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RMIT Short Courses showcased at Open Day

The RMIT Short Courses marquee at Open Day.

RMIT University recently held its annual Open Day at its three Melbourne campuses. Staff and students provided information on courses and hosted tours of new facilities. 

Event highlights included a fashion and textiles runway and screenprinting demonstration.

The RMIT Short Courses marquee provided information on hundreds of courses across art, design and architecture; building construction and planning; business; communication and digital media; computing, games and IT; education and teaching; and healthcare and biomedical science. The most common enquiries on the day were regarding the portfolio preparation courses.

RMIT University is one of the only providers of portfolio preparation courses, which help students to prepare or improve on their portfolio when applying for an arts university degree program. 

Courses are intensive and practical, designed to give students the opportunity to learn new techniques to build a successful portfolio. Along with expert guidance, students are provided an overview of the industry, the study options available and selection procedures.

The courses are aimed at high school and Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) students or anyone considering a career change or simply wanting to find out more about a career field.

Sophie Doe, who recently studied Portfolio Preparation in Interior Decoration, said the short courses helped confirm she wanted to move into interior design at RMIT.

“As a visual merchandiser with a keen interest in homewares, I was considering moving into interior design so undertook some short courses,” she said.

“They were a great stepping stone into a change of career and I am now studying a full time Interior Design Diploma at RMIT, which I am thoroughly enjoying.”

Students who subscribed to the RMIT Short Courses e-newsletter at Open Day received a 15% discount on RMIT portfolio preparation courses, with several going on to enrol.

Portfolio preparation courses and seminars are offered at RMIT in the following areas:

  • fashion
  • fine/visual arts
  • graphic design
  • interior decoration
  • product design
  • visual merchandising


Visit the Short Courses website to browse through more short courses available at RMIT or download your copy of the July to December 2016 Short Course Guide.

Interior design student Sophie Doe.