This course will enable you to create a complete design portfolio that will launch you into the world of fashion design! Perfect for the creative brain – this course will enable you to develop your ideas and gain the technical knowledge that is required to create your own label, create for existing brands or simply create bespoke designs.
The ability to draw is an advantage. Students with little or no drawing skills are strongly advised to study this course in conjunction with the Certificate of Fashion Drawing, due to illustration being an important component of each assignment.
- History of fashion – 20th century.
- Elements of design.
- Principles of design.
- Trend forecasting.
- Sources of inspiration.
- Designing for various body types.
- Fabric and fibre studies.
- Styling and garment details.
- Range planning and merchandising.
- Specification drawing and trade sketching.
- Storyboards and mood boards.
- Communication skills.
- Designing stories and ranges for specific markets: street wear, evening wear, ready to wear, bridal.
- Costing and pricing.
- Fabric enhancement techniques.
- Completion of set assignments on time and to the required standard.
- Year 12 level preferred
- Ability to draw an advantage, but not essential if concurrently studying the Certificate of Fashion Drawing and the Certificate of Life Drawing and CAD Illustration or equivalent
185 Spring Street , Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Course Start Dates
Applications are currently being accepted for the following start dates:
March 2015 & June 2015
I feel totally confident about finding a full time position in a retail company where I can use my skills learnt from the course to pursue a successful career in management.SophieStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2010
My main objective for studying at the Melbourne School of Fashion was to gain an insight into the fashion industry and to really focus on pursuing my dreams to work as a Buyer.KatrinaStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2011
The course gave me so much confidence in my abilities as a designer and the teachers had such an in depth knowlege of the fashion design industry that I felt ready to hit the ground running.VanessaAdvanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology, 2012
The course content was really broad and enabled the students to work with a complete range of millinery materials and techniques.KelliStudied Certificate in Milinery, Construction & Design in 2010
Being taught by professionals who work in the fashion industry is really interesting and gives you an insight into how the industry works in the real world.MajaStudied Fashion Design in 2012
I don’t think the world is quite ready for the stuff I am about to show it, but they will be someday.AdamStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2011
The Bachelor of Fasion and Design gave me the perfect blend of technical fashion knowledge and business know-how to start my own design label.DavidBachelor of Fashion and Business, 2012
Throughout my 3 years, I was astounded at the broad selection of industry relevant subjects offered to students.StaceyStudied Fashion Design in 2012
My absolute favourite subject was Small Business Planning. There was a lot of work but the completed business plan was rewarding.DianaStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2008
The teachers made me thrive with their wealth of knowledge, experience and willingness to assist with any questions… and trust me I had plenty.KimberlyStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2008
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