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Global Fashion School Rankings 2015

RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia

With modern campuses spanning three continents, RMIT has a diverse international student body. Its school of fashion offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and vocational courses. With multiple campuses in Australia, Vietnam and Spain, RMIT delivers multi-channel education, offering online learning opportunities and “work-integrated learning,” taught in real and stimulated working environments. The institute is popular and places for classes are competitive, less than a quarter of applicants are accepted onto the BA programmes. However 85 percent of MA applicants are accepted onto programmes. Overall, students feel prepared for the industry and gave positive feedback on faculty and learning facilities. However, undergraduate students have expressed discontent with work placement opportunities during studies and suggest improvement within the university’s careers services.

9th

BA Course Ranking 2015

Full-time fashion students

297

International students

18%

Student : Teacher ratio

20:1

Tuition: Domestic/intl

$5k/$19k

Acceptance rate

25%

17-25% acceptance rate per year

Graduation Rate

81%

Courses Offered

Undergraduate:
Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours), Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology), Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design), Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management), Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising, Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology

6th

MA Course Ranking 2015

Full-time fashion students

144

International students

62%

Student : Teacher ratio

20:1

Tuition: Domestic/intl

$18k/$18k

Acceptance rate

85%

Graduation Rate

86%

Courses Offered

Graduate:
Master of Fashion (Design), Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship), PhD (Fashion & Textiles)

Student & Alumni Comments

"A diverse and interesting university that offers a variety of challenging and thought provoking courses that hone our skills in fashion design, writing, marketing and more. In the Melbourne and Australian industry it is evident that graduates of this course are very desired in the thriving Melbourne fashion Industry as well as being globally recognised as professional, capable students."

Alumni

"The teaching quality and freedom to explore and develop a design trajectory is excellent. The emphasis on innovative thinking with a strong academic basis is a point of difference that really sets us apart. Facilities and support staff are lacking, along with organisation."

Alumni

"I would like for our university to have better connection with other fashion institutions to help create a global network for students everywhere – often because of geographical isolation we seem to “fly under the radar”, even though I have never felt isolated from the fashion content I connect with overseas."

Current Student

"Technology and access to equipment needs to be better for future students. More emphasis on career options and specific design-career fairs need to be implemented as this is lacking in the programme."

Current Student

"The programme was excellent, the tutors were mostly very passionate and the facilities were adequate. The follow up careers/alumni programs are either non-existent or minimal."

Alumni

"Unfortunately there was not much help when it came to graduation and career advice. This was left up to us."

Alumni

Full BA Course Rankings

The Business of Fashion’s first global fashion school ranking aims to provide an objective assessment of the top undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) fashion programmes around the world.

Full MA Course Rankings

The Business of Fashion’s first global fashion school ranking aims to provide an objective assessment of the top undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) fashion programmes around the world.