Course Title: Fashion Design and Drawing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design and Drawing

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 1 2012,
Sem 1 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


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


Brunswick Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Laura Holmes-Brown

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9317

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will be introduced  to the fundamental skills necessary to progress design ideas into fashion drawings including trade drawings. You will learn how to carry out primary research and relate this to fashion trends using a journal to record your ideas and design development. Using both manual and CAD techniques you will begin to develop an individual presentation style, appropriate for the different stages of the design process.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

1. Apply and creatively adapt a body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in fashion design and technology to your practice or future study
2. Recogize and apply relevant technologies in the fashion design and production sector of the industry
3. lnvestigate and work creatively to solve fashion design and production related problems
4. Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a team environment relevant to fashion practice.

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

1. Investigate elements and principles of design as they apply to fashion design
2. Analyse and interpret a range of international fashion trends for an Australian market
3. Interpret and create a design brief for fashion applying elements and principles design through a design processes to solve a fashion problem
4. Produce a range of drawings and two dimensional sketches of garments to identify construction features
5. Apply technical drawing skills and computer software knowledge to interpret and clarify garment design and documentation.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of class activities such as practical activities, group and class discussion, group activities/projects as well as online and self-directed learning.

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

You will have access to a simulated design workroom equipped with light boxes, drawing paper and facilities such as computer laboratories as required. You will also have access to fashion garments and garment templates for trade sketching.

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

The Library provides guides on academic referencing

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.

The assessment for this course will cover theoretical and practical components of fashion design and drawing. Assessment activities may include investigative tasks, industry projects, design and drawing tasks undertaken in the computer laboratory, class work and assignments.

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 principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assessment’ at:

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 Type Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) related assessments Assessment
1. Explore - Research and analysis for designs CLO 1,3 20%
2. Examine - Produce drawings for a small collection of coordinating outfits CLO 1,2,3,4 45%
3. Explain - Fashion Design folio and presentation  CLO 2,3,4,5 35%