Bachelor of Fashion Design


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00591E

The Bachelor of Fashion Design is a three year degree (or part time equivalent) that prepares graduates for creative employment in the fashion industry in Australia and overseas. The degree aims to produce highly creative, work ready design professionals who can apply their knowledge and creative ability across different work contexts and roles in the fashion industry.Students gain specific knowledge in design, fashion principles, illustration, visual communication, fashion production techniques and professional practice. Graduates will be equipped to manage the design and development process from concept to realisation. While the program emphasises creative design practice, it aims to produce graduates with broad knowledge and skills in fashion design, as well as specialist knowledge in a specific area or field.The Bachelor of Fashion Design also requires you to undertake two internships which as well as preparing you to enter the profession with confidence, will provide you with the opportunity to establish professional networks.Further information about this course is available on the TAFE NSW Degrees website


Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 24 subjects (240 credit points) made up of 21 core subjects and 3 elective subjects.


  • Fashion illustration 2

Standard entry requirements

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSApplicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:- a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR- a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR- a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR- the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent study at university or accredited higher education institution.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSApplicants who are invited to attend a pre-admission interview will be required to provide the following additional information to support their application for entry to this program:- sit a design test- submit a 500 word essay, and- submit a portfolio of design and art work. The portfolio will require you to showcase 8 - 12 examples of art/design related work that demonstrate your creative talent.SPECIAL ADMISSIONSIf you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTSInternational applicants must meet proof of eligibility and course entry requirements. In addition, international applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5 with a minimum level of 6 in any one band. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ultimo College, Main Campus Domestic: $51,600
International: $51,600

Fee comments

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

Fees are calculated at $2,150.00 per 10 credit point subject and $1,075 per 5 credit point subject. Students must successfully complete 28 subjects to obtain this qualification. TAFE NSW Higher Education tuition fees are subject to change.DOMESTIC STUDENTSFees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.FEE-HELPFEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their tuition fees. Find out more Study Assist websiteINTERNATIONAL STUDENTSInternational student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

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