9 December 2015
RMIT has been named in the top ten in an international ranking of the world's best fashion schools.
A study by the British-based fashion website, Business of Fashion, has examined both undergraduate and postgraduate programs of universities and institutions across the globe.
RMIT was the only Australian institution to make the list.
Graduates of RMIT's School of Fashion and Textiles include Helen
O'Connor – designer behind leading label Thurley, and Tony Maticevski,
who went on to work with Donna Karen after graduation before launching
his label in 1999.
The rankings were based on data collected directly from fashion schools in 11 countries. The study included a survey of more than 4,000 fashion students and alumni, and a reputational survey of 88 HR professionals and fashion influencers.
RMIT's postgraduate programs were ranked sixth and the undergraduate programs were ranked ninth.
Three major indicators of quality were used to make the assessments. These were global influence, learning experience and long-term value.
This major recognition builds upon the State's reputation as a world leader in the field of fashion and design.