Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
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.
- Fashion design, Fashion design professional practice, Fashion digital technologies, Fashion theory.
Standard 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
This course is accredited by the Textile and Fashion Industries Association of Australia (TFIA) and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).
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.
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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.