Diploma of Branded Fashion Design

Torrens University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03389E

A Diploma of Branded Fashion Design is an introductory qualification, generally over one year of full-time study, that builds a foundation to understanding the business of what we wear and how they're made. It covers the creation of inspiring designs, developing and producing them for market with an emphasis on finding creative, strategic, sustainable and cost-effective solutions. Led by highly regarded industry professionals, you’ll investigate the theories behind design and marketing, evaluate communication and brand-fashion strategies, and scrutinise past, present and future fashion trends. This course is an all-inclusive qualification that starts you on the journey of understanding the fashion industry from an historical, social and political point of view, as well as the creative process of taking garments from design to market. You'll be introduced to all aspects of fashion design – how to use form, shape and colour, choosing materials, technical drawing, matching ideas with purpose, and more.


This course comprises of three core subjects and five specialisation subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent OR Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above OR Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification OR Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane - Bowen Terrace Campus International: $32,733 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Melbourne Campus International: $32,733 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Online International: $32,733 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
Sydney - Ultimo Campus International: $32,733 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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