Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design

Whitehouse Institute of Design

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096913J

Level of study: Undergraduate


Centering on innovative and conceptual design, Bachelor of Design, Fashion Design, offers comprehensive design education for ambitious individuals looking for a specialist career within the fashion design industry.

Our philosophy is to create a learning environment in which innovation and originality are nurtured within the full spectrum of fashion design and marketing practice.

We aim to produce versatile fashion specialists, able to solve problems creatively while drawing on a deep knowledge of their chosen fields and a critical understanding of the social, economic and cultural factors influencing their professional environment.

The Bachelor of Design, Fashion Design, is for students who want to pursue careers as innovative designers. It sets out to deliver a clear understanding and experience of generating, developing and realising a variety of creative womenswear, menswear and accessory design to a professional standard.

Students are encouraged to develop their personal design vision within the context of an existing and expanding fashion market, incorporating both classic and innovative design concepts. The diversity of the fashion industry is conveyed through a varied curriculum, targeted projects and the guidance of established and visiting lecturers who are specialists in this sector.

Essential skills you will learn include: design research methods, flat pattern cutting, modelling on the stand, garment construction, tailoring processes and finishing, technical specification, illustration and presentation, textile exploration, print making, marketing & branding.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Design specialising in Fashion Design is based on six trimesters with five subjects taught in each trimester. It comprises of 18 core subjects and 12 specialisation subjects. To qualify for the award of the degree Bachelor of Design a candidate shall accrue and aggregate of 288 credit points, including satisfactory completion of all subjects.

Graduate Outcomes

Here are just some examples of career outcomes our Fashion Design graduates have continued into:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Art Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Blog Director/ Editor
  • Magazine Editor
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Advertising Manager
  • Textile Designer
  • Pattern Maker
  • Costume Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Brand Manager
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Tailor
  • Trend Analyst

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Entry criteria

Equivalent overseas Senior School Certificate

English Language Requirements

  • Successfully completed previous studies in which the language of instruction, examination and assessment was in English, or
  • Completed an English proficiency test - minimum English standard Academic IELTS of 6.5 (with no band lower than 6.0) or TOEFL 79 -93.


Whitehouse Institute of Design
Sydney Campus
2 Short Street
Sydney New South Wales 2010
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