University of Technology Sydney

C20061v1 Diploma of Fashion and Sustainability

Award(s): Diploma of Fashion and Sustainability (DipFashSust)
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

Applicants for this diploma must have completed a TAFE undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Practice.

On completion of this diploma, students are eligible to apply for entry to C10306 Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles via UAC. Students will still need to meet the existing admission requirements for non-recent school leavers. Students who successfully get an offer for C10306 Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles will be granted 24 credit points toward the degree.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Diploma of Fashion and Sustainability provides students with a robust foundation in sustainability issues in fashion. It offers an entry into the fashion industry, and it is also a potential pathway into the renowned Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles degree. The Diploma introduces students to conceptual research and design development in fashion, garment-making, and fashion illustration skills. Students’ fashion studies are framed with design as a force for change in different systems. Students work in world-class fashion workshops with close supervision of expert staff. Upon completion students understand fashion’s significant role in realising sustainable futures.

This is currently the only diploma on fashion and sustainability offered by a public university in Australia. It builds on the global reputation that UTS has in fashion education, and gives students access to high-quality facilities and internationally renowned academic staff. The diploma gives students relevant skills with real-world applications for employment or for further study.

Course aims

Upon completion of the Diploma in Fashion and Sustainability, graduates will be able to:

  • understand key sustainability issues impacting fashion.
  • understand fashion as a set of interconnected systems in relation to sustainability issues.
  • understand design’s current and potential roles in society.

Career options

Career options include entry-level positions in fashion production, garment sampling, and fashion design.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Recognise the importance of sustainability to fashion and textiles industries
A.2 Demonstrate an awareness of the social and ethical responsibilities of a fashion and textile designer
A.4 Demonstrate respect and value for diverse ways of knowing, being and doing, in particular recognising the diversity of Indigenous Australians while critically reflecting upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and integrating this knowledge into practice.
C.2 Effectively communicate concepts in fashion and textiles in performative, oral, visual and written forms
C.3 Respond to constructive criticism and feedback
I.1 Develop an original aesthetic sensibility
I.2 Demonstrate an ability to speculate, experiment, challenge boundaries and take risks
I.3 Demonstrate an ability to adapt technology and materials creatively
P.1 Demonstrate self-directed learning and self-initiated problem-solving
P.2 Demonstrate the ability to acquire, use and integrate relevant technical skills into creative projects.
P.4 Effectively manage time to complete projects with accuracy, rigour and care
R.1 Analyse and synthesise knowledge in both visual and written forms to undertake in-depth research.
R.4 Interpret complex ideas and connect them to fashion and textile practice.

Admission requirements

Applicants for admission must satisfy the selection criteria as specified by the faculty.

Applicants must have completed a TAFE undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Practice.

The English proficiency requirement for 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 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Pathway course

Successful completion of the TAFE Certificate in Sustainable Practice guarantees students entry into this course with 24 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Course duration and attendance

Students commencing in Autumn session: the course is offered over one session, on a full-time basis.

Students commencing in Spring session: the course is offered over two sessions, on a part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points made up of 24 credit points of core subjects, and 24 credit points of electives.

Course completion requirements

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
CBK92125 Options 24cp
Total 48cp

Course program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full-time and part-time are shown below.

Autumn commencing, full time
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
CBK92125 Options   24cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
85503 Thinking Through Design   6cp
CBK92125 Options   24cp
Year 2
Autumn session
83119 Thinking Fashion   6cp
83621 Studio: Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction 1   6cp
83622 Studio: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals 1   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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