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Since its inception, the Department of Fashion Design & Technology (DFDT) of Manipal University, Dubai has strived to achieve a superior benchmark in quality international fashion education by providing its students with a stimulating and highly practical course. To achieve this, the department of fashion has had to update its educational resources and infrastructural facilities constantly and maintain its highest principles equaling those of international standards. In a span of merely 5 years DFDT has become the region’s premiere institute providing quality education to a multiethnic population of students.

The strong desire and vision of the department is to provide not just qualified professionals to the region but also to contribute to the fashion industry of the region through various projects and fashion events. The department’s highlight event, the end of the year design collection of the graduating batch, has become the most awaited fashion extravaganza in the fashion calendar of U.A.E. The event becomes a podium for the students to showcase their creations and get recognition by the industries finest fashion houses.

The courses offered are


Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fashion Design and Technology
(3-year Degree program)

Other Programs:

Program of Fashion Design & Information Technology (FDIT)

Program in Jewellery Design

Program in Accessory Design

Program in Textile Design and Creative Embroidery

(1-Year Certificate Program) 


The computer laboratory of the department has a fully functional and highly advanced design and manufacture oriented learning centre. The latest design packages allow them to create professional and industry standard imagery, illustrations and presentations.


There are many varied careers which can be pursued after completion of the course. They can be Fashion Designers, Coordinators and Stylists in the Apparel Industry. There are openings for Merchandisers and Buyers in the Fashion Retail Market. They can produce Fashion Shows or pursue Fashion Journalism. They can successfully become entrepreneurs in the Fashion Market. Our students emerge as thorough professionals who are capable of managing every aspect of the fashion business.

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