Four creative schools to help you achieve your career goals

The leg up you need.

If you want to get into the fashion industry but don’t know where to start, we’ve got your back. From media to make- up, and everything in between, we’re here to give you the leg up you need.


Location Sydney and Melbourne
Qualification Master of Design and Bachelor of Design (Interior Design/Fashion Design/Creative Direction and Styling)
Duration Two years
Next enrolment date Enrolment open now for 2016

What makes them different: All Whitehouse resources and expertise are focused on providing the best design education and experiences for students. Whitehouse has formal affiliations with international educational institutions that provide exchange programs to enrich the learning experience for current students. They also have partnerships with companies in New York and London that offer paid internships to graduates.

Why you should study here: The Whitehouse curriculum has been developed and delivered by designers for designers. Whitehouse campuses occupy prime locations in the hearts of Sydney and Melbourne. The campuses provide state-of-the- art design studios and workrooms. Both campuses boast modern facilities, designed specifically to offer a range of contemporary learning and social spaces.

What you’ll gain: Whitehouse will start you on your creative journey, whether it’s in fashion design, interior design, or creative direction and styling. whitehouse-design.edu.au


Location Hawthorn

Qualification Bachelor of Media
and Communication
Duration Three years full-time

Next enrolment date February 29 2016 (apply by January 30).

What makes them different: Swinburne offers Work Integrated Learning opportunities to all students completing a Bachelor Degree, to help them build invaluable skills and become job-ready. Students enrolled in a professional degree have a guaranteed 12-month paid work placement built into their course.

Why you should study here: Swinburne is proud to be the creative, innovative and different choice for more than 30,000 students, with many courses available online as well as on campus. Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus is set behind the vibrant Glenferrie shopping hub. It’s all just 10 minutes by train from the Melbourne CBD.

What you’ll gain: Swinburne focuses on giving students a real, hands-on experience before they graduate to give them the best start in their careers. swinburne.edu.au

Napoleon Perdis Make-up Academy

Location Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth
Courses Certificate and Advanced Certificate
in Fashion Glamour and Bridal Makeup Artistry
Duration Nine weeks or a one-week express course. Napoleon Perdis also offers one-day workshops.

What makes them different: Training over 1,000 students per year, Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy is the leader in makeup education. Graduates range from retail to celebrity makeup artists, working on projects including international fashion weeks and music videos, and with clients including Usher, Cate Blanchett and Miranda Kerr.

Why you should study here: Offering an innovative take on beauty for the last 20 years, the Academy boasts state-of-the-art facilities and an affordable and flexible education experience.

What you’ll gain: You’ll learn on-trend and current industry skills, as well as the essential basic principles of makeup artistry. The Advanced Certificate equips you with the knowledge and techniques for editorial, runway, magazine and photographic makeup artistry. napoleonmakeupacademy.com.au

The Fashion Darling Institute

Location Sydney-based with global students
Course ‘Launch And Grow Your Label’
online course
Duration Six weeks, with lifetime access to content
Next enrolment date Enrolments are open now

What makes them different: Industry specific pricing, sales, management, brand strategy, marketing and PR strategies for fashion labels that are not taught in fashion schools. You’ll receive templates and worksheets to use in your business and access video interviews with fashion industry professionals including agents, buyers, distributors, designers, bloggers and more.

Why you should study here: You’ll learn strategies and processes used by real fashion brands, enabling you to turn your label into a profitable business. Learn how to create a standout brand, how to sell your line through various channels, how to price correctly and organise production, how to market your label on a limited budget and how to manage your business with streamlined processes.

What you’ll gain: An accurate understanding of what it takes to run a profitable fashion label with real-life industry specific strategies. You will receive feedback from a fashion business mentor at every stage of the course and get business advice from industry professionals. thefashiondarling.com

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