Course Title: Product Ranging

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Product Ranging

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
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 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Katrina Rose

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9138

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: E-mail for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will learn the elements and principles of design and trend forecasting and the impact on process fashion design construction.  You will analyse the needs of consumers in a given market, interpret mood, colour, fabric and trims to develop your design concepts and recommendations for fashion product.

You will be given opportunities to work collaboratively in groups to create product designs with an awareness of cost requirements.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

2.A broad theoretical and technological knowledge of current business and professional practices leading to marketing and merchandising fashion products both locally and globally.

3.Investigate, analyse and interpret trends on design, materials and trims in fashion and related industry either locally or globally.

4.Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in your study to demonstrate personal and professional attributes to be work ready.

8.Gather, analyse and interpret data to develop fashion and related products and present to peers or potential clients.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explore past fashion influences and their application on contemporary fashion garments
  2. Apply key principles of design and illustration to fashion production
  3. Explore contemporary fashion trends to create mood boards
  4. Work in teams to present design concepts

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities including lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, individual and group activities and presentations.

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.

The University Library has extensive resources for Merchandising students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Library Guides.

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.

Watch this short video on Getting started with fashion and textiles library resources

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.  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 the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment policies and procedures.





Fashion Fundamentals (20%)


1, 2 

Week 5 

Trends (25%)


2, 3, 4 

Week 9 

Design & Present Concepts (45%) 


2, 4 

Week 17 

Photoshop Mood Board – PR CAD (10%)