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.
Career opportunities, include:
Pathways to further study:
- Bachelor of Fashion graduates can apply for entry to relevant Masters or other post-graduate qualifications. Grade Point Average or other conditions may apply.
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Studying the Bachelor of Fashion Design at Holmesglen
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.
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.
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.
Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm
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.
||Pattern Engineering 1
||Manufacturing & pre-production 1
||Design innovation 1
||Professional practice & industry issues 1
||Pattern engineering 2
||Manufacturing & pre-production 2
||Design innovation 2
||Professional practice & industry issues 2
||Pattern engineering 3
||Manufacturing & pre-production 3
||Design innovation 3
||Professional practice & industry issues 3
||Pattern engineering 4
||Manufacturing & pre-production 4
||Design innovation 4
||Professional practice & industry issues 4
||Pattern engineering 5
||Manufacturing & pre-production 5
||Design innovation 5
||Professional practice and industry issues 5
||Pattern engineering 6
||Manufacturing and pre-production 6
||Design innovation 6
||Professional practice and industry issues 6
| Code || Name |
|BFD101||Pattern Engineering 1|
|BFD102||Manufacturing & pre-production 1|
|BFD103||Design innovation 1|
|BFD104||Professional practice & industry issues 1|
|BFD105||Pattern engineering 2|
|BFD106||Manufacturing & pre-production 2|
|BFD107||Design innovation 2|
|BFD108||Professional practice & industry issues 2|
|BFD201||Pattern engineering 3|
|BFD202||Manufacturing & pre-production 3|
|BFD203||Design innovation 3|
|BFD204||Professional practice & industry issues 3|
|BFD205||Pattern engineering 4|
|BFD206||Manufacturing & pre-production 4|
|BFD207||Design innovation 4|
|BFD208||Professional practice & industry issues 4|
|BFD301||Pattern engineering 5|
|BFD302||Manufacturing & pre-production 5|
|BFD303||Design innovation 5|
|BFD304||Professional practice and industry issues 5|
|BFD305||Pattern engineering 6|
|BFD306||Manufacturing and pre-production 6|
|BFD307||Design innovation 6|
|BFD308||Professional practice and industry issues 6|
Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course, download the Bachelor of Fashion Design student profile (Word-61kb).
For details on ATAR-based offers, download the 2020 ATAR-based Offers for the Bachelor of Fashion Design (Word - 57kb).
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)
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.
Connections with industry
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.
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.
Our focus is to mentor you to thrive in this very competitive industry, and 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.
The range of opportunities open to our graduates is vast, from establishing their own business to positions with local designers and global companies. Holmesglen alumni work in the design, pattern and production fields for local designers and global brands; while others have launched their own fashion label.
How to apply
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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.
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|Course Fee||$18,800.00||Per annum|
|Materials fee||$525.00||Per annum|
|Non Tuition Costs*
*Includes but is not limited to living costs, overseas student health cover insurance premium and visa fees. Additional living costs apply for spouse/de facto and dependent children.
Other costs relating to obtaining a Working with Children Check, National Police Check or immunisation costs may apply, as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
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