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Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Fashion and Textiles

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
1 year full time or
equiv. part time

course codes
UTS: C09060v1
CRICOS: 077330A

The Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Fashion and Textiles is an internationally recognised degree that gives students the start they need to pursue careers across all facets of the international fashion industry. The degree provides the conceptual knowledge and garment-making skills required to transform creative vision into compelling fashion statements.

The course centres on design studios which integrate practice-oriented learning into specific projects and parallel to the processes that professionals undertake in industry. The honours year allows the development and realisation of major projects as a professional design outcome.

The Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Fashion and Textiles is an internationally recognised degree that gives students the start they need to pursue careers across all facets of the international fashion industry. The degree provides the conceptual knowledge and garment-making skills required to transform creative vision into compelling fashion statements.

The course centres on design studios which integrate practice-oriented learning into specific projects and parallel to the processes that professionals undertake in industry. The honours year allows the development and realisation of major projects as a professional design outcome.

Course aims

The course aims to produce graduates who aspire to the highest level of practice and are capable of adapting to the changing nature of the industry and research by developing creative solutions within the context of rapidly changing global fashion.

The course is designed to provide students with outlook and ambition that extend beyond the University, cultivating a collaborative and global vision of design. The driving force of this course is critical and reflective design practice. It advances critical research skills and challenges students to question, analyse and redefine existing methodologies in fashion and textile practice.

Typical study program

The typical course program is shown below.

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
83921 Research: Fashion and Textiles Dissertation683921
83922 Research: Professional Practice Identity683922
83923 Research: Fashion Concept Lab1283923
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
83900 Research Realisation: Major Project2483900

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$27,040 to A$40,350 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $658. The total credit points are 48.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include womenswear designer, menswear designer, fashion production, art/creative director, textile designer, print designer, fashion forecasting. Some graduates start their own business, while others work within an established company locally or with larger international brands. Graduates may also continue studies at postgraduate level in both coursework or research degrees.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
83921 Research: Fashion and Textiles Dissertation6
83922 Research: Professional Practice Identity6
83923 Research: Fashion Concept Lab12
83900 Research Realisation: Major Project24
Total48

Course structure explained

Students must complete 48 credit points comprising two 6-credit-point research subjects, one 12-credit-point research subject and one 24-credit-point major project.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is offered on a one-year, full-time or part-time equivalent basis.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles (C10306) who have completed the course within the past three years and attained an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 72.5 or above are made a threshold offer.

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles who have completed the course within the past three years and attained an overall WAM between 70.0 and 72.49 must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place:

  • a digital portfolio of 10 landscape PDFs (print on A4) that display digital files, scans and/or photographs of original design work done by the applicant (maximum size 5MB)
  • a written statement (200–300 words) addressing the applicant's reasons for undertaking honours-level study in design at UTS and the specific learning that they are seeking given their intended career direction on completion of the degree
  • a written statement (200–300 words) and project proposal outline that includes a project description, identification of research context, description of specific research focus, and set of design methods, techniques, materials and approaches to be employed (include reference to three fashion practitioners as examples of experimental practice relevant to the proposed project), and
  • a one-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates the applicant's design or related experience.

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles who have completed the course four or more years ago must also provide the above additional material.

Applicants with a degree which is equivalent to the UTS Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles and who have attained an overall WAM of 70.0 or above must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place:

  • a verified copy of the candidate's previous academic transcript
  • a digital portfolio of 10 landscape PDFs (print on A4) that display digital files, scans and/or photographs of original design work done by the applicant (maximum size 5MB)
  • a written statement (200–300 words) addressing the applicant's reasons for undertaking honours-level study in design at UTS and the specific learning that they are seeking given their intended career direction on completion of the degree
  • a written statement (200–300 words) and project proposal outline that includes a project description, identification of research context, description of specific research focus, and set of design methods, techniques, materials and approaches to be employed (include reference to three fashion practitioners as examples of experimental practice relevant to the proposed project), and
  • a one-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates the applicant's design or related experience.

Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

International applicants must also attend an interview (via Skype) with the program director. Digital copies of both the academic transcripts and portfolio must be sent to the program director prior to the interview.

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Fashion and Textiles in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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