Bachelor of Design Studies

Call for applications for the October 2019 intake

No artistic skills or design certificate required

Multidisciplinary program with five design streams

Modern design thinking and practical curriculum

Exchange study overseas while retaining Vietnamese tuition fees

Two scholarships in Hanoi worth 50% of the tuition fee

1. Program structure

Year 1: Foundation year in design education

Study design thinking, plus theory and practical design skills

Year 2: Specialisation and experimentation

Choose to specialise in two of the following streams:

Graphics & visual communication

Illustration & digital imaging

3D concepts in interiors and exteriors

Fashion design

Year 3: Studio V and internship

Build an impressive portfolio work by taking part in a Studio V project of work and getting industry experience through an internship placement.

2. Exchange study overseas while retaining Vietnamese tuition fees

Cross-campus study to Melbourne

Study overseas at one of our 200+ partner universities


School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Parsons New school of Design


University of the Arts London


Paris College of Art


Zurich University of the Arts


Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design

3. Meet our academics

David Moore

MA & M(Res) (Film and Television)

Rachel Jahja

MA (Design), PhD Candidate

Andrew Stiff

MSc., PhD Candidate


Entry requirements


  • High school graduation diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12


  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5+ (no band below 6.0); or

  • TOEFL iBT 79+ (with minimum score of 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing); or

  • Successfully complete RMIT English Advanced

Explore scholarship opportunities

Creative scholarships

Number of scholarships


for Hanoi City campus



of tuition fees


  • Meet the entry requirements of RMIT University Vietnam

  • Submit a digital creative portfolio to demonstrate your skills, interests and strengths in producing creative design or digital media content