Course Title: Fashion Illustration and Information Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Illustration and Information Systems

Credit Points: 12.00


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Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


350H Fashion & Textiles


Viet3 2012,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020

Course Coordinator: Grant Emerson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9149

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 512.01.10

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Information and technology skills in and knowledge of illustration and information systems are required to deal with the increasingly complex demands of the contemporary global fashion market. This course introduces you to a range of computer software used for design and business purposes. You will begin to develop the skills and knowledge to use a range of digital design tools as well as specific software for business and information systems. You will apply these tools to produce designs, drawings and proposals to present to peers and/or client(s).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

a)  Lead and manage own work and other team members or individuals within a fashion and textiles enterprise.

b)  Problem solve effectively in a fashion and textiles enterprise.

c)  Apply analytical decision making techniques in a fashion and textiles environment.

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

a)  Select and apply industry standard software to create technically accurate fashion illustrations and images used in presentations.

b)  Design, develop and generate digital product designs and drawings for use in peer and client presentations.

c)  Create presentations in diverse contexts using appropriate orientation and resolution suitable for printing and screen based output.

Overview of Learning Activities

The main learning activities in this course include: workshops, tutorials and case studies.

You will participate in workshops using computer software to create technical fashion illustrations, designs and images and conduct research outside of the classroom to prepare for the workshop activities.

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 Librarians.

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 tests, case studies and assignments. 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 director or 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: