• Fashion model wearing Arnold Wachira's designs.

  • Kenya fashion Awards 2014 2nd place emerging designer- Arnold Wachira.

  • Arnold Wachira (Fashion Design & Student) receives his cash award from Dr. James Mwangi in a National Fashion Competition.

  • Fourth year Fashion & Marketing class interact with Fashion Entrepreneur- Fred Gitari, Co-Founder and CEO of Young Freddie Clothing.

  • A model posing in Arnold's leading design worn by Miss Earth Kenya in Philippines.

  • Kenya fashion Awards 2014 2nd place emerging designer- Arnold Wachira.

  • Fashion model wearing Arnold Wachira's designs.

  • A young entrepreneur- Gideon Mwangi Co-Founder and CEO of Simuka Ltd shares his experience with Fourth year Entrepreneurship class in Fashion Design & Marketing.

  • The black dress was worn in the Phillipines by Miss Earth Kenya (Designer Arnold Wachira)

Fashion Design and Marketing


The Fashion Design and Marketing programme offers high quality and dynamic training focusing on fashion design, apparel production, quality control and technical skills to enhance local and international trade in textile products. It is designed to assist individuals to become self reliant by training them for self-employment and diverse opportunities in the textile industry. Our dynamic and proactive approach in reviewing our programmes puts us at the forefront in meeting market demand.

We are committed to being the Department of choice, providing you with world class training and research opportunities that are market driven and able to meet the challenges of today's community and economy.

The department held a successful fashion show in December 2012. This was a premier show that enabled FDM students to showcase their end of semester projects to the public and various stakeholders in the Fashion Design and Marketing industry.The FDM department is also currently involved in curriculum development in partnership with various institutions of higher learning and industry players.


Career Opportunities
Fashion Design and Marketing graduates will find employment:

  • Fashion Houses
  • Fashion Sales Personnel
  • Garment Industries
  • Fashion Stylist/ Costume Designers
  • Teaching in Fashion Design Colleges
  • Fashion Illustrators
  • Interior Design Firms
  • Fashion Journalists
  • Self Employment Enterprises
  • Fashion Managers/Marketers
  • Textile Industries
  • Research Scientists
  • Jewelry Designers
  • Image Consultants

Internal  Links
Our teaching programmes are multidisciplinary and you will have the opportunity of studying units in other departments such as:

  • Art and Design

Fashion Design Gallery

FASHION DESIGN AND MARKETING ACADEMIC STAFFSOn enrolling in our department you will be taught by a qualified and committed team of 13 staff members. These lecturers comprise 1 Professor, 9 PhD holders, and 3 Masters holders on staff development in Kenyatta University and abroad. The department aims to have all the staff attaining doctoral status in the next few years. The staff members have degrees in the following areas of specialisation:

  • Fashion Design
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Textile Science
  • Community Resource Management
  • Fine Art
  • Home Economics Education

The staff members are:

DEPARTMENT OF FASHION DESIGN AND MARKETING
The department of Fashion Design and Marketing offers high quality and dynamic training focusing on fashion design, apparel production, quality control and technical skills to enhance local and international trade in textile products. It is designed to assist individuals to become self reliant by training them for self-employment and diverse opportunities in the textile industry.
1). BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (FASHION DESIGN AND MARKETING)    msword        pdf
Entry requirements:
Candidates must satisfy the minimum entry requirement of Kenyatta University. In addition, candidates must have done at least one of the following subjects at KCSE and passed with minimum of grade C+: Art and Design/Home Science and any one Science subject OR C plain with a Diploma in Fashion Design or Clothing Technology from recognized institutions.
2). MASTER OF SCIENCE (FASHION DESIGN AND MARKETING)        msword         pdf
Entry requirements:
Eligibility for registration for M.Sc. degree in Fashion Design and Marketing will include the following:
A holder of First class or Upper second class Bachelor of Science in Textile Science and Design or B.Sc. in Textiles, Clothing or Fine Art which has bias in textiles or its equivalent from a recognized university. A holder of First class or Upper second class Bachelor of Education (Home Economics or Home Science). A holder of B.Sc. in Textiles, Clothing or Fine Art, which has bias in Textiles, from recognized university. A holder of Lower second class B.Sc. in textile science and design or textiles, Clothing or Fine Art which has a bias in textiles or BED (Home Economics or Home Science) or its equivalent from a recognized university with at least 2 years of related work experience after graduation.
Career prospects:
Fashion Design and Marketing graduates will find employment in fashion design, garment manufacturing, interior design, textile research, quality inspection, textile marketing and NGO’s. They can establish their own business and create employment opportunities for others.
3). PHD IN FASHION DESIGN AND MARKETING
Masters Degree in relevant area of study from Kenyatta University or any other recognized institution

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SERVICE DELIVERY CHARTER

We are Committed to Courtesy and Excellence in Service Delivery

Services Rendered

Requirements

Charges

Timeline

Unit Registration

  • Student Unit Registration Form
  • Finance clearance
  • Missing unit

Free

As per University dates

Teaching

Learning materials

Free

As per Time table

Academic Counselling

Request from student/ poor performance

Free

Immediate

Examination

Identification documents

Free

As per Exam time table

Examinations Results queries

Marks Form

  • Registration Forms
  • Fulfilment of all requirements

Free

1 Week

Processing of Postgraduate proposal/Thesis

 

Free

2 Weeks


In case of complaints or compliments regarding the services offered, please contact:

Chairperson, Fashion Design and Marketing Department                

Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100

Nairobi, Tel. (020) 8710901, Cisco 4122                                           Mobile: 0733826829

Email: chairman-fashion @ku.ac.ke

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Naomi KerosiNaomi Kerosi
Fashion Design  garments


My name is Naomi Kerosi and I am a fourth year Fashion Design and Marketing student at Kenyatta University. The reason I chose fashion is because I had an interest in changing how people view their homes, so obviously I had a keen interest in interior design. It is definitely something I see myself doing as a career. The experience for me over the years has been quite interesting. I knew fashion involved clothing, I just did not know there was so much about clothing one could learn. I believe fashion is an acquired taste, it may not have been my course of choice when I joined campus, but now I cannot think of doing anything else. I am honoured to have joined the Fashion and Marketing Department.
 
Samuel Obiki
I chose Fashion Design because I have always loved creating new things from toys to jewels. Fashion is a form of wearable art, a way of expressing oneself and a total pursuit of happiness. Fashion involves creation of beautiful products and an avenue to making people more beautiful, it is a trend setting and one of the fastest growing and job creating industry globally. Apart from satisfying my curious nature, I chose fashion because I wanted to succeed in life; after all, all of us are after success.
My training and exposure in the Fashion Design and Marketing Department has made my dreams come true.

 

 

 

 Research Activities 

The main thematic areas of research within the department include Fashion Design, Textile Science, Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Entrepreneurship. Members of staff are currently engaged in the following research areas:

  • Home Economics Education, Clothing & Textiles
  • Anthropometrics
  • Garment Manufacture, Micro and small Enterprise,
  • Fashion Design, Textile Crafts
  • Sustainability in Fashion
  • Textile Science, Micro and Small Enterprise
  • Fashion Design
  • E-Marketing in Fashion Design
  • Fashion Design and Textile Science

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