Course Title: Practice-Led Research Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Practice-Led Research Design

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2710

City Campus

Postgraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Angela Finn

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9207

Course Coordinator Email: angela.finn@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Prerequisites: None

Co-requisites: GRAP2674 Advanced Fashion Design Studio 3

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=l88bhkw27r7nz


Course Description

In this course you will extend your knowledge and skills for application in the design of context-specific proposals for fashion practice. You will explore a range of fashion relevant approaches and issues, professional and ethical applications to develop a proposal for an independent practice-led fashion project. You will critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate theoretical, socio and cultural contexts to inform your own studio practice as well as position your work within the global fashion industry.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

Research and creatively solve problems, demonstrating independent expert judgement and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice in the broader system of fashion and wider cultural contexts.

Implement design methodologies and methods to propose and execute substantial practice led projects, evaluate the outcomes and contribute to the fashion profession and the field of knowledge in the discipline.    


Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Propose contexts and methodologies specific to an independent practice-led design project
  • Research, contextualise and apply established and contemporary perspectives to your fashion practice
  • Critically analyse and discuss key characteristics and emerging issues of global fashion practice
  • Critically reflect and evaluate your creative practice and contribution to the fashion industry, making connections between academic knowledge and skills and practical applications


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will be delivered through blended learning. A series of lectures, discussion groups and tutorial sessions are supported by online resources. These activities will introduce you to the key concepts, approaches and theories related to advanced fashion practice. Your participation in critique sessions and presentations will further support your learning.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Readings and reference lists will be provided, you have access to RMIT libraries and other specialist libraries and e resources such as journals.

The University Library has extensive resources for fashion students.  The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/fashiondesigncreate. The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.    


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.