​BA (Hons) in Fashion and Retailing

​BA (Hons) in Fashion and Retailing

3 years
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The BA (Hons) in Fashion and Retailing program is a three-year professional course with 120 credits offered in collaboration with Limkokwing University in Malaysia. It is a unique course in Nepal that combines global knowledge, disciplinary skills, creative simulation, and practical application. The program employs multimedia instructional methods to expose students to local and global market trends and industry relevance.

This international curriculum provides students with comprehensive knowledge of the fashion industry at both national and international levels. It integrates theory and practical classes, allowing students to gain hands-on experience while learning and further enhancing their skills. The program focuses on skill development to prepare students for success.

The course structure encompasses various disciplinary skills, creative simulation, and practical application. Through multimedia instructional methods, students engage in creative merchandising, marketing, computer-aided design (CAD), and explore fashion trends through field visits and project presentations to the industry. Computer-aided design facilitates visualizing design concepts, pattern plotting, and modifying sketches to improve the cut and color blend. The program also includes computer-aided commercial graphic design, which emphasizes constant innovation and updates for creative versatility.

The training and course structure emphasizes software orientation, competence, and professional excellence. Throughout the program, students develop the ability to evaluate, predict, and respond to rapidly changing trends, keeping them ahead of the curve. 

The program has been approved by the Ministry, and students have the option to transfer their credits if desired.


  • Higher Secondary Education Certificate (HSCE) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 with a and a pass in English at Secondary Education Examination (SEE) OR
  • A Recognised National Diploma or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 OR
  • A Recognized Matriculation / Foundation or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 OR
  • A pass in an interview and a drawing test (except for Art and Design Management and History program) AND
  • English Proficiency Requirement for International student IELTS 5.0 OR TOEFL iBT 34 OR TOEFL PBT 410-413 OR CAE160 (Cambridge Advance English) OR CPE 180(Cambridge Proficiency English) OR CFE 154-161(Cambridge First English) OR PTE 36(Pearson Test of English Academic) OR MUET Band 3

Job Prospects

  • Fashion and Retail Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion PR
  • Fashion Communications
  • Fashion & Retail Manager
  • Fashion Journalism
  • Fashion Photography
  • Fashion Promotion
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Brand Management
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Textile Designer
  • Accessories Designer
  • Fashion Franchiser
  • Fashion Distributor
  • Tailor / Seamstress
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Production Manager
  • Business Development

Curricular Structure

Semester I

  •  Fundamentals of Sociology
  •  Principles of Retailing
  •  Design Management Principle 1 (EOD/POD)
  • Introduction to Management
  • English Language I
  • Fashion Model Drawing
  • Pattern Making I
  • Construction Technique I
  • Surface Ornamentation I (NC)
  • Performance (UCC)

Semester II

  • Principle of Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Retail and Logistics
  • Creative Development
  • English Language II
  • Construction Technique II
  • Fashion Illustration I
  • Surface Ornamentation II (NC)
  • Performance (UCC)

Semester - III

  • Fashion Design and Visualization: Design I
  • Fashion Design and Visualization: Production I
  • Hair and Face Design
  • Fashion Styling and Coordination: Red Carpet Glamour
  • Textile Design
  • English Language III
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Illustration II
  • Accessory Design I
  • Computer Application (NC)
  • Performance (UCC)

Semester IV

  • Fashion Design and Visualization: Design II
  • Fashion Design and Visualization: Production II
  • Creative Retail Design
  • English Language IV
  • Draping I
  • Women’s Wear
  • Accessory Design II
  • History of Fashion (NC)
  • Performance (UCC)

Semester - V

  • Human Resource Management
  • E-Commerce
  • Brand Management
  • English Language V
  • Fashion Event Management
  • Industry Training
  • Men’s Wear
  • Kid’s Wear
  • Draping and Grading II
  • Garment Construction
  • CAD II (NC)
  • Performance (UCC)

Semester - VI

  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Product Development
  • Retail Operation
  • Merchandizing and Technology
  • Professional Practice
  • CAD
  • Global Classroom
  • Portfolio Development and Thesis
  • Creative Pattern-Making (NC)
  • Performance (UCC)