Highlights

  • Study the longest running fashion degree in Queensland.
  • Learn to develop your design identity, working individually and in teams on real-world briefs and projects.
  • Be advised by leading fashion industry mentors, and learn about ethics and sustainability, industry practices and emerging digital technologies.
  • Embrace the opportunity to study abroad and gain global experience through international exchanges and internships.

Highlights

  • Study the longest running fashion degree in Queensland.
  • Learn to develop your design identity, working individually and in teams on real-world briefs and projects.
  • Be advised by leading fashion industry mentors, and learn about ethics and sustainability, industry practices and emerging digital technologies.
  • Embrace the opportunity to study abroad and gain global experience through international exchanges and internships.

Why choose this course?

New fashion brands are emerging all the time. Digital channels are allowing designers to not just show their work, but also tell their story and connect with audiences that share their values. If you love fashion and want to see your work on the catwalk, QUT can put you on the right path.

Our fashion degree is the longest running fashion degree in Queensland and provides industry standard facilities. You will be advised by leading industry mentors, and embrace the challenges and opportunities of twenty-first century fashion including ethics and sustainability, industry practices and emerging digital technologies.

In the studio, you will develop your design identity, working individually and in teams on real-world briefs and projects. Our students have opened pop-up stores, produced fashion magazines and websites, and collaborated with leading designers such as Lydia Pearson.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and creative styles via portfolio and academic achievement.

Real-world learning

QUT’s fashion course is the longest running fashion degree in Queensland and provides industry-standard facilities. You will be advised by leading industry mentors, who will help you develop your design identity as you work in the studio, individually and in teams, on real-world briefs and projects.  

Your skills will be rounded with real-world experiences through work integrated learning, study tours and chosen electives. QUT fashion students have completed international exchanges to London, Milan, Berlin, Amsterdam and Delhi, and secured internships with leading global brands including Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Antipodium and Tom Ford. International business skills and bilateral connections with designers are encouraged  through integrated programs.

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What to expect

Your degree will begin with introductory and shared impact lab units where, working with students from other disciplines, you’ll focus on problems and social issues and identify potential solutions connected to industry and community. 

Your introductory studies will focus on the theory and practice of fashion design, including hands-on studies of design fabrication that form the foundation for your technical skills and associated knowledge to realise your own design ideas. You will then build on this foundation through studies covering global fashion cultures, ethical and sustainable practices, as well as collaborative and communication skills.

In the later stages of your degree you will synthesise your understanding of product development and retail readiness including developing a major final-year project.

Double degrees

Fashion is an internationally recognised business powerhouse.  Study fashion with a double degree in business to enhanse your opportunities to work in diverse design careers internationally including fashion buying, fashion marketer, fashion finance, fashion business analyst, design forecaster and fashion entrepreneur.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Our fashion graduates have had a significant impact on the emerging Brisbane fashion scene and have launched internationally successful careers. They work as independent designers or with larger fashion houses. Others work as fashion stylists, international trend forecasters and product development managers.

Possible careers

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Marketer
  • Fashion Professional
  • Fashion Writer
  • Fashion retailer
  • Fashion stylist
  • Garment Technologist
  • Merchandiser
  • Personal Stylist
  • Retail Buyer

Details and units

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design (Fashion), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • a design major (144 credit points), including four shared foundation units (48 credit points) and 96 credit points from the fashion discipline
  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of both:
    • design specialisation units (minimum 48 credit points)
    • a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design (Fashion), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • a design major (144 credit points), including four shared foundation units (48 credit points) and 96 credit points from the fashion discipline
  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of both:
    • design specialisation units (minimum 48 credit points)
    • a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

Selection rank
77.00
Additional entry requirements
Yes
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2021.

Don't have a selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Course code
DE43
QTAC code
421672
CRICOS code
096565B
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Prerequisites/Additional entry requirements

You must successfully:

  • submit a portfolio
  • meet the minimum selection rank threshold.

Important dates

  • Tuesday 3 August 2021

QTAC applications, change of major request and the QUT online registration form open.

All applications and application forms close. Requests for applications and registrations after this date will not be considered. Make sure you allow adequate time to complete each stage of your application before application closing time.

How to apply

Step 1

Apply through QTAC.

Current DE43 Bachelor of Design single degree students changing major must instead submit a change of major request.

Step 2

Complete the QUT online registration form and upload your portfolio. You must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT student ID number to complete this step.

You must pay the non-refundable $70 application service fee via QUTPay. If you're applying via the Educational Access Scheme or the Centralised Assessment Selection Program, you are exempt from the fee.

Your application is complete once you reach the confirmation notice screen and receive your confirmation email.

Portfolio preparation

Fashion portfolio preparation (PDF file, 833.64 KB)

Portfolio feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, we can't provide feedback to applicants.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 94.00
Selection rank 94.00
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 87.65
Selection rank 87.95
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 76.45
Selection rank 77.15

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

ATAR/selection rank
77.00

Prerequisites

You must successfully:

  • submit a portfolio
  • have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent qualification

How to apply

Apply for this course via the QUT Application Portal.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

When submitting your application, you will be required to include your portfolio.

Portfolio preparation

Your portfolio should include a maximum of 10 pages of information and colour images that best demonstrate your current creative achievements, working processes, commitment, and potential.

Save your portfolio as a single PDF file, max 10MB.

Mandatory portfolio requirements:

  • Page 1: Your full name
  • Page 2: A statement that explains your choice of portfolio items (100 words).
  • Pages 3- 10: Demonstrate your design process including research, experimentation and final creative outcomes. This could contain photographs of current creative projects, design sketches, installations, photoshoots, drawings, textiles, collage, other mixed media and sources of inspiration. Most importantly, it should give us an idea of who you are: your creativity and your particular areas of interest in fashion and design. Try to include examples of work that you have done independently of school or other courses.

Selection Criteria

The selection panel looks for evidence of your creativity and imagination, visual communication. Try to provide examples that show how you think creatively and critically about fashion, how you are open to new ideas and challenges, show your work in progress that demonstrates your creative approaches to design and problem solving. Please note: no prior knowledge of sewing is necessary.

Portfolio feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, we can't provide feedback to applicants.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
* A grade of B in each component for tests undertaken prior to September 2018.
-- 350* 350* 350* 350*

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2022 fees

2022: CSP $8,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $32,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

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