MC213 - Master of Fashion and Textiles

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Plan: MC213 - Master of Fashion and Textiles
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: Master of Fashion and Textiles
Award abbreviation: MFash&Text
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: Equivalent to 2 years FT or 4 years PT, (check Articulation & Pathways section for more detail)
Location: Onshore, Brunswick campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 100505
CRICOS code: 079302M

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Purpose of the Program

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

The program develops your generic and specific management capabilities through the development of knowledge and ideas that align with the current and future expectations of employers and industry in the areas of retail, fashion, textiles, and global supply chain management.

A capstone experience is offered through the course Advanced Case Studies in Fashion & Textiles. Through an individually negotiated professional practice project it will enable you to synthesize and integrate your knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate your holistic achievement of the program learning outcomes.

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. Those who are looking for management and operational business or product development and design positions in fashion and textile retail, merchandising, buying, manufacturing, global sourcing, fashion and textile marketing, quality assurance and product management areas will benefit from the program. The program also offers an entry point and relevant attributes to people wanting to start a business in the fashion or textile industry. The Program offers a pathway to further learning into the Doctor of Philosophy (Textiles).




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Articulation and pathways

If you have an undergraduate degree in any discipline, you will be eligible for the 2 year (192 credit points) duration of the program.

If you have an undergraduate degree in the discipline of fashion and textiles, you will be eligible for the 1.5 year (144 credit points) duration of the program. You will receive 48 credit points exemption from the University for 4 courses in the program's first year.

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

Program Entry requirements

A bachelor degree or, at least five years’ work experience in the fashion and textiles industry. Applicants applying on the basis of work experience must also have a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma. 

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 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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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, ejournals and newspapers.

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