Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology

RMIT University

Program Description

Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology

RMIT University

Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology

Study design, pattern making and cutting-edge technology to produce everything from ready-to-wear through to made-to-measure fashion.

With a focus on design and technology, you will develop your creative and technical skills while working closely with the fashion industry, blending theory with practice through a series of industry-driven and live international projects.

You will learn about:

  • specifications
  • technical development
  • computer-aided design (CAD)
  • logistics
  • technology
  • global market.

You will gain the skills and knowledge you need to work locally or internationally as part of a design team or to start your own business.

You will work on design briefs from local and international companies such as Adidas, Cotton On and Nobody Denim, working to specifications relating to demographic, colour, fabric, trends and budget.

This program will unlock your creative potential, enabling you to pursue a career in fashion design or start your own fashion business.

Entry requirements


Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or at least 20 in any other English.

Folio presentation: 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.

Form: You must submit a statement as part of your direct application, explaining your reasons for applying and detailing any work or other experience.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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