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- The premier bachelor degree in fashion in Queensland
- Showcase your work to industry professionals
- Undertake an industry internship and business planning project
- Opportunity to study or work overseas through international exchange and scholarship programs
|QTAC course code||421672|
|QUT course code||KK34|
|Course duration||3 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
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At QUT Fashion we will nurture your creative spirit and embrace your individuality.
This conceptually driven design course is delivered in a studio environment where you learn about sustainable practices and digital technologies. Your design practice is contextualised through studies in fashion history, theory and industry. You can extend the scope of your fashion studies through opportunities in design disciplines such as interior design and architecture or in areas such as advertising, journalism or entrepreneurship.
Why choose this course?
QUT’s internationally renowned bachelor degree is located within the School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty. The course has a distinct interdisciplinary focus that embraces the diversity and opportunities for design in the twenty-first century.
This course provides you with the opportunity to experience real-world learning through industry and community internships, and throughout the course your work will be showcased to industry and the public.
QUT fashion students have completed international exchanges to London, Milan, Amsterdam and Delhi, and have secured coveted internships with leading international fashion companies including Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Antipodium.
View examples of student work on YouTube at www.youtube.com/TheQUTube
Our graduates have had a significant impact on the emerging Brisbane fashion scene and have successfully launched their careers internationally. Many of our graduates are entrepreneurial, starting their own labels and small businesses.
They excel as independent designers and have collaborated with larger fashion houses such as Sportsgirl. Others work as fashion stylists, international trend forecasters and product development managers, living and working in cities all over the world. Pathways to further study, including honours and research degrees, lead to diverse outcomes such as fashion curatorship and sustainability studies.
You will focus on the integration of conceptual design principles with the practical skills and understanding of pattern cutting and garment construction. You will gain knowledge of the materials, skills and processes involved in fashion design including trend analysis, and issues around sustainability and ethical production. You will develop core skills in drawing and fashion presentation and you will be introduced to key ideas in Fashion History and Theory.
Building on the skills from your first year, you will expand your knowledge of international fashion while developing your own design aesthetic. You will increase your knowledge of and ability to research fashion cultures and deepen your knowledge of fashion history and theory. Through electives you will develop a broader knowledge of design and creativity. You will have the opportunity to study abroad as an exchange student.
In your final year, you will consolidate your design identity and practice. You will develop a substantial body of work that will be showcased to industry. You will continue to diversify your studies through electives. Throughout the year you will identify issues relevant to your planned career and position yourself effectively for entry into the fashion industry or postgraduate study.
Minimum academic requirements
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Minimum English language requirements
Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System)|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)|
Haven't completed an IELTS or TOEFL test?
Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!
We offer courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.
When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.
Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!
You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.
Additional entry requirements
Successful portfolio and interview
Minimum completion of schooling comparable to Australian year 12
There are no closing dates for international applicants. We encourage you to apply as soon as you decide on the course you wish to study, to help you with visa requirements.
Additional Entry Requirements
Please send the following documents along with your F Form to QUT. You may post or e-mail your application.
- All documents requested in the F form
- Current passport sized photograph
- 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 send copies only – documents will not be returned.
What should my portfolio include?
Your portfolio should include a maximum of 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.
Interview Locations and Dates
If shortlisted, you will be contacted and interviewed during November 2012 at the QUT Kelvin Grove Campus. If you are unable to attend an interview in person, a telephone interview will be scheduled.
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: $12,300 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: $11,800 (indicative) per Semester (subject to annual review)
You'll need to pay some costs on top of your course fees.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
How to apply for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion)
You're ready to apply if you have:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
- Checked important dates
- Semester 1
201318 January Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 3, 4 and 5 applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.8 February Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 1 and 2 applicants and onshore applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.
- Semester 2
20137 June Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 3, 4 and 5 applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.5 July Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 1 and 2 applicants and onshore applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements
- Checked costs and scholarships
- Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
- Gathered supporting documents
All done? Then you're ready to apply.