Master of Design (Fashion & Textiles)

Study Area

Art and Design

Study Level



RMIT University



Course Detail


Melbourne City

Intake Time


Standard Duration

2 years

About the Course

The Master of Design (Fashion and Textiles) by Research program enables you to develop an advanced body of knowledge that you may apply to a range of stimulating, real-life research contexts. Individually supervised research programs are aligned to one of the School’s Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion or the School’s research streams. These research areas reflect the School’s research supervisors’ expertise along with the available resources and collaborative relationships with industry and other research organisations. The Master of Design may be undertaken by project or by thesis mode: The project mode is directed towards candidates taking a creative practice-led approach to conduct research into fashion design, textile design, curatorial practice, communication, or interdisciplinary design. The thesis mode is directed towards candidates taking a social science approach to conduct research into an aspect of the fashion and textiles system such as design practice, curatorial practice, historical or contemporary cultural studies, enterprise or ethical practice.


Average Score

at least 60%


6.5 (6.0)

Background Requirements


RMIT University

Institute Ranking

#223 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #15 in Australia

Program Ranking

#1 in Australia for Art & Design, #11 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020