Course Title: Knit Design Concepts

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Knit Design Concepts

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99259248

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 513.03.01

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses GRAP2469 Fashion Design and Drawing before you commence this course.
It is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite before enrolling in a course. For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at:;ID=twx09y07zi1c

Course Description

In this course you will increase your fashion knowledge of technical and accurate communication methods. Your personal inspiration will be used to create original design boards in answer to a fashion brief. With a focus on knitwear details such as colour, knit structures and yarn, specialised machinery will be utilised.  Using a range of creative communication methods you will demonstrate market understanding and awareness.



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
3. lnvestigate and work creatively to solve fashion design and production related problems
4. Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a team environment relevant to fashion practice
5. Identify, analyse and reflect on fashion technology in a local and/or global context.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Investigate fashion trends and evaluate how they can be used to address design briefs
• Identify and evaluate the different requirements of designing for fabrics and fully fashioned garments.
• Experiment and evaluate design concepts to meet current design briefs
• Interpret, clarify and document garment designs using technical drawing skills and computer software
• Communicate and present design concepts using a range of communication tools to a client or supervisor.

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 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 light boxes, drawing paper, yarn catalogues and facilities such as computer laboratories as required. You will also have access to fashion garments and garment templates for trade sketching.

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 design portfolios, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. You will cover theoretical and practical components of developing fashion design concepts and 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:

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

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: