Course Title: IT Fashion Illustration and Information Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: IT Fashion Illustration and Information Systems

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)


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


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021


Brunswick Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Paul Castro Alvarez

Course Coordinator Phone: +613 9925 9234

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: E-mail for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces you to a range of computer software used for fashion design and fashion design presentations. You will learn to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to produce designs, develop creative concepts and proposals to present to peers and to potential clients.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes:

6.Demonstrate critical thinking and innovation when identifying and responding to problems in diverse context within the fashion and textiles industry.

7.Work with others in a range of roles and context, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness.

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

1. Use industry standard design software, Illustrator and Photoshop, to create technically accurate fashion illustrations and images
2. Create and apply swatches and brushes to augment technical drawings
3. Digitally manipulate bitmap images for mood board presentations
4. Create presentations using appropriate orientation and resolution suitable for printing and screen-based output.

Overview of Learning Activities

The Brunswick campus has computer facilities for you to use, consisting of the computer software and hardware required for this course. Printers and scanners are also available.

Your learning will take place in a computer laboratory. You will be taught the foundations of the operational use of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as it is applied in the fashion environment. The course consists of weekly tasks in the form of exercises. Each week builds on the previous weeks knowledge and is supported by videos and textbook resources targeted to the course content. The images and computer files required for the course are available on the computer network for your use.

You will have available access to facilities for the storage of your files created during the participation of this course. You will learn how to maintain and manage both internal and external file storage systems. RMIT has a computer network that allows you to access these resources if you are located off campus.

RMIT also has access to many data bases that will support your activities during this course from video tutorials to high quality images. These resources are available for you to download and view to enhance your understanding of the concepts covered in this course.

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.

Assessment of this course will test your knowledge and operational understanding of the software. Ongoing feedback will be provided to enable you to monitor your own performance including detailed feedback on assessed tasks.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment policies and procedures.

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

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.

Assessment Task            Course Learning Outcome  Grade %
Draw Basic Garments & Illustrator Test  CLO 1  40% 
Modify and Render Basic Garments  CLO 1,2    40%
'Me' Style Moodboard CLO 3,4 20%