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Q&A: What can I do with a Fashion Degree?

Q&A: What can I do with a Fashion Degree?

April 14, 2023

Learn more about the potential of a fashion degree with a Q&A that answers all your questions.

Q: Is there a future for me in the fashion industry in Australia?

A: It’s always wise to pick a career in an industry that shows growth. When it comes to the fashion industry in Australia, the industry is not only growing, it is booming.

According to Statista, a leading provider of market and consumer data, revenue in the Australian fashion segment is projected to reach an astounding $15.5 billion in 2023. Not only that, but revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2023-2027) of 11.98%, resulting in a projected market volume of $24.37billion by 2027.

What do these big numbers mean for you? It means that there is a future for you, and many others, in the fashion industry in Australia as growth equals multiple entry points into a dynamic and booming industry.

Q: What can I do with a fashion degree?

A: If you believe your future lies in fashion, it makes sense to study a degree such as the ICMS Bachelor of Business (Fashion and Global Brand Management). What can you do with this degree? You can make a career in the industry with your background in business, you can start your own business, you can work as a buyer or planner – the options are as endless as the industry’s growth potential.

Q: Tell me more about career options open to me with a fashion degree?

A: There are many different avenues to enter the industry, particularly if you start with a suitable degree behind you.

We cover the 9 Top Jobs in the Fashion Industry with a Business Degree here, but as a refresher, these are the types of jobs open to you:

Brand Manager

Digital Marketer

Brand Strategist

Product Development Manager

Visual Merchandiser

Retail Manager

Fashion Planner

e-Commerce Manager

Fashion Buyer

Marketing Manager

Retail Strategy and Operations

Q: Ok, so I want to work in fashion. How do I get my foot in the door?

A: All ICMS degrees include Work Integrated Learning (WIL) industry training as part of your degree. This means you are placed in an internship and gain 600 hours real-world experience in a suitable placement before you graduate. With ICMS’ wide network of industry partners in the industry, you could find yourself working at Christian Dior, Fendi, Halation Agency, Strandbags, to namedrop a few.

An internship is the ideal way to prove yourself to future employers, to build your network, and to get your foot in the right door.

Q: Is getting a fashion degree enough to kickstart my career?

A: Sometimes simply studying isn’t enough to get the career you want.

If you study a fashion degree through ICMS, you will get a background in business through the mix of core business subjects and fashion and brand management specialisation subjects (view the full course structure here).

What you may also need is support, encouragement, motivation and mentorship. At ICMS you will be encouraged to make your mark in the industry through the ICMS ethos of supporting you through your journey from enrolment to graduation via ICMS as The Professional Mentor.

Watch this Q&A with ICMS Bachelor of Business (Fashion and Global Brand Management) Program Manager Nicole Venter to learn more about her experience in the industry, and how she brings this expertise to the ICMS. Learn about how she got into the industry, career setbacks and highlights, and what you can expect from studying at ICMS.

Q: With so many career options open to me with a fashion degree, where and how do I apply? 

Starting an ICMS Bachelor of Business (Fashion and Global Brand Management) is your first step towards a fulfilling, lucrative and exciting career in this fast growing industry.

To find out more about this degree, and how to apply, click here.


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