Course Title: Fashion Design Elective 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Elective 3

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012


City Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Angela Finn / Kate Sala

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9207

Course Coordinator Email: /

Course Coordinator Location: Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact via Email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Satisfactory completion of year one in the BH103 Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) Program (96 credit points).

Course Description

Fashion Design Elective 3 provides your third opportunity in the Fashion program to elect and pursue a particular disciplinary specialisation so as to develop a range of capabilities that you see as an important extension to the capabilities and learning experiences gained through core courses.
A variety of elective units are offered for you to choose from four key program streams: Technology, Communications, Design Projects and Design Studies.
Elective offerings range from specialised tutorials on specific industry practices & technologies, to speculative design projects or design histories. The elective offering that you select to study may be vertically integrated with students from other year levels and enrolled in other Fashion Design Elective courses so that the widest diversity of offerings is possible and so that you have an opportunity to work with and learn from fellow students from other year levels and other disciplines. Selection of an elective unit is made usually the week before classes begin and the offerings will vary from semester to semester.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Fashion Design Elective courses complement the capabilities being developed in other courses in years 2 and 3 of the Bachelor of Fashion (Design)(Honours) program.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:
• demonstrate an understanding of a particular specialisation or build on existing knowledge, skills or experiences
• implement the application of your particular specialisation
• carry out research for design projects, techniques or communications relevant to fashion
• employ analytical and research expertise applicable to design studies

Overview of Learning Activities

You will encounter a diverse range of learning experiences including: project-based learning, the development of fashion design capabilities and the expansion of your experiences through self-directed research, analysis, reflection, peer interaction, discussions and presentations.
Seminars and practical design oriented workshop sessions conducted by your lecturer and industry practitioners will provide the platform for information sharing, analysis, expertise and guidance and the evaluation of projects and assessment tasks.
You may work in small groups and/or individually on learning exercises including projects, presentations and portfolio.
Given the highly participative, practical and peer to peer mode of learning it is essential for your learning that you participate in all set activities in order for you to gain sufficient knowledge and practice to successfully complete this course.
Satisfactory completion of all projects on specified dates will be necessary to meet the requirements for final assessment.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

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.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students.

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles subject guides for more information.

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.

Watch this short video on Getting started with fashion and textiles library resources

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.  You will receive regular reviews of progress during the course and obtain formative feedback on your academic progress.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to adjust aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The statement of student responsibilities summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described online at: