Bachelor of Fashion - Design (Honours)

RMIT University

This globally recognised degree is celebrated in the fashion world as a creative incubator that challenges students to create original fashion ideas and innovative concepts. In this course students focus on innovative fashion design, advanced creative skills, conceptual thinking, critical analysis and practical expertise to support original fashion ideas, and depth of research for proposed design opportunities. Through engaging studio-based projects students gain a multi-layered global experience working with academics and key industry figures on projects that push them to create high-level, explorative responses to fashion design opportunities. This course focuses on the balance between conceptual and industry-relevant fashion design through the research and development of innovative and original fashion design practice. Each year our students are selected to showcase in national and international awards and events.

Course Fee:

Australian: $122,880
International: $130,560

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Prerequisite: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; folio/interview


The program will include a variety of teaching approaches including seminars, studios, lectures and tutorials and use methods such as collaborative group work, negotiated learning, peer review, presentations, exercises, workshops and discussion. You can also expect to engage with case studies, problem-based learning and reflective techniques such as blogs and journals. You will learn how to constructively critique your own work and that of others. Peer review is integral to the learning environment and subsequently for professional practice within the creative industries. Assessment involves 'learning by doing' and will include a range of activities such as reports, written reflection, research projects, portfolios, presentations, peer or industry review. Project proposals and presentations will often relate to industry specific issues and/or theoretical constructs impacting on fashion and may involve making contact with industry practitioners regarding contemporary issues.

Subjects you can Study:

Fashion design, Fashion design professional practice, Fashion digital technologies, Fashion theory.

Study Pathways:

If you graduate from RMIT's Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3 (DI 70-79) you will be given guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) and are granted exemptions of up to 1 year. You must submit an application online. If you graduate from RMIT's Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology and achieve less than a minimum GPA of 3 (DI 70-79) must apply online and attend a folio presentation. You may be considered for some exemptions based on negotiation with the program selection team.

Further information:

In your fourth year of study, there are opportunities to participate in internships that support your design focus. These may be in Australia or overseas and can vary in duration, depending on your individual needs and circumstances.


This course is accredited by the Textile and Fashion Industries Association of Australia (TFIA) and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Fashion Designer, Retail Buyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brunswick No info No Full time 4 years
City No info No Full time 4 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 


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