DIPLOMA OF APPLIED FASHION DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING MST50116

FASHION BUSINESS

“I am so happy with the course. I have graduated feeling confident about my understanding of the industry. I also have a strong sense of direction on the career path I want to follow and that is exactly what I was hoping to achieve from this course. My mentor was outstanding and was so committed to ensuring all students got the best education possible.” Hazel Mako, Fashion Business

ENQUIRE/ENROL

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising is a course, which focuses on the main areas of a Fashion Business. This course is suitable for those who are looking to gain employment at a fashion company or start their own fashion business. This is a comprehensive theory-based course that will ensure you gain a solid understanding of all the elements that drive a fashion business.

CERTIFICATION

Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising MST50116

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Fashion business and merchandising
  • Business plan creation
  • Finance
  • Competitive forces in the market
  • Marketing and sales
  • Suppliers and manufacturing strategies
  • Computer Aided Design and Illustration
  • Retail, visual merchandising, buying, sourcing, social media and more

LEARNING

  • Industry specific
  • A combination of theory and practical learning
  • Research
  • Trade skills
  • IT skills
  • Homework
  • Includes visits to factories and design houses (subject to availability)
  • Small class sizes of 8 to 15 students

ASSESSMENT
Assessment requires completion of all assignments, set tasks, projects, tests and presentations. In order to develop knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course, students are required to be punctual and encouraged to attend all classes.

MFI PRE-REQUISITES
None

PATHWAYS

none

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

  • Personal Laptop required (maximum two years old)
  • Current edition of Microsoft Office software
  • Current edition of Adobe Creative Suite software package or access to Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Detailed equipment lists received at enrolment

DURATION

  • Day – 12 months
  • Three days per week of face-to-face delivery/assessment
  • 18 hours per week of self-directed learning
  • Evening – 22 months
  • Two evenings per week, including Saturdays (an average of two Saturdays per month) of face-to-face delivery/assessment
  • Six hours per week of self-directed learning

These are based on the average student, each individual will vary

LOCATION

All classes are held at Melbourne Fashion Institute, Level 2, 156 George Street, Fitzroy, 3065

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