Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

MST60116

FASHION DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND BUSINESS

Fashion Design

“Thank you so much for your help with the job placement during my course! I am so impressed by how much support MFI and the mentors give to us students. You have always motivated me, you are approachable and willing to help and support at all times. I have learnt so much about design, production and business and feel ready to enter the fashion industry.”
Niena Moorad, Advanced Diploma 

ENQUIRE/ENROL

Melbourne Fashion Institute (MFI) offer the Advanced Diploma of Fashion Design and Merchandising; a three year course that provides a maximum of creative, technical and business training for those who wish to have careers as a fashion designer, couturier, fashion graphic designer and product developer. It is also suitable for people wanting to establish their own fashion business or work in a fashion company.

This comprehensive course is designed to give students a complete range of practical skills and knowledge in design, production and business. The focus will be on designing a collection of garments for a fashion parade. The course focuses on a broad range of topics over three years that align to most areas of the fashion industry.

CERTIFICATION

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising MST60116

COURSE OUTLINE

To enrol in the Advanced Diploma you will follow the pathway of MFI pre requisites as stated below:

Year 1: Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology MST30816

  • Pattern Making and Garment Construction
  • Computer Aided Design and Illustration (CAD 1)
  • Fashion Design

Year 2: Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising MST40516

  • Couture
  • Pattern Engineering for Apparel
  • Computer Aided Design and Illustration (CAD 2)
  • Fashion Business (commencing)

Year 3: Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising MST50116

  • Fashion Business (Continued)
  • Advanced Fashion Design

Please contact reception to request a prospectus for more detailed information on each subject.

LEARNING

  • Industry specific, simulating work environment
  • Combination of theory and practical
  • Research
  • Trade skills
  • Homework
  • Includes guest speakers from the fashion industry sharing real life experiences
  • Includes visits to retailers, factories, design houses, wholesalers and more (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

Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology MST30816

Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising MST40516

(commencement of) Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising – Design and Product Development Stream MST50116

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

  • 3rd Year approx $1000+ (cost will vary depending on quality of accessories and quantity of fabrics purchased)
  • Current edition of Adobe Creative Suite software package or access to Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Personal Laptop required (maximum two years old)
  • Student Technical Workbooks:
    • Pattern Engineering for Apparel – $66 Purchased from MFI
    • Couture and Advanced Couture Techniques $77 purchased at MFI
  • Detailed equipment lists received at enrolment

DURATION

  • 12 months with MFI pre-requisites
  • Four days per week of face-to-face delivery/assessment
  • 18 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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