School of Fashion and Textiles

School of Fashion and Textiles

The School of Fashion and Textiles is at the global forefront of fashion and textile education, training and research, working with industry to foster the next generation of design and business leaders.

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Welcome to RMIT's School of Fashion and Textiles

Informed by global awareness and astute knowledge of industry, we lead in creative and entrepreneurial practices. Our staff are engaged as both practitioners and researchers, and are active as designers, curators, business innovators and leaders of industry.

Our teaching areas

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Our teaching areas

RMIT is a global leader in fashion and textiles education. Our programs are internationally recognised, with graduates making an impact across the world.


Our research focuses on both textile technology and creative practice, with researchers leading the field with projects concerned with the urban environment, and applications for high performance textiles that have the capacity to deliver solutions for safer and healthier lives, from development of protective clothing for firefighters to garments that monitor wellbeing, to new modes of producing and consuming fashion.

About research

The School of Fashion and Textiles engages in research and scholarship to address critical questions of our time and to speculate on future conditions for a sustainable urban orientated world.

Research streams

The five research streams in the School of Fashion and Textiles enable a community of practice in research and teaching by bringing together likeminded researchers from across the School and providing mentoring and collaboration opportunities.

Postgraduate research

The School of Fashion and Textiles offers three research programs: Master of Design (Fashion & Textiles); Master of Technology (Fashion & Textiles); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Fashion & Textiles).


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Industry connections

The School of Fashion and Textiles provides programs, facilities and services to meet the needs of students and industry, creating mutually beneficial partnerships that produce innovative outcomes.



Visit us

Address: 25 Dawson Street, Brunswick, VIC, 3056

Postal address:

School of Fashion and Textiles
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne 3001 Australia


The School of Fashion and Textiles is led by a team of creative professionals with experience across local and global industry.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer