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This degree provides the management, entrepreneurial and business knowledge and capabilities to work as a manager in retail, merchandising, buying and planning within the global fashion industry.
In this program you will focus on:
- expanding your knowledge relevant to industry needs related to merchandising, planning and buying
- management and marketing strategies within the global fashion system
- global and local supply chains and how you can lead within them
- depth of research for proposed fashion industry opportunities
- developing your strategic capabilities to enable you to manage fashion enterprises.
Through this program you will develop advanced methods of researching, merchandising, planning and collection planning to achieve commercial success, relevant to industry needs. You will gain an in depth knowledge of how the national and global fashion system operates and how you can work effectively within it.
This degree is for one year duration and is offered to applicants who are either directly articulating from the RMIT Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising or applicants who have an equivalent qualification. This program provides the opportunity to undertake a further year of undergraduate study and gain a Degree.
This program has a selection task.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
The learning and teaching approach of this program emulates how you would work in a professional role in a commercial fashion enterprise. You’ll study fashion and textile merchandising, marketing, retail, computer-aided design (CAD), research, supply chains and management theory to complement the program's practical component.
Through lectures, workshops, presentations and group discussions, you will learn from experienced staff that will treat you as though you are a fashion business professional. Academics are globally connected and are actively engaged in the fashion industry.
You will interact with leading industry figures on your major research project, as well as studying the local and international application of fashion merchandising associated to consumer demand for fashion and related products. You will expand your knowledge and capabilities through applied work with textiles and build on your understanding of technology and computer systems.
Full-time students will attend approximately 16 hours of classes per week, combined with intensive self-directed extra study/research per week. There are often concentrated periods of out-of-class work when assessments are due.
You will be expected to attend public lectures and events outside of coursework hours as part of your learning. Class sizes are approximately 22 students per studio and 45 students per lecture.
Assessment will include a range of activities such as reports, written reflection, practical assignments, research and industry projects, oral and visual presentations and peer or industry review.
All programs are delivered in English. You can access the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
As part of your major project studies, you will undertake industry research and develop commercial industry briefs with major Australian companies. You will attend lectures and forums by industry professionals.
You will also connect with key industry figures from major Australian and international companies through industry events and special public lectures.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional practice.
Fashion merchandisers influence retail businesses’ purchasing, marketing and financial decisions.
Graduates are employed in:
- advertising and marketing fashion
- brand management in fashion
- international trade
- merchandise analysis
- merchandising planning
- product development
- product management
- range coordination
- retail buying
- retail management
- sales management.
As a fashion merchandiser you will:
- analyse the market to forecast the latest trends
- create a shopping environment that is dynamic, that increases sales and sells the company brand and image.
Your goal is to get fashion from the designer/manufacturer to the consumer. Your understanding of and connection to the end consumer helps dictate the direction of design, product development, promotion and delivery.
You will have the opportunity to participate in international study tours, work experience or exchanges, which range in duration from 2 weeks to 1 semester.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Office (EAO) supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.