You could join 'The Innovators', outstanding FDS graduates who represent the new guard of fashion designers, as they exhibit their creations at the most famous fashion show in Australia.
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TAFE NSW Fashion Design Studio
With a list of alumni that reads like a ‘who’s who’ of Australian fashion, the TAFE NSW Fashion Design Studio (FDS) in Ultimo is a “fashion school of excellence†.” Consistently ranked in the top 20 fashion design schools worldwide*, FDS has over 60 years of creating fashion design excellence.
Not only is the FDS the only fashion school in Australia to secure a placement at Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week (Australia’s most prestigious annual fashion event), but the Innovators Showcase – where the top seven FDS students show their creations – is treated by professionals as one of the highlights of Fashion Week.
FDS also has established partnerships with International Design Institutes in India, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Sweden and the United States that allow final year students the opportunity to complete a fourth year overseas and gain an international degree.
No matter what area of fashion you want to be involved in – be it design, couture, tailoring, patternmaking and construction, styling or media – FDS gives you the skills, experience and exposure you need to be a cut above.
†Jade Cosgrove, labelministry.com
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Why TAFE NSW Fashion Design Studio
FDS is ranked in the top 20 fashion schools in the world by Fashionista
FDS is the only school showcased at Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week
FDS has over 60 years of teaching fashion excellence and launching careers
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In a competitive marketplace, FDS is consistently ranked among the world’s best fashion schools, attracting talent from around the globe who want to hone skills and launch successful careers.
Real World Experience
Want to be the next Bianca Spender, Wayne Cooper or Dion Lee? Then being a student at FDS can have your creations seen by the very best industry style spotters in the country.
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- 1 x Textile Printing Studio
- 2 x Concept Studios
- 2 x Illustration Studios
- 1 x Digital Textile Studio
- FDS Customer Service
- The Muse Exhibition Space
- International Student Co-ordinator
- Student Counsellors
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Bachelor of Fashion Design
With an aim to produce highly creative, work ready design professionals who can apply their knowledge and creativity across different roles in the fashion industry, this qualification blends theory with real world skills. The final year of the program is dedicated to the signature Graduate Collection, giving students the opportunity to manage design projects end to end. TAFE NSW Degrees are ranked No.2 for overall student satisfaction compared to all Australian universities.*
Certificate IV in Design
This course offers a holistic delivery and comprises a major fashion design and branding project that incorporates a number of subjects. Students will look at market segments and positioning while developing market specific design concepts, and then presenting their brand proposal to an industry panel.
Certificate IV in Design
This Certificate IV provides training in design skills for fabric print designers who also have some technical knowledge of the mechanics of printing fabrics. You’ll learn how to create and print innovative designs for fabrics using a range of design and fabric printing applications technology.
Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
Gain fashion industry knowledge as well as foundation skills in fashion illustration, colour theory, technical production sketches and computer aided design specifics for fashion design.