7 2/2 BDS0222-2201: Bangladesh Studies 3
8 2/2 ACC0411-2201: Accounting 3
9 3/1 MKT0414-3101: Brand Management 3
10 4/1 MGT0413-4101: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Plan Development 3
Total 30 19.86%
11 2/1 STAT0542-2101: Statistics 3
Total 3 1.99%
12 1/2 CSE0611-1201: Introduction to Computer and Application 3 ICT
Total 3 1.99%
Sub Total: 36 23.84%

Core Courses

Course Code and Title Credit Category
1 1/1 FD0212-1100: Elements and Principles of Design 1.5 Core
2 1/1 FD0212-1101:Fashion Orientation 2
3 1/1 FD0212-1102: Fashion Illustration I 1.5
4 1/1 FD0212-1103: Western Fashion History 3
5 1/1 FD0212-1104: Color Theories in Fashion 1.5
6 1/1 TEX0723-1101: Introduction to Fiber 3
7 1/1 TEX0723-1103: Yarn Manufacturing 2
8 1/1 TEX0723-1104: Yarn Manufacturing Sessional 1
9 1/2 FD0212-1200: Bottom & Variation 1.5
10 1/2 FD0212-1201: Cutting Room Management 2
11 1/2 FD0212-1202: Fashion Illustration II 1.5
12 1/2 FD0212-1203: Clothing Materials Study 2
13 1/2 TEX0723-1201: Fabric Manufacturing (Weaving) 2
14 1/2 TEX0723-1202: Fabric Manufacturing (Weaving) Sessional 1
15 1/2 TEX0723-1203: Fabric Manufacturing (Knitting) 2
16 1/2 TEX0723-1204: Fabric Manufacturing (Knitting) Sessional 1
17 2/1 FD0212-2100: Bodice & Variation 1.5
18 2/1 FD0212-2101: Sewing Process and Management 3
19 2/1 FD0212-2102: Draping I 1.5
20 2/1 FD0212-2204: Creative Design Analysis 1.5
21 2/1 TEX0723-2101: Dyeing, Printing, and Finishing 2
22 2/1 TEX0723-2102: Dyeing, Printing, and Finishing Sessional 1
23 2/1 TEX0723-2103: Fabric Structure and Design 2
24 2/2 FD0212-2200: Draping II 1.5
25 2/2 FD0212-2201: Asian Fashion History 2
26 2/2 FD0212-2202: Basic Sewing Construction 1.5
27 2/2 FD0212-2203: Fashion Marketing 2
28 2/2 FD0212-2204: Graphics E-Fashion Design 1.5
29 2/2 FD0212-2205: Aesthetic of Art and Design 2
30 2/2 FD0212-2207: Consumer Behavior Towards Fashion 2
31 2/2 TEX0723-2201: Special Fabrics 2
32 3/1 FD0212-3100: Advance Pattern Menswear 1.5
33 3/1 FD0212-3101: Cut and Sew Knitwear 2
34 3/1 FD0212-3102: Surface Decoration and Ornamentation 1.5
35 3/1 FDT0212-3103: Garments Assembly 2
36 3/1 FDT0212-3104: Advance Sewing Construction 1.5
37 3/1 FD0212-3105: Professional Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 2
38 3/1 FD0212-3107: Fashion Retailing and Visual Merchandising 3
39 3/1 TEX0723-3101: Testing of Textile 2
40 3/2 FD0212-3200: Advance Pattern-Lingerie 1.5
41 3/2 FD0212-3201: Apparel Merchandising Management 3
42 3/2 FD0212-3202: E - Fashion 1.5
43 3/2 FD0212-3203: Fully Fashioned knitwear 2
44 3/2 FD0212-3204: CAD Technology I 1.5
45 3/2 FDT0212-3205: Fashion Forecasting 3
46 3/2 FDT0212-3206: Pattern Grading 1
47 3/2 FDT0212-3207: Factory Compliances for Fashion Industry 2
48 3/2 TEX0723-3201: Industrial Garment Washing 2
49 4/1 FD0212-4100: Product Development 1.5
50 4/1 FD0212-4101: Fashion Photography 2
51 4/1 FD0212-4102: Design Studio 1.5
52 4/1 FD0212-4103: Apparel Quality Control Management 2
53 4/1 FD0212-4104: Fashion and Sustainability 1.5
54 4/1 FD0212-4106: Fashion Range and Collection Development 1.5
55 4/1 FD0212-4108: CAD Technology II 1.5
56 4/1 FD0212-4110: Fashion Accessories 1.5
57 4/1 FD0212-4112: Advance Pattern- Children's wear 1.5
Total 103 68.21%

Capstone Course/ Internship/ Thesis/ Projects/Portfolio:

Course Code and Title Credit Category
1 4/2 FD0212-4200: Final Project-Designer Portfolio 3 Internship/
2 4/2 FD0212-4201: Comprehensive Viva 3
3 4/2 FD0212-4202: Industrial Training 3
4 4/2 MGT0413-4201: Strategic Management 3
Total 12 7.95%

Career Opportunities

Bachelor of Fashion Design Study will open the window for the students to work in various fields related to this study. After completing this program, a student will be professionally competent to choose: Fashion Designer, Product Developer, Fashion Journalist, Retailer/ Boutique Owner, Costume Designer, Art & Design Teacher, Fashion Merchandiser, Visual Merchandiser Fit Technologist, Fashion Illustrator, Quality Assurance Manager, Pattern/Style Designer, etc.

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