MC164 - Master of Fashion and Textiles

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Plan: MC164 - Master of Fashion and Textiles
Campus: Brunswick Campus


Program details
Objectives 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: Master of Fashion and Textiles
Award abbreviation: MFash&Text
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 3 semesters full time or 6 semesters part time
Location: Onshore, Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 100505
CRICOS code: 061110M

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Objectives of the program

The Master of Fashion and Textiles program is one of a kind in Australia and addresses the industry need for high-level specialised management expertise in the areas of fashion/textiles retail, product management, fashion and textile production management, design management, brand management and fashion/textiles global supply chains management. The courses delivered within the program build your knowledge of the specialised management/business skills as relevant to these areas.

Those who are looking for management and operational business positions in fashion and textile retail, merchandising, buying, manufacturing, global sourcing and product management areas will benefit from the program. The program also offers an entry point to people wanting to start a business in the fashion or textile industry.

The program addresses not only specific fashion and textile industry issues, but includes the scope of business operations such as marketing, distribution, product development, leadership and management, industry economics and global issues in current fashion/textiles and relevant retail business environments.

The RMIT Master of Fashion and Textiles is designed to assist you in becoming a fashion and textile middle to upper-level management practitioner who has the potential and knowledge to succeed in the global market at a chosen profession. The program has a strong emphasis on leadership and management within an international environment that is complemented by the enhancement of an existing skill base in fashion and textile design, fashion and textile technology and merchandising & marketing. A blending of lectures and tutorials with industry case studies and work relevant projects allows students to combine theory and practice in a real work environment. The program develops your generic and specific management capabilities through the the development of knowledge and ideas that align with the current and future expectations of employers in the areas of retail, fashion, textiles, and global supply chain management.

The Master of Fashion and Textiles has the following objectives:

1.To provide a postgraduate level qualification that will build upon and add management expertise and knowledge for people pursuing a career in the fashion and textiles industry.

2.To be relevant for industry practitioners involved in any segment of the fashion and textiles industry: Textile Designers, Textile Technologists, Fashion Technologists, Fashion Designers and those with a Fashion and Textiles Merchandising & Marketing background.

3.To focus on the international fashion and textiles industry.

4.To provide a postgraduate level of knowledge and skills to select and utilise appropriate research methods for fashion and textiles.

5.To provide an understanding of the role and application of marketing management and creative aspects for fashion and textiles business. 

6.To provide a postgraduate level of knowledge of fashion and textiles product including its sustainable design and development.

7.To provide a postgraduate level of knowledge and ability to complete complex industry-based research projects and case studies relevant to fashion and textiles industry.

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    Articulation and pathways

    There are no formal articulation arrangements with other RMIT programs involving credit or guaranteed entry. However, it is envisaged that some students will enter the program via natural progression pathways from RMIT undergraduate programs including the Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile Technology), (Fashion Technology), (Fashion and Textiles Merchandising), the Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) and the Bachelor of Design (Fashion).

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    Entrance requirements

    Successful applicants will have a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution, or, significant professional practice in a relevant field and a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma. Typically significant professional experience would involve at least five years’ practice in the fashion and textiles industry.

    International English language requirements:

    IELTS - 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)

    TOEFL - Paper Based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+)

    TOEFL - Computer Based = 237+ (TWE 4.5+)

    RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs: Advanced Plus certificate




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    External accreditation and industry links

    In Australia there are no professional bodies that accredit programs in Fashion and Textiles.

    However, the School of Fashion and Textiles has many close links with the fashion and textile industry and has a School Advisory Board and Program Advisory Commitees that consist of high profile industry representatives. Part of the Board’s and Commitees' brief is to make sure that the School’s links with industry standards and practice remain current.

    The School makes regular use of outside industry experts as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to current industry developments in marketing. The regular use of sessional teaching staff also provides you with exposure to current industry practitioners.

    The majority of academics within the Master of Fashion and Textiles are practicing industry specialists who maintain a 'hands on' involvement with industry. In addition, key academic staff from the Masters program conduct industry-funded research.

    The School has also built its links with industry through the appointment of adjunct professors who have been selected based upon their industry achievements.

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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

    Library resources and services

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    any library in the world. Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the
    Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University 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 University 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:

    All courses have a well developed range of indicative texts, references and electronic resources that provide you with relevant and up to date learning and research support.

    Upon commencing the program you will be given, during orientation, an introduction to the library support systems and the substantial electronic databases within the libraries.

    Online learning tools and content

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