Course Title: Fashion Show Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Show Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Chantal Kirby and Blake Barns

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3964 / +61 3 9925 3892

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 individually and collaboratively as a group to explore and produce propositions for what a fashion show could be. You will advance your skills in developing the creative direction and management of fashion shows and events.

You will learn to brief, manage and direct collaborations with peers and industry specialists. In addition, this course includes a 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 both individually and in a team in managing and directing a project.

CLO2: Apply creative direction and management skills in working with peers and industry collaborators.

CLO3: Plan and produce a fashion presentation.

CLO4: Advance your fashion show design techniques and thinking to produce and present 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 and unpack approaches for the design and production of the fashion show. You will refine your professional communication skills in preparing creative and organisational briefs to work with your peers, external collaborators and professional parties to develop a fashion show/ performance.

You will work individually and within a team to produce a suite of fashion show concepts. You will allocate roles in the team as well as cover all areas of professional practice such as development of briefs, mood boards, styling, casting and location sourcing. This will include research and references, timeline/plan, a summary statement, and any other relevant planning that you can put into action to realise your direction for your show. This will help you develop briefs for planning for a fashion show  in industry contexts.


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/ PERFORMANCE EXPLORATION - Fashion show/performance exercises folio (25%)
CLOs: 1, 3

Assessment Task 2: FASHION SHOW/ PERFORMANCE PROPOSAL - In class presentation and digital submission (25%)
CLOs: 2, 3 

Assessment Task 3: FASHION SHOW/ PERFORMANCE PRESENTATION - Presentation and digital submission (50%)
CLOs: 1, 2, 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 Equity Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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