Highlights

  • Travel overseas, immerse yourself in a different culture and be on pace with international design trends.
  • Enjoy a year of studying with one of our international partner universities in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.
  • Enhance your global employability and open unique career opportunities.

Highlights

  • Travel overseas, immerse yourself in a different culture and be on pace with international design trends.
  • Enjoy a year of studying with one of our international partner universities in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.
  • Enhance your global employability and open unique career opportunities.

Why choose this course?

Increase your global employment opportunities and enjoy a year of international experience studying with one of our 150+ international partner universities.

This degree combines the three-year Bachelor of Design (Fashion) with one year of international studies, giving you all of the outcomes of the standard degree, plus the advantages of a year of specialist international studies. Destinations include the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.

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

Real-world learning

Expanding your design studies internationally can provide you with an advantage in your career. You also have the option of undertaking overseas internships as part of your studies, applying your skills and knowledge to new challenges, in new environments. Design skills are highly transferable and gaining experience in countries known for their expertise in design will enhance your employability and open unique career opportunities at home and around the world.

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What to expect

Great design is happening all around the world. If you want to travel overseas, immerse yourself in a different culture and be on pace with the design trends emerging in another country, this degree is for you.

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 your third year of study you will spend two semesters (96 credit points) studing abroad before returning to synthesise your understanding of product development and retail readiness including developing a major final-year project.

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.

An additional year of International studies will enhance your global employability and open unique career opportunities.

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 - International (Fashion), you must complete a total of 384 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:
    • design specialisation units (minimum 48 credit points)
    • a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).
  • an international study year (96 credit points).

Note: Bachelor of Design - International is being introduced progressively, with first year introduced in 2019 and fourth year in 2022.

Special conditions

You'll need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for your exchange year, including:

  • be currently enrolled at QUT (not deferred).
  • have a GPA of at least 4.50. This must be maintained up until your time of departure for exchange.
  • you must complete DYB102 Impact Lab 2: People at any stage prior to your exchange.
  • be supported by your faculty, who will be asked to confirm your suitability to participate in the exchange program. They will consider any history of not meeting the standards of behaviour outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • be financially self-sufficient for the duration of your exchange. You'll need to pay for your own travel and living expenses.
  • agree to the key exchange requirements when applying for exchange. These include but are not limited to:
    • Abiding by the QUT code of conduct whilst on exchange
    • Attending the compulsory pre-departure session.
    • Abiding by all exchange conditions with regards to QUT insurance and registration with Customer Care. More information about this is given on the pre-departure page.

Students who do not meet these requirements will be ineligible.

Where possible QUT will try to ensure students get their preferred study destination, but this cannot be guaranteed. However every student who meets the QUT exchange program requirements, as well as DE45 course requirements, will be able to undertake an overseas study experience.

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design - International (Fashion), you must complete a total of 384 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:
    • design specialisation units (minimum 48 credit points)
    • a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).
  • an international study year (96 credit points).

Note: Bachelor of Design - International is being introduced progressively, with first year introduced in 2019 and fourth year in 2022.

Special conditions

You'll need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for your exchange year, including:

  • be currently enrolled at QUT (not deferred).
  • have a GPA of at least 4.50. This must be maintained up until your time of departure for exchange.
  • you must complete DYB102 Impact Lab 2: People at any stage prior to your exchange.
  • be supported by your faculty, who will be asked to confirm your suitability to participate in the exchange program. They will consider any history of not meeting the standards of behaviour outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • be financially self-sufficient for the duration of your exchange. You'll need to pay for your own travel and living expenses.
  • agree to the key exchange requirements when applying for exchange. These include but are not limited to:
    • Abiding by the QUT code of conduct whilst on exchange
    • Attending the compulsory pre-departure session.
    • Abiding by all exchange conditions with regards to QUT insurance and registration with Customer Care. More information about this is given on the pre-departure page.

Students who do not meet these requirements will be ineligible.

Where possible QUT will try to ensure students get their preferred study destination, but this cannot be guaranteed. However every student who meets the QUT exchange program requirements, as well as DE45 course requirements, will be able to undertake an overseas study experience.

Requirements

OP
6
Selection rank
89.00
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
DE45
QTAC code
421692
CRICOS code
096566A
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Offer Guarantee
No
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 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

Successful portfolio and meeting the minimum ATAR / selection rank score.

Important dates

  • Tuesday 4 August 2020

QTAC applications, intrafaculty change form, change of major or minor form 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 Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) undergraduate students changing course or major must instead submit an intrafaculty change form or change of major or minor form.

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

Portfolio feedback

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

I need more information

Contact the Creative Industries Faculty for more information on our interview process. You can get in touch by emailing ci@qut.edu.au or calling 3138 8114.

 

 

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 selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

421692 Bachelor of Design International (Fashion)

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

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
6
Rank
89

Prerequisites

You must successfully:

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

How to apply

  • We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Applications submitted after 30 November may not be assessed in time to start study in Semester 1 of the following year.

Portfolio preparation

Fashion portfolio preparation

Portfolio feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, the selection panel is unable to provide feedback to applicants.

I need more information

Contact the Creative Industries Faculty for more information on our interview process. You can get in touch by emailing ci@qut.edu.au or calling 3138 8114.

When do I find out my audition outcome?

International Admissions will notify you of your outcome by email from mid-November.

 

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

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.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $8,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $32,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

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