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Fashion Major

Uses the material garment and textiles as a vehicle for exploration in relation to the body, object, site, image, contemporary fashion, found garment and contemporary art.

Students investigate and apply a range of non-industrial construction techniques, creative material methodologies and contextual research approaches. The major also engages students in a range of contextual and historical investigations to do with the garment and textiles and the contexts in which they function. It prepares students for a range of creative design and contemporary art outcomes such as textile design and production, pattern making and garment construction, contemporary art and fashion presentation, and contemporary art practice.


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Related Careers

Fashion Designer, Costume Designer, Sample Maker, Sample Machinist, Design Consultant, Stylist, Fashion Buyer, Retailer, Fashion Project Manager, Fashion Event Coordinator, Fashion/Textiles Agent, Artist, Curator.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities include the design and construction of garments for self-established fashion brands with online sales or retail presence as commissioned through agent representation or independent pop-up outlets. Other positions may include employment with established designers as a design assistant, sample maker, sample machinist, design consultant, stylist, buyer or fashion retailer. Alternatively graduates may work in fashion or arts project management and/or event coordination.

Major Code



Students are required to complete the following twelve units (180 credit points):

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
VIS1303Introduction to Drawing15
FAS1101Materials and the Body15
FAS2103Fabric Manipulation15
VIS1401Contemporary Art: Exploring Body, Time and Place15
FAS2102Constructing the Pattern15
PHO1125Camera Work and Lighting15
FAS2104Studio Project 1 (Application)15
FAS2101Reconstructing the Garment15
CCA2150Identity and Culture15
FAS3205Studio Project 2 (Construction)15
FAS3204Studio Project 3 (Performance)15

This Major can be studied in the following courses:

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