Course Title: Fashion Design Influences

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Influences

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 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


Brunswick Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023

Course Coordinator: Betty Kanzurovski

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99259232

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 513.03.01

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You need to have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course GRAP2468 Fashion Design Concepts before you commence this course.

Course Description

In this course you will learn how to use contemporary trend and historical reference as a starting point to produce an original creative response and commercial collection. Using your journal to record your ideas and design development. You will create fashion boards, illustrations and detailed technical drawings and apply these to a design brief in answer to a specific market and consumer trend.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

1. Apply and creatively adapt a body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in fashion design and technology to your practice or future study
2. Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a team environment relevant to fashion practice
3. 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. Apply the theoretical and practical skills specific to the fashion design development process to meet criteria of a fashion design brief or to solve a fashion problem
2. Analyse and evaluate the effect of economic, social and political influences on fashion development
3. Investigate construction techniques and influential designers and the implications fashion design cycles
4. Investigate and evaluate a diverse range of materials to determine appropriateness for designs and industry requirements
5. Select, rationalise and apply technology and materials in your fashion design projects.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of class activities such as theoretical and practical activities, group and class discussion, group activities/projects as well as online and self-directed learning.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources, fashion design software 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.

You will have access to a simulated design workroom equipped with lightboxes, drawing paper and facilities such as computer laboratories as required.

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


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 will include reports, development of a portfolio, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover theoretical and practical components of developing fashion design concepts. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

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

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assessment’ at: student-essentials/assessment-and-exams

A Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.Students/support-and-facilities

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more:


Assessment Type Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) related assessments Assessment
1. Industry Collaboration CLO 1,3,4,5 40%
2. Runway to Ready to Wear  CLO 1,2,3,4,5 35%
3. Look Book  CLO 1,4 25%