Course Title: Advanced IT Fashion Illustration and Information Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced IT Fashion Illustration and Information Systems

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.  

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021


Brunswick Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023

Course Coordinator: Katrina Rose

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9138

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course GRAP2448 IT Fashion Illustration and Information Systems (or equivalent) before you commence this course.

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite course before enrolling in a course.

For further information please refer to the RMIT Course Requisites policy

Course Description

This course further advances your understanding and use of the industry standard computer software used for design and presentation purposes. You will apply your skills in using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign for the fashion merchandising environment.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

6.Demonstrate critical thinking and innovation when identifying and responding to problems in diverse context within the fashion and textiles industry.

7.Work with others in a range of roles and context, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Use industry standard software- Adobe Creative Suite.

2. Produce fashion illustration demonstrating complex swatches, brushes and tonal work.

3. Produce industry standard materials for presentations.

4. Compile and export files, ready for printers.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning activities that build the foundations to understanding and applying the operational use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as it is used in the fashion environment. The course consists of weekly tasks and an overarching assignment. Each week builds on the previous weeks knowledge and is supported by videos and textbook resources targeted to the course content.

Overview of Learning Resources

The RMIT Brunswick campus has computer facilities for you to use, consisting of the computer software and hardware required for this course. Printers and scanners are also available.

RMIT also has access to many databases that will support your activities during this course from video tutorials to high-quality images. These resources are available for you to download and view to enhance your understanding of the concepts covered in this course.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson (Brunswick).


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.  Assessment may include a portfolio of class exercises, an assignment and exams. 

Ongoing feedback will be provided to enable you to monitor your own performance including detailed feedback on assessed tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principals, regulations, policies and procedures.