Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Study design, pattern making and cutting-edge technology to produce everything from ready-to-wear through to made-to-measure fashion.
Your journey starts in this two-year Associate Degree where you will develop creative and technical skills whilst working closely with the fashion industry. You learn to blend theory with practice through a series of industry-driven and live international projects.
Through your studies you will gain the skills required to be industry ready, developing the knowledge and know-how to secure jobs in the fashion industry - especially in computer-aided design (CAD) and the global supply chains.
You will develop a broad range of skills and study the underpinning theory of the design process, including fashion range development, trend research, specification development, design and production management, and pattern and garment construction skills.
In your studies you will learn:
fashion design and drawing
computer-aided design
patternmaking and grading
computer-aided patternmaking and grading
fashion trend research
production planning
garment construction
supply chain management
Through your studies you will develop in-depth knowledge on range development, colour, fabric, trends and budgeting, including technical specifications and computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM).
You will study in authentic studio settings with state-of-the-art machinery, equipment and technology. This environment will provide you with the learning space to develop work-ready skills and knowledge.
Further study
When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Masters by Research or Doctoral (PhD) program.
Further study
When you successfully complete the Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology you are guaranteed entry into a range of other RMIT programs. The grades you achieve determine the programs you can get into and the amount of credit you will receive.

If you achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0, you are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology).

If you achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0, you will receive 2 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 96 credit points) in the Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours). If you achieve below the minimum GPA, you may still apply and will need to submit a folio. You will be assessed on a case by case basis and credit is not guaranteed.

Alternatively, you may be eligible for entry into other RMIT undergraduate programs.
Career outlook
This program provides you with high-level skills in fashion design and expert skills in specialist pattern making, managing design and product development.
With experience, you can be working as a designer or product developer, or in management positions within international fashion businesses.
Graduates of this program have found employment with leading fashion organisations in Australia and overseas as:
pattern makers and graders
product developers
specification technicians
quality assurance officers
production controllers
small fashion business owner/operators.
Graduates of this program can apply to complete one additional year of study to gain the Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology).


Which department am I in? School of Fashion and Textiles

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have a minimum average score between 2.0 - 2.5. Applicants must have completed a recognized equivalent Year 12 studies program to the required standard. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL (Paper Based Test) score of 550 (TWE* 4.0); TOEFL (Internet Based Test - iBT): Overall score 79 with minimum of 19 in all sections; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): 50 (no communication band less than 42); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 169 with no less than 162 in any component.

Entry Requirement For International Student

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 60% average.
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.
English language requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5)
TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 550 (TWE 4.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 19 in all sections)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 50 (with no communication band less than 42)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 with no less than 162 in any component.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University) offers below pathways courses for this subject Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Diploma of Visual Arts
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (2 years)

A$26,880.00 (US$ 21,026) per year

2 July 2018

Brunswick Campus 25 Dawson Street, BRUNSWICK, Victoria, 3056, MELBOURNE, Australia