Course Title: Fashion Forecasting and Analytics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Forecasting and Analytics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Luise Adams

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9148

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will develop and apply your skills and knowledge of theoretical methods and practical applications of trend forecasting to research and analyse trends that influence fashion and textiles products for the industry and end consumers.

You will investigate the specialised study and knowledge based application of micro environments, global, social and cultural issues and their impact on consumer behaviour.

You will incorporate strategic decision making in recognizing the patterns, cycles and dissemination of information.

Your investigation will determine a framework to specifically apply creative and analytical skills in the trend forecasting process.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

CLO 1: Investigate emergent global issues and adapt strategic responses that influence trends and patterns within the fashion and textiles industry.

CLO 2: Determine research methodologies to capture and analyse data to forecast fashion and textile future trends.

CLO 3: Communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to the fashion industry and a wider global audience.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course consists of lectorial blended learning, hybrid mini lecture/tutorial mode Lectorials underpin a student-centred learning philosophy.

As part of the course program you will be engaged in workshops, interactive class activities, group discussions and class presentations.

Your scholarship will focus on specific fashion industry research topics derived from industry, community organisations at a local and global level.  Reviewing current literature will enable completion of set tasks. Resources and online materials will be included to facilitate learning.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

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 1: Trend Data Capture (30%) (CLO 1)

Assessment 2: Trend Data Analysis (30%) (CLO 2)


Assessment 3: Final Trend Report & Poster (40%) (CLO 3)


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

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