BP326 - Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles (Sustainable Innovation)

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Plan: BP326 - Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles (Sustainable Innovation)
Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

In this program, your learning environment involves a range of experiences and approaches, including face-to-face studios, collaborative workshops, online forums, seminars, presentations, group discussions, individual consultations and field trips. These experiences may involve collaboration with peers, either from within your discipline, or through cross-disciplinary collaboration, and with local or international participants. Projects (assignments) will challenge you to: document and analyse case study scenarios, generate innovative solutions to specific problems and apply theory to real world scenarios. Developing innovative concepts, prototyping and research will form the basis of your projects. This will be an opportunity for you to research and analyse an issue, and apply the knowledge and skills you are developing.

Assessment throughout the program is an important part of your learning experience. Feedback from assessment will give you the opportunity to reflect upon your capabilities and identify opportunities for further learning. As a part of your program you will also participate in regular formative feedback sessions (not graded) to assist you to map your progress and to test, analyse and critique ideas. Examples of specific assessment tasks are included in the relevant Course Guides and may include:

  • Projects with Industry or Community organisations and groups
  • Assignments working independently, in teams, and online
  • Presentations
  • Research projects
  • Technical folios and reports
  • Prototypes
  • Written essays and reports
  • Reflection and self-evaluation
  • Peer or industry review

Wherever possible, project proposals and presentations will relate to industry specific issues and/or theoretical constructs impacting on the fashion and textiles sector and may involve making contact with industry practitioners regarding contemporary issues.

If you have a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition or are the primary carer of individuals with a disability it is possible to have adjustments arranged and negotiated to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Inherent Requirements

The following information on inherent requirements outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional placement and on-campus learning activities. The non-academic abilities listed are provided for information only and are not entry requirements. If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities.

Please contact the Equitable Learning Services to discuss any adjustments you may require. Please read the full list of the BP326 Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles (Sustainable Innovation) program inherent requirements here.

By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can:

  • understand more about the program
  • determine if you may need support during your studies
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you

If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies. To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service. The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in on-campus learning and professional experience settings.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • Undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice
  • Interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities
  • Complete these activities in real work contexts or situations

These interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning. Any or all aspects of a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience may be simulated in a workplace environment.

The Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles (Sustainable Innovation) program has strong relationships across a range of industry related disciplines and community partners. Throughout the program, you will engage with industry stakeholders in a variety of ways, work with industry partners and explore different discipline contexts. Your WIL activity and engagement also occurs through the regular engagement, teaching and learning you receive from academic and professional staff members who work in industry. International and local guest practitioners and industry experts will also critique and give feedback on your work, as well as direct project briefs.

Primarily industry engagement occurs within the MANU2507 Sustainable Innovation Partnered Project. This course involves a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry partners and/or community is integral to your experience. Projects are aligned to different approaches, with an emphasis on collaboration in relation to a brief posed by an external discipline, industry or community partner.

In addition, many other core courses and program option courses include industry engagement. There is opportunity in these projects to partner with other disciplines from the School of Fashion and Textiles, and across RMIT, external industry or community partners both locally and internationally.

 

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Six (6) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Sustainable Innovation for Fashion and Textiles 12 MANU2502 Brunswick Campus
Fashion and Textiles Materials 12 GRAP2816 Brunswick Campus
Digital Communication for Sustainable Innovation 12 GRAP2809 Brunswick Campus
Fashion, Textiles, Place and Story 12 SOCU2301 Brunswick Campus
Strategies and Environments for Sustainable Innovation 12 MANU2516 Brunswick Campus
Methods for User Centred Design 12 MANU2514 Brunswick Campus
AND
Select One (1) course from the Program Option list:
AND
Select One (1) course from the Program Options OR the Fashion and Textile Minors (listed at the end of the program structure)
 
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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Fashion Ethics 12 SOCU2303 Brunswick Campus
Collaborative Engagement 12 MANU2497 Brunswick Campus
Sustainable Innovation Partnered Project 24 MANU2507 Brunswick Campus
AND
Select Two (2) courses from the Program Options list:
AND
Select One (1) course from the Program Options OR the Fashion and Textile Minors (listed at the end of the program structure)
AND
Select and complete One (1) course from:
University Elective
 
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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Sustainable Innovation Practices 12 MANU2515 Brunswick Campus
Sustainable Innovation Presentation 12 MANU2505 Brunswick Campus
Sustainable Innovation Project Launch 24 MANU2506 Brunswick Campus
AND
Select One (1) course from the Program Options list:
AND
Select Two (2) courses from the Program Options OR the Fashion and Textiles Minors (listed at the end of the program structure)
AND
Select and complete One (1) Course from:
University Elective
 
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Program Options

Program Options List

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Sustainable Materials 12 MANU2510 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Bio Design 12 MANU2496 Brunswick Campus
Material Techniques for a Circular Economy 12 MANU2503 Brunswick Campus
Digital Techniques and the Body 12 MANU2500 Brunswick Campus
Material Alchemy 12 GRAP2810 Brunswick Campus
Smart and Active Materials 12 MANU2508 Brunswick Campus
Wearable Technologies 12 MANU2512 Brunswick Campus
Sportswear Innovation 12 MANU2509 Brunswick Campus
Digital Prototyping for Fashion and Textiles 12 MANU2499 Brunswick Campus
Fashion AI 12 COSC2785 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Sustainability Compliance 12 OMGT2332 Brunswick Campus
Fashion and Textile Industry Placement 12 GRAP2683 Brunswick Campus
 
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Fashion and Textiles Minor List

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Fashion Design Minor:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Fashion Design Practice 12 GRAP2832 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Expressions 12 GRAP2821 Brunswick Campus
Fashion and Dress 12 GRAP2815 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Design Industry Techniques 12 GRAP2819 Brunswick Campus
Garment Design Industry Techniques 12 GRAP2831 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Design Reuse 12 GRAP2820 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Communication Design 12 GRAP2817 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Design Compositions and Styling 12 GRAP2826 Brunswick Campus
OR
Textile Design Minor:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Textile Design Practice 12 GRAP2858 Brunswick Campus
Digital Textile Design 12 GRAP2859 Brunswick Campus
Contemporary and Ethical Textiles 12 GRAP2860 Brunswick Campus
Knitted Textile Design 12 GRAP2861 Brunswick Campus
Woven Textile Design 12 GRAP2862 Brunswick Campus
Screen Printed Textile Design 12 GRAP2863 Brunswick Campus
Digital Printed Textile Design 12 GRAP2864 Brunswick Campus
Textile Surface Transformations 12 GRAP2865 Brunswick Campus
Textile Design Illustration 12 GRAP2866 Brunswick Campus
Knitted Textile Form 12 GRAP2867 Brunswick Campus
Textile Design, Colour and Surface 12 GRAP2868 Brunswick Campus
OR
Enterprise Minor:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Fashion Enterprise 12 BUSM4789 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Consumer Insights 12 MKTG1450 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Merchandise Management 12 MKTG1438 Brunswick Campus
Introduction to Fashion Retailing 12 MKTG1442 Brunswick Campus
Introduction to Fashion Marketing 12 MKTG1446 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Enterprise Creation 12 BUSM4795 Brunswick Campus
Fashion and Luxury Brand Management 12 MKTG1454 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Buying Strategies 12 MKTG1448 Brunswick Campus
Fashion Enterprise Global Experience 12 BUSM4793 Brunswick Campus
 

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Program transition plan

In 2022, the program structure of the Bachelor of Fashion & Textiles (Sustainable Innovation) was amended and the following changes applied:

Year 1: 
Course title change from GRAP2809 Digital Drawing and Communication for Sustainable Innovation to GRAP2809 Digital Communication for Sustainable Innovation.
Course title change from MANU2516 Fashion and Textiles Sustainable Innovation Strategies and Environments to MANU2516 Strategies and Environments for Sustainable Innovation.

Year 2:
Course title change from MANU2507 Fashion and Textiles Sustainable Innovation Partnered Project to MANU2507 Sustainable Innovation Partnered Project.

Year 3:
Course title change from MANU2515 Fashion and Textiles Sustainable Innovation Practices to MANU2515 Sustainable Innovation Practices.
Course title change from MANU2505 Fashion and Textiles Sustainable Innovation Future Practices to MANU2505 Sustainable Innovation Presentation.
Course title change from MANU2506 Fashion and Textiles Sustainable Innovation Project Launch to MANU2506 Sustainable Innovation Project Launch.

Program Options:
Course title change from MANU2496 Bio Design for Sustainable Fashion Futures to MANU2496 Fashion Bio Design.
New course offering OMGT2332 Fashion Sustainability Compliance.
New course offering GRAP2683 Fashion and Textile Industry Placement.

If you have commenced the Bachelor of Fashion & Textiles (Sustainable Innovation) program prior to 2022, you will not be disadvantaged by these changes and all approved courses undertaken prior to 2022 will contribute toward your degree. You will not incur any extra costs or be required to complete extra credit points because of these changes. Academic advice will be made available and an enrolment plan provided to you on request.

Active students who have completed courses under the previous name will not be required to complete the course again as a result of the title change.

If you are undertaking a reduced load, are on Leave of Absence (LOA), or have deferred studies, you will not be disadvantaged by the change of program structure. 
 

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