Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

RMIT University, officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, is a public research university in Melbourne, Australia.

RMIT is a global leader in art and photography. Choose from a wide range of courses across visual art, fine art and photography, and learn about artforms and their techniques as you develop your practice in our purpose-built studios. The 2021 QS World University Rankings placed RMIT as #1 Art and Design university in the Asia-Pacific region and #15 Art and Design university in the world!

At-A-Glance

What
Global Exchange School
Where
  • Melbourne, Australia
When

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

February — June

Fall Semester

July — November

Who
Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Photography
  • Textiles
Links

Exchange Website
University Website
Fact Sheet
Exchange Courses
Important Dates
Housing Information

Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • English

Full English instruction

About RMIT

Course Selection

Architecture

All approved Exchange Architecture Design students will have a set Study Plan identified by the School comprising of one Studio (24 credit points) and two electives (2 X 12 credit points). Please ensure that a portfolio is submitted with the application. The portfolio needs to show your technical skills. For students at Masters level, you will also need to show competency in rhino.

The selected courses for Master level are:

  • ARCH1338 Architecture Design Elective 1
  • ARCH1339 Architecture Design Elective 2
  • ARCH1330 Architecture Design Studio 7
  • The selected courses for Bachelor level are:
  • ARCH1491 Architecture Design Elective 1
  • ARCH1492 Architecture Design Elective 2
  • ARCH1004 Architecture Design Studio 5

Architecture Design courses are not available to Study Abroad students. We recommend Study Abroad students explore the courses available in other areas such as Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Interior and Industrial Design.

Interior Design

    The 3 courses available for Interior Design at Bachelor level, which can be undertaken individually or as a set study plan, are:

    • ARCH1289 Interior Design Specialisation 1
    • ARCH1290 Interior Design Specialisation 2
    • ARCH1109 Interior Design Studio 4

    The School of Interior Design strongly recommend students who are interested in Interior Design to undertake the above Study Plan comprising of one Studio (24 credit points) and two Design Specialisations (2 X 12 credit points). You will have the opportunity to choose from 8 design studios and from 10 Design specialisations. Please ensure that a portfolio of 10-15 pieces of work is submitted with the application.

    Media and Communication

      Courses from the School of Media and Communication are strictly open to students with a background in a Media and Communication-related discipline (major or minor) at their home university.

      Design

        Courses from the School of Design are strictly open to students with a background in a Design-related discipline (major or minor) at their home university.

        Fashion

          Courses from the Fashion area are strictly open to students with a background in a Fashion-related discipline (major or minor) at their home university.

          Apply for Global Exchange & AICAD

          The entire application process will be completed using an online application portal. Apply the semester before you plan to attend.

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          Have questions? The RISD Global team is available to meet for a 1:1 advising session. We can give you more information about your study options, help you figure out which program makes sense for you, and assist you with the application process.

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