There is so much more to fashion than design.
The Holmes Institute Bachelor of Fashion Business is unique in offering students the chance to explore a range of different career pathways within the fashion industry before focusing in on their favourite element.
The course includes elements of design theory, but has a stronger focus on other career pathways within the fashion industry. First year focuses on the fundamentals of fashion, with students exploring textiles, fashion history, business communication and digital skills.
Second year develops a more holistic viewpoint of the industry as students learn the integral roles underpinning the industry, such as buying and merchandising, product management and accounting as well as branding and social media.
The final year of the course sees students develop higher level critical thinking and product development skills as they build out their own fashion business project. This project is borne out of each student's personal passion and serves as the basis of their portfolio once they graduate. Students develop the idea, hone it through business planning, and then build their website and marketing plan. Previous projects have included new brands, ecommerce websites, online magazines, concierge services, marketing agencies and more.
Industry Facing Skill Set
Core Units Covered
HF1201 Creative Industry Analysis.
HF1002 Textile and Materials
HF1003 Consumer Behaviour
HF1004 Communication for the Creative Industry
HF1205 Fashion Fundamentals & Cultural History
HF1204 Principles of Fashion Management
HF1206 Product Management and Accounting
HF2201 Brand Development
HF2203 Buying & Financial Decision-making
HF2208 Law & Ethics
HF2205 Product Development Strategies
HF2206 Visual Merchandising & Inventory Management
HF2207 Fashion Marketing Strategies
HF2202 Sustainable Sourcing and Supplying
HF3001 Creative Business Project 1 – Research & Planning
HF3002 Creative Business Project 2 – Integrated Business Plan
HF3206 Creative Collaboration in the Fashion Industry
HF3204 Economic Strategies for the Creative Sector
HF3005 Research Methods for Creative Business Development
HF3012 Digital Technologies
HF3013 Styling for the Creative Industry
HF3203 Data Fundamentals
HF3207 Ecommerce and the Digital Landscape
HFE2011 Fashion Writing & Digital Media
CareersThe Bachelor of Fashion Business prepares students to enter a wide variety of career pathways within the industry including:
Production & Planning
Social Media Manager
Copywriter & Journalist
Holmes Institute Fashion is a department of Holmes Institute Pty Ltd. CRICOS Provider Code VIC 02639M NSW 02767C