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- Graduate with advanced technical and creative skills in fashion and highly developed business knowledge.
- Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion) is the only fashion degree in Queensland.
- Study a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
|QTAC course code||409632|
|QUT course code||IX35|
|Course duration||4 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
|Deferment||You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.|
Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
- Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts
- Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative and Professional Writing)
- Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)
- Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion)
- Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Interactive and Visual Design)
- Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
This combined degree opens up a wide range of creative and business careers.
You will graduate not only with advanced technical and creative skills, but also with highly developed business knowledge.
Immerse yourself in the fine arts major with up to 16 discipline units and gain in-depth knowledge in your specialisation. Your business degree component comprises eight business core units and eight business major units.
The fine arts areas include fashion, visual arts, interactive and visual design, drama, and creative and professional writing.
Additional entry requirements may apply.
Graduates have gone on to work in a diverse range of interesting careers, taking on positions such as:
- fashion designer
- visual arts specialist
- stage manager
- fashion manager or marketer.
Business component: Students may be eligible for membership to a number of professional bodies depending on choice of major and unit selection. Details on professional recognition can be found under the individual majors of the Bachelor of Business (BS05).
This course is made up of 384 credit points. Each component (i.e. Business and Fashion) comprises 192 credit points.
Your business degree component comprises eight business core units, and eight business major units. You will choose a business major from accounting, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations. Accountancy students will complete 10 major units and 6 Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.
2013 registrations have closed
Registrations for the 2013 intake were due on the 12 October 2012 and are now closed. If you had not registered and you are considering applying to study in 2014 we recommend you read the following information as a guide only as it details requirements for entry in 2013 and these may change prior to the 2014 intake.
Successful portfolio and interview
Submit your portfolio and additional supporting documentation with QUT by Friday, 12 October 2012.
Additional entry requirements
In addition to applying through QTAC and you must also before the closing date post or submit the following documentation to the Creative Industries Faculty:
- A Fashion Registration Form
- A copy of the QUTpay confirmation page from your online credit card payment for the $33 service charge (Please note: Q-Step and ATSI applicants are exempt from the service fee)
- A copy of your most recent school report and/or results of previous tertiary studies
- Personal statement - A typewritten personal statement outlining your reasons for applying to this particular course, indicating your personal strengths and your future ambitions (max 300 words).
Please note: Submitting your registration, portfolio and supporting documentation with QUT is separate and in addition to listing the course as a preference with QTAC. To successfully apply for entry into this course you are required to do both. The portfolio and interview process is managed by Creative Industries Faculty; however, all offers for the course will be made through QTAC in December.
Creative Industries Faculty Additional Entry
Z6, Level 1 The Hub-foyer delivery slots
Creative Industries Precinct
Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059
(opening hours from 8am to 6pm)
Creative Industries Precinct
Z6 Block-The Hub Level 5
Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059
A $33 service fee applies to all applicants, excluding applicants who seeking admission assistance via QUT’s Q-Step and/or Oodgeroo schemes. This payment is to be made via QUTPay and please ensure you print the confirmation page as you will need to attach it to your portfolio.
Frequently asked questions
What should my portfolio include?
Your portfolio should include a maximum of 20 20 single-sided A4 pages of colour images that demonstrate your potential as a fashion designer. This could include but is not limited to:
- Good examples of your sketchbook work (to demonstrate your ability to research a topic and develop ideas based on that topic).
- Fashion design drawings (showing your ability to create fashion designs, based on research and a concept). We are looking for evidence of fabric awareness, colour, and 3D thinking.
- Selected photographs that show good examples of any garments you have made
There is no one particular type of folio we are looking for, as long as you keep to the requirements of 20 single-sided A4 pages of your work. We are looking for something individual; a folio that expresses you, your talents and potential within the fashion industry. We would like to know what you think about fashion and what you like about fashion - or even what you don’t like about fashion. Think of the folio as a way of introducing yourself to us - and showing us your creativity and thought processes. Show us what inspires you and excites you.
Will my portfolio by returned?
You will need to provide with your registration form, a stamped, self-addressed envelope (appropriate to the size of the portfolio submitted) for your portfolio to be returned. Portfolio materials will only be returned to applicants that provide the envelope.
Interview locations and dates
Following the submission applicants will be shortlisted. QUT will be conducting interviews in November 2012 at the QUT Kelvin Grove campus. Should you be shortlisted you will be notified via email. Only submissions that include all the above stated requirements will be processed.
Who do I contact for more information?
Please contact the Creative Industries Faculty by:
Phone: (07) 3138 8114 and press option 3
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Accountancy, Finance, Economics and Marketing majors also requires 4 SA in Maths A, B or C.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: CSP $4,600 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: CSP $4600 (indicative) per Semester (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion)
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
See the Entry requirements tab for due dates for submitting additional entry requirements.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course 409632 because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.