|Guaranteed ATAR||70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full-time|
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.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
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.
Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.
ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
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.
It is also recommended you attend a group advisory session if you register this major as one of your preferences.
A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
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
- media or costume designers for theatre and film.
Fashion can be combined as a double major with Product, Furniture and Jewellery Design to maximise your employability in the field.
Fashion Publishing (writing and editorial)
Fashion can be combined as a double major with Photography and Illustration Design to maximise your employability in the field.
- 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.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
- More about studying at Curtin
- Visit the WA Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) website
- Visit the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website
- Visit the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) website
- Our admission appeals and grievance process
Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
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