Q. What according to you is the difference between a student pursuing a regular academic degree and one choosing a distinctive career option in Fashion designing?
Over the last decade or so, fashion design has steadily become the number one, most sought-after course in higher education across the globe. One of the major benefits of choosing fashion design as a career path is that it paves way for numerous job opportunities — offering any aspiring fashion hopefuls a slice from the three trillion dollar pie that makes up the global fashion economy. So, who can pursue a fashion design course? Well it
can be anyone and we mean anyone as long as you have a keen interest in fashion and design. You’d have to be living and breathing fashion 24/7 because passion is the essential ingredient to finding success especially in this industry. And this is the one key trait that we nurture in the students at the Gurukul School of Design.
Q. What are the key points the aspirants of fashion design school should keep in mind to choose the
The easiest way to start narrowing down your choices is to ask whether one would like to be study in which city and what would inspire them most. Since the Gurukul School of Design is located in the beautiful and heritage city of Jaipur, the students feel blessed to around the most beautiful pieces of architecture and most importantly, the city allows them to draw inspiration by indulging with local artisans. Further Potential students should evaluate their choices based on their career goals, and opportunities for industry work exposure.
Q. What are the courses offered by GSD?
Through its curriculum GSD allows students to replicate what a designer does in real life, it is contemporary and
simultaneously exciting for students who are used to instant gratification and find the old methodology of design
teaching lethargic and lacking in creativity. At the very core of this remains the essence of the GSD methodology – i.e., Design 360 through Gurukul Well Being. What makes the Gurukul School of Design unique is its well thought four year integrated program of B.Des (Bachelors in Design), which integrates everything that a design entrepreneur or aficionado needs to focus on in their field. Students inculcate the ability to envision and relate their work and ideas on a larger scale by drawing parallels to historical, environmental, socio-economic and technological context and not just design context, hence learning to function independently to realize their potential through the work they present.
Q. What are the career prospects for students pursuing fashion designing courses?
Creative thinking is the main ‘takeaway’ from a typical four-year course at most design institutes. While the more
conventional institutions choose to stress on specific areas, the new-age ones, like the Gurukul School of Design believe in a more holistic and all-encompassing approach that gives the students an understanding of every facet of design in the first couple of years, and, lets the students channelize their energy in doing what they really love in the following two years. This opens up career prospects like being a fashion designer, a stylist, a fashion entrepreneur, a product designer, film-maker, an artist or even a fashion journalist.
Q. What are the essential qualities a successful fashion designer should possess?
Gurukul School of Design is a place that allows students to realise their potential whether they are an artist or a designer. We believe that any student, who has unique creative abilities and not just artistic skills, can be nurtured towards design discovery and a wonderful career path.
Q. Innovation is the need of the hour for finding edge over competitors in any field, what are the innovative ways you teach to the students to stay ahead?
At GSD the students learn the value of world culture through design and get equipped with technical and non-technical skills to enable them to become entrepreneurs, if they wish to do so, as soon as they graduate. Unlike many schools, at GSD students are taught a lot more than just design. They are taught all facets of design, the skills of design as well as the business of fashion. As the programme matures, they will get an opportunity to travel within India and some select international destinations, helping them gain an insight into
the design nuances of each place.
Q. What is your advice to students who prefer to choose fashion designing as their career?
Learn to be independent from day one and look at the career from an entrepreneurial perspective rather than the old way of garnering experience.