Fashion (Design)

RMIT University

24 months
32640 AUD/year
29760 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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In this Fashion (Design) program at RMIT University, you will have the opportunity to advance and expand your fashion design knowledge, and further research your design practice specialisation. 


We seek to imagine future commercial contexts, create ethical design propositions, and use cross-disciplinary design strategies to drive global and competitive fashion design practices. 

You will establish your design, communication and presentation methods and strategies for fashion garments, products, accessories, objects, artefacts, materials, spaces and experiences of and for the body specific to your design practice.

The Fashion (Design) program at RMIT University is dedicated to advancing your design practice through classes that give you the strategies create specialised propositions, and to target specific areas of commercial markets, research directions and cross disciplinary practice.s. You will choose electives that enable you to customise your study, culminating in a collection, design project, research investigation, or industry placement. 

You will finish the year with a portfolio of practice, development and research to launch your career in the global industry. Additionally, you will work with academic staff and industry experts to produce a digital publication, showcasing your graduate outcomes globally.

This degree has a stellar record of students and graduates winning major fashion design awards and scholarships, and receiving the invitation to participate in national and international showcase events, including:

  • International Woolmark Prize
  • Australian Fashion Foundation (AUSFF) Award
  • Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) National Graduate Showcase
  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) St. George NextGen Showcase
  • MPavilion Master of Fashion Design Showcase

Graduates create independent and niche practices, work in leading commercial, luxury and emerging contemporary brands, and go on to establish independent and collaborative research practices and enterprises.


As a graduate, you will be able to offer new design propositions for the challenges of competitive fashion industry practice. You will also have confidence in your advanced capabilities to launch independent and emerging brands. These roles are in fashion enterprises, emerging international brands, luxury and high fashion brands, as well as in related disciplines contexts of design, production, communications, creative direction and styling, branding, buying, media, publications, and textile and product development. 

You will be an agile and engaged designer, critically aware of the larger ethical, social, cultural, environmental and political concerns that need to be addressed in contemporary relevant design practice.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Fashion Image
  • Fashion Show Design
  • New Fashion Propositions
  • Fashion Practice Research Strategies
  • Advanced Fashion Design Project
  • Fashion and Textile Industry Placement Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS number: 084661A

You must have successfully completed:

  • an Australian 3 year bachelor degree in fashion design (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) and a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0) in the final year
  • an Australian 4 year bachelor honours degree in fashion design (or equivalent overseas qualification)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32640 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32640 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29760 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.



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