Course Title: Fashion Design Professional Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Professional Practice 2

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012


City Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Sang Thai

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2983

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.03.008

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course GRAP2671 Fashion Design Professional Practice 1 before you commence this course.

Course Description

In this course you will learn the fundamental principles of entrepreneurial fashion practice. Through a guest lecture series you will hear from industry practitioners about business planning and management, branding, marketing and sales strategies.
Projects will involve independent research to critique current industry issues and a simulated WIL project to develop your innovative entrepreneurial capabilities and to foster positive collaborative working relationships between you and your peers.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
1. Operate professionally critically, and ethically in local and /or global practice within fashion design or across design boundaries
2.Gain insight into your own creativity, and develop efficient work practices to allow you to plan, produce and deliver fashion projects either as an independent design practitioner or in a team environment within a small, medium or large organization
3. Apply conceptual, critical and creative thinking that addresses relevant issues and informs imaginative and innovative design proposals, so you can make advanced decisions independently with clarity and maturity
5. Reflect upon and assess the global context of the fashion system, so as to apply your advanced skills for life-long learning and enable you to confidently contribute to an industry that is always evolving
6. Engage in research within the broader context of design, utilising digital and information systems, discipline specific discourse, conceptual frame- works, evaluation of relevant issues and with reference to the work of others in the field

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

  • critically evaluate various approaches to entrepreneurial fashion practice
  • demonstrate a creative, innovative approach to business development for a defined fashion market
  • articulate an informed, critical perspective on current issues impacting the commercial fashion industry
  • produce written, verbal and visual presentation material appropriate to professional business situations
  • operate productively and ethically within individual and collaborative project

Overview of Learning Activities

This course provides you with a diverse range of learning experiences, including: self-directed research, analysis, reflection, discussion, and peer and industry interactions.
You will engage in various modes of research and methods of communicating findings and will work individually and within a team.
You will articulate your learning through a mix of written, oral and creative projects in a variety of mediums.
Lectures, studio workshops, excursions, collaborative projects and interactive class activities provide the platform for information sharing and learning.

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.

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 Gwen Scott (City)

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.  Feedback will be given on all assessment 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 principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: