Course Title: Fashion Entrepreneurship - Major Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Entrepreneurship - Major Project

Credit Points: 24


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 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 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Caroline Tan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1302

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses GRAP2428 Advanced Case Studies for Fashion Entrepreneurship, before you commence this course.
Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite courses before enrolling in a course.
For a research Fashion Entrepreneurship –Major Project topic pre-requisites are to be agreed with the relevant research supervisor  - please contact Course Coordinator or Program Manager for academic advice.
For a range of topics assumed knowledge of marketing, marketing management and implementation is required; you could be restricted in your topic selection if you do not have this assumed knowledge.


Course Description

This elective provides you with the opportunity to work with global industry partners to investigate and analyse opportunities and challenges specific to an area of research related to fashion entrepreneurship.
You will undertake an entrepreneurial project that engages with the fashion and/or textiles industry. You will critically analyse fashion business models, supply systems and production methods. Your research, analytical, evaluative and practical skills will be significantly linked through self-directed inquiry. You will evaluate and develop solutions, presentations and concepts for specific industry projects at a professional level. You may work on projects in teams with other students and will gain experience in interacting with an external company or organisation that is related to your area of inquiry.
This course is a capstone course and aims to extend and interrogate your mastery at a high level. It is designed for you to synthesise and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate holistic achievement of program learning outcomes.
This course also integrates a work integrated learning (WIL) 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.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:
• Design and implement a major project in cooperation with others, including industry partners
• Clearly identify and evaluate the objectives, rationale and methods for conducting an entrepreneurial project
• Justify and apply appropriate research methodologies to your inquiry
• Discriminate and critically engage with the theoretical, practical and creative aspects in your inquiry to achieve set goals and outcomes
• Effectively communicate the findings and outcomes of your project to a range of stakeholders

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
• Research and creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice in fashion entrepreneurship.
• Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, at a micro and macro level, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in fashion entrepreneurship.
• Provide strategic leadership to effectively plan and manage the implementation of new directions and strategies within your professional field and environment, as well as effectively collaborate with others.
• Implement research methodologies and methods to design and execute substantial applied and research projects, evaluate the outcomes and contribute to the fashion and textiles profession and the field of knowledge in fashion entrepreneurship.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course consists of lectures and group tutorials.
This course consists of predominantly small group tutorials and individual supervision.
Tutorials will introduce key concepts and theories and provide the opportunity to be engaged in interactive class activities, group discussions and class presentations.
Field trips and online materials will be included to facilitate learning.
You will have the opportunity for ‘hands on’ engagement with the fashion and textiles industry and your learning will also be derived from your own industry research, which will include contact with external organizations.
Current reading and research will enable completion of set tasks.

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 supervisor, including books, articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes as demonstrated in a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.
Tasks may include: a minor dissertation or report, and presentations.
Formative and summative feedback will be given on all assessment tasks progressively throughout the semester.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assessment’ at: 

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 director or Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more information.