Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion) - Flinders University


Study pathway: Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles (MST50122)


Get ready to rule the runway with the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion) from Flinders University delivered in partnership with TAFE SA. This comprehensive degree course offers the right blend of theoretical study and vital hands-on experience. Equip yourself with essential skills including, computer-aided illustration and design, the creative process, textile and business studies, along with patternmaking and garment construction, whilst learning in fully equipped, industry-standard workshops and studios. The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion) gives you a versatile skill set to begin your professional career in fashion locally, nationally, or internationally. The fashion industry has never looked so good, so make your mark now with this fashion degree from Flinders University and TAFE SA.

Example Career Profile
Print Course Page
3 years 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Fashion Designer

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Study Mode
Study Load
Information Session:

Wednesday 21st August 2024, 6:30pm - 7:30 pm Adelaide City Campus, D.G09

Course Admission Requirements

  • 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

Please Read Before Applying

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
Two textbooks: Technical Drawing for Fashion by Basia Szkutnicka and The Swatch Book (2nd Edition) by Clive Hallet - $121

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.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

    Read More

    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

    Read More


    FEE-HELP is a Government loan scheme that assists eligible higher education students enrolled in eligible higher education courses to pay their tuition fees. Eligible students can choose to use a FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of their tuition fees.

    Read More

    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

    Read More

  • 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
    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

    Higher Education

    Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles (MST50122)
    This qualification is intended for assistant design and product development roles in the fashion industry, as well as assistant roles associated with managing fashion product as part of a fashion enterprise. Skills include design and product development, as well as technical production skills to support management and fashion businesses. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units and 16 elective units.

    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 (Fashion) and the TAFE SA Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles [MST50122].

Back to Top