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 ’Fashion and textiles merchandising at rMit has provided me with                                          2      Animation, game design
 a solid grounding for my future in the industry. in 2009 i won a                                              and interactive media
 scholarship to study six months of my course in new york, which                                           2   Animation and interactive media
 they say is the heart of fashion, a truly once-in-a-life time opportunity.                                3   Games
 i studied at the Fashion institute of technology (Fit) in Manhattan,                                      4   Interactive digital media
 new york.’                                                                                                5   Multimedia systems (design)
 Samantha Slorach (cover image)                                                                            6      Design
 Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textile Merchandising*
 *This qualification has now been replaced by the Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising
                                                                                                           6   Communication design
                                                                                                           7   Design


a unique Career                                                                                            8
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                                                                                                               Graphic design
                                                                                                               Interior design
                                                                                                                  Fashion design
                                                                                                          10   Fashion
 Art and Design programs at RMIT are                  You can choose from a wide range of                 11   Fashion design
 designed to get you discovered.                      career-oriented artistic expression and             12   Fashion technology
 RMIT is internationally recognised for its           practical programs:                                 13      Fashion and textile merchandising
 art and design education, with graduates             » animation, game design and                        16      Fine art
 working around the world.                              interactive media                                 18      Footwear
 RMIT University plays a pivotal role in              » clothing production                               20      Furniture
 nurturing art and design, and has a long             » communication, graphics                           21   Furniture design
 history of excellence in the development               and general design                                23      Industrial and product design
 of new forms of technologies in these                » fashion design                                    23   Industrial design
 fields.                                                                                                  24   Product design
                                                      » fashion and textile merchandising
 RMIT also offers specialised expertise                                                                   25      Photography
                                                      » fine art
 in associated industries, such as graphic                                                                26   Photography and photoimaging
 technology (printing) for which it is the            » footwear
                                                                                                          27      Printing and graphic arts
 only provider in Victoria.                           » furniture
                                                                                                          27   Management/sales
                                                      » printing and graphic arts                         28   Multimedia
                                                      » industrial and product design                     29      Textile design
                                                      » photography                                       31   Textile design and development
                                                      » textile design                                    32      Textile technology
                                                      » textile manufacturing                             33      Visual art
                                                      » textile technology
                                                                                                          36      Visual merchandising
                                                                                                          37   Facilities
                                                      » visual art
                                                                                                          38   Global connections
                                                      » visual merchandising.
                                                                                                          39   Scholarships
                                                      Places in RMIT art and design programs
                                                      are highly sought after.                            39   TAFE enrolment

                                                      Will you stand out from the crowd?
                                                                                                          40   Money matters
                                                                                                          41   How to apply

 ‘The course is staffed with extremely knowledgeable teachers that I feel                                      interaCt with rMit
 so grateful to have known. I think that I can speak on behalf of all my                                  You can now interact with RMIT through several
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 that none of us will forget.’                                                                            at www.rmit.edu.au/interact
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       animation, game design and interactive media




    Animation and interactive media student artwork       Animation and interactive media student artwork
    by Mark Lee.                                          by Raymond Chu.



    aniMation and                                         Year one                                                 Professional recognition
    interaCtiVe Media                                 D   Via imaging, design, media culture and design            The degree has strong connections throughout
                                                          studio, you will receive a comprehensive                 the creative industry with organisations such
    BP203 Bachelor of Arts
                                                          introduction to the theory and practice                  as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image
            (Animation and Interactive Media)
                                                          of digital media. You will cover areas of                (ACMI), Experimedia, and Film Victoria.
    Duration:    FT3— V X
    2011 ATAR: RC                                         narrative development, as well as developing
                                                                                                                   Prerequisite
    www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp203                        performance, visual and aural literacy.
                                                                                                                   Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 30 in
    CiTy CAMpUS                                           Year two                                                 English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.
    If you want to attain broad skills and develop        In semester one, you will study 2D animation,
    a career in art, design and media, RMIT is the                                                                 Extra requirements
                                                          3D animation, interactive media and video.
    place to be.                                                                                                   All applicants are required to submit a
                                                          In semester two, you are able to choose from
    Through this degree, you will be trained as a                                                                  pre-selection kit available online at
                                                          the following electives: 2D animation, 3D
    specialist in digital media and design, including                                                              www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/forms/vtac .
                                                          animation, sound design, interactive media,
    animation (2D and 3D), digital video, motion                                                                   Shortlisted applicants may be required
                                                          video, experimental video, experimental sound,
    graphics, special effects, interactive media and                                                               to present their folio and attend an interview.
                                                          alternative animation.
    sound design.                                                                                                  Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
                                                          Year three                                               full details on extra requirements.
    This program context is presented in a
    creative and supportive environment of artistic       In the final year an emphasis on collaborative
                                                                                                                   Pathway
    and design endeavour with an emphasis                 and conceptual development will occur. The
                                                          final outcome will be an industry-ready folio            Graduates of the following programs may be
    on intellectual investigation and conceptual
                                                          showcasing your skills and abilities.                    eligible to apply for exemptions:
    development.
                                                                                                                   » Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
    Students and staff associated with this degree        Honours (additional one year)
    are widely acknowledged nationally and                                                                         » Diploma of Graphic Design
                                                          An honours degree is available.
    internationally and have exhibited in festivals and
                                                                                                                   You may also be interested in…
    conferences that include Siggraph, MIAF, LIAF,        Career outlook
    MILIA and Annecy.                                                                                              » Games (design) (page 3)
                                                          RMIT graduates demonstrate aesthetic and
                                                                                                                   » Interactive digital media (page 4)
    All staff are practising artists, designers and       intellectual maturity and strong technical abilities
    industry practitioners. They are experienced                                                                   » Multimedia systems (design) (page 5)
                                                          within the creative disciplines of design, media
    educators who are actively engaged in research        and art.                                                 See the computing and information technology
    in their areas of expertise.                                                                                   brochure for more information on:
                                                          They enter the industry as animators, video
                                                          producers, graphic designers, 3D visualisers             » Computer science (games, graphics, and
    Working with industry
                                                          and modellers, web designers, interface                    digital media)
    The degree is conducted using a studio-based
                                                          designers, art directors, sound designers, game          » Information technology (multimedia design)
    model that replicates the work environment.
                                                          designers, teachers, researchers and digital
    The tasks set throughout the degree simulate
                                                          artists.
    industry-based work practices and therefore
    offer a work-integrated learning environment.         While many are employed within companies,
                                                          others instigate their own successful businesses
    What you will study                                   and artistic careers.
    Through the following courses you will be             You will be in high demand, too, as the
    trained in combining visual art and design            relevance and importance of media design and
    literacy with new media and graphic                   creation skills expand.
    technologies via software skill sets and creative
    methodologies:




                                                                                                                 rmit | 2012 degree and diploma | art and design
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Games student artwork ‘Cosmic Roots’ by Holly Hocks,     Games student artwork ‘Drawing A Mental Blank’            Games student artwork ‘Strength In Arms’ by
Katherine Payne, Scott Hoatson, Callan Howell-Pavia,     by Kate Johnson, Michelle Le, Esther Mathew.              Brendan Coleiro, Jason Prentice, Georgina Benedetti,
John Stravropoulos.                                                                                                Andrew Besselink, Scott Battye.

GaMes                                                D                                                             Prerequisite
                                                          Year two                                                 Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 30 in
BP214 Bachelor of Design (Games)*
                                                                                                                   English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.
Duration:  FT3— V X                                       Core courses address narrative theory and
2011 ATAR: RC                                             games culture, design for interactive media and          Extra requirements
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp214                            the design of virtual environments. You may then         All applicants are required to submit a
* The Bachelor of Design (Games) is a new program         select specialist electives in concept art and           pre-selection kit available online at
for 2012, replacing the previously offered Bachelor of
                                                          advanced imaging, 3D character design, sound             www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/forms/vtac .
Arts (Digital Art) and Bachelor of Arts (Games Graphic
                                                          design for interactive environments, experience          Shortlisted applicants will be required to present
Design)
                                                          design or programming electives that support             their folio and attend an interview.
CiTy CAMpUS                                               pathways in web3D, java and C++ programming
                                                                                                                   Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
Do you want to develop your digital art                   for games development.
                                                                                                                   full details on extra requirements.
and design talent to create rich characters,
                                                          Year three
environments and worlds? Then RMIT’s games                                                                         Pathway
degree can help you develop your design and               Core courses address games design and
                                                                                                                   RMIT graduates of the following program may
technical skills for the creative industries.             analysis, games industry and professional
                                                                                                                   be eligible to apply for exemptions:
There is increasing demand in the creative                portfolio skills. You will produce a major project
                                                                                                                   » Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media—
industries for designers and artists skilled              with peers working in teams with students from
                                                                                                                     multimedia plan
in producing rich interactive experiences.                Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and
                                                                                                                     (96 credit points spread throughout the
In industry, digital artists, designers and               Graphics Programming). You may then select
                                                                                                                     three-year degree)
programmers work together to produce material             specialist electives in advanced 3D, sound
for a variety of platforms, including computers,          design for interactive environments, experience          You may also be interested in…
consoles, and mobile devices. RMIT offers two             design or programming electives that support
                                                                                                                   » Animation and interactive media (page 2)
interlinking degrees that respond to the need:            pathways in web3D, java and C++ programming
                                                          for games development.                                   » Fine art (media art) (page17)
Bachelor of Design (Games), and Bachelor of
Information Technology (Games and Graphics                                                                         » Fine art (sound art) (page 17)
                                                          Honours (additional one year)
Programming).                                                                                                      » Interactive digital media (page 4)
                                                          An honours degree is available.
The Bachelor of Design (Games) provides                                                                            » Multimedia systems (design) (page 5)
specialist training and theory in computer-               Career outlook                                           See the computing and information technology
generated design with particular emphasis upon            You will be in a position to work in the games           brochure for more information on:
game theory and practice. You will undertake              industry and, more generally, in the creative            » Computer science (games, graphics, and
courses in design, narrative, imaging, modelling          industries. In addition, you will be well placed to        digital media)
and animation (2D and 3D), time-based and                 start your own successful company and artistic
interactive authoring and basic computing and                                                                      » Information technology (multimedia design)
                                                          career. The degree provides regular learning
programming. This degree was designed in                  interaction with students from Bachelor of
response to industry demand for graduates                 Information Technology (Games and Graphics
with strong conceptual game design skills and             Programming) in a studio that reflects the
specialist art skills.                                    practice of the electronic games industry.

What you will study                                       Upon completion of the degree, you will have
                                                          the opportunity to acquire both aesthetic and
Year one                                                  technical abilities within the disciplines of art and
Core courses include critical game studies,               design.
media cultures, imaging and 3D modelling,                 Graduates enter the creative industries as
introduction to programming and games design              animators, 3D visualisers and modellers,
studio. A key feature of this degree is that you          interface designers, producers, art directors,
undertake projects and core courses with                  game designers, educators, researchers and
students from RMIT’s games and graphics                   digital artists.
programming degree.


legend:     FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
            See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                                3
       AnimAtion, gAme design And interActive mediA




    Interactive digital media student artwork           Interactive digital media student artwork ‘Tennis Girl’     Interactive digital media student artwork ‘Still from Hip
    ‘Thono Doongara’ by Sev Ali.                        by Jae Tan.                                                 Hop Tennis’ by Sean Rodrigo.




    InteractIve dIgItal medIa                      T    Advanced diploma                                            Prerequisite
                                                        The advanced diploma is designed to deepen                  There are no prerequisite studies.
    C5218 Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
    C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media          your knowledge and skills in the areas of
                                                                                                                    Extra requirements
    Duration:  Dip: FT1— V X (Adv Dip: FT1)             interactive digital media. After you have
                                                        completed the diploma you are encouraged to                 Applicants are required to submit a
    2011 ATAR: RC
                                                        continue your studies in the advanced diploma.              supplementary information form available online
    www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5218
                                                                                                                    at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/forms/
    City Campus                                         You will focus on following key areas:
                                                                                                                    vtac . Shortlisted applicants may be required to
    RMIT is renowned as Australia’s leader in           » advanced interactivity                                    present their folio and attend an interview.
    interactive and new media education.                » concept development                                       Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
    These programs provide the broad base               » games                                                     full details on extra requirements.
    necessary to develop a career within the art,
                                                        » group productions                                         Pathway
    design, screen and media industries. A creative
    and supportive environment of artistic and          » independent production                                    Graduates of the Diploma of Interactive Media
    intellectual investigation is provided, while       » sound design.                                             may progress to the Advanced Diploma of
    maintaining active links with industry.                                                                         Screen and Media (multimedia plan)
                                                        Career outlook
    Students and staff associated with this program                                                                 Graduates of the advanced diploma may apply
    have exhibited in festivals and conferences         You will develop aesthetic maturity and technical           for exemptions from the following degrees:
    locally and internationally, including Cannes,      abilities within the creative disciplines of design,
                                                                                                                    » Bachelor of Arts
    Siggraph, MILIA and Annecy.                         media and art.
                                                                                                                      (Animation and Interactive Media)
                                                        Graduates have pursued careers as graphic
    Working with industry                                                                                           » Bachelor of Art (Fine Art)
                                                        designers, animators, 3D visualisers and
    Students are actively encouraged to engage in       modellers, web designers, interface designers,              » Bachelor of Design (Games)
    part-time, casual or volunteer work in a range of   DVD designers, producers, art directors, video
                                                                                                                    You may also be interested in…
    screen and new media industries to develop and      producers, sound designers, game designers,
    apply their knowledge and skills and to acquire     teachers, researchers and digital artists. While            » Animation and interactive media (page 2)
    workplace experience.                               many are employed within companies, others                  » Games (design) (page 3)
                                                        instigate their own successful freelance practice           See the computing and information technology
    What you will study
                                                        through industry networks developed during                  brochure for more information on:
    Year 12 applicants will typically apply for         their studies.
    the diploma and complete the suite of two                                                                       » Computer science (games, graphics, and
    programs over two years full-time.                                                                                digital media)
                                                                                                                    » Information technology (multimedia design)
    Diploma
    The Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
    prepares you for the industry with training
    in computer-generated art and design
    incorporating:
    » design and presentation
    » 2D imaging design
    » 2D animation
    » video and screen
    » interactive design
    » 3D digital environments and models
    » creative collaboration
    » digital visual effects.



                                                                                                                  RMIT | 2012 DegRee anD DIPLOMa | aRT anD DesIgn
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MultiMedia systeMs (desiGn)                        D     Career outlook
                                                         Graduates work in many areas of the multimedia
                                                                                                                    Gareth nG
BP153 Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Systems)
                                                         industry, including graphic design, video and
Duration:  FT4— V                                                                                                   Bachelor
                                                         CD production, film special effects, animation,
2011 ATAR: 69.10                                                                                                    of Design
                                                         web site development, e-commerce and
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp153                                                                                      (Multimedia
                                                         games development. They also work for large
CiTy CAMpUS                                                                                                         Systems)
                                                         companies, such as banks and insurance
Working in multimedia, and developing                    companies, or as entrepreneurs in the many                 ‘I chose RMIT
multimedia products and systems, requires a              niche markets in web and graphic design.                   University as it
wide range of skills in design, programming,
                                                         Global connections                                         is well known
hardware and business.
                                                                                                                    for its degrees
This multidisciplinary degree gives you the              Students may take one or more semesters at
                                                         an overseas institution through the Education              in computer science and design.
opportunity to gain all of these skills and
experience the multimedia work environment               Abroad program at more than 120 partner                    ‘A highlight of my studies has been
through the team-oriented study mode.                    universities.                                              interacting with people from different
This degree provides you with the necessary                                                                         backgrounds and cultures, including
                                                         Prerequisite
technical knowledge and skills to develop                                                                           international students.
                                                         Units 3 and 4—mathematical methods (CAS)
multimedia products and systems, as well as                                                                         ‘I hope that my degree will help me
                                                         or specialist mathematics and a study score of
the communication and organisational skills to
                                                         at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any         to get a job in multimedia design and
work as a member of a multimedia team.
                                                         other English.                                             interactive media, although I am also
Working with industry                                                                                               considering a career as an internet web
                                                         Entrance requirements
The degree has been designed to include                                                                             designer or a web programmer.’
                                                         Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and
multimedia work practices throughout,
                                                         submit a VTAC Pi form, available online at
culminating in the fourth year one semester
                                                         www.vtac.edu.au, if they wish other information
work placement. On your return to university
                                                         to be considered.
study, this experience then forms the basis of
further reporting and reflection, further preparing      Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
you for the workplace.                                   full details on extra requirements.

What you will study                                      Pathway
The first two years of the degree enable you             Appropriately qualified students can articulate
to gain a solid grounding in a broad range of            into the Computer Science Honours program.
multimedia skills. There are foundation courses          You may also be interested in…
in design, computer science and programming,
                                                         » Animation and interactive media (page 2)
business entrepreneurship, and multimedia
hardware. During this period you discover your           » Games (design) (page 3)
strengths and preferences, which assists you to          » Interactive digital media (page 4)
select your area of specialisation.                      See the computing and information technology
The third and fourth years provide you with              brochure for more information on:
the opportunity for advanced study in your               » Computer science
chosen specialisation. You will also develop
                                                         » Games and graphics programming
interpersonal skills, such as teamwork and
leadership.                                              » Information technology
The fourth year has a strong employment
focus with one semester (six months) of work
placement. The work placement experience is
continued into the second semester through
reporting and reflection, further preparing you for
the workplace.




legend:    FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
           See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                                5
       design

    CoMMuniCation desiGn                               D   What you will study
                                                           In the first three semesters, you are taught in
    BP115 Bachelor of Design
            (Communication Design)                         a series of assigned sequential, interrelated
    Duration:   FT3— V X                                   projects, which cover a broad spectrum of
    2011 ATAR: RC                                          communication design activities. The following
    www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp115                         three semesters let you participate in a range
                                                           of design and communication electives that
    CiTy CAMpUS
                                                           support the continued sequential study in
    Communication design at RMIT is both                   communication design.
    graphic and strategic, as it recognises that the
                                                           Software delivery is taught in association with
    designer must work with more than just visual
                                                           the design process, rather than in isolation. On
    technologies and have a greater diversity of                                                                  Communication design student
                                                           completion of the degree it is expected that your
    professionalism.                                                                                              artwork by Sien Eunice Yip.
                                                           software knowledge will be of industry standard
    You will develop a unique visual language              for print and digital media.
    based on a thorough knowledge of conceptual
                                                           Major areas of study are:                              Prerequisite
    and design principles combined with your
    individual design aesthetic. You will gain a strong    » communication strategies                             Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 30 in
    knowledge of the technologies and media for            » conceptual thinking                                  English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.
    production.                                            » design process                                       Extra requirements
    The degree prepares you, as a designer, to             » media                                                All applicants are required to submit a
    interact with groups of people from various                                                                   pre-selection kit available online at www.rmit.
                                                           » publication
    creative backgrounds who have different                                                                       edu.au/programs/apply/forms/vtac . Shortlisted
    methods of identifying and addressing the              » strategic branding
                                                                                                                  applicants may be required to present their folio
    design problem. Throughout the degree you will         » typography.                                          and attend an interview.
    develop skills in negotiating a consensus among
                                                           Honours                                                Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
    participants with a range of interests in the
                                                                                                                  full details on extra requirements.
    design outcome.                                        If you achieve a degree with distinction in
    You will also learn how a visual strategy can          the three-year bachelor program at RMIT or             Pathway
    contribute to all phases of the problem-solving        equivalent, you can apply to enter one of the          Graduates of the following program may be
    process. You can participate in communication          two honours streams within the Bachelor of             eligible to apply for exemptions:
    courses within RMIT’s School of Media and              Design (Communication Design). You will be
                                                                                                                  » Diploma of Graphic Design
    Communication and other design disciplines as          expected to obtain a high level of study to apply,
                                                           and applicants must present a folio at interview       RMIT has the following postgraduate offerings
    electives or interdisciplinary projects.
                                                           for honours.                                           in design and communication: Graduate
    Working with industry                                                                                         Diploma in Graphic Design; Master of Design
    In the internal electives, you will work on real       Career outlook                                         (Graphic Communication); Master of Design
    briefs from clients. RMIT runs an internal             Graduates can expect to work within graphic            by coursework (online); Master of Design
    mentorship scheme and a number of industry             design consultancies, interdisciplinary                (Communication Design) by research; Doctor of
    events where students and design professionals         consultancies, publishing houses, new media/           Philosophy—Communication (PhD) by research.
    work together on projects or professional              multimedia studios and advertising agencies.           For further information see:
    practice.                                                                                                     www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
                                                           Professional recognition
    Work placements are offered to selected
                                                           Awards are offered by the Australian Graphic           You may also be interested in…
    students in the honours year (fourth year).
                                                           Design Association (AGDA), Penguin Books, Kit          » Advertising (see the media and
    These are for a full year within a professional
                                                           Cosmetics, and MECCA.                                    communication brochure)
    organisation, where the student works in a
    studio environment. The program has strong                                                                    » Design (page 7)
    industry links and many opportunities exist                                                                   » Graphic design (TAFE) (page 8)
    within the degree for students to work with                                                                   » Printing and graphic arts (multimedia)
    industry professionals.                                                                                         (page 28)




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                                                                                                                          Au $22.50
Certificate IV in Design student artwork by Kanako Yuasa.   Certificate IV in Design student artwork by Aileen Smith.   Certificate IV in Design student
                                                                                                                        artwork by Niama Wessely.



desiGn                                                T     Working with industry                                       Pathway
                                                            You will work in studio environments on industry            The Certificate IV in Design has guaranteed
C4158 Certificate IV in Design
                                                            standard briefs and projects, developing skills             pathways for eligible graduates into the following
Duration:   FT1— V X
                                                            and knowledge in design principles that result in           diplomas:
2011 ATAR: RC
                                                            practical industry-style outcomes.                          » Building design (architectural)
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4158
                                                            You will participate in external design                     » Furniture design and technology
BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS
                                                            competitions that are set and reviewed by the
Want to add value to your creative career and                                                                           » Graphic design
                                                            design industry.
prepare yourself for further design study?                                                                              » Interior decoration and design
Certificate IV is your entry point to develop your          What you will study
                                                                                                                        » Product design
knowledge and skills in visual communication,               You will study design fundamentals that include
                                                                                                                        » Visual merchandising.
creative thinking, 2D and 3D design.                        drawing, 2D and 3D design, colour studies,
                                                            and history and theory of design. You will                  Eligible graduates must successfully complete
In this program you will focus on the
                                                            also acquire design industry health and safety              the certificate IV and achieve a CC (Competency
investigation and development of design
                                                            knowledge.                                                  with Credit)* average.
projects in a studio environment.
                                                                                                                        * CC (Competency with Credit) grades that apply
                                                            Electives you can study will explore video art
Program features                                                                                                        to TAFE courses delivered in accordance with
                                                            and multimedia production alongside graphic
                                                                                                                        competency-based assessment, but which also utilise
You will develop an individual folio of creative            design and typography.                                      graded assessment.
work that you can use to apply for higher levels
of design study, or as an entry point into the              Career outlook                                              You may also be interested in…
workforce.                                                  The certificate IV prepares you for further study
                                                                                                                        » Animation and interactive media (page 2)
During the year you will study:                             in the graphic design or product design fields.
                                                            If you are currently working, this qualification            » Communication design (page 6)
» media and drawing techniques
                                                            will add value to your current career and future            » Games (design) (page 3)
» exploration of typography
                                                            prospects.                                                  » Graphic design (page 8)
» 2D design and 3D techniques
                                                            Professional recognition                                    » Interactive digital media (page 4)
» experimental exploration with digital
                                                            This program is a national qualification and                » Visual art (page 33)
  cameras, moving image and other
  technologies.                                             is part of the CUV03 Visual Arts, Craft and                 See the computing and information technology
                                                            Design Training Package developed by Industry               brochure for more information on:
» contemporary design practice and industry
                                                            Business Skills Australia.                                  » Computer science (games, graphics, and
  awareness.
                                                            Prerequisite                                                  digital media)
This program can take you to further study in
graphic art and design, multimedia, product                 There are no prerequisite studies.                          » Information technology (multimedia design)
design and visual merchandising, interior design
and decoration, or advertising.
                                                            Extra requirements
                                                            Applicants must attend an interview and folio
                                                            presentation.
                                                            Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
                                                            full details on extra requirements.




legend:     FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
            See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                                7
       design




                                                                                            CHALLENGE

                                                                                            Create a brand and design the
                                                                                            packaging for six baked goods to be
                                                                                            sold in a gourmet deli, cafe or bakery




                                                                                                                                                               SOLUTION

                                                                                                                                                               The Sensory 1/5 Company is a



    Graphic design student artwork by Brad Reich.                                                                                    Graphic design student artwork by Tommy Payne.
                                                           CHALLENGE                                                                                           fictitious entity that produces
                                                                                                                                                               memory boosters through sight,
                                                           Develop the brand identity and                                                                      sound and smell. The design
                                                           design the packaging for three                                                                      references vintage medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                 SOLUTION
                                                           related products to be sold in                                                                      packaging, sampling typography
                                                           design stores and museum shops                                                                      from the 1940s and 50s. The       The word Maisonette refers to a
                                                                                                                                                               customer experiences a trip
                                                                                                                                                                                                 set of rooms and is diminutive of
                                                                                                                                                               down memory lane.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 maison, ‘house’. The box is designed
                                                                                                                                                                                                 in such a way that each macaron is
                                                                                                                                                                                                 protected from potential damage
                                                                                                                                                                                                 during transport and requires no
                                                                                                                                                                                                 glue for assembly.




    GraphiC desiGn                                     T           What you will study                                                                                  Professional recognition
                                                                   Year one                                                                                             This program is accredited by the Victorian
    C5230 Diploma of Graphic Design
                                                                                                                                                                        Registration and Qualifications Authority
    Duration:  FT2— V X                                            Introduces drawing and illustration and                                                              (VRQA) and supported by Industry Training
    2011 ATAR: RC                                                  explores typography, finished art, digital design,                                                   Board Verve—knowledge and skills, and the
    www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5230                                 reprographics and prepress, design concept                                                           Multimedia, Arts and Design (MAD) Teacher
    BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS                                               and theory. You also study copyright, ethical                                                        Network.
    Imagine working as a graphic designer creating                 practice, industry knowledge, and health and
    magazine and advertising layouts, display,                     safety.                                                                                              Prerequisite
    packaging or fashion graphics?                                 Year two                                                                                             There are no prerequisite studies.
    This program will develop your skills and
                                                                   Consolidates your technical knowledge and                                                            Extra requirements
    knowledge for a creative career in the graphic
                                                                   skills and develops your design language and                                                         Applicants must attend an interview and folio
    design industry. You will graduate as a highly-
                                                                   graphic abilities. You will study sustainability and                                                 presentation.
    trained graphic designer eligible to start your
                                                                   business with web design and 3D packaging                                                            Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
    own business or work in a range of positions for
                                                                   electives. Most classes are held in computer                                                         full details on extra requirements.
    companies in Australia and overseas.
                                                                   labs simulating industry processes. You will also
    The focus of this program is to provide you                    undertake a practical industry placement for                                                         Pathway
    with a strong technical expertise in finished                  three weeks.                                                                                         Graduates may apply for exemptions from the
    art, expanding your understanding of design
                                                                   All practical projects are aimed towards the                                                         following degrees:
    concept development and the design process.
                                                                   production of a professional graphic portfolio,                                                      » Bachelor of Arts
    There is a strong emphasis on becoming an                      which you will present to industry at the end of                                                       (Animation and Interactive Media)
    expert user of industry standard software—                     the year.
    InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.                                                                                                                                » Bachelor of Design
                                                                   Career outlook                                                                                         (Communication Design)
    This is an intensive program that produces
    industry-ready graduates within two years. It is               Graphic artists, Mac operators and finished                                                          You may also be interested in…
    a benefit for you to have basic computer skills                artists may specialise in a number of fields,
                                                                                                                                                                        » Advertising (degree)
    (Mac), drawing skills, time management and                     including corporate design, book and magazine
                                                                                                                                                                          (see the media and communication brochure)
    organisational skills.                                         layout, advertising, packaging, television, film
                                                                   set and exhibition design. They may work as                                                          » Advertising (TAFE)
    Working with industry                                          members of a design team in agencies and                                                               (see the business brochure)
    You will undertake three weeks of work                         design studios, or alone, undertaking freelance                                                      » Communication design (page 6)
    placement in the second year of the program.                   or consultancy work                                                                                  » Design (page 7)
    There are a number of industry projects,
    including the Smiggle illustration brief, Fuji Xerox
    spot varnish project and Océ paper sampler.
    The graduate exhibition of portfolios is
    presented to industry for review and individual
    student feedback.




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interior desiGn                                    D


BP196 Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)
Duration:  FT4— V X
2011 ATAR: RC
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp196
CiTy CAMpUS
Do you care about how people live? How we
inhabit our world?
As an interior designer, you will be part of
an idea-led profession, concerned with
the relationships between people and the                 Interior design student project ‘Poetics of Making:      Seoul Travel Studio Poster, photo by Emil Goh and
surrounding environment. You will understand             Weaving a Space for Community, 2009’ by Vaughan          graphics by Emil Goh and Marco Bruno.
                                                         Howard. Winner of the DIA Graduate of the Year Award,    Studio offered by Roger Kemp and Marco Bruno.
that the design of interiors is not confined to the
                                                         Victoria. Photo by Will Belcher.
inside of buildings, but addresses spatial and
temporal concerns ranging from the intimacy of a
                                                         Each semester, practising professionals and              Global connections
finely crafted object to the urban fabric of a city.     academics offer a selection of studios and               The program engages in an ongoing global
You will use a range of skills to push the               specialisations investigating timely and relevant        dialogue through conferences, Study Abroad,
boundaries of what currently exists. These               topics.                                                  student and staff exchange, travel studios
skills include high-level visual and verbal              In second and third year, you have the                   and regular participation in/contribution to the
communication and presentation techniques,               opportunity to develop your design skills and            International Federation of Interior Architects/
model making, technical design documentation,            awareness through overseas travel studios. In            Designers activities. Examples of recent
and the ability to work with light, sound, video         third year, you may also choose to study for a           connections include the Seoul Travel Studio—
and computer-based programs.                             semester at a design institution overseas.               Project to Ride; space negotiations with Seoul
The degree’s educational agenda is to challenge                                                                   subway—in 2009 in collaboration with KONKU
                                                         Year four
the accepted assumptions about interior design                                                                    University, Seoul; Berlin/Brighton and Melbourne
and test new ideas through design project work.          In fourth year, you will pursue an individual thesis
                                                                                                                  Temporal Occupations specialisation (2009)
This involves the contribution of many local and         and design project based on your accumulated
                                                                                                                  connecting with Technical University Berlin and
international practitioners and academics, from          skills and interests in design, theory, technology
                                                                                                                  Brighton University, UK. Students may choose
a spectrum of disciplines, who will engage you           and communications. Final year work is
                                                                                                                  to study abroad in their third year.
in specific design projects, give seminars and           celebrated through a public exhibition, INDEX.
tutorials, and engage in critical debate regarding       Specialisations include furniture design, retail         Prerequisite
the foundations and directions of interior design        design, design for film and TV, design for theatre,      Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 30 in
practice.                                                exhibition and event design, model making, design        English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.
                                                         publishing, lighting, materials, computer-aided
Working with industry                                    design, projection, digital video and web site           Extra requirements
Each semester, practising professional                   design.                                                  All applicants are required to submit a
designers present studios or specialisations                                                                      pre-selection kit. Applicants who have completed
                                                         Career outlook
which engage directly with contemporary                                                                           tertiary study in architecture, interior design,
design projects and/or issues. These projects            Graduates will be employed in interior design            industrial design or landscape architecture may
may involve clients and actual projects where            and architectural practices where commissions            be exempt from the pre-selection kit. Shortlisted
you will develop your design proposals within            may range from domestic interior, retail and
                                                                                                                  applicants may be required to present their folio
a scenario-based, simulated design practice              entertainment, to hospitality, corporate office and
                                                                                                                  and attend an interview.
environment. A strong community and industry             public building design. These practices range in
                                                         scale from large corporate offices to teams of           Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
relationship has been developed in the program                                                                    full details on extra requirements.
                                                         two to three. Design practices are increasingly
which allows you to be exposed to ‘real life
                                                         becoming multidisciplinary, with interior designers,     Pathway
projects’. Examples include: collaborative
                                                         landscape architects, architects, industrial
studios with the design practice, Hassell; the                                                                    Graduates of the following programs may
                                                         designers and graphic designers collaborating on
brand, Knog; retailer and skateboard brand,                                                                       be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to
                                                         large-scale projects. Many graduates also establish
Element; and The Social Studio.                                                                                   one year:
                                                         their own design practices. Interior designers also
What you will study                                      work in film and television design, set design for       » Advanced Diploma of Building Design
                                                         theatre, furniture design, exhibition design and           (Architectural)
Year one                                                 curating, event planning and design journalism.          » Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
During the first year, you will undertake courses
                                                         Professional recognition                                 You may also be interested in…
in design and communications, history and
theory, and technical studies that introduce you         Graduates of this degree are eligible for                » Communication design (page 6)
to concepts of interior design.                          membership of the Design Institute of Australia.         » Industrial design (page 23)
                                                         This RMIT degree participates in a local and global      See the architecture and building brochure
Years two and three
                                                         conversation and network through membership              for more information on:
During second and third years, studies are               of IDEA (Interior Design/Interior Architecture
                                                                                                                  » Architectural design
integrated in design studios and electives in            Educators Association), DIA (Design Institute
the areas of technology, communications,                 of Australia) and IFI (International Federation of       » Interior design and decoration (TAFE)
specialisations and history/theory.                      Interior Architects and Interior Designers).             » Landscape architecture (design)

legend:    FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
           See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                                9
        Fashion design

     Fashion                                           D


     BP194 Bachelor of Design (Fashion)
     Duration:  FT4— V X
     2011 ATAR: RC
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp194
     CiTy CAMpUS
     The Bachelor of Design (Fashion) is globally
     renowned as an incubator of creativity.
     RMIT fashion students are selected to showcase
     in national and international awards and events.
     At the 2011 L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival,       Fashion student artwork by Jason      Fashion student artwork by Georgia   Fashion student artwork by Laura
     five out of the twelve students showcased             Hewitt. Photo by Lucas Dawson.        Head. Photo by Lucas Dawson.         Wade. Photo by Jake Treacy.
     from across Australia were from RMIT’s fashion
     design degree.
                                                           What you will study                                      Global connections
     The four-year degree program focuses on
                                                           In year one you will develop a set of fundamental        Students in the program can apply to do an
     engaging studio experiences that challenge
                                                           skills and knowledge related to design, pattern          exchange at a university overseas. Students are
     students to develop innovative responses within
                                                           making, garment construction, presentation,              currently on exchange in London, New York,
     the realm of fashion. Graduates work across the
                                                           communication, CAD, textiles and fashion                 Toronto, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.
     globe, many evolving into their own independent
                                                           theory.                                                  Since its inception RMIT fashion design
     design practice or working for high-profile
                                                           Over the following three years you will further          graduates have been the recipients of the major
     fashion labels. The rigour within the program
                                                           develop and refine your practice of fashion              prize awarded by the Australians in New York
     means that RMIT fashion design proudly
                                                           design through a series of project-based design          Fashion Foundation, providing the winner with
     benchmarks against the best degree programs
                                                           studios and other theoretical and practical              a funded 12-month internship in New York with
     around the world and has a global approach to
                                                           courses. A diverse range of projects and                 high-profile fashion labels including Calvin Klein
     fashion education.
                                                           electives is offered in each semester, affording         and Narcisco Rodriguez.
     RMIT fashion focuses on innovative design,
                                                           you the freedom to determine the focus of your
     advanced creative skills, conceptual thinking,
                                                           own degree.
                                                                                                                    Prerequisite
     critical analysis and practical expertise to                                                                   Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 30 in
                                                           Project-based design studios are reflective of,
     support original ideas and depth of research for                                                               English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.
                                                           and informed by, the research activities of the
     proposed design opportunities.
                                                           discipline’s academic staff and issues pertinent         Extra requirements
     The Bachelor of Design (Fashion) community
                                                           to fashion and the fashion industry. Throughout
     is vibrant and exciting. Students from a diverse                                                               All applicants are required to attend a selection
                                                           the four years you will have opportunities to
     range of backgrounds and experiences choose                                                                    session consisting of a design exercise.
                                                           engage with the fashion design profession
     to study at RMIT, including international students                                                             Shortlisted applicants may be required to
                                                           through lectures, design projects and industry
     from around the globe.                                                                                         present their folio and attend an interview.
                                                           work placements.
                                                                                                                    Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
     Working with industry
                                                           Career outlook                                           full details on extra requirements.
     There are opportunities to partake in an
                                                           RMIT fashion graduates now span the
     internship that supports your own design focus                                                                 Pathway
                                                           globe and work in all aspects of the fashion
     during the fourth year of the degree. Internships                                                              A pathway agreement between the Bachelor of
                                                           industry. Recent graduates have worked with
     of this nature may be with companies based in                                                                  Design (Fashion) and the new Associate Degree
                                                           international fashion houses including Dior,
     Australia or overseas and can vary in duration,                                                                in Fashion Design and Technology is currently
                                                           Viktor and Rolf, Christopher Kane and Vivienne
     depending on your individual needs and                                                                         being reviewed. Please visit www.rmit.edu.au/
                                                           Westwood.
     circumstances.                                                                                                 programs/bp194 for more information about
                                                           The RMIT fashion degree prepares students to
     In previous years we have had students take                                                                    pathways.
                                                           be professionally qualified designers able to fulfil
     internships at Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui in
                                                           a broad range of career opportunities in fashion         You may also be interested in…
     New York, Bless and Martin Grant in Paris
                                                           and related industries. Graduates are employed           » Clothing production
     and Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith in the
                                                           as designers, pattern designers, illustrators,             (see the apprenticeship and traineeship guide)
     UK, to name a few. In Australia students have
                                                           trend forecasters, stylists, costume designers,
     interned with a broad range of companies and                                                                   » Fashion design and technology (page 11)
                                                           fashion bloggers and fashion journalists.
     labels including Country Road, Romance Was                                                                     » Fashion technology (page 12)
     Born, Akira, Toni Maticevski, Collette Dinnigan       Professional recognition
                                                                                                                    » Fashion and textiles merchandising
     and Nobody Jeans.                                     Graduates are eligible to become members of                (page 13)
                                                           the Textile and Fashion Industries Association of
                                                                                                                    » Fashion and textiles merchandising
                                                           Australia, and the Design Institute of Australia.
                                                                                                                      (associate degree) (page 14)
                                                                                                                    » Textile design (page 30)
                                                                                                                    » Textile design and development (page 31)
                                                                                                                    » Textile technology (page 32)




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Fashion desiGn                            NEW     T


AD014 Associate Degree in Fashion Design
        and Technology
Duration:    FT2— V X
2011 ATAR: —
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad014
BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS
Have you always wanted to work in the fashion
industry or start your own fashion business?
Studying the associate degree will develop your
creative potential to be directly involved in the      Cocktail dresses designed and produced by fashion        Dress designed by              Fashion design
fashion industry.                                      design and technology students.                          fashion design student         student artwork
                                                                                                                Angie Patsoura.                by Sarah Loughlan.
You will graduate with the professional skills
to work in design, patternmaking, quality and
production control, specifications and technical
development and computer-aided design and              Your studies include patternmaking and                    Global connections
logistics. You will also have the knowledge to         developing product specifications for fashion             Study tours are held in Paris with a focus on
start your own business.                               garments. There is a focus on fibres and fabrics          fashion design. You will tour Parisian fashion
                                                       as well as understanding the use and care of              houses, galleries and attend lectures with our
Design and technology is the theme of your
                                                       garments and testing fabrics.                             French partner fashion institutes.
studies. You will develop your creative potential
whilst working closely with the fashion industry,      You can choose electives in printing or knit in           There is also an option of studying your final
blending theory with practice through a series of      the first semester and then choose to specialise          semester of the program abroad at one of the
industry driven projects.                              in fashion knitwear or fashion design for the             international fashion institutes with partnerships
                                                       remainder of your studies into second year.               with RMIT.
In your first year you will be given a
comprehensive introduction to the fundamental          Second year will focus on developing your skills,
                                                       working with industry on real projects using              Prerequisite
skills for woven and knit product. There is an
emphasis on design, drawing and illustration,          computer technology, complex patternmaking                Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 25 in
textiles, patternmaking and print. In the second       and block development skills to produce a                 English (ESL) or at least 20 in any other English
semester you can choose a career specialisation        range of designs and garments.
                                                                                                                 Extra requirements
(stream) in either fashion design or fashion           You will also undertake courses on researching
                                                                                                                 All applicants are required to attend a selection
knitwear for the remainder of your studies.            contemporary fashion designs, developing and
                                                                                                                 session and present their folio.
In your second year you will develop a deeper          presenting design concepts, producing fashion
                                                       illustrations, production planning processes, and         Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
understanding of design, production and fashion
                                                       development of design prototypes for either the           full details on extra requirements.
business operations appropriate for your chosen
stream. You will be involved in commercial             knitwear or fashion design stream.
                                                                                                                 Pathway
situations and collaborations with external            This program focuses on developing your skills
                                                                                                                 Graduates may apply for exemptions from the
fashion companies based on real life design            and knowledge in sustainable practice in the
                                                                                                                 following degree:
briefs and challenges.                                 international fashion industry.
                                                                                                                 » Bachelor of Applied Science
Working with industry                                  Career outlook                                              (Fashion Technology)
You will undertake work placements in your             The associate degree is designed to provide               A pathway agreement between the Associate
second year. This is a hugely beneficial               high level skills in fashion design, and expert           Degree in Fashion Design and Technology and
experience, with most students gaining full-time       skills in specialist patternmaking, managing              the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) is currently
employment at graduation.                              design and product development.                           being reviewed. Please visit www.rmit.edu.au/
Companies range from small to large fashion            Graduates gain employment with leading                    programs/ad014 for more information about
design and production-related businesses               fashion organisations in Australia and overseas.          pathways.
including: Gwendolynne, Akira Isogawa, Pacific         Graduates have successfully established their             You may also be interested in…
Brands, Scanlon & Theodore, Anna Campbell,             own fashion enterprises after several years
                                                                                                                 » Clothing production
Country Road, Forever New, Yakka, Cotton               experience within the industry.
                                                                                                                   (see the apprenticeship and traineeship guide)
On, Lisa Ho, Nobody Jeans, Holeproof, Stussy,          Graduates who exit after two years full-time
Romance was Born, Lolitta, The Just Group,                                                                       » Fashion (page 10)
                                                       with an Associate Degree of Fashion Design
Adidas, Yeojin Bae, Marianna Hardwick, Obus.           and Technology have a range of possible career            » Fashion technology (page 12)
                                                       pathways and may be employed as assistant                 » Fashion and textile merchandising (page 13)
What you will study
                                                       designers, patternmakers and graders, quality             » Fashion and textile merchandising
In your first year you will study fashion
                                                       assurance officers, production controllers,                 (associate degree) (page 14)
illustrations, trade sketches and begin to
                                                       illustrators or small business operators.
understand how to design for fashion ranges in                                                                   » Textile design (page 30)
                                                       After several years experience, you can be
both a commercial and creative way.                                                                              » Textile design and development (page 31)
                                                       working as a designer or product developer
You will work with specialist fashion design CAD
                                                       or hold other positions in management within              » Textile technology (page 32)
programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop.
                                                       international fashion businesses.



legend:   FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
          See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                              11
        Fashion design




     Fashion technology students working on a major project.




     Fashion teChnoloGy                                 D      What you will study                                    Prerequisite
                                                               The focus of this year is to provide you with real     RMIT Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and
     BP211 Bachelor of Applied Science
             (Fashion Technology)                              world experiences. You will be given industry-         Technology, or RMIT Associate Degree in
     Duration:    FT1— V                                       driven briefs that focus on fashion product            Fashion Design and Technology, or equivalent.
     2011 ATAR: N/A                                            development and production in Australia and            This course is not available to Year 12 applicants
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp211                            overseas.                                              unless this requirement has been met.
                                                               In your major projects you will gain advanced
     BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS                                                                                                 Extra requirements
                                                               knowledge and experience in specialised areas
     Are you seeking to advance your technical skills                                                                 Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
                                                               of fashion including evening wear, lingerie,
     and knowledge in fashion design? Looking to                                                                      full details on extra requirements.
                                                               children’s wear, menswear and sportswear.
     enhance your product design and management
     talents?                                                  Advanced pattern technology is designed to             Pathway
                                                               provide you with an advanced knowledge and             Students can continue with their studies in the
     The fashion technology degree allows diploma
                                                               understanding of pattern design principles,            Master by research or PhD.
     graduates to advance their technical skills and
                                                               developing the ability to produce complex
     knowledge in fashion design. This program                                                                        Graduates can also choose to study the Master
                                                               patterns using manual and computer aided
     lets you explore advanced creative design                                                                        of Fashion and Textiles by coursework.
                                                               manufacturing technology including Body Scan
     concepts for developing fashion products. You
                                                               technology.                                            You may also be interested in…
     will study advanced design research, product
     development, block development, pattern                   CAD/CAM (fashion and textiles) technology              » Fashion and textile merchandising (page 13)
     design and garment construction.                          gives you advanced knowledge of product                » Textile design (page 30)
                                                               design and development within the fashion
     You will gain advanced knowledge in computer                                                                     » Textile technology (page 32)
                                                               industry.
     aided design and pattern technology that
     will further enhance your product design and              Management courses provide you with
     development skills.                                       advanced knowledge and understanding of
                                                               social, sustainable and international issues
     You will develop the skills to be innovative and
                                                               related to production management for onshore
     entrepreneurial in the management of fashion
                                                               and offshore environments.
     production and supply chains in Australia and
     overseas.                                                 Career outlook
     Working with industry                                     Graduates will gain employment in the fashion
                                                               industry in areas of fashion design; pattern
     You will undertake industry research and
                                                               design; grading; production management;
     develop briefs with major Australian fashion and
                                                               quality assurance and control; offshore
     textile companies as part of your major project
                                                               production management; specification
     studies.
                                                               coordinating; and garment technology.

                                                               Professional recognition
                                                               The programs are recognised and supported by
                                                               Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA).




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   Fashion and textile merchandising

Fashion and textile                                     Fashion retail management focuses on the                  Global connections
MerChandisinG                                     D     overall financial expectations of a fashion               With student exchange agreements at a number
                                                        retail enterprise to achieve its ‘bottom line’            of overseas universities such as FIT (New York),
BP212 Bachelor of Applied Science                       predictions. The structure of the business and            LIM (New York), London College of Fashion
        (Fashion and Textile Merchandising)             its performance indicators are determined to              (London), and Buffalo State University (New
Duration:    FT1— V                                     calculate profit and loss for a specified period.         York) you will see the world and broaden your
2011 ATAR: N/A                                          Fashion retailing timelines are analysed to reflect       horizon.
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp212                          relevant computations.
                                                                                                                  Study tours are another opportunity to learn
BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS
                                                        Fashion and textile merchandising management              in a different environment. Past study tours
The fashion and textile merchandising degree is         focuses on the study and application of fashion-          have included countries such as USA and
for graduates who are seeking to develop the            merchandising theories related to consumer                China, and cities like London, Paris, Rome,
necessary skills and capabilities to interpret and      demand for apparel and related products.                  and Barcelona. You will visit universities offering
manage in fashion enterprises.                          History, social and cultural developments,                fashion merchandising programs, fashion retail
The degree builds upon graduates’ skills                types of retail environments and merchandising            and merchandising offices and sights of cultural
developed in the Associate Degree in Fashion            strategies are critically analysed. Concepts              interest.
and Textile Merchandising.                              of market intelligence, merchandising styling,
In this degree you will focus on the technical          sourcing and buying office functions for each             Prerequisite
skills and theory required to merchandise and           type of store are compared. Fashion business              RMIT Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles
market fashion and textile-related products             practices, the role of buying (in various settings)       Merchandising or Associate Degree in Fashion
throughout each stage of the supply chain. You          and evaluation of ‘trade’ are interpreted for             and Textile Merchandising, or equivalent. This
will study fashion and textile merchandising,           the development of merchandise plans for a                course is not available to Year 12 applicants
marketing, retail, computer aided design,               particular fashion retail enterprise.                     unless this requirement has been met.
research, supply chain and management studies           Management courses will provide you with an
                                                                                                                  Extra requirements
to provide you with a theoretical framework.            advanced knowledge and understanding of
                                                        innovation, social, sustainable and international         Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
The application of fashion merchandising related
                                                        issues related to supply chain management                 full details on extra requirements.
to consumer demand for fashion, textiles and
related products is studied in a local and an           both onshore and offshore in today’s and future           Pathway
international context.                                  environments.
                                                                                                                  Students wanting to continue with their study
Working with industry                                   Career outlook                                            are encouraged to apply for Master by research
                                                        Graduates find employment in:                             or PhD after successful completion of their
You will undertake industry research and
                                                                                                                  bachelor program.
develop industry briefs as part of your major           » advertising and marketing fashion
project studies.                                                                                                  Graduates may also undertake the Master of
                                                        » brand management in fashion
                                                                                                                  Fashion and Textiles by coursework.
What you will study                                     » international trade
Today’s marketing management emphasises                                                                           You may also be interested in…
                                                        » merchandise analysis
strategic issues around the need to become a                                                                      » Fashion technology (page 12)
                                                        » merchandising
customer-focused organisation. The emphasis,                                                                      » Textile design (page 30)
therefore, is on developing strategies for an           » merchandising planning
                                                                                                                  » Textile technology (page 32)
increasingly competitive fashion and textiles           » product development
global marketing environment. The marketing             » product management
course integrates previous studies in marketing
                                                        » range coordination
in the strategic context of the organisation.
Specific topics include the changing marketing          » retail buying
environment (external) and marketing                    » retail management
organisation (internal) analysis, strategic tools       » sales management.
and perspectives, product and customer
market analysis, qualitative and quantitative
market research, the product, price, promotion
and distribution decisions at strategic level.
Planning, implementation and control issues are
formulated into strategic action.




legend:    FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
           See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                              13
        Fashion and textile merchandising




     Young Essentials Program awards night. Student spend      Students work in teams producing story boards
     the year working on projects from Sportgirl, Target and   for client briefs.
     Country Road.

     Fashion and textile                                       What you will study                                      Professional recognition
     MerChandisinG                                      AD
                                                               Year one                                                 This program is recognised and supported by
                                                                                                                        ALMATAB (Australian Light Manufacturing and
     AD013 Associate Degree in Fashion                         In your first year you will gain knowledge of            Training Advisory Board).
             and Textile Merchandising                         textiles, product development, marketing,
     Duration:    FT2— V X                                     supply chain, fashion mathematics, visual                Global connections
     2011 ATAR: RC                                             merchandising and computer skills. You will              With student exchange agreements at a number
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad013                            apply these skills to an industry based project.         of overseas universities such as FIT (New York),
     BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS                                          This opportunity will show you how each course           LIM (New York), London College of Fashion
     Imagine travelling the world to discover the next         you study is linked to the fashion world.                (London), and Buffalo State University (New
     big thing in fashion and textiles. Developing the         Year two                                                 York) you will see the world and broaden your
     looks and the trends to suit the market’s culture                                                                  horizon.
     and taste.                                                You will build on your studies and proceed to
                                                                                                                        Study tours are another opportunity to learn
                                                               an advanced level in computer aided design,
     The Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles                                                                       in a different environment. Past study tours
                                                               product development, and supply chain. You
     Merchandising is designed to give you the                                                                          have included countries such as USA and
                                                               will take on new exciting courses related to
     opportunity to explore and integrate creativity                                                                    China, and cities like London, Paris, Rome,
                                                               fashion retail in fashion branding, fashion retail
     with business.                                                                                                     and Barcelona. You will visit universities offering
                                                               and merchandising management, merchandising
     With its international focus, this program                                                                         fashion merchandising programs, fashion retail
                                                               planning, global fashion marketing and fashion
     helps you pursue a career in buying, product                                                                       and merchandising offices and sights of cultural
                                                               and textile industry research.
     development, retail management, planning,                                                                          interest.
                                                               This program develops graduate capabilities
     allocation and quality.
                                                               that industry looks for. These include self              Prerequisite
     The program’s major highlight allows you to               management skills, problem solving skills,               Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 25 in
     work in teams on industry-based projects with             research skills, analytical skills and self directed     English (ESL) or at least 20 in any other English.
     some of the biggest names in fashion, including           learning skills. You will graduate work ready or
     Sportsgirl, Country Road, Target, Spotlight, and          complete an additional year to gain a degree             Extra requirements
     Bardot Fashion Australia. In these projects, you          qualification.                                           Year 12 applicants are required to attend a
     will work with fashion industry professionals                                                                      pre-selection session.
     and experience first hand their mentoring and             Career outlook
                                                                                                                        Non-Year 12 applicants are also required
     guidance.                                                 Graduates work in local and international                to attend a pre-selection session and must
     If you are creative and business minded, enjoy            fashion, textile and clothing industries.                complete and submit a VTAC Pi form, available
     fashion and challenges, this program will inspire         Employment prospects include product                     online at www.vtac.edu.au .
     you and help you develop your potential.                  developers, assistant buyers, sales
                                                                                                                        Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
                                                               representatives, range coordinators,
     Working with industry                                                                                              full details on extra requirements.
                                                               store managers, service assistants, visual
     During your second year you will participate              merchandisers, marketing, design assistants,             Pathway
     in the Young Essential Project (YEP), working             quality assurance officers and production
                                                                                                                        Graduates of Associate Degree in Fashion and
     in teams to develop a product range. In 2010,             assistants.
                                                                                                                        Textile Merchandising will receive exemptions of
     students worked with Sportsgirl, Country Road             RMIT graduates are currently employed by                 two years from the following degree:
     and Target. Students developed lingerie, Spring           major companies such as Hugo Boss, French
     Carnival fashion garments, casual and street                                                                       » Bachelor of Applied Science
                                                               Connection, Calvin Klein, David Jones, Myer,
     wear, and party wear. Each year the briefs                                                                           (Fashion and Textile Merchandising)
                                                               Country Road, Sussan, Jockey Australia, Mitch
     change.                                                   Dowd, Kmart, Sportsgirl, Diana Ferrari, Target,          You may also be interested in…
     The program offers work placements with                   Just Jeans, Jag, and Spotlight.                          » Fashion and textile merchandising (degree)
     over 100 Victorian-based fashion and textile              Graduates of this program have started their               (page 13)
     businesses. Students often gain full-time                 own fashion labels and boutique businesses.
     employment with their work experience                                                                              » Visual merchandising (page 36)
                                                               With strong links in the fashion, textiles and
     companies.                                                footwear industries, RMIT can assist you to
                                                               achieve your career goals.


                                                                                                                      rmit | 2012 degree and diploma | art and design
14
Fashion product ranging and visual merchandising        Fashion and textile
window installation.                                    merchandising student
                                                        sketching.

Fashion and textiles                                    Career outlook                                            Prerequisite
MerChandisinG                                      T    Graduates work in diverse and exciting                    There are no prerequisite studies.
                                                        areas in the fashion, textile and clothing
C4219 Certificate IV in Fashion
                                                        industries. Employment prospects include
                                                                                                                  Extra requirements
        and Textiles Merchandising                                                                                Applicants must complete and submit a VTAC
                                                        product developers, assistant buyers,
Duration:    PT3— V X                                                                                             Pi form. Relevant employment and experience
                                                        sales representatives, range coordinators,
2011 ATAR: RC                                                                                                     will be considered.
                                                        store managers, service assistants, visual
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4219
                                                        merchandisers, marketing, design assistants,              Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS
                                                        quality assurance officers and production                 full details on extra requirements.
Always wanted to be involved in the fashion             assistants.
business? Want to be a key member of a                                                                            Pathway
                                                        RMIT graduates are currently employed by
creative team that develops the market looks                                                                      Graduates of the Certificate IV in Fashion and
                                                        major organisations such as Hugo Boss, French
and trends?                                                                                                       Textiles Merchandising can apply for credit/RPL
                                                        Connection, Calvin Klein, David Jones, Myer,
The Certificate IV in Fashion and Textile               Country Road, Sussan, Jockey Australia, Mitch             and may receive exemptions in some courses in
Merchandising is designed to provide you with           Dowd, Kmart, Sportsgirl, Diana Ferrari, Target,           the first year of the Associate Degree in Fashion
the skills and graduate capabilities to succeed in      Just Jeans, Jag, and Spotlight.                           and Textile Merchandising.
the rapidly evolving fashion industry. The global
                                                        Professional recognition                                  You may also be interested in…
focus aims to give you a vast array of career
opportunities in this exciting industry.                This program is recognised and supported by               » Fashion and textile merchandising
                                                        ALMATAB (Australian Light Manufacturing and                 (associate degree) (page 14)
What you will study                                                                                               » Fashion and textile merchandising (degree)
                                                        Training Advisory Board).
The certificate IV provides you with the skills                                                                     (page 13)
and knowledge required for a career in fashion
                                                                                                                  » Visual merchandising (page 36)
merchandising and marketing. You will work in
both the retail and wholesale fashion and textile
industries.
This program focuses on practical skills and
theories relating to fashion product ranging,
fashion production, fashion marketing, quality
assurance, visual merchandising, fashion supply
chain and CAD/IT.
Classes are held in the evening. You will study in
lectures, tutorials, research tasks, case studies,
industry field visits, problem-solving activities,
presentations and group-based learning.




legend:    FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
           See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                              15
   Fine art




Fine
art


‘the best thing about studying at rmit is the many
connections i have made throughout the duration
of the program.
‘these connections have led to group exhibitions
with fellow students, the opportunity to play the
lead role in a film and curated into exhibitions by
the school of art galleries coordinator.’
Amanda Airs
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
Fine art student artwork by Amanda Airs.                Fine art student artwork ‘Baby’s
                                                        First Oxygen’ by Robyn Hosking.
                                                        Photography by Jeremy Dillon.

Fine art                                          D     In year two you will continue to develop ideas            Extra requirements
                                                        and skills within a framework of experimentation          All applicants are required to submit
BP201 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)                       and self-directed projects, supported by                  a pre-selection kit available online at
Duration:  FT3— V X                                     courses designed to further your skills in theory         www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/forms/vtac .
2011 ATAR: RC                                           and practice.                                             Shortlisted applicants may be required
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp201
                                                        In year three you will develop self-guided                to present their folio and attend an interview.
CiTy CAMpUS
                                                        projects supported by critical feedback                   Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
The Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) is a practice-          and reflection. Upon successful completion                full details on extra requirements.
based fine art program offering studies in a            of the program you will have developed a
range of specialised areas. Studio practice is          sophisticated body of creative work.                      Pathway
central to the program, and throughout the                                                                        Graduates of the following program may be
degree you will engage in a range of practical,         Career outlook
                                                                                                                  eligible to apply for exemptions:
conceptual and technical skills to equip you            Multi-skilled and capable of employment
                                                                                                                  » Diploma of Visual Art
with the knowledge to work within the diverse           in a range of creative industries, graduates
industries and cultures associated with the fine        continue to make significant contributions to             Foundation studies and visual art students
arts.                                                   contemporary art and culture nationally and               with distinction may articulate directly into the
                                                        internationally.                                          degree.
Within the degree, studio courses are
complemented by studies in the history and              Graduates exhibit work in world class local,              An honours degree is available following the
theory of art, as well as offering you options for      national and international galleries, and hold            successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts
expanding your study across multiple areas of           senior positions in galleries and museums as              (Fine Art). Honours is a pathway to postgraduate
theory and practice.                                    well as national and international university             research. Eligibility is based on your level of
                                                        academic and research positions.                          academic achievement during the degree.
Working with industry
                                                        Graduates from this program also engage                   You may also be interested in…
The degree is a practice-based degree
                                                        in a range of artistic and cultural activities,           » Animation and interactive media (page 2)
complemented by studies in the history and
                                                        such as public art commissions, online and
theory of art and culture. All areas of study are                                                                 » Communication design (page 6)
                                                        time-based art, production design, website
integrated into industry experience through                                                                       » Design (page 7)
                                                        design, photography, special effects art, video
assessment and critical feedback. In addition
                                                        editing, project management, festival curation,           » Education (art specialisation)
to this, the program provides internship
                                                        cultural diplomacy, sound recording, music                  (see the education brochure)
opportunties with a range of partner institutions
                                                        arrangement, motion picture directing and                 » Furniture design (page 21)
and organisations.
                                                        commercial creative practices.
                                                                                                                  » Furniture design and technology (page 22)
What you will study                                     Professional recognition                                  » Graphic design (page 8)
Specific study is available across a range of
                                                        The program is recognised by national and                 » Interactive digital media (page 4)
specialised studio areas and options, including
                                                        international funding and support organisations
ceramics, drawing, experimental animation,                                                                        » Music industry
                                                        as a degree in fine art, including Arts Victoria
fine art photography, gold and silversmithing,                                                                      (see the media and communication brochure)
                                                        and The Australia Council for the Arts.
installation practice, jewellery, media arts,                                                                     » Photography (page 25)
music technology, object design, painting,              Global connections
                                                                                                                  » Photoimaging (page 26)
performance, printmaking, public art, sculpture,        Study Abroad is offered in year two of the
sound art, sound design, video art and art                                                                        » Visual art (page 33)
                                                        program, as well as a study tour to New York.
history and theory.                                     The program has strong connections with                   See the computing and information technology
In year one of the program you will begin               Europe through drawing, and many graduates                brochure for more information on:
to develop a range of skills to assist you in           are now working internationally.                          » Computer science (games, graphics, and
investigating ideas and creative interpretations,                                                                   digital media)
and forming a range of skills in the production of      Prerequisite
                                                                                                                  » Information technology (multimedia design)
creative works.                                         Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 30 in
                                                        English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.



legend:    FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
           See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                              17
  Footwear




CustoM Made
Footwear


’i chose rmit as i believe it has the most
creative opportunities and subjects for
those who want to express their art.’
Owen Holloway
Certificate IV in Custom Made Footwear
Custom made footwear student artwork                    Meccano shoe by                  Flower court shoe by Kyle Weir.                   Black patent cowboy
by Madeleine Fanning.                                   Katherine Hudleston.                                                               boots by Madeline Kirby.



CustoM Made Footwear                               T    What you will study                                       Professional recognition
                                                        This one year program will enable you to                  This program is recognised and supported by
C4238 Certificate IV in Custom Made Footwear
                                                        produce working patterns, understand the                  Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA).
Duration:   FT1— D X
                                                        correct use of components in footwear
2011 ATAR: —                                                                                                      Prerequisite
                                                        construction and the use of leather
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4238                                                                                    There are no prerequisite studies.
                                                        characteristics and synthetic materials to
BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS
                                                        construct custom-made footwear.
Imagine creating works of art that everyone                                                                       Extra requirments
                                                        You will develop creative and technical skills in
wants to wear on their feet!                                                                                      Applicants must attend a pre-selection
                                                        computer-aided design, product development
In the certificate IV you are provided with training                                                              assessment and present their folio.
                                                        and technical information including specification
that will develop a range of skills you will use        development. Classes take place in a simulated            You may also be interested in…
in the footwear industry and the custom-made            industry environment and you are encouraged to            » Fashion (page 10)
footwear sector.                                        be creative and practical in your studies.
                                                                                                                  » Fashion design and technology
Specific emphasis is placed on developing your          On successful completion of this qualification              (page 11)
technical and practical skills to produce high          you will have gained the necessary knowledge
level custom made footwear.                                                                                       » Fashion technology (page 12)
                                                        and skills to design and create custom-made
You will study custom made footwear                     footwear.                                                 » Fashion and textile merchandising
development focusing on design, patterns,                                                                           (page 13)
manufacturing and the presentation of finished          Career outlook
                                                                                                                  » Textile design (page 30)
design ideas.                                           Graduates gain employment in the footwear
                                                                                                                  » Textile design and development (page 31)
                                                        industry and are currently employed in positions
                                                        including designers and product developers,
                                                        production/quality controllers, supply chain
                                                        managers and technical officers for footwear
                                                        and accessory companies. A number of
                                                        graduates currently own and operate their own
                                                        footwear design businesses.




legend:    FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
           See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                              19
  Furniture




Furniture
desiGn


‘One exciting project I worked on during the
program was designing a furniture range for the
Salvation Army’s crisis housing services. This
involved directly working with Salvation Army
representatives as well as the public to research
the needs and necessities of furniture for some
of Melbourne’s most disadvantaged.

‘working in small groups, we created
a complete range, including a dining
table, beds, bedside tables and a sofa
bed. they were then developed and
manufactured by a salvation army
branch, creative opportunities, who
employ people with disabilities. the
finished pieces were then presented
at the rmit stand at australia’s premier
furniture and furnishings trade fair,
Furnitex 2010.’
Laura Drew
Associate Degree in Design (Furniture)
Roslyn Campbell’s ‘Crizn Chair’ will be exhibited at     Furniture design student Roslyn Campbell at the          Furniture design student artwork by Chris Goff at the
Milan Furniture Fair as part of the Melbourne Movement   Furnitex exhibition with her award winning design.       Furnitex exhibition.
Salone Satellite exhibition.

Furniture desiGn                                  AD     What you will study                                      environmental agencies and universities also
                                                         The associate degree has four core streams:              employ designers to work on many aspects of
AD007 Associate Degree in Design (Furniture)                                                                      products and services.
                                                         design studies, technology, design studio, and
Duration:  FT2— V X
                                                         communication.
2011 ATAR: RC                                                                                                     Professional recognition
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad007                           Design studies                                           The Associate Degree in Design (Furniture) is
CiTy CAMpUS                                              Looks at design practice and explores the                recognised by the Design Institute of Australia.
Are you design curious and keen to explore your          critical role design plays in engaging with objects      You are able to join as a member while studying
creative future? Do you live for a challenge?            and systems. A strong focus is placed on the             or once you’ve graduated.
In the associate degree you will gain the skills         consideration of formative influences on furniture
                                                                                                                  Global connections
to explore design through real world industry            design, technology, social, technical, economic,
                                                                                                                  You will participate in global research and
projects. Combining theory with high level               and natural environments. Considering past
                                                                                                                  develop networks with international publications
industry skills you will explore your professional       experience and current context leads to effective
                                                                                                                  that will publish your final year projects.
future in major production companies or as an            consideration of future needs.
independent designer in the global furniture             Technology                                               Prerequisite
industry.                                                                                                         Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 25 in
                                                         Is based upon the flexibility of technological
Furniture design at RMIT offers a blend of topics                                                                 English (ESL) or at least 20 in any other English.
                                                         solutions to design ideas. The courses
that enables you to design modern furniture.
                                                         encourage you to experiment with ideas and               Extra requirements
You will investigate contemporary, cultural
                                                         solutions and to explore the range of modern
and environmental aspects of the professional                                                                     All applicants are required to present their folio
                                                         technologies open to designers.
furniture design practice.                                                                                        and attend an interview in late November to
The Associate Degree in Design (Furniture)               Design studio                                            early December.
brings together the essential parts of the               This studio involves the real-life practice of           Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) and the           furniture design. The studio context opens up            full details on extra requirements.
Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology to            themes of the way people live and work in this
                                                                                                                  Pathway
deliver design-focused learning with a focus on          world and how they construct their lives. You are
production and craft knowledge.                                                                                   Eligible graduates from the following program
                                                         encouraged to develop designs that meet real-
                                                                                                                  will receive up to one year’s exemption from the
You will work with staff from the professional           life problems in practical and economic terms.
                                                                                                                  associate degree:
design community.
                                                         Communication                                            » Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
Working with industry                                    You are encouraged to develop a range of ways            Eligible graduates from the associate degree
The design studio course is your key learning            to communicate your design concerns and                  will receive up to two years’ exemption from the
activity in this program.                                ideas. Emphasis is given to the use of visual and        following program:
Your design projects involve a creative process          electronic forms of communication.
                                                                                                                  » Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)
that combines ideas and concepts with hands-
                                                         Career outlook                                           (Once accepted, students can go straight into
on production.
                                                         Manufacturing companies in Australia and                 the degree’s third year. This enables you to gain
You will work on simulated projects based on                                                                      two qualifications in four years on a 2+2 model.)
                                                         overseas employ furniture designers as
industry scenarios, solving real world design
                                                         consultants or employees in their product
problems in studio and workshop environments.                                                                     You may also be interested in…
                                                         development teams. Many manufacturers
The design studios involve industry, student and         employ furniture technologists and developers            » Furniture design and technology (page 22)
staff interaction through group work and peer-           to create and improve product ranges with their          » Industrial design (page 23)
to-peer learning.                                        production departments.                                  » Product design (page 24)
                                                         Graduates who have continued on to the
                                                         Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) are
                                                         employed as designers in design studios and
                                                         design consultancy firms, or as entrepreneurs
                                                         making products or servicing other design
                                                         related areas. Research institutions such as
legend:    FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
           See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                              21
        Furniture
                                                           Dining Table   Concept 1


                                                                          Solid Timber Constriction
                                                                          using Recycled Timber (from
                                                                          Futon bed base)


                                                                          Universal Steel Housings
                                                                          for the legs Made from
                                                                          rectangular section steel.


                                                                          Each Timber Leg is shaped at
                                                                          random.


                                                                          Each Housing is angled at
                                                                          random.




     Furniture design and technology student artwork               Furniture design and technology student artwork
                                                                                                               13        Furniture design and technology student artwork
     by Adam Cornish.                                              by David Davenport.                                   ‘Triangle Cupboard’ by Russell Davidson.



     Furniture desiGn                                  T            What you will study                                  Prerequisite
                                                                    Year 1—Certificate IV in Furniture Design            There are no prerequisite studies.
     C5252 Diploma of Furniture Design
             and Technology                                         and Technology
                                                                                                                         Extra requirements
     C4250 Certificate IV in Furniture Design                       The first year of the diploma gives you a strong
             and Technology                                                                                              All applicants are required to present their folio
                                                                    grounding in:                                        and attend an interview in late November to
     Duration:    Dip: FT2 or PT4— V X
     2011 ATAR: RC                                                  » the design process and ideas generation            early December.
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5252                                 » construction of timber furniture                   Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
     CiTy CAMpUS                                                    » materials and finishes                             full details on extra requirements.
     Have you always wanted to bring your ideas                     » concept and technical presentations                Pathway
     to life? Always dreamed of creating your own                     (including CAD)                                    Graduates may apply for exemptions of up to 96
     modern furniture?
                                                                    » environmental issues in production of              credit points from the following degrees:
     In furniture design and technology you will bring                furniture.                                         » Associate Degree in Design (Furniture)
     your ideas and concepts to life. This program is
     designed to develop your knowledge and skills                  Year 2—Diploma of Furniture Design                   » Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)
     in furniture production, from the development                  and Technology
                                                                                                                         You may also be interested in…
     and management of prototypes through to final                  The major focus of your second year is
                                                                                                                         » Furniture design (page 21)
     manufacture.                                                   workshop practice. You will use your design and
     During the two-year program, you will develop                  creative skills to produce three major furniture     » Cabinet making and pre-apprenticeship
     an understanding of how furniture is constructed               items for the end of year show.                        (see the apprenticeship and traineeship guide)
     and work as a designer and prototype                           In your second year you will study CNC               » Industrial design (page 23)
     developer.                                                     manufacturing and furniture design professional      » Product design (page 24)
     The program culminates in an industry show                     practice.
     to promote your designs and abilities to future
                                                                    Career outlook
     individual clients and furniture manufacturers.
                                                                    Graduates work as self-employed designers/
     Working with industry                                          makers, working in cooperation with other
     In this practical-based program you will work                  furniture designers in the design and production
     with prominent Australian companies to explore                 of custom furniture.
     theories and conceptual ideas of design by
                                                                    Professional recognition
     making your own furniture items.
                                                                    This program is recognised by the
     You will study in state-of-the-art studios and
                                                                    Manufacturing Skills Council and the Design
     workshops. Your projects will involve designing,
                                                                    Institute of Australia.
     developing and constructing your own industry
     standard furniture items.
     Teachers in this program are experienced
     industry practitioners integrating current industry
     practices with your studies. You will focus
     on current materials, construction, design
     aesthetics and environmental issues.




                                                                                                                       rmit | 2012 degree and diploma | art and design
22
   industrial and product design




Industrial design social studio project.                 Industrial design student artwork by John Bof.            Industrial design student artwork by Pip Grinter.




industrial desiGn                                  D     Design and implementation of products and                 Professional recognition
                                                         services have included not-for-profit and                 Design Institute of Australia—students are
BP195 Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)             community organisations—Diabetes Australia                eligible for student membership and graduates
Duration:  FT4— V X                                      and Social Studio; and cultural institutions—             are eligible for full membership.
2011 ATAR: RC                                            Museum Victoria; as well as numerous
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp195                                                                                     International Interaction Designers Association
                                                         engagements with local industrial design
                                                                                                                   (IxDA)—students/graduates are eligible for
CiTy CAMpUS                                              consultancies and product-making firms.
                                                                                                                   membership.
Industrial designers invent, visualise, prototype
and ultimately deliver resolved design solutions to      What you will study                                       Association of Women Industrial Designers
                                                         Industrial design has four core study streams:            (AWID)—students/graduates are eligible for
complex problems in the form of new products
                                                         Design Studies and Professional Practice—                 membership.
and services. The socio-cultural, technological,
material, aesthetic and experiential dimensions          explores the contemporary industrial design               Global connections
of a particular need or opportunity in specific          landscape, its histories, theories, methods
                                                                                                                   Industrial design students have the opportunity
situations and contexts are teased out through           and issues. Communications—provides an
                                                                                                                   to do exchange at partner universities in India,
a variety of design methods and processes in             exposure to methods of design visualisation
                                                                                                                   China, South Korea and other centres of
order to propose new and better alternatives.            and communication. Technology—opens up
                                                                                                                   manufacturing; or work with industrial design
For more than 60 years industrial design at              the material, manufacturing and technological
                                                                                                                   students from other parts of the world.
RMIT has offered aspiring designers technical,           constructs of the practice, and Design Studio—
theoretical and applied immersions into the              the central element of the curriculum, provides           Prerequisite
diverse and dynamic fields of industrial design          a diverse suite of applied, industry linked and           Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 30 in
practice. Significant scope is given to explore          research integrated design project experiences.           English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.
both established and emerging domains of the             Year 1 provides foundational exposures to the
discipline as well as to develop capabilities and        methods and nature of the designed form to the            Extra requirements
professional ethics through design.                      socio-cultural factors of design and designing.           All applicants are to attend a design exercise/
You will explore: producing commercially-oriented        Year 2 sees an increase of the technical,                 test. Short-listed applicants are invited to sit
approaches to product, transportation and                technological and contextual complexity by                an interview and folio presentation session.
furniture design; design of sustainable product/         which design activity is to be considered,                Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
service/systems; design of technologically and           and provides significant avenues of choice in             full details on extra requirements.
materially mediated interactions and experiences;        industrial design practice.                               Pathway
design as a mechanism for enabling social reform         Year 3 significantly defines individual design            Honours is awarded to graduates of the four-
and cultural enrichment; the possibilities of            capabilities and interests by providing a variety of      year industrial design degree based on their
form, process and material in response to rapid          design studio and elective topics from the program        cumulative grade point average.
technological advances; the increasingly blurred         as well as from other disciplines in the University.
intersections of our digital and material worlds;                                                                  RMIT graduates of the following programs may
                                                         Year 4 provides the challenge of defining                 be eligible to apply for exemptions:
and design as a way to address the needs of
                                                         and demonstrating an area of professional                 » Associate Degree in Design (Furniture)
clients, user groups and communities.
                                                         engagement through a year-long, research led and
                                                                                                                   » Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
Working with industry                                    industry engaged design project. This experience
                                                                                                                   » Diploma of Product Design
Through assessment and feedback, industry                acts as a scaffold for entry into the profession and
practitioners will be involved in appraising and         opens up opportunities beyond graduation.                 You may also be interested in…
critiquing your design work.                                                                                       » Animation and interactive media (page 2)
                                                         Career outlook
Student engagements recently included
                                                         Graduates work as designers for product and               » Communication design (page 6)
partnerships in the following industries:
                                                         manufacturing companies; in the consultancy,              » Furniture design (page 21)
automotive—Ford, Toyota and GM Holden;
                                                         entertainment, education, cultural and services
product and technology—Philips; research                                                                           » Mechanical engineering
                                                         sectors; and for research institutions. Cross-
(sustainable and cultural development)—                                                                              (see the engineering brochure)
                                                         disciplinary designers work in emerging fields of
Victorian Eco Innovation Lab, RMIT Centre for                                                                      » Product design (page 24)
                                                         design practice; others start and run their own
Design, SIAL; and government—City of Hume
                                                         design or product-producing businesses.
and Melbourne City Council.


legend:     FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
            See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                              23
        industrial and product design




     Product design student artwork by Keiichi Asada.       Product design student artwork by Keiichi Asada.       Product design student artwork by Chiara Bolcich.




     produCt desiGn                                     T   What you will study                                    Global connections
                                                            This is an intensive design program that teaches       You will work with local and international
     C5233 Diploma of Product Design
                                                            you the latest skills and knowledge in designing       manufacturers and industry partners on
     Duration:  FT2— V X
                                                            products.                                              projects, working with local communities in
     2011 ATAR: RC
                                                                                                                   countries in the Asia–Pacific region.
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5233                         Year one
                                                                                                                   In solving locally-based design problems
     CiTy CAMpUS                                            Starting from a project brief, you will learn          you will produce prototypes using modern
     Curious? Creative? Interested in making a              traditional product development techniques and         communication technologies to work across
     difference by designing better products? Always        media. You will work with the latest industry          international boundaries.
     coming up with ideas to solve problems you see         tools and practices to formulate solutions to
     around you?                                            design problems. You will be guided through the        Prerequisite
     The Diploma of Product Design develops your            process of developing new consumer products            There are no prerequisite studies.
     skills and knowledge to have a career as a             (such as toys or kitchenware) resolving practical,
     product designer in Australia or overseas.             manufacturing and environmental issues.                Extra requirements
     Starting from a project brief, you will learn                                                                 Applicants must complete and submit a
                                                            Year two
     traditional product development techniques                                                                    supplementary information form available online
                                                            Using the skills and knowledge from year               at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/forms/
     while using the latest industry tools and
                                                            one you will develop projects with greater             vtac .
     practices to develop solutions to design
                                                            complexity and range, including electrical             All applicants are required to attend a
     problems.
                                                            enclosures and mechanical products. You                selection session consisting of an interview,
     You will be guided through the process of              will research and analyse ideas in design and
     developing new consumer products (such                                                                        folio presentation, and design exercise in late
                                                            manufacturing, developing your skills and design       November to early December.
     as electrical enclosure, toys or kitchenware)          communication.
     resolving practical, manufacturing and                                                                        Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
     sustainability issues.                                 Career outlook                                         full details on extra requirements.
     Design projects get you involved with local            As a graduate you can specialise in many               Pathway
     and international companies. Students have             diverse areas of product development. Areas
                                                                                                                   Graduates may apply for exemptions from the
     recently designed prototypes made in China and         include computer-aided design, product
                                                                                                                   following degree:
     Malaysia.                                              illustration, CAD drafter, product styling, home
                                                            wares, model making, furniture and lighting, toy       »   Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)
     You will graduate to work in small or large
     design companies or as an independent                  design, eco design, special effects for film and       The Certificate IV in Design has a guaranteed
     designer.                                              television, or as a liaison between engineering        pathway for eligible graduates into this diploma.
                                                            and production. As a product designer you will
     Working with industry                                  work as part of a design or manufacturing team.
                                                                                                                   You may also be interested in…
     Design projects are a key learning activity.           Many designers also undertake freelance work.          » Design (page 7)
     You will work on simulated real world design                                                                  » Furniture design (page 21)
                                                            Professional recognition
     problems and solve tasks using action-based                                                                   » Furniture design and technology (page 22)
     learning techniques.                                   This program is recognised by the Design
                                                            Institute of Australia.                                » Industrial design (page 23)
     Design projects are different from conventional
     learning, as they involve a creative process
     that combines hands-on production with the
     generation of ideas and concepts. The design
     projects involve active industry, student and staff
     interaction and group work with peer-to-peer
     learning in a supportive and flexible structure.




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   photography




Jonathan Dredge won the Creativity Award for his        Student artwork by Rory Gardiner. One of ten students     Student artwork by Kimberley Mennen ‘Pure Bliss’
image from La Banca in the Docklands in the 2010        worldwide shortlisted for the Student Focus Competition   won first prize in the 2010 Sanpellegrino Café Society
Sanpellegrino Café Society Photography Competition.     at the World Photography Festival in London in 2011.      Photography Competition.

photoGraphy (arts)                                 D    What you will study                                       Global connections
                                                        The first year of study enables you to gain               The Bachelor of Arts (Photography) has
BP117 Bachelor of Arts (Photography)
                                                        a solid grounding in core photographic                    connections with universities in the USA and
Duration:  FT3— V X
                                                        techniques, materials, concepts, theories and             Europe and many students spend one semester
2011 ATAR: RC
                                                        processes. In second year you will choose                 in second year studying abroad.
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp117
                                                        from a broad range of photographic specialist
CiTy CAMpUS
                                                        courses and student electives, and in your
                                                                                                                  Prerequisite
Established in 1887, the Bachelor of Arts               third year you are able to work autonomously,             Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 30 in
(Photography) is the oldest continuous running          developing your own ideas, and will be required           English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.
photography program in the world and has                to form industry liaisons.
earned an enviable reputation. The program                                                                        Extra requirements
                                                        There is a wide variety of study options and
delivers contemporary commercial skills                                                                           All applicants are required to submit a pre-
                                                        specialisations on offer in the program, and
to its students from the finest commercial                                                                        selection kit available online at www.rmit.edu.
                                                        you are encouraged to pursue your interests
photographers and respected academics in                                                                          au/programs/apply/forms/vtac . Shortlisted
                                                        throughout the degree. The range of options
Australia.                                                                                                        applicants may be required to present their folio
                                                        explored includes advertising, architecture,
The school is housed in ultra-modern facilities                                                                   and attend an interview.
                                                        digital imaging, documentary, editorial, fashion,
right in the heart of Melbourne. With generous          food, science, photojournalism, portraiture and           Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
studio facilities, modern lecture theatres and          product photography. An investigation into the            full details on extra requirements.
state-of-the-art Apple Macintosh computer labs,         cultures of photography is offered at all year            Pathway
you will experience cutting-edge education in           levels, and forms the basis for developing an
this vibrant and multicultural city.                                                                              Graduates of the following programs may be
                                                        understanding of where your own practice will
                                                                                                                  eligible to apply for exemptions:
Photography at RMIT produces professional               be situated within the broadening culture of
image-makers of the highest calibre and                 local, national and international photographic            » Diploma of Photoimaging (RMIT TAFE)
emphasises the need for creative thinking               interests.                                                » Advanced Diploma of Photography
and a personal exploration of the underlying                                                                        (Photography Studies College (PSC))
                                                        Honours (additional one year)
meaning of photographic image making.
Through practical, theoretical and conceptual           An honours degree is available.                           You may also be interested in…
investigations you will develop a range of                                                                        » Advertising (degree)
                                                        Career outlook                                              (see the media and communication brochure
skills relevant to the diversifying creative and
commercial photographic industries.                     The photography degree prepares students
                                                                                                                  » Advertising (TAFE)
                                                        for a range of career options in photography.
                                                                                                                    (see the business brochure)
Working with industry                                   Recent graduates are working in a number of
                                                        photographic industries, including advertising,           » Fine art—fine art photography (page 17)
Within this degree all studio/practice-based
courses simulate workplace practices, and               fashion, editorial photography, libraries,                » Photoimaging (page 26)
tutorials help you to develop key workplace             museums, galleries, education units, film and TV,
skills and knowledge. Industry relevance is a           video production, research, medical research,
key distinguishing factor, whereby generic skills       manufacturing industries, secondary school
and theoretical understanding are combined.             teaching, TAFE teaching and university lecturing.
Industry guest speakers are included in second          Opportunities exist as curators, artists, digital
and third year. Professional photographers              production consultants, colour management
mentor final year students and graduate folios          specialists, workflow consultants, professional
are assessed by a panel that includes two or            photographers and imaging specialists.
more relevant industry practitioners. Industry          The range of options for graduates is so broad
also engages with RMIT students by offering             that you will be encouraged to consider these
exclusive high-profile competitions.                    during your final year of study to ensure you are
                                                        prepared for a career in photography. Graduates
                                                        are also encouraged and assisted in seeking
                                                        international experience.


legend:    FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
           See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                             25
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     Photoimaging student artwork by Trent Perrett.       Photoimaging               Photoimaging student          Photoimaging student artwork by Felicity Bale.
                                                          student artwork            artwork by Sally Plottel.
                                                          by Emma Relph.

     photoGraphy and                                      Diploma                                                  Prerequisite
     photoiMaGinG                                     T   The Diploma of Photoimaging is for                       There are no prerequisite studies.
                                                          photoimaging practitioners who have a sound
     C4244 Certificate IV in Photoimaging                                                                          Extra requirements
     C5228 Diploma of Photoimaging                        theoretical knowledge base and use a range of
                                                          specialised and technical competencies to plan,          All applicants are required to submit a
     Duration:   Cert IV: FT1— V X (Dip: FT1)                                                                      pre-selection kit available online at www.rmit.
     2011 ATAR: RC                                        carry out and evaluate photoimaging services.
                                                                                                                   edu.au/programs/apply/forms/vtac . Shortlisted
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5228                       This qualification is relevant to a range of
                                                                                                                   applicants may be required to present their folio
     CiTy CAMpUS                                          industry contexts, such as commercial,
                                                                                                                   and attend an interview.
                                                          domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative,
     The photoimaging programs are designed                                                                        Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
                                                          institutional and art photography.
     to build core skills and knowledge in the key                                                                 full details on extra requirements.
     functional areas of image capture (studio and        Areas covered:
     location), digital manipulation, output and photo    » advanced lighting                                      Pathway
     theory.                                              » colour management                                      Graduates of the Certificate IV in Photoimaging
     There is a strong emphasis on industry                                                                        may progress to the Diploma of Photoimaging.
                                                          » innovation and presentation
     knowledge, collaboration and professionalism.                                                                 Graduates of the diploma may apply for
                                                          » interactive media and web environments
                                                                                                                   exemptions from the following degree:
     Working with industry                                » photo images for media, publication and
                                                                                                                   » Bachelor of Arts (Photography)
     In the Certificate IV and Diploma of                   technical purposes
     Photoimaging, practical learning activities take     » styling                                                You may also be interested in…
     place in studios, on location, in classrooms and                                                              » Fine art—fine art photography (page 17)
                                                          » visual communication
     in computer labs.
                                                          » work practices.                                        » Photography (page 25)
     What you will study
     Year 12 applicants typically apply for the           Career outlook
     certificate IV and complete the suite of two         Graduates are employed as photographers,
     programs over two years full-time.                   technologists or paraprofessionals in areas such
                                                          as advertising, commercial, industrial, wedding
     Certificate IV
                                                          and portrait photography.
     The Certificate IV in Photoimaging is designed       Many of our graduates establish and run
     to reflect the role of individuals working as        successful independent practices.
     photographers’ assistants, who apply a broad
     range of skills including lighting, image capture,   Professional recognition
     enhancements, manipulation and output.               This program is recognised by various
     Areas covered:                                       government departments and photographic
     » colour theory                                      businesses as an approved course of study. The
                                                          program is also recognised by the Australian
     » design
                                                          Institute of Professional Photography, and
     » digital output and printing                        graduates may be granted membership.
     » image capture in response to a brief
     » lighting techniques
     » OHS
     » research practice.




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   printing and graphic arts

printinG and GraphiC arts                              What you will study                                       Professional recognition
(ManaGeMent/sales)                                T    You will study in seminars, tutorial, workshops,          This program is recognised by the printing and
                                                       and use online delivery in the workplace.                 graphic arts industry on a national basis and is
C5287 Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts
                                                       In project based learning you will study                  supported by the Printing Divisional Council of
        (Management/Sales)
                                                       information technology systems in the printing            the EPIC Industry Training Board. AMWU and
Duration:   PT1— D
                                                       industry and the requirements of paper and                PIAA support the program.
2011 ATAR: —
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5287                         printing processes to build client relationships.
                                                                                                                 Prerequisite
BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS AnD workplACE                         You will:
                                                                                                                 You are required to be employed and have
Want to advance your skills and career in              » Coordinate and implement customer service               some industrial experience or have gained skills
printing and graphic arts? Want to make the              strategies to establish business networks.              and knowledge within the printing industry or
move into a sales or a management role?                » Explore and facilitate continuous                       affiliated sectors to enter this program. Skills and
This program reflects the increased industry             improvement in areas like OHS practices,                knowledge gained in either trade, diploma or
demand for management and sales skills within            and identify environmental hazards to                   degree qualifications will enable you to meet the
the printing industry.                                   maintain safe work environments.                        entry requirements.
In this program you will gain the skills, attitude     Your assessment is ongoing throughout the
and knowledge to cultivate customer service            year. This includes essays/reports, verbal class
relationships, develop networks and understand         presentations, group projects, research projects,
how information technology systems function            and practical assignments.
in printing. Scheduling production workflows
                                                       Career outlook
will allow you to develop and improve your best
practices to meet business and industry needs.         As a graduate you can enter management,
                                                       administration or a sales role with small to large
                                                       organisation working across the industry sector.




legend:   FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
          See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                              27
        printing and graphic arts

     printinG and GraphiC arts                            What you will study                                  Prerequisite
     (MultiMedia)                                     T   You will develop specialised technical and           There are no prerequisite studies.
                                                          management skills to plan, design, produce and
     C4278 Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic
                                                          evaluate your own work or team work in the
                                                                                                               Extra requirements
             Arts (Multimedia)                                                                                 All applicants are required to submit a
     C5284 Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts           multimedia sector of the printing and graphic
                                                          arts industry.                                       pre-selection kit available online at
             (Multimedia)
                                                          You will design and author multimedia                www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/forms/vtac .
     Duration:     Cert IV: FT1— V X
     2011 ATAR: RC                                        information, create electronic documents,            Pathway
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5284                       manipulate databases and information systems.
                                                                                                               Graduates of the Certificate IV in Printing
     BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS
                                                          Career outlook                                       and Graphic Arts (Multimedia) may progress
     Want the training to pursue a career in the                                                               to the Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts
                                                          This program is a recognised qualification for a
     sophisticated electronic world of desktop                                                                 (Multimedia).
                                                          career in desktop publishing, graphic pre-press,
     publishing and graphic arts?                                                                              Applicants who complete the Certificate IV in
                                                          multimedia development, multimedia graphic
     This program gives you the necessary skills          design or web site design.                           Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia) have a
     and knowledge in all aspects of digital image                                                             pathway into the Diploma of Interactive Digital
                                                          Job roles could include multimedia developer,
     design, manipulation and assembly, plus the                                                               Media (C5218) that entitles an interview only.
                                                          multimedia graphic designer, website designer.
     management practices necessary for digital
     output to multimedia platforms and other             Professional recognition
     communication media.                                 This program is recognised by the Printing
     You must successfully complete the certificate       Divisional Council of the EPIC Industry Training
     IV before progressing to the diploma.                Board and the publishing and creative arts
                                                          industries.




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textile design




textile
desiGn


‘I had always been interested in the textile and fashion industry
but knew I didn’t want to be a fashion designer. I didn’t know
what textile design was and couldn’t begin to understand how
the students actually made the fabrics! It looked like a really
diverse, yet hands-on course. I could experiment with a lot
of drawing and mark making but also learn about fibres and
construct fabrics. It seemed a little bit left of centre but also
absolutely perfect.

‘i was rather uncertain of my creative ability before i
started my textile design degree and now i feel that
i have an excellent skill set which is very unique
and i can become part of a lovely community of
people who are passionate about design.
‘textile design has allowed me to meet other
creative people and be hugely inspired by their
work and passion. they are all great people too!
now i have a network of friends who i can talk to
about textiles for hours on end, get excited about
the future of archi-textiles with, and hopefully,
collaborate with in the future.’
Rachel Black
Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design)




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        textile design




     DIA VIC 2011 Graduate of the Year Award winner               Textile design student artwork by Jessica Eisenhauer.     Textile design student artwork by Rachel Black.
     Julie Newton with DIA Textile Practitioner Group chair
     Egle Findlay.

     textile desiGn                                           D   What you will study                                       Career outlook
                                                                  Year one                                                  Textile designers form an integral part of a design
     BP121 Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design)
                                                                                                                            and marketing team to create original designs,
     Duration:  FT3— V X                                          You will learn a range of design processes,               develop sample fabrics, identify marketing
     2011 ATAR: RC                                                plus colour, technical and mark-making skills             opportunities and advise on product development
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp121                               to develop visual concepts through to textile             strategies. They have the specialist skills to make
     BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS                                             sampling and CATD simulations.                            decisions about colour, structure, surface texture
     Want to put your creativity into designing                   Experience is hands-on in printing, weaving               and pattern, weight and yarn, fabric composition
     textiles? Want to see your designs in global                 and machine knitting. You will learn repeat               and appropriate methods of manufacture.
     fashion and homewares or used in automotive                  design, develop croquis, colour, media and                Fabrics designed by textile designers are used
     and space technology?                                        illustration techniques; create resource books;           in all aspects of fashion, from streetwear to
     This unique degree qualifies you as a                        and develop folio and presentation skills. You will       sportswear, from evening wear to intimate
     professional textile designer for the fashion,               use Photoshop (and later Illustrator) for repeat          apparel. In homewares and soft furnishings,
     interior, automotive and licensing design                    design and storyboarding.                                 textile designers create bedlinen, table linen,
     industries in Australia and overseas.                        Year two                                                  carpets, laminates and decals for ceramics.
     You will explore design and creativity and                                                                             In the automotive, defence, sportswear and
                                                                  In year two you are able to specialise in surface
     develop technical and sustainability knowledge                                                                         aerospace industries, textile designers are
                                                                  pattern design (print) or constructed textiles
     and digital media skills for translating textile                                                                       involved in technical textiles, performance
                                                                  (knit and weave) and will experience designing
     concepts into marketable products.                                                                                     testing and smart fabric applications.
                                                                  for a broad range of projects using specialist
     You can specialise in surface pattern (print) or             CATD software. Industry projects are introduced           Prerequisite
     constructed textiles (knit and weave) and will               to students in this year with the cultural and
     undertake a range of projects that will result                                                                         Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 30 in
                                                                  social aspects of textile design and a University         English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.
     in a professional portfolio you will present to              elective to develop research and writing skills.
     industry.                                                    Competitions, awards and the option for an                Extra requirements
     You will take part in industry-related projects              international fashion and textile exchange are            All applicants are required to attend a selection
     and develop communication, business and                      offered in this year.                                     session consisting of an interview and folio
     computer-aided textile design (CATD) skills,                                                                           presentation.
                                                                  Year three
     which will meet global industry needs for your
                                                                                                                            Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
     future success.                                              In year three of the course we introduce to you
                                                                                                                            full details on extra requirements.
                                                                  textile business and careers, with an emphasis
     Working with industry                                        on creating the right folio for industry and small        Pathway
     You will be placed with a supervisor in a textile            business presentations. You are given real-               Graduates of the following program may be
     or fashion organisation in the first half of your            time projects and awards in this final year to            eligible to apply for exemptions:
     final year. Work-integrated learning comprises               create a folio of diverse projects that emphasise
     on-site working experience and insight into the                                                                        »    Diploma of Textile Design and Development
                                                                  your skills and capabilities. Students also
     design and business operations of a company.                 participate in the end of year degree show                You may also be interested in…
     This is an assessable component of the textile               by exhibiting project work to our industry and
                                                                                                                            » Fashion (page 10)
     business and careers course. You can be                      community partners. Projects with The Johnston
     placed with a diverse range of organisations,                Collection, RMIT Architecture and Design,                 » Fashion design and technology (page 11)
     such as Country Road, Dryen, Warwick,                        Dryen Australia and the Warwick Dreamweaver               » Fashion technology (page 12)
     Mill&Mia, Akira Isogawa, Linen House, Longina                Award; work-integrated learning experience                » Furniture design (page 21)
     Phillips, Seed, Vixen and Beci Orpin.                        with Design:Made:Trade, including sustainable
                                                                                                                            » Furniture design and technology (page 22)
                                                                  enterprise projects.
                                                                                                                            » Industrial design (page 23)
                                                                                                                            » Interior design (page 9)
                                                                                                                            » Textile design and development (page 31)
                                                                                                                            » Textile technology (page 32)



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Textile design and development student artwork          Textile design and development student artwork            Textile design and development student artwork
by Andrea Komninos.                                     by Helen Cafici.                                          by Saan Davidson.


textile desiGn                                          What you will study                                       » automotive colour and trim departments
and deVelopMent                                    T    Year one                                                  » fashion sourcing agencies
                                                                                                                  » screen printing companies.
                                                        Is designed to develop your skills in drawing,
C5213 Diploma of Textile Design                                                                                   Other areas in which you will find work:
        and Development                                 painting and illustration techniques, design and
C4218 Certificate IV in Textile Design                  concept development and textile history and               » fabric importers and distributors
        and Development                                 contemporary practice. You will present your              » design education
Duration:   Dip: FT2— V X                               concepts using computer-aided design techniques.          » department store fabric buyers
            Cert IV: PT2— V X                           Practical workshops develop skills and expertise          » colour forecasting
2011 ATAR: RC                                           in design and construction techniques for                 » styling
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5213                          screen printing, machine knitting and weaving,            » international aid organisations assisting
BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS                                        incorporating an understanding of fibres and dye             disadvantaged communities with product
                                                        technology.                                                  development.
Are you fascinated by materials, surface,
texture, pattern colour, art and design?                Year two                                                  Opportunities also exist for working overseas
                                                                                                                  with sourcing and textile production companies.
Do you enjoy making things and working with             You will undertake a range of design briefs
your hands? Ever wondered how textiles are              introducing you to industry practice and                  Professional recognition
made and how they can be applied?                       market viability. The application of sustainable          The programs are recognised and supported
As a textile designer you will create designs           practices in the TCF (textiles, clothing and              by the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries
produced on knitted, woven and printed fabrics or       footwear) sector is integrated into the teaching          Training Accreditation Board.
textile products for fashion, interiors, homewares,     of production and manufacturing processes,
                                                                                                                  ANZSCO (2006) occupation code - no unique
craft, and other commercial applications. You can       working to specifications, costings, marketing
                                                                                                                  code. Textile design is a specialised form of
also work in graphics, packaging, greetings cards,      your products and communicating your
                                                                                                                  industrial design ANZSCO 232312.
ceramics, wrapping and wallpaper.                       concepts. Industry representatives will provide
                                                        you with direct feedback.                                 Prerequisite
You will work as part of a design team for small
and large companies or start your own business.         Year three                                                There are no prerequisite studies.
This is a practical, hands-on, studio based             Is focused on textile business studies where you          Extra requirements
program where you will have access to state-of-         are required to design and produce a range of             All applicants are required to attend a selection
the-art facilities to undertake projects briefs. You    textiles in your selected area of specialisation          session consisting of a folio presentation.
will develop your colour, drawing, design and           for a particular market sector. Work experience
                                                                                                                  Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
computer skills to plan, develop and produce            will provide you with first hand experience and
                                                                                                                  full details on extra requirements.
screen printed, machine knitted or woven                knowledge in the field. Participation in national
fabrics for a variety of applications.                  and international design competitions and                 Pathway
You will create experimental textile samples            industry briefs is strongly encouraged.                   Graduates may apply for exemptions from the
using a range of materials and processes                The year culminates with the graduate                     following degree:
including dye technologies, digital printing, laser     exhibition, where you showcase your final folio           »    Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design)
cutting, and fabric manipulation.                       to industry.
                                                                                                                  You may also be interested in…
Industry projects will have you involved in             Career outlook
developing a collection and producing a range                                                                     »   Fashion (page 10)
                                                        Graduates are currently employed as:
of textiles to technical and market specifications.                                                               »   Fashion design and technology (page 11)
                                                        »   textile designers/artists/makers/crafters             »   Fashion technology (page 12)
Working with industry                                   »   knitters, weavers, screen printers                    »   Fine art (page 17)
You will undertake a range of design projects for       »   self-employed freelance designers                     »   Interior design (page 9)
companies such as Otto and Spike, Warwick               »   fabric wholesalers                                    »   Textile design (page 30)
Fabrics, Silk Trader, Matt Bags, Maurice Kain.          in the following areas:                                   »   Textile technology (page 32)
Industry representatives provide you with direct
                                                        » clothing companies and fashion labels
feedback on your project.
                                                        » textile manufacturing companies producing
In your third year you will undertake work                  woven and knitted fabrics
experience placed with companies including              » production management
PrintInk, Signature Prints, Ink and Spindle, Silk       » design consultancies
Trader, Timorous Beasties (UK), Kova Textiles (NY).

legend:    FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
           See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                              31
        textile technology

     textile teChnoloGy                              D   Year two

     BP123 Bachelor of Applied Science                   You will apply your technical skills to the product
             (Textile Technology)                        development of performance textiles including
     Duration:     FT3 or PT6— V                         sportswear, environmental, automotive, home
     2011 ATAR: 86.50                                    furnishings and medical textiles.
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp123                      You will build your expertise and knowledge of
     BrUnSwiCk CAMpUS                                    yarn, knitted, woven and non-woven fabrics
     The textile technology degree provides you          and related processes in colour theory, dyeing,
     with the skills and knowledge needed for            printing, product development, design and
     a professional career in the fashion and            evaluation.
     textile industries, including sportswear            Year three                                              Students working in the labs
     and performance apparel, interior textiles,                                                                 on dye finishing and colourisation.
                                                         Courses combine technical knowledge and
     automotive textiles and advanced technical
                                                         computer-aided design (CAD) skills with
     materials.
                                                         exploration in design and creativity for the            Global connections
     This program focuses on the theory and              production of marketable products in textiles.
     practical applications in the areas of product                                                              Study Abroad and student exchange
                                                         Your major project studies will enable you to           opportunities exist. Currently we have students
     development, product design, product
                                                         research advanced materials.                            on exchange with North Carolina State
     engineering, global marketing and management
     in wide areas of textiles practice.                                                                         University USA.
                                                         Career outlook
     You will build your expertise and knowledge of      Graduates gain employment in the fashion and            Prerequisite
     yarn, knitted, woven and non-woven fabrics and      textile industries, including product developers,       Units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 30 in
     related processes, colour theory and product        textile technologists, technical managers,              English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.
     development, design and evaluation.                 research and development managers and
     Product development studies incorporate the         quality control managers.                               Extra requirements
     latest computer-aided design systems, which         Current graduates are employed at Holden,               Applicants should complete and submit a
     enable you to create, develop, trial and evaluate   Melbourne Fire Brigade, Rip Curl, Australian            VTAC Pi form if they wish other information
     new product design in a simulated commercial        Defence, Albany International and many other            to be considered. Relevant employment and
     environment.                                        small and large companies.                              experience will be considered.
                                                                                                                 Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
     Working with industry                               Professional recognition                                full details on extra requirements.
     You will undertake industry research and            The Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile
     develop industry briefs as part of your major       Technology) degree program is professionally            Pathway
     project studies.                                    accredited by the Textile Institute: www.texi.org       Students wanting to continue with their study
                                                         The Textile Institute is a worldwide organisation       are encouraged to apply for Master by research
     What you will study
                                                         that covers all sectors and all disciplines in          or PhD after successful completion of their
     The methods of teaching include industry-driven                                                             bachelor program.
                                                         textiles, clothing and footwear. Within the global
     briefs, which give you real experience managing
                                                         textiles, clothing and footwear industries the          Graduates may also undertake the Master of
     textile product development and production
                                                         aim of the Institute is to facilitate learning, to      Fashion and Textiles by coursework.
     offshore and locally.
                                                         recognise achievement, to reward excellence
     Year one                                            and to disseminate information.
                                                                                                                 You may also be interested in…
                                                                                                                 » Fashion and textile merchandising
     You will study and attain the skills and            Upon the completion of the Bachelor of Applied
                                                                                                                   (page 13)
     knowledge related to textiles materials including   Science (Textile Technology), you are eligible to
     yarn and fabric technology, textile chemistry,      apply for membership with the Textile Institute.        » Textile design (page 29)
     colouration and computer-aided design.              The program is informed and well connected              » Textile technology (page 32)
                                                         with industry through mentoring and work
                                                         integrated learning projects.




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   visual art




Visual art student artwork ‘Untitled’ by Emmaline Terry.   Visual art student artwork ‘Shoe Log’ by Kalinda Vary.   Visual art student artwork ‘Untitled’ by Joan Bowker.




Visual art                                            T    Working with industry                                    Career outlook
                                                           There is a strong connection to the art industry         Graduates will possess the knowledge and
C5234 Diploma of Visual Art
                                                           as staff are highly skilled, well regarded by            confidence to make appropriate decisions
Duration:  FT2 or PT4— V X
                                                           industry, experienced, active in their own art           regarding their future as self-employed art
2011 ATAR: RC
                                                           practice and committed to teaching.                      practitioners, as paid employees in the visual art
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5234
                                                                                                                    and crafts industry, or as high level support staff
CiTy CAMpUS                                                What you will study                                      in art related industries.
RMIT is the largest provider of visual arts                In year one you will study the following core
education in Victoria, offering a broad range of           courses: health and safety procedures, produce           Prerequisite
studio electives spanning painting, printmaking,           drawing, art history and theory, advanced                There are no prerequisite studies.
drawing, sculpture, digital imaging, and public            drawing, and elements and principles of design.
art. This program prepares individuals who wish            You will also select three studio specialisations,
                                                                                                                    Extra requirements
to pursue a career as visual artists or in other           choosing from digital imaging, painting,                 All applicants are required to attend a selection
creative fields. This is achieved by studying              sculpture, printmaking and public art.                   session consisting of an interview and a folio
practical and theoretical courses developed in             The program will provide you with the necessary          presentation.
conjunction with the arts industry.                        skills to be competent in producing works of art,        The folio should contain artwork produced after
The major emphasis of the Diploma of Visual Art            work to a brief and have an understanding of             2006 that demonstrates the use of a variety of
is the production of a folio of work that reflects         the arts industry.                                       materials and techniques.
your personal creative inquiry, and the pursuit            In year two, additional core units will be               The following is a guide only:
of excellence. The folio will display a sequential         introduced which include arts business and               » freehand observational drawings (6–10)
development, with emphasis on the acquisition              developing exhibition practices. You will also           » life drawings (6—if possible)
of skills and the adaptation of those skills to            select two studio specialisations, choosing from
the production of works with a sound personal                                                                       » notational drawings, quick sketches or
                                                           digital imaging, painting, sculpture, printmaking
philosophical base.                                                                                                   drawing journals
                                                           or public art.
The diploma is developed around ideas of                                                                            » any paintings, photographs, sculptures or
                                                           In year two you will develop a personal
integrated course experiences, reflecting                                                                             print.
                                                           philosophy and aesthetic that demonstrates an
contemporary notions of the arts practitioner as           understanding of visual arts and contemporary            Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
multi-disciplined.                                         art practice.                                            full details on extra requirements.
                                                           You will have access to well-equipped purpose-           Pathway
                                                           built studios with individual studio spaces being
                                                                                                                    Graduates may apply for exemptions from the
                                                           available for full-time second year students.
                                                                                                                    following degree:
                                                                                                                    »    Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
                                                                                                                    Pathways are available for further study in areas
                                                                                                                    of fine art, creative media, curatorial studies, art
                                                                                                                    education, community arts, or arts therapy.




legend:     FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
            See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                              33
        visual art

     Visual art and                                          What you will study                                     Pathway
     ConteMporary CraFt                                  T   The program allows you to develop a range of            Students who complete the Certificate IV in
                                                             skills including drawing, digital art, sculpture,       Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft are eligible
     C4281 Certificate IV in Visual Art and
                                                             printmaking and painting. The program is                for credit transfers for four units currently offered
             Contemporary Craft
                                                             designed to support folio creation and an               in the C5234 Diploma of Visual Arts.
     Duration:   FT 6 months— D
                                                             introduction to the arts industry.
     2011 ATAR: —                                                                                                    Prerequisite
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4281                          The program is designed for students who
                                                             wish to create a folio, learn about the visual          There are no prerequisite studies.
     CiTy CAMpUS
                                                             arts industry and develop the skills to become
     The Certificate IV in Visual Arts and                                                                           Extra requirements
                                                             a visual arts practitioner. On completion you
     Contemporary Craft is a practical studio–based                                                                  All applicants are required to attend a
                                                             will produce a portfolio of artwork for use in
     program that provides you with an understanding                                                                 selection session consisting of an interview
                                                             application/s for further training, or to seek work
     and broad knowledge in a range of art methods                                                                   and a presentation of recent art practice. The
                                                             in the visual arts industry.
     that will allow you to explore a diverse approach                                                               presentation should include artwork produced
     to art making, art theory and art self development      You will be assessed through individual portfolios,
                                                                                                                     after 2006 that demonstrates the use of a
     and portfolio creation.                                 oral and written tasks. The learning and
                                                                                                                     variety of materials and techniques.
                                                             assessment will take place over one semester and
     The program is offered midyear and is run over                                                                  The following is a guide only:
                                                             run from midyear through to the end of the year.
     six months from July through to December the
                                                                                                                     » freehand observational drawings (4–6)
     same year. On completion of the certificate IV          Career outlook
     you will be able to apply for some credits in the                                                               » life drawings (4—if possible)
                                                             Graduates will possess the knowledge and
     Diploma of Visual Arts.                                                                                         » notational drawings, quick sketches or
                                                             confidence to make appropriate decisions
     The program is designed to focus on developing          regarding their future as self-employed art               drawing journals
     and supporting you in all facets of the visual          practitioners, as paid employees in the visual art      » any paintings, photographs, sculptures or
     arts and provides an avenue for a life-long             and crafts industry, or as high level support staff       prints.
     learning methodology. The program supports an
                                                             in art related industries.
     articulation model as the first step into RMIT’s                                                                You may also be interested in…
                                                             Graduates will have the confidence to apply for
     School of Art and will offer training to a diverse                                                              » Communication design (page 6)
     range of target groups which include:                   other art related courses.
                                                                                                                     » Design (page 7)
     » secondary school leavers
                                                                                                                     » Education (art specialisation)
     » Year 12 students
                                                                                                                       (see the education brochure)
     » clients who would like to develop a portfolio
                                                                                                                     » Fine art (page 17)
       to enter into higher education/TAFE
     » clients who have missed a place in TAFE                                                                       » Graphic design (page 8)
       or higher education.                                                                                          » Visual art (page 33)




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Student artwork by Aunty Gwen Garoni.                   Student artwork by Adrian Austin.                         Student artwork ‘Yes’ by Grant Balcombe.
                                                        Acrylic on canvas, 2010.                                  Digital image 2010.


Visual art For aBoriGinal                               What you will study                                       Prerequisite
and torres strait islanders                        T    The Certificate IV in Visual Arts and                     There are no prerequisite studies.
                                                        Contemporary Craft is a practical, studio-based
C4201 Certificate IV in Visual Art and
                                                        program which allows you to develop a range
                                                                                                                  Extra requirements
        Contemporary Craft                                                                                        All applicants are required to attend a
                                                        of skills including drawing, digital art, sculpture,
Duration:   FT1 or PT2— S                                                                                         selection session consisting of an interview
                                                        printmaking and painting. The program is
2011 ATAR: —                                                                                                      and a presentation of recent art practice. The
                                                        designed to support folio creation and is an
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4201                                                                                    presentation should include artwork produced
                                                        introduction to the arts industry.
BUnDoorA CAMpUS                                                                                                   after 2006 that demonstrates the use of a
                                                        The program is designed for students who
Developed for Indigenous learners, this                                                                           variety of materials and techniques.
                                                        wish to create a folio, learn about the visual
certificate offers both practical and theory-                                                                     The following is a guide only:
                                                        arts industry and develop the skills to become
based courses. These include painting, drawing,
                                                        a visual arts practitioner. On completion you             » freehand observational drawings (4–6)
sculpture, digital imaging and printmaking.
                                                        will produce a portfolio of artwork for use in            » life drawings (4—if possible)
The program:                                            application/s for further training, or to seek work
                                                                                                                  » notational drawings, quick sketches or
» offers you specialised training in visual arts        in the visual arts industry.
                                                                                                                    drawing journals
» acknowledges the unique, distinct and                 The major emphasis is on the production of
  diverse nature of Indigenous culture                                                                            » any paintings, photographs, sculptures or
                                                        a folio that reflects your Indigenous culture
                                                                                                                    prints.
» encourages the maintenance of Indigenous              and personal creative inquiry. You will be
  identity and culture, which is continually            encouraged to explore and develop new ways                Pathway
  evolving                                              of applying Indigenous art through a variety of
                                                                                                                  Graduates of the certificate IV may apply for
» recognises the importance of Indigenous               art media.
                                                                                                                  further study within the Diploma of Visual Art
  family commitments and the respect for                                                                          (C5234) at RMIT’s City campus.
                                                        Career outlook
  Elders
                                                        Graduates will possess the knowledge and                  You may also be interested in…
» understands Indigenous histories, current
                                                        confidence to make appropriate decisions
  issues and policies from a national and local                                                                   » Communication design (page 6)
                                                        regarding their future as self-employed art
  community perspective                                                                                           » Design (page 7)
                                                        practitioners, as paid employees in the visual
» is specifically designed for Indigenous                                                                         » Education (art specialisation)
                                                        arts and crafts industry, or as high-level support
  students                                                                                                          (see the education brochure)
                                                        staff in art-related areas.
» explores Indigenous art practices that                                                                          » Fine art (page 17)
  align with contemporary and traditional art
                                                                                                                  » Graphic design (page 8)
  methodologies.
The program is suitable for school leavers and
Elders wishing to return to study, and prepares
individuals who wish to pursue further advanced
studies in the visual arts or undertake their own
practice.




legend:    FT—Full-time (number of years); pT—Part-time (number of years); rC—A range of selection criteria applied; n/A—Not available; D —Degree program; T —TAFE program
           See page 41 for application details: V —VTAC; D —RMIT Direct; S —RMIT School; X —Extra requirement                                                              35
        visual merchandising




     Country Road visual merchandising     Visual merchandising          Visual merchandising student teamwork: Cotton On project.
     student artwork by Claire Mounsher.   student teamwork for
                                           designer Catherine Manuell.

     Visual MerChandisinG                                 T    What you will study                                      Professional recognition
                                                               The diploma’s focus is to provide you with               A number of professional bodies represent visual
     C5235 Diploma of Visual Merchandising
                                                               strong practical skills in visual merchandising,         merchandising practitioners.
     Duration:  FT2— V X
                                                               and develop a sophisticated understanding                Among the peak bodies are The National Retail
     2011 ATAR: RC
                                                               of the display and design process in retail,             Association (NRA), the Australian Retailers
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5235
                                                               exhibition and event environments.                       Association (ARA), The Exhibition and Event
     CiTy CAMpUS
                                                               Year one includes an introduction to visual              Association of Australasia (EEAA), and the
     Want to develop your creative display and
                                                               merchandising practice and all fundamental               Design Institute of Australia (DIA).
     design skills for the retail, exhibition and event
                                                               display and design skills, including studio
     industries? Travel the world working in photo-
                                                               practice, visual presentation, illustration,
                                                                                                                        Prerequisite
     styling, events and store design?                                                                                  There are no prerequisite studies..
                                                               photography, 2D digital design, technical
     This diploma will develop your knowledge                  drawing, colour and typography.
     and practical skills required to survive and see                                                                   Extra requirements
                                                               Year two includes advanced display and
     you flourish in the fast-paced world of visual                                                                     All applicants are required to attend a selection
                                                               design practice, photo-styling, work-integrated
     merchandising. The program has a sharp                                                                             session consisting of an interview, drawing
                                                               learning and industry projects. You will develop
     commercial focus that nurtures and directs your                                                                    exercise and folio presentation.
                                                               sophisticated display and presentation skills for
     creativity to meet the demanding and ever-                                                                         Please refer to the 2012 VTAC Guide for
                                                               retail, exhibition and events. You will also receive
     changing expectations of the retail, exhibition                                                                    full details on extra requirements.
                                                               advanced digital training in CAD, digital imaging
     and event industries.
                                                               and multimedia.                                          Pathway
     The strengths of this program are the
     practical workshops and outstanding industry              Career outlook                                           RMIT graduates of the following program may
     connections you will make.                                As a visual merchandiser you are employed to             be eligible to apply for exemptions:

     You will graduate from the largest, most exciting         present and maintain an organisation’s image,            » Certificate IV in Design
     and effective visual merchandising program of             service and merchandise to its customers. You
                                                                                                                        You may also be interested in…
     its type in Australia.                                    will work in retail stores, display production
                                                               companies and promotional support studios.               » Design (page 7)
     Working with industry                                     You can also work as a consultant or designer.           » Fashion and textile merchandising
     In competency-based training the focus is on              With hands-on experience in display, product               (page 13)
     ‘learning by doing’ and the practising of skills          presentation and design, you can move                    » Fashion and textile merchandising
     creates a diverse learning environment.                   into middle management and management                      (associate degree) (page 14)
     You will acquire a broad range of hands-on skills         positions.
     that include 3D design and construction, retail           This program has strong industry links, allowing
     design, exhibition and event design, technical            you to develop contacts through a mentoring
     drawing and illustration, CAD, model making,              program with a strong focus on learning by
     digital imaging, colour solutions and photo-              doing.
     styling, alongside the history and theory of visual
                                                               Graduates find employment in:
     merchandising.
                                                               » visual merchandising
                                                               » retail design and display
                                                               » photo-styling
                                                               » store design
                                                               » exhibition
                                                               » events.




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Facilities




                                             Fashion and textiles
                                             computer laboratory,                                               RMIT’s furniture workshop
                                             Brunswick campus.                                                  stimulates creativity.


Fashion and textiles’ computer-aided design facility                 Furniture workshop
RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textiles’ newly refurbished             RMIT’s School of Design TAFE furniture workshop is a dedicated
computer-aided design (CAD) facility offers students the latest      teaching facility with a huge array of equipment within a simulated
in CAD software in a state-of-the-art environment. Software          workshop environment. Basically, it is two workshops in one.
includes Apparel 21, AutoCAD2008, Gerber, Lectra, DesignaKnit        Workshop one is equipped with the traditional basic static wood
and Scotweave, in addition to generic Adobe Creative Suite           working machines from docking saws, rip saws, dimension saws
and Microsoft Windows applications. The space also provides          and band saws, to planing machines, moulding machines, drills
a dedicated quality print facility.                                  and sanders. Workshop two is focused on the newer breed of
Fine art facilities                                                  technology: numerical-controlled panel saws, edge-banding
                                                                     machine and a five-axis flat bed computer numeric-controlled
The Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) facilities offer students access to   machining centre suited to batch of one or nested base
traditional and contemporary technology and equipment. Highly        manufacture. The workshop is at industry standard, so when you
specialised digital equipment for photography, video and sound       enter the workforce, you will be ready and skilled to use all of the
coexist with specialised studio spaces and advanced gold and         equipment available.
silversmithing workshops.
                                                                     International Centre of Graphic Technology
All this encourages the development of sophisticated production
skills and artistic strategies, and new technology is critically     The International Centre of Graphic Technology (ICGT) offers
engaged and evaluated in the investigation of the conceptual,        state-of-the-art printing facilities at the Brunswick campus. The
technical and ideological foundations of art practice.               ICGT is a fully-simulated printing environment offering the latest
                                                                     technologies from Canon, Fuji Xerox, Konica Minolta, Océ and
                                                                     Indigo. Students also have access to several Mac labs for graphic
                                                                     design work and graphic pre-press, using software such as the
                                                                     Adobe Creative Suite.




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           gloBal
           connections

                                                        ‘i loved my time on exchange, it was an amazing study and career
                                                        experience.’
                                                        georgia won a scholarship to study abroad at the amsterdam Fashion institute
                                                        (amFi). while studying at amFi georgia won a competition to design jeans with
                                                        the europe-based label we. her vintage jean collection sold out in just one week
                                                        in the netherlands, Belgium, germany, France, luxembourg and switzerland.
                                                        Georgia Havekotte
                                                        Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion Technology)



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      Your global passport                              Your RMIT ticket to the world                                   International recognition
      Get an international edge:                        Experience a life-changing adventure and                        Many RMIT programs are recognised
      » semester exchanges                              enhance your career prospects at the                            internationally. Recognition can include:
                                                        same time!                                                      » full accreditation
      » group study tours
                                                        » Study one or two semesters overseas.                          » membership of overseas professional
      » international work placements
                                                        » Choose from over 100 RMIT partner                               associations
      » research projects.
                                                          institutions or RMIT Vietnam.                                 » membership of Australian associations
      RMIT’s International Industry Experience
                                                        » Choose a shorter ‘study tour’ option.                           that have reciprocal membership
      and Research Program (RIIERP) offers
                                                        » Take up an international work placement                         arrangements with overseas bodies.
      students from all disciplines the opportunity
      to work overseas with global best practice          and gain hands-on work experience.
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scholarships                                                          taFe
                                                                      enrolment

Scholarships at RMIT: a world of possibilities                        The structure of a TAFE qualification is pre-determined by the
Commencing and current students are strongly encouraged to            relevant industry training package. How you progress through
apply for an RMIT scholarship.                                        the qualification levels in a training package, combined with your
                                                                      eligibility for a government-subsidised place, will determine the
Each year RMIT awards millions of dollars in scholarships to
                                                                      tuition fees that you will pay.
thousands of RMIT students across all TAFE, university and
postgraduate program areas.                                           For the following programs, you will be admitted into the highest
                                                                      qualification level and can choose to exit with a lower listed
RMIT scholarships recognise academic achievement, leadership
                                                                      qualification upon the successful completion of the required
and community skills. RMIT also offers Equity and Aboriginal and
                                                                      courses (subjects). Your eligibility for a government-subsidised
Torres Strait Islander scholarships to assist students from a range
                                                                      place will be assessed at the highest entry point and this will
of backgrounds to achieve their study ambitions.
                                                                      determine the fees you will pay:
Scholarships for academic achievement
                                                                      » Furniture design and technology (page 22)
If you achieve outstanding VCE (or equivalent) results, there are     » Textile design and development (page 32).
many opportunities to have your talents rewarded at RMIT.
                                                                      For the following programs, you will be admitted into the lowest
Leadership scholarships                                               level in the training package and upon successful completion
Leadership and community involvement scholarships provide             of each qualification level you can apply to commence the next
assistance in the education of young people with outstanding          qualification level in the training package. Each qualification
leadership potential. These scholarships target students with         level is classed as a new enrolment in a new program and your
a passion for study and a commitment to contributing to their         eligibility for a government-subsidised place will be assessed prior
community.                                                            to enrolling in each program. This will determine the fees you will
                                                                      pay. Most students will commence at the lowest qualification level,
Equity scholarships
                                                                      however you may be able to commence at a higher qualification
Equity scholarships are available to assist students from             level, subject to recognition of prior learning:
disadvantaged backgrounds.                                            »   Graphic design (page 8)
Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students       »   Interactive digital media/Screen and media (page 4)
RMIT is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait          »   Photoimaging (page 26)
Islander students to engage in study through financial support.       »   Printing and graphic arts (multimedia) (page 28)
Research scholarships                                                 »   Visual arts and contemporary craft (page 35).

RMIT has various scholarships to assist you with your academic        More information about TAFE tuition fees is available in
and career goals.                                                     Money matters on page 40.

Further information on these and many more scholarships is                more degree and taFe study options
available on our website: www.rmit.edu.au/scholarships
                                                                          The following brochures are also available:
                                                                          » Apprenticeship and            » Engineering
                                                                            traineeship                   » Environment and planning
                                                                          » Architecture and building     » Health and
                                                                          » Business                        medical sciences
                                                                          » Community services and        » Justice and legal
                                                                            social sciences               » Media and
                                                                          » Computing and                   communications
                                                                            information technology        » Science
                                                                          » Education and training
                                                                          Order more brochures online at
                                                                          www.rmit.edu.au/programs/publications .
                                                                          Alternatively, speak to a customer service consultant
                                                                          at RMIT’s Info Corner. Tel. + 61 3 9925 2260,
                                                                          email study@rmit.edu.au , or drop into Info Corner at
                                                                          330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe St), Melbourne.




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     money
     matters

     TAFE programs                                                          Associate degree and degree programs
     At TAFE you may be offered a state government-subsidised               If you are applying for an associate degree or degree program
     place or a full-fee place.                                             you may be offered a Commonwealth-supported place (CSP).
     State government-subsidised places                                     Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
     You are eligible for a government-subsidised place if you are:         A CSP is jointly funded by you and the Commonwealth
     » an Australian citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, a           Government. Some Commonwealth supported students may
       Special Category Visa holder (sub-class 444, New Zealand             be eligible for HECS HELP. The amount to be paid is defined
       citizen), or an East Timorese asylum seeker                          by Student Contribution ‘bands’. In 2011, the following student
     and any of the following:                                              contributions for a standard, annual, full-time load applied:
     » under 20 years of age on 1 January in the year you start studying     Student contribution band                            Maximum student
     » enrolling in a Foundation Skills qualification (as categorised                                                             contribution for a
       by Skills Victoria)                                                                                                        place in 2011
     » enrolling in a qualification that is accredited at a higher level     Band—national priorities:                                              $4355
       than the qualifications you already hold                              mathematics, statistics, science
     » a Victorian apprentice commencing in 2011.                            Band 1: humanities, behavioural                                        $5442
     TAFE tuition fees are determined by the level of the qualification      science (including clinical psychology),
     and in 2011 they were categorised as follows:                           social studies, foreign languages, visual
        Skills Creation: certificate I and II                                and performing arts, education, nursing

        $1.51 per student contact hour                                       Band 2: computing, built environment,                                  $7756
        with a minimum fee $105 and a maximum fee $875 p.a.                  health (allied health and other health),
                                                                             engineering, surveying, agriculture
        Skills Building: certificate III and IV
                                                                             Band 3: law, dentistry, medicine,                                      $9080
        $1.84 per student contact hour                                       veterinary science, accounting,
        with a minimum fee $188 and a maximum fee $1250 p.a.                 administration, economics, commerce
        Skills Deepening: diploma and advanced diploma
                                                                            More information
         $3.79 per student contact hour
         with a minimum fee $375 and a maximum $2000 p.a.                   For information on Commonwealth supported places and HECS
                                                                            HELP please visit the Australian Government Department of
     For information about the TAFE program level you will be enrolled
                                                                            Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website at
     in and how this will affect your eligibility for a government-
     subsidised place and the tuition fees that you will pay, please        www.goingtouni.gov.au .
     refer to www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/tafe/eligibility.              Australian students may be eligible to apply for income tax
                                                                            deductions relating to the education expenses that are linked
     Full-fee places
                                                                            to their employment. Students should check with an accredited
     If you do not meet the criteria listed above then you will be          taxation accountant/consultant as to their eligibility for possible
     offered a full-fee place (FFP). FFP students are required to pay the   deductions. The Australian Taxation Office website may also
     approved tuition fee for their program. FFP fees vary according        be useful www.ato.gov.au .
     to each program. A full list of fees for TAFE programs is available
     online at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/tafe/fullfee.                  Material fees (TAFE and degree)
     Financial assistance                                                   Material fees are charged by RMIT for goods and services
                                                                            associated with your study such as field trips or lecture notes,
     Financial assistance may be available to eligible students
                                                                            reading material or course readers and laboratory or workshop
     through the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which is a government
                                                                            equipment that is consumed by you or may become your own
     loans scheme to assist students to pay their tuition fees.
                                                                            property after you have completed the course. These fees are
     For information visit www.deewr.gov.au/vetfeehelp .
                                                                            not compulsory and you can choose to purchase these items
     TAFE fee concession                                                    independently.
     If you are a Victorian Government-funded student with a
                                                                             Please note: fees indicated relate to 2011 and should be used as a guide only.
     Health Care Card or receive government benefits through
                                                                             RMIT reserves the right to adjust fees for full-fee places on an annual basis.
     Centrelink you may be entitled to a concession on your tuition
     fees, which in most cases is equivalent to the minimum fee
     for the qualification level. For information visit
     www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/tafe/concession .


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How to
apply

Before applying for a program at RMIT, check the mode of application
and the extra requirements in this brochure, the VTAC Guide or at
www.rmit.edu.au/programs .

 How to apply by program type                                                   Semester 1 intake                              Semester 2 intake (if offered)
 Degrees and associate degrees (not including honours)                          VTAC application                               Direct application
 Certificate IV, diploma, advanced diploma (full-time)                          VTAC application                               Direct application
 Certificate IV, diploma, advanced diploma (part-time)                          VTAC application                               Direct application
 Certificate III and lower*                                                     RMIT school-based application                  RMIT school-based application
 Apprenticeships and traineeships                                               RMIT school-based application                  RMIT school-based application
 * Some certificate III and lower programs are administered by direct application. Please visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs for more information.

V   VTAC application                                                                     X   Extra requirements
To apply for the following RMIT programs for Semester 1 2012, you need                  Many programs at RMIT have extra requirements as part of their selection
to apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC):                       process such as:
» degree programs—full-time and part-time                                               » an interview
» certificate and diploma programs—full-time and part-time.                             » a test
For more detailed information about the VTAC application process,                       » a folio
entrance requirements and application dates go to www.vtac.edu.au .                     » completion of additional supplementary forms.
D   Direct application                                                                  It is very important that you carefully read any extra requirements listed
                                                                                        under programs in the current VTAC Guide or in RMIT program brochures.
To apply for one of the following programs submit a direct application at
                                                                                        Failure to comply with these requirements by the date specified will
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply:
                                                                                        jeopardise entry into a program.
    TAFE         » VCE and VCAL                                                         RMIT supplementary forms are available at
                                                                                        www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/forms .
                 » full-time and part-time TAFE programs
                   not offered through VTAC                                             Application dates
                                                                                        Key application dates are as follows:
    Degree       » new degrees not offered through VTAC                                 1 May            Midyear intake applications open
                 » distance education degree program                                    31 May           Closing date for direct applications—midyear (timely)
                                                                                        1 August         VTAC applications open
    Midyear      » all midyear applications                                             14 August        Direct applications for degree and diploma programs
                                                                                                         open (Semester 1 2012 intake)
S   RMIT school-based application                                                       30 September Closing date for VTAC applications (timely)
A number of TAFE certificate I, II, III and a limited number of certificate IV          11 October       Closing date for VTAC SEAS and Direct ACESS
programs accept applications directly to the relevant RMIT school.                                       applications
Information on where to obtain and lodge an application can be found                    31 October       Closing date for direct applications—selected TAFE
on the program information web page at www.rmit.edu.au/programs,                                         programs
by contacting Info Corner, or by contacting the relevant RMIT school at
                                                                                        10 November Closing date for direct applications—postgraduate and
www.rmit.edu.au/schools .
                                                                                                         honours (timely)
Midyear entry                                                                           11 November Closing date for VTAC applications (late)
To apply for midyear entry at RMIT you will need to apply online                        1 December       Closing date for direct applications—selected degree
at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/midyear .                                                                    and TAFE programs
Not all RMIT programs will accept applications for midyear entry.                       9 December       Closing date for VTAC applications (very late)
A list of programs accepting midyear applications is published                          International/non-resident of Australia
in May at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/midyear .
                                                                                        Applicants who are not Australian or New Zealand citizens, permanent
Entrance requirements                                                                   residents of Australia or holders of a Permanent Humanitarian or
RMIT has general requirements of entry which applicants are required                    Temporary Protection Visa should apply through RMIT International
to meet in order to demonstrate their capacity to successfully complete                 Services (unless currently studying Year 12 in Victoria—VCE or the
an RMIT program. The general requirements of entry for undergraduate                    International Baccalaureate).
programs can be found at www.rmit.edu.au/policies/students/selection .                  For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international .

                                                                                        More information
                                                                                        For more information about RMIT programs and application procedures
                                                                                        go to www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply
                                                                                        or contact Info Corner at 330 Swanston Street, Melbourne,
                                                                                        tel. +61 3 9925 2260 or email study@rmit.edu.au .


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rMiT University
info Corner
330 Swanston Street (cnr la Trobe Street)
Melbourne ViC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
Email: study@rmit.edu.au
www.rmit.edu.au




Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained
in this publication is accurate and current at the date of printing.
For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the RMIT
University web site before lodging your application.
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