Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile MerchandisingProgram details
Develop skills that blend creativity and business, and pursue a global career in the fashion and textiles industry.
Recognised as Australia’s premier fashion and business program, this associate degree will help you develop the business knowledge and creative skills to make global fashion local.
Learn how to develop, analyse and implement product and brand strategies; explore buying and merchandising practices; and plan and execute successful retail strategies.
From your first year, you’ll benefit from unique opportunities to work on various projects with retailers and industry. During second year, you’ll undertake a major fashion and merchandising yearlong industry project that will see you working with some of the biggest names in Australian retail fashion, including Target, Country Road, Myer and Supré. Throughout these projects, you will work with and be mentored by fashion industry professionals.
If you are both creative and business minded, enjoy fashion and thrive on challenges this program will help you develop your potential and achieve your goals.
Work on industry briefs such as the Fashion and Merchandising Industry Project – winning teams have had their collections placed into production and sold in Australia and overseas.
You’ll also have the opportunity to study at some of the best overseas institutions including FIT New York, London College of Fashion and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This program also offers study tours to a number of cities in China and America.
How you will learn
This program helps you develop the skills and abilities that industry seeks in graduates, including self-management, problem-solving, research and analysis.
Study textiles, product ranging, marketing, supply chain, merchandise mathematics, visual merchandising and computer skills and apply them to an industry-based project.
Build on your studies and proceed to an advanced level in computer-aided design, product development and merchandise planning.
You can graduate work-ready or continue further studies to gain a degree qualification by completing an additional year in the Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management).
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