Course Title: Fashion Show Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Show Design

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Mrs Chantal McDonald

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3964

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B008 F12 R006

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course requires you to work collaboratively as a team to produce public facing fashion shows and events for graduating fashion design students. You will advance your skills in project management, budgeting, resourcing, creative direction and production towards fashion shows and events.

You will learn to brief, manage and direct collaborations with industry specialists for all aspects in producing fashion performances, shows and events as well as resourcing and budgeting of your show or event. 

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. See the WAM information web page for more information.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

As this is a program option course, only Course Learning Outcomes are applicable.

Course Learning Outcomes 

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

CLO1: Work effectively and efficiently in a team in managing and directing a project.

CLO2: Manage budgets as well as approaches to resourcing sponsorship.

CLO3: Apply creative direction skills in working with industry collaborators.

CLO4: Plan and produce a fashion presentation.

CLO5: Pitch and communicate a fashion presentation to an external panel.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities promote your ability to explore design, investigate, analyse and understand fashion practice and strategies for its public communication. 

You will work with industry practitioners and specialists to learn professional practice methods in briefing, directing and managing industry suppliers in the production of fashion shows and events. You will therefore refine your professional communication skills in preparing briefs for suppliers/agencies, use of spreadsheets to prepare budgets and manage funds, work with external collaborators and professional parties to develop a fashion event/ show.

In addition you will work on a WIL project where as a team you will collaborate to produce a pitch for a public facing fashion show for graduating students.

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.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students. 

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles Subject Guides for more information. 

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome. They are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: Fashion Show/ Event Creative Direction Brief, 25%
CLOs: 1, 3

Assessment Task 2: Fashion Show/ Event Pitch, 50%
CLOs: 2, 4 

Assessment Task 3: Fashion Show/Event Pitch Presentation, 25%
CLOs: 3, 4, 5

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

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