Diploma of Branded Fashion Design
Take your first steps into a fashion career
Explore the art and business of fashion. You’ll learn about drawing, using form, shape and colour to express your designs. Match your ideas with purpose, choosing the right materials for the market. Learn from professionals and gain hands-on experience.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready.
During this course you will:
- Master technical drawing skills to bring your ideas to life.
- Develop a commercial awareness of how to build and sustain a brand.
- Learn the importance of shape and form.
- Experiment with a range of styles, fabrics and patterns.
Designers who can combine fresh and inspiring designs, with an understanding of how to produce for commercial success, are the ones who will thrive in the industry. You’ll graduate with a grounding in what it takes to create, build and sustain a brand and align it with a target market.
Potential career paths include:
- Garment Technician
- Print Developer
- Fashion Illustrator
This course is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.
- Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.
- Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above.
Work and Life
- Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Led by highly regarded industry professionals, you’ll investigate the theories behind design and marketing, evaluate communication and brand-fashion strategies, and scrutinise past, present and future fashion trends. This course is an all-inclusive qualification that starts you on the journey of understanding the fashion industry from an historical, social and political point of view, as well as the creative process of taking garments from design to market. You'll be introduced to all aspects of fashion design – how to use form, shape and colour, choosing materials, technical drawing, matching ideas with purpose, and more.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Course duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time, 6 months accelerated.
Recommended Study Pattern
The course structure comprises three common core subjects and five specialised subjects over Level 100 as follows:
- Level 100: three common core subjects; five specialised subjects