The Fashion Design major in the Bachelor of Design (BDes) encourages you to be adept in problem solving and creative reasoning. It promotes originality based on a thorough awareness of your chosen field, resulting in the ability to create innovative fashion work destined for a multifaceted global industry. Many of our graduates have taken up exclusive fashion roles both locally and internationally.
You develop practical fashion skills including pattern cutting and drawing, and are introduced to creative design thinking and fashion theory. You also complete the first paper of your chosen minor
Year 1 papers
FASD501 Fashion Design Studio I (30 points)
FASD502 Fashion Design Studio II (30 points)
FASD503 Fashion Design Theory I (15 points)
FASD504 Fabric Interfaces (15 points)
FASD505 Human View (15 points)
In addition you will study one paper at level 5 from the minor that you have selected.
Your first-year skills are put into practice through a series of challenging industry-oriented projects that focus on developing design ideas across broad fashion areas - from streetwear to high fashion.Year 2 papers
FASD601 Fashion Design Studio III (30 points)
FASD602 Fashion Design Studio IV (30 points)
FASD603 Fashion Design Theory II (15 points)
FASD604 Industry Practice (15 points)
In addition you will study two papers at level 6 from the minor that you have selected.
As a second-year student you have an opportunity to visit an outbound exchange programme in:
Through the final-year papers, you develop your own self-directed projects that cover the spectrum of fashion-related disciplines, resulting in a body of work that is selected for a professional presentation (runway or showroom) at the end of the year to the fashion media and industry. You also complete the final paper of the minor you have chosen.
Year 3 papers
FASD701 Fashion Design Studio V (30 points)
FASD702 Fashion Design Studio VI (45 points)
FASD703 Fashion Design Theory III (15 points)
FASD704 Technologies for Design (15 points)
In addition you will study one paper at level 7 from the minor that you have selected.
You complete 60 hours of workplace experience in the fashion design industry - a great opportunity to network, gain work experience and develop your CV and portfolio.
Recent placements include:
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Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all prerequisite requirements and availability of enrolment space in each paper.
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Last updated: 23-Aug-2017 10.55am
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