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ARB402 | 102456H | CRICOS Provider number 00212K

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Applied Fashion)

In partnership with the University of Canberra

Add flair to your career in fashion with this hands-on degree and develop a broad range of advanced technical and creative skills.

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TIME 3 years / Full Time NEXT START DATE 01 Aug 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Annual indicative cost
$7,950

Course overview

Add flair to your career in fashion with this hands-on degree and develop a broad range of advanced technical and creative skills. Delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra, this course features an innovative and applied approach to fashion education.

You will engage in holistic creative projects and learn problem solving and analytical tasks which will prepare you to work within the industrial, social and cultural creation frameworks needed to build a career in this dynamic field. You will also learn to develop fashion concepts and communicate those concepts through cutting edge visual artefacts, and produce fashion items within well-articulated design briefs. You will learn to excel and are encouraged to venture outside the immediate discipline of fashion design and visual media to assess the needs of the ever-changing global economy to provide design solutions for the future. 
You will graduate with advanced technical skills in fashion design and manufacturing, alongside theoretical understandings of how the fashion systems work. You will be able to enter the exciting and diverse fashion industry with a strong commitment to creative approaches for problem solving, and a personal design philosophy which is demonstrated in proficiency in pattern engineering and 3D garment construction though applied apparel technology. 

 

What can I do?

  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Production Manager
  • Fashion Designer

Course outcome:

ARB402 Bachelor of Creative Industries (Applied Fashion)

Advanced standing

If you’re a current TAFE Queensland diploma student, you’re in a unique position to take advantage of our diploma-to-degree pathway option. As soon as you successfully complete your diploma, you automatically qualify for a provisional place in a relevant University of Canberra degree, with up to one years’ credit.

World-class facilities

Our custom-built fashion facilities include multiple learning spaces designed to encourage hands-on, collaborative work in both group and individual projects. Students have access to a lab fitted out with various industrial sewing machines, irons and cutting tables. Pattern making studios and lecture rooms feature both communal tables and individual cubicles where students will have access to the latest digital design software.

What you will study.

If you have completed the below diploma, you will gain up to a year's credit towards this qualification:

This is a typical study pattern and may differ depending on credit received. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

Year 1 Semester 1

  • Year 1 Semester 1

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11597
    Design Identity 1 - Level 1
    UNIT CODE :
    11597
    Unit description :
    Design Identity 1 introduces students to design theory and pivotal concepts regarding fashion and its context in social history. This unit will encourage students to explore a range of design skills that can inspire creative thinking. The unit focuses on ways of originating and developing fashion research, and appropriate methods applied to the creative industries. The unit also promotes the exploration and experimentation with different critical and methodological perspectives to research for fashion design, in addition to examining established research methods.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design Identity 1 - Level 1
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 9720
    Applied Fashion Technology 1 - Level 1
    UNIT CODE :
    9720
    Unit description :
    Applied Fashion Technology 1 will allow students to develop a basic understanding of the product development process. This is a technical unit that introduces students to garment construction at the industrial level. A series of practical studio workshops will cover: - studio space health and safety compliance; - pattern cutting and basic block construction; - operation of basic industrial sewing machinery; and - sample construction using basic stitches and seams.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Applied Fashion Technology 1 - Level 1
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11591
    Professional Orientation (Creative Industries and digital Design) - Level 1
    UNIT CODE :
    11591
    Unit description :
    This unit introduces students to the diverse opportunities in the world of creative and digital design industries. Aspects that will be considered include: contemporary demands of the industry including social responsibility, ethical and sustainability issues. Through engagement with industry and community, students will gain an understanding of global discipline knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform as responsible, capable creative industry and digital design professionals. Students will start their career awareness and planning through approaches such as five year plans and ePortfolios.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Professional Orientation (Creative Industries and digital Design) - Level 1
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • OEU
    Open Elective Unit
    UNIT CODE :
    OEU
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Open Elective Unit
    (Credit points: 3)

Year 1 Semester 2

  • Year 1 Semester 2

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11595
    The Big Picture - Level 2
    UNIT CODE :
    11595
    Unit description :
    This project-based unit provides students with a unique opportunity, working in small cross-disciplinary teams, to explore courageous or experimental projects, without the pressure of having to produce something that is objectively 'successful'. Assessment in this unit will focus not upon the quality or otherwise of the group-driven creative outputs, but rather upon the reflective, individual exegetical and reflective components that accompany them.
  • UNIT NAME
  • The Big Picture - Level 2
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11598
    Design Identity 2 - Level 1
    UNIT CODE :
    11598
    Unit description :
    Students will further develop awareness towards the creation of original design concepts based upon innovative solutions and appropriate design technologies. Cultural Studies is used to introduce students to critical concepts and means of thinking about fashion and its societal and cultural contexts. Students are required to complete significant amounts of academic readings in order to complete a formal written component for assessment. The unit also focuses on developing effective design communication skills through the use of appropriate technologies and applications, presentation of design concepts, and portfolio generation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design Identity 2 - Level 1
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 9721
    Applied Fashion Technology 2 - Level 1
    UNIT CODE :
    9721
    Unit description :
    This unit will further build on the essential skills for garment construction and manual pattern cutting through the introduction of (CAPD) computer aided pattern design. Through practice-based research, students will continue to develop applied knowledge of different fabrics and textile processes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Applied Fashion Technology 2 - Level 1
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • OEU
    Open Elective Unit
    UNIT CODE :
    OEU
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Open Elective Unit
    (Credit points: 3)

Year 2 Semester 1

  • Year 2 Semester 1

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11596
    Creativity and Culture: Truth and Ideation - Level 2
    UNIT CODE :
    11596
    Unit description :
    This unit challenges the notions of truth and knowledge. It will explore the idea of cultural relativity and challenge our own way of thinking. Knowledge generation will be examined by exploring fictional and historical worlds that establish their own truths and ideations.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Creativity and Culture: Truth and Ideation - Level 2
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11599
    Design Contextualisation 1 - Level 2
    UNIT CODE :
    11599
    Unit description :
    Design Contextualisation 1 unit introduces students to the broader aspects of the industry through the study of fashion business and designing for specific markets. Students will understand how the industry operates commercially at an international level, and how regional market demands are fulfilled. Students explore through design development areas related to market trends and global distribution channels. Students will have the opportunity to engage within an industrial context through forward thinking creative responses to the project brief.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design Contextualisation 1 - Level 2
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11593
    Creative Practice 1 - Level 1
    UNIT CODE :
    11593
    Unit description :
    Creative Project 1 focuses on the independent conceptualisation, planning and realisation of a student-generated work in the creative field. The unit aims to introduce the student to working independently as a freelance creative, applying all principles and skills gained from other core units.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Creative Practice 1 - Level 1
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • OEU
    Open Elective Unit
    UNIT CODE :
    OEU
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Open Elective Unit
    (Credit points: 3)

Year 2 Semester 2

  • Year 2 Semester 2

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11017
    Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning - Level 2
    UNIT CODE :
    11017
    Unit description :
    In this unit students will work with academics, peers and industry partners to apply their learning in real-world contexts, develop employability skills and strengthen the disciplinary skills and knowledge needed to contribute to and excel in their professions. Authentic learning experiences will include simulated workplace experiences, industry collaborations, competitions, internships, exhibitions or studio work.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning - Level 2
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11600
    Design Contextualisation 2 - Level 2
    UNIT CODE :
    11600
    Unit description :
    Design Contextualisation 2 centres the discussion of ethical and sustainable practices in fashion. The unit introduces students to a range of innovative technologies and industrial machinery. Students will continue to contextualise their applied practice and increase their skill base in relation to critical analysis and evaluation through the articulation of self-appraisal. Through external engagement, students are given the opportunity to consolidate their understanding of the fashion industry. Students will combine creative, practical, intellectual and entrepreneurial skills within an industrial context to respond to a brief.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design Contextualisation 2 - Level 2
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • OEU
    Open Elective Unit
    UNIT CODE :
    OEU
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Open Elective Unit
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • OEU
    Open Elective Unit
    UNIT CODE :
    OEU
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Open Elective Unit
    (Credit points: 3)

Year 3 Semester 1

  • Year 3 Semester 1

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11018
    Professional Practice 2: Work Integrated Learning - Level 3
    UNIT CODE :
    11018
    Unit description :
    In this unit students will further develop their abilities as agile professionals with the transferable employability skills and critical and creative abilities to work across industries and sectors and craft diverse employment paths. They will integrate disciplinary knowledge with the professional skills required in their industry through authentic simulated or real workplace experiences, international exchanges or industry collaborations or projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Professional Practice 2: Work Integrated Learning - Level 3
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 9728
    Negotiated Concept for Fashion 1 - Level 3
    UNIT CODE :
    9728
    Unit description :
    The Negotiated Concept for Fashion 1 provides students the ability to formulate a self-directed innovative and enterprising project. In response to contemporary industry issues students are required to develop a strategy directed towards a major piece of fashion product design and development work. Informed by research, this work will be industrially relevant. Through this unit, students to able to investigate and justify the means through which the work can be realised. Building on the knowledge and skills students have acquired, they will apply research into relevant cultural and historical debates and the current industry to produce a critical analysis of their personal practice.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Negotiated Concept for Fashion 1 - Level 3
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • OEU
    Open Elective Unit
    UNIT CODE :
    OEU
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Open Elective Unit
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • OEU
    Open Elective Unit
    UNIT CODE :
    OEU
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Open Elective Unit
    (Credit points: 3)

Year 3 Semester 2

  • Year 3 Semester 2

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11592
    Professional Evidence (Creative Industries and Digital Design) - Level 3
    UNIT CODE :
    11592
    Unit description :
    This unit prepares students for professional work in the cultural sector and finalises and reviews your ePortfolio. Through practical activities, such as preparing a grant application, developing a team-based project proposal, and researching a cultural organisation, students learn to relate their discipline specific knowledge to a range of professional contexts. The unit will emphasise the significance of multiculturalism, cultural consumption and globalisation as key influences shaping cultural work in the twenty first century.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Professional Evidence (Creative Industries and Digital Design) - Level 3
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 9729
    Negotiated Concept for Fashion 2 - Level 3
    UNIT CODE :
    9729
    Unit description :
    Negotiated Concept for Fashion 2 will continue to undertake research and develop personal responses and concepts in the form of a major project. Students will investigate and develop objectives to identify individually negotiated project outcomes. Students will engage fully with their responsibilities as a designer (product developer) and demonstrate an understanding of how their work fits within the fashion industry. The unit also provides an opportunity for students to showcase their outcomes through a collaborative fashion event.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Negotiated Concept for Fashion 2 - Level 3
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • 11594
    Creative Practice 2 - Level 2
    UNIT CODE :
    11594
    Unit description :
    This unit focuses on the independent conceptualisation, planning and realisation of a student-generated major work in their creative field. The unit emphasises consultation/collaboration as part of the creative process, skill refinement and the consideration of publication. This unit is based on a model of academic supervision and is intended to pave the way towards independent modes of learning crucial in the industry and at postgraduate levels of study.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Creative Practice 2 - Level 2
    (Credit points: 3)

  • UNIT CODE
  • OEU
    Open Elective Unit
    UNIT CODE :
    OEU
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Open Elective Unit
    (Credit points: 3)
Ways to study
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01 Aug 2022
3 years
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  • Annual indicative cost: $7,950

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Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Selection criteria

Admission into this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • diploma pathway
  • other Australian qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification


We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to university via alternate pathway programs and admission
schemes. More information is available on the University of Canberra website

Please note:In addition to your QTAC application you will be required to attend an informal interview and present your previous creative works. TAFE Queensland will invite you to the interview after your QTAC application has been received. 

 

 

Resources Required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access the University of Canberra’s online learning system Canvas, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe
Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Placement

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded within this degree.

Need to know

Articulation:

  • Any one-year TAFE Queensland Diploma (or equivalent) can articulate with 24 credit point transfer, which equates to one year full time study (or 8 units).
  • 24 credit point transfer, which can equates to one year of full time study (or 8 units) from any other degree program.


Student Services and Amenities Fee:
You will be required to pay a SSAF.


Pathways to Honours:

The Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) is open to students who have completed a UC/TAFE QLD partnership degree with at least a grade point average of 5.0 or better (equivalent to a credit average), or students from a three-year degree in a cognate discipline with a relevant major in which they received a grade point average of 5.0 or better.

Pass degree graduates in similar disciplinary fields from other universities, with comparable results, may also be eligible to undertake this honours degree.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.