Nurturing the career of aspiring designers, Arch Academy of Design was set up in the year 2000 under the management of the Arch Educational Society to impart specialized vocational training and industrially relevant global education. The Academy offers industry oriented curriculum of international standards with University Certification. Arch in partnership with Don caster College (degrees awarded by University of Hull, U.K) offers Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Credit Programmes in Fashion, Jewellery and Interior Design. Students opting for these programmes can study partly at Arch and partly at the foreign associated universities which ensures that they learn real world skills.
Arch is an affiliated body of University of Rajasthan for Art and Design Related Undergraduate and Post graduate programmes. Arch is an Authorized Study Center of the Punjab Technical University for specialized degree in Jewellery Design, Fashion Technology, Textile Design and Interior Design. Promoting entrepreneurship among youth, Arch conduct several workshops for skill based entrepreneurship development programmes sponsored by several Govt. Bodies. Arch offers certificate programs with the Development Commissioner Handicrafts (DCH), Ministry of Textiles (Govt. of India) for skill up gradation in Fashion Accessories.
Arch has been imparting hands on skills for self employment and a successful career development among youth. We offer a combination of practical and theoretical skills, supported by an understanding of the socio-cultural context and industry needs. Over the years high employment success ratio of Arch Alumnus has proven the vitality of vocational and professional training in the field of fashion and design. Highly experienced faculties are actively involved in course development which ensures that students are in touch with the latest technologies, commercial design sector and lateral thinking in design.
The regular visits of internationally acclaimed faculties and industry professionals ensure that students are kept abreast of the changing dynamics of the industry. The course encompasses several business essentials, including the communication and soft skills management required for a successful career. Students exhibit their final work at a graduating fashion show and exhibition. The academy has strong international focus with student studying from several countries like Spain, Kuwait, United Kingdom, Nepal, Canada and Dubai.
We encourage our students to participate in various national and international level competitions. Many have won prestigious awards such as Tahitian Pearl Competition, Pearl Essence Design Competition, World Gold Council-Auditions, IIGJ-Visions etc. The Academy has its alliances with Rotaract Club, Red Ribbon Club, DCH, MSME, RUDA, RKCL, RMOL, CII and AIESEC.
Arch has come up with the department of fashion and apparel design in response to the fast increasing demands of the industry. The course aims to transform students into unique professionals / designers combining creativity, entrepreneurship, technology and market awareness. Fashion Design offers an internationally relevant context for their studies; at the same time it reflects the genius and concerns of the Indian Industry. Fashion Design as a course has a well integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum for in-depth knowledge and learning design, liberal arts, fabric development, garment engineering, research and forecast studies, market merchandising and information technology. The creative & practical inputs of this course provide the essential links between the consumer and manufacturer.
Fashion design alumnae can be employed in export houses, design studios, retail and fashion houses. They can work as a Fashion Designer, Fashion Coordinator, Design Manager, Fashion Merchandiser, Production Manager, Buyer, Quality Control Manager, Freelance Designer, Consultant, Stylist, Exhibition and Visual Display Expert, Fashion and Life Style Journalist, Costume Designer and Illustrator.