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STUDY fashion marketing + FASHION & SUSTainability

The Double Degree: Bachelor of Design (Fashion & Sustainability) and Bachelor of Applied Business (Fashion Marketing) course is perfect for people who are interested in both the contemporary issues associated with garment design and construction methods, as well as the business acumen and skills required for the fashion retail business. Scroll down for more info.

CLICK HERE FOR FEE INFORMATION
CLICK HERE FOR INTAKE DATES
CLICK HERE FOR INDICATIVE ENROLMENT NUMBERS

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Create, develop and produce ethical fashion products and services

Acquire an in-depth understanding of global fashion practices, design, and sustainability

Gain knowledge and experience in fashion business, styling, ethical responsibility, and zero waste techniques and technologies while also learning marketing, publicity, entrepreneurship and social media

 Learn practical skills in fashion merchandising, styling and trend forecasting

 Work on industry projects with fashion designers and brands

 Get hands-on experience running fashion shows, installations and gallery events

 Develop an industry-relevant portfolio of creative projects

Study in our warehouse-style campus in the heart of Melbourne’s fashion district, with access to our world-class studios, creative spaces and classrooms

Partake in several opportunities including sought-after internships and experiences at major events like Melbourne Fashion Week, Ego Expo and more

Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your double degree in three years with fast track study mode

→  FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees)

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10 AUSTRALIAN SUSTAINABLE FASHION BRANDS TO WATCH

Australia has become a home for sustainable fashion, as designers endeavour to create unique clothing pieces that embrace the earth rather than harm it. With consumers also holding their favourite brands to a higher standard, here are ten Australian sustainable fashion brands who are bound for an exciting road ahead.

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MEET THE STUDENTS WHO ORGANISED THE COLLARTS CLOTHES SWAP

Clothing swaps are one of the easiest ways to encourage an ethical fashion consumption in everyone: all it requires is clothes, people, and a passion for sustainability. Carrying that same passion in hand, meet the students who commemorated National Swap Day by creating their own event on-campus!

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FIVE WAYS TO GIVE YOUR CLOTHES A SECOND LIFE

In the age of sustainability, we’ve learned a lot about how the fashion industry has impacted the environment through fast fashion, toxic chemicals, and other unethical practices. But here's how you can make a change from your wardrobe to the next.

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK

Partnering up with Victoria's iconic Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW), Collarts students from Fashion Marketing, Digital & Social Media, and Interior Design students collaborated on a public project called Through The Looking Glass

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

  • Melbourne-Fashion-Week
  • Groovin The Moo
  • Falls Festival
  • Ego Expo
  • Peel Street Festival

"Consumers are demanding more transparency around how brands are operating, so the need for professionals to manage green policies, sustainable supply chains, and the integrity of brands will be crucial in the years to come."

DR. RACHEL MATTHEWS

Head of Design

Dr Rachel Matthews teaching students

"When I started the course, it was more about personal fulfillment. I really wanted to further my knowledge and learn about something I am passionate about. You learn so many diverse skills at Collarts that the options really are limitless."

EBONY TEWIERIK

Fashion Marketing Graduate

Ebony posing on the ground in fashionable outfit

"Fashion consumers want to feel good about the clothes they put on their backs. As a result, the industry is having to change. Not only is this helping to create a greener planet, but it’s also creating a whole new job market."

DR. RACHEL MATTHEWS

Head of Design

Dr Rachel Matthews

“I loved the environment and how hands-on the learning was. It was a mixture of really interactive lectures, class discussions, solo learnings and group projects. The teachers were great, I can’t talk highly enough about it.”

NAOMI TANNER

Fashion Marketing Alumni

Different clothing items displayed on mannequins at Fashion Graduate Showcase
DOUBLE DEGREE

DOUBLE DEGREE: BACHELOR OF DESIGN (FASHION & SUSTAINABILITY) AND BACHELOR OF APPLIED BUSINESS (FASHION MARKETING)

 

If you dream of a career as a Fashion Designer, Fashion Stylist, Textile Designer, Fashion Buyer, Fashion Merchandiser, Pattern Maker, or Product Developer, this course is for you.

The Double Degree: Bachelor of Design (Fashion & Sustainability) and Bachelor of Applied Business (Fashion Marketing) course is perfect for people who are interested in both the contemporary issues associated with garment design and construction methods, as well as the business acumen and skills required for the fashion retail business.

The Double Degree can be completed in 3 years full-time study if starting with the Fashion & Sustainability course; or 3.3 years full-time study if starting with the Fashion Marketing course; or part-time equivalents.

 

TAILOR YOUR DOUBLE DEGREE & INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE 

 

Students can choose whether they would like to start in the Fashion Marketing or Fashion & Sustainability course, with consultation from our Future Student team to identify which path is best for them. Click here to view the Fashion Marketing course.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DOUBLE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

 Gain an in-depth understanding of fashion business, marketing, publicity, entrepreneurship and social media

 Learn practical skills in fashion merchandising, styling and trend forecasting

 Work on industry projects with fashion designers and brands

 Create, develop and produce ethical fashion products and services

 Acquire an in-depth understanding of global fashion practices, design, and sustainability

 Gain knowledge and experience in fashion business, styling, ethical responsibility, and zero waste techniques and technologies

 Get hands-on experience running fashion shows, installations and gallery events, or in exclusive work opportunities with Melbourne Fashion Week, Ego Expo, and more

Develop an industry-relevant portfolio and capstone project

Study on-campus or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to submit a 300-word written statement on their interest in the field

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

→ Click Here for International Student Admission Requirements

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

 

BACHELOR APPLICANTS

Applicants are required to successfully complete VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent

VCAL students are not eligible for the Bachelor until they have successfully completed the diploma

If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age

There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE APPLICANTS

If none of the above qualifications have successfully been completed, applicants must be 20 years of age or older with 2 years of work experience to apply

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Non-Year 12 applicants may apply directly on the website, and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

Year 12 applicants must apply through VTAC. VTAC opens in August each year. Place the appropriate Collarts course into one of your preferences and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

International Students Apply Here

KEY INFORMATION

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Start Dates
February, May, and September
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Number of Units
24 in Fashion Marketing
12 in Fashion & Sustainability
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Duration
Standard 5 Years
Fast-tracked 3 Years
Or Part-Time Equivalent
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Study Mode
On-Campus
Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
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Industry Placement
60 Hours of Practical Placement
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FEE-HELP
Available
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Transparent Fees
$2,502.90 per unit
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International Fees
TBC

OUR CAMPUSEs

Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-8pm
Sat-Sun – Closed

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 9am-5pm 
Sat-Sun - Closed

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 9am-5pm 
Sat-Sun - Closed

Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 9am-5pm 
Sat-Sun - Closed