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Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-FASHN Humanities
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

This major will appeal to creative, motivated people with a keen interest in fashion and a passion for contemporary design.

In this major you will focus on the relationship between garment and body, using a theoretical and contextual framework for understanding national and international trends and the cultural significance and practice of fashion design. 

You will learn the principles of design and creative practice and develop skills in fabric manipulation and construction, design, pattern making, styling and fashion illustration. 

You will also have access to specialist equipment including a Shima Seiki knitting machine, full body digital scanner and Gerber Plotter and Digitizer. 

This major encourages an innovative approach to design, technical competencies and industry expertise. The skills, knowledge and contacts you gain will prepare you for a range of career opportunities within the fashion industry.

The fashion major can open up diverse opportunities for graduates in key international industries.

Final year students showcase their work at a spectacular fashion event at the end of the academic year.

Fashion is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

Other requirements

If you don’t meet the minimum course requirements, you may submit a portfolio and attend an interview. *

* Portfolio entry is only available for entry into Semester One for this course.

Find out more about portfolio entry.

It is also recommended you attend a group advisory session if you register this major as one of your preferences.

Find out more about Humanities' Design Advisory Sessions.

TAFE requirements

A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Theatrical Costume Maker and Designer

This major may pave the way to a diverse range of career opportunities in the fashion and textile industry in roles such as:

  • producers and retailers
  • design entrepreneurs
  • freelance designers
  • consultants
  • stylists
  • photographers
  • illustrators
  • media or costume designers for theatre and film. 

Possible careers

Accessories Designer

Fashion can be combined as a double major with Product, Furniture and Jewellery Design to maximise your employability in thie field.   


Fashion Publishing (writing and editorial)

Fashion can be combined as a double major with Photography and Illustration Design to maximise your employability in thie field.

Why Fashion?

  • Fashion is an exciting, dynamic and growing industry.
  • Curtin graduates are renowned in the fashion industry both nationally and internationally.
  • Studying fashion design creates a broad range of employment opportunities in fashion and related industries.