Course Title: Fashion Project - Concept

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Project - Concept

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Gareth Kershaw

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99259255

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.01.01

Course Coordinator Availability: email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Fashion Project Concept will enable you to engage in a series of  self-directed projects that will inform your final creative output in Fashion Project Collection in your second semester.

This course is designed to commence the capstone experience and enables you to synthesise and integrate the conceptual knowledge, your application of your creative aesthetic using digital technology in the conceptualisation of your creative practice.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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


  • Problem solve effectively in a fashion and textiles enterprise within the area of industry relevant fashion design, technology and product development.
  • Demonstrate analytical decision making techniques in a fashion environment.
  • Apply logical and critical thinking in resolving a range of applied design and technology issues in a fashion context.

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

  • Undertake investigations and research relevant to a project proposal.
  • Analyse and apply project findings to your creative work.
  • Articulate the project findings to peers and industry stakeholders.
  • Document your creative output in a professional manner.

Overview of Learning Activities

The project will require you to link theory with practice as you begin to conceptualise your ideas in relation to your creative aesthetic and brand development.

You will begin the development of a series of garments or fashion related products that will be documented each week in a journal.


You will produce toiles/ samples of your ideas that will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of the design process in order to create innovative fashion that is commercially viable and technologically relevant.

The course is delivered in a combination of tutorials and studio workshops.

This course may include lectures from industry guest speakers.


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 [discipline] students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic 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.

Assessment may include:

Task 1: (30%) Transitioning Activity.

CLO: 1


Task 2: (30%) Studio Prototypes Project 1&2

CLO: 2


Task 3:  (40%) Design Exercises & Research Presentation & Journal

CLO: 3,4


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

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures: