Full Time: 3 years
, Part Time: by application
Holmesglen's Bachelor of Fashion Design is a cutting edge course for those who aspire to a career in the fast paced world of fashion. Innovative design is at the forefront of our delivery, underpinned by a comprehensive technical foundation in pattern engineering, garment construction and the application of CAD design tools.
Right from the start, this dynamic course connects students with industry professionals as they undertake local and international internships. Students learn a perfect blend of practice and theory from lecturers who share their years of local and global industry experience.
The range of opportunities open to our graduates is vast, from establishing their own business to positions with local designers and global companies.
Learn from our highly skilled educators, who are also practising professionals with extensive experience in the local and global fashion industry. They understand what it takes to be successful in the competitive world of fashion, and know exactly how to support you to achieve your goals.
Our classes are small and our continual investment in the latest equipment and software ensures you are kept abreast of the latest skills and techniques that the industry demands.
Holmesglen Fashion is located on St Kilda Road, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance, with inspirational views across the cityscape - an ideal learning environment to get those creative energies flowing and turn designs into reality.
Our state-of-the-art fashion facility is an easy stroll to visit suppliers, stockists, the National Gallery of Victoria and major fashion festivals, such as Melbourne Fashion Week and the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course and ATAR-based offers, download the Bachelor of Fashion design student profile (Word - 36kb
Our focus is to mentor you to thrive in this very competitive industry, and right from the start, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with practising professionals. Not only are you encouraged to seek local internships, your lecturers will support you to search for overseas internships.
Our students have interned with Rebecca Minkoff in New York’s famed garment district, JW Anderson, in London and Alice McCall in Sydney.
Design innovation, Manufacturing and pre-production, Pattern engineering, Professional
This course of 24 core subjects is designed around four main strands – Design Innovation, Pattern Engineering, Manufacturing & Pre-Production and Professional Practice.
Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
Manufacturing & pre-production 1
Professional practice & industry issues 1
Manufacturing & pre-production 2
Professional practice & industry issues 2
Manufacturing & pre-production 3
Professional practice & industry issues 3
Manufacturing & pre-production 4
Professional practice & industry issues 4
Manufacturing & pre-production 5
Professional practice and industry issues 5
Manufacturing and pre-production 6
Professional practice and industry issues 6
For details of credit points, learning outcomes, weekly contact hours, assessments, pre-requesites and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Fashion Design subject summary (Word 54-kb)
Good passes at Year 12/Matriculation or the overseas equivalent and preferably some relevant work experience.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Academic).
You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After completing this course, you will receive the BFD16 Bachelor of Fashion Design.
Bachelor of Fashion graduates can apply for entry to relevant Masters or other post-graduate qualifications.
Grade Point Average or other conditions may apply.
Graduate career opportunities:
When you graduate from this course you will have developed a thorough understanding of the fashion and textiles pipeline.
Holmesglen alumni work in the design, pattern and production fields for local designers and global brands; while others have launched their own fashion label.
There are many different career options in the fashion world, and we liaise directly with the industry to design the course content to ensure you are well equipped for these careers.
• Fashion Designer/Design Assistant
• Manual patternmaker and grader
• CAD pattern maker and grader
• Production Manager
• Garment Technician and Fit Technologist
• Small (design) Business Manager/Owner
• Independent fashion consultant/designer
How to apply
APPLY VIA AGENT
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
The above fees are per annum. These are indicative fees only.
Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education courses.
TUITION ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled. Overseas students refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.
Annual tuition fee:
These are indicative fees only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and other charges annually.
You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
To find out more about fees or payment options, visit Fees for International Students.
TUITION ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
For more details, please refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.