Dressed to kill in mortarboards and gowns, the first ever RMIT Vietnam fashion graduates have celebrated their achievements and marked the start of their new careers.
The Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management) program was established in 2013 at the South Saigon campus.
RMIT Vietnam Head of Fashion, Victoria Ho, said the degree aimed to equip young creative professionals for work in the fashion business, fashion production, product development and fashion retail management.
“The fashion industry in Vietnam has undergone a huge metamorphosis over the last 20 years and as a result, there is a strong growing need for local fashion expertise with an understanding of international approaches,” she said.
“We have equipped students with not only the skills and the knowledge, but also the ability to solve problems, think critically and to be leaders in the industry.
“With RMIT Vietnam’s strong links to many large companies, fashion students are able to experience and practice in a professional environment.
“Our graduates are being hired by international companies and some are entering local Vietnamese companies, from retail to marketing, to buying, product developing and supplying.”
Students in the program have also learnt other valuable computer skills including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, which help them be more confident and creative in the workforce.
Graduating student Nguyen Y My said: “I have had an opportunity to visit many fashion industries and complete internships with well-known brands. I think these activities will be really helpful for my career.”
Story: Tran Tran