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goona

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hey, how many of u r thinkin of goin on n studyin fashion and textiles design at uni/tafe/college?
p.s. we'v gotta get mo ppl on this forum!
 

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i know the textiles forum is dead...
i am thinking of it but i doubt u i'll get into the UTS
but i am thinking of going to tafe
i don't want to be a fashion designer
i want to be a costume designer

there arn't that many courses around to do it though
 

<<lauren>>

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i was looking at heaps of courses for theatrical costume design when i was appyling for uni...theres no way ill get into uts, and the only other course i found that was suitable was at qut, though it wasnt really what i wanted, and it had a quota of 20...though theres quite a few courses at unis in nz, if anyones desperate - actually, it seems like theres more there.

i came to terms with the fact that it was only a nice dream (designing costumes all my life and getting pain for it!) and that im not that good anyway, so i figured i can do it on the side of some history or languages job.

anyone else? btw, does anyone know the quota of b. of design in fashion design as uts?
 

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last year u needed a UAI of 90.2 to get into
the UTS fashion design course
 

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sorry, i wasn't very clear in my post...whats the quota for the course at uts, like how many people get in. i know that at qut it was only 20, according to this years qtac book.
 
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A lot of costume designers can go straight into the work if they know contacts - for example, there's a lot of dance costume companies that are family-owned, and where the designers/costume makers have no formal fashion design qualifications.

NIDA's course is apparently good, but you need a portfolio of past work.

If you want to do costume design as opposed to fashion design, then I'd probably try to do it the working way rather than studying way, but that's just me- a couple of my friends did Fashion Design (one in COFA, the other in Sydney or something? Something with a UAI of 96 for 2003) and one dropped out after half a year because she couldn't stand it anymore - 300 sketches a week! The other one loves it though, she's the one that wants to work under Akira or someone like that.
 

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natstar said:
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B Design in Fashion and Textile Design
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B Design in Fashion and Textile Design
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wat the difference between the two?
what does the H and I stand for?
 

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I'm going to FBI Fashion College next year to do the Cert 4 in Fashion Design and Industry practices. I wanna see whether or not i like design or marketing/visua merchandising better. I can't decide. I also wanna get a job in the industry next year too, so hopefully these guys can help. After that I might go onto study full time, or get a good job as a Design assistant.

Also, there is another college that offers fashion design which is La Salle Design Institute.

PM me if you have any other suggestions etc.
 

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i got accepted into whitehouse college where i will be doing a 4 year course in diploma of fashion and textiles aswell as B education in TD in conjunction with Southern Cross University
 

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chantelle 993 said:
i got accepted into whitehouse college where i will be doing a 4 year course in diploma of fashion and textiles aswell as B education in TD in conjunction with Southern Cross University
THAT SOUNDS AWSOM!!! I HAV ALWAYS DREAMT OF GOIN THERE BUT NEVER GOT AROUND TO DOIN MY PORTFOLIO, HOW DID U LAY URS OUT AND WAT KIND OF STUFF DID U PUT IN? IM GOIN ON EXCHANGE NEXT YEAR BUT WAS THINKING IF MAKIN A PORTFOLIO WHILE I WAS AWAY AND THEN TRYING NEXT YEAR
ANY HINTS>?????
 

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thanx natstar. cause i really wasn't sure about it. i love TD but there is no chance im going to get a UAI of 90.3 to go to uni and was contemplating whether to do something else at uni or go to the college.
 

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i put a collage of wat represents me and my life, then i did a forecast of summer 2005 trends, i put lots of sketches in different mediums e.g charcoal, inks, watercolour, oils then i put in pictures of my major work and other things i have made and bought in samples of my work and beading and fabric decoration samples. make the pages different, unique to show of your creativity. i even put in samples of poems i wrote to show my creativity. i hope this helps.
 

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obviously ive been to neither, but why do you think that natstar? most uni courses have similar acceptance criteria to private colleges (with the exception of uts) and pretty small class quotas, as far as i can find out, so theyre very competitive. i cant imagine the courses themselves differ a great deal, maybe apart from the methods they approach how they teach - i guess uni might be a more academic approach, but the private providers have hefty academic workloads as well, it seems. any other important aspects ive missed out, because they dont seem to be too distant from one another?
 

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aww thats awesome! i wanted to go to whitehouse for that course with the B education but wasnt willing to fork out $75 000 in fees... lol

i wanted to do fashion design since year 9 and in year 10 i did work experience at Carla Zampatti.. but ive developed a passionate hate for the fashion industry and all and i dont think its worth competing for from my perspective so hopefully next year ill get into ACU and become a textiles teacher! lol and hopefully one day ill put my own ex teacher to shame cos she was a load of bull...
 

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from what i've heard east sydney is definitely one of the best
they have good contacts, repuatation & good success rate - akira, zimmermann, mad cortes, lisa ho, michelle jank, alex perry, alexandra nea, leona edmiston, thys collective, marnie skillings, rebecca dawson etc etc etc and that's just off the top of my head!
 

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yeah i have heard of more people recently that are coming from East Sydney rather then private colleges such as the white house... look at Sass and Bide they didn't have any fashion training at all
 

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i dont think it matters were you go as long as you are creative with unique innovative designs with a natural eye for fashion your going to do good in the industry
 

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How can I tell you if I don't even know?
> Bump :) ! Hhmm, old thread!

Just wondering how those who chose Fashion Design related courses are doing? How are you liking the particular course and/or place of study you chose? If anyone selected their course at a TAFE Institute, how are you finding it?

I am looking into doing the Diploma of Fashion (Textiles Clothing Footwear) at TAFE which starts next year... just wondering if there is anyone here who has taken/or is taking this course and how have they found it? Thanks :D!
 

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jobs in fashion

i know this sounds pretty obvious .. but if your like me and want to get into fahsion after school ... my teacher suggested that when going to interviews and you need a portfolio, make sure you keep all the assessments you have done in class. i have been coming 1st in textiles since year 9, so each time i complete another assessment task, especially now in year 11 .. i take fotos of each garment, but put all my portfolios in another portfolio for me to have for future interviews. Its the best idea coz i like to work to the highest standard n it pays off with the marks .. so for people in year 11 that want to get into textiles .. keep all your assessments to bring to a interview ..

hope i could help =) seeyaz!
 

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