Who's it for?

Fashion Design is for the creator who wants to give people a voice through wearable design. It requires a willingness to consider the impact of your practice on both the consumer and the supply chain. It’s for the expressionist and the utilitarian, the trendsetter and the timelessly stylish, the 3D thinker and the tactile creator — someone who can take an idea from the page into their own hands. Fashion Design is about enabling others to self-express while working within the limitations of practical application.

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Fashion Forward

Before cave painting came clothing, as a way of defining our hierarchy and our place in society. As a fashion designer you create pieces of self-expression that give people the tools to share their own image with the world. This comes with a lot of responsibility because fashion now comes with its own set of challenges around ethics and sustainability as well as functionality.

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Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

The fashion industry is home to some of the strongest brands in the world, presenting a real chance to — quite literally — make your own mark. It’s seen as  one of the most challenging types of product design, requiring you to transition two dimensional design into 3D. Fashion needs to cover, flatter, hide, distract, move and adapt its form in a way that mimics the life of its wearer. Beyond this, it needs to make a statement about the wearer and help them align the world’s perception of them with their own self-image.

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The Foundry Approach

Our pathways are made up of two distinct tracks of learning: skills and thinking. The skills track allows you to get super nerdy by immersing you in the specialised skills needed to excel in your discipline and the thinking track focuses on the universal thinking and theory that ties creative industries together.

Fashion Design Skills

Working in fashion demands a wide range of skills, so in this stream you will be illustrating concepts, pattern making, cutting, sewing, fitting and assembling bespoke and original prototypes. By the end you will have a chance to design and create a line of garments and feed your fashionista urges. 

Universal Thinking

You’ll learn critical design thinking, collaborative practice and problem solving in order to tackle any problem you’re faced with. You’ll understand consumer behaviour and how to affect change through strategic thinking models. Most importantly you’ll learn how communicate your vision to other industries, so your ideas can become reality.

Your Pathway Starts in The Wild

The Wild is the first six months of a two-year creative pathway. Here you will learn the foundations that you need to succeed in creative industries while tasting your career options. For those who know what they want to do, and those who haven’t quite figured it out yet, The Wild is the starting point for every Foundry creative.

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Industry Guests

During your time at Foundry, you’ll benefit from our industry guests as part of our Season Pass program. Every month we fly national guests to Tasmania to speak to our students about their experiences as working creatives. Outrageous? Perhaps to others. But to us it’s a must-have part of the Foundry experience? Absolutely.  

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Get the Details

We have put together an experience packed with opportunities to go exploring, meet with friends, get creative and taste your career options. Download the brochure for all the details.

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Apply for Fashion Design

Applications for our February 2018 Intake are now open, with limited seats per Pathway. Once you apply our team will be in contact to see if you qualify to receive an offer. It's that easy.

Apply for Fashion Design

Applications for our February 2018 Intake are now open, with limited seats per Pathway. Once you apply our team will be in contact to see if you qualify to receive an offer. It's that easy.

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