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Fashion Major


This major applies creative design methodologies to investigate possibilities for contemporary fashion.

Students are introduced to enquiry-based design strategies, traditional and contemporary knowledge, technical skills and practical design outcomes to develop a creative, reflexive and sustainable approach to garment design and construction. The fashion major engages students in contextual and historical investigations with garment, textiles and the contexts in which they function. It prepares students for a range of creative and contemporary outcomes such as textile design development, pattern making, garment construction and contemporary fashion presentation supported by associated photographic and video work.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Students must complete eight (8) units totalling 120 credit points:

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FAS1105Material Manipulation15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FAS1201Enquiry for Garment 15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FAS2107Pattern Construction 15
FAS2201Textile Design15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FAS2301Garment Research15
FAS2401Drape and Construction 15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FAS3104Fashion Project 1 15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FAS3206Fashion Project 2 15

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. CLOs and mapping completed at course level and can be located in the new Bachelor of Design proposal.

Career Opportunities

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.

Possible future job titles

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

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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Student stories

Wenbin Wang

Wenbin Wang

Master of Design (Fashion) graduate

"My life is all about art and creativity. It's what I live for"

Studying at ECU has totally changed my perspective on what design is.

I've learned methods that helped me explore different ways to approach my collection, my research and my interaction with other designers and artists.