BP211 - Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology)

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Plan: BP211P15 - Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology)
Campus: Brunswick Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology)
Award abbreviation: BFash(DesTech)
Total credit points: 96
Career: UGRD
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: Onshore, Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/fashion-and-textiles
ASCED code: 100505
CRICOS code: 052663G

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology) is offered to applicants who have completed an Associate Degree in Fashion or applicants who have an equivalent qualification.

This degree builds on the skills and knowledge you have developed in the two year Associate Degree in Fashion (Design and Technology). The degree enables you to operate creatively and with relevance in the fashion industry. Your studies will focus on fashion design, production and digital technology, and will equip you to be a technically proficient member of the fashion industry with a perspective oriented toward the future of fashion.

The courses in the program are designed to enable you to gain advanced knowledge and capabilities in a specialised area of fashion. This will encompass an introduction to research, design development, pattern design, digital technology and garment construction. The primary mode of delivery is face-to-face and the methods of teaching include tasks that ask you consider the use of technology in the production of fashion. This degree consists of theoretical, technical and practical courses delivered in an industry-simulated work environment, where KA: Correctedyour knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

This degree will also provide you with an advanced knowledge and capabilities in social, global and sustainability issues related to fashion design, production and digital technology in the contemporary and future fashion system. In your final year you will undertake a capstone experience in GRAP2758 Fashion Project - Collection. This experience will enable you to synthesise and integrate your knowledge, connect theory and practice, and demonstrate your holistic achievement of the program learning outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this program you will have developed work ready capabilities to promote yourself to prospective employers or potential clients in a local or global context. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology) you can expect to be employed in fashion and product design, pattern design, product development and production management.

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Articulation and pathways


Pathways refer to related programs that you may be eligible for when you graduate from your current program.

Upon your successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University. These include honours or master by coursework in the School of Fashion and Textiles. This eligibility is subject to each program’s entry requirements.  

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements:

You must have successfully completed an associate degree in fashion design; OR successfully completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in fashion design.


Entry is guaranteed for any student who achieves the GPA of 2.0 or above in the final year of the AD014 Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology at RMIT. In this case, no folio is required.

Selection task:

Applicants who have not completed the RMIT Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology must submit an electronic folio. Some applicants may be required to attend an interview.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia, there are no professional bodies that accredit programs in fashion design.

The Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology) has professional industry links with a wide range of organisations and associations, including the peak Industry bodies:

- Design Institute of Australia (DIA)

- Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA).

The School of Fashion and Textiles has many close links with industry, which take on a variety of forms. The program is taught by academics who have strong industry relationships and current professional experience and employment in the fashion industry. In addition we regularly engage outside industry experts as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to current industry developments in Fashion.

The program team regularly consults with a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that the program's links with industry standards and practice remain current.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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