Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
There are no minimum requirements.
Semester 1, 2017
- book a folio assessment by 5pm, Friday 7 October 2016. If you have applied to VTAC before 29 September 2016 you will be emailed details of how to book the folio assessment.
- Attend the folio assessment on,
- Thursday 17 or Monday 21 November 2016 (current year 12 applicants only) - during business hours or
- Monday 24 or Tuesday 25 October 2016 (all other applicants) - after hours
Interstate/overseas applicants unable to attend the folio assessment must email email@example.com to make alternative arrangements.
Applicants who apply after 29 September 2016 must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a folio assessment.
For your folio assessment you are to bring up to three items, which can include your portfolio, sketchbooks of ideas, garments and accessories. You should provide a variety of work that expresses your fashion, textiles and/or design interests. It should demonstrate your creative, conceptual and technical ability.
You should include evidence of how ideas were developed and finished work. Include work that shows how you document your ideas and creative thinking. Include any work that demonstrates your potential to follow a design process.
You can include work from secondary school, previous study and personal or work-related design experience (including sketchbooks), and the work can come from a variety of discipline areas (e.g. garment construction, design, wearable art, illustrations, accessories, photography).
You should include a statement with your folio which explains your work to help the Selection Officer understand the purpose and background (maximum 250 words).
If you have pieces which are oversized or overweight, please bring in photographs of this work. CD’s, discs or slides of your work are not acceptable. Your work must be clearly labelled with your full name and VTAC or RMIT student number.
Applicants applying for other RMIT Fashion and Textiles programs, which also require attendance at a folio assessment session, will only be required to book once
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You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 50% average.
For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to an Australian Year 12, see the Entry requirements by country web page.
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
Folio: Please supply evidence of your creativity in the form of a folio that contains a variety of your personal work in art, design or media relevant to the program/s you are applying for. The folio should demonstrate your interests and creative thinking as well as your conceptual, design, problem solving and technical skills. You should include evidence of how ideas were developed as well as finished works.
Examples of work to include in your folio are drawings, paintings, graphic designs, photographs, digital images, models, sculpture, video, scripting, short stories, and/or 2D and 3D Flash animation. We recommend you explain each work to help the Selection Officer understand the purpose and background of that work.
Folios should be submitted electronically on a CD with files in PDF, JPEG, SWF, DCR or QuickTime format suitable to be read on Mac OSX or later, unless otherwise specified. Each electronic file should be no larger than 10MB. Each CD must be attached to your application and clearly labelled with your name and contact details.
Submitted folios will not be returned.
Folio presentation: If short-listed, you may be required to present your folio to a selection panel. You may be interviewed, either in person or via phone/Skype.
English language requirements
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
- TOEFL (Paper based): minimum score of 530 (TWE 3.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 71 (with minimum of 17 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 162 with no less than 154 in any component
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Upper Intermediate Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.