University of Technology Sydney

C10429v1 Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles Bachelor of Languages and Cultures

Award(s): Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles (BDesign)
Bachelor of Languages and Cultures (BLangCultures)

CRICOS code: 103085M
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

There is no direct admission to this course. Current UTS students in combined Bachelor of Arts in International Studies courses may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Continuing) application to transfer into this course. Check with the Student Centre.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Languages and Cultures offers students studies in languages other than English, culture and society focused on developing their intercultural and linguistic capabilities. It also offers a capstone subject that allows students to design and carry out a small-scale research project that requires them to apply their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge.

The combined Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles Bachelor of Languages and Cultures provides students with intercultural and linguistic skills that raise their awareness of the international implications of design in fashion textiles. Students develop an understanding and awareness of a language other than English languages and another culture and refine their intercultural skills. Students also develop their professional skills in writing, research and evaluation.

While UTS recognises that a commercial framework is important, students are encouraged to become industry leaders through a focus on innovation, experimentation, individual expression and the future of fashion. They have full access to world-class textile and fashion workshops, working under the close supervision of expert staff. This experimental spirit is balanced by close industry ties. Students get the opportunity to work on real-world projects with brands such as Jets Swimwear, Think Positive, Australian Wool Innovation, Calcoup Knitwear and Swarovski.

UTS also understands that the fashion industry is as much about people as it is about garments: using studios and interdisciplinary subjects, students gain the communication and teamwork skills to develop, articulate and sell their creations to peers and industry. Graduates are recognised globally and many have gone on to work or study overseas, including fashion capitals London, New York, Tokyo and Milan. Leading international designers employing UTS graduates include Alexander McQueen, Kenzo, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Helmut Lang.

A further two years of study introduce and consolidate the learning of a language and culture other than English.

Course aims

The course is designed to provide students with an outlook and ambition that extends beyond the university, cultivating a collaborative and global vision of design. Central to the course is the integration of theory and practice in relation to fashion and textile design. Students are expected to develop an understanding of the formation and application of their own individual design language and theoretical position in relationship to historical and contemporary contexts.

The first year introduces design principles and challenges design thinking. Within the second year students have the opportunity to diversify according to their area of interest and strength in areas including innovation in material research, types of technologies, engaging with digital design, methods of construction, approaches to either flat patternmaking or drape.

The fashion studio and professional practice subjects in third year have been designed to extend students' understanding of global fashion and to provide them with a choice of design projects and areas of specialisation.

Career options

Career options include womenswear designer, menswear designer, fashion producer, art/creative director, textile designer, print designer and fashion forecaster. Some graduates start their own business, while others work in an established company locally or with larger international brands. Graduates can also work in fashion media, including marketing, public relations and journalism roles.

The languages and cultures studies enhances career options, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a five-year, full-time or part-time equivalent basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points comprising 108 credit points of core subjects, a 24-credit-point of design studies, 12 credit points of electives in fashion and textiles, and 96 credit points of languages and cultures subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91426 Core Subjects (Fashion and Textiles) 108cp
STM91424 Design Studies 24cp
CBK91878 Electives 12cp
CBK91972 Language Major Choice 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session with the Germany major as the chosen language and culture major. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major.

Year 1
Autumn session
83119 Thinking Fashion   6cp
83621 Studio: Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction 1   6cp
83622 Studio: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals 1   6cp
85503 Thinking Through Design   6cp
Spring session
83231 Fashion Cultures   6cp
83882 Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction 2   6cp
83233 Fashion Illustration Fundamentals 2   6cp
85502 Researching Design Histories   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
83724 Studio: Bespoke Fashion   6cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
88004 Textiles: Print   6cp
Spring session
83723 New Textile Technologies   6cp
85202 Design Futuring   6cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
83341 Fashion, Gender and Identity   6cp
88834 Experimental Fashion Making   6cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
83722 Studio: Body Mapping   6cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
83721 Studio: Fashion Illustration Exploration   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
CBK91976 Elective   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
83821 Studio: Men's Collection   12cp
85302 Social Media Cultures   6cp
Spring session
83822 Studio: Women's Collection   12cp
83823 Fashion and Textiles Professional Practice   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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