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Bachelor of Fine Arts - Fashion + Sustainability

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

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The Whitecliffe Fashion + Sustainability pathway focuses on sustainable and ethical practices and encourages students to challenge the traditional boundaries of fashion, elevating the craft of making and fostering creativity to develop high levels of experimentation and technical skills and an understanding of fashion's environmental and social impact.

The Fashion + Sustainability pathway embeds sustainable and ethical practices within a strong focus on research informing innovative design development. Industry-targeted workshops include Pattern Drafting and Garment Construction, Design and Concept Development, Fabric Manipulation, Tailoring, and Entrepreneurship. Studio Practice is complemented by courses in Fashion and Sustainability, Fashion History and Theory, Fashion Illustration, Illustrator for Fashion, and Natural Dyeing. Classes are small and provide a nurturing environment with a strong focus on individual students and fostering their unique vision.

Where could this programme take you?

A career in the fashion industry can take you from the initial stages of concept development and design through to production and merchandising or buying for high fashion chain stores. Fashion Design graduates may choose to work in designer workrooms, production, visual merchandising for product display or in fashion styling for magazines and photoshoots. Costume design for theatre and film and teaching at secondary and tertiary levels are other excellent career opportunities.

Entry criteria

Minimum Age: Students must turn 18 within their first year of study at Whitecliffe

IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent

Academic Transcripts: School or previous tertiary results

Interview: All applicants for this programme are interviewed. International student interviews are conducted via telephone or online

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