Fashion DESIGN &

SUSTAINABILITY COURSE

 

Course Overview

 

FASHION COURSES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

 

If you dream of a career as a Fashion Designer, Textile Designer, Designer-Maker or Production Manager, working in Sustainable Fashion, Product Innovation, Industry Transparency and Enterprise, this course is for you.

The Fashion & Sustainability course is perfect for people wanting to study fashion and shape the future of the fashion industry. Students will learn how to create forward-thinking fashion, with a focus on textile design, sustainability and ethical consumption. You will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working within many sectors of the industry including fashion design, reinvention, forecasting and enterprise.  

With a focus on fashion futures, fabric and textile design, and sustainable business strategy, you will gain the knowledge and skills to develop and manage a career in emerging fashion industries. Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Students will have opportunities to apply their studies by partaking in sought-after internships around Melbourne, along with hands-on experiences at major festivals like Melbourne Fashion Week, Ego Expo and more. 

You will also work closely with students from other courses to gain a well-rounded understanding of the ethics of the fashion industry.

 

WHAT YOU’LL BE STUDYING

Sustainable Fashion Design Course

 

BACHELOR DEGREE OR DIPLOMA?

 

Collarts offers two qualifications within the Fashion & Sustainability course, a Bachelor of Design (Fashion & Sustainability) and a Diploma of Design (Fashion & Sustainability). The Diploma is embedded within the Bachelor Degree. 

The Diploma consists of the first 2 trimesters of the 6 trimester Degree. Students may receive an offer into the Diploma or Bachelor Degree depending on their application and/or entry requirements. If students apply for, or receive an offer for the Diploma course, they may use the Diploma as a pathway into the Bachelor Degree. If they successfully pass the Diploma level qualification, they may then begin the Bachelor Degree in the 3rd trimester should they so choose.

If students apply for, or receive an offer for the Bachelor Degree, they must complete all 6 trimesters including trimesters 1 and 2, which are also considered a part of the embedded Diploma. If a student enrols into the Bachelor Degree and chooses to finish the course at the end of their 2nd trimester and they have successfully completed both trimesters, they may exit the course with the Diploma level qualification. Students enrolled in the Diploma and Degree will have classes together in the first two trimesters of their course. 

Please see course matrix above, outlining the embedded Diploma within the Bachelor degree.

Bachelor of Design 
(Fashion & Sustainability)

 

The Bachelor of Design (Fashion & Sustainability) will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of fashion and sustainability. The course ensures students develop practical skills and experience required to gain employment in the field of sustainable fashion business models and supply chains. The degree can be completed in six trimesters (two years) of full-time study. 

Throughout the degree, you will:

  • Create, develop and produce ethical fashion products and services;
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of global fashion practices, textile design, and sustainability;
  • Gain knowledge and experience in fashion business, styling, ethical responsibility, and zero waste techniques and technologies;
  • Develop an industry relevant portfolio and capstone project;
  • Study in our warehouse-style campus in the heart of Melbourne’s fashion district;
  • Undertake a 60-hour work placement, alongside additional opportunities to partake in sought-after internships and experiences at major festivals like Melbourne Fashion Week, Ego Expo and more. 

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

Diploma of Design 
(Fashion & Sustainability)

 

The Diploma of Design (Fashion & Sustainability) will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of fashion and sustainability. The course ensures students develop practical skills and experience required to gain employment in the field of sustainable fashion business models and supply chains.

Throughout the diploma, you will:

  • Create, develop and produce ethical fashion products and services;
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of global fashion practices, textile design, and sustainability;
  • Gain knowledge and experience in fashion business, styling, ethical responsibility, and zero waste techniques and technologies;
  • Develop an industry relevant portfolio of creative projects;
  • Study in our warehouse-style campus in the heart of Melbourne’s fashion district;
  • Partake in sought-after internships and experiences at major festivals like Melbourne Fashion Week, Ego Expo and more. 

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

ADMISSION & INTAKE

The Bachelor and Diploma of Design (Fashion & Sustainability) are delivered at the George St Campus and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. 

Admission Criteria:

Bachelor of Design (Fashion & Sustainability)
Diploma of Design (Fashion & Sustainability)

For intake datesduration and links to learn more, click here.

ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to apply for Collarts' Bachelor Degrees, you need to have successfully completed ONE of the following:

  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Interstate or New Zealand equivalent to VCE ie. HSC, QCE, TCE, WACE, SACE, NTCE, ACT Year 12 Certificate, or NCEA (New Zealand)
  • Overseas Secondary Year 12 Equivalent

To be eligible to apply for Collarts' Diplomas, you need to have successfully completed ONE of the following:

  • Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Year 12 Senior Level
  • Interstate or New Zealand Vocational Equivalent to VCAL ie. QCIA
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Interstate or New Zealand equivalent to VCE ie. HSC, QCE, TCE, WACE, SACE, NTCE, ACT Year 12 Certificate, or NCEA (New Zealand)
  • Overseas Secondary Year 12 Equivalent

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.

Collarts does not have subject prerequisites and does not require a minimum ATAR rank.

FEE-HELP & FEES

For more information on FEE-HELPFees and Tuition Assurance, click here.

For more information on International Student Fees, click here.

Admissions Requirements

ALL APPLICANTS: Applicants must undertake a 30 minute interview. During the interview we will ask you questions about your knowledge and experience within your field of interest as well as discuss your course choice with you. 

Diploma – Applicants are required to successfully complete VCAL, VCE, IB or state/international year 12 equivalent. If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age. The diploma can be used as a pathway into the Bachelor degree. There is no ATAR minimum or subject requirements.

Bachelor – 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 is no ATAR minimum or subject requirements.

Course Intake Dates: We run 3 intakes throughout the year, February, May, and September. Please see our Course Dates page for more information.

How To Apply

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

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