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Why study fashion at RMIT?

#1 Art and Design university in the Asia-Pacific region*

Join one of the world's top ranked fashion design courses*

Participate in intensive workshops in Paris and the US

Discover fashion

Ranked #9 globally for fashion business

RMIT is a global leader in fashion and textiles education, ranked #9 globally for fashion business. Our programs are internationally recognised, with graduates making an impact across the world.

Our courses are informed by global trends and deep industry knowledge, and will help you develop your identity as a designer, and build your entrepreneurial skills so you can thrive in the competitive fashion industry.

Students also have the opportunity to showcase collections at prestigious fashion events, including the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and London Graduate Fashion Week.

Career outcomes

Balance creativity and commercial reality

Want to own your own label or work with global brands? RMIT can get you there.

When you study a certificate, diploma or associate degree, you’ll work alongside real industry clients to create styles and designs that see the light of day.  

Fashion design taught me a lot about production, quality, working out pricing structures - which I apply to all my products - working in teams and dealing with suppliers. It was during the fashion design program that I started my business as a side project.

- Linda Vydra, Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology

Industry connections

You’ll experience hands-on studio learning from the start of your course, and participate in industry projects that give you insight into the global workplace. You’ll develop practical and technical skills that will allow you to work in a range of fields.

The Retail Initiative is helping our students succeed in industry

Year-long project The Retail Initiative (TRI) is a creative partnership between key Australian retailers and RMIT students from the Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising.

The project gives hundreds of students each year the tools to explore the future of fashion through market research, trend forecasting, visual merchandising and product design.

Over the year-long project, students are grouped to work with one industry partner, for whom they must plan and design a range of products, including apparel and homewares. 


What's next... for Fashion Tech

Sophie Lavis, who studied the Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology, was recently selected as the winning designer of a female-focused AFL accessory range.

“To have the chance to see my designs come to life is a dream come true,” she said.

The new range has been produced in Melbourne from 100% Australian Merino wool sourced from communities across the country as part of the Fibre of Football campaign, which celebrates the rich heritage connecting the Australian wool industry and Australian Football.

Facilities and locations

Brunswick campus' Fashion Hub

Just six kilometres north of the CBD and easily accessible by public transport and car, the RMIT Brunswick campus sits within the vibrant and creative Sydney Road district.

The Brunswick campus is home to a number of specialist facilities, including the Fashion Hub, designed to allow students to experiment and learn industry best practice in a purpose-built environment. Students also have access to dedicated study spaces, a library and a cafeteria.

Experience fashion at RMIT

RMIT transforms students into professional artists and designers with the skills and confidence to produce high-quality work and showcase it to the public, peers and industry. Go behind the scenes and get an insider look at what it's like to study at RMIT.

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