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:

International: $122,880

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
City No info No Full time 4 years
Brunswick No info No Full time 4 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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