Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours)Program details
This globally recognised degree is celebrated in the fashion world as a creative incubator, challenging students to create innovative concepts and original fashion.
Throughout this degree, you’ll focus on the balance between conceptual and industry-relevant fashion design through the research and development of your own original fashion design practice.
You’ll learn how to develop your practice through
innovative fashion design
advanced creative skills
critical analysis and practical expertise to support original fashion ideas
depth of research for proposed design opportunities.
Through engaging studio-based projects you will gain a multi-layered global experience, working with academics and key industry figures on projects that push you to create high-level, explorative responses to fashion design opportunities. Experts from the Australian and international fashion industries share their knowledge with you, teaching courses or providing guest lectures.
Each year, students are selected to showcase in national and international awards and events including the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW), and some students are invited to show their collections at the prestigious London Graduate Fashion Week.
This degree proudly benchmarks itself against the best degrees from around the world, highlighting its global approach to fashion education.
How you will learn
Work-integrated learning (WIL)
In your fourth year of study, there are opportunities to participate in internships that support your design focus. These may be in Australia or overseas and can vary in duration, depending on your individual needs and circumstances.
In previous years RMIT students have taken internships at:
Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui in New York
Bless and Martin Grant in Paris
Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith in the UK.
In Australia, students have interned with companies and labels including Dior, Viktor and Rolf, Vivienne Westwood, Country Road, Romance Was Born, Akira, Collette Dinnigan, Calvin Klein Collection, Paul Smith, Toni Maticevski and Nobody Jeans.
Students can apply for a university exchange during their studies. Exchanges may be available in London, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.
RMIT’s Global Mobility supports students to undertake an exchange or short-term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of classes per week, combined with intensive self-directed extra study/research. You will also be expected to attend public lectures and events outside of coursework hours as part of your learning.
Fashion graduates in prestigious VAMFF runway
Four innovative RMIT fashion design graduates will have their work featured in the prestigious National Graduate Showcase, a highlight of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF).
RMIT fashion designers enchant the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show
This year’s RMIT Floral Fashion pieces challenged the crossover between art and fashion at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.