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Bachelor of Design - Fashion Design

3 years full-time


Course summary for local students
Year 2019 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Design
Location Parramatta campus
Length 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2019: February, April, July, October

Tuition fee rate Available fee rates can be found at
English language proficiency
English proficiency of at least an IETS level 6.0 (or equivalent).
Entry Requirements can be found at
Study mode On-Campus day
Level Undergraduate
Alternative entry pathway Certificate IV
Contact details Further information is available from Raffles College on:
T: +61 2 9633 3800
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Your dream workplace is colourful, light-filled, full of beautiful things: sketches of mannequins dressed in floaty pastels or bold patterns or tailored crisp monochrome, the thrum of sewing machines, rows of hangers holding clothes of your creation – there, soft silk meets cool leather meets fine, hand-stitched embroidery.

Discover a career in couture with fashion design at Raffles.

What you’ll learn in this fashion design course

Work hands-on and develop designs for both ready-to-wear and haute couture collections, using digital and manual tools and techniques. We prepare you for an industry that’s demanding that you’re multi-skilled in these areas.

You’ll explore the garment-making process in full, building technical know-how in every stage, from concept to stitching, catwalk to selling. You’ll work with your collections through production and marketing – and showcase them at our end-of-year fashion show.


Fashion design is for you if…

You get thrills running your hand over quality textiles, dream in vibrant colour, and keep up to date with global fashion trends and styles religiously.

You’re creative, and you’ve got an eye for beauty and aesthetic detail. You’re up for spending long hours bent over sewing machines, and you’re not afraid to get your hands pricked with needles.


Why choose Raffles for your fashion design course?

You’ll work in small groups on presentations that simulate real-world professional environments, and develop a portfolio to help you land an exciting first job.

And, of course, the jewel in the crown is Raffles’ annual live fashion show. You’ll get to present your final range to fashion industry professionals and the wider public.

Plus, eight lucky students are selected each year to showcase their designs on the international stage at China Graduate Fashion Week. Raffles College is the first and only international institute to take part in this prestigious event.

We’re also the only private education provider to showcase its graduates work at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. It doesn’t get much more real-life than that.



Fashion is a multi-million dollar global business – designers are the tip of the iceberg. Studying fashion design can be the first step to success as a designer – or in another industry role. Think positions like:

  • Fashion designer
  • Production coordinator
  • Pattern maker
  • Fashion illustrator
  • Fashion stylist
  • Design room coordinator
  • Product developer
  • Production manager
  • Textile designer
  • Fashion buyer


Study options 

The Bachelor of Design majoring in Fashion Design is a full-time, three-year degree available at our Parramatta campus. 



Assessment for this degree varies from essays, group projects, research projects and presentations. Further information on assessment policies can be found under Academic Policies on our Policies and Procedures page.



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