Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising

RMIT University

Program Description

Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising

RMIT University

Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising

Imagine travelling the world to discover the next big thing in fashion and textiles. Imagine developing looks and trends to suit the market's culture and taste.

This program is the perfect blend of creativity and business. Its international focus helps you pursue a global career in buying, product development, fashion marketing, retail management, retail planning and allocation.

You will learn how to develop, analyse and implement product and brand strategies; explore buying and merchandising practices; and plan and execute successful retail strategies.

You will bring fashion from around the globe to the local retail outlet.

A major highlight of this program is working in teams on industry-based projects such as the Young Essentials Project (YEP) with some of the biggest names in fashion, including Sportsgirl, Country Road, Myer and Bardot Fashion Australia. Throughout these projects you will work with and be mentored by fashion industry professionals.

If you are both creative and business minded, enjoy fashion and thrive on challenges, this program will help you develop your potential and achieve your goals.

Program structure

In state-of-the-art facilities at RMIT’s Brunswick campus, you will study with experienced lecturers who are connected with major industry players such as Hugo Boss, French Connection, Calvin Klein, David Jones, Myer and Country Road.

This program provides you with the opportunity to work on ‘real world’ briefs such as the Young Essentials Project (YEP). Winning teams have had their collections placed into production and sold in Australia and overseas.

You’ll have the opportunity to study at some of the best overseas institutions and attend study tours to Europe, America and China.

Year 1

You will study textiles, product development, marketing, supply chain, fashion mathematics, visual merchandising and computer skills and apply them to an industry-based project.

Year 2

You’ll build on your studies and proceed to an advanced level in computer-aided design, product development and supply chain.

This program develops the skills and abilities that industry seeks in a graduate including self-management, problem solving, research and analysis.

Program entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 60%.

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.



Selection tasks

You must include in your application an explanation of your reasons for wanting to study the program and include details of any work or other experience. You may be required to attend a pre-selection assessment. If you are living outside Melbourne, you may be required to complete this task electronically.

English language requirements:

To study this program you will need to complete 1 of the following English proficiency tests:

  • Academic IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5
  • TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 550 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 79 with a minimum of 19 in each section
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade C
  • Pearson: Minimum score of 50 (no band less than 42).
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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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