FDS Courses

FDS offers variety of programs ranging from short courses, certificate qualifications and the bachelor of fashion design. For the most current information regarding enrollment in our courses or to register your interest, please contact us on: ultimo.fds@tafensw.edu.au

 

Bachelor Fashion Design

The Bachelor of Fashion Design is a three year degree that prepares graduates for creative professional employment in the fashion industry. The degree aims to produce highly creative, work ready design professionals who can apply their knowledge and creative ability across different work contexts and roles in the fashion industry.

The qualification is delivered with an applied focus where the theoretical learning is explored through various fashion related practical projects.  In undertaking the degree students have the opportunity to specialise in a range of areas including couture, tailoring, fashion textiles menswear and fashion branding. The course covers all important aspects of fashion design practice and learning is enhanced by two compulsory and facilitated internships and a final year programme where students produce a graduate collection supported by a comprehensive branding and communication strategy.

 

CERTIFICATE IV IN DESIGN (FASHION DESIGN)

This course is focused on Fashion Design and the Cert III Design Fundamentals (Fashion Design) is a pre-requisite for this course. You will build on fashion design specific skills gained in the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals and undertake more advance design related fashion design study. This course has a holistic delivery and comprises a major fashion design and branding project completed across a number of subjects. You will look at market segments and positioning, develop market specific design concepts and present your brand proposal to an industry panel.

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CERTIFICATE III IN DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (FASHION DESIGN)

This is an introductory design course for the Fashion industry and will provide a pathway into further studies in Fashion Design at Certificate IV, and then Bachelor levels. You will gain foundational skills in fashion illustration, colour theory, technical production sketches, Computer Aided Design specific for fashion design, as well as some fashion industry knowledge.

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CERTIFICATE IV IN DESIGN (TEXTILE DESIGN AND PRINTING)

This course targets an important niche sector in the design industry, namely the designer, printer who develops and prints their own designs on base cloths for a variety of end uses, including the fashion and or furnishing sectors. The course also provides training in design skills and knowledge for people who want to develop commercial fabric print designs for local and international markets. The emphasis of the qualification is to develop fabric print designers, who also have some technical knowledge of the mechanics of printing fabrics. You will learn how to create and print innovative designs for fabrics while you apply considerations of aesthetics and function, and use a range of design and fabric printing applications technology. The course trains you for entry-level work in large printing and design firms, small printing workshops, or self-employment.

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SHORT COURSES

Short courses are designed for everyone.

At FDS we offer following short courses:

FASHION PORTFOLIO INTRODUCTION TO FASHION DESIGN

SHIBORI: JAPANESE FABRIC DYEING TECHNIQUE

INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILE SCREEN PRINTING

TEXTILE SCREEN PRINTING 2

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL TEXTILE DESIGN 1 (PLACEMENT PRINT)

DIGITAL TEXTILE DESIGN 2
(REPEAT PATTERN)