The Bachelor of Fashion Design
The Bachelor of Fashion Design at FDS is a three year full time, career focused, qualification that aims to prepare you for working as a creative professional in the global fashion industry.
The rigorous design program emphasises creative design practice and offers a diverse educational experience designed to assist you manage your creativity within the constraints of a dynamic business environment. On graduating from the program you will possess the knowledge and skills necessary for working as an independent design professional or as a member of a collaborative design team. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage design projects end to end.
Our primary aim is to equip you for sustained creative fashion design practice and to identify and nurture each individual’s unique signature and specific fashion interest. The program has been founded on the belief that creativity is best achieved when design exploration is supported by in-depth knowledge of, and hands on skills in, the craft of fashion and that sound technical knowledge is necessary for understanding the potential for innovation within the fashion garment.
The program content provides students with a comprehensive fashion design foundation and builds the students unique signature through in-depth investigation in fashion history, design, illustration, CAD, professional practice and realisation. Ethical, social and environmental responsibility is central to our core educational principles and these concepts are explored in theoretical concepts and through the practical design projects.
At Level 200, you are introduced to the business of fashion and apply their design ability to market specific design briefs. You have the opportunity to explore various specialist fashion areas before majoring in a specific are of fashion such as menswear, tailoring, couture, surface textiles and fashion branding. Ethical and social and environmental responsibility is central to our core educational principles
The final year of the program is dedicated to the signature Graduate Collection that brings together all the learning in the program.To achieve our aim to produce graduates that can manage design projects end to end, the graduate collection is a comprehensive brand proposal where the fashion collection is supplemented by a business plan, branding collateral, and a diverse promotional platform for communicating the brand, all of which is directed by you.This comprehensive fashion portfolio is presented to industry at the Graduate Show.
YEAR ONE | LEVEL 100.
FDDES101A Fashion design foundations
FDDES102A Applied colour theory
FDREA101A Fashion realisation 1
FDTEX101A Fashion textiles
FDVIS101A Fashion illustration 1
FDVIS102A Digital visualisation
FDCUL101A Fashion design and culture
FDDES103A Fashion design processes
FDREA102A Fashion realisation 2
FDVIS103A Fashion illustration 2
YEAR TWO | LEVEL 200.
FDVIS201A Fashion illustration 3
FDDES201A Design for specialty markets 1
FDREA201A Fashion realisation 3
FDTEX201A Textile print design
FDREA202A Fashion realisation 4
FDVIS202A Fashion illustration 4
FDDES202A Design for specialty markets 2
FDPFL201A Professional fashion design practice (incorporating 105 hours of internship)
And two electives from the list below:
FDCOU201A Couture studio 1
FDMEN201A Menswear studio 1
FDPFL202A Fashion branding strategies 1
FDTEX202A Fashion textile studio 1
FDTLR201A Tailoring studio 1
YEAR THREE | LEVEL 300.
FDDES301A Fashion design studio 1
FDDES302A Forming, testing and refining
FDPFL302A Global fashion design practice (incorporating 105 hours of internship)
FDREA301A Fashion realisation 5
FDDES303A Fashion design studio 2
FDREA302A Fashion realisation 6
FDVIS301A Digital brand communication
And one elective from the list below:
FDCOU301A Couture studio 2
FDMEN301A Menswear studio 2
FDPFL301A Fashion branding strategies 2
FDTEX301A Fashion textile studio 2
FDTLR301A Tailoring studio