Course Title: Fashion Practice Research Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Practice Research Communication

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.  

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012


City Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019


City Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr. Andrea Eckersley

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 9113

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B08 F12 R006

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment, Mon-Fri 9-5

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2652 Fashion Practice Research Strategies.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.




Course Description

In this course you will refine critical skills developed in Fashion Practice Research Strategies in the gathering, synthesis, analysis, assessment and presentation of knowledge in theory and practice of fashion design, as well as its historical, social and cultural contexts. 

You will acquire advanced knowledge in how to explain, review and reflect on practice through design, research and practice modes of writing. Fashion Practice Research Communication provides the skills for you to create the design, format and expression of a research project. 

By the end of the course you will have completed a research project on a topic of your own choosing in consultation with the lecturers.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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: Initiate, develop and bring to completion a research project in fashion design, both independently and in consultation and collaboration with other researchers in the field

CLO2: Gather, analyse, assess and communicate knowledge gained through research, in a form appropriate to the nature of the research project

CLO3: Critically analyse the relationship between fashion design research and fashion design practice, and knowledge of the role and importance of ethics and responsibility to a research project

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.


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.

There are services and resources available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student website. 

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: Research Project Outline, 1500 words and format outline, 20%
CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2:Research Project Progress and Abstract, 3000 words plus images, 10%
CLO: 2

Assessment Task 3: Research Project Communication, 5000 words plus images, 70%
CLO: 1, 2, 3


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

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