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Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles Bachelor of Arts in International Studies


City campus


Min. duration
5 years full time or
equiv. part time

course codes
UTS: C10307v1
CRICOS: 077338D
UAC: 609260

The Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles has been designed to enable students to create pathways of learning as they progress through the degree with a flexible and diverse approach to learning. Emphasis throughout this practice-based course is placed on value, innovation, creativity and responsible practice. Students should develop flexibility and confidence in working in and across the diverse environments that constitute contemporary practice.

The combined degree provides additional practical skills, in particular skills that make them aware of the international contexts of design, by providing them with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of a language and culture other than English.

The course centres around design studios which integrate practice-orientated learning around specific projects, and parallel the process that professionals undertake in industry.

Professional practice is embedded in all fashion studios and builds on contemporary industry practice within both local and global markets. Projects are developed through both individual and group work, to simulate design team environments.

The international experience enhances career options, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

The course is designed to provide students with an outlook and ambition that extends beyond the university, cultivating a collaborative and global vision of design. Central to the course is the integration of theory and practice in relation to fashion and textile design. Students are expected to develop an understanding of the formation and application of their own individual design language and theoretical position in relationship to historical and contemporary contexts.

The first year introduces design principles and challenges design thinking. Within the second year students have the opportunity to diversify according to their area of interest and strength in areas including innovation in material research, types of technologies, engaging with digital design, methods of construction, approaches to either flat patternmaking or drape.

The fashion studio and professional practice subjects in third year have been designed to extend students' understanding of global fashion and to provide students with a choice of design projects and areas of specialisation.

A further two years of study introduce and consolidate the learning of a language and culture other than English.

Typical study program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn semester and undertaking the course with the Germany major as the international studies major. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors in CBK90005; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major.

First year

Autumn semesterCredit pointsSubject code
83119 Thinking Fashion683119
83621 Studio: Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction 1683621
83622 Studio: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals 1683622
85503 Design Thinking685503
Spring semesterCredit pointsSubject code
83231 Fashion Cultures683231
83882 Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction 2683882
83233 Fashion Illustration Fundamentals 2683233
85502 Researching Design History685502

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 2015 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).

Student contribution amounts for 2015 commencing students can be found on the right.

Eligible students can choose to either defer payment of their fees through HECS-HELP, or pay up front to receive a 10 per cent discount*.
*Subject to the passage of legislation, the discount applied to upfront payments may be removed.'

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.

Student contribution amounts for 2015 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  


Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

Law, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, accounting, administration, economics, commerce
Mathematics, statistics, science, computing, built environment, health, engineering, surveying, agriculture
Humanities, behavioural science, social studies, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, education, nursing


If you are enrolled in less (or more) than 48 credit points in a year, you can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the above.

eg. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be
6/48 x $8,768 = $1,096

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

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

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each semester 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 2015 is $546. The total credit points are 240.

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.

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


Career options include buyer, fashion editor, fashion or textile designer, illustrator or stylist. Some students start their own business, while others work within an established company. Graduates may also continue studies at postgraduate level.

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Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK90005 Country major choice96
CBK90242 Sub-major/Electives (DAB)24
STM90790 Core subjects120

Additional information

Course duration

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

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

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: 58-66

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

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 and prizes


For Design, Architecture and Building and International Studies students

For All UTS students

Prizes and awards

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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