Diploma of Fashion Design and Merchandising

General

Program Description

1 YEAR DIPLOMA OF FASHION DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING

CRICOS 093196B

FASHION DESIGN STREAM

You are naturally creative and are serious about having a career in the fashion design industry but have yet to develop the necessary skills, our Diploma of fashion design could be the ideal course for you.

Our comprehensive hands-on courses will not only teach you the fundamentals of fashion design but also the innovative techniques used in modern practice. Through independent assignments and collaborations with fellow students you will be encouraged to apply your newfound skills in pattern making, fabric sourcing, garment construction, draping and production management to assignments that mirror real-world projects, and in the process develop a strong professional portfolio that showcases your best work.

Industry-focused from day one, you will get to work in a studio environment on assignments that mirror real-world fashion projects and be taught by international industry professionals who will challenge you to push the boundaries of your creativity and design thinking. The aim of this is to develop your skills, knowledge and experience so that you are better suited for employment in the fashion industry upon graduating.

FASHION BUSINESS STREAM

Our Fashion & Textiles Merchandising course will give you the skills and experience needed to successfully launch your career in the retail buyer industry.

Our course explores the principles and practices of fashion textiles and teaches you the necessary tools and techniques needed to gain employment in this evolving area. Through creative collaboration you will be actively encouraged to apply your newfound skills in fashion design concepts, pattern making fundamentals, garment construction, fabric and fashion sourcing, product promotion and branding, textiles and fabrication to assignments that mirror real-world projects, and in the process develop a strong professional portfolio that showcases your best work.

You will develop your awareness of digital textile and explore other skills such as fabrication, sourcing and production management.

In a studio environment, our international industry professionals will teach you many techniques used by experienced fashion and textiles designers, to take their ideas from concept to creation, including fashion design concept development and marketing merchandising, they will show you how to promote a fashion brand and industry networking.

FASHION GENERIC STREAM

By choosing this generic stream you will get a mix of both the design and business streams: best of both worlds!

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SUBJECTS:

Fashion Design stream

  • Fashion Design Concepts
  • Computer Illustration
  • Research and presentation Techniques
  • Patternmaking fundamentals
  • Sewing and garment construction
  • Draping
  • Trade sketch and rendering
  • Designing for outerwear
  • Tailoring garment construction
  • Pattern grading
  • Fashion Networking

Fashion Business stream

  • Fashion Design Concepts
  • Computer Illustration
  • Research and presentation Techniques
  • Patternmaking fundamentals
  • Sewing and garment construction
  • Fashion Production development
  • Production Management
  • Digital textile Design
  • Marketing and Brand Management
  • Textiles and Fabrication
  • Fashion Networking
  • Merchandising
  • Fashion buying

LOCAL DELIVERY DIPLOMA TUITION FEES PER YEAR

  • Tuition fees per year $24.560
  • $8,000 Bursaries available for the first 20 successful international students
  • Tuition fees per year minus the $8,000 Bursary $16.560

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Freelance Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator & Print Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Pattern Maker
  • Fashion Stylist

THERE ARE THREE ENROLLMENT DATES EACH YEAR

  • First enrolment date: 13th February
  • Second enrolment date: 5th June
  • Third enrolment date: 4th September

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • Two years tuition fee payment upfront, less 10% off
  • One year tuition fee payment upfront, less 5% off
  • Payment by Trimestral instalments per year of $5.520

STUDY IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

International students learn with Australian students in safe, friendly, multicultural classrooms. They are encouraged to participate and develop personal skills and confidence. For accommodation, students can select from homestay accommodation and house rental. The Institute has an accommodation service to assist overseas students with the selection of suitable accommodation.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR OUR COURSES

Overseas students are subject to the same entry requirements as domestic students with additional requirements:

  • Overseas student applicants must be aged 18 at time of application
  • Provide evidence of achieving a minimum Academic IELTS 5.5.
  • Completed High School to Year 12 or equivalent

Applicants are required to submit a resume and a creative portfolio
Prior to a letter of offer, an applicant will have to attend an interview, either in person or via SKYPE, if overseas.

ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE

Upon successful application and interview, the Institute will send applicants a Letter of Offer and Overseas Student Written Agreement with details regarding fee payment.

To confirm applications for enrollment applicants will

  1. Complete an Overseas Student Enrollment Form and submit with supporting documentation.
  2. Payment of tuition fee, registration fee and where applicable, overseas student health care fee
  3. Confirmation of enrollment (COE) issued by the Institute for visa application
  4. Note: Visa approval may take up to 2 months
Last updated January 2018

About the School

The Karl von Busse Institute of Design is an exclusive Boutique Design College based in Sydney’s CBD that is industry-driven and Internationally-minded; a more agile and truly unique design education ... Read More

The Karl von Busse Institute of Design is an exclusive Boutique Design College based in Sydney’s CBD that is industry-driven and Internationally-minded; a more agile and truly unique design education provider. Read less