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Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore

Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore

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Mission Statement

PIFD Vision:

PIFD aims to be a specialist design institute, catering to the demands of the industry. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive design education which focuses on the relationship between the designed product and the consumer. It aims to be the platform from which individuals can pursue challenging career options in the field of design.

PIFD Philosophy:

Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design seeks to produce graduates who are able to combine design capability with manufacturing dexterity to create products that are functional and aesthetically appealing. It also equips the students with necessary management and marketing tools in order to promote these products in the markets around the world. PIFD endeavors to create a new generation of creative designers and highly skilled entrepreneurs to cater for the demand of the new millennium.

International Role

PIFD's collaboration with international universities and institutions:

  1. L'Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, Paris, France
  2. Mod'Spe Institute, Paris, France
  3. Moda Pelle Academy, Milan, Italy
  4. ARS SUTORIA, Milan, Italy 
  5. Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand
  6. University College of Boras, Sweden
  7. Aalto University, Finland
  8. Konstfack University, Sweden
  9. Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
  10. London College of Fashion, UK
  11. Embassy of Republic of Indonesia, Islamabad
  12. Institute of Industrial Design Co. Ltd., Poland
  13. The Association of  Commonwealth Universities
  14. The Erasmus+ Programme in Higher Education and Youth

National Role

PIFD's collaboration with national universities and institutions:

  1. University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar
  2. Government of Punjab, PSDF Short Course Program
  3. Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
  4. Pakistan Leather Competitiveness Improvement Program (PLCIP)
  5. The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF)
  6. Fashion Central Media Group
  7. Hum TV Network
  8. Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC)

Main Focus

The main focus of PIFD in education is Design and Research.

Faculties and Departments

1. Faculty/School of Fashion Design

  • Department of Fashion Design

2. Faculty/School of Fashion Marketing and Promotion

  • Department of Fashion Marketing and Merchandising

3. Faculty/School of Textile Design

  • Department of Textile Design

4. Faculty/School of Accessories and Products

  • Department of Jewellery Design and Gemological Sciences
  • Department of Furniture Design and Manufacture
  • Department of Leather Accessories and Footwear
  • Department of Ceramics and Glassware

Bachelor Level Programs

           Programs                                                                                                   Duration

  1. Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design                                                           4 Year
  2. Bachelor of Design in Textile Design                                                            4 Year 
  3. Bachelor of Design in Jewellery Design and Gemological Sciences            4 Year
  4. Bachelor of Design in Furniture Design and Manufacture                            4 Year
  5. Bachelor of Design in Leather Accessories and Footwear                            4 Year
  6. Bachelor of Design in Ceramics and Glassware                                            4 Year 
  7. Bachelor of Science in Fashion Marketing and Merchandising                    4 Year   

Master Level Programs

M. Phil.  Art And Design Education

Research Activity and Main Areas

  • Design Education
  1. Fashion Design
  2. Textile Design
  3. Jewellery Design and Gemological Science
  4. Furniture Design and manufacture
  5. Leather Accessories and Footwear
  • Product Development

Doctorate Level Programs

Not Applicable

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

  1. Fashion Design
  2. Textile Design
  3. Jewellery Design and Gemological Science
  4. Furniture Design and manufacture
  5. Leather Accessories and Footwear
  6. Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
  7. Ceramics and Glass Design 
  8. Art and Design Education



    Application Deadlines

    Not Applicable

    Teaching Languages


    Semester Dates

    • Fall Semester           –    August to December
    • Spring Semester      –    January to May
    • Summer Semester   –    June to July

    Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

    Study   =      Approx. € 230 per month

    Living =       Approx. € 140 to 190 per month


    Bachelor: 1501
    Master: 46

    Teaching Staff

    Professors: 28
    Lectures: 64
    Other permanent teachers: 14
    Part-time Teachers: 20

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