Bachelor of Design (BDes)
Our Fashion Design (BDes) has an exceptional reputation for being aligned with the international fashion industry like no other course offered in Australia. Traditional, highly employable methods of design problem solving and advanced garment construction remain at the core of this practical and skills based degree.
Whitehouse specialises in supporting you to become a highly original, innovative and individual creative designer, capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry. We were the only design Institute in Australia to have students showcase their collections across four major national industry events each year. These events include;
- Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) - Student Showcase
- AfterPay Australia Fashion Week (AAFW) - Next Gen
- Brisbane Fashion Festival (BFF) - Hancock Prospecting Next Gen
- PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival (MFF) - National Graduate Showcase
Fashion Design and Styling by Bachelor of Design Student:
Chelsea Woodlands Mitchell Photographer: Caitlin Stubberfield / Model: Arman Matirossian
Just some of the industry partners our students & alumni have had opportunities with:
The Bachelor of Design, Fashion Design, is for students who want to pursue careers as innovative designers. It sets out to deliver a clear understanding and experience of generating, developing and realising a variety of creative womenswear, menswear and accessory design to a professional standard.
Students are encouraged to develop their personal design vision within the context of an existing and expanding fashion market, incorporating both classic and innovative design concepts. The diversity of the fashion industry is conveyed through a varied curriculum, targeted projects and the guidance of established and visiting lecturers who are specialists in this sector.
Essential skills you will learn include: design research methods, flat pattern cutting, modelling on the stand, garment construction, tailoring processes and finishing, technical specification, illustration and presentation, textile exploration, print making, marketing & branding.