Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion) - Flinders University


Study pathway: Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (MST50116)


If your future is in fashion, rule the runway with the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion). This Flinders University degree is delivered in partnership with TAFE SA, and combines theoretical study with hands-on experience. Explore an exciting range of classes including computer-aided illustration and design, exploring the creative process, textile and business studies, patternmaking and garment construction, all in fully-equipped, industry-standard workshops. The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion) gives you a versatile skill set to begin your professional career in large or small scale fashion environments locally, interstate or internationally.

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Up to 3 years 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Fashion Designer Fashion Designer

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Information Session:

Thursday 14 November 2019
6:00-7:30pm at Adelaide City Campus - Fashion Room DG 11

Course Admission Requirements

any one of:

  • Any Certificate III or higher
  • Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Successful completion of SACE (year 12) results (or equivalent) achieving an ATAR of 60 or above

Full Fee
This course is conducted in conjunction with a University provider, fees are paid directly to the partner provider and may differ between institutions.

This course also has an incidentals cost of $121.00 for Two textbooks: Technical Drawing for Fashion by Basia Szkutnicka and The Swatch Book (2nd Edition) by Clive Hallet.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion) is a Flinders University degree delivered in partnership between TAFE SA and Flinders University. You will be required to undertake the TAFE SA Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (MST50116) concurrently with the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion).
    • Students will be registered with both TAFE SA and Flinders University. Separate fees apply for each institution. Please see Flinders Uni website for Bachelor fees. The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising MST50116 is offered as Full Fee Paying, delivered across 3 semesters, approximate total cost of $15,500.
    • You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan for the Diploma part of the course. VET Students Loans is an income-contingent loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their Vocational Education and Training (VET) tuition fees when studying one or more eligible VET courses.
    • Applications are made to Flinders University on the SATAC University undergraduate website or by clicking onto the Apply now button above.
    • Students will need to access industry specific machinery and major equipment while studying at TAFE SA Fashion Program.
    • Students are also required to provide their own equipment kit, consisting of basic sewing, patternmaking and design tools. An equipment kit list detailing the requirements and supplier information is provided to students by the TAFE SA Fashion Program.
  • Employment Outcomes

    In combination with the subjects studied within the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising, you will study 72 units (16 topics) in the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion). In Years 1 and 2 you will study: Marketing Principles Art Culture and the History of Fashion Patternmaking, Design and Construction Digital Media and Graphic Design for Fashion Visual Thinking and Creativity Event Design and Practice Textiles Theory and Practice Consumer Behaviour. In Year 3 you will choose one of two streams from: small-scale business (custom/bespoke garment construction); or large-scale business (product design and development). The first stream will focus on more advanced practical skills and will include advanced design, patternmaking and garment construction and small business topics. The second stream will focus on advanced design and product development and business topics such as: E-business; and Corporate Sustainability in Global Markets. Job role titles may include: Fashion designer, creative director, pattern maker, product developer, buyer, production assistant, trend forecaster.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion) - Flinders University
    The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion)* will prepare you to be a professionally qualified fashion industry participant, able to fulfil a broad range of career opportunities in fashion and related industries.
    For example, graduates may be employed as fashion designers, product developers, pattern makers, production managers, trend forecasters, stylists and fashion bloggers. You will have business and entrepreneurial skills enabling you to start your own label and small businesses or to work in large scale fashion enterprises.
    You will learn to develop fashion product and work with local, national and international supply chains. The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion) is designed to equip you with:

    • an understanding of conceptual design principles and the use of computer aided design technology in the development of fashion designs
    • practical skills and understanding of the processes of garment design and construction
    • high-level skills to communicate and negotiate with clients, and to undertake collaborative teamwork throughout the design and production process
    • the ability to analyse and apply design influences to determine trends and market opportunities
    • skills and knowledge to manage design, production and marketing processes and assess the commercial viability of designs *Students will enrol concurrently in the Flinders' Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design) and the TAFE SA Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (MST50116).

  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion)
    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion - VET Entry Pathway)
    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design)
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